Awareness Raising

Everything you wanted to know about sex – but were afraid to ask!

On the occasion of World IBD Day EFCCA is pleased to publish a leaflet on IBD and intimacy in order to break the silence around this taboo subject.

It forms part of our World IBD Day 2021 #breakthesilence campaign to raise awareness around the impact the disease has on the general well-being of IBD patients.

Download leaflet: ENGLISH.pdf


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Results of survey ¨Patients’ perceptions of surgery in IBD¨

The results of the survey " Patients’ perceptions of surgery for inflammatory bowel disease" have been published this month (16 July) in the Colorectal Disease Journal.

EFCCA has collaborated in this study which was led by Professor Antonino Spinelli (Humanitas Clinical and Research Center IRCCS, Milan, Italy) and which investigated patients’ perceptions of surgery and the impact on reported outcomes.

Go to abstract:

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ImmUniverse Website Launch

EFCCA is partner in an exciting #Horizon2020 project called ImmUniverse aimed at improving diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients living with #ulcerativecolitis and #atopicdermatitis. Go and check out the freshly launched @IMI_JU #ImmUniverse website! You can now keep yourself up-to-date on all major project developments by visiting #ulcerativecolitis #atopicdermatitis #IMI_JU #H2020

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COVID-19, IBD and mental health

One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic which is given less importance in the media coverage is the effect it has on people´s mental health. Fears and worries are normal responses to any real or perceived threat and is not surprising that many people are coping with higher levels of fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Besides the fear of becoming infected with the virus other changes due to the lockdowns and restrictions in our daily habits have a significant impact on our mental well-being.

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