Gastroenterology - Study offers localized treatment direction for a cause of Crohn's disease
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 New study may shed light on inflammatory bowel diseaseNew study may shed light on inflammatory bowel disease
 
Researchers have found an unexpected synergy between a T-cell stimulatory protein -- the ICOS ligand -- and interleukin-10, an immunoregulatory cytokine, to prevent inflammatory bowel disease in mice.
 
   Study offers localized treatment direction for a cause of Crohn's diseaseStudy offers localized treatment direction for a cause of Crohn's disease
 
People with Crohn's disease are typically treated with powerful anti-inflammatory medications that act throughout their body, not just in their digestive tract, creating the potential for unintended, and often serious, side effects.
 
   Early use of biologics is recommended for patients with luminal and fistulizing Crohn's diseaseEarly use of biologics is recommended for patients with luminal and fistulizing Crohn's disease
 
Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation (pain and swelling) in the gastrointestinal tract, can cause daily health problems, frequent hospitalizations and surgery when not adequately controlled.
 
 Salmonella bacteria colonize the gut using intestinal epithelial cells
 
Salmonella bacteria colonize the gut using intestinal epithelial cellsThe immune system's attempt to eliminate Salmonella bacteria from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract instead facilitates colonization of the intestinal tract and fecal shedding, according to National Institutes of Health scientists.
 
 
 Probiotic L. acidophilus can effectively treat intestinal inflammation, research shows
 
Probiotic L. acidophilus can effectively treat intestinal inflammation, research showsIntestinal epithelial tight junctions (TJs) act as a functional and structural barrier against harmful antigens that promote intestinal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammatory conditions of the gut.
 
 
 Western diet impairs the gut immune system which could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease
 
Western diet impairs the gut immune system which could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel diseaseEating a Western diet impairs the immune system in the gut in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cleveland Clinic.