ulcerative colitis

Publication Title: 
Journal of Crohn's & Colitis

OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] as defined by the National Institute of Health in Inflammatory Bowel Disease [IBD], ie Crohn's disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC], with the exception of dietary and nutritional supplements, and manipulative therapies. METHODS: A computerized search of databases [Cochrane Library, Pubmed/Medline, PsychINFO, and Scopus] through March 2014 was performed. We screened the reference sections of original studies and systematic reviews in English language for CAM in IBD, CD and UC.

Author(s): 
Langhorst, J.
Wulfert, H.
Lauche, R.
Klose, P.
Cramer, H.
Dobos, G. J.
Korzenik, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Crohn's & Colitis

OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review for Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] as defined by the National Institute of Health in Inflammatory Bowel Disease [IBD], ie Crohn's disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC], with the exception of dietary and nutritional supplements, and manipulative therapies. METHODS: A computerized search of databases [Cochrane Library, Pubmed/Medline, PsychINFO, and Scopus] through March 2014 was performed. We screened the reference sections of original studies and systematic reviews in English language for CAM in IBD, CD and UC.

Author(s): 
Langhorst, J.
Wulfert, H.
Lauche, R.
Klose, P.
Cramer, H.
Dobos, G. J.
Korzenik, J.
Publication Title: 
Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre

The gastrointestinal tract digests and absorbs dietary nutrients, protects the body against physical and chemical damage from contents in its lumen, provides immunity against external antigens, and keeps an optimum environment for the gut microbiota. These functions cannot be performed normally in several diseases of which the following are discussed here: irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Author(s): 
Khan, Islam
Samson, Sue E.
Grover, Ashok Kumar
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