A little blurb from the AMA...

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Sarita
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 5/23/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Just got my most recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association...thought I'd share a tidbit I read in the "medical news and perspectives" section:

"'There are a number of chronic diseases for which there is tantalizing, piecemeal, reasonable evidence of microbial factors playing some kind of role,' said David Relman, MD, of Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif, who is probing the role of microorganisms in inflammatory bowel disease. Relman's laboratory is using DNA sequencing techniques to analyze the microbes present in intestinal tissues from patients with Crohn disease. 'The organisms that show up with relative abundance in Crohn's are distinct from those typically found in [healthy tissue],' said Relman. Those abundant organisms may not be the direct cause of the disease, but they may be a microbial marker of the disease process. 'There's an argument to be made that it's a disturbed [microbial] community that's contributing to the pathology,' he noted."
Co-moderator - IBS Forum

Please always remember to consult your medical professional regarding your medical questions; this forum is intended to provide patient-to-patient support. Although some of us have healthcare backgrounds, we cannot diagnose or treat patients on the board.


EMom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 5/24/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting that, Sarita! I always enjoy reading these updates and really appreciate those of you who take time to post them.

My immediate thoughts were: good to know they're following Dr. John Hermon-Taylor's lead. Too bad they (Dr. Relman or the AMA) don't give credit to him, as he as others have been doing DNA sequencing on MAP in people w/Crohn's for several years now...
EMom
Mother to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)


ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 5/24/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Interesting! Thanks, Sarita.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


CrohnieToo
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 9448
   Posted 5/24/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
One of the reasons I've been so intrigued by Enzo's Alequel therapy, a autologus vaccine made from your own intestinal "bacteria" (taken by biopsy).
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


Sarita
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 5/24/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Ooh...I'll have to read up on that one, C2...
Co-moderator - IBS Forum

Please always remember to consult your medical professional regarding your medical questions; this forum is intended to provide patient-to-patient support. Although some of us have healthcare backgrounds, we cannot diagnose or treat patients on the board.


Illy
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 5/24/2008 7:03 PM (GMT -7)   

CrohnieToo, do you have any links to articles on this?  Thanks!


CrohnieToo
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 9448
   Posted 5/25/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Gads, I've posted some here in the past. I'm not sure there was anything at DDW 2007 about it and didn't check the schedule for DDW 2008 as I've had company from Texas here the last two weeks and was gone to Mayo, etc. Just had other things on my mind and wasn't even thinking of DDW 2008. *sigh*

Enzo something or other is the company name. autologous vaccine and Crohn's might bring it up in a google or PubMed search. I'm pretty sure I am spelling it right, Alequel. Try some of those search terms. Sorry I'm not more help but I haven't been doing much "crohn's-wise" the last year or so as far as keeping up on stuff.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, December 07, 2016 5:08 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,734,354 posts in 301,204 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151324 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, worldviews.
354 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Psilociraptor, 81GyGuy, Jasperilla, hateuc, mikeb2308, northerner, Ides, Teamchris, NiceGuyEddie, Scaredy Cat, jdcd57, U B Tough, Suffering34


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer