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  1. Crohn's Disease: Immune Therapy First?

    Feb. 21, 2008 -- Remission from Crohn's disease may be more likely if patients get immune-suppressing drugs, not steroids, first. That news, published in the Feb. 23 edition of The Lancet, comes from a study of Crohn's disease patients in Europe. The study shows better remission rates when patients

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  2. FDA OKs Tysabri for Crohn's Disease

    Jan. 14, 2008 -- The FDA today approved the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri for the treatment of Crohn's disease. Tysabri may be used to treat patients who have moderate to severe Crohn's disease with evidence of inflammation who don't adequately respond to or can't tolerate other Crohn's disease th

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  3. Remicade Cuts Need for Colon Surgery

    Oct. 16, 2007 (Philadelphia) -- For the first time, a drug has been shown to cut the chance that a person with ulcerative colitis will need to have their colon removed. In a study of 630 people with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the drug Remicade, originally approved to treat rheumatoid art

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  4. Livestock May Prevent Kids’ Crohn’s

    Aug. 6, 2007 -- Babies who have regular contact with farm animals may be less likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease than other kids, a German study shows. But don't rush out to get a pet pig just yet. "At the moment, we unfortunately cannot give direct advice to the parents," researcher Katja

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  5. New Drug May Help Treat Crohn's Disease

    July 18, 2007 -- Two new studies show that a new drug called Cimzia may ease symptoms of Crohn's disease. Cimzia hasn't been approved by the FDA yet. Patients would give themselves injections of the drug, which targets an inflammatory chemical called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha. The two new st

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  6. 5 New Genetic Clues on Crohn's Disease

    April 16, 2007 -- Scientists have identified five new DNA regions that may make Crohn's disease more likely. Those five DNA regions include three known genes (the ATG16L1, PHOX2B, and NCF4 genes), a predicted gene called FAM92B, and a DNA spot located between genes. The researchers included John Rio

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  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gene ID'd

    Oct. 26, 2006 -- Scientists have spotted what they suspect is the first of several genes tied to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The gene is called IL23R. It's noted by Yale University's Judy Cho, MD, and colleagues in Science's early online edition. Inflammatory bowel disease includes Crohn's dis

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  8. Hypnosis May Soothe Irritable Bowel

    June 8, 2006 - Focusing the mind with hypnotherapy may help fix problems in the gut and improve the quality of life for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Researchers in a new study found hypnotherapy significantly improved the emotional and physical symptoms

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  9. Therapy, Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel?

    May 24, 2006 -- Some people may cope better with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with help from cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis, three new studies show. The studies were presented in Los Angeles, at Digestive Disease Week 2006, an international meeting of docto

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  10. FDA OKs Remicade for Kids With Crohn's

    May 19, 2006 -- The FDA has approved Remicade to treat children with active Crohn's disease, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the bowel that can be severely debilitating. Remicade is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody. It reduces inflammation (swelling/redness) by blocking the action o

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