Celiac Disease

Discussing the latest advances in celiac disease

Jan 30, 2017

Does Celiac Disease Contribute to Other Autoimmune Diseases?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., addresses a question posted by a member on Mayo Clinic Connect: Are there any proven links between mesenteric panniculitis and other autoimmune diseases I have, such as celiac disease or small fiber neuropathy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=079KrH8k01Q&feature=youtu.be Mesenteric Panniculitis is a rare inflammatory disease that affects the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the [...]
Dec 20, 2016

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Jacalyn See and Madalynn Strong, registered dietitians from Mayo Clinic’s Celiac Clinic discuss valuable tips for maintaining a gluten-free diet during the holidays. For more information about celiac disease, visit mayoclinic.org/celiac disease        
Dec 15, 2016

When Your Diagnoses of Celiac Disease is in Question

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Blood tests for celiac disease are usually accurate, but what does it mean when there is a discrepancy between biopsies suggesting celiac disease, but blood tests are negative? In response to a question from a Mayo Clinic Connect member, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., explains that there may be other conditions that can cause [...]
May 13, 2016

Mayo Clinic Dietitian Weighs in on Diet and the Celiac Patient

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
The only current treatment for celiac disease is a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet. The Internet can be a great help, but can also be a source of confusion and misinformation. In this Q and A discussion, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian, talk about the benefits of [...]
May 11, 2016

The Oats Conundrum

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
A plethora of questions surrounds patients with celiac disease, regarding the consumption of oats while following a gluten-free diet. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian, take an in-depth look and discuss some of the misconceptions about oats and the celiac patient. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNjZW2hhfz8&feature=youtu.be Points to consider: In response to numerous queries [...]
May 10, 2016

Ultra-short Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Celiac disease primarily affects the small intestine, which is about 25 feet long. When celiac disease affects the duodenal bulb, the topmost part of the duodenum, it is diagnosed as ultra-short celiac disease. A recent study, published in Gastroenterology, found that a single biopsy of the duodenal bulb significantly increases [...]
May 10, 2016

New Drug Shows Promise for Celiac Patients

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
So far, treatment for celiac disease has been limited to a gluten-free diet, but as clinicians and researchers understand more about the causes of this disease, it has opened up many avenues for development of new treatment. There are at least 3 drugs that have shown hints of promise in small [...]
May 6, 2016

Liver Involvement in Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Although celiac disease primarily affects the gut, the clinical spectrum of celiac disease is remarkably varied, and the disease can affect many extraintestinal organs, including the liver. Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., reviews a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, which identifies strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders [...]
May 5, 2016

The Gluten-Free Diet: A Practical Look

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Celiac disease is a global disease, and currently the only available treatment is a gluten-free diet. In the developed world there are a lot of resources for people with celiac disease who need to be on a gluten-free diet, but it is still a substantial challenge. As celiac disease is being [...]
Apr 19, 2016

The Gluten ELISA Test Kit

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
If you have celiac disease, you may rely on commercial test kits for detecting gluten in food. But how reliable are these test kits for gluten detection? Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., evaluates the ELISA test kits, based upon a study published in Cereal Chemistry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8wx8kf-_QQ&feature=youtu.be The team of researchers who set [...]
Apr 11, 2016

Following Opportunity: Dr. Joseph Murray, Recipient of the NUI Galway 2016 Alumni Award

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
NUI Galway, in Ireland, ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world recently presented the Alumni Awards, recognizing individual excellence and achievements among the University’s more than 80,000 graduates worldwide. Amongst an impressive roll call of outstanding graduates who have gone on to honour their alma mater, Dr, [...]
Apr 5, 2016

Could Sourdough Bread be the Answer to the Gluten Sensitivity Epidemic?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
  “I would bet that if you took a dozen people who claimed gluten intolerance and you gave them Richard’s bread, they’d be fine,” says Michael Pollan in the third episode of his new Netflix food documentary, Cooked. The bread he is referring to is a sourdough made the old [...]
Mar 26, 2016

Simple Gestures Make a Difference

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Monique Most, Office of Patient Experience (OPE), was staffing the OPE main office in the Mayo Lobby in Rochester when a patient came in with a concern she wished to share. Most, a patient experience champion since October 2014, took the woman's intake information and invited her to sit in [...]
Mar 1, 2016

Evaluating Health News: Dr. Joseph Murray on Mayo Clinic Radio

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Are you wondering if eating bacon is as bad as tobacco? Should you be on a gluten-free diet? Do you have gluten-sensitivity, or celiac disease? Although health and medicine news reports provide useful information, there seems to be a "frenzy of misinformation," and it is not uncommon to hear conflicting reports or [...]
Mar 1, 2016

Know Your Lectins

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Recent media have suggested that lectins, found in legumes and grains, can be toxic to one’s gut, and may even lead to autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's disease and celiac disease. Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic debunks this myth and explains why we shouldn’t eliminate this nutritious carbohydrate-binding [...]
Feb 16, 2016

Genetics and Celiac Disease - Who is at Risk?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Genetic predisposition plays a key role in celiac disease (CD), and that could mean as many as a third of the population  are genetically at risk! The great majority however, never get celiac disease. Dr. Joseph Murray explains the results of a recent study that delves deeper into finding the various [...]
Jan 28, 2016

The Bacterial Connection to Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
The increase in celiac disease incidence has led investigators to focus on whether environmental determinants, including gut microorganisms, contribute to the development of the disease. Dr. Joseph Murray discusses a new study which used a humanized mouse model of gluten sensitivity, and found that the gut microbiome can play an [...]
Dec 23, 2015

New Year. New Name. New Opportunities.

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
In their continuing pursuit for cure, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has announced that the foundation has changed its name to Beyond Celiac. “For the past decade, our primary goal was to increase awareness to ensure the undiagnosed could receive an accurate diagnosis and reclaim their lives and health,” said [...]
Dec 16, 2015

The Pathways to Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
What are the pathways that lead to celiac disease? Although celiac disease is characterized by damage to the small intestine, the actual process is quite complicated. In a recent paper published in Gastroenterology, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., examines the mechanism that leads to tissue destruction during the progression of celiac disease. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T3iiJmvje0 [...]
Dec 14, 2015

The Strange World of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
We’ve all met people who say they can’t eat gluten, but don’t have celiac disease. If you’ve been wondering whether non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real, you’re not alone. The term non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) has been used to describe individuals who cannot tolerate gluten and experience symptoms similar to those with celiac [...]
Dec 4, 2015

Isotretinoin Exposure and Risk of Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Isotretinoin is the standard treatment for certain types of acne. A recent study co-authored by Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and published in the journal PLOS One, concludes that there is no increased risk of celiac disease with the use of Isotretinoin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpZxmQAbUr0 Read the full paper online here. For more information [...]
Nov 30, 2015

Gluten in Makeup: Does it Matter?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is lifelong adherence to a strict gluten-free diet. People living gluten-free must avoid foods with wheat, rye and barley. But many patients are questioning if there may be more to a gluten-free lifestyle than just making dietary changes. Gluten is sneaky; it may also be lurking in [...]
Nov 23, 2015

Was My Gluten Challenge Too Short?

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
How do we make the diagnosis of celiac disease in the patient who is already avoiding gluten? Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., answers this question, and provides valuable insight into the often confounding topic of ‘gluten challenge.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byTYmgHUDEo Dr. Murray explains the science behind this trend, and empahsizes, "A gluten challenge [...]
Nov 21, 2015

FDA Proposes 'Gluten-Free' Labeling Requirements for Fermented, Hydrolyzed and Distilled Foods

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
New rules for gluten-free labeling have been proposed for producers of fermented, distilled or hydrolyzed foods and beverages, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced this week. According to an FDA media release, this would apply to products such as “yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, cheese, green olives, vinegar, and FDA regulated beers.” This [...]
Nov 12, 2015

10 Things Gastroenterologists Should Know About Celiac Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira @kanaazpe
As celiac disease (CD) becomes increasingly common, healthcare providers need to stay current on the best ways to diagnose and manage this disease. In a paper published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., along with Dr. Amy Oxentenko, M.D., reviews 10 important things that gastroenterologists need to know about celiac [...]
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