In her recent article in the University of Chicago’s Celiac Disease Center newsletter, “Impact,” Dr. Carol Semrad seeks to clarify the important steps needed to accurately diagnose celiac disease. Traditionally, celiac disease has been diagnosed by duodenal (small bowel) biopsy, however, there are a number of different ailments and conditions that can lead to small […]
Partners and loved ones can find it very challenging to be responsible for the care of someone with a chronic disease. A recent study at Columbia University looked at just how stressful caregiving for a celiac disease patient can be. Specifically, the study found that the more severe a patient’s symptoms, the more burden felt […]
It is common for those with celiac disease to turn to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription loperamide (brand name: Imodium) for short-term treatment of diarrhea. The FDA has recently issued a warning that overuse of this medication can lead to serious cardiac issues, and even death. Users of loperamide are encouraged to adhere to recommended dosages […]
With more than 1,200 participants registered in its first four months, iCureCeliac™ is shaping the type of research that is most important to you – the patient. We are pleased to present a few initial findings.
It is a commonly held belief that, in America, celiac disease occurs most frequently in women of Caucasian descent. A recent study, led CDF Research Committee member Benjamin Lebwohl of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, sought to examine that assertion, and turned up some unexpected information about the ethnic distribution of this widespread […]
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers, and academics in the fields of gastroenterology. CDF curates the latest research on celiac disease.
Until there is a cure, patients who develop and are diagnosed with celiac disease as children will have to manage their disease for the rest of their lives. We all know how difficult the transition to adulthood can be for otherwise healthy children. For children with a chronic disorder that is self-managed through lifelong nutrition […]
Thank you to our more than 1,000 iCureCeliac participants for your amazing commitment to help researchers advance treatments and a cure for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. We want to hear your concerns about arsenic in your diet, and give you the opportunity to tell us what studies you think should be done.
Gastroenterologists often play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease. The 2015 article, Celiac Disease: Ten Things Every Gastroenterologist Should Know, co-written by Joseph Murray, MD, member of Celiac Disease Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, gives an outline of questions your gastroenterologist should feel comfortable answering and what you should be aware […]
Currently, the only treatment for a patient diagnosed with celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet for life. Maintaining a diet completely free of gluten can be very costly and challenging. Many patients’ intestines don’t heal completely while on a gluten-free diet, because of issues with cross-contact with, and an inability to find, strictly gluten-free […]