Our first ever Ambassador

The Catherine McEwan Foundation are thrilled to announce our first ever ambassador… former Scotland manager Alex McLeish. The legendary player, manager and pundit has a close family connection with our Crohn’s and Colitis charity, as his sons Jon and Jamie suffer from Colitis and they have long been big supporters of the Foundation and our…

Leading the fight against IBD…

At the end of last year, Glasgow Live was supporting the Catherine McEwan Foundation in raising awareness for those in Scotland affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It wasn’t just those suffering from Crohn’s or Colitis that they featured though. Sometimes overlooked in medical articles that run on lifestyle websites are the consultants, doctors and…

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOW

Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Harris and I am the new Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology working between the Clinical Research Facility and the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and am the 3rd Catherine McEwan fellow. I am a junior doctor and after completing a placement within the paediatric gastroenterology department here at RHC…

NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS USEFULNESS OF LONG TERM FEEDING TUBES IN PATIENTS WITH CROHN’S DISEASE

We have recently published work (supported by the foundation) in June of this year highlighting the outcomes from one of our studies undertaken by Hazel Duncan clinical and research dietician. Children and young people with Crohn’s disease can have problems gaining enough weight and a small number can require a long term feeding tube to…

NEW STUDY REPORT – THE OUTCOMES OF SWITCHING FROM ORIGINAL INFLIXIMAB (REMICADE) TO THE BIOSIMILAR (REMSIMA)

We have recently published work (supported by the Foundation) in June of this year highlighting the results from one of our studies, undertaken by Lisa Gervais, IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist / Senior Research Nurse. Infliximab is a medicine which is increasingly being used as a treatment option for paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD). We have…

CATHERINE MCEWAN FOUNDATION WORK HAS GLOBAL REACH

We are excited to let you know that a project supported by the Catherine McEwan Foundation in conjunction with the team at SOLUS UK was launched at the World Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease meeting in Barcelona last week. The Foundation has put together an app to help doctors and other health professionals to assist in…

FOUNDATION SUPPORTS GROUND BREAKING NEW STUDY

Foundation supporting new study looking at a new treatment for children with IBD Great news!  With your help we are teaming up with other groups across Europe to take part in the VEDOKIDS study. New treatments for children with Crohn’s and Colitis don’t come along too often so it is great to be able to…