Perceived Quality of Care is associated to disease activity, quality of life, work productivity and gender but not disease phenotype: a prospective study in a high-volume IBD center.

Perceived Quality of Care is associated to disease activity, quality of life, work productivity and gender but not disease phenotype: a prospective study in a high-volume IBD center. J Crohns Colitis. 2019 Feb 21;: Authors: Gonczi L, Kurti Z, Verdon C, Reinglas J, Kohen R, Morin I, Chavez K, Bessissow T, Afif W, Wild G, Seidman E, Bitton A, Lakatos PL Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Measuring quality of care (QoC) in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) has become increasingly important, yet complex assessment of QoC from the patients’ perspective is rare.…

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Sex-based differences in the incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases-pooled analysis of population-based studies from the Asia-Pacific region.

Related Articles Sex-based differences in the incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases-pooled analysis of population-based studies from the Asia-Pacific region. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Feb 17;: Authors: Shah SC, Khalili H, Chen CY, Ahn HS, Ng SC, Burisch J, Colombel JF Abstract BACKGROUND: There appear to be differences in risk factor profiles for IBD between Asia-Pacific and Western populations, which might suggest idiosyncrasies in pathogenesis. Recently, sex-based differences in IBD according to the age of diagnosis have been described in Western populations. AIM: Our primary aim was to identify whether sex-based…

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Presence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms in Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Associated with High Rate of Anxiety and Depression.

Presence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms in Quiescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Associated with High Rate of Anxiety and Depression. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Feb 06;: Authors: Perera LP, Radigan M, Guilday C, Banerjee I, Eastwood D, Babygirija R, Massey BT Abstract BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn’s disease, CD and Ulcerative colitis, UC) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have overlapping symptoms. Few prevalence studies of IBS in quiescent IBD have used colonoscopy with histology to confirm inactive disease. The aims were (1) to determine the percentage of IBD patients…

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A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Function in Women With Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

A Longitudinal Study of Sexual Function in Women With Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Feb 06;: Authors: Shmidt E, Suárez-Fariñas M, Mallette M, Moniz H, Bright R, Shah SA, Merrick M, Shapiro J, Xu F, Sands B, Saha S Abstract Background: The literature provides conflicting data on sexual function in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We aim to describe sexual function at baseline and over time in a prospective inception cohort of adult women with IBD. Methods: Women age 18 years or older enrolled in…

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Anxiety But Not Depression Predicts Poor Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Anxiety But Not Depression Predicts Poor Outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Jan 07;: Authors: Narula N, Pinto-Sanchez MI, Calo NC, Ford AC, Bercik P, Reinisch W, Moayyedi P Abstract Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have high rates of psychiatric comorbidities, but it is not clear whether those with comorbidities are at higher risk of poor outcomes. We aimed to determine whether patients with IBD who have co-existing anxiety and/or depression are more likely to have poor IBD-related outcomes compared with IBD patients…

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Improved Quality of Life With Anti-TNF Therapy Compared With Continued Corticosteroid Utilization in Crohn’s Disease.

Related Articles Improved Quality of Life With Anti-TNF Therapy Compared With Continued Corticosteroid Utilization in Crohn’s Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Dec 09;: Authors: Scott FI, Johnson FR, Bewtra M, Brensinger CM, Roy JA, Reed SD, Osterman MT, Mamtani R, Chen L, Yun H, Xie F, Curtis JR, Lewis JD Abstract Background: Corticosteroids (CS) and anti-TNF drugs are used to treat Crohn’s disease (CD). In this study, we assessed the net health benefit of initiating anti-TNF therapy relative to additional CS use in CD using a novel combination of a…

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