Some Interesting Articles on CTE, MRE and on Nerve Damage With Crohn's

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   Posted 5/2/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
ScienceDaily (May 30, 2008) "An item commonly found in many homes -- whole milk -- is just as effective, costs less and is easier on the patient than a diluted (0.1%) barium suspension that is also commonly used as an oral contrast agent in conjunction with CT to examine the gastrointestinal tract, a new study finds."

See the URL below to read the full article.

Milk was less expensive, it had better patient acceptance and fewer adverse symptoms

And linked from the above is another interesting article: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked To Nerve Damage
There was also a link to an article on MR Enterography in lieu of the exposure to radiation with a CT Enterography. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, has been "experimenting with" and researching the use of MR Enterography and I discussed MRE vs CTE w/one of their leading Crohn's researchers/gastros a year ago whilst there and at that time he said that so far CTE was still supperior to MRE "except" in the rectal area.

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   Posted 5/3/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm interested in reading the second article...alas your link doesn't lead to the paper in question...Is what you listed "Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked To Nerve Damage" the actual name of the paper?
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Thank you...
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   Posted 5/4/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI and neurologist are smart, smart guys. When I showed up in 2004 with CD and small fiber neuropathy, they knew it was the Crohn's. Later extensive testing proved that it couls only be the Crohn's. When my guts get goofy, so do my nerves. Problem now is to keep the nerve damage from marching further up my legs. I'm beginning to get autonomic symptoms like poor blood return causing lightheadedness and syncope when I stand.

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