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S Renshaw, I L Silva, A Hotouras, S D Wexner, J Murphy, C Bhan
The purpose of this study was to assess outcome measures and cost-effectiveness of robotic colorectal resections in adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The Cochrane Library, PubMed/Medline and Embase databases were reviewed, using the text "robotic(s)" AND ("inflammatory bowel disease" OR "Crohn's" OR "Ulcerative Colitis"). Two investigators screened abstracts for eligibility. All English language full-text articles were reviewed for specified outcomes. Data were presented in a summarised and aggregate form, since the lack of higher-level evidence studies precluded meta-analysis...
March 15, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
Nan Lan, Bo Shen
Background: Current treatment modalities for anastomotic stricture in Crohn's disease (CD) include endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) and surgery. We recently published a case series of inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with the novel endoscopic stricturotomy (ES). The aim of this case-control study was to compare the efficacy and safety of ES versus conventional EBD in the treatment of anastomotic strictures in CD patients. Methods: All eligible patients with CD anastomotic stricture who were treated with ES or EBD were included...
March 12, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Fabiola Trejo-Vazquez, Idalia Garza-Veloz, Gabriela Alejandra Villela-Ramirez, Yolanda Ortiz-Castro, Panfilo Mauricio-Saucedo, Edith Cardenas-Vargas, Mariana Diaz-Baez, Miguel A Cid-Baez, Rodrigo Castañeda-Miranda, Jose Manuel Ortiz-Rodriguez, Luis Octavio Solis-Sanchez, Margarita L Martinez-Fierro
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD) and indeterminate colitis. As these subtypes of IBD display important differences in the behavior of the natural course of the disease, the identification of non-invasive markers for IBD is important. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the serum levels of 10 adipokines and their association with endoscopic activity in IBD. The 10-protein profile (C-peptide, ghrelin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, glucagon-like peptide-1, glucagon, insulin, leptin, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, resistin and visfatin) was evaluated using serum from 53 participants (23 UC and 11 CD patients, as well as 19 controls) from Zacatecas (Mexico) by using the Bio-Plex Pro Human Diabetes 10-Plex Panel (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Morgan Lawley, Jessica W Wu, Victor M Navas-López, Hien Q Huynh, Matthew W Carroll, Min Chen, Pavel Medvedev, Andrew S Day, Séamus Hussey, Rotem Sigall-Boneh, Arie Levine, Eytan Wine
OBJECTIVES: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is an effective induction treatment for pediatric Crohn disease. Given the center-based variation in use and diversity in practice we constructed a survey aimed at sharing experience and strategies in administering EEN, stimulating further research, and optimizing therapy. METHODS: This survey was constructed after consultation with experts and designed to address key knowledge gaps. The survey was disseminated through the Paediatric IBD Porto Group of ESPGHAN, Canadian Children IBD Network, selective experts, and was sent twice through the PEDGI-BB...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Artur Nemeth, Daniel Agardh, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Ervin Toth
Background: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive method enabling excellent visualization of the small bowel (SB) mucosa. The aim of this study was to examine the impact and safety of VCE performed in children and adolescents with suspected or established Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: A total of 180 VCE examinations in 169 consecutive patients conducted in 2003-14 in a single center were retrospectively analyzed. The median age was 13 years (range 3-17 years) and indications for VCE were suspected (125 cases, 69%) and established (55 cases, 31%) CD...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Antonio Rispo, Nicola Imperatore, Anna Testa, Luigi Bucci, Gaetano Luglio, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Matilde Rea, Olga Maria Nardone, Nicola Caporaso, Fabiana Castiglione
Background: In the management of Crohn's Disease (CD) patients, having a simple score combining clinical, endoscopic and imaging features to predict the risk of surgery could help to tailor treatment more effectively. AIMS: to prospectively evaluate the one-year risk factors for surgery in refractory/severe CD and to generate a risk matrix for predicting the probability of surgery at one year. Methods: CD patients needing a disease re-assessment at our tertiary IBD centre underwent clinical, laboratory, endoscopy and bowel sonography (BS) examinations within one week...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Orly Sarid, Vered Slonim-Nevo, Doron Schwartz, Michael Friger, Ruslan Sergienko, Avihu Pereg, Hillel Vardi, Elena Chernin, Terri Singer, Dan Greenberg, Shmuel Odes
PURPOSE: How psycho-social variables affect the degree of disease activity in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD) is incompletely understood. Therefore, we measured and compared the impact of psycho-social variables on the active disease state in UC and CD. METHOD: One hundred and twenty-two UC and 305 CD patients with active disease completed questionnaires detailing their psychological symptoms, threatening experiences, disease-coping strategies, satisfaction with life, quality of life, and demographics...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
D Rebello, D Anjelly, D J Grand, J T Machan, M D Beland, M S Furman, J Shapiro, N LeLeiko, B E Sands, M Mallette, R Bright, H Moniz, M Merrick, S A Shah
Bone disease is prevalent among patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), though bone density screening remains underutilized. We used CT scans performed for other indications in IBD patients to identify and monitor osteopenia using CT attenuation values at the lumbar spine. Significant rates of bone disease were detected which would have otherwise gone undiagnosed. INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis affects about 14-42% of patients with IBD. Though screening is recommended in IBD patients with risk factors, it remains underutilized...
March 8, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Andres J Yarur, Anjali Jain, Maria A Quintero, Frank Czul, Amar R Deshpande, David H Kerman, Maria T Abreu
BACKGROUND: A significant number of patients receiving therapy with antitumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents for Crohn's disease experience primary or secondary nonresponse. The aim of this study was to assess whether patients with nonresponse to anti-TNF agents have increased expression of alternative cytokine pathways. METHODS: We designed a prospective, cross-sectional study that included patients with Crohn's disease receiving anti-TNF undergoing colonoscopy with adequate serum trough drug levels (≥8 µg/mL) and without anti-drug antibodies...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Stefano Scaringi, Annamaria Di Bella, Luca Boni, Francesco Giudici, Carmela Di Martino, Daniela Zambonin, Ferdinando Ficari
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Surgical management of Crohn's colitis represents one of the most complex situations in colorectal surgery. Segmental colectomy (SC) and total abdominal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis (TAC-IRA) are the most common procedures, but there are few available data on their long-term outcome. The aim of the present study was to analyze the long-term outcome of patients who underwent segmental colectomy for Crohn's colitis, with regard to the risk for total abdominal colectomy...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Caroline Walker, Chaitanya Allamneni, Jordan Orr, Huifeng Yun, Paul Fitzmorris, Fenglong Xie, Talha A Malik
Racial disparities are observed clinically in Crohn's Disease (CD) with research suggesting African Americans (AA) have worse outcomes than Caucasian Americans (CA). The aim of this study is to assess whether socioeconomic status (SES) rather than race is the major predictor of worse outcomes. We designed a retrospective cohort study of 944 CD patients seen at our center. Patients' billing zip codes were collected and average income and percent of population living above or below poverty level (PL) for each zip code calculated...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
B Lo, M K Vester-Andersen, I Vind, M Prosberg, M Dubinsky, C A Siegel, F Bendtsen, J Burisch
Background and Aim: Crohn's disease [CD] is a progressive inflammatory bowel disease that can lead to complications such as strictures or penetrating disease, and ultimately surgery. Few population-based studies have investigated the predictors for disease progression and surgery in CD according to the Montreal classification. We aimed to identify clinical predictors associated with complicated CD in a Danish population-based inception cohort during the biologic era. Methods: All incident patients with CD in a well-defined Copenhagen area, between 2003 and 2004, were followed prospectively until 2011...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Ashish Malhotra, Parkpoom Phatharacharukul, Charat Thongprayoon
BACKGROUND: Repeat hospitalizations in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are understudied. The early readmission rate and potentially modifiable risk-factors for 90-day readmission in veterans with IBD were studied to avert avoidable readmissions. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the data from veterans who were admitted to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center (MVMC) between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2013, for an IBD-related problem...
February 8, 2018: Military Medical Research
Matthew Honoré, Garth McLeod, George Hopkins
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) in association with obesity is becoming an increasing issue in Australia and worldwide. This report looks at outcomes for patients with CD undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of our database of patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy from 2007 to 2016. Patients with concurrent CD were included. RESULTS: Eight patients with CD underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with a mean preoperative body mass index of 43...
March 4, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Gisele Aaltonen, Monika Carpelan-Holmström, Ilona Keränen, Anna Lepistö
PURPOSE: To compare recurrence frequency and location between different types of bowel resections in Crohn's disease patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive patients undergoing bowel resection for Crohn's disease between 2006 and 2016. Type of primary operation was recorded and grouped as ileocolic resection, small bowel resection, segmental colon resection with colocolic anastomosis or colorectal anastomosis, colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis, or end stoma operation...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Hong-Hui Wang, Ying He, Hong-Xian Wang, Cheng-Ling Liao, Yu Peng, Li-Jian Tao, Wei Zhang, Hui-Xiang Yang
AIM: To observe gene polymorphisms of TPMT and NUDT15 , and compare their predictive value for azathioprine (AZA)-induced leukopenia in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: This study enrolled 219 patients diagnosed with IBD in Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China from February 2016 to November 2017. Peripheral blood of all patients was collected to detect their genotypes of TPMT and NUDT15 by pyrosequencing at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Hunan Key Laboratory of Pharmacogenetics, Xiangya Hospital...
February 28, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Juan Egea-Valenzuela, Begoña González Suárez, Cristian Sierra Bernal, José Francisco Juanmartiñena Fernández, Marisol Luján-Sanchís, Mileidis San Juan Acosta, Blanca Martínez Andrés, Vicente Pons Beltrán, Violeta Sastre Lozano, Cristina Carretero Ribón, Félix de Vera Almenar, Joaquín Sánchez Cuenca, Fernando Alberca de Las Parras, Cristina Rodríguez de Miguel, Julio Valle Muñoz, Ignacio Férnandez-Urién Sainz, Carolina Torres González, Pilar Borque Barrera, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Robles, Noelia Alonso Lázaro, Pilar Martínez García, César Prieto de Frías, Fernando Carballo Álvarez
BACKGROUND: Capsule endoscopy (CE) is the first-line investigation in cases of suspected Crohn's disease (CD) of the small bowel, but the factors associated with a higher diagnostic yield remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to develop and validate a scoring index to assess the risk of the patients in this setting on the basis of biomarkers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on fecal calprotectin, C-reactive protein, and other biomarkers from a population of 124 patients with suspected CD of the small bowel studied by CE and included in a PhD study were used to build a scoring index...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Thomas Greuter, Yannick Franc, Matthias Kaelin, Alain M Schoepfer, Philipp Schreiner, Jonas Zeitz, Michael Scharl, Benjamin Misselwitz, Alex Straumann, Stephan R Vavricka, Gerhard Rogler, Roland von Känel, Luc Biedermann
Background: Zinc deficiency (ZD) in Crohn's disease (CD) is considered a frequent finding and may exacerbate CD activity. ZD is associated with depression in non-CD patients. We aimed to assess the prevalence of ZD in CD patients in clinical remission, its association with mood disturbances and to analyze a potential impact on future disease course. Methods: Zinc levels from CD patients in clinical remission at baseline and an uncomplicated disease course within the next 3 years ( n = 47) were compared with those from patients developing complications ( n = 50)...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Mark Fleisher, Jan Marsal, Scott D Lee, Laura E Frado, Alyssa Parian, Burton I Korelitz, Brian G Feagan
BACKGROUND: Approximately 15-20% of ulcerative colitis patients and 20-40% of those with Crohn's disease experience extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) of their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Clinicians who treat IBD must manage EIMs affecting multiple organs that variably correlate with intestinal disease activity. Vedolizumab is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of IBD with a gut-selective mechanism of action. AIMS: This report evaluates whether vedolizumab is an effective treatment of EIMs, given its gut-specific mechanism of action...
February 26, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Romain Freund, Benjamin Granger, Cécile Francois, Guislaine Carcelain, Philippe Ravaud, Xavier Mariette, Bruno Fautrel
Several tests have been proposed to detect latent tuberculosis (LTB). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different interferon-gamma release assays based strategies used to screen LTB before tumour necrosis factor (TNF) blockers initiation. METHODS: Consecutive patients with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis or Crohn's disease for whom TNF-blockers were considered, were recruited in 15 tertiary care centres. All were screened for LTB with tuberculin skin test (TST), QuantiFERON TB Gold® in tube (QFT) and T-SPOT...
February 22, 2018: La Presse Médicale
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