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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212476/the-role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-children-with-pancreatobiliary-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-single-center-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alessandro Fugazza, Barbara Bizzarri, Federica Gaiani, Marco Manfredi, Alessia Ghiselli, Pellegrino Crafa, Maria Clotilde Carra, Nicola de'Angelis, Gian Luigi de'Angelis
BACKGROUND: The role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in the management of pancreatobiliary and digestive diseases is well established in adults, but it remains limited in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical impact of EUS use in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired database of consecutive pediatric (< 18 years) patients presenting an indication for EUS for pancreatobiliary and gastrointestinal disorders...
December 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212077/long-term-skeletal-disproportion-in-childhood-onset-crohn-s-disease
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Avril Mason, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Jelena Iljuhhina, Susan Laird, Joanne Munro, Daniel R Gaya, Richard K Russell, S Faisal Ahmed
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether Crohn's disease (CD) is associated with skeletal disproportion in adulthood. METHODS: Height (Ht), sitting height (SHt) and leg length were studied in 44 children (male: 22), 23 adults (male: 10) with childhood-onset (CO) CD and 26 adults (male: 9) with adult-onset (AO) CD with a median (range) age of 13.7 (10, 17.3), 21.5 (18, 32) and 31.0 (22, 40) years, respectively. RESULTS: Adults with CO-CD had a median Ht standard deviation score (SDS) of -0...
December 6, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210919/the-role-of-combination-therapy-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-a-clinical-report-from-the-north-american-society-for-pediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition
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Andrew S Day, Ajay S Gulati, Nishaben Patel, Brendan Boyle, K T Park, Shehzad A Saeed
The treatment goal for children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been evolving with biologic therapies like anti-TNF agents assuming a more central role in treatment of more aggressive and extensive phenotype. Earlier introduction of anti-TNF agents have shown to be more effective and may even alter the natural history of IBD. However, development of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) limits long term usage and leads to dose adjustment in almost half of patients treated with these medications. One of the strategies to minimize the development of ADA has been concomitant use of immunomodulator (IM) medications, resulting in fewer infusion reactions and sustained trough levels, potentially lowering the need for dose adjustments...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209113/efficacy-of-thalidomide-therapy-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-with-evidence-of-tuberculosis
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Lin Wang, Yan Hong, Jie Wu, Ying-Kit Leung, Ying Huang
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of thalidomide for treating troublesome cases of pediatric Crohn's disease (CD) with tuberculosis infection. METHODS: A retrospective study of clinical outcome among children treated with thalidomide was conducted. All patients had evidence of tuberculosis infection with a failure of anti-tuberculosis treatment for more than one year, and were subsequently diagnosed with CD. All the patients received thalidomide treatment with a starting dose of 1...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194524/functional-sequencing-read-annotation-for-high-precision-microbiome-analysis
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Chengsheng Zhu, Maximilian Miller, Srinayani Marpaka, Pavel Vaysberg, Malte C Rühlemann, Guojun Wu, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Marie Tempel, Liping Zhao, Wolfgang Lieb, Andre Franke, Yana Bromberg
The vast majority of microorganisms on Earth reside in often-inseparable environment-specific communities-microbiomes. Meta-genomic/-transcriptomic sequencing could reveal the otherwise inaccessible functionality of microbiomes. However, existing analytical approaches focus on attributing sequencing reads to known genes/genomes, often failing to make maximal use of available data. We created faser (functional annotation of sequencing reads), an algorithm that is optimized to map reads to molecular functions encoded by the read-correspondent genes...
November 29, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174208/does-azathioprine-induce-endoscopic-and-histologic-healing-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-prospective-observational-study
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Francesca Paola Giugliano, Caterina Strisciuglio, Massimo Martinelli, Marialuisa Andreozzi, Sabrina Cenni, Severo Campione, Maria D'Armiento, Annamaria Staiano, Erasmo Miele
BACKGROUND: The new concept of disease remission for pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) implies the achievement of mucosal healing. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate endoscopic and histologic healing in children with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in clinical remission after 52 weeks of Azathioprine. METHODS: From December 2012 to July 2015 we prospectively enrolled IBD children starting Azathioprine. Enrolled patients in clinical remission underwent colonoscopy after 52 weeks...
November 3, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170940/association-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Maunoo Lee, Jayasree Krishnamurthy, Apryl Susi, Carolyn Sullivan, Gregory H Gorman, Elizabeth Hisle-Gorman, Christine R Erdie-Lalena, Cade M Nylund
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) both have multifactorial pathogenesis with an increasing number of studies demonstrating gut-brain associations. We aim to examine the association between ASD and IBD using strict classification criteria for IBD. We conducted a retrospective case-cohort study using records from the Military Health System database with IBD defined as having one encounter with an ICD-9-CM diagnostic code for IBD and at least one outpatient prescription dispensed for a medication to treat IBD...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165666/differences-in-outcomes-over-time-with-exclusive-enteral-nutrition-compared-to-steroids-in-children-with-mild-to-moderate-crohn-s-disease-results-from-the-growth-cd-study
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Noa Cohen-Dolev, Malgorata Sladek, Seamus Hussey, Dan Turner, Gabor Veres, Sibylle Koletzko, Javier Martin de Carpi, Annamaria Staiano, Ron Shaoul, Paolo Lionetti, Jorge Amil Dias, Anders Paerregaard, Federica Nuti, Tamar Pfeffer Gik, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Sivan Ben Avraham Shulman, Chen Sarbagili Shabat, Rotem Sigall Boneh, Richard K Russell, Arie Levine
Background: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) and corticosteroids (CS) both induce similar rates of remission in mild to moderate pediatric Crohn's disease (CD), but differ with regard to mucosal healing. Our goal was to evaluate if EEN at diagnosis was superior to CS for improving long term outcomes. Methods: We prospectively followed newly diagnosed children <17 years with mild to moderate disease at baseline for two years in the GROWTH CD study. Patients were evaluated at baseline and at 8, 12, 78, and 104 weeks...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159956/vulvar-swelling-as-the-first-presentation-of-crohn-s-disease-in-children-a-report-of-three-cases
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Tashmeeta Ahad, Anna Riley, Elizabeth Martindale, Beate von Bremen, Caroline Owen
Vulvar swelling is a rare manifestation of metastatic Crohn's disease in children. It often predates gastrointestinal symptoms and can be the first presentation of pediatric Crohn's disease. We report three cases of pediatric Crohn's disease presenting with vulvar swelling. We discuss this rare presentation and its treatment and highlight the importance of recognizing it so that prompt investigation and appropriate management can be initiated.
November 21, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151253/a-two-week-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-course-in-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Katarzyna Karolewska-Bochenek, Pawel Grzesiowski, Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, Agnieszka Gawronska, Maria Kotowska, Marcin Dziekiewicz, Piotr Albrecht, Andrzej Radzikowski, Izabella Lazowska-Przeorek
Dysbiosis plays a major role in the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a new promising option for IBD treatment. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a two-week FMT course in children with IBD. Ten patients, 10-17 years of age with moderate to severe IBD received a course of eight doses of freshly prepared FMT via a naso-duodenal tube or gastroscopy. All of the patients had pancolitis. There were eight cases of ulcerative colitis (UC) and two of Crohn's disease (CD)...
November 19, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150304/are-the-estrogenic-hormonal-effects-of-environmental-toxins-affecting-small-intestinal-bacterial-and-microfilaria-overgrowth
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Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140942/minority-pediatric-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-demonstrate-an-increased-length-of-stay
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Edward L Barnes, Bharati Kochar, Millie D Long, Christopher F Martin, Michael D Kappelman
BACKGROUND: Genetic and other biological factors may lead to differences in disease behavior among children with inflammatory bowel disease of different races, which may be further modified by disparities in care delivery. Using the Kids' Inpatient Database, we aimed to evaluate differences in the management of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease by race, focusing on length of stay (LOS). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis using 2000 to 2012 data from the Kids' Inpatient Database, a nationally representative database...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140940/rapid-infliximab-infusion-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-multicenter-north-american-experience
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Wael El-Matary, Dana M H Dykes, Laura Bauman, Abdul Elkadri, Matthew W Carroll, Marisa R Izaguirre, Jennifer deBruyn, Charles M Samson, Alisa Muniz Crim, Sabina Ali, Andrew Grossman
BACKGROUND: Infliximab (IFX) infusion may lead to development of anti-IFX antibodies, and subsequent infusion reactions (IRs). The safety of rapid IFX infusion administered over 60 minutes has been under-investigated in children with inflammatory bowel disease. In a multicenter study, the frequency and nature of rapid infusion-associated IRs were examined. METHODS: The medical records of all consecutive children with inflammatory bowel disease receiving rapid IFX infusions between January 2014 and December 2016 were reviewed...
December 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140453/faecal-transplantation-for-ibd-management-pitfalls-and-promises
#14
M N Quraishi, T Critchlow, N Bhala, N Sharma, T Iqbal
Background: Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an area of active current research, having been stimulated by the remarkable efficacy of FMT in treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated colitis. Sources of data: This review is based on data from numerous case series on FMT in IBD since 1989 and results of four RCTs in ulcerative colitis (UC); three fully published. Areas of agreement: Early signals of short to medium-term efficacy of FMT for UC are promising...
November 13, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132528/an-update-on-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Tomoko Sairenji, Kimberly L Collins, David V Evans
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes 2 chronic idiopathic inflammatory diseases: ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. The incidence and prevalence of IBD is increasing worldwide. It can affect people of all ages, including children and geriatric populations, and can impact all aspects of life. In this article, diagnosis and treatment of IBD in adults, pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations are explored from the perspective of a primary care physician.
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126510/long-term-outcomes-of-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#16
Soheila Nasiri, Mary Ellen Kuenzig, Eric I Benchimol
The incidence and prevalence of childhood-onset inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including subtypes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, have risen dramatically in recent years, and have emerged globally as important pediatric chronic diseases. Therefore, health care providers are more frequently encountering very young children with IBD, a chronic and incurable condition requiring life-long therapy. These children are living long lives with IBD and therefore knowledge of long-term outcomes is increasingly important to better counsel families and determine the best course of treatment...
December 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126506/surgical-care-of-the-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-patient
#17
Dylan Stewart
Despite the significant advances in the medical management of inflammatory bowel disease over the last decade, surgery continues to play a major role in the management of pediatric Crohn's disease (CD). While adult and pediatric Crohn's disease may share many clinical characteristics, pediatric Crohn's patients often have a more aggressive phenotype, and the operative care given by the pediatric surgeon to the newly diagnosed Crohn's patient is very different in nature to the surgical needs of adult patients after decades of disease progression...
December 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126505/management-of-acute-severe-ulcerative-colitis-in-children
#18
Vei Shaun Siow, Riha Bhatt, Kevin P Mollen
The incidence of pediatric-onset ulcerative colitis (UC) is rising. Children often present with a more severe disease phenotype as compared to adults with over a third requiring hospitalization for the management of acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC). Further, in pediatric patients presenting with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) limited to the colon, a definitive diagnosis of UC vs. Crohn's disease is often unclear. Here, we review the unique aspects of pediatric ASUC including the epidemiology, diagnosis, medical, and surgical management of this disease...
December 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126502/clinical-presentation-of-crohn-s-ulcerative-colitis-and-indeterminate-colitis-symptoms-extraintestinal-manifestations-and-disease-phenotypes
#19
Yangyang R Yu, J Ruben Rodriguez
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is rising with 25% of IBD diagnosed in children under 18 years of age. The clinical presentation of IBD in children is often vague leading to initial misdiagnosis as infectious colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. When IBD is identified, overlap in histologic and endoscopic features may lead to difficulty distinguishing Crohn's disease from ulcerative colitis, resulting in a higher frequency of the diagnosis indeterminate colitis or IBD unspecified. Recognizing the common and the atypical presentation of pediatric IBD and extraintestinal manifestations will aid in expeditious referral and early diagnosis...
December 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123578/the-role-of-adhesion-molecules-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-children-assessment-of-the-possible-risk-of-cardiovascular-complications
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Aneta Trzeciak-Jędrzejczyk, Ryszard Makosiej, Michał Kolejwa, Ewa Głowacka, Elżbieta Czkwianianc
Introduction: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic diseases that proceed with exacerbation and remission phases. Adhesion molecules play a significant role in inflammatory processes. The same adhesion molecules play an important role in atherogenesis. Aim: To assess the risk of atherosclerosis in IBD in children. Material and methods: The study included 40 patients with IBD (25 with Crohn's disease - CD and 15 with ulcerative colitis - UC) aged 4-17 years...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
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