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Tag Archives: Ulcerative Colitis
Are IBD Drugs Safe During Pregnancy?
Researchers find no evidence that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during pregnancy, or medical treatment for IBD during pregnancy, increases risk for congenital abnormalities in children. The findings, based on a large database analysis, are published in the January issue of Gastroenterology. … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged 5-ASA, AZA, birth defect, complication, Crohn's Disease, dangerous, drug, IBD, neonate, pregnancy, pregnant, risk factor, safety, steroid, therapy, treatment, Ulcerative Colitis 4 Comments
Are Mitochondria Involved in Ulcerative Colitis?
Changes in mitochondrial DNA that increase levels of ATP in the intestinal mucosa protect mice from colitis, according to the November issue of Gastroenterology. Strategies to increase mitochondrial ATP production by intestinal epithelial cells might therefore be developed to treat patients … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged apoptosis, ATP, energy production, IBD, Inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, intestine, mechanisms, mitochondria, pathogenesis, proliferation, UC, Ulcerative Colitis Leave a comment
Are All Patients With IBD at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), the risk is only substantial among patients with long-term, extensive colitis. Furthermore, CRC risk is reduced by thiopurine therapy, according to the July issue of Gastroenterology. Laurent Beaugerie et … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged CD, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, CRC, Crohn's Disease, Epidemiology, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, risk factor, UC, Ulcerative Colitis Leave a comment
How Does PSC Lead to IBD?
Many patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) also have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which becomes more severe after liver transplantation, researchers report in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. These patients might require special immunosuppressive regimens. PSC is … Continue reading
What are the Effects of IBD Therapy During Pregnancy?
In pregnant women treated for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), infliximab and adalimumab, but not certolizumab, cross the placenta and are detected in infants up to 6 months after birth, according to the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH). However, … Continue reading
Abdominal CT Radiation Risk
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal disorders can be exposed to high levels of radiation—mostly from abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans—reports the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Access to high-quality facilities and technologic advances have … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged cancer risk, Crohn's Disease, exposure, intestine, nuclear, radiation, radiologist, radiology, Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis 1 Comment
An Immune Culprit in IBD?
Patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have reduced levels of an important regulator of the immune response—the receptor for granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)—according to a study by Jonathan Goldstein et al. in the July issue of Gastroenterology. The inflammatory … Continue reading
IBD Risk Beyond the Bowel
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a recurring problem for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a clinical study by Gottfried Novacek et al. in this month’s issue of Gastroenterology. People with IBD have a high risk for developing blood … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged Active Disease, Crohn's Disease, Provoked Thrombosis, Ulcerative Colitis 1 Comment