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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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Association between disease activity and quality of life in ulcerative colitis: Results from the CRONICA-UC study.

Association between disease activity and quality of life in ulcerative colitis: Results from the CRONICA-UC study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar 29;: Authors: Panés J, Domènech E, Aguas Peris M, Nos P, Riestra S, Juliá B, Cea-Calvo L, Romero C, Marín-Jiménez I Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIM: In ulcerative colitis (UC), main goals of treatment are to control disease activity and normalize health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In this study, we explored the relationship between disease activity (measured using the Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index [SCCAI]) and patient HRQoL (measured using…

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The Impact of Mental and Psychosocial Factors on the Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

The Impact of Mental and Psychosocial Factors on the Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar 11;: Authors: Szigethy EM, Allen JI, Reiss M, Cohen W, Perera LP, Brillstein L, Cross RK, Schwartz DA, Kosinski LR, Colton JB, LaRusso E, Atreja A, Regueiro MD PMID: 28300693 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28300693?dopt=Abstract

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Patient-Reported Outcomes of Quality of Life, Functioning, and GI/Psychiatric Symptom Severity in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Patient-Reported Outcomes of Quality of Life, Functioning, and GI/Psychiatric Symptom Severity in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Mar 15;: Authors: IsHak WW, Pan D, Steiner AJ, Feldman E, Mann A, Mirocha J, Danovitch I, Melmed GY Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at risk for psychiatric disorders that impact symptom experience and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Therefore, comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments should be considered in ambulatory care settings. Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) measures created by the National Institutes of Health…

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Patient Age, Sex, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Phenotype Associate With Course of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.

Related Articles Patient Age, Sex, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Phenotype Associate With Course of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Gastroenterology. 2017 Mar 05;: Authors: Weismüller TJ, Trivedi PJ, Bergquist A, Imam M, Lenzen H, Ponsioen CY, Holm K, Gotthardt D, Färkkilä MA, Marschall HU, Thorburn D, Weersma RK, Fevery J, Mueller T, Chaouillères O, Schulze K, Lazaridis KN, Almer S, Pereira SP, Levy C, Mason A, Naess S, Bowlus CL, Floreani A, Halilbasic E, Yimam KK, Milkiewicz P, Beuers U, Huynh DK, Pares A, Manser CN, Dalekos GN, Eksteen B, Invernizzi P,…

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Disease impact on the quality of life of children with inflammatory bowel disease.

Related Articles Disease impact on the quality of life of children with inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb 14;23(6):1067-1075 Authors: Chouliaras G, Margoni D, Dimakou K, Fessatou S, Panayiotou I, Roma-Giannikou E Abstract AIM: To assess the impact of disease characteristics on the quality of life (QOL) in children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the First Department of Pediatrics of the University of Athens at the “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital. Children diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC),…

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Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Mainland China.

Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Quality of Life in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Mainland China. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2017 Jan 26;: Authors: Ruan J, Chen Y, Zhou Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects the quality of patients’ life in many ways. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a mainland Chinese version of IBD quality-of-life questionnaire for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). METHODS: A draft questionnaire containing 30 items was generated from a descriptive qualitative study, literature…

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