2017 MAP Research Conference

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   Posted 4/6/2017 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Press release about the conference: www.prweb.com/releases/2017/04/prweb14208973.htm

Press Release said...
Dr. Thomas Borody, Dr. William Chamberlin, Dr. David Graham and Dr. J. Todd Kuenstner agree that "Crohn's disease is simply human Johne's disease. We can never absolutely prove causality but at some point we must act. We must limit the spread of MAP in the barnyard, impede its transmission to humans and treat it when associated with human chronic inflammatory diseases."
As discussed at the conference, diagnostic methods have become increasingly more refined and reliable, which will enable further studies to elucidate the complex role that MAP plays in human disease.
"It is now possible for researchers to culture, identify and confirm the presence of MAP in tissues and peripheral blood of Crohn's patients. This shows great promise for the development of newer methods of novel, timely and clinically relevant diagnostic techniques to accompany the new therapeutic options," says John Aitken of Otakaro Pathways
Importantly, a Phase III FDA trial (NCT01951326) of a specific combination of antibiotics began in 2014, which is actively recruiting patients with Crohn's disease with the goal of showing that treatment of the MAP infection is at least as effective as standard therapy and to date has resulted in long term profound remission/functional cure in a small number of patients. Still, further research funding must be made available to provide definitive answers to questions about MAP.

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   Posted 4/7/2017 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting. I hope this continues to be studied and gets more attention from GIs.
Diagnosed w/Crohn's in 2005. Meds: synthroid, allergy meds, B-12 (liquid), probiotics, fish oil, turmeric, migraine meds prn, and vicodin prn. Gall bladder removed 8/15. Started Entyvio 8/5/16.

Have tried: sulfasalazine, asacol, entocort, imuran(allergic), humira, remicade (serious joint pain/fatigue stopped after 2 doses), 6MP, cimzia, pentasa, MTX & Arava for joint pain

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   Posted 4/8/2017 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
If anyone is interested in viewing the video presentations from the conference, many of them are already up here:


There are more coming, and additional interviews from some of the doctors explaining their research and answering patient's questions.
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