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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920647/febrile-neutropenia-with-thrombocytopenia-after-infliximab-induction-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Gustavo Gomez, Shifa Umar, Mohammad Bilal, Cristina Strahotin, Kofi Clarke
A 34-year-old female with left-sided ulcerative colitis (UC) developed severe febrile neutropenia/thrombocytopenia soon after infliximab induction therapy. There was no other plausible cause of the cell line abnormalities other than an accurate temporal association with infliximab administration. Supportive care, broad-spectrum antibiotic, and single dose of filgrastim was given on day 5 of admission due to persistently low absolute neutrophil count and fevers. The cell lines recovered, fever resolved and the patient made a complete clinical recovery...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916349/pediatric-pyoderma-gangrenosum-is-it-just-big-wounds-on-little-adults
#2
Tahereh Soleimani, Sarah E Sasor, Leigh Spera, Barry E Eppley, Juan Socas, Michael W Chu, Sunil S Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon, ulcerative, cutaneous condition, often caused by surgical trauma that can masquerade as a pyogenic disease process requiring debridement and antibiotics. Treatment is, however, medical, with delay leading to significant morbidity. In addition, medical workup for coincident disorders has been suggested. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that pediatric PG has differing disease associations and therefore requires a differing medical workup...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915339/clinicopathological-features-and-predictive-factors-for-colorectal-cancer-outcome-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#3
Abdurrahman Aldiab, Khayal A Al Khayal, Omar A Al Obaid, Ahmed Alsheikh, Khalid Alsaleh, Mohamed Shahid, Hana Alkharji
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most frequent cancer and a leading cause of cancer death in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). To date, no nationwide screening programs have been adopted. This prospective, longitudinal study investigated factors influencing the outcome of CRC in Saudi patients. METHODS: Patients completed a CRC awareness questionnaire. Colonoscopy, CT/MRI, histopathology of tumor biopsies, and KRAS and BRAF testing were performed...
December 3, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913244/higher-risk-of-hospitalization-and-serious-infection-among-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-treated-with-adalimumab-compared-with-infliximab-in-a-nationwide-study
#4
Siddharth Singh, Nynne Nyboe Andersen, Mikael Andersson, Edward V Loftus, Tine Jess
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We compared the effectiveness and safety of infliximab and adalimumab in biologic-naïve patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), in a nationwide register-based propensity score-matched study of patients in Denmark. METHODS: We collected data from 1719 adults with UC, 15-75 years old, in Denmark who were treated with either infliximab or adalimumab as their first biologic agent. We compared rates of all-cause hospitalization, UC-related hospitalization, major abdominal surgery, and serious infections after a variable 2:1 propensity score matching, accounting for baseline clinical characteristics, disease severity, healthcare use, and use of UC-related medications...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895423/increased-cd4-cd45ra-foxp3-low-cells-alter-the-balance-between-treg-and-th17-cells-in-colitis-mice
#5
Ya-Hui Ma, Jie Zhang, Xue Chen, You-Fu Xie, Yan-Hua Pang, Xin-Juan Liu
AIM: To investigate the role of regulatory T cell (Treg) subsets in the balance between Treg and T helper 17 (Th17) cells in various tissues from mice with dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis. METHODS: Treg cells, Treg cell subsets, Th17 cells, and CD4(+)CD25(+)FoxP3(+)IL-17(+) cells from the lamina propria of colon (LPC) and other ulcerative colitis (UC) mouse tissues were evaluated by flow cytometry. Forkhead box protein 3 (FoxP3), interleukin 17A (IL-17A), and RORC mRNA levels were assessed by real-time PCR, while interleukin-10 (IL-10) and IL-17A levels were detected with a Cytometric Beads Array...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891381/post-colonoscopy-ischaemic-colitis-in-a-patient-without-risk-factors-for-colon-ischemia-a-case-report
#6
Dattatray Balasaheb Solanke, Nirav Madhukant Pipaliya, Alisha Nitin Chaubal, Meghraj Ananda Ingle, Prabha Dilip Sawant
Ischaemic colitis is the most common form of intestinal ischaemia and is more common in the elderly and in the people having risk factors for colonic ischaemia. Colonoscopy procedure itself is a rare cause of ischaemic colitis. Fewer than 20 cases of ischaemic colitis caused by colonoscopy procedure have been reported in the english literature till date. This patient presented to us within hours of routine colonoscopy with rectal bleeding and lower abdominal pain. On repeat colonoscopy, the patient had mucosal oedema and ulcerations in the descending colon and sigmoid colon...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890853/chromoendoscopy-for-surveillance-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-trials
#7
REVIEW
Andrea Iannone, Marinella Ruospo, Germaine Wong, Mariabeatrice Principi, Michele Barone, Giovanni Fm Strippoli, Alfredo Di Leo
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Key international guideline agencies recommend dysplasia surveillance in inflammatory bowel diseases with chromoendoscopy. We performed a systematic review of randomized trials comparing chromoendoscopy versus other endoscopic techniques for dysplasia surveillance in inflammatory bowel diseases. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for relevant studies published through September 2016. We estimated risk ratios (RR) for dichotomous outcomes (all-cause/colorectal cancer-related mortality, time to interval cancer, patients with dysplasia, total/subtypes of dysplastic lesions, dysplasia detected by targeted biopsies, adverse events), mean differences (MD) for continuous outcomes (procedural time, costs, total/targeted biopsies) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) using a random-effects model...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885894/mr-enterography-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-with-endoscopic-correlation
#8
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...
November 25, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866974/sphingolipids-in-neutrophil-function-and-inflammatory-responses-mechanisms-and-implications-for-intestinal-immunity-and-inflammation-in-ulcerative-colitis
#9
REVIEW
Mel Pilar Espaillat, Richard R Kew, Lina M Obeid
Bioactive sphingolipids are regulators of immune cell function and play critical roles in inflammatory conditions including ulcerative colitis. As one of the major forms of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis pathophysiology is characterized by an aberrant intestinal inflammatory response that persists causing chronic inflammation and tissue injury. Innate immune cells play an integral role in normal intestinal homeostasis but their dysregulation is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis...
November 14, 2016: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863347/preventive-effects-of-goji-berry-on-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice
#10
Yifei Kang, Yansong Xue, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu
Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) exerts immune modulation and suppresses inflammation in vitro and in vivo. We hypothesized that Goji berry had beneficial effects on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice through suppressing inflammation. Six-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were supplemented with a standard AIN-93G diet with or without 1% (w/w) Goji berry for 4 weeks. Then, colitis was induced by supplementing 3% DSS in drinking water for 7 days, followed by 7 days of remission period to mimic ulcerative colitis symptoms...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822614/outcome-and-functional-prognosis-of-pelvic-sepsis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis
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Shozo Ide, Toshimitsu Araki, Yoshiki Okita, Mikio Kawamura, Yuji Toiyama, Minako Kobayashi, Masaki Ohi, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Inoue, Keiichi Uchida, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
PURPOSE: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is a surgical procedure for ulcerative colitis, but pouch failure or pelvic sepsis still occurs in some patients. We conducted this study to investigate the cause of pouch failure and evaluate defecatory function after pelvic sepsis. METHODS: A total of 234 patients who underwent restorative proctocolectomy were enrolled. We analyzed the cause of pouch failure, as well as defecatory function and manometric outcomes, with and without the complication of pelvic sepsis...
November 7, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822176/ferulic-acid-ameliorates-tnbs-induced-ulcerative-colitis-through-modulation-of-cytokines-oxidative-stress-inos-cox-2-and-apoptosis-in-laboratory-rats
#12
Smeeta S Sadar, Niraj S Vyawahare, Subhash L Bodhankar
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic immune-inflammatory disorder characterized by oxido-nitrosative stress, the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and apoptosis. Ferulic acid (FA), a phenolic compound is considered to possess potent antioxidant, anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory activities. The aim is to evaluate possible mechanism of action of FA against trinitrobenzensulfonic acid (TNBS) induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in rats. UC was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats (150-200 g) by intrarectal administration of TNBS (100 mg/kg)...
2016: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819157/improvement-of-side-effects-and-treatment-on-the-experimental-colitis-in-mice-of-a-resin-microcapsule-loading-hydrocortisone-sodium-succinate
#13
Kai Dong, Hefeng Zhang, Yan Yan, Jinyao Sun, Yalin Dong, Ke Wang, Lu Zhang, Xianpeng Shi, Jianfeng Xing
CONTEXT: Extensive or long-time use of corticosteroids often causes many toxic side-effects. The ion exchange resins and the coating material, Eudragit, can be used in combination to form a new oral delivery system to deliver corticosteroids. OBJECTIVES: The resin microcapsule (DRM) composed by Amberlite 717 and Eudragit S100 was used to target hydrocortisone (HC) to the colon in order to improve its treatment effect on ulcerative colitis (UC) and reduce its toxic side-effects...
November 21, 2016: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805459/the-problem-of-adherence-to-therapy-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-the-potential-utility-of-multi-matrix-system-mmx-technology
#14
Cristina Bezzio, Federica Fascì-Spurio, Chiara Viganò, Gianmichele Meucci, Claudio Papi, Simone Saibeni
Ulcerative colitis (uc) is a chronic condition and for the vast majority of patients, life-long treatment is required. low adherence to therapy is an emerging issue. since low adherence is associated with poor clinical outcomes and increased costs, it is becoming crucial to identify strategies in order to improve it. Areas covered: We performed literature searches in PubMed using the terms 'adherence', 'mesalamine', 'budesonide MMX', 'MMX technology' in combination with 'ulcerative colitis'. Firstly, we present the key-concepts of therapy for UC and discuss the problem of the adherence and how to measure it...
November 14, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799888/biologics-for-the-treatment-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-in-ulcerative-colitis
#15
K Arivarasan, Vaishali Bhardwaj, Sukrit Sud, Sanjeev Sachdeva, Amarender Singh Puri
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Despite limited published literature, biologics have caused a paradigm shift in the management of this difficult-to-treat skin condition. The clinical data and outcomes of three patients with active ulcerative colitis and concurrent PG treated with biologics (infliximab two and adalimumab one) are reviewed in this report. Biologics were added because of the sub-optimal response of the colonic symptoms and skin lesions to parenteral hydrocortisone therapy...
October 2016: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799270/malignancies-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-results-from-20-years-of-follow-up-in-the-ibsen-study
#16
Øistein Hovde, Marte Lie Høivik, Magne Henriksen, Inger Camilla Solberg, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Bjørn A Moum
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Whether patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) have increased risk of developing cancer has been debated. The aims of the study were to determine the prevalence of intestinal/extraintestinal cancers in an IBD cohort 20 years after diagnosis and to assess whether these patients had an increased cancer- specific risk compared with a matched control population. METHODS: Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) diagnosed 1990 - 1993 have been prospectively followed up for 20 years...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797922/the-pattern-of-underlying-cause-of-death-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-england-a-record-linkage-study
#17
Thomas P C Chu, Gordon W Moran, Timothy R Card
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Numerous studies have established that mortality risk in IBD patients is higher than the general population, but the causes of death have seldom been examined. We aimed to describe causes of death in IBD. METHODS: A matched cohort study using UK general practice data from Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to death registration records. We described the distribution of causes of death among IBD patients by age at death and time since IBD diagnosis...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795500/regulation-of-the-human-gut-homeostasis-by-anti-inflammatory-cd14-cd163-high-cd160-high-myeloid-cells
#18
Hisako Kayama, Kiyoshi Takeda
  The gut is a unique tissue where a refined balance is maintained between immune responses and tolerance to a variety of foreign antigens including food and commensal bacteria. Although activation of T helper (Th) cells, such as Th1 and Th17 cells, is responsible for the host defense against invading pathogens in the gut, inappropriate Th1/Th17 responses cause onset and/or progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprised of two major disorders; ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Therefore, the inflammatory responses by Th1/Th17 cells in the gut are tightly regulated through a number of mechanisms...
2016: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789943/rna-interference-based-nanosystems-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Jian Guo, Xiaojing Jiang, Shuangying Gui
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is a chronic, recrudescent disease that invades the gastrointestinal tract, and it requires surgery or lifelong medicinal therapy. The conventional medicinal therapies for IBD, such as anti-inflammatories, glucocorticoids, and immunosuppressants, are limited because of their systemic adverse effects and toxicity during long-term treatment. RNA interference (RNAi) precisely regulates susceptibility genes to decrease the expression of proinflammatory cytokines related to IBD, which effectively alleviates IBD progression and promotes intestinal mucosa recovery...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785317/facing-terminal-ileitis-going-beyond-crohn-s-disease
#20
REVIEW
Ricardo de Alvares Goulart, Sandra Maria Barbalho, Rodrigo Galhardi Gasparini, Antonely de Cassio Alves de Carvalho
Terminal ileitis (TI) is an inflammatory condition of the terminal portion of the ileum that may occur acutely with right lower quadrant pain followed or not by diarrhea, or exhibit chronic obstructive symptoms and bleeding and normally it is associated to Crohn's disease (CD) although it may be associated to other different conditions. This review intended to contribute to a better understanding of TI in order to help in the diagnosis, medical approach and patient care. This work was performed on a survey of articles collected in different databases and a retrospective search was carried out to identify relevant studies in the field...
February 2016: Gastroenterology Research
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