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    Ireland ‘Get Gutsy’!

    A new campaign called “Get Gutsy”, is being launched in Ireland, to raise public awareness and understanding of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Recent research has shown that 60 per cent of the Irish population mistakenly believe the disease is preventable, curable and not that prevalent. However, the facts are, that around15,000 Irish people suffer from […]

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    Antibiotics Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    A new study has uncovered an interesting link between antibiotics and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. This study provides further evidence that antibiotics may be disturbing bacteria in the intestine. Co-author of the study, Dr. Charles N. Bernstein, who studies bowel disorders at the University of Manitoba stated, “It’s not […]

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    Changes to IBD Surveillance Guidelines

    Following the changes implemented last year with respect to colitis surveillance, the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) has issued new guidance on the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Surveillance for ulcerative and crohn’s colitis used to work on the basis that the longer you had the condition, the greater the risk of cancer and […]

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    USA study of capsule endoscopy and IBD management

    A recent study has evaluated the impact of capsule endoscopy on the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) A retrospective cohort study was performed of all capsule endoscopies for IBD at a tertiary care center from 2003–2009.Dr Millie Long and colleagues from North Carolina, USA defined the results of capsule endoscopy in subtypes of IBD, and determined whether […]