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Athanasios Tragiannidis, Ioannis Kyriakidis, Ilse Zündorf, Andreas H Groll
Macromolecular immunosuppressive monoclonal antibodies and fusion proteins directed against molecules or cells involved in inflammation and immunity represent a recent and important addition to our therapeutic armamentarium. Tumor necrosis alpha (TNFα) is a cytokine involved in systemic inflammation and clinical utilization of its antagonists has revolutionized treatment of juvenile rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and plaque psoriasis. Clinical utility has also been demonstrated for use against steroid-refractory graft-vs-host disease and other immune-mediated conditions...
October 21, 2016: Mycoses
Katherine A Dunn, Jessica Moore-Connors, Brad MacIntyre, Andrew Stadnyk, Nikhil A Thomas, Angela Noble, Gamal Mahdi, Mohsin Rashid, Anthony R Otley, Joseph P Bielawski, Johan Van Limbergen
BACKGROUND: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) is a first-line therapy in pediatric Crohn's disease (CD) thought to induce remission through changes in the gut microbiome. With microbiome assessment largely focused on microbial taxonomy and diversity, it remains unclear to what extent EEN induces functional changes that thereby contribute to its therapeutic effect. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected from 15 pediatric CD patients prior to and after EEN treatment, as well as from 5 healthy controls...
November 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Katarzyna Sznurkowska, Anton Żawrocki, Jacek Sznurkowski, Maciej Zieliński, Piotr Landowski, Katarzyna Plata-Nazar, Ewa Iżycka-Świeszewska, Piotr Trzonkowski, Agnieszka Szlagatys-Sidorkiewicz, Barbara Kamińska
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To determine the proportion of T-regulatory cells (CD4(+)CD25(high)FOXP3(+) cells) in peripheral blood and the number of FOXP3(+) cells in intestinal mucosa of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and to verify whether these parameters correlate with the activity of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 24 patients newly diagnosed for IBD were included in the study: ulcerative colitis (UC; n = 13) and Crohn's disease (CD; n = 11). Seventeen healthy controls (HC) and 16 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) served as a control group for peripheral and intestinal Tregs assessment, respectively...
October 19, 2016: Immunological Investigations
Francesca Palone, Roberta Vitali, Salvatore Cucchiara, Maurizio Mennini, Alessandro Armuzzi, Daniela Pugliese, Renata DʼIncà, Brigida Barberio, Laura Stronati
BACKGROUND: Fecal high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) has been suggested to be a novel noninvasive biomarker of gut inflammation. We aimed to assess the reliability of fecal HMGB1, compared with fecal calprotectin (FC), in detecting intestinal inflammation in pediatric and adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and to evaluate the accuracy of HMGB1 in identifying patients with IBD in clinical and endoscopic remission who still have histologic features of inflammation. METHODS: Stool samples from 85 children with IBD (49 Crohn's disease [CD] and 36 ulcerative colitis [UC] and 119 adults [57 Crohn's disease and 62 ulcerative colitis]) were analyzed for the study...
October 13, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Corina Hartman, Yael Mozer Glassberg, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Yoram Rosenbach, Ari Silbermintz, Noam Zevit, Raanan Shamir
BACKGROUND: Data describing the incidence and the risk factors for surgical interventions in pediatric Crohn's disease (CD) is inconsistent. Our aim was to describe the rates of intestinal surgery and to identify associated risk factors in a large cohort of children with CD. METHODS: Medical charts of 482 children with CD from the Schneider Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease cohort who were diagnosed between 1981 and 2013 were carefully reviewed retrospectively...
October 13, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Phillip Minar, Kimberly Jackson, Yi-Ting Tsai, Michael J Rosen, Michael Northcutt, Marat Khodoun, Fred D Finkelman, Lee A Denson
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that CD64 surface expression on circulating neutrophils is significantly elevated in children with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease (CD). Our primary aim was to investigate whether elevations in neutrophil CD64 in asymptomatic patients could be used to predict treatment failure during maintenance infliximab. METHODS: Pediatric CD subjects receiving maintenance infliximab in clinical remission (short pediatric CD activity index [shPCDAI] <15) were enrolled...
November 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Yu Qi Qiao, Chen Wen Cai, Zhi Hua Ran
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients exhibit impaired control of the microbiome in the gut. "Dysbiosis" is commonly observed. A Western diet is a risk factor for the development of IBD but may have different effects on the gut microbiota in IBD and non-IBD individuals. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) can induce remission in pediatric Crohn's disease (CD) with a decrease in gut microbiome diversity after EEN treatment. Although there are some theoretical benefits, the actual treatment effects of prebiotics and probiotics in IBD patients can vary...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
Arik Alper, Lucy Zhang, Dinesh S Pashankar
We aimed to examine correlation of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) with diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and with clinical, endoscopic, histological and radiographic disease activity during follow-up. We reviewed charts of 135 children with IBD and correlated their ESR and CRP values with disease activity in various encounters over 5 years. Normal ESR and CRP values were observed in up to 28% of children with Crohn's disease and 42% of children with ulcerative colitis at diagnosis respectively...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Jennifer J Schoch, Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Jonathan A Cappel, Lawrence E Gibson, Dawn Marie R Davis
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis rarely seen in children. Its features have not been well characterized in children. We sought to characterize the clinical features, etiologic associations, and treatment of PG in children younger than 18 years. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of children younger than 18 years with PG at the Mayo Clinic from January 1976 to August 2013. RESULTS: Thirteen children with PG were identified (n = 8; 62% female)...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Ta-Chiang Liu, Bhaskar Gurram, Megan T Baldridge, Richard Head, Vy Lam, Chengwei Luo, Yumei Cao, Pippa Simpson, Michael Hayward, Mary L Holtz, Pavlos Bousounis, Joshua Noe, Diana Lerner, Jose Cabrera, Vincent Biank, Michael Stephens, Curtis Huttenhower, Dermot P B McGovern, Ramnik J Xavier, Thaddeus S Stappenbeck, Nita H Salzman
BACKGROUND: Paneth cell dysfunction has been implicated in a subset of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. We previously stratified clinical outcomes of CD patients by using Paneth cell phenotypes, which we defined by the intracellular distribution of antimicrobial proteins. Animal studies suggest that Paneth cells shape the intestinal microbiome. However, it is unclear whether Paneth cell phenotypes alter the microbiome complexity in CD subjects. Therefore, we analyzed the correlation of Paneth cell phenotypes with mucosal microbiome composition and ileal RNA expression in pediatric CD and noninflammatory bowel disease (non-IBD) patients...
June 2, 2016: JCI Insight
Natashia M Seemann, Sebastian K King, Abdul Elkadri, Thomas Walters, Joel Fish, Jacob C Langer
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Perianal Crohn's disease (PCD) can affect both quality of life and psychological wellbeing. A subset of pediatric patients with complex PCD require surgical intervention, although appropriate timing and treatment regimens remain unclear. This study aimed to describe a large pediatric cohort in a tertiary center to determine the range of surgical management in children with complex PCD. METHODS: A retrospective review of children requiring operative intervention for PCD over 13 years (2002-2014) was performed...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Gautam Ray
There is rising incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in India topping the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. The common genes implicated in disease pathogenesis in the West are not causal in Indian patients and the role of "hygiene hypothesis" is unclear. There appears to be a North-South divide with more ulcerative colitis (UC) in north and Crohn's disease (CD) in south India. IBD in second generation Indian migrants to the West takes the early onset and more severe form of the West whereas it retains the nature of its country of origin in migrants to SEA countries...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Daniel G Rosenbaum, Maire A Conrad, David M Biko, Eduardo D Ruchelli, Judith R Kelsen, Sudha A Anupindi
BACKGROUND: Imaging predictors for surgery in children with Crohn disease are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To identify imaging features of the terminal ileum on short-interval bowel ultrasound (US) and MR enterography (MRE) in children with Crohn disease requiring surgical bowel resection and those managed by medical therapy alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated patients 18 years and younger with Crohn disease undergoing short-interval bowel US and MRE (within 2 months of one another), as well as subsequent ileocecectomy or endoscopy within 3 months of imaging...
September 29, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
Hyun Jin Kim, Seak Hee Oh, Dae Yeon Kim, Ho-Su Lee, Sang Hyoung Park, Suk-Kyun Yang, Kyung Mo Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although paediatric Crohn's disease [CD] has a different phenotype and clinical course to adult CD, its clinical features and surgical risks are poorly defined, especially in Asian countries. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features and long-term outcomes of paediatric CD in a Korean population. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 594 patients who were younger than 18 years of age at CD diagnosis between 1987 and 2013...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Corina Hartman, Yael Mozer Glassberg, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Yoram Rosenbach, Ari Silbermintz, Noam Zevit, Raanan Shamir
BACKGROUND: Pediatric-onset Crohn's disease (CD) is a heterogeneous disorder which is subjected to progression and complications in a substantial proportion of patients. AIMS: We aimed to assess the progression in pediatric-onset CD phenotype on long term follow up. METHODS: Medical charts of pediatric onset CD patients with at least 10 years follow-up were analyzed retrospectively. Disease phenotype was determined at diagnosis and during follow up at different time points...
August 31, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
Kaija-Leena Kolho, Alberto Pessia, Tytti Jaakkola, Willem M de Vos, Vidya Velagapudi
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] is considered to result from the interplay between host and intestinal microbiota but its pathogenesis is incompletely understood. While IBD in adults has shown to be associated with marked changes in body fluid metabolomics, there are only few studies in children. Hence, this prospective study addressed the faecal and serum metabolomics in newly diagnosed paediatric IBD. METHODS: Paediatric patients with IBD undergoing diagnostic endoscopies and controls also with endoscopy but no signs of inflammation provided blood and stool samples in a tertiary care hospital...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Amira Bouzidi, Hamida Mesbah-Amroun, Aziza Boukercha, Fadila Benhassine, Réda Belboueb, Karima Berkouk, Wassila Messadi, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
BACKGROUND: The multi-drug resistance gene (MDR1) has raised increasing interest as a susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease (CD). The role of MDR1 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the predisposition and behavior of CD in the pediatric population is still elusive. Here, we investigated whether SNPs in MDR1 are associated with CD in Algerian pediatric patients. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted enrolling 47 pediatric CD patients and 100 controls...
October 5, 2016: Pediatric Research
Tamir Miloh, Mitchell Shub, Ramon Montes, Kristy Ingebo, Gary Silber, Brad Pasternak
: Successful treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) requires regular intake of medication. Non- adherence to treatment is associated with increased frequency of relapses, morbidity and cost. METHODS: Pediatric IBD patients taking oral medication and with access to text message (TM) services were included. Children were randomized by age, gender, medication administration responsibility (self vs parent) and disease activity (Pediatric Crohn Disease Activity Index (PCDAI) or Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Activity Index (PUCAI)) into TM intervention and standard of care...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Máire A Conrad, Ronen E Stein, Elizabeth C Maxwell, Lindsey Albenberg, Robert N Baldassano, Noor Dawany, Andrew B Grossman, Petar Mamula, David A Piccoli, Judith R Kelsen
BACKGROUND: Vedolizumab is effective for inducing and maintaining remission in adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, there is limited pediatric data. This study aimed to describe the adverse events and clinical response to vedolizumab in refractory pediatric IBD. METHODS: Disease activity indices, clinical response, concomitant medication use, and adverse events were measured over 22 weeks in an observational prospective cohort study of children with refractory IBD who had failed anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy and subsequently initiated vedolizumab therapy...
October 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Fortunata Civitelli, Federica Nuti, Salvatore Oliva, Lorena Messina, Giuseppe La Torre, Franca Viola, Salvatore Cucchiara, Marina Aloi
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by a progressive transmural bowel damage leading to complications. Anti-TNFα therapy is effective in achieving mucosal healing (MH), but its efficacy on transmural inflammation has been poorly investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate, in pediatric Crohn's disease, the efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor α agents in inducing transmural healing (TH) as assessed by ultrasonography (US). METHODS: Children with Crohn's disease requiring anti-tumor necrosis factor α therapy were prospectively enrolled...
October 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
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