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Airborne particulate matter and a western style diet as potential environmental factors in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDownload
Inflammatory bowel disease is believed to occure in response to environmental factors resulting in immune dysregulation in genetically predisposed individuals. Such environmental factors include diet, (specifically a “western diet”rich in refined sugars, and fat) and airborne particulate matter...
Introduction: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is consisted of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), is a relapsing-remitting inflammatory condition of gastrointestinal tract. Although the exact pathophysiology of IBD is not known yet, it has been suggested that a combination...
Environmental Exposures, Gut Microbiota, and Urinary Metabolomic Fingerprint of Crohn’s Disease Patients Who Have Undergone Ileo-colonic ResectionDownload
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease that causes intestinal inflammation and lesions. Canada has one of the highest rates of IBD in the world. One of the major types of IBD is Crohn’s Disease (CD) and a large portion of CD patients will undergo surgical resection in the...
Ileocolic resection is frequently performed for Crohn's disease; however, disease commonly recurs early in the neo-terminal ileum. The aim of this thesis was to investigate the microbial and immunologic factors inherent to ileocecal resection as they pertain to post-operative recurrence of...
There is an increase in the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) worldwide, and this appears to be associated with an increase in the consumption of a Western diet high in fat and sugar, and low in fiber. Previous work shows that two-day exposure to high sugar diets increases the...
The Role of Vitamin D in Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha-Induced Response in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseDownload
Vitamin D is an important immunomodulator of the immune system and has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Drugs targeting TNF-alpha are effective IBD therapies, and vitamin D has been demonstrated to suppress TNF-alpha as well as work...