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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711286/novel-therapeutic-targets-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#2
REVIEW
Marjorie Argollo, Gionata Fiorino, Pieter Hindryck, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvio Danese
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), are immune mediated conditions associated with progressive damage of the inflamed gut tissue, and have a considerable impact on the patient's quality of life. The pathogenesis remains uncertain, but it is clear that complex mechanisms associated with host and luminal factors are involved, generating an unbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory signaling. It is well established that the purpose of an adequate and complete control of the intestinal inflammation measured not only by clinical symptoms, but also with more objective data such as fecal biomarkers (calprotectin) and endoscopy...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708568/reference-values-of-fecal-calgranulin-c-s100a12-in-school-aged-children-and-adolescents
#3
Anke Heida, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Lucie Wagenmakers, Koos van de Belt, Patrick F van Rheenen
BACKGROUND: Calgranulin C (S100A12) is an emerging marker of inflammation. It is exclusively released by activated neutrophils which makes this marker potentially more specific for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to established stool markers including calprotectin and lactoferrin. We aimed to establish a reference value for S100A12 in healthy children and investigated whether S100A12 levels can discriminate children with IBD from healthy controls. METHODS: In a prospective community-based reference interval study we collected 122 stool samples from healthy children aged 5-19 years...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708427/monitoring-and-detection-of-disease-recurrence-after-resection-for-crohn-s-disease-the-role-of-non-invasive-fecal-biomarkers
#4
Takayuki Yamamoto, Takahiro Shimoyama
Ileocolonoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis and assessment of postoperative recurrence in Crohn's disease (CD). Nevertheless, endoscopy is time-consuming and invasive. A minimally invasive and simple screening test would improve patient adherence to examination and provide greater clinical benefit. A number of fecal biomarkers have been evaluated for their utility for the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease as alternative tests to endoscopy. Area covered: In this review, we focused on the utility of fecal biomarkers in the management of postoperative CD...
July 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706415/role-of-new-endoscopic-techniques-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-management-has-the-change-come
#5
EDITORIAL
Loredana Goran, Lucian Negreanu, Ana Maria Negreanu
Despite significant therapeutic progress in recent years, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, remains a challenge regarding its pathogenesis and long-term complications. New concepts have emerged in the management of this disease, such as the "treat-to-target" concept, in which mucosal healing plays a key role in the evolution of IBD, the risk of recurrence and the need for surgery. Endoscopy is essential for the assessment of mucosal inflammation and plays a pivotal role in the analysis of mucosal healing in patients with IBD...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695451/the-endoscopic-findings-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#6
REVIEW
Yoshiki Nomura, Kentaro Moriichi, Mikihiro Fujiya, Toshikatsu Okumura
Crohn's disease (CD) is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) associated with ulceration, and the main foci of the inflammation in CD patients are typically the terminal ileum and colon. However, in the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT), including the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, inflammatory lesions are also detected as well, with a relatively high frequency (30-75%). Recent advances in imaging modalities, including endoscopy, have aided in the diagnosis of CD. Various lesions, including aphtha, erosion, ulcers, bamboo-joint-like appearance and notch-like appearance, are detected in the upper GI of CD patients...
August 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692215/-faecal-calprotectin-a-useful-tool-for-the-primary-care-physician
#7
Fabrizia D'angelo, Arnaud Perrier
Faecal calprotectin (FC) is a marker of intestinal inflammation. FC dosing has a sensitivity between 80‑100% for differentiating functional and organic intestinal disease. It is therefore a very useful diagnostic tool in general practice, where the prevalence of functional disease is particularly high. Nevertheless, FC is not specific for inflammatory bowel diseases and cannot distinguish between various inflammatory conditions. FC cut-off values are not clearly defined. Nevertheless, levels < 150 µg/g are considered ruling out organic disease and levels > 150 µg/g warrant an endoscopy...
October 19, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690768/endoscopic-recommendations-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-and-surveillance-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-review-of-general-recommendations
#8
REVIEW
Jose María Huguet, Patricia Suárez, Luis Ferrer-Barceló, Lucía Ruiz, Ana Monzó, Ana Belén Durá, Javier Sempere
Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is recommended by all scientific societies. However, there are differences in the recommendations they make regarding screening and surveillance. We address a series of questions that come up in the daily clinical practice of a physician. The first two questions that are raised are: (1) Who should be offered screening for CRC? and (2) When should the first colonoscopy be performed? The next step is to decide who should undergo endoscopic surveillance and at what intervals they should be performed...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690452/advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-colonic-dysplasia-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#9
Shirley Cohen-Mekelburg, Yecheskel Schneider, Stephanie Gold, Ellen Scherl, Adam Steinlauf
The prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is estimated at 3.7%. Risk factors for CRC include more severe disease (as reflected by the extent of disease and the duration of poorly controlled disease), family history of CRC, pseudopolyps, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and male sex. In addition, both early and late onset of IBD have been shown to be risk factors in different studies. Most societal guidelines recommend initiation of surveillance colonoscopy at 8 to 10 years after IBD symptom onset, followed by subsequent surveillance in 1- to 2-year intervals...
June 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679372/fermented-herbal-formula-kiom-ma-128-protects-against-acute-colitis-induced-by-dextran-sodium-sulfate-in-mice
#10
Dong-Gun Kim, Mi-Ra Lee, Jae-Myung Yoo, Kwang-Il Park, Jin-Yeul Ma
BACKGROUND: Colitis is a well-known subtype of inflammatory bowel disease and is caused by diverse factors. Previous research has shown that KIOM-MA elicits anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects on various diseases. KIOM-MA-128, our novel herbal formula, was generated from KIOM-MA using probiotics to improve the therapeutic efficacy. We investigated whether KIOM-MA-128 has protective activity in a mouse model of acute colitis induced by dextran sodium sulfate (DSS). METHODS: Colitis was induced by DSS administered to ICR mice in drinking water...
July 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674950/confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-ulcerative-colitis-beyond-endoscopic-assessment-of-disease-activity
#11
F Maione, M C Giglio, G Luglio, A Rispo, M D'Armiento, B Manzo, G Cassese, P Schettino, N Gennarelli, S Siciliano, F P D'Armiento, G D De Palma
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) in the assessment of disease activity in ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: Consecutive patients with UC referred to our inflammatory bowel disease unit for colonoscopy were enrolled. Patients without UC were used as controls. UC activity was evaluated by white light endoscopy and classified according to the Mayo Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Score of Severity. Endoscopic biopsies were also taken for histological assessment of disease activity and then assessed with CLE...
July 3, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655067/fatal-ulcerative-enteritis-of-the-small-intestine-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis-treated-with-vedolizumab
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Carmen Monasterio, Annette Schmitt-Gräff, Matthias Pohl, Thomas Truschel, Klaus Warnatz, Wolfgang Kreisel, Robert Thimme, Peter Hasselblatt
Vedolizumab (VDZ) inhibits α4β7 integrins and is used to target intestinal immune responses in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which is considered to be relatively safe. Here we report on a fatal complication following VDZ administration. A 64-year-old female patient with ulcerative colitis (UC) refractory to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors was treated with VDZ. One week after the second VDZ infusion, she was admitted to hospital with severe diarrhea and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)...
June 27, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644184/noninvasive-fecal-immunochemical-testing-and-fecal-calprotectin-predict-mucosal-healing-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
#13
Christopher Ma, Rowan Lumb, Emily V Walker, Rae R Foshaug, ThucNhi T Dang, Sanam Verma, Vivian W Huang, Karen I Kroeker, Karen Wong, Levinus A Dieleman, Richard N Fedorak, Brendan P Halloran
BACKGROUND: The noninvasive biomarkers fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and fecal calprotectin (FCP) are sensitive for prediction of mucosal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease. However, neither test has yet been shown to independently and accurately predict mucosal healing (MH). We aimed to assess the specificity of noninvasive FIT and FCP for MH prediction. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study of adult inflammatory bowel disease outpatients presenting for colonoscopy, stool samples for FIT and FCP were collected 48 hours before endoscopy...
June 20, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644180/mucosal-healing-in-clinical-practice-a-single-center-pediatric-ibd-experience
#14
Savini L Santha, Prabhu R Shankar, Anqi Pan, Bess Schoen, Subra Kugathasan, Cary G Sauer
BACKGROUND: Mucosal healing (MH) is associated with improved clinical outcomes in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). MH as a target for treatment has been suggested, although there is little pediatric data. The goal of this study was to evaluate MH in clinical practice in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease in clinical remission. METHODS: A retrospective review of electronic health record data was performed on all patients with CD or UC who underwent at least 2 colonoscopies from 2010 through 2016...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626379/fifteen-year-old-male-with-type-2-autoimmune-pancreatitis-an-argument-for-endoscopy
#15
Nathan T Kolasinski, Marc T Johannsen, Justin R Hollon
Type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis, an increasingly recognized etiology of pancreatitis in patients less than 20 years old, has characteristically been diagnosed with the histological finding of duct-centric pancreatitis in a patient who lacks elevated serum immunoglobulin G4. We present the case of a nonobese 15-year-old male, without any chronic medical conditions, who presented with the chief complaint of abdominal pain. The laboratory study results were remarkable for a lipase level of 5,419 U/L and a γ-glutamyl transferase level of 373 U/L...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618062/examining-maintenance-care-following-infliximab-salvage-therapy-for-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis
#16
Dean Seah, Matthew C Choy, Alexandra Gorelik, William R Connell, Miles P Sparrow, Daniel van Langenberg, Geoffrey Hebbard, Gregory Moore, Peter De Cruz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data supporting the optimal maintenance drug therapy & strategy to monitor ongoing response following successful infliximab (IFX) induction, for acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC), are limited. We aimed to evaluate maintenance & monitoring strategies employed in patients post IFX induction therapy. METHODS: Patients in 6 Australian tertiary centres treated with IFX for steroid-refractory ASUC between April 2014 & May 2015 were identified via hospital IBD & pharmacy databases...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616406/new-endoscopic-approach-of-anti-fibrotic-therapy-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
REVIEW
Kenji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoneyama
Fibrosis continues to be paid a great attention in not only basic research but also clinical practice, especially for the development of novel therapeutics in various fibrotic diseases. However, there remain several obstacles to translation in developing anti-fibrosis therapy. The present review documents our translational practice from target discovery to first-in-patient studies in the development of anti-fibrosis therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). First topic is a target selection. We have focused on the target that has an ability to regulate multifactorial cascades of fibrosis...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596986/international-core-curriculum-for-capsule-endoscopy-training-courses
#18
Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Simon Panter, Cristina Carretero, Carolyn Davison, Xavier Dray, Evgeny Fedorov, Richard Makins, Miguel Mascarenhas, Mark McAlindon, Deirdre McNamara, Hansa Palmer, Jean Francoise Rey, Jean Christophe Saurin, Uwe Seitz, Cristiano Spada, Ervin Toth, Felix Wiedbrauck, Martin Keuchel
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has become a first-line noninvasive tool for visualisation of the small bowel (SB) and is being increasingly used for investigation of the colon. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines have specified requirements for the clinical applications of CE. However, there are no standardized recommendations yet for CE training courses in Europe. The following suggestions in this curriculum are based on the experience of European CE training courses directors. It is suggested that 12 hours be dedicated for either a small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) or a colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) course with 4 hours for an introductory CCE course delivered in conjunction with SBCE courses...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595172/routine-pouchoscopy-prior-to-ileostomy-takedown-may-not-be-necessary-in-patients-with-chronic-ulcerative-colitis
#19
Jennifer X Cai, Jasmine Barrow, Alyssa Parian, Steven R Brant, Sharon Dudley-Brown, Jonathan Efron, Sandy Fang, Susan Gearhart, Michael Marohn, Bashar Safar, Brindusa Truta, Elizabeth Wick, Mark Lazarev
BACKGROUND: Creation of a J pouch is the gold standard surgical intervention in the treatment of chronic ulcerative colitis (UC). Pouchoscopy prior to ileostomy takedown is commonly performed. We describe the frequency, indication, and findings on pouchoscopy, and determine if pouchoscopy affects rates of complications after takedown. METHODS: All UC or indeterminate inflammatory bowel disease patients with a J pouch were retrospectively evaluated from January 1994 to December 2014...
June 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593783/colonic-lesions-in-patients-undergoing-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-incidence-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-impact
#20
José Francisco Juanmartiñena Fernández, Iñaki Fernández-Urién Sainz, Beatriz Zabalza Ollo, Ana Borda Martín, Juan José Vila Costas
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, capsule endoscopy is the first-line procedure to assess the small bowel. During small bowel procedures, other segments of the gastrointestinal tract may be visualized. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the incidence of colonic abnormalities in patients undergoing small bowel capsule and its impact on patient management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of data from 526 consecutive capsule endoscopy procedures performed at a single tertiary-care centre between 2008 and 2011...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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