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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818507/optimizing-quality-of-endoscopy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-focus-on-surveillance-and-management-of-colorectal-dysplasia-using-interactive-image-and-video-based-teaching
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Tonya R Kaltenbach, Roy M Soetikno, Rebecca DeVivo, Loren A Laine, Alan Barkun, Kenneth R McQuaid
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Varying recommendations regarding the detection and management of dysplasia can lead to uncertainty and may have impeded the uptake of strategies that could improve surveillance in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As such, an educational event was held to assist in disseminating the recently published Surveillance for Colorectal Endoscopic Neoplasia Detection and Management in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: International Consensus Recommendations (SCENIC)...
August 14, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801181/the-use-of-oral-corticosteroids-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-italy-an-ig-ibd-survey
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Federica Fascì-Spurio, Gianmichele Meucci, Claudio Papi, Simone Saibeni
AIM: To evaluate how Italian gastroenterologists use corticosteroids in clinical practice for the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: All members of the Italian Group for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) were invited to fill in a web-based questionnaire. RESULTS: 131/448 (29.2%) members completed the survey. In mild-to-moderate UC and CD relapses, low-bioavailability steroids (LBS) are first-line therapy for 37% and 42% of clinicians, respectively...
July 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762696/probiotics-for-gastrointestinal-conditions-a-summary-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Thad Wilkins, Jacqueline Sequoia
Probiotics contain microorganisms, most of which are bacteria similar to the beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the human gut. Probiotics have been widely studied in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The most-studied species include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces. However, a lack of clear guidelines on when to use probiotics and the most effective probiotic for different gastrointestinal conditions may be confusing for family physicians and their patients. Probiotics have an important role in the maintenance of immunologic equilibrium in the gastrointestinal tract through the direct interaction with immune cells...
August 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670231/japanese-physicians-attitudes-towards-enteral-nutrition-treatment-for-pediatric-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-questionnaire-survey
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Takashi Ishige, Takeshi Tomomasa, Hitoshi Tajiri, Atsushi Yoden
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Enteral nutrition (EN) is recommended for the treatment of pediatric Crohn's disease (CD) in Japan. However, the indications and treatment protocols for EN vary among hospitals. In the present study, we aimed to determine how EN was administered to pediatric patients and whether physicians followed treatment guidelines in their practices. METHODS: Two types of questionnaires were administered to 32 physicians who were involved in the treatment of pediatric CD...
July 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670226/management-of-crohn-s-disease-in-taiwan-consensus-guideline-of-the-taiwan-society-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Shu-Chen Wei, Ting-An Chang, Te-Hsin Chao, Jinn-Shiun Chen, Jen-Wei Chou, Yenn-Hwei Chou, Chiao-Hsiung Chuang, Wen-Hung Hsu, Tien-Yu Huang, Tzu-Chi Hsu, Chun-Chi Lin, Hung-Hsin Lin, Jen-Kou Lin, Wei-Chen Lin, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Ming-Jium Shieh, I-Lun Shih, Chia-Tung Shun, Yuk-Ming Tsang, Cheng-Yi Wang, Horng-Yuan Wang, Meng-Tzu Weng, Deng-Chyang Wu, Wen-Chieh Wu, Hsu-Heng Yen, Jau-Min Wong
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. CD is rare in Taiwan and other Asian countries, but its prevalence and incidence have been steadily increasing. A steering committee was established by the Taiwan Society of Inflammatory Bowel Disease to formulate statements on the diagnosis and management of CD taking into account currently available evidence and the expert opinion of the committee. Thorough clinical, endoscopic, and histological assessments are required for accurate diagnosis of CD...
July 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666580/current-trends-and-challenges-in-the-postoperative-medical-management-of-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Andrew T Schlussel, Nicole B Cherng, Karim Alavi
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease is an aggressive chronic inflammatory disorder, and despite medical advances no cure exists. There is a great risk of requiring an operative intervention, with evidence of recurrence developing in up to 80-90% of cases. Therefore, we sought to systematically review the current status in the postoperative medical management of Crohn's disease. DATA SOURCES: A systematic literature review of medications administered following respective therapy for Crohn's disease was performed from 1979 through 2016...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658168/efficacy-and-safety-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-therapy-for-refractory-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Xiao Qiu, Jue-Rong Feng, Li-Ping Chen, Shi Liu, Meng Zhang, Zhou Zhou, Jing Liu, Qiu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been proposed for patients with refractory Crohn's disease (CD), but it is associated with mortality and adverse events; the balance between risks and benefits becomes significantly important in the therapy. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of autologous HSCT therapy for refractory CD. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive search of PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane library, and Web of Science from inception to February 2017...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639073/prognostic-factors-affecting-outcomes-in-fistulating-perianal-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
G C Braithwaite, M J Lee, D Hind, S R Brown
BACKGROUND: One in three patients with Crohn's disease will develop a perianal fistulae, and one third of these will achieve long-term healing or closure. A barrier to conducting well-designed clinical trials for these patients is a lack of understanding of prognostic factors. This systematic review sets out to identify factors associated with prognosis of perianal Crohn's fistulae. METHODS: This review was registered on the PROSPERO database (CRD42016050316) and conducted in line with PRISMA guidelines along a predefined protocol...
June 20, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619097/adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-in-regenerative-medicine-a-brief-review-on-biology-and-translation
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REVIEW
Pablo Bora, Anish S Majumdar
Adipose/fat tissue provides an abundant source of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells for immediate administration and can also give rise to a substantial number of cultured, multipotent adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs). Recently, both SVF and ADSCs have gained wide-ranging translational significance in regenerative medicine. Initially used for cosmetic breast enhancement, this mode of treatment has found use in many diseases involving immune disorders, tissue degeneration, and ischaemic conditions. In this review, we try to address several important aspects of this field, outlining the biology, technology, translation, and challenges related to SVF- and ADSC-based therapies...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597827/inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Jan Däbritz, Patrick Gerner, Axel Enninger, Martin Claßen, Michael Radke
BACKGROUND: The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in childhood and adolescence is 5-11 cases per 100 000 persons per year, corresponding to a new diagnosis of IBD in 800-1470 patients in Germany each year. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, including guidelines from Germany and abroad. RESULTS: Children and adolescents with IBD often have extensive involvement and an aggressive course of disease...
May 12, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593005/real-time-elastography-in-crohn-s-disease-feasibility-in-daily-clinical-practice
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Andrea Giannetti, Marco Matergi, Marco Biscontri, Francesco Tedone, Lucia Falconi, Luca Franci
Ultrasound (US) is the first-line investigation in patients with abdominal symptoms and it has a role in the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel diseases. Strain elastography (SE) is a US method for estimating tissue elasticity. This method is still not routinely used in clinical practice, although it is suggested by the EFSUMB Guidelines for the characterization of intestinal stenosis in Crohn's disease. The purpose of this Pictorial Essay is to confirm the feasibility of elastography in Crohn's disease in clinical practice by comparing elastography images with corresponding endoscopic or radiological images...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587182/preoperative-nutritional-conditioning-of-crohn-s-patients-systematic-review-of-current-evidence-and-practice
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Fabian Grass, Basile Pache, David Martin, Dieter Hahnloser, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
Crohn's disease is an incurable and frequently progressive entity with major impact on affected patients. Up to half of patients require surgery in the first 10 years after diagnosis and over 75% of operated patients require at least one further surgery within lifetime. In order to minimize surgical risk, modifiable risk factors such as nutritional status need to be optimized. This systematic review on preoperative nutritional support in adult Crohn's patients between 1997 and 2017 aimed to provide an overview on target populations, screening modalities, routes of administration, and expected benefits...
June 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585041/clinical-impact-of-mismatch-repair-protein-testing-on-outcome-of-early-staged-colorectal-carcinomas
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Jatin Sundersham Gandhi, Malini Goswami, Anila Sharma, Parul Tanwar, Gurudutt Gupta, Nikhil Gupta, Sunil Pasricha, Anurag Mehta, Shivender Singh, Mohit Agarwal, Nitin Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and second most common in women globally. In the present study, we aimed to analyse the proportion of patients with loss of immunostaining for mismatch repair (MMR) proteins in all newly diagnosed stage II cases of colorectal cancer for the purpose of prognostication, for determination of further chemotherapeutic strategy and for familial screening. METHOD: From January 2014 to December 2015, 62 consecutive newly diagnosed cases of stage II colorectal cancer were included in the study...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566467/diagnosis-and-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-children
#14
REVIEW
Stephanie B Oliveira, Iona M Monteiro
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are lifelong conditions that often begin in childhood. The implications of IBD are of particular importance in children because of the potential negative effects on growth, development, psychosocial function, and overall wellbeing. The key management strategy is to achieve sustained control of intestinal inflammation and monitor for potential complications of the disease and side effects of therapies. Overall, the evidence on the management of IBD in children is less extensive than in adults, but good quality multicenter studies and various guidelines and society consensus statements are available...
May 31, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559086/laparoscopic-intervention-in-acute-crohn-s-disease-involving-an-ovary
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Iwona Gawron, Lukasz Chmura, Dariusz Adamek, Krzysztof Skotniczny, Kazimierz Pityński, Artur Ludwin
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that may involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Acute manifestations in female internal reproductive organs are rare and have been described in only a few cases. A 27-year-old nulligravida diagnosed with CD presented with pelvic pain, fever, and a palpable mass (confirmed by ultrasound) in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. She underwent diagnostic laparoscopy because of worsening symptoms suggestive of a tubo-ovarian abscess. The right adnexa were excised after adhesiolysis...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509816/variations-in-health-insurance-policies-regarding-biologic-therapy-use-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#16
Abhijeet Yadav, Joshua Foromera, Ilana Feuerstein, Kenneth R Falchuk, Joseph D Feuerstein
BACKGROUND: The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has developed guidelines for the management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (CD) recommending anti-TNF therapy in moderate-severe disease. However, which drug is used is often dictated by insurance company policies. We sought to determine the insurance policy requirements prior to approval of biologic therapies. METHODS: Using the National Association of Insurance Commissioners report of the top 125 insurance companies by market share in 2014, we reviewed the first 50 that had online policies regarding anti-TNF and vedolizumab available...
June 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509767/variations-in-health-insurance-policies-regarding-biologic-therapy-use-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
Abhijeet Yadav, Joshua Foromera, Ilana Feuerstein, Kenneth R Falchuk, Joseph D Feuerstein
BACKGROUND: The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has developed guidelines for the management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (CD) recommending anti-TNF therapy in moderate-severe disease. However, which drug is used is often dictated by insurance company policies. We sought to determine the insurance policy requirements prior to approval of biologic therapies. METHODS: Using the National Association of Insurance Commissioners report of the top 125 insurance companies by market share in 2014, we reviewed the first 50 that had online policies regarding anti-TNF and vedolizumab available...
May 15, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456770/safety-and-efficacy-of-intravenous-cyclophosphamide-pulse-therapy-in-therapy-refractory-crohn-s-disease-patients
#18
S Hirschmann, R Atreya, M Englbrecht, M F Neurath
A major challenge in the management of persistently active Crohn's disease patient's refractory to treatment regimen following the current guidelines is the induction of remission, which is a prerequisite for subsequent maintenance therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate both the clinical and endoscopic benefit of intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy in patients with active and therapy refractory Crohn's disease. Nine patients with acute moderate to severe Crohn's disease, not responding to conventional as well as biological therapy regimen received 3 - 9 cycles of monthly treatments with intravenous cyclophosphamide (680 - 1000 mg) in an uncontrolled setting and were retrospectively analyzed...
February 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454853/value-of-cross-sectional-imaging-in-assessing-active-crohn-s-disease-before-stoma-reversal
#19
Bastien Dirrenberger, Isabelle Clerc-Urmès, Adeline Germain, Laurent Bresler, Pablo Olivera, Laura Martelli, Silvio Danese, Cédric Baumann, Valérie Laurent, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: There are currently no guidelines on the need to assess disease activity before stoma reversal in Crohn's disease (CD). We sought to determine the value of cross-sectional imaging for detecting active CD before stoma reversal. METHODS: 38 CD patients underwent cross-sectional imaging before stoma reversal. CD activity was blindly evaluated by an independent radiologist. Postoperative outcomes were recorded. RESULTS: Before stoma reversal, cross-sectional imaging identified active CD in 20 of the 38 study participants (52...
August 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293746/long-standing-crohn-s-disease-and-its-implication-on-anal-squamous-cell-cancer-management
#20
Amy L Lightner, Sara B Moncrief, Thomas C Smyrk, John H Pemberton, Michael G Haddock, David W Larson, Eric J Dozois, Kellie L Mathis
BACKGROUND: Anal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC) is rare, accounting for only 1% of gastrointestinal malignancies. We sought to better understand management strategies for ASCC in the setting of Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: A retrospective chart review from 2001 to 2016 was conducted using ICD-9/10 codes for CD (555.9/K50) and ASCC (154.3/C44.520). Adult patients with a diagnosis of CD at the time of ASCC diagnosis were included. RESULTS: Seven patients (five female) were included with a median age of 50 years...
May 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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