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Does inflammatory bowel disease carry certain risks during pregnancy?

Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more likely to undergo delivery by Caesarean section and face certain risks during pregnancy, according to an analysis of published studies. The …

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Inflammatory marker linked to dementia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An inflammatory marker called sCD14 is related to brain atrophy, cognitive decline and dementia, according to a study of more than 4,700 participants from two large community-based heart studies. The study was published Monday, Dec. 9, in the journal Neurology. “We have strong reason to believe …

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New technology promises improved treatment of inflammatory diseases

This illustration shows how the researchers’ nanoparticles (DOX-hyd-BSA NPs) selectively kill inflammatory neutrophils to prevent them from invading healthy tissue. The nanoparticles carry doxycycline (DOX) molecules that are held inside albumin (BSA) cells using an acid-sensitive (hyd) bond that releases once inside the neutrophil. Credit: Zhang et al, Washington State …

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FODMAPs diet relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from King’s College London has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates has improved certain gut symptoms and improved health-related quality of life for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a paper published today in Gastroenterology a team of researchers carried out …

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DPP4 inhibitors do not up risk of inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Short-term use of a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor (DPP4i) for the treatment of diabetes does not increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Diabetes Care. Tiansheng Wang, Pharm.D., from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of …

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