- Interstitial Cystitis:
Decreased Viral Load And Symptoms Of Polyomavirus-Associated Chronic Interstitial Cystitis After Intravesical Cidofovir Treatment
The role of reactivation of latent infection with the ubiquitous polyomaviruses in the causation of chronic interstitial cystitis has not yet been described. The polyomaviruses BK virus and JC virus are ubiquitous urinary tract colonizers in early life, but they rarely cause disease in immunocompetent individuals.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
These foods pack a little something extra
What is a “functional” food? In the United States, it’s a great marketing tool with no legal definition. All foods are functional at some level, according to a recent paper on the subject by the American Dietetic Association. “Functional foods” have been found to provide additional health benefits beyond their basic nutritional content.
IBD and IBS are Not the Same Thing
The acronyms are similar, as are some of the symptoms, but contrary to common belief Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are not the same thing.
C Difficile Colitis Spreading, Becoming More Deadly
You may have heard that bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics and that you should not get antibiotics unless you truly need them.