Artificial Stomach

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relativelyquantum
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   Posted 12/31/2007 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
 
I wonder if they will make artificial colons sometime soon. 
Pancolitis '04
Yet to ever go into remission, additional Flare-up since Aug 12th and still atempting to work in the midst of it Time off work since 10/17. 
 
Finally seeing some improvement; likely was complicated with a digestional yeast overgrowth.
 
On Lialda (2/dy), probiotics, Oriental Medical Tea & Prescribed Diet, Fish Oil, Folic Acid


pb4
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   Posted 12/31/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Typical, they can do this but they cannot completely cure all IBD sufferers.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


suebear
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   Posted 12/31/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Probably not.  One can have a very good quality of life without a colon but one cannot have a very good quality of life without a stomach.
 
Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


relativelyquantum
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   Posted 12/31/2007 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually this article is about replicating the stomach, not so much to replace it, but to study it: looking at how it breaks down food and adjusting the pH. Absorbing nutrients is key with IBDers and hopefully this kind of research will be fruitful.

Maybe with a colon, they could replicate ulcerations and adjust bacteria levels... who knows?!
Pancolitis '04
Yet to ever go into remission, additional Flare-up since Aug 12th and still atempting to work in the midst of it Time off work since 10/17. 
 
Finally seeing some improvement; likely was complicated with a digestional yeast overgrowth.
 
On Lialda (2/dy), probiotics, Oriental Medical Tea & Prescribed Diet, Fish Oil, Folic Acid

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