Remicade, which is the brand name for the drug Infliximab, was recently approved for use in children by the FDA & a recent study shows positive outcomes can come from it’s use. However trustworthiness, warnings & lawsuits suggests that there are serious risks.
A recent study published in Gastroengology came to the conclusion that those taking Remicade treatments showed better outcomes & had less chances of needing surgery later, than those taking placebo. While this appears to be good news the trustworthiness of the study might come into question because many of researchers involved disclosed ties to pharmaceutical companies, including the manufacturer of Remicade which was also involved in funding the study. Continue reading “Remicade Can Improve Outcomes For Ulcerative Colitis But There Are Risks” »
A recent study suggests kids & teens may not be properly taking medication prescribed to them for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
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If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area & you are dealing with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis then you may want to check out the Oregon IBD Connection 2011. It will be held on Saturday, March 19th at the Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus. Check-in begins at 11:45am while the event starts at noon and goes until 4pm. It is recommended that you pre-register online by Sunday, March 13th. It appears you will be able to also register when you arrive to the event if you are unable to do so in time online. The event is provided at no cost, will have light refreshments available & a many speakers discussing Crohn’s Disease research & treatment. You can register at the CCFA website.
Oregon IBD Connection 2011
Last year(2010), Ashley Hasty was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease causing her to be in and out of the emergency room for months. It was finally determined she would need resection surgery on her colon to alleviate her symptoms. This experience was very traumatic for her and during this time she felt alone as she did not know anyone else who had the disease. Continue reading “Purple Dress Project Looks To Raise Awareness About Crohn’s Disease” »