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science and research into the ulcerative colitis, or gastrointestinal world.

Ulcerative Colitis Research Website

So I’m sifting around on PubMed. It then occurred to me that maybe some UC’ers haven’t heard of it; so here is the link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ PubMed is a site that provides access to peer reviewed medical journal articles (research and case reports written by doctors). Type Ulcerative Colitis and you get 30,000 hits. Below is an example of a journal article hot off the press… Read More »Ulcerative Colitis Research Website

Remicade (Infliximab) Reviews and Survey For Ulcerative Colitis

A 35 Patient Survey about Taking Remicade to Treat Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Objective: To find out if there are similarities when it comes to taking Remicade (Infliximab) for treating Ulcerative Colitis with respect to effectiveness, side effects, and the decision to continue use of the medication in the future.  The 35 people who took part in the study are assumed to have been formally diagnosed… Read More »Remicade (Infliximab) Reviews and Survey For Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis Patients Still Needed for Clinical Study

I myself have already enrolled in this clinical study and have completed several stool samples and placed them in the mail so far.  You may be eligible too.  If you are interested in taking part in this clinical study, here are the current details below: Do you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or indeterminate colitis? Would you like to have a free stool analysis to… Read More »Ulcerative Colitis Patients Still Needed for Clinical Study

Sulfites linked to UC flares (has anyone done more research on this?)

If you guys are like me, and I know you are, you go through periods of intense research looking into UC. Has anyone read this article?  Do any of you have a sulfite allergy, or sulfite reactions? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC549081/ Basically this study concluded that sulfites and caffeine are main triggers of UC flares.  The reason sulfites and caffeine cause flare ups is due to their anti-Thiamin… Read More »Sulfites linked to UC flares (has anyone done more research on this?)

Interesting Article Possibly Confirming Diet as Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

I came across an article today from the Garvan Institute for Medical Research that talks about the proper balance of gut flora and it’s relationship to the immune system, specifically to autoimmune diseases. I found this article while doing research to refute an argument from someone that the SCD is nutritionally unbalanced because it lacks starches and grains, which are important sources of small-chain fatty… Read More »Interesting Article Possibly Confirming Diet as Ulcerative Colitis Treatment