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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634576/disability-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-correlations-with-quality-of-life-and-patient-s-characteristics
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Konstantinos Argyriou, Andreas Kapsoritakis, Konstantinos Oikonomou, Anastassios Manolakis, Eirini Tsakiridou, Spyridon Potamianos
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases may cause significant disability. However, little is known regarding the life domains where patients encounter most limitations. OBJECTIVES: To assess patients' overall disability and determine the life domains where most restrictions were applied. Secondarily, we sought for possible relationships among disability, quality of life (HRQoL), and population characteristics. METHOD: The study lasted for two years (2013-2015) and included 200 patients [52%  ulcerative  colitis  (UC)] from a referral centre...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634575/association-between-plasmatic-ceramides-profile-and-ast-alt-ratio-c14-0-ceramide-as-predictor-of-hepatic-steatosis-in-adolescents-independently-of-obesity
#2
Jorge Maldonado-Hernández, Gabriela E Saldaña-Dávila, Mónica I Piña-Aguero, Benjamín A Núñez-García, Mardia G López-Alarcón
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between plasma ceramides and hepatic steatosis (HS) in adolescents, independently of obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-four adolescents from two previous studies conducted and published by our crew were included. Study subjects were stratified in three groups: normal weight (n = 18), obesity (n = 34), and obesity + HS (n = 42). The presence of HS was defined when ALT/AST ratio was <1. Ceramides subspecies (C14:0, C16:0, C18:0, C24:0, and C24:1) were determined by LC/MS...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593172/allied-health-professional-support-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-survey-from-the-canadian-children-inflammatory-bowel-disease-network-a-joint-partnership-of-cihr-and-the-ch-i-l-d-foundation
#3
Wael El-Matary, Eric I Benchimol, David Mack, Hien Q Huynh, Jeff Critch, Anthony Otley, Colette Deslandres, Kevan Jacobson, Jennifer deBruyn, Matthew W Carroll, Eytan Wine, Johan Van Limbergen, Mary Sherlock, Kevin Bax, Sally Lawrence, Ernest Seidman, Robert Issenman, Thomas D Walters, Peter Church, Anne M Griffiths
OBJECTIVES: The current number of healthcare providers (HCP) caring for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) across Canadian tertiary-care centres is underinvestigated. The aim of this survey was to assess the number of healthcare providers (HCP) in ambulatory pediatric IBD care across Canadian tertiary-care centres. METHODS: Using a self-administered questionnaire, we examined available resources in academic pediatric centres within the Canadian Children IBD Network...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573132/prebiotics-a-novel-approach-to-treat-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
REVIEW
Naz Fatima, Tasleem Akhtar, Nadeem Sheikh
Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the fatal malignancies and is considered as the third leading cause of death. Mutations, genetic modifications, dietary aflatoxins, or impairments in the regulation of oncogenic pathways may bring about liver cancer. An effective barrier against hepatotoxins is offered by gut-liver axis as a change in gut permeability and expanded translocation of lipopolysaccharides triggers the activation of Toll-like receptors which stimulate the process of hepatocarcinogenesis. Prebiotics, nondigestible oligosaccharides, have a pivotal role to play when it comes to inducing an antitumor effect...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567370/maintenance-of-remission-with-partial-enteral-nutrition-therapy-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-a-retrospective-study
#5
Jacqueline M Schulman, Liat Pritzker, Ron Shaoul
BACKGROUND: Partial enteral nutrition (PEN) may be helpful for the maintenance of remission in pediatric Crohn's disease patients. AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of PEN treatment for preventing clinical relapse. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 42 pediatric Crohn's disease patients who entered clinical remission on 4-12 weeks of exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) and were maintained on PEN as a supplementary diet. We evaluated the efficacy of the treatment at different time points using the weighted Pediatric Crohn Disease Activity Index (wPCDAI), Physician Global Assessment, laboratory parameters, and growth of each patient...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567369/dynamic-changes-of-the-frequency-of-classic-and-inflammatory-monocytes-subsets-and-natural-killer-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-treated-by-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
#6
Gang Ning, Yi-Ting Li, You-Ming Chen, Ying Zhang, Ying-Fu Zeng, Chao-Shuang Lin
OBJECTIVE: Up to now, little was known about the immunological changes of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients treated with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs); we try to explore the effect of DAAs on the frequency of monocytes, NK cells, and cytokines that promote their activation. METHODS: 15 treatment-naive CHC patients and 10 healthy controls were recruited. Patients were examined before DAAs therapy (0 w) and at week 4 (4 w) and week 12 (12 w) of therapy...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553630/choice-of-allograft-in-patients-requiring-intestinal-transplantation-a-critical-review
#7
REVIEW
Genevieve Huard, Thomas Schiano, Jang Moon, Kishore Iyer
Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is indicated in patients with irreversible intestinal failure (IF) and life-threatening complications related to total parenteral nutrition (TPN). ITx can be classified into three main types. Isolated intestinal transplantation (IITx), that is, transplantation of the jejunoileum, is indicated in patients with preserved liver function. Combined liver-intestine transplantation (L-ITx), that is, transplantation of the liver and the jejunoileum, is indicated in patients with liver failure related to TPN...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529936/living-with-hepatitis-c-virus-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis-of-qualitative-literature
#8
REVIEW
Laura E Dowsett, Stephanie Coward, Diane L Lorenzetti, Gail MacKean, Fiona Clement
Background and Aims. The lived experience of HCV has not been well documented in the literature. The aim of this systematic review was to understand the experiences of living with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Methods. Five databases were searched from inception until January 19, 2015. Studies were included if they focused on adults diagnosed with HCV; reported experience living with HCV; and described original research. Results. 46 studies were included. Studies found that participants had reduced quality of life due to physical symptoms...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491862/comparison-of-fecal-calprotectin-methods-for-predicting-relapse-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#9
Saranya Kittanakom, Md Sharif Shajib, Kristine Garvie, Joceline Turner, Dan Brooks, Sufian Odeh, Robert Issenman, V Tony Chetty, Joseph Macri, Waliul I Khan
Background. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is on the rise worldwide. Endoscopies are necessary for IBD assessment but are invasive, expensive, and inconvenient. Recently, fecal calprotectin (FCal) was proposed as a noninvasive and specific marker of gut inflammation. We evaluated the analytical performance of three FCal assays and their clinical performance in predicting relapse in pediatric IBD. Methods. This study used 40 pediatric IBD and 40 random non-IBD patients' fecal samples. Two automated ELISAs (Bühlmann and PhiCal® Calprotectin-EIA) and an EliA (Phadia 250 EliA-Calprotectin) were used to evaluate the analytical performance...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487848/blood-urea-nitrogen-as-a-predictor-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-based-on-the-revised-atlanta-criteria-timing-of-measurement-and-cutoff-points
#10
Suhan Lin, Wandong Hong, Zarrin Basharat, Qipin Wang, Jingye Pan, Mengtao Zhou
Background and Aims. This study evaluated the prognostic accuracy of BUN for severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and in-hospital mortality (IHM) in terms of the best timing for BUN measurement and the optimal BUN cutoff points. Methods. BUN determinants at the time of admission and 24 hrs after hospital admission were recorded and analyzed statistically. The ability of BUN in predicting the SAP and the occurrence of IHM were assessed using the area under the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Results...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484687/gastroenterology-curriculum-in-the-canadian-medical-school-system
#11
ThucNhi Tran Dang, Clarence Wong, Lana Bistritz
Background and Purpose. Gastroenterology is a diverse subspecialty that covers a wide array of topics. The preclinical gastroenterology curriculum is often the only formal training that medical students receive prior to becoming residents. There is no Canadian consensus on learning objectives or instructional methods and a general lack of awareness of curriculum at other institutions. This results in variable background knowledge for residents and lack of guidance for course development. Objectives. (1) Elucidate gastroenterology topics being taught at the preclinical level...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466002/efficacy-of-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-versus-nissen-fundoplication-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-short-term-a-meta-analysis
#12
REVIEW
Ming-Yu Chen, Di-Yu Huang, Angela Wu, Yi-Bin Zhu, He-Pan Zhu, Liu-Mei Lin, Xiu-Jun Cai
Background. The efficacy of Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation (MSA) and its outcomes for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) are uncertain. Therefore, we aimed to summarize and analyze the efficacy of two treatments for GERD. Methods. The meta-analysis search was performed, using four databases. All studies from 2005 to 2016 were included. Pooled effect was calculated using either the fixed or random effects model. Results. A total of 4 trials included 624 patients and aimed to evaluate the differences in proton-pump inhibitor use, complications, and adverse events...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409147/incidence-and-predictors-of-advanced-liver-fibrosis-by-a-validated-serum-biomarker-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#13
Mamatha Bhat, Kathleen C Rollet-Kurhajec, Aparna Bhat, Amanda Farag, Marc Deschenes, Philip Wong, Peter Ghali, Giada Sebastiani
Background and Aims. Serum fibrosis biomarkers have shown good accuracy in the liver transplant (LT) population. We employed a simple serum biomarker to elucidate incidence and predictors of advanced fibrosis after LT over a long follow-up period. Methods. We included 440 consecutive patients who underwent LT between 1991 and 2013. Advanced liver fibrosis was defined as FIB-4 > 3.25 beyond 12 months after LT. Results. Over 2030.5 person-years (PY) of follow-up, 189 (43%) developed FIB-4 > 3.25, accounting for an incidence of 9...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396854/a-hepatitis-c-educational-needs-assessment-of-canadian-healthcare-providers
#14
Reza Naghdi, Karen Seto, Carolyn Klassen, Didi Emokpare, Brian Conway, Melissa Kelley, Eric Yoshida, Hemant A Shah
Background and Aim. Despite advances in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection (CHC), it remains a major public health problem in Canada and globally. The knowledge of healthcare providers (HCPs) is critical to improve the care of CHC in Canada. To assess the current knowledge and educational needs of healthcare providers (HCPs) in the area of CHC management a national online survey was conducted. Method. An interprofessional steering committee designed a 29-question survey distributed through various direct and electronic routes...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367429/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-12-weeks-of-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir-versus-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-and-ribavirin-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1-who-have-cirrhosis-and-have-failed-prior-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
William Stokes, Carol Fenton, Fiona Clement, Matthew James, Paul Ronksley, Karen L Tang
Background. The recommended therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), genotype 1, who have cirrhosis and have failed prior therapy is 12 weeks of sofosbuvir (SOF), ledipasvir (LDV), and ribavirin (RBV). This recommendation is based on expert opinion, and the efficacy of 12 weeks of SOF/LDV compared to SOF/LDV/RBV in this patient population has not yet been established. Methods. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. Two investigators independently searched electronic databases and relevant conference proceedings for randomized controlled trials comparing rates of sustained virologic response 12 weeks after therapy (SVR12) when using 12 weeks of SOF/LDV versus 12 weeks of SOF/LDV/RBV in patients with CHC, genotype 1, who have cirrhosis and failed previous therapy...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349045/safety-profile-of-liver-fibroscan-in-patients-with-cardiac-pacemakers-or-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
#16
Yin Chan, Stephanie Pranke, Farid Rashidi, Shravan Nosib, Lawrence Worobetz
Background. Emerging evidence suggests that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with coronary artery diseases and arrhythmias. The FibroScan (Echosens, France), a widely available, noninvasive device, is able to detect liver fibrosis and steatosis within this patient population. However, the FibroScan is currently contraindicated in patients with cardiac pacemakers (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). Objective. To determine the safety profile of FibroScan testing in patients with PM or ICD...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349044/vonoprazan-based-regimen-is-more-useful-than-ppi-based-one-as-a-first-line-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Masafumi Maruyama, Naoki Tanaka, Daisuke Kubota, Masayuki Miyajima, Takefumi Kimura, Koujiro Tokutake, Ryujiro Imai, Toru Fujisawa, Hiromitsu Mori, Yoshiaki Matsuda, Shuichi Wada, Akira Horiuchi, Kendo Kiyosawa
Background. A new agent, potassium-competitive acid blocker vonoprazan (VPZ) has potent acid-inhibitory effects and may offer advantages over conventional H. pylori eradication therapies. We aimed to compare the eradication rate between VPZ-based treatment and PPI-based one. Methods. This randomized controlled trial was designed to assign 141 patients with H. pylori-positive gastritis to VPZ group (VPZ 20 mg, amoxicillin 750 mg, and clarithromycin 200 or 400 mg twice daily for 7 days) or PPI group (rabeprazole 20 mg or lansoprazole 30 mg, amoxicillin 750 mg, and clarithromycin 200 or 400 mg twice daily for 7 days)...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321390/metabonomics-research-progress-on-liver-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Mengqian Yu, Ying Zhu, Qingwei Cong, Chunyan Wu
Metabolomics as the new omics technique develops after genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics and has rapid development at present. Liver diseases are worldwide public health problems. In China, chronic hepatitis B and its secondary diseases are the common liver diseases. They can be diagnosed by the combination of history, virology, liver function, and medical imaging. However, some patients seldom have relevant physical examination, so the diagnosis may be delayed. Many other liver diseases, such as drug-induced liver injury (DILI), alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and autoimmune liver diseases, still do not have definite diagnostic markers; the diagnosis consists of history, medical imaging, and the relevant score...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280718/response-to-comment-on-assessment-of-liver-stiffness-in-pediatric-fontan-patients-using-transient-elastography
#19
COMMENT
Becky Chen, Richard A Schreiber, Derek G Human, James E Potts, Orlee R Guttman
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2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271055/treatment-algorithm-for-chronic-idiopathic-constipation-and-constipation-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-derived-from-a-canadian-national-survey-and-needs-assessment-on-choices-of-therapeutic-agents
#20
Yvonne Tse, David Armstrong, Christopher N Andrews, Alain Bitton, Brian Bressler, John Marshall, Louis W C Liu
Background. Chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) are common functional lower gastrointestinal disorders that impair patients' quality of life. In a national survey, we aimed to evaluate (1) Canadian physician practice patterns in the utilization of therapeutic agents listed in the new ACG and AGA guidelines; (2) physicians satisfaction with these agents for their CIC and IBS-C patients; and (3) the usefulness of these new guidelines in their clinical practice...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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