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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630808/management-of-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis-may-exclude-antibiotic-therapy
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REVIEW
Jonathan Mayl, Mikhail Marchenko, Emily Frierson
Diverticulitis is a common ailment that is prevalent in the developed world. As such, the management of diverticulitis places a substantial economic burden on healthcare. Research is ongoing to further elucidate both the pathogenesis of the disease, as well as ways to reduce associated expenditures. One of these emerging areas of research calls into question the use of antibiotics during treatment of acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. Current guidelines are largely based on expert opinion, with little evidence supporting the standard practice of antibiotic therapy...
May 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623625/switching-between-reference-biologics-and-biosimilars-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatology-gastroenterology-and-dermatology-inflammatory-conditions-considerations-for-the-clinician
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REVIEW
Robert Moots, Valderilio Azevedo, Javier L Coindreau, Thomas Dörner, Ehab Mahgoub, Eduardo Mysler, Morton Scheinberg, Lisa Marshall
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Biosimilars of the reference biologic therapeutics infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, and rituximab are entering the market. Clinical and real-world data on the effects of reference → biosimilar switching are limited. This review was carried out to assess the current body of switching data. RECENT FINDINGS: Fifty-three switching studies were identified. Infliximab publications covered CT-P13 (25 studies), SB2 (1), infliximab NK (1), and unspecified infliximab biosimilars (2)...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620302/adoption-of-biosimilar-infliximab-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-the-eu5-a-budget-impact-analysis-using-a-delphi-panel
#3
Tim A Kanters, Jelena Stevanovic, Isabelle Huys, Arnold G Vulto, Steven Simoens
Introduction: Introducing biosimilar infliximab for the treatment in rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis) and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) may reduce treatment costs associated with biologics. This study aimed to investigate the budget impact of adopting biosimilar infliximab in five European countries, considering that the budget impact includes the adoption of biosimilar infliximab and the availability of biologic alternatives such as vedolizumab, biosimilar etanercept, biosimilar rituximab, and other relevant factors...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609360/pancreatic-cysts-part-1-using-the-american-gastroenterological-association-guidelines-for-the-management-of-pancreatic-cysts-a-practical-approach
#4
James M Scheiman
The recent publication of evidence-based guidelines by the American Gastroenterological Association for the management of the incidental pancreatic cyst has stimulated considerable discussion among clinicians and researchers. The guidelines examined the evidence in an accompanying technical review defining current diagnostic approaches, as well as cyst natural history. Recognizing that the risk of malignant degeneration of these cystic neoplasms has been overestimated, the guidelines boldly increased thresholds for endoscopic ultrasound imaging and cyst fluid sampling, as well as proposing a reduced frequency of surveillance compared with previous expert consensus recommendations...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604517/espghan-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-and-nutritional-complications-in-children-with-neurological-impairment
#5
Claudio Romano, Myriam van Wynckel, Jessie Hulst, Ilse Broekaert, Jiri Bronsky, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Nataša Fidler Mis, Iva Hojsak, Rok Orel, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Michela Schaeppi, Nikhil Thapar, Michael Wilschanski, Peter Sullivan, Frédéric Gottrand
OBJECTIVES: Feeding difficulties are frequent in children with neurological impairments and can be associated with undernutrition, growth failure, micronutrients deficiencies, osteopenia and nutritional comorbidites. Gastrointestinal problems including gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation and dysphagia are also very frequent in this population and impact quality of life and nutritional status. There is currently a lack of a systematic approach to the care of these patients. With this report, ESPGHAN aims to develop uniform guidelines for the management of the gastroenterological and nutritional problems in neurologically impaired chidren...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600072/colorectal-cancer-screening-recommendations-for-physicians-and-patients-from-the-u-s-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
#6
Douglas K Rex, C Richard Boland, Jason A Dominitz, Francis M Giardiello, David A Johnson, Tonya Kaltenbach, Theodore R Levin, David Lieberman, Douglas J Robertson
This document updates the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force of Colorectal Cancer (MSTF), which represents the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. CRC screening tests are ranked in 3 tiers based on performance features, costs, and practical considerations. The first-tier tests are colonoscopy every 10 years and annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Colonoscopy and FIT are recommended as the cornerstones of screening regardless of how screening is offered...
June 2, 2017: Gastroenterology
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
#7
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/28589613/the-role-of-the-microbiome-and-the-use-of-probiotics-in-gastrointestinal-disorders-in-adults-in-the-asia-pacific-region
#8
REVIEW
Uday C Ghoshal, Kok-Ann Gwee, Gerald Holtmann, Yanmei Li, Soo Jung Park, Marcellus Simadibrata, Kentaro Sugano, Kaichun Wu, Eamonn M M Quigley, Henry Cohen
The Asia-Pacific region is diverse, with regard to ethnicity, culture and economic development incorporating some of the world's least and most developed nations. Gastrointestinal diseases are common in the Asia-Pacific region and their prevalence, presentation, and management vary considerably within the region. There is growing evidence for an important role for the human gut microbiota in gastrointestinal health. As a consequence, geographic variations in the composition of the gut microbiota may contribute to variations in both the prevalence and response to therapy of specific diseases...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577766/beyond-dysplasia-grade-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-stratifying-risk
#9
REVIEW
Kerry B Dunbar, Rhonda F Souza
Gastroenterology society guidelines recommend endoscopic surveillance as a means to detect early stage cancer in Barrett's esophagus. However, the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma in Western countries continues to increase, suggesting that this strategy may be inadequate. Current surveillance methods rely on the endoscopist's ability to identify suspicious areas of Barrett's esophagus to biopsy, random biopsies, and on the histopathologic diagnosis of dysplasia. This review highlights the challenges of using dysplasia to stratify cancer risk and addresses the development and use of molecular biomarkers and in vivo molecular imaging to detect early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus...
July 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572654/editorial-functional-dyspepsia-treatment-trials-and-tribulations-of-targeted-strategies
#10
Gregory S Sayuk
While functional dyspepsia (FD) is an exceedingly common disorder, the number of treatment options remains limited, and strategies for the individualized implementation of these therapies largely are lacking. In the current issue of American Journal of Gastroenterology, Saito and colleagues report on a secondary analysis of data from the Functional Dyspepsia Treatment Trial, specifically examining the role of two candidate genetic markers in predicting FD response to antidepressant treatments. Though the current study yielded a negative result, it nevertheless emphasizes the importance of our continued pursuit of therapeutic biomarkers in order to move beyond "one-size-fits-all" approaches to the treatment of FD and related disorders...
June 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562300/fruit-juice-in-infants-children-and-adolescents-current-recommendations
#11
Melvin B Heyman, Steven A Abrams
Historically, fruit juice was recommended by pediatricians as a source of vitamin C and as an extra source of water for healthy infants and young children as their diets expanded to include solid foods with higher renal solute load. It was also sometimes recommended for children with constipation. Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and, in some instances, calcium. Because juice tastes good, children readily accept it. Although juice consumption has some benefits, it also has potential detrimental effects...
May 22, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555630/colorectal-cancer-screening-recommendations-for-physicians-and-patients-from-the-u-s-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
#12
Douglas K Rex, C Richard Boland, Jason A Dominitz, Francis M Giardiello, David A Johnson, Tonya Kaltenbach, Theodore R Levin, David Lieberman, Douglas J Robertson
This document updates the colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations of the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force of Colorectal Cancer (MSTF), which represents the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. CRC screening tests are ranked in 3 tiers based on performance features, costs, and practical considerations. The first-tier tests are colonoscopy every 10 years and annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Colonoscopy and FIT are recommended as the cornerstones of screening regardless of how screening is offered...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555281/disease-activity-and-mucosal-healing-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-new-role-for-histopathology
#13
Rish K Pai, Karel Geboes
Histologic evaluation of disease activity in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease is gaining interest within the gastroenterology community. Recent data suggests that histologic measurements of inflammation in ulcerative colitis are more sensitive at detecting disease activity and perform better than endoscopic measurements in predicting clinical outcomes. Histologic measurements are also increasingly used in ulcerative colitis clinical trials to assess response to new therapies. Histologic measurements of disease activity are less well studied in Crohn's disease, but are gaining attention...
May 30, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543331/integration-of-optical-applicator-with-balloon-catheter-for-photothermal-treatment-of-biliary-stricture
#14
Jinoh Bak, Jieun Hwang, Suhyun Park, Hyun W Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bile duct stricture is an uncommon disease in gastroenterology resulting from postoperative trauma. In spite of non-surgical treatments, clinical outcomes for the biliary strictures still encounter high restenosis and stent migration. The objective of the current study was to investigate the feasible application of a balloon catheter-integrated diffing applicator to thermally treat the bile duct stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 400-μm optical fibers were micro-machined and then integrated with an inflatable balloon catheter...
May 25, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541262/joint-espghan-naspghan-guidelines-for-the-management-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-children-and-adolescents-update-2016
#15
Nicola L Jones, Sibylle Koletzko, Karen Goodman, Patrick Bontems, Samy Cadranel, Thomas Casswall, Steve Czinn, Benjamin D Gold, Jeannette Guarner, Yoram Elitsur, Matjaž Homan, Nicolas Kalach, Michal Kori, Armando Madrazo, Francis Megraud, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Marion Rowland
BACKGROUND: Because of the changing epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infection and low efficacy of currently recommended therapies, an update of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition/North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition recommendations for the diagnosis and management of H pylori infection in children and adolescents is required. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (time period: 2009-2014) was performed...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533660/genes-emotions-and-gut-microbiota-the-next-frontier-for-the-gastroenterologist
#16
REVIEW
Arturo Panduro, Ingrid Rivera-Iñiguez, Maricruz Sepulveda-Villegas, Sonia Roman
Most medical specialties including the field of gastroenterology are mainly aimed at treating diseases rather than preventing them. Genomic medicine studies the health/disease process based on the interaction of the human genes with the environment. The gastrointestinal (GI) system is an ideal model to analyze the interaction between our genes, emotions and the gut microbiota. Based on the current knowledge, this mini-review aims to provide an integrated synopsis of this interaction to achieve a better understanding of the GI disorders related to bad eating habits and stress-related disease...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531419/current-practices-and-experience-of-transition-of-young-people-on-long-term-home-parenteral-nutrition-pn-to-adult-services-a-perspective-from-specialist-centres
#17
E Kyrana, S V Beath, S Gabe, M Small, S Hill
BACKGROUND: There has been an estimated fivefold increase in the number of children receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) at home in the past 10 years with some children approaching the age when they should be referred to adult services whilst still on treatment. Models of care for moving young people onto adult providers of PN at home are not yet well developed, and transition is a potentially dangerous time for young people with complex health needs. METHODS: A questionnaire to ascertain current experience and practices of transition in the context of home PN services was dispatched to 170 consultant gastroenterologists who were members of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and also to all 40 members of the Nutrition and IF working group of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)...
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514463/pediatric-psoriasis-comorbidity-screening-guidelines
#18
Emily Osier, Audrey S Wang, Megha M Tollefson, Kelly M Cordoro, Stephen R Daniels, Andrew Eichenfield, Joel M Gelfand, Alice B Gottlieb, Alexa B Kimball, Mark Lebwohl, Nehal N Mehta, Amy S Paller, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Dennis M Styne, Abby S Van Voorhees, Wynnis L Tom, Lawrence F Eichenfield
Importance: Psoriasis is a complex inflammatory skin condition associated with serious medical comorbidities in adults, including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, psoriatic arthritis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, depression, anxiety, and decreased quality of life. Because psoriasis begins in childhood in almost one-third of patients, early identification of risk may be critical to minimizing effects on future health. Objective: To develop the first set of guidelines for comorbidity screening for patients with pediatric psoriasis based on current evidence...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509816/variations-in-health-insurance-policies-regarding-biologic-therapy-use-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
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
#20
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
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