New review provides insights on rates, predictors of relapse after surgery in Crohn's disease patients
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  February 20, 2017  
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 New review provides insights on rates, predictors of relapse after surgery in Crohn's disease patientsNew review provides insights on rates, predictors of relapse after surgery in Crohn's disease patients
 
Some patients with Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract, require surgery to remove part or all of the large intestine; however, surgery does not cure the condition and many patients relapse after surgery.
 
 
 New diet could treat pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitisNew diet could treat pediatric patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
 
In a first-of-its-kind study published today in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, researchers from Seattle Children's and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, led by Dr. David Suskind, a Seattle Children's gastroenterologist, found that diet alone can bring pediatric patients with active Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) into clinical remission.
 
   Pre-operative enteral nutrition linked to reduced rates of complications after Crohn's disease surgeryPre-operative enteral nutrition linked to reduced rates of complications after Crohn's disease surgery
 
Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn's disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery at some time, and post-operative healing can be complicated.
 
   Researchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritisResearchers identify E. coli bacteria linking Crohn's disease to spondyloarthritis
 
Patients with Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea, can also experience joint pain.
 
 DNA computer could be important step towards development of smart, 'intelligent' drugs
 
DNA computer could be important step towards development of smart, 'intelligent' drugsResearchers at Eindhoven University of Technology present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using DNA computers.
 
 
 Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain (CFAP)
 
Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain (CFAP)Chronic functional abdominal pain (CFAP), also sometimes referred to as hyperalgesia, is the medical term for chronic pain of the abdominal region. It is not due to an abdominal disease but, rather, a problem in the function or physiology of the area and its relation to the brain.