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Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Yoram Bouhnik, Xavier Roblin, Guillaume Bonnaud, Hervé Hagège, Xavier Hébuterne
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic and disabling condition. There is no curative medical treatment but current treatments provide increasingly sustainable control of the disease and allow patients a better quality of life. There is limited evidence supporting CD management in specific clinical situations, thus precluding an evidence-based approach. AIMS: To help clinicians in making informed treatment decisions, a group of 59 French gastroenterologists with experience in the management of CD met to develop straightforward and practical algorithms based on the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) recommendations...
December 22, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Christian Maaser, Ebbe Langholz, Hannah Gordon, Johan Burisch, Pierre Ellul, Vicent Hernández Ramirez, Tarkan Karakan, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Eduards Krustins, Arie Levine, Gerassimos J Mantzaris, Colm O'Morain, Elif Saritas Yuksel, Hans Strid, Vito Annese
This ECCO topical review of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) focuses on the role of environmental factors in respect to the development of IBD as well as the influence on the course of established IBD.The objective was to reach expert consensus to provide evidence-based guidance for clinical practice.
December 30, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Silvio Danese, Gionata Fiorino, Tim Raine, Marc Ferrante, Karen Kemp, Jaroslaw Kierkus, Peter L Lakatos, Gerassimos Mantzaris, Janneke van der Woude, Julian Panes, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Imelda Coyne, Dónal P O'Mathúna, Faith Gibson, Linda Shields, Edith Leclercq, Greg Sheaf
BACKGROUND: This is an update of the Cochrane systematic review of shared decision-making (SMD) making published in 2013. Children's rights to have their views heard in matters that affect their lives are now well established since the publication of the UN Convention treaty (1989). Children with cancer generally prefer to be involved in decision-making and consider it important that they have the opportunity to take part in decision-making concerning their health care, even in end-of-life decisions...
29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Andreas Sturm, Christian Maaser, Michael Mendall, Dimitrios Karagiannis, Pantelis Karatzas, Nienke Ipenburg, Shaji Sebastian, Fernando Rizzello, Jimmy Limdi, Konstantinos Katsanos, Carsten Schmidt, Steven Jeuring, Francesco Colombo, Paolo Gionchetti
This ECCO topical review of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] focuses on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management and outcome of the two most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, in elderly patients. The objective was to reach expert consensus to provide evidence-based guidance for clinical practice.
October 20, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Julia Angélica Gonçalves Silveira, Mirella Lauria D'Elia, Isabela de Oliveira Avelar, Lara Ribeiro de Almeida, Hudson Andrade Dos Santos, Danielle Ferreira de Magalhães Soares, Múcio Flávio Barbosa Ribeiro, Walter Dos Santos Lima, Roselene Ecco
An adult free-ranged female maned wolf was rescued from a periurban area subject to anthropogenic disturbances in the Minas Gerais, Brazil. The animal presented poor body condition and anemia. The clinical condition rapidly deteriorated culminating in dead and a necropsy was performed. The main gross lesions were marked anemia and blood content in the intestines accompanied by many types of parasites. The protozoa Rangelia vitalii was identified by histopathological analysis predominantly within the cytoplasm of endothelial cells of capillaries of the small intestine...
December 2016: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
Guillaume Bonnaud, Audrey Haennig, Jonathan Levy, Nicolas Sigur, Alain Ledit, Philippe Cabarrot, Patrick Faure, Catherine Auzimour, Asmaa El Atmani, Xavier Hebuterne, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
BACKGROUND: Recently, treatment algorithms were developed in France additionally to ECCO recommendations that should be used as reference for ulcerative colitis (UC) management. Nevertheless, their implementation in clinical practice remains challenging. AIMS: To evaluate the prevalence of the use of these UC management algorithms in 127 patients followed by private gastroenterologists. METHODS: Charts of all UC patients seen during the year 2015 (n=127) by 10 gastroenterologists were reviewed...
December 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
M A Lagares, R Ecco, Nrs Martins, Ljc Lara, Jsr Rocha, Dar Vilela, V M Barbosa, P F Mantovani, Jfv Braga, I S Preis, V A Gheller, P C Cardeal, N C Baião
The objective of this study was to detect the reasons of rooster's fertility decrease at 50 weeks of age. Therefore, the reproductive system of broiler breeder roosters was laparoscopic, macroscopic and histopathology evaluated, and a comparison of the anatomical aspect with the sperm analysis and birds' age was realized. Cobb roosters (n = 59) were distributed into two groups (30 and 50 weeks). Evaluations were performed with laparoscopy, macroscopy and histopathology, and seminal quality, blood serum testosterone concentration and weight were also determined...
September 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Paolo Gionchetti, Axel Dignass, Silvio Danese, Fernando José Magro Dias, Gerhard Rogler, Péter Laszlo Lakatos, Michel Adamina, Sandro Ardizzone, Christianne J Buskens, Shaji Sebastian, Silvio Laureti, Gianluca M Sampietro, Boris Vucelic, C Janneke van der Woude, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Christian Maaser, Francisco Portela, Stephan R Vavricka, Fernando Gomollón
This paper is the second in a series of two publications relating to the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) evidence based consensus on the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease and concerns the surgical management of Crohn's disease as well as special situations including management of perianal Crohn's disease and extraintestinal manifestations. Diagnostic approaches and medical management of Crohn's disease of this ECCO Consensus are covered in the first paper [Gomollon F et al JCC 2016]...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Fernando Gomollón, Axel Dignass, Vito Annese, Herbert Tilg, Gert Van Assche, James O Lindsay, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Garret J Cullen, Marco Daperno, Torsten Kucharzik, Florian Rieder, Sven Almer, Alessandro Armuzzi, Marcus Harbord, Jost Langhorst, Miquel Sans, Yehuda Chowers, Gionata Fiorino, Pascal Juillerat, Gerassimos J Mantzaris, Fernando Rizzello, Stephan Vavricka, Paolo Gionchetti
This paper is the first in a series of two publications relating to the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] evidence-based consensus on the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease and concerns the methodology of the consensus process, and the classification, diagnosis and medical management of active and quiescent Crohn's disease. Surgical management as well as special situations including management of perianal Crohn's disease of this ECCO Consensus are covered in a subsequent second paper [Gionchetti et al JCC 2016]...
January 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Domenico Corica, Claudio Romano
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has increased steadily worldwide, both in adult and in children; approximately 25% of IBD patients are diagnosed before the age of 18. The natural history of IBD is usually more severe in children than in adults, and can be associated with linear growth impairment, delayed puberty onset, reduced bone mass index, malnutrition, and the need for surgery. Biological therapies, especially blocking tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), have radically modified the treatment strategies and disease course of IBD in children...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Silvio Danese, Elmer Schabel, Johan Masure, Scott Plevy, Stefan Schreiber
The role of placebo in clinical trials for drug development in inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] was the topic of a panel discussion held during the 10th Congress of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation [ECCO], in Barcelona, Spain, in 2015. Panellists discussed a number of issues around placebo-controlled trials in IBD, noting issues such as difficulties with recruitment, leading to less then representative patient populations in clinical studies. It was noted that, whereas the easiest answer may be to drop placebo, it is much more complicated than that...
September 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Konstantinos H Katsanos, Eugeni Domènech, Jean-François Rahier, Uri Kopylov, Gionata Fiorino, Gerhard Rogler, Edouard Louis, Shomron Ben-Horin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Juliana Fortes Vilarinho Braga, Nathalie Katy Chanteloup, Angélina Trotereau, Sylvie Baucheron, Rodrigo Guabiraba, Roselene Ecco, Catherine Schouler
BACKGROUND: Locomotor disorders and infections by Escherichia coli represent major concerns to the poultry industry worldwide. Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is associated with extraintestinal infections leading to respiratory or systemic disease known as colibacillosis. The most common lesions seen in cases of colibacillosis are perihepatitis, airsacculitis, pericarditis, peritonitis/salpingitis and arthritis. These diseases are responsible for significant economic losses in the poultry industry worldwide...
July 14, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
Theodor Landis
Our brain has two hemispheres that specialize in different jobs-the right side processes spatial and temporal information, and the left side controls speech and language. How these two sides come together to create one mind is explained by pioneering neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga in his new book, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain : A Life in Neuroscience (Ecco/Harper Collins, 2015). Gazzaniga is director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Dana Alliance member...
November 2015: Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science
Franco Scaldaferri, Viviana Gerardi, Francesca Mangiola, Loris Riccardo Lopetuso, Marco Pizzoferrato, Valentina Petito, Alfredo Papa, Jovana Stojanovic, Andrea Poscia, Giovanni Cammarota, Antonio Gasbarrini
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease, whose etiology is still unclear. Its pathogenesis involves an interaction between genetic factors, immune response and the "forgotten organ", Gut Microbiota. Several studies have been conducted to assess the role of antibiotics and probiotics as additional or alternative therapies for Ulcerative Colitis. Escherichia coli Nissle (EcN) is a nonpathogenic Gram-negative strain isolated in 1917 by Alfred Nissle and it is the active component of microbial drug Mutaflor(®) (Ardeypharm GmbH, Herdecke, Germany and EcN, Cadigroup, In Italy) used in many gastrointestinal disorder including diarrhea, uncomplicated diverticular disease and UC...
June 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Juliana Fortes Vilarinho Braga, Camila Costa Silva, Maurício de Paula Ferreira Teixeira, Nelson Rodrigo da Silva Martins, Roselene Ecco
Vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) is a worldwide emerging disease that affects broilers. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and aetiology of VO in broilers in a highly productive broiler region. For this, 608 broilers with locomotory problems were analysed from 18 farms. Clinical signs were recorded, necropsy was performed and samples were collected from vertebral bodies with gross changes for molecular and histopathological analysis and for bacterial isolation. From broilers with locomotory changes, 5...
December 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
Sue S Yom, Apar K Ganti, Andreas Dietz
Scientific investigation is extremely active in the treatment, management, and optimization of therapies for patients with head and neck cancer. These issues have undergone recent rapid evolution in response to a changing epidemiology based on an increasing proportion of HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer with advances in multimodality technologies to improve outcomes and reduce toxicity. Choices of definitive treatment of various anatomic subsites are being refined, balancing the relative indications and advantages of surgery or chemoradiation-based strategies...
2016: American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book
Clément Bonnet, Guillaume Beinse, Luc Cabel, Delphine Cochereau, Pernelle Lavaud, Pauline Rochefort, Emeline Tabouret, Anthony Turpin, Loic Verlingue, Cécile Vicier, Christophe Massard
The ESMO/ECC congress (European Society for Medical Oncology/European Cancer Congress) took place in Vienna, Austria, September 25-29. The main topic of the conference was immunotherapies especially in advanced kidney cancer with nivolumab in phase III and in metastatic lung cancer with atezolizumab in phase II. Targeted therapies were also highlighted with cabozantinib proposed in advanced renal cancer or everolimus in differenciated neuroendocrine tumors grade 1 or 2. Furthermore the current challenges remain unchanged: improving patients' care through better selection and finding biomarkers using simple samples (blood or urine)...
June 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
Foteini Chatzinasiou, Dimitrios Polymeros, Maro Panagiotou, Konstadinos Theodoropoulos, Dimitrios Rigopoulos
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative skin disease, part of the spectrum of neutrophilic and auto-inflammatory dermatoses. Its pathogenesis is unknown, although immune pathways have been implicated. Lesion biopsies show a predominantly neutrophilic infiltrate. The incidence of PG is uncertain, but it is estimated to be 3-10 per million per year, occurring at any age but most commonly between 20 and 50 years with a possible slightly higher incidence in women. Approximately 50% of patients with PG also have another disease associated with PG...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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