The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved nearly $142.5 million to support the ongoing development and expansion of an ambitious new resource for health research known as PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
The 16th International Celiac Disease Symposium (ICDS 2015) was held June 21-23, 2015, in Prague, Czech Republic. The largest international gathering of physicians, dietitians, researchers, and academics in the field of celiac disease, ICDS 2015 included scientific, clinical and patient forums focusing on the latest developments. REPRESENTING YOU To ensure that your voice and the […]
Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken as a supplement, can help establish a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. For many, the word bacteria often carries a negative connotation; however, bacteria play a crucial role in maintaining normal GI function and protecting the body from infection. Although there is no evidence-based research to […]
Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition triggered by gluten that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself, damaging the small intestine. A wide range of symptoms can occur in different individuals, including but not limited to: unexplained iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, arthritis, seizures or migraines, abdominal bloating and pain, and […]
A member of CDF’s Medical Advisory Board, Peter Green, MD, recently studied the relationship between celiac disease (CD) and neuropathy, along with the expert knowledge of doctors Thawani, Brannagan, Lebwohl, and Ludviggson. Neuropathy is a condition that weakens nerve cells and inhibits normal nerve function. Our nerves are used for communicating with the brain and […]
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers, and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. Held on May 16-19 in Washington D.C., the meeting showcased new breakthroughs in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity research. Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn G. Geller, attended to […]
In the United States, an estimated three million Americans suffer from celiac disease. Due to lack of information about celiac disease manifestation, roughly 83% of Americans who experience symptoms go undiagnosed, and as a result, are not aware of the damage to their intestinal lining. There are also those who have the disease but show […]
On May 11, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct a public meeting on Functional GI Disorders Patient-Focused Drug Development. Celiac Disease Foundation was requested by the FDA to provide commentary about the impact of celiac disease on patients’ daily lives, the types of treatment benefit that matter most to patients, and patients’ […]
Considering the rising number of cases of celiac disease, and its extremely detrimental effects on childhood development, leading to malabsorption and failure to thrive, it is becoming more necessary to find a means to properly diagnose young children.
Newly diagnosed patients with celiac disease were found to be at risk of metabolic syndrome and hepatic steatosis upon adopting a gluten-free diet. An in-depth nutritional assessment is recommended at diagnosis and during follow-up.