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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138234/mesalazine-induced-myopericarditis-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
#1
Jalal Asadi, Sanjay S Bhandari, Nauman Ahmed
A 25-year-old male with a background of ulcerative colitis presented with a two-week history of central chest pain. His ECG on presentation showed global T wave inversion with a peak troponin I of 165 ng/ml. Clinical diagnosis of myopericarditis/myocarditis was made. Echocardiography and cardiac MR confirmed the diagnosis. On detailed assessment of his medication history, mesalazine was suspected as an aetiological factor, with discontinuation resulting in an improvement in symptoms, inflammatory markers and cardiac enzymes...
November 14, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135086/can-mr-enterography-screen-for-perianal-disease-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#2
Zehour AlSabban, Nicholas Carman, Rahim Moineddin, Ryan T Lo, Sebastian K King, Jacob C Langer, Thomas D Walters, Anne M Griffiths, Peter C Church, Mary-Louise C Greer
BACKGROUND: Pediatric Crohn's disease is associated with perianal disease (PAD). Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) assesses small bowel involvement in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD). Pelvic MRI (P-MRI) is the gold standard for assessing PAD. PURPOSE: To determine if MRE can accurately detect PAD in PIBD, distinguishing perianal fistulae (PAF) from perianal abscesses (PAA), referenced against P-MRI. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052734/diagnostic-performance-of-magnetic-resonance-enterography-for-detection-of-active-inflammation-in-children-and-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
#3
Hee Mang Yoon, Chong Hyun Suh, Jeong Rye Kim, Jin Seong Lee, Ah Young Jung, Kyung Mo Kim, Young Ah Cho
Importance: Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography has the advantage over other techniques of being noninvasive, lacking ionizing radiation, and demonstrating excellent soft-tissue contrast to evaluate pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of MR enterography for detection of active inflammation in children and adolescents with known or suspected IBD. Data Sources: A search of MEDLINE and EMBASE up to January 2, 2017, was performed to identify studies...
October 9, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981627/validity-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-enterography-in-the-assessment-of-transmural-activity-and-fibrosis-in-crohn%C3%A2-s-disease
#4
Rune Wilkens, Rikke H Hagemann-Madsen, David A Peters, Agnete H Nielsen, Charlotte B Nørager, Henning Glerup, Klaus Krogh
Background and Aims: Increased small intestinal wall thickness correlates with both inflammatory activity and fibrosis in Crohn's disease (CD). Assessment of perfusion holds promise as an objective marker distinguishing between the two conditions. Our primary aim was to determine if relative bowel wall perfusion measurements correlate with histopathological scores for inflammation or fibrosis in CD. Methods: Twenty-five patients were investigated prior to elective surgery for small intestinal CD...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813197/split-bolus-injection-producing-simultaneous-late-arterial-and-portal-venous-phases-in-ct-enterography-preliminary-results
#5
Johannes Boos, Jieming Fang, Christina M Chingkoe, Michele Perillo, Martin Smith, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Olga R Brook
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to evaluate the image quality and added value of split-bolus contrast agent injection combining late arterial and portal venous phases compared with single-bolus contrast agent injection late arterial phase CT enterography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent CT enterography before and after implementation of a single-bolus CT enterography protocol were included. Attenuation and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were assessed by ROI measurements of the bowel wall and arterial and venous structures...
November 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#6
Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562346/methionine-restriction-on-oxidative-stress-and-immune-response-in-dss-induced-colitis-mice
#7
Gang Liu, Lei Yu, Jun Fang, Chien-An Andy Hu, Jie Yin, Hengjia Ni, Wenkai Ren, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Shuai Chen, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Yulong Yin
A strong correlation exists between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and oxidative stress involving alterations of several key signaling pathways. It is known that methionine promotes reactive oxygen species (ROS) production; we therefore hypothesize that a methionine restriction diet would reduce ROS production, inflammatory responses, and the course of IBD. We generated a murine colitis model by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) treatment and tested the effects of the methionine restriction diet. Forty-eight mice were randomly divided into four groups of equal size, which included a control (CON) group, an MR (methionine restriction diet) group, a DSS treated group and an MR-DSS treated group...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434027/can-ultrasound-be-used-as-the-primary-imaging-in-children-with-suspected-crohn-disease
#8
Timothy L Tsai, Megan B Marine, Matthew R Wanner, Matthew L Cooper, Steven J Steiner, Fangqian Ouyang, S Gregory Jennings, Boaz Karmazyn
BACKGROUND: There is growing literature on the use of ultrasound (US) for evaluation of Crohn disease in adults, but few studies have been conducted on children. Several studies demonstrated high accuracy of US in the diagnosis of Crohn disease. Using US as the primary screening imaging modality for Crohn disease can reduce health care costs, the need for sedation and ionizing radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to determine if US can be used for screening evaluation of pediatric Crohn disease...
July 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417857/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-pediatric-infection-or-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
#9
REVIEW
Alberto Signore, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Olivier Gheysens, Chiara Lauri, Onofrio A Catalano
In this review article, we focus on the most recent applications of nuclear medicine techniques (mainly (99m)Tc/(111)In white blood cells (WBC) scan, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/CT, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/MRI, and (99m)Tc-IL-2 scintigraphy) in the study of children affected by peripheral bone osteomyelitis, fungal infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, and type 1 diabetes, owing to recent important published evidences of their role in the management of these diseases. For osteomyelitis in children, both bone scintigraphy and [(18)F]-FDG-PET have a major advantage of assessing the whole body in one imaging session to confirm or exclude multifocal involvement, whereas WBC scan has a limited role...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417181/colonic-inflammation-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-detection-with-magnetic-resonance-enterography
#10
Alessandro Campari, Marcello Napolitano, Giovanna Zuin, Luciano Maestri, Giovanni Di Leo, Francesco Sardanelli
BACKGROUND: Colonic involvement in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease is common. Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography is considered the best imaging modality for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease evaluation. It is unclear whether the lack of a dedicated large bowel preparation prevents a reliable colonic assessment. OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic performance of standard MR enterography in detecting and grading colonic inflammatory activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated children who underwent both MR enterography and ileocolonoscopy with biopsies <4 weeks apart...
June 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386628/paediatric-magnetic-resonance-enteroclysis-under-general-anaesthesia-initial-experience
#11
Sophie Sadigh, Mark Chopra, Michael R Sury, Neil Shah, Øystein E Olsen, Tom A Watson
MR enterography is the accepted imaging reference standard for small bowel assessment in inflammatory bowel disease. There is an increasing cohort of children with inflammatory bowel disease presenting at an early age (<5 years) with severe disease. Younger children present a technical challenge for enterography because of the need for sedation/general anaesthesia to allow image optimisation and the need for oral contrast to allow adequate luminal assessment. Through our experiences, MR enteroclysis under general anaesthesia has proven to be a successful imaging technique for the work-up of these patients...
June 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379745/endoscopic-skipping-of-the-terminal-ileum-in-pediatric-crohn-disease
#12
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ishrat Mansuri, Joel G Fletcher, David H Bruining, Amy B Kolbe, Jeff L Fidler, Sunil Samuel, Jeanne Tung
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric small-bowel (SB) Crohn disease (CD) may be missed if the terminal ileum (TI) appears normal at endoscopy and SB imaging is not performed. We sought to estimate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of pediatric patients with CD and endoscopic skipping of the TI-that is, pediatric patients with active SB or upper gut inflammation and an endoscopically normal TI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included pediatric patients with CD who underwent both CT enterography (CTE) or MR enterography (MRE) and ileocolonoscopy within a 30-day period between July 2004 and April 2014...
June 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302273/there-is-good-agreement-between-mr-enterography-and-bowel-ultrasound-with-regards-to-disease-location-and-activity-in-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#13
COMPARATIVE STUDY
J L Barber, J Maclachlan, K Planche, M Furman, D Crespi, N Bab, I Beal
AIM: To investigate concordance of bowel ultrasound and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in identifying active disease in children with inflammatory bowel disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The imaging of children with inflammatory bowel disease who had undergone bowel ultrasound and MRE within 30 days were retrospectively reviewed, from January 2009 to November 2015. Ultrasound was without oral contrast medium; MRI was conducted with patients unsedated with oral contrast medium and gadolinium...
July 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298964/magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-crohn-s-disease-how-we-do-it-and-common-imaging-findings
#14
REVIEW
Annalisa Mantarro, Paola Scalise, Elisa Guidi, Emanuele Neri
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, with unpredictable clinical course by phases of relapses alternating with other of quiescence. The etiology is multifactorial and is still not completely known; globally the westernization of lifestyle is causing an increasing incidence of CD, with peak age of 20-30 years. The diagnostic workup begins with the evaluation of the clinical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. However, the clinical assessment is subjected interobserver variability and, occasionally, the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation may be indistinguishable...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283726/magnetic-resonance-enterography-has-good-inter-rater-agreement-and-diagnostic-accuracy-for-detecting-inflammation-in-pediatric-crohn-disease
#15
Peter C Church, Mary-Louise C Greer, Ruth Cytter-Kuint, Andrea S Doria, Anne M Griffiths, Dan Turner, Thomas D Walters, Brian M Feldman
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is increasingly relied upon for noninvasive assessment of intestinal inflammation in Crohn disease. However very few studies have examined the diagnostic accuracy of individual MRE signs in children. OBJECTIVE: We have created an MR-based multi-item measure of intestinal inflammation in children with Crohn disease - the Pediatric Inflammatory Crohn's MRE Index (PICMI). To inform item selection for this instrument, we explored the inter-rater agreement and diagnostic accuracy of individual MRE signs of inflammation in pediatric Crohn disease and compared our findings with the reference standards of the weighted Pediatric Crohn's Disease Activity Index (wPCDAI) and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256903/mr-imaging-in-patients-with-male-to-female-sex-reassignment-surgery-postoperative-anatomy-and-complications
#16
Michele Bertolotto, Giovanni Liguori, Stefano Bucci, Mariano Iannelli, Francesca Vedovo, Nicola Pavan, Carlo Trombetta, Lorenzo E Derchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of MRI in the evaluation of both the new female anatomy and complications in male-to-female sex reassignment surgery (MtF-SRS). METHODS: 71 consecutive patients with MtF-SRS had 74 MRI [age range, 21-63 years; mean (±standard deviation) age, 36 ± 10 years; median age, 37 years]. In 47 patients, MRI was performed to rule out early post-operative complications after gender conversion (n = 40), vaginoplasty (n = 6) or remodelling of the labia majora (n = 1)...
April 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210706/single-balloon-enteroscopy-efficacy-and-degree-of-concordance-with-noninvasive-evaluation-of-small-bowel
#17
Margarida Marques, João Santos-Antunes, Rosa Coelho, Hélder Cardoso, Filipe Vilas Boas, Armando Ribeiro, Guilherme Macedo
Background and study aims Clinical impact of single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) is fairly known, as well as its diagnostic yield comparing with other small bowel gastrointestinal investigations. This study represents a contribution to better understand it and is designed to evaluate SBE efficacy and degree of concordance with previous evaluation of small bowel. Patients and methods This is a single-center retrospective study of patients that underwent SBE with suspected small bowel disease based on non-invasive imaging...
February 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072831/a-probabilistic-method-for-estimation-of-bowel-wall-thickness-in-mr-colonography
#18
Thomas Hampshire, Alex Menys, Asif Jaffer, Gauraang Bhatnagar, Shonit Punwani, David Atkinson, Steve Halligan, David J Hawkes, Stuart A Taylor
MRI has recently been applied as a tool to quantitatively evaluate the response to therapy in patients with Crohn's disease, and is the preferred choice for repeated imaging. Bowel wall thickness on MRI is an important biomarker of underlying inflammatory activity, being abnormally increased in the acute phase and reducing in response to successful therapy; however, a poor level of interobserver agreement of measured thickness is reported and therefore a system for accurate, robust and reproducible measurements is desirable...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052284/asian-perspectives-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-report-and-analysis-of-a-survey-with-questionnaires
#19
Atsushi Yoshida, Fumiaki Ueno, Toshio Morizane, Takashi Joh, Takeshi Kamiya, Shin''ichi Takahashi, Kengo Tokunaga, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Yoshikazu Kinoshita, Hidekazu Suzuki, Yuji Naito, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, Shin Fukodo, Francis K L Chan, Ki-Baik Halm, Udom Kachintorn, Kwong Ming Fock, Abdul Aziz Rani, Ari Fahrial Syam, Jose D Sollano, Qi Zhu
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) vary among countries in terms of availability of modalities, affordability of health care resource, health care policy and cultural background. This may be the case in different countries in Eastern Asia. The aim of this study was to determine and understand the differences in diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of IBD between Japan and the rest of Asian countries (ROA). METHODS: Questionnaires with regard to clinical practice in IBD were distributed to members of the International Gastroenterology Consensus Symposium Study Group...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885894/mr-enterography-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-with-endoscopic-correlation
#20
REVIEW
Pankaj Kaushal, Alexander S Somwaru, Aline Charabaty, Angela D Levy
Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two main forms of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CD is a transmural chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract in a discontinuous distribution. UC is a mucosal and submucosal chronic inflammatory disease that typically originates in the rectum and may extend proximally in a continuous manner. In treating patients with CD and UC, clinicians rely heavily on accurate diagnoses and disease staging. Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography used in conjunction with endoscopy and histopathologic analysis can help accurately diagnose and manage disease in the majority of patients...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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