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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676289/natural-history-and-outcome-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-children-in-saudi-arabia-a-single-center-experience
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Khalid M Alreheili, Khalid A Alsaleem, Ali I Almehaidib
Background/Aim: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder which includes ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD), and indeterminate colitis (IC). The natural history of pediatric IBDs is poorly understood and generally unpredictable. We aim to study the natural history of IBD in Saudi children including the extraintestinal manifestations, changes in diagnosis, disease behavior, medical management, and surgical outcome. Patients and Methods: A retrospective review of all the charts of children less than 14 years of age who were diagnosed as IBD and followed up in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH and RC) from January 2001 to December 2011 was performed...
April 18, 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672285/long-term-outcome-of-endoscopic-balloon-dilatation-for-strictures-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Takashi Taida, Tomoo Nakagawa, Yuki Ohta, Shinsaku Hamanaka, Kenichiro Okimoto, Keiko Saito, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoaki Matsumura, Makoto Arai, Tatsuro Katsuno, Naoya Kato
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic balloon dilatation (EBD) is an alternative to surgery for strictures in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). The aim of the present study was to clarify the efficacy and safety of EBD for strictures in patients with CD. METHODS: Twenty-six patients with CD who underwent EBD for strictures from August 2008 to November 2015 were followed up after dilatation. Short-term success was defined as the disappearance of obstructive symptoms after technically adequate dilatation was achieved...
April 19, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669068/adverse-reactions-after-intravenous-iron-infusion-among-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-the-united-states-2010-2014
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Eboselume Akhuemonkhan, Alyssa Parian, Kathryn A Carson, Susan Hutfless
Background: Anemia is a frequent complication of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Intravenous (IV) iron is recommended as the initial therapy for patients with clinically active IBD, severe anemia, and intolerance to oral iron. IV iron is associated with serious adverse effects including a black box warning for anaphylaxis with iron dextran and ferumoxytol. We aimed to examine the occurrence of adverse reactions including anaphylaxis after IV iron infusions in a large database of US IBD patients...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669023/the-relevance-of-vitamin-and-iron-deficiency-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-in-patients-of-the-swiss-ibd-cohort
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Matiar Madanchi, Stefania Fagagnini, Nicolas Fournier, Luc Biedermann, Jonas Zeitz, Edouard Battegay, Lukas Zimmerli, Stephan R Vavricka, Gerhard Rogler, Michael Scharl
Background andAims: Vitamin and iron deficiencies are common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as a result of chronic intestinal inflammation, increase in demand, or dietary restrictions. Here, we assessed the frequency of complications in relation to deficiency of iron, folate acid, and vitamin B12 in patients enrolled in the nationwide Swiss Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Study (SIBDCS). Methods: A total of 2666 patients were included in the study, 1558 with Crohn's disease (CD) and 1108 with ulcerative colitis (UC)...
April 13, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668894/endoscopic-treatment-of-ileal-pouch-sinus
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Nan Lan, Bo Shen
Background and aims: Pouch sinus is a serious complication in patients undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy and safety of endoscopic needle knife sinusotomy (NKSi) in the management of pouch sinus. Methods: All consecutive patients with a pouch sinus treated with NKSi from 2008 to 2016 were identified. The primary outcomes were complete healing of the sinus and pouch survival. Results: A total of 109 patients were included...
April 12, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663305/factors-associated-with-short-term-morbidity-in-patients-undergoing-colon-resection-for-crohn-s-disease
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H Hande Aydinli, Erman Aytac, Feza H Remzi, Mitchell Bernstein, Alexis L Grucela
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing colon resection for Crohn's disease are at risk of developing postoperative complications. The aim of this study is to identify factors associated with short-term (30-day) morbidity in patients undergoing colon resection for Crohn's disease from a national database. METHODS: Patients who underwent colon resection for Crohn's disease in 2015 were identified from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657220/complete-remission-of-nephrotic-syndrome-secondary-to-amyloid-a-amyloidosis-in-patient-with-inactive-crohn-s-disease-after-treatment-by-infliximab
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Kawtar Hassani, Mohamed Amine Hamzi, Driss El Kabbaj
Secondary amyloidosis Amyloid A (AA) is an infrequent but a severe complication of Crohn's disease (CD). This complication results from the activity of the underlying inflammation disease to form amyloid fibril deposits in tissues. We present a case of a 34-year-old female patient with CD treated by azathioprine with inactive disease for three years and who developed a nephrotic syndrome secondary to AA amyloidosis. The treatment by infliximab for one year leads to a complete remission of the nephrotic syndrome...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650418/inflammatory-bowel-disease-drastically-affects-the-prognosis-of-patients-treated-for-peritoneal-metastases-with-combined-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-multicenter-study
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Nassim Hammoudi, Clarisse Eveno, Jérôme Lambert, Marianne Maillet, Olivier Glehen, Diane Goere, Nelson Lourenco, Matthieu Allez, Thomas Aparicio, Marc Pocard, Jean-Marc Gornet
BACKGROUND: Complete cytoreductive surgery (CCRS) followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a validated treatment in selected patients with peritoneal metastases (PM) of intestinal origin. There is an increased risk of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) and Small Bowel Adenocarcinoma (SBA) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The feasibility and benefit of that surgical approach in IBD patients is unknown. METHODS: IBD patients with operated PM complicating CRC or SBA were extracted from a French national multicenter prospective database of patients who underwent surgery for PM in HIPEC expert centers from 1995 to 2016...
March 17, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624512/gastrointestinal-tract-vasculopathy-clinicopathology-and-description-of-a-possible-new-entity-with-protean-features
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Christine Y Louie, Michael A DiMaio, Gregory W Charville, Gerald J Berry, Teri A Longacre
Noninfectious gastrointestinal (GI) vasculopathic disorders are rare and are often overlooked in histopathologic examination or when forming differential diagnoses due to their rarity. However, involvement of the GI tract may lead to serious complications, including ischemia and perforation. Since awareness of the types of vasculopathy that may involve the GI tract is central to arriving at a correct diagnosis, we reviewed our institutional experience with GI tract vasculopathy in order to enhance diagnostic accuracy of these rare lesions...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611841/significance-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-dwi-as-an-improving-factor-in-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-enterography-in-evaluation-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Bilal Imširović, Enver Zerem, Alma Efendić, Alma Mekić Abazović, Omar Zerem, Muhamed Djedović
Aim To determine capabilities and potential of contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enterography in order to establish the diagnosis and to evaluate severity and activity of intestinal inflammation. Methods Fifty-five patients with suspicion for presence of Crohn's disease were evaluated. All patients underwent contrast enhanced MRI enterography and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), and subsequently endoscopic examination or surgical treatment. Four parameters were analysed: thickening of the bowel wall, and presence of abscess, fistula and lymphadenopathy...
August 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610509/ileocecal-anastomosis-type-significantly-influences-long-term-functional-status-quality-of-life-and-healthcare-utilization-in-postoperative-crohn-s-disease-patients-independent-of-inflammation-recurrence
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Mahesh Gajendran, Anthony J Bauer, Bettina M Buchholz, Andrew R Watson, Ioannis E Koutroubakis, Jana G Hashash, Claudia Ramos-Rivers, Nilesh Shah, Kenneth K Lee, Ruy J Cruz, Miguel Regueiro, Brian Zuckerbraun, Marc Schwartz, Jason Swoger, Arthur Barrie, Janet Harrison, Douglas J Hartman, Javier Salgado, William M Rivers, Benjamin Click, Alyce M Anderson, Chandraprakash Umapathy, Dmitriy Babichenko, Michael A Dunn, David G Binion
OBJECTIVES: Anastomotic reconstruction following intestinal resection in Crohn's disease (CD) may employ side-to-side anastomosis (STSA; anti-peristaltic orientation) or end-to-end anastomosis (ETEA). Our aim was to determine the impact of these two anastomotic techniques on long-term clinical status in postoperative CD patients. METHODS: We performed a comparative effectiveness study of prospectively collected observational data from consented CD patients undergoing their first or second ileocolonic bowel resection and re-anastomosis between 2008 and 2012, in order to assess the association between anastomosis type and 2-year postoperative quality of life (QoL), healthcare utilization, disease clinical or endoscopic recurrence, use of medications, and need for repeat resection...
April 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600982/variant-of-rare-hermansky-pudlak-syndrome-associated-with-granulomatous-colitis-diagnostics-clinical-course-and-treatment
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L Y Lozynska, A Plawski, M R Lozynska, I Vytvytskyi, R Y Lozynskyi, N Prokopchuk, B Tretiak
AIM: To study the relationship between the genotype and the phenotype in the patients with Hermansky - Pudlak syndrome (HPS) associated with granulomatous colitis; to monitor clinical course of the disease for adequate treatment, cancer surveillance and genetic counseling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diagnosis of HPS is established by physical examination, chest X-ray, computed tomography, endoscopic examination with biopsy, and laboratory tests, including histology, baseline laboratory blood, urine and feces tests, determination of ASCA-C and ANCA antibodies using an ELISA...
March 2018: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582229/in-silico-guided-discovery-of-novel-ccr9-antagonists
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Xin Zhang, Jason B Cross, Jan Romero, Alexander Heifetz, Eric Humphries, Katie Hall, Yuchuan Wu, Sabrina Stucka, Jing Zhang, Haoqun Chandonnet, Blaise Lippa, M Dominic Ryan, J Christian Baber
Antagonism of CCR9 is a promising mechanism for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. There is limited experimental data on CCR9 and its ligands, complicating efforts to identify new small molecule antagonists. We present here results of a successful virtual screening and rational hit-to-lead campaign that led to the discovery and initial optimization of novel CCR9 antagonists. This work uses a novel data fusion strategy to integrate the output of multiple computational tools, such as 2D similarity search, shape similarity, pharmacophore searching, and molecular docking, as well as the identification and incorporation of privileged chemokine fragments...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572889/risk-factors-for-diagnostic-delay-in-crohn-s-disease-and-their-impact-on-long-term-complications-how-do-they-differ-in-a-tuberculosis-endemic-region
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R Banerjee, P Pal, B G Girish, D N Reddy
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD) can be delayed in clinical practice. In tuberculosis endemic areas, empirical anti-tubercular therapy further delays treatment. AIM(S): To assess risk factors for diagnostic delay and its impact on the long-term complications of Crohn's disease in India where tuberculosis is endemic. METHODS: Data from a large prospectively established inflammatory bowel disease registry were analysed retrospectively...
March 24, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572605/inflammatory-bowel-disease-across-the-age-continuum-similarity-and-disparity
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Amey Dilip Sonavane, Pratibha Sonawane, Deepak N Amarapurkar
OBJECTIVES: To identify similarities and differences between the pediatric-onset and adult-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) based cohorts and further characterize the pediatric cohort. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of pediatric patients attending the tertiary referral care gastroenterology center from 2004 to 2016 was conducted. All the patients were clinically evaluated, investigated and followed up at the centre. RESULTS: Sixty five patients with pediatric IBD were compared with 216 patients with adult-onset IBD...
March 23, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555578/luminally-polarized-mural-and-vascular-remodeling-in-ileal-strictures-of-crohn-s-disease
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Xiaofei Zhang, Huaibin Mabel Ko, Joana Torres, Hinaben J Panchal, Zhenjian Cai, Mathilde Wagner, Bruce E Sands, Jean-Frederic Colombel, Judy Cho, Bachir Taouli, Noam Harpaz
Intestinal stricture, a major complication of Crohn's disease (CD), results from fibromuscular remodeling and expansion of the intestinal wall. The corresponding microanatomical alterations have not been fully described, hindering progress toward understanding their pathogenesis and devising appropriate treatments. We used tissue-specific staining and quantitative digital histomorphometry for this purpose. Serial histological sections from 37 surgically-resected ileal strictures and adjacent non-strictured controls from patients with CD were evaluated after staining for smooth muscle actin, collagen (Sirius red) and collagen types I, III and V...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546470/perioperative-outcomes-and-adverse-events-of-robotic-colorectal-resections-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-literature-review
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S Renshaw, I L Silva, A Hotouras, S D Wexner, J Murphy, C Bhan
The purpose of this study was to assess outcome measures and cost-effectiveness of robotic colorectal resections in adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The Cochrane Library, PubMed/Medline and Embase databases were reviewed, using the text "robotic(s)" AND ("inflammatory bowel disease" OR "Crohn's" OR "Ulcerative Colitis"). Two investigators screened abstracts for eligibility. All English language full-text articles were reviewed for specified outcomes. Data were presented in a summarised and aggregate form, since the lack of higher-level evidence studies precluded meta-analysis...
March 15, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546384/endoscopic-stricturotomy-versus-balloon-dilation-in-the-treatment-of-anastomotic-strictures-in-crohn-s-disease
#18
Nan Lan, Bo Shen
Background: Current treatment modalities for anastomotic stricture in Crohn's disease (CD) include endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) and surgery. We recently published a case series of inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with the novel endoscopic stricturotomy (ES). The aim of this case-control study was to compare the efficacy and safety of ES versus conventional EBD in the treatment of anastomotic strictures in CD patients. Methods: All eligible patients with CD anastomotic stricture who were treated with ES or EBD were included...
March 19, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543610/decision-making-and-outcome-of-pregnancies-in-female-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-findings-from-a-community-based-practice
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Jildou Hoekstra, Aafke H C van Roon, Frank C Bekkering, Antonie J P van Tilburg, Rachel L West
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate information provided on pregnancy, personal decision making, disease course, and outcome of pregnancy from a patient's perspective in a population of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) attending two general hospitals. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all female patients with IBD in two general hospitals in the Netherlands. The questionnaire comprised four sections: (i) demographic data and medication use (ii) details on previous pregnancies and reasons for not becoming pregnant, (iii) outcome of pregnancies before IBD diagnosis, and (iv) outcome of pregnancies after IBD diagnosis...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531465/quality-indicators-in-pediatric-colonoscopy-in-a-low-volume-center-implications-for-training
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Way-Seah Lee, Chun-Wei Tee, Zhong-Lin Koay, Tat-Seng Wong, Fatimah Zahraq, Hee-Wei Foo, Sik-Yong Ong, Shin-Yee Wong, Ruey-Terng Ng
AIM: To study implications of measuring quality indicators on training and trainees' performance in pediatric colonoscopy in a low-volume training center. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively the performance of pediatric colonoscopies in a training center in Malaysia over 5 years (January 2010-December 2015), benchmarked against five quality indicators: appropriateness of indications, bowel preparations, cecum and ileal examination rates, and complications. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline for pediatric endoscopy and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition training guidelines were used as benchmarks...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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