A Systematic Review of Internet Decision-Making Resources for Patients Considering Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis.

A Systematic Review of Internet Decision-Making Resources for Patients Considering Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jul 12;: Authors: Baker DM, Marshall JH, Lee MJ, Jones GL, Brown SR, Lobo AJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons advocates patient use of on-line resources to assist in decision making. Our aim was to assess the quality of on-line resources to facilitate decision making for patients considering surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: We undertook a systematic review based on PRISMA guidelines. This was registered on the…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Small Bowel Cancer Risk, Clinical Characteristics, and Histopathology- A Population-based Study.

Related Articles Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Small Bowel Cancer Risk, Clinical Characteristics, and Histopathology- A Population-based Study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jul 07;: Authors: Bojesen RD, Riis LB, Høgdall E, Nielsen OH, Jess T Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may increase risk of small bowel cancer (SBC). However, little is known of the characteristics and features of IBD-SBC, due to a low number of cases worldwide. We performed a population-based study of IBD and SBC to calculate risk and increase our understanding of clinical characteristics and histopathological…

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Endoscopic Balloon Dilation Size and Avoidance of Surgery in Stricturing Crohn’s Disease.

Endoscopic Balloon Dilation Size and Avoidance of Surgery in Stricturing Crohn’s Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jul 06;: Authors: Reutemann BA, Turkeltaub JA, Al-Hawary M, Waljee AK, Higgins PDR, Stidham RW Abstract BACKGROUND: Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) is an effective method for treating stricture-related obstruction in Crohn’s disease. We aimed to identify factors predictive of successful avoidance of surgery, including endoscopic features, in patients undergoing balloon dilation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients with symptomatic Crohn’s disease-related intestinal strictures undergoing EBD. Clinical, medication use, laboratory, and dilation data,…

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Treatment with Biologic Agents has not Reduced Surgeries among Patients with Crohn’s Disease with Short Bowel Syndrome.

Treatment with Biologic Agents has not Reduced Surgeries among Patients with Crohn’s Disease with Short Bowel Syndrome. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jun 27;: Authors: Limketkai BN, Parian AM, Chen PH, Colombel JF Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the effects of biologic agents used to treat Crohn’s disease (CD) on its long-term complications, such as short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure (SBS-IF). We evaluated trends in small bowel resections and health care utilization among patients with CD with and without SBS-IF. METHODS: We collected data on the National…

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The outcome of ulcerative colitis patients undergoing pouch surgery is determined by pre-surgical factors.

The outcome of ulcerative colitis patients undergoing pouch surgery is determined by pre-surgical factors. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Jun 30;: Authors: Yanai H, Ben-Shachar S, Mlynarsky L, Godny L, Leshno M, Tulchinsky H, Dotan I Abstract BACKGROUND: Pouch surgery, a common intervention for ulcerative colitis (UC) complications, is often associated with the development of pouchitis. AIM: To identify predictors of pouch outcome in a cohort of patients with UC. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective unmatched case-cohort study in a tertiary IBD referral centre. Adult patients with UC were classified into…

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Incidence and Management of Recurrence in Patients with Crohn’s Disease Who Have Undergone Intestinal Resection: The Practicrohn Study.

Incidence and Management of Recurrence in Patients with Crohn’s Disease Who Have Undergone Intestinal Resection: The Practicrohn Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jun 20;: Authors: Domènech E, Garcia V, Iborra M, Gutiérrez A, García-López S, Martín Arranz MD, Garcia-Planella E, Calvo M, Castro L, Mínguez M, Taxonera C, Juliá B, Cea-Calvo L, Romero C, Barreiro-de Acosta M Abstract BACKGROUND: More than 50% of patients with Crohn’s disease require intestinal resection at least once. Postoperative recurrence (POR) is almost uniform if prophylactic treatment is not started early. Endoscopic monitoring is generally…

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Nearly a Third of High-Grade Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer Is Undetected in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Related Articles Nearly a Third of High-Grade Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer Is Undetected in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jun 19;: Authors: Eluri S, Parian AM, Limketkai BN, Ha CY, Brant SR, Dudley-Brown S, Efron JE, Fang SG, Gearhart SL, Marohn MR, Meltzer SJ, Bashar S, Truta B, Montgomery EA, Lazarev MG Abstract BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether intensive surveillance protocols have resulted in a decreased incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIMS: To determine the prevalence and characteristics of IBD associated…

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A Case of Type II Enteropathy-Associated T-Cell Lymphoma in a Patient With Ulcerative Colitis.

Related Articles A Case of Type II Enteropathy-Associated T-Cell Lymphoma in a Patient With Ulcerative Colitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Jun;112(6):833 Authors: Komeda Y, Kashida H, Sakurai T, Kono M, Nagai T, Asakuma Y, Hagiwara S, Matsui S, Watanabe T, Chikugo T, Kudo M PMID: 28572650 [PubMed – in process] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28572650?dopt=Abstract

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