Category Archives: Gastroenterology

Severe Crohn’s Disease In Children: Feeding Tube (Bypassing Normal GI Route)  For Two months  Shown To Be as Efficacious as Corticosteroids

Severe Crohn’s Disease In Children: Feeding Tube (Bypassing Normal GI Route) For Two months Shown To Be as Efficacious as Corticosteroids

For children with  severe cases of Crohn’s disease ,  corticosteroids and disease modifying drugs are often used, since it is an inflammatory auto-immune disease. An other possible approach is enteral  feeding through a feeding tube,  technically called Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN). The treatment has been found to be as efficacious as corticosteroids …Read the Rest

Diabetes and the gastrointestinal tract

Diabetes and the gastrointestinal tract

MND: Diabetes can have impact on so many parts of the body.  According to Pubmed, the US Governement medical research databasethe most common aiments resulting from diabetes are: Cataracts Damage to blood vessels that supply the legs and feet (peripheral vascular disease) Diabetic retinopathy (eye disease) Foot sores or ulcers, …Read the Rest

Reflux disease (GERD) and chronic cough: Description and treatments

Reflux disease (GERD) and chronic cough: Description and treatments

MND: Here is a link to an interesting presentation of   Steven Y. Park, MD.  This article is the most clear and detailed description of the Reflux Disease problem   and it’s possible treatments we have read. It is about  a patient who had reflux disease strong enough to bring up digestion material up to …Read the Rest

Bacteria in the Gut May Influence Brain Development

Bacteria in the Gut May Influence Brain Development

MND:  Collaboration of Swedes and Malaysian scientist has shown a very unexpected result: Bacteria in the Gut May Influence Brain Development . The story was published in sciencedaily, click here for link MND: Quoting sciencedaily: “…scientists observed that adult germ-free mice displayed different behavior from mice with normal microbiota, suggesting that …Read the Rest

Vitamin B6 Promotes Virulence in Helicobacter pylori bacterium (mBio)

Vitamin B6 Promotes Virulence in Helicobacter pylori bacterium (mBio)

MediNewsDigest:   Another work begging the question: Do we really know what we are doing with vitamin supplements? Click here for the microbiology journal article. The Helicobacter pylori  [Follow the wikipedia link]  bacterium has been linked to peptic ulcers and cancers! Shall we feed it vitamin B6 supplement? This is not to say …Read the Rest

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