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Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids

Posted 21 Sep 2017 by

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 – Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face an increased risk of cancer, a new study claims. The risk persists into adulthood, and is especially elevated for gastrointestinal cancers, the researchers added. The "extent and duration of chronic inflammation might be the main driving mechanisms underlying the increased risk of cancer," the researchers suggested. ...

Review Finds Fecal Transplants Work Well But Need Tight Regulation

Posted 21 Oct 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 – The growing use of fecal transplants needs to be carefully controlled, experts say. The therapy is increasingly being used to treat people with life-threatening intestinal infections, such as those caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile. The procedure involves transferring fecal matter from a healthy donor into the intestine of a patient so that healthy bacteria ...

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

Posted 19 Dec 2014 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 – The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report. The findings, published recently in the journal Genome Medicine, could help in efforts to prevent the disease and treat the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn's or colitis, the study authors added. "The intestinal ...

FDA Approves Dificid for Clostridium difficile Infection

Posted 27 May 2011 by

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dificid (fidaxomicin) tablets for the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD). Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that can cause diarrhea and lead to colitis, other serious intestinal conditions, and death in severe cases. C. difficile bacteria are found in the stool of an infected person, and others can ...

Deadly Stomach Bug Making Inroads Outside Hospitals

Posted 1 Dec 2009 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 3 – A potentially deadly stomach infection is on the rise outside of hospital settings, especially among the elderly, researchers warn. The germ that causes the condition, known as Clostridium difficile, can create serious symptoms, including diarrhea and an inflammation of the colon, that can be fatal. The infection can be difficult to treat because the bacteria have become immune ...

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