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Prevalence of Migraine in Patients With Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Objective: To assess the prevalence of headache in clinic and support group patients with celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared with a sample of healthy controls. Background: European studies have demonstrated increased prevalence of headache of patients with celiac disease compared with controls. Methods: Subjects took a self-administered survey containing clinical, demographic, and […]

Diagnosing Celiac Disease by Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) When Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and Biopsy is Unable to Provide a Diagnosis

Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is mainly used to evaluate patients with celiac disease in whom their course after diagnosis has been unfavorable and the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma, lymphoma or refractory celiac disease is entertained, but it has been suggested that VCE could replace esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and biopsy under certain circumstances. Methods: We report a […]

Multicenter Study on Season of Birth and Celiac Disease: Evidence for a New Theoretical Model of Pathogenesis

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether season of birth is associated with celiac disease (CD). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a medical record review of 1964 patients with biopsy-proven CD at 3 teaching hospitals (2 pediatric centers and 1 adult center) between 2000 and 2010. The first positive small intestinal biopsy result defined age of diagnosis. The observed […]

Mass Screening for Celiac Disease From the Perspective of Newly Diagnosed Adolescents and Their Parents

Background: Mass screening for celiac disease (CD) as a public health intervention is controversial. Prior to implementation, acceptability to the targeted population should be addressed. We aimed at exploring adolescents’ and parents’ experiences of having the adolescents’ CD detected through mass screening, and their attitudes towards possible future mass screening. Methods: All adolescents (n = […]

Incidence of Lymphoproliferative Disorders in Patients with Celiac Disease

Prior studies describe an increased incidence of lymphoma in celiac disease. However, few studies differentiate among lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs). Our aim was to determine incidences of LPD subtypes in celiac disease patients, describe patterns of celiac disease presentation in patients who develop LPD, and compare survival in patients with various LPD subtypes. We conducted a […]

FDA Preliminary Data on Arsenic in Rice and Rice Products

On Wednesday, September 20, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of preliminary data on sampling the agency had done to determine the presence of arsenic in rice and rice products. This news has generated concern within the celiac and gluten-intolerant communities as rice is the most common grain used in gluten-free products […]

Incidence and Risk of CD in a Healthy US Adult Population

OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease (CD) is an increasingly common disease that may affect as many as 1% of the North American population. Recent population-based data suggest a substantial increase in the prevalence of CD over the last several decades. Several factors are hypothesized as possible disease triggers including intercurrent illnesses, such as gastroenteritis, surgeries, and trauma. […]

Longstanding Celiac Disease a Risk Factor for Diabetic Retinopathy

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Longstanding celiac disease is associated with an increased risk of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes, a new study finds. The prevalence of celiac disease in type 1 diabetes ranges from 3% to 12%, and the link between the two diseases is well established. […]

Brain Abnormalities Common in Celiac Disease Patients

September 10, 2012 — Patients with celiac disease and neurologic symptoms have substantial structural and functional brain deficits as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), British investigators have observed. Stuart Currie, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, found that patients with celiac disease and balance disturbances had significantly smaller cerebellar volumes […]