Category Archives: Crohn’s disease

Research on The Sensory Capabilities of The Gut Opens New Treatment Paths For Obesity and Diabetes

Research on The Sensory Capabilities of The Gut Opens New Treatment Paths For Obesity and Diabetes

Your gut does not just process the food you eat. Recent studies have shown multiple other functions. Most studies have evaluated the role of bacteria in the gut, and probiotics have taken the nutrition industry by storm. We have published a number of articles on the topic [1], particularly on …Read the Rest

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

IN BRIEF: Autoimmune Risk From Vaccine Adjuvants Very Low, But There

IN BRIEF: Autoimmune Risk From Vaccine Adjuvants Very Low, But There

From the Lupus Journal [1]: “Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica after influenza vaccination: report of 10 cases” These 10 cases of inflammatory rheumatic diseases developed within 3 months of influenza vaccination (Inf-V). Clearly the vaccine was given to hundreds of millions worldwide, so this occurrence is very low indeed. Since that …Read the Rest

Progress on Multiple Sclerosis vaccine Neurovax by Immune Response BioPharma

Progress on Multiple Sclerosis vaccine Neurovax by Immune Response BioPharma

A recent press release from the  Immune Response BioPharma  Corporation through BriefingWire [1] brought news about very interesting new avenue of Multiple Sclerosis treatment: a vaccine Below is a video release by the  company to YouTube   First of all why is this new medicine called a vaccine? The narrow …Read the Rest

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

There is interesting research on the benefits of a specific form of glucosamine, N-acetyl-glucosamine, for MS patients [1,2]. N-acetyl-glucosamine is one of 8 essential sugars the human body needs.  Glucosamine is it’s metabolic byproduct of, it is part of the glyconutrients family, known as a natural remedy for joint pain.  For an excellent, …Read the Rest

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

MND: Should the government decide what medical treatment you are allowed to take? This post is not part of Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign, but MSers and other people affected by hard to treat ailments owe him one. Gov. Perry attempt to maverick  a slow, federal bureaucracy determined by current law to …Read the Rest

Understanding The Bacteria World In Our Bodies Is Critical To Our Health

Understanding The Bacteria World In Our Bodies Is Critical To Our Health

MND: This post is about an article in “sciencedaily” on the extraordinary world of bacteria in our body: Quoting:”…The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteria — ten times more microbial cells than our own cells –..ten times more microbial cells than our own cells — representing close to one thousand …Read the Rest

Crohn’s disease: Study shows Humira (Adalimumab) produces clinical remission and reduces extraintestinal manifestations

Crohn’s disease: Study shows Humira (Adalimumab) produces clinical remission and reduces extraintestinal manifestations

MND: Humira , part of a new class of drugs, shows some results against Crohn’s according to a study from the Karolinska Institutet and Sophiahemmet, Stockholm, Sweden. Click Here for link  Quoting: “…adalimumab treatment resulted in rates of clinical remission and EIM resolution exceeding 50%…” But side effects are substantial for …Read the Rest

Autoimmune diseases and B-cell targeted therapies in human: Mixed results as yet

Autoimmune diseases and B-cell targeted therapies in human: Mixed results as yet

MND:    B-cell targeted therapies carry a lot of hope since B-Cells are a new tack after some T-Cells progress.The  road to B-Cell based treatments in Auto-Immune disease is still bumpy. Here is a link to an article by the ITGR Biomarker Discovery Group, posted in PubMed. B-cell definition (Wiki) T-Cell definition …Read the Rest

Auto-Immune Diseases: Teva’s Oral Laquinimod  Phase 3 Trial Meets Primary Endpoint in MS

Auto-Immune Diseases: Teva’s Oral Laquinimod Phase 3 Trial Meets Primary Endpoint in MS

 MND: Laquinimod , an  oral immunomodulatory compound developped by Teva Pharmaceuticals and Active Biotech , hit a positive milestone with good results from a Phase II study. (medscape) “…This pivotal study met its primary endpoint while maintaining a very good safety profile,” said principal investigator Giancarlo Comi, MD, director of the Department …Read the Rest

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