The Validity and Reliability of Screening Measures for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

The Validity and Reliability of Screening Measures for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Apr 13;: Authors: Bernstein CN, Zhang L, Lix LM, Graff LA, Walker JR, Fisk JD, Patten SB, Hitchon CA, Bolton JM, Sareen J, El-Gabalawy R, Marriott J, Marrie RA, CIHR Team in Defining the Burden and Managing the Effects of Immune-mediated Inflammatory Disease Abstract Background: We evaluated the validity and reliability of multiple symptom scales for depression and anxiety for persons with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Methods: IBD participants in…

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Reduced Unplanned Care and Disease Activity and Increased Quality of Life After Patient Enrollment in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medical Home.

Reduced Unplanned Care and Disease Activity and Increased Quality of Life After Patient Enrollment in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medical Home. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr 11;: Authors: Regueiro M, Click B, Anderson A, Shrank W, Kogan J, McAnallen S, Szigethy E Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Specialty medical homes (SMHs) are a new healthcare model in which a multidisciplinary team and specialists manage patients with chronic diseases. As part of a large integrated payer-provider network, we formed an inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) SMH and investigated its effects on healthcare use,…

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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.

Related Articles 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. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Apr;113(4):576-583 Authors: Gajendran M, Bauer AJ, Buchholz BM, Watson AR, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Ramos-Rivers C, Shah N, Lee KK, Cruz RJ, Regueiro M, Zuckerbraun B, Schwartz M, Swoger J, Barrie A, Harrison J, Hartman DJ, Salgado J, Rivers WM, Click B, Anderson AM, Umapathy C, Babichenko D, Dunn MA, Binion DG Abstract OBJECTIVES: Anastomotic reconstruction following intestinal resection in Crohn’s…

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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Can Adversely Impact Domains of Sexual Function Such as Satisfaction with Sex Life.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Can Adversely Impact Domains of Sexual Function Such as Satisfaction with Sex Life. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Mar 21;: Authors: Eluri S, Cross RK, Martin C, Weinfurt KP, Flynn KE, Long MD, Chen W, Anton K, Sandler RS, Kappelman MD Abstract BACKGROUND: Aspects of sexual health, which can be adversely affected by chronic disease, have been inadequately explored in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIMS: We evaluated patient-reported interest in sexual activity and satisfaction with sex life in a large cohort of IBD patients. METHODS: We conducted a…

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Quality of Life in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses-Part I.

Quality of Life in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analyses-Part I. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Mar 19;24(4):742-751 Authors: Knowles SR, Graff LA, Wilding H, Hewitt C, Keefer L, Mikocka-Walus A Abstract Background: Quality of life (QoL) is commonly assessed in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); the relationship of QoL within IBD states and relative to others has not been comprehensively evaluated. This systematic review, published across 2 papers, evaluates 5 key QoL comparisons. Part I, presented here, examines between-disease comparisons: (1) IBD/healthy(general) population and (2) IBD/other medically ill groups.…

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Impacts of perianal disease and faecal incontinence on quality of life and employment in 1092 patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Impacts of perianal disease and faecal incontinence on quality of life and employment in 1092 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Mar 09;: Authors: Vollebregt PF, van Bodegraven AA, Markus-de Kwaadsteniet TML, van der Horst D, Felt-Bersma RJF Abstract BACKGROUND: Patient reported outcomes regarding perianal disease and faecal incontinence in the community-based inflammatory bowel disease population are poorly described. AIMS: To determine the impacts of perianal disease and faecal incontinence on quality of life and employment in inflammatory bowel disease patients. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, a…

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Longitudinal impact of IBS-type symptoms on disease activity, healthcare utilization, psychological health, and quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease.

Related Articles Longitudinal impact of IBS-type symptoms on disease activity, healthcare utilization, psychological health, and quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb 16;: Authors: Gracie DJ, Hamlin PJ, Ford AC Abstract OBJECTIVES: The impact of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-type symptoms on the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is uncertain. We aimed to address this in a longitudinal study of secondary care patients. METHODS: Longitudinal disease activity was defined by disease flare, escalation of medical therapy, hospitalization, or intestinal resection. The number of investigations…

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Health-Related Quality of Life and Work-Related Outcomes for Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis and Remission Status Following Short-Term and Long-Term Treatment With Multimatrix Mesalamine: A Prospective, Open-Label Study.

Health-Related Quality of Life and Work-Related Outcomes for Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis and Remission Status Following Short-Term and Long-Term Treatment With Multimatrix Mesalamine: A Prospective, Open-Label Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jan 18;24(2):450-463 Authors: Yarlas A, D’Haens G, Willian MK, Teynor M Abstract Background: Disease activity of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) predicts health-related quality of life (HRQL) and work-related outcomes (eg, absenteeism, productivity). We tested whether outcomes differed among patients in complete (clinical and endoscopic) remission, partial remission, or not in remission following treatment with multimatrix mesalamine. Methods:…

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Sexual Dysfunction in Men With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A New IBD-Specific Scale.

Sexual Dysfunction in Men With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A New IBD-Specific Scale. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Jan 18;24(2):310-316 Authors: O’Toole A, de Silva PS, Marc LG, Ulysse CA, Testa MA, Ting A, Moss A, Korzenik J, Friedman S Abstract Background: Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have increased sexual dysfunction. To measure the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in our male patients, we aimed to develop a new IBD-specific Male Sexual Dysfunction Scale (the IBD-MSDS). Methods: We used a cross-sectional survey and enrolled male patients (N = 175) ≥18 years…

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