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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340807/long-term-outcome-of-infliximab-optimization-for-overcoming-immunogenicity-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Konstantinos Papamichael, Ravy K Vajravelu, Mark T Osterman, Adam S Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Preliminary data suggest that treatment optimization can reverse immunogenicity and regain response in patients with IBD and secondary loss of response (SLR) to anti-TNF therapy due to antidrug antibodies. However, data regarding the long-term outcome of these patients are scarce. AIMS: We aimed to investigate drug retention in IBD patients of whom infliximab was optimized to overcome immunogenicity and variables associated with drug retention. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multicenter study of consecutive IBD patients with antibodies to infliximab (ATI), based on either proactive or reactive therapeutic drug monitoring, who underwent infliximab optimization (increasing dose, shortening interval, adding an immunomodulator, or combination) to overcome immunogenicity from September 2012 to July 2015; they were followed through December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338066/endoscopic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Nadia Mohammed Vashist, Mark Samaan, Mahmoud H Mosli, Claire E Parker, John K MacDonald, Sigrid A Nelson, G Y Zou, Brian G Feagan, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic assessment of mucosal disease activity is routinely used to determine eligibility and response to therapy in clinical trials of ulcerative colitis. The operating properties of the existing endoscopic scoring indices are unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of endoscopic scoring indices for the evaluation of ulcerative colitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL from inception to 5 July 2016...
January 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337776/l%C3%A3-mann-index-at-diagnosis-predicts-the-risk-of-early-surgery-in-crohn-s-disease
#3
Wei Liu, Wei Zhou, Jianjian Xiang, Qian Cao, Jinzhou Zhu, Weilin Qi, Pengpeng Chen, Qingwen Xie
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with Crohn's disease with rapid disease progress or high risk of early surgery is crucial to clinical decision making. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the correlation between the Lémann index at diagnosis and abdominal surgery in the first year after Crohn's disease diagnosis and to find the risk factors for early surgery. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at a single tertiary hospital...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335491/validation-and-optimization-of-the-systemic-inflammation-based-modified-glasgow-prognostic-score-in-predicting-postoperative-outcome-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-preliminary-data
#4
Chenyan Zhao, Chao Ding, Tingbin Xie, Tenghui Zhang, Xujie Dai, Yao Wei, Yi Li, Jianfeng Gong, Weiming Zhu
Systemic Inflammation-Based modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) was developed as an objective tool to grade state of inflammation. However, the association between mGPS and postoperative complications for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients was still unknown. In our study, 270 IBD patients [Crohn's disease (CD), n = 186; Ulcerative colitis (UC), n = 84] from January 2013 and January 2016 who underwent elective bowel resection were retrospectively analyzed, and, the levels of preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) and albumin were included as parameters of mGPS...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331357/differentiation-of-inflammatory-from-fibrotic-ileal-strictures-among-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-based-on-visual-analysis-feasibility-study-combining-conventional-b-mode-ultrasound-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-strain-elastography
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Emilio Quaia, Antonio Giulio Gennari, Maria Assunta Cova, Edwin J R van Beek
The aim of this pilot study was to assess prospectively the feasibility of conventional B-mode ultrasound (US) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) combined with real-time strain elastography (SE) in the differentiation of inflammatory from fibrotic ileal strictures among patients with Crohn's disease (CD) based on visual analysis. Twenty non-consecutive patients (15 male and 5 female; mean age ± standard deviation, 40.2 ± 10.22 y) with CD and stricture of the terminal ileal loop were scanned by conventional B-mode US and CEUS and, subsequently, by real-time SE...
January 10, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325325/-expression-of-microrna-155-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-its-clinical-significance
#6
Y L Ye, Z Pang, W Gu, J J Zheng
Objective: To explore the expression of microRNA-155 in colonic mucosa and peripheral blood in patients with inflammatory bowel disease(IBD), and to examine the clinical value and significance of microRNA-155 in the diagnosis of IBD. Methods: Quatitative reverse-transcription PCR was performed to detect the expression of microRNA-155 in 20 patients with Crohn disease(CD), 21 patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), 18 patients with IBD type unclassified(IBDU), 25 healthy people(control group), 12 patients with infection colitis and 19 patients with ischemia colitis...
December 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319021/totally-robotic-intracorporeal-side-to-side-isoperistaltic-strictureplasty-for-crohn-s-disease
#7
Stefano Scaringi, Francesco Giudici, Daniela Zambonin, Ferdinando Ficari, Paolo Bechi
The development of bowel-sparing techniques (strictureplasties) for extended stricturing Crohn's disease (CD) and the increased use of minimally invasive surgery (wound sparing) represent the two most important improvements in inflammatory bowel disease surgery from the origin. Nevertheless, the minimally invasive approach for extended stricturing forms is usually avoided primarily because of difficulties in performing complex intracorporeal sutures. We describe a totally intracorporeal robotic ileocecal resection with a yet described modified side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for an extended ileocecal CD...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311027/serum-amyloid-a-level-correlated-with-endoscopic-findings-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-possible-biomarker-for-evaluating-mucosal-healing
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Shunji Ishihara, Yasumasa Tada, Kousaku Kawashima, Masatoshi Kataoka, Hiroki Sonoyama, Noritsugu Yamashita, Akihiko Oka, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Nobuhiko Fukuba, Yoshiyuki Mishima, Naoki Oshima, Ichiro Moriyama, Takafumi Yuki, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Mucosal healing (MH) has been proposed as an essential therapeutic goal for treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) patients. The utility of serum amyloid A (SAA) for prediction of MH in CD patients is lacking. AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate the correlation of SAA with CD-related endoscopic disease activity. METHODS: SAA levels in serum samples obtained from CD patients as well as endoscopic findings based on a simple endoscopic score for CD (SES-CD) were assessed in relation to CD activity index (CDAI)...
December 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300710/anti-tnf-therapy-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-postoperative-morbidity-after-surgery-for-ileocolonic-crohn-disease-results-of-a-prospective-nationwide-cohort
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Antoine Brouquet, Léon Maggiori, Philippe Zerbib, Jérémie H Lefevre, Quentin Denost, Adeline Germain, Eddy Cotte, Laura Beyer-Berjot, Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand, Véronique Desfourneaux, Amine Rahili, Jean-Pierre Duffas, Karine Pautrat, Christine Denet, Valérie Bridoux, Guillaume Meurette, Jean-Luc Faucheron, Jérome Loriau, Françoise Guillon, Eric Vicaut, Stéphane Benoist, Yves Panis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk factors of morbidity after surgery for ileocolonic Crohn disease (CD). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: The risk factors of morbidity after surgery for CD, particularly the role of anti-TNF therapy, remain controversial and have not been evaluated in a large prospective cohort study. METHODS: From 2013 to 2015, data on 592 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for CD in 19 French specialty centers were collected prospectively...
February 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296024/beh%C3%A3-et-syndrome-a-contemporary-view
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REVIEW
Hasan Yazici, Emire Seyahi, Gulen Hatemi, Yusuf Yazici
The presence of symptom clusters, regional differences in disease expression and similarities with, for example, Crohn's disease suggest multiple pathological pathways are involved in Behçet syndrome. These features also make formulating disease criteria difficult. Genetic studies have identified HLA-B*51 to be the important genetic risk factor. However, the low prevalence of HLA-B*51 in many patients with bone fide disease, especially in non-endemic regions, suggests other factors must also be operative in Behçet syndrome...
January 3, 2018: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287012/magnetic-resonance-enterography-cannot-replace-upper-endoscopy-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-an-imagekids-sub-study
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Peter C Church, Ruth Cytter Kuint, Oren Ledder, Victor M Navas-López, Malgorzata Sladek, Annecarin Brückner, Robert N Baldassano, Batia Weiss, Baruch Yerushalmi, Shehzad A Saeed, Jeffrey Hyams, Anthony Otley, Anne M Griffiths, Dan Turner, Mary-Louise C Greer
OBJECTIVES: While magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) can accurately reflect ileal inflammation in pediatric Crohn's disease (CD), there are no pediatric data on the accuracy of MRE to detect upper gastrointestinal tract (UGI) lesions. We aimed to compare MRE and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in detecting the spectrum and severity of UGI disease in children. METHODS: This is an ancillary study of the prospective multi-center ImageKids study focusing on pediatric MRE...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285682/efficacy-of-autologous-fat-graft-injection-in-the-treatment-of-anovaginal-fistulas
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S Norderval, L Lundby, H Hougaard, S Buntzen, S Weum, L de Weerd
BACKGROUND: Injection of autologous fat is an established method within plastic surgery for soft tissue augmentation. The aim of the present study was to determine whether transperineal fat graft injection could promote healing of anovaginal fistulas. METHODS: The procedures were performed at the University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, and at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, between May 2009 and September 2016. After abdominal liposuction, fat was injected around the fistula tract that was finally transected percutaneously with a sharp cannula and fat injected between the cut parts...
December 28, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250800/postoperative-outcomes-in-vedolizumab-treated-crohn-s-disease-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-operations
#13
A L Lightner, N P McKenna, C S Tse, L E Raffals, E V Loftus, K L Mathis
BACKGROUND: Up to 80% of patients with Crohn's disease require an abdominal operation in their lifetime. As the use of vedolizumab is increasing for the treatment of Crohn's disease, it is important to understand its potential association with post-operative complications. AIM: We sought to compare 30-day postoperative infectious complication rate among vedolizumab-treated Crohn's disease patients vs those who had received TNFα inhibitors or no biologic therapy...
December 18, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241167/nutritional-screening-and-clinical-outcome-in-hospitalized-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#14
Azusa Takaoka, Masaya Sasaki, Naoko Nakanishi, Mika Kurihara, Akiko Ohi, Shigeki Bamba, Akira Andoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hospitalized patients with Crohn's disease (CD) can develop severe nutritional deficits. However, the nutritional screening tools with the most utility for such patients are still unknown. METHODS: Nutritional status of 40 CD patients was assessed on admission using several screening tools and laboratory tests. Their validity was evaluated in relation to length of hospital stay (LOS) and intestinal resection. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to predict prolonged LOS (≥28 days)...
December 14, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220430/postoperative-outcomes-in-ustekinumab-treated-patients-undergoing-abdominal-operations-for-crohn-s-disease
#15
Amy L Lightner, Nicholas P McKenna, Chung Sang Tse, Neil Hyman, Radhika Smith, Gayane Ovsepyan, Phillip Fleshner, Kristen Crowell, Walter Koltun, Marc Ferrante, Andre D'Hoore, Nathalie Lauwers, Bram Verstockt, Antonino Spinelli, Francesca DiCandido, Laura E Raffals, Kellie L Mathis, Edward V Loftus
Introduction: Ustekinumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting interleukins-12 and -23 is used to treat adults with Crohn's disease (CD). We determined the 30-day postoperative infectious complication rate among CD patients who received ustekinumab within 12 weeks prior to an abdominal operation as compared to patients who received anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. Methods: A retrospective chart review of adults with CD who underwent an abdominal operation between 1/1/2015 and 5/1/2017 was performed across six sites...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212102/-conservative-treatment-of-an-aseptic-abscess-syndrome-with-splenic-abscesses-in-crohn-s-disease
#16
Thomas Göbel, Jutta Rauen-Vossloh, Hubert Georg Hotz, Andree Boldt, Andreas Erhardt
A 24-year old woman with a history of Crohn's disease developed bloody diarrhea and multiple abdominal abscesses, daily fever, leukocytosis, and elevated CRP several months after her immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine was stopped. Recurrent abscess punctures did not detect any pathogenic germs and neither clinical nor serological response was achieved by administration of different antimicrobial therapies. Additionally, new splenic abscesses arose despite ongoing therapy. Under the suspicion of the rare aseptic abscess syndrome, representing an auto-inflammatory, extra-intestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease, the antimicrobial therapy was stopped and an intravenous therapy with prednisolone was initiated...
December 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204696/patients-perspective-on-bowel-resection-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
Milton Mui, Vinna An, Jane Lovell, Basil D'Souza, Rodney Woods
PURPOSE: The study aimed to determine whether patients are receiving adequate counselling about elective bowel resection and timely surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Patients with IBD who underwent an elective bowel resection in a tertiary referral centre between April 2012 and Dec 2014 were identified from a prospective database. Patients under the age of 16 years were excluded from the study. Patients were contacted over the phone to complete a questionnaire regarding their perspective on their surgery, including the consultations that took place, preparedness and timing of surgery, as well as patient attitude towards bowel resection and satisfaction with post-operative outcomes...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159893/exposure-response-relationship-of-certolizumab-pegol-induction-and-maintenance-therapy-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#18
N Vande Casteele, B G Feagan, S Vermeire, M Yassine, J Coarse, G Kosutic, W J Sandborn
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring may optimize therapy for Crohn's disease (CD). AIM: To use a population pharmacokinetic model that accounts for the time-varying nature of covariates to simulate certolizumab pegol (CZP) concentrations to evaluate the exposure-response relationship for CZP in Crohn's disease. METHODS: Adults (N = 2157) with Crohn's disease were treated with CZP in nine clinical trials. Simulated CZP concentrations were compared to outcomes at weeks 6 and 26, including Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) response (decrease from baseline ≥ 100 points), remission (CDAI ≤ 150), C-reactive protein (CRP) ≤ 5 mg/L, faecal calprotectin (FC) ≤ 250 μg/g, and a composite endpoint of CDAI ≤ 150 and FC ≤ 250 μg/g...
November 21, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159164/does-anastomosis-configuration-influence-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-crohn-disease
#19
Parajuli Anuj, Yong Sik Yoon, Chang Sik Yu, Jong Lyul Lee, Chan Wook Kim, In Ja Park, Seok-Byung Lim, Jin Cheon Kim
Purpose: In this study, we evaluated the role of various anastomoses in surgical recurrence for patients with Crohn disease (CD). Methods: We analyzed data retrospectively from consecutive laparotomy cases involving complicated CD between 1991 and 2008. Clinical data were compared in terms of reoperation-free survival (RFS) according to the types of anastomoses, the materials used for the anastomoses, and the operating surgeon. Results: Of 233 patients with entero-enteric or entero-colic anastomoses, 199 (85%), 11 (5%), and 23 (10%) experienced side-to-side (SS), side-to-end (SE), and end-to-end (EE) anastomoses, respectively...
October 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155253/the-association-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-immediate-postoperative-outcomes-following-lumbar-fusion
#20
Joseph E Tanenbaum, Stephanie T Kha, Edward C Benzel, Michael P Steinmetz, Thomas E Mroz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The United States Centers for Disease Control estimates the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at over 3.1 million people. As diagnostic techniques and treatment options for IBD improve, the prevalence of IBD is expected to increase. For spine surgeons, patients with IBD have a unique complication profile because IBD patients may present with poor nutritional status and because the medications used to manage IBD have been associated with poor vertebral bone mineralization and immunosuppression...
November 15, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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