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Tag Archives: mucosa
How Does an Antibiotic Reduce Symptoms of IBS?
Rifaximin alters the intestinal microbiota to prevent inflammation and visceral hyperalgesia in stressed rats, according to the February issue of Gastroenterology. These findings could explain the ability of this antibiotic to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in patients. … Continue reading
Transplanting Engineered Mucosal Tissue into the Esophagus
Researchers have engineered tissues from oral epithelial cells that can be transplanted into the esophagus and promote healing after tumors are removed. According to the September issue of Gastroenterology, sutureless, endoscopic transplantation of sheets of autologous oral mucosal epithelial cells … Continue reading
Does Mucosal Healing Determine Which Patients Will Recover From Ulcerative Colitis?
Lack of mucosal healing, based on endoscopic analysis, identifies patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) who are not likely to respond to corticosteroid therapy, according to Sandro Ardizzone et al. in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In a … Continue reading
Tracking Crohn’s Therapy
Measuring blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation, is a good way to monitor recovery from Crohn’s disease (CD) in patients being treated with infliximab, according to Matthias Jürgens et al. in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology … Continue reading
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