Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Diseases » Crohn's disease » Research

Cure Research for Crohn's disease

Cure Research list for Crohn's disease:

The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned in various sources for Crohn's disease includes:

Medications currently used in research into the treatment of Crohn's disease:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications being used in the research into treatment of Crohn's disease include:

Curable Types of Crohn's disease

Possibly curable or rare types of Crohn's disease include:

Rare Types of Crohn's disease:

Some rare types of Crohn's disease include:

  • Crohn's disease of oral cavity
  • Crohn's disease of the hypopharynx
  • SLE associated with Crohn's disease
  • more rare types...»

Latest Treatments for Crohn's disease

Some of the more recent treatments for Crohn's disease include:

Treatments for Crohn's disease

Treatments to consider for Crohn's disease may include:

Cure Research discussion for Crohn's disease:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Because some of the genetic factors involved in Crohn's disease may also contribute to ulcerative colitis susceptibility, research into Crohn's disease may assist in further understanding both types of IBD. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Crohn's Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Researchers continue to look for more effective treatments. Examples of investigational treatments include

  • Anti-TNF. Research has shown that cells affected by Crohn's disease contain a cytokine, a protein produced by the immune system, called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). TNF may be responsible for the inflammation of Crohn's disease. Anti-TNF is a substance that finds TNF in the bloodstream, binds to it, and removes it before it can reach the intestines and cause inflammation. In studies, anti-TNF seems particularly helpful in closing fistulas.

  • Interleukin 10. Interleukin 10 (IL-10) is a cytokine that suppresses inflammation. Researchers are now studying the effectiveness of synthetic IL-10 in treating Crohn's disease.

  • Antibiotics. Antibiotics are now used to treat the bacterial infections that often accompany Crohn's disease, but some research suggests that they might also be useful as a primary treatment for active Crohn's disease.

  • Budesonide. Researchers recently identified a new corticosteroid called budesonide that appears to be as effective as other corticosteroids but causes fewer side effects.

  • Methotrexate and cyclosporine. These are immunosuppressive drugs that may be useful in treating Crohn's disease. One potential benefit of methotrexate and cyclosporine is that they appear to work faster than traditional immunosuppressive drugs.

  • Zinc. Free radicals--molecules produced during fat metabolism, stress, and infection, among other things--may contribute to inflammation in Crohn's disease. Free radicals sometimes cause cell damage when they interact with other molecules in the body. The mineral zinc removes free radicals from the bloodstream. Studies are under way to determine whether zinc supplementation might reduce inflammation. (Source: excerpt from Crohn's Disease: NIDDK)

    Medical research for Crohn's disease: medical news summaries:

    The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Crohn's disease:

    Clinical Trials for Crohn's disease

    Some of the clinical trials for Crohn's disease include:

    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Crohn's disease

    Medical research papers related to Crohn's disease include:

    Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database


    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise