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  1. Parasitic Worms Ease IBD

    Sept. 23, 2003 -- The thought of swallowing live worm eggs may turn your stomach, but that's exactly what researchers say may safely relieve the abdominal distress caused by inflammatory bowel disease.   Each year, about 600,000 Americans are diagnosed with IBD, a condition that consists of a spectr

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  2. Doctors Create Large Intestine in Rats

    Aug. 6, 2003 -- Researchers say they have successfully grown functional large intestines in laboratory rats. Having the ability to create colon tissue through tissue engineering could have significant meaning for colon cancer patients who have had part of their colon removed. Researchers transplante

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  3. Faster Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

    July 23, 2003 -- A new ulcerative colitis treatment may give new hope to patients suffering from mild to moderate forms of the disease. Using an epidermal growth factor (EGF) enema with oral medication is effective in treating the ulcers and inflammation that ulcerative colitis causes, a study shows

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  4. Crohn's Drug Works Longer in Drug Combo

    Feb. 12, 2003 -- Doctors once had little to offer patients with Crohn's disease, but that changed five years ago with the introduction of Remicade -- the first drug specifically designed to treat the chronic irritable bowel condition. The drug's promise has not been fulfilled for many patients who h

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  5. New Drug Fights MS and Crohn's Disease

    Jan. 2, 2003 -- A promising experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn's disease may be one step closer to reality for people who suffer from these mysterious and hard-to-treat diseases. New research on the drug called natalizumab shows it dramatically slows the progression of MS a

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  6. Long-Term Remicade Use Helps Crohn's

    May 2, 2002 -- When Remicade hit the market a few years back, it was a very welcome addition to the world of Crohn's disease -- a serious and painful bowel condition. Currently this drug is recommended only as a one-time injection. But a new study now shows that taking Remicade long term seems to be

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  7. The Secrets of Crohn's Disease

    Feb. 20, 2002 -- Time was, nobody knew much about inflammatory bowel disease. That's changing fast. New knowledge is bringing new treatments. Many of these new approaches have already reached human tests, according to an article in The New England Journal of Medicine. Some one million Americans suff

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  8. Remicade Puts Crohn's Disease Into Remission

    Oct. 22, 2001 -- A few years ago, Remicade brought good news to the world of Crohn's disease, which wreaks havoc on the bowels. And now, new research is showing that when given every few weeks, Remicade injections can actually keep people in remission. In the past, Crohn's disease, which affects a h

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  9. Patients Can Take Charge of Ulcerative Colitis

    Sept. 24, 2001 -- For those with ulcerative colitis -- often called inflammatory bowel disease -- flare-ups mean nasty abdominal pain, diarrhea, even bleeding ... until you get back on your medication. But if getting the prescription means waiting to see your doctor, that delay in treatment makes th

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  10. FDA Panel Gives the Nod to Bowel Control Device

    Aug. 17, 2001 (Washington) -- An advisory panel to the FDA has recommended for approval a new device that may be able to help thousands of people who have bowel control problems. Nancy Loitz, a sufferer of the condition known as fecal incontinence, says the device has changed her life. That device,

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