A new study, with contributions made from two CDF Medical Advisory Board Members, Martin Kagnoff and Joseph A. Murray, has identified antibody biomarkers that can be potentially used to diagnose nonresponsive celiac disease.
Celiac disease, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the world today, often goes undiagnosed due to asymptomatic patients and many nonspecific symptoms. To diagnose a patient with celiac disease, a positive intestinal biopsy is typically necessary. But when physicians need to decide on whether or not to order a biopsy, they have many […]
Alternatives to gluten are absolutely vital to those diagnosed with celiac disease as the only treatment available currently is a life-long, strict gluten-free diet. Many doctors and nutritionists recommend foods like amaranth, millet, buckwheat, and quinoa as substitutes for wheat and other grains toxic for celiac patients; however, there have been recent laboratory tests that […]
A recent study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology by several scientists including Dr. Peter H. R. Green, the founder of the Columbia University Celiac Disease Center and a Medical Advisory Board member for the Celiac Disease Foundation, has found a link between a particular bacterial strain typically found in the human gut and […]
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease associated with small intestinal damage and villous atrophy. It occurs in genetically susceptible people of all ages and can involve a variety of symptoms and can also be asymptomatic. Not every genetically susceptible person gets CD however, most likely signifying that environmental factors influence the disease. Infant feeding […]
Celiac disease (CD) is the most common genetically-induced food intolerance and is thought to be present in about 1% of the world’s population. Many cases of CD go undiagnosed until adulthood but mass screening for CD for the entire population is controversial. Instead of serological (blood serum) screening for CD markers as a first step, a questionnaire could be an alternative to identifying those at risk for CD. A recent study in Sweden by Rosen et al. examined strategies for screening children for CD. Published online by Pediatrics on January 13, the study had 12-year-old children and their parents complete questionnaires about symptoms of CD and family history.
There are very few studies that have been done to characterize patients who avoid wheat and/or gluten (PWAWG) in the absence of celiac disease. In a recent study, this previously overlooked group was compared to celiac disease patients and the general public. 84 PWAWGs who had celiac disease ruled out as a diagnosis were examined […]
Alvine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that the first randomized study patient was dosed in the CeliAction Study™
OBJECTIVES: Timing of gluten introduction has been associated with the risk of celiac disease (CD) in children, but the optimal time window is unknown. We aimed to study the effect of age of gluten introduction on the risk of CD, adjusting for continued breastfeeding. METHODS: In The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, a prospective […]
Recent findings: Celiac disease is a risk factor for pancreatitis. Patients with recurrent acute pancreatitis likely have chronic pancreatitis, do not benefit from pancreatic sphincterotomy, and may not benefit from biliary sphincterotomy. Analysis of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) images with an artificial neural network (ANN) program may improve chronic pancreatitis diagnosis compared with clinical interpretation of […]