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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817809/evaluation-of-infliximab-therapy-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease-using-trough-levels-predictors
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Jan Ohem, Ondrej Hradsky, Kristyna Zarubova, Ivana Copova, Petra Bukovska, Richard Prusa, Karin Malickova, Jiri Bronsky
BACKGROUND: In adults, infliximab (IFX) levels correlate with disease activity, and antibodies to IFX (ATIs) predict treatment failure. We aimed to determine the association of IFX levels and ATIs with disease activity in a paediatric population. We prospectively collected blood, stool, and clinical data from 65 patients (age 10.5-15.1 years) with Crohn's disease (CD) before IFX administration, and measured IFX trough levels, ATIs, and faecal calprotectin levels (CPT). Samples were collected during maintenance therapy...
August 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816962/relationships-of-capsule-endoscopy-lewis-score-with-clinical-disease-activity-indices-c-reactive-protein-and-small-bowel-transit-time-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
#2
Chengcheng He, Jie Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Xicheng Feng, Zibin Luo, Tianmo Wan, Aimin Li, Side Liu, Yuexin Ren
Relationships between the capsule endoscopy Lewis score (LS) and clinical disease activity indices and C-reactive protein (CRP) are controversial in adult patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Also, data on pediatric patients are relatively less. However, correlation between LS and small bowel transit time (SBTT) remains investigational. The aim of the present study was to explore the correlations between LS and clinical disease activity indices, CRP, SBTT in pediatric, and adult patients with small bowel CD...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809388/dramatic-increase-in-incidence-of-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-1988-2011-a-population-based-study-of-french-adolescents
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Silvia Ghione, Hélène Sarter, Mathurin Fumery, Laura Armengol-Debeir, Guillaume Savoye, Delphine Ley, Claire Spyckerelle, Benjamin Pariente, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Dominique Turck, Corinne Gower-Rousseau
OBJECTIVES: Few data are available to describe the changes in incidence of pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this study was to describe changes in incidence and phenotypic presentation of pediatric-onset IBD in northern France during a 24-year period. METHODS: Pediatric-onset IBD (<17 years) was issued from a population-based IBD study in France between 1988 and 2011. Age groups and digestive location were defined according to the Paris classification...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805827/transcriptional-risk-scores-link-gwas-to-eqtls-and-predict-complications-in-crohn-s-disease
#4
Urko M Marigorta, Lee A Denson, Jeffrey S Hyams, Kajari Mondal, Jarod Prince, Thomas D Walters, Anne Griffiths, Joshua D Noe, Wallace V Crandall, Joel R Rosh, David R Mack, Richard Kellermayer, Melvin B Heyman, Susan S Baker, Michael C Stephens, Robert N Baldassano, James F Markowitz, Mi-Ok Kim, Marla C Dubinsky, Judy Cho, Bruce J Aronow, Subra Kugathasan, Greg Gibson
Gene expression profiling can be used to uncover the mechanisms by which loci identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) contribute to pathology. Given that most GWAS hits are in putative regulatory regions and transcript abundance is physiologically closer to the phenotype of interest, we hypothesized that summation of risk-allele-associated gene expression, namely a transcriptional risk score (TRS), should provide accurate estimates of disease risk. We integrate summary-level GWAS and expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) data with RNA-seq data from the RISK study, an inception cohort of pediatric Crohn's disease...
August 14, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799909/inflammation-antibiotics-and-diet-as-environmental-stressors-of-the-gut-microbiome-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
#5
James D Lewis, Eric Z Chen, Robert N Baldassano, Anthony R Otley, Anne M Griffiths, Dale Lee, Kyle Bittinger, Aubrey Bailey, Elliot S Friedman, Christian Hoffmann, Lindsey Albenberg, Rohini Sinha, Charlene Compher, Erin Gilroy, Lisa Nessel, Amy Grant, Christel Chehoud, Hongzhe Li, Gary D Wu, Frederic D Bushman
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August 9, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797042/cytokine-production-profile-in-intestinal-mucosa-of-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#6
Serena Vitale, Caterina Strisciuglio, Laura Pisapia, Erasmo Miele, Pasquale Barba, Alessandra Vitale, Sabrina Cenni, Virginia Bassi, Mariantonia Maglio, Giovanna Del Pozzo, Riccardo Troncone, Annamaria Staiano, Carmen Gianfrani
In the recent years, the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has dramatically increased in young subjects, however, the pathogenesis of paediatric IBD is poorly investigated. In this study we aimed to evaluate the cytokine pattern and the phenotype of cytokine producing cells in the intestinal mucosa of paediatric patients affected by Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) and of non-IBD healthy controls (HC). Cytokine (IL-15, TNF-α, INF-γ) production was analyzed at basal condition and after mitogen stimulation either intracellularly by flow cytometry or in intestinal cell culture supernatants by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794097/diagnostic-delay-in-canadian-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-more-common-in-crohn-s-disease-and-associated-with-decreased-height
#7
Amanda Ricciuto, Jennifer R Fish, Diane E Tomalty, Nicholas Carman, Eileen Crowley, Cynthia Popalis, Aleixo Muise, Thomas D Walters, Anne M Griffiths, Peter C Church
OBJECTIVES: To determine time to diagnosis in a paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) cohort and the relative contribution of the component intervals, and to identify factors associated with diagnostic delay. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study SETTING: Single-centre study including children with incident IBD at the Hospital for Sick Children diagnosed between December 2013 and December 2015. INTERVENTIONS: Time to diagnosis and its subintervals were determined and patient, disease and institutional factors were tested for associations...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791436/musculoskeletal-health-in-newly-diagnosed-children-with-crohn-s-disease
#8
L M Ward, J Ma, F Rauch, E I Benchimol, J Hay, M B Leonard, M A Matzinger, N Shenouda, B Lentle, H Cosgrove, M Scharke, V N Konji, D R Mack
We evaluated the impact of Crohn's disease on muscle and bone strength, mass, density, and geometry in children with newly diagnosed CD and found profound muscle and bone deficits; nevertheless, the prevalence of vertebral fractures at this time point was low. INTRODUCTION: Crohn's disease (CD) is an inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that can affect the musculoskeletal system. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of vertebral fractures and the impact of CD on muscle and bone mass, strength, density, and geometry in children with newly diagnosed CD...
August 8, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791279/pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Sally J Lawrence, Manish Sadarangani, Kevan Jacobson
Immunosuppressive therapy is a known risk factor for opportunistic infections. We report the first case of severe Pneumocystis jirovecii infection requiring intensive care in a pediatric patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The literature was reviewed and there were 92 reported cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in patients with IBD. Most sources were case reports and there was likely reporting bias toward patients receiving immunomodulators, anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy, and those who died...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783211/nomalike-necrotizing-stomatitis-in-a-child-with-crohn-s-disease
#10
Ye Jin Lee, Young Jae Kim, Chong Hyun Won, Sung Eun Chang, Mi Woo Lee, Jee Ho Choi
Noma is an opportunistic infection characterized by devastating gangrenous stomatitis leading to severe tissue destruction that predominantly affects malnourished children in sub-Saharan Africa. Only a few cases have been reported in immunocompromised patients from developed countries. We present an unusual case of nomalike necrotizing stomatitis in a previously healthy child with Crohn's disease in Korea.
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770550/association-of-the-haem-oxygenase-1-gene-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#11
Zhenwu Lin, Han Hao, John P Hegarty, Tony R Lin, Yunhua Wang, Leonard R Harris, He N Xu, Rongling Wu, Neal J Thomas, Joanna Floros
The anti-inflammatory genes, haem oxygenase 1 (HO-1, HMOX1) rs2071746 (unrestricted model: p = 9.07 × 10-4; recessive model: p = 4.99 × 10-4; multiplicative model: p = 0.0009; and additive model: p = 1.87 × 10-4) and interleukin-10 (IL-10) rs1800872 (dominant model: p = 0.0277) have been associated with paediatric inflammatory bowel disease. The present family-based case-trio study (n = 52) examined HO-1 gene expression in the presence of proinflammatory lipopolysaccharide and tumour necrosis factor-alpha in four B lymphocyte cell lines established from children with inflammatory bowel disease and demonstrated that mutations in IL-10 and IL-10 receptor B reduced HO-1 messenger RNA expression...
August 3, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768295/exclusive-enteral-nutrition-for-inducing-remission-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-paediatric-patients
#12
Amit Assa, Raanan Shamir
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Enteral nutrition as a treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases is an ongoing area of interest. Even in the era of biologic agents, exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) offers a unique, drug-free measure for induction of remission in luminal Crohn's disease. The purpose of this review is to discuss the role of EEN in the evolving therapeutic scheme for Crohn's disease, to report on new evidence for short and long-term efficacy and highlight findings on the mechanisms of the anti-inflammatory effects of EEN in light of current understanding of disease pathogenesis...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762696/probiotics-for-gastrointestinal-conditions-a-summary-of-the-evidence
#13
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/28750667/co-existence-of-blau-syndrome-and-naid-diagnostic-challenges-associated-with-presence-of-multiple-pathogenic-variants-in-nod2-gene-a-case-report
#14
Magdalena Dziedzic, Agata Marjańska, Katarzyna Bąbol-Pokora, Anna Urbańczyk, Elżbieta Grześk, Wojciech Młynarski, Sylwia Kołtan
BACKGROUND: Pediatric autoinflammatory diseases are rare and still poorly understood conditions resulting from defective genetic control of innate immune system, inter alia from anomalies of NOD2 gene. The product of this gene is Nod2 protein, taking part in maintenance of immune homeostasis. Clinical form of resultant autoinflammatory condition depends on NOD2 genotype; usually patients with NOD2 defects present with Blau syndrome, NOD2-associated autoinflammatory disease (NAID) or Crohn's disease...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728256/-single-center-retrospective-study-of-184-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-seen-from-2000-2014
#15
D X Guan, F H Yu, G L Wang, J Zhou, D Y Wang, X L Nie, X W Xu
Objective: To investigate the clinical data of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) retrospectively, including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and identify the clinical characteristics and trends of change. Method: Clinical data of hospitalized patients diagnosed as IBD in Beijing Children's Hospital from January 2000 to December 2014 were collected and retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into six groups based on type of disease and year of admission: Group A1(CD, 2000-2004) included 12 patients, Group B1(CD, 2005-2009) included 11, Group C1(CD, 2010-2014) included 51; Group A2(UC, 2000-2004) included 17, Group B2(UC, 2005-2009) included 25, Group C2(UC, 2010-2014) included 68...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727653/rising-incidence-of-paediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-canterbury-new-zealand-1996-2015
#16
Robert N Lopez, Laura Appleton, Richard B Gearry, Andrew S Day
BACKGROUND: The incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) around the world is increasing. Canterbury, New Zealand, has one of the highest Crohn's disease (CD) incidence rates published. This study aimed to document the incidence of paediatric IBD in Canterbury between 1996 and 2015. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with IBD in Canterbury, while under 16 years of age, between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2015 were identified. Demographic and disease phenotypic details were collected and entered into a secure database...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721213/diagnostic-approaches-and-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-review-article
#17
REVIEW
Hossein Akhondi
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a condition that involves eosinophilic influx into the esophageal epithelium. It affects both children and adults; Adults present with dysphagia whereas children with vague abdominal complaints. The clinical symptoms as well as pathologic features of EoE and gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) are similar. Since eosinophilia in the esophagus is a non-specific finding, the clinical presentation in conjunction with endoscopic findings and pathology, is crucial in determining a differential diagnosis...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719543/the-association-between-maternal-chronic-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-long-term-health-outcomes-in-children-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#18
Line R Jølving, Jan Nielsen, Signe S Beck-Nielsen, Rasmus G Nielsen, Sonia Friedman, Ulrik S Kesmodel, Bente M Nørgård
BACKGROUND: Very little is known about the long-term impact of maternal inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the offspring's future health. We aimed to examine whether children born to mothers with IBD had an increased risk of long-term morbidities. METHODS: In this nationwide register-based cohort study, including all children born alive in Denmark between 1989 and 2013, we investigated the association between maternal IBD and 15 selected disease categories of physical and mental conditions in the offspring...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719106/altered-pulmonary-gas-transfer-capacity-and-capillary-blood-volume-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
#19
Marie Verstraete, Marie-Luce Choukroun, Valerie Siao-Him Fa, Michael Fayon, Laurent Rebouissoux, Raphael Enaud, Thierry Lamireau
OBJECTIVES: To describe diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) and its components, that is, membrane diffusing capacity (DmCO) and pulmonary capillary blood volume (Vc) in children with Crohn's disease (CD), and to investigate the correlation between these parameters and disease activity. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: The most common lung function abnormalities are a reduced pulmonary DLCO and small airways disorders which are in many instances, clinically silent. No valid explanations have been proposed regarding the modifications in gas transfer capacity in active CD...
August 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704225/intravenous-iron-sucrose-for-treatment-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Ronen E Stein, Kristen Plantz, Elizabeth C Maxwell, Petar Mamula, Robert N Baldassano
OBJECTIVES: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a common complication of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), yet the effectiveness of oral iron supplementation is limited. Intravenous iron sucrose is an effective and safe alternative treatment for IDA in adults with IBD, but its role in the treatment of IDA in pediatric IBD is unclear. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the use of iron sucrose in pediatric IBD subjects with IDA and determine the clinical response as measured by improvement in hemoglobin concentration...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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