Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Items Tagged ‘fecal microbiome’

February 5, 2016

Are Fecal Transplants Effective in Children with IBD?

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea and is increasing in prevalence both in adult and paediatric populations. Moreover, those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of CDI. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an effective treatment for recurrent CDI, but little data is available regarding the effectiveness and associated microbiome […]

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Tags: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), fecal microbiome, fecal transplant, IBD, Mark Bartlett

December 29, 2015

Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Dietary intervention such as the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), initially used to treat celiac disease, has been effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well. Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a study, published in the journal Nutrition, where pediatric gastroenterologists at Seattle Children’s Hospital looked back at their patients who had tried the […]

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Tags: diet, fecal microbiome, IBD, Jeanne Tung, nutrition, Specific Carbohydrate Diet

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