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Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues. The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of autoimmune diseases and develop better treatments.

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Are we using biologic therapy properly?
June 13, 2019 - The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario
Chance discovery linking diet to type 1 diabetes started whole new field of research
October 22, 2018 - In the early 1980's, Dr. Fraser Scott was conducting nutritional studies on rats that were supposed to develop type 1 diabetes—except they didn't. He discovered that changing the diet of these diabetes-prone rodents had prevented the disease. Making
New blood sugar monitoring a game-changer for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
October 24, 2017 - Fifteen women at The Ottawa Hospital took part in an international clinical trial that could change the way mothers with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels. Mothers with this condition have a higher risk of having children with health c
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