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  • Vanity- input on various treatments for Crohn's

    09/29/2013 2:47:59 PM PDT · by Katya · 58 replies
    09/29/13 | self
    Greetings! I know there are freepers who have knowledge and experience in just about any area of interest, so I figured we could gather some info/input from you on various treatments/ success stories for Crohn's. I did a search and various interesting articles have been posted, perhaps some of you have other useful links you could share. Over a year ago our youngest was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Not that there is ever a good time to become ill, but this has impacted her studies and immediate University plans. She has been under the care of a physician who has...
  • Interleukin-6: a new therapeutic target in systemic sclerosis?

    05/08/2013 3:50:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Clinical & Translational Immunology ^ | 12 April 2013 | Steven O'Reilly, Rachel Cant, Marzena Ciechomska and Jacob M van Laar
    Abstract Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a classic pro-inflammatory cytokine critical in mounting an effective immune response. It is secreted by a wide array of cell types; however, its effector cells are more restricted, owing to the fact that very few cells, except lymphocytes and hepatocytes, express the functional membrane IL-6 receptor thus reducing the number of IL-6-responsive cells. Trans-signalling, the shedding of the membrane-bound form of the IL-6 receptor into the local microenvironment, greatly increases the range of cells that can respond. IL-6 has been demonstrated to have a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, Castleman’s disease and Crohn’s...
  • Researchers to test "Adult" stem cells to treat Crohn's

    06/18/2008 10:03:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 186+ views
    newsday ^ | 06.17.08 | DELTHIA RICKS
    Stem cells may force Crohn's disease into retreat, say Long Island medical investigators who are embarking on a pioneering analysis that targets patients who've failed other therapies. Cases of Crohn's disease have skyrocketed since World War II, jumping tenfold in the United States and raising questions about the disease's genetics and demography. It is one of two disorders -- the other is ulcerative colitis -- that are known as inflammatory bowel diseases. Before the 20th century there was no recorded evidence of either. Dr. Robert Richards, director of clinical research in the gastroenterology division at Stony Brook University Medical Center,...
  • Tysabri Is Approved For Crohn's Disease

    01/14/2008 3:05:11 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 9 replies · 191+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 January 2008 | JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN
    Tysabri was pulled from the market in 2005 after three patients in clinical trials contracted a brain infection known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and two patients died. Two patients were also taking Avonex. However, the FDA allowed the drug to return to the market in 2006 with a risk-management program. Crohn's disease is a chronic, progressive disease marked by inflammation of the bowel. The condition often causes abdominal pain and bleeding and can require surgery to remove diseased portions of the intestine. About 600,000 Americans have the disease. It wasn't immediately clear if there are any conditions attached to Tysabri's...
  • PRAYERS for M1-A2

    08/30/2007 8:30:10 AM PDT · by GOYAKLA · 64 replies · 2,459+ views
    Prayers needed!!M1-A2 in hospital with Crohn's. Went down(fainted dehydrated) 08/29/07. Doing better today but will be in hospital for 3-4 more days. He(age 17)was just diagnosed in July. We are just now leaning about this malady. Thanks!! Mom and Dad
  • Real-World Successes of Adult Stem Cell Treatments

    12/02/2006 7:28:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 682+ views
    FRC ^ | Mr. Bradley R. Hughes Jr.
    With increasing frequency, American citizens and others from around the globe are experiencing newfound freedom from disease, affliction, and infirmity. Individuals' lives are forever changed with the strengthened faith and renewed hope that arise from healed bodies and physical restoration. These seemingly miraculous cures are the result of adult stem cell treatments. Yet the debates in the popular media tend to ignore and obscure the medical breakthroughs made by adult stem cell research--success that has conspicuously eluded embryonic stem cell treatments.[1]  Adult stem cells (or, more accurately, tissue stem cells) are regenerative cells of the human body that possess the...
  • Crohn's disease and milk

    02/28/2006 8:35:05 PM PST · by jb6 · 6 replies · 562+ views
    That Gut Feeling : Scientists at St Georges hospital in London are claiming there is a link between Crohns disease - a debilitating digestive problem that affects more than 40,000 people in the UK - and drinking milk. Professor John Hermon-Taylor, a surgeon, and his team have reported finding minute traces of an organism known as myco-bacterium paratubercolosis in two thirds of the intestinal tissue removed from Crohns patients after surgery and although the National Dairy Council has disputed such claims on the basis of its own studies, the hospital researchers say they have also found the organism in supplies...
  • Crohn's disease, sick cows and contaminated milk

    10/01/2004 6:33:21 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 125 replies · 14,908+ views ^ | Friday, October 1, 2004 | Chris Bennett
    Friday, October 1, 2004 Crohn's disease, sick cows and contaminated milk Posted: October 1, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Chris Bennett © 2004 For issues that affect public health, it shouldn't matter who leads the government. When research uncovers the cause of a disease, or shows where our food technology is no longer adequate, public health agencies under the leadership of either party should step forward. When the agencies don't act, the effect is chilling. In the short term, some special interests are protected, some companies make short-term profits. In the long term, we all lose. But by far the biggest losses...
  • 'Clear' bacteria link to Crohn's

    09/16/2004 6:43:08 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 33 replies · 1,762+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/16/2004
    The clearest evidence yet that Crohn's disease is caused by a type of bacteria blamed for a similar animal disorder has been published by US researchers. Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map) was found for the first time in the blood of people with the disorder. Half of the 28 people with Crohn's tested positive for Map. Dr Saleh Naser, from the University of Central Florida, who led the research, said a large-scale study was needed. Crohn's disease affects 100,000 Britons and can cause a variety of symptoms from a lack of appetite to chronic diarrhoea and abdominal pain. The cause...
  • Curing Chronic Illness Can Be Used to Destroy Either Political Party

    02/12/2004 3:20:19 PM PST · by MedicalMess · 25 replies · 1,912+ views
    Rough draft outline of Original experimentation and medical meta-analysis by Douglas R. Griffin | February 12, 2004 | Douglas R. Griffin
    Curing Chronic Illness Can Be Used To Destroy Either Political Party Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you the world's longest running, and greatest, medical blunder, the cures for incurable diseases, and the Second Coming of Christ. There are 120 million American's with chronic illness. In 1997, researchers at Yale University were studying the clustering of autoimmune disorders in 84 families with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APLA). They stated then that if they knew what caused APLA they would know a lot more about many of the other chronic illnesses. At the same time, I was searching the Internet for information...