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UNC study: Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC to participate in new NIH-funded network on eosinophilic disorders
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, will lead UNC’s role in the new consortium.
Located in News / 2014 / October
UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease
A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept.
Located in News / 2016 / April
UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health
UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.
Located in News / 2015 / March
UNC-led research links E.coli strain to cancer
The study was led by Christian Jobin, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2012 / August
Whitehead receives 5-year AHRQ R01 grant for managing fecal incontinence
William E. Whitehead, PhD, Director of the UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders, was awarded a 5-year AHRQ R01 grant to test a promising cost-effective nurse-delivered conservative treatment for fecal incontinence that was developed at the Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / April 5
William, born with a rare congenital condition called Hirschsprung disease, was transferred to UNC Hospitals within days of birth for specialized surgery to repair his colon. The surgery saved his life. Now 11 and experiencing recurrent problems, William is once again under expert care at UNC, this time in the "new" children's hospital. This is William’s story.
Located in UNC Children's News / News / Calendar Kids
Yehuda Ringel, MD
Yehuda Ringel, MD is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is an expert on Irritable bowel syndrome and functional motility disorders.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide