Crohn's / IBD

Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice

New research in mice shows that immuno-positron emission tomography can accurately detect inflammatory bowel disease in a murine model and that the imaging technique can reveal specific details regarding mediators of inflammation. In the future, doctors may use PET scanning technology to detect IBD. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that affected approximately […]

Crohn's / IBD

Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Gastrointestinal problems — from diarrhea to issues caused by food allergies to inflammatory bowel disease — have one common characteristic. A new study suggests an innovative way of tackling it to both prevent and treat gastrointestinal conditions. New research may have opened up a promising avenue for IBD treatment and prevention strategies. Inflammatory bowel disease […]

Crohn's / IBD

What to know about tumor necrosis factor

Tumor necrosis factor is a protein found in the human body. Doctors link it with many inflammatory conditions, including forms of arthritis. In a healthy person, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) helps the body to fight off infections. In people with autoimmune diseases, however, high levels of TNF in the blood can cause unnecessary inflammation, resulting […]

Crohn's / IBD

Is it safe to take Humira and alcohol together?

Many doctors consider it safe for people to drink alcohol in moderation while taking Humira. However, there is little research into how alcohol and Humira interact, so researchers may not yet know the risks. According to Humira’spatient information sheets, “There are no particular risks associated with alcohol when you are taking HUMIRA.” Adalimumab (Humira) is […]

Crohn's / IBD

Stelara vs. Humira: What’s the difference?

Stelara and Humira are two biological medicines that doctors use to treat immune system conditions. They have different effects on the body and some different benefits and risks. Biological medicines, or biologics, are a class of drugs composed of naturally occurring molecules, such as sugars and proteins. Some biologics contain living cells or tissues. Manufacturers […]