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Abnormal Biopsy Alone Does Not Diagnose Celiac Disease

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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 […]

FDA Issues Strong Warning Regarding Loperamide (Imodium) Use

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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 […]

10 Things Every Gastroenterologist Should Know

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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 […]

Innovate Biopharmaceuticals Completes License For Late-Stage Celiac Disease Asset From Alba Therapeutics

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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 […]

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Releases Final Evidence Review on Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

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On February 1, 2016, the Effective Health Care (EHC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released its first-ever evidence review on Diagnosis of Celiac Disease. AHRQ is a government agency tasked with producing evidence to improve the quality of healthcare while working with partners to ensure that the evidence is understood and used. […]