Editorial: depression in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease means we have failed to provide early, effective, psychosocial care-authors’ reply.

Related Articles Editorial: depression in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease means we have failed to provide early, effective, psychosocial care-authors’ reply. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 Sep;46(5):554-555 Authors: Alexakis C, Kumar S, Saxena S, Hotopf M, Pollok R PMID: 28776734 [PubMed – in process] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28776734?dopt=Abstract

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Measuring Severity of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Low Concordance Between Patients and Male Gastroenterologists.

Measuring Severity of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Low Concordance Between Patients and Male Gastroenterologists. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jul;23(7):1168-1173 Authors: Janmohamed N, Steinhart AH Abstract BACKGROUND: Studies have indicated that anxiety and depression are significant contributors to reporting of increased disease activity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Thus, for the appropriate clinical management of these patients, it is important that gastroenterologists are able to recognize these conditions. This study aimed to examine the level of agreement between gastroenterologists and patients with IBD for…

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Short health scale: A valid measure of health-related quality of life in Korean-speaking patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Related Articles Short health scale: A valid measure of health-related quality of life in Korean-speaking patients with inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 May 21;23(19):3530-3537 Authors: Park SK, Ko BM, Goong HJ, Seo JY, Lee SH, Baek HL, Lee MS, Park DI Abstract AIM: To evaluate the short health scale (SHS), a new, simple, four-part visual analogue scale questionnaire that is designed to assess the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), in Korean-speaking patients with IBD. METHODS: The SHS was completed by 256…

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Irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms are associated with psychological co-morbidity, reduced quality of life, and healthcare utilization in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Related Articles Irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms are associated with psychological co-morbidity, reduced quality of life, and healthcare utilization in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology. 2017 May 29;: Authors: Gracie DJ, Ford AC PMID: 28572008 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28572008?dopt=Abstract

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Evaluation of the Quality of Semen and Sexual Function in Men with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Evaluation of the Quality of Semen and Sexual Function in Men with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 May 16;: Authors: Valer P, Algaba A, Santos D, Fuentes ME, Nieto E, Gisbert JP, López P, Quintanilla E, García-Alonso FJ, Guerra I, Páez Á, Bermejo F Abstract BACKGROUND: Data on fertility rates and medication safety in men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there is a seminal alteration in patients with IBD and, if so, to evaluate the mechanisms that…

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Pouch-Related Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients with Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis.

Pouch-Related Symptoms and Quality of Life in Patients with Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Apr 19;: Authors: Barnes EL, Herfarth HH, Sandler RS, Chen W, Jaeger E, Nguyen VM, Robb AR, Kappelman MD, Martin CF, Long MD Abstract BACKGROUND: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) has become the standard surgical treatment for the majority of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who require colectomy. We evaluated the prevalence of pouch-related symptoms among the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Partners cohort and the effect of pouch-related symptoms…

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Effect of psychological therapy on disease activity, psychological comorbidity, and quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Related Articles Effect of psychological therapy on disease activity, psychological comorbidity, and quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar;2(3):189-199 Authors: Gracie DJ, Irvine AJ, Sood R, Mikocka-Walus A, Hamlin PJ, Ford AC Abstract BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease is associated with psychological comorbidity and impaired quality of life. Psychological comorbidity could affect the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease. Psychological therapies might therefore have beneficial effects on disease activity, mood, and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We…

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