Opportunistic Infections Are More Prevalent in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Large Population-Based Study.

Opportunistic Infections Are More Prevalent in Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Large Population-Based Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Jul 17;: Authors: Sheriff MZ, Mansoor E, Luther J, Ananthakrishnan AN, Abou Saleh M, Ho E, Briggs FBS, Dave M Abstract BACKGROUND: Opportunistic infections (OIs) are more common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, there have been limited large-scale studies of OIs in IBD. We investigated the epidemiological characteristics of OI in Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) using a large population-based database. METHODS: Data were collected from…

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Nested case-control study on risk factors for opportunistic infections in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Related Articles Nested case-control study on risk factors for opportunistic infections in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2019 May 14;25(18):2240-2250 Authors: Gong SS, Fan YH, Han QQ, Lv B, Xu Y Abstract BACKGROUND: When opportunistic infections occur, patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) commonly display a significantly increased rate of morbidity and mortality. With increasing use of immunosuppressive agents and biological agents, opportunistic infections are becoming a hot topic in the perspective of drug safety in IBD patients. Despite the well-established role of opportunistic infections in the…

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Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection in Children.

Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection in Children. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Apr 19;: Authors: Nicholson MR, Mitchell PD, Alexander E, Ballal S, Bartlett M, Becker P, Davidovics Z, Docktor M, Dole M, Felix G, Gisser J, Hourigan SK, Jensen MK, Kaplan JL, Kelsen J, Kennedy M, Khanna S, Knackstedt E, Leier M, Lewis J, Lodarek A, Michail S, Oliva-Hemker M, Patton T, Queliza K, Russell GH, Singh N, Solomon A, Suskind DL, Werlin S, Kellermayer R, Kahn SA Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)…

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Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Symptoms Following Successful Eradication of Clostridium difficile by Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT).

Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Symptoms Following Successful Eradication of Clostridium difficile by Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT). J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 Mar 13;: Authors: Allegretti JR, Kassam Z, Fischer M, Kelly C, Chan WW Abstract BACKGROUND: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a promising therapy for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI). Many patients report altered bowel habits including constipation, bloating, gas and loose stool post-FMT despite resolution of CDI, and the etiology remains unclear. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of adult patients with recurrent CDI who underwent FMT (1) via…

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Comparative Risk of Serious Infections With Biologic and/or Immunosuppressive Therapy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Related Articles Comparative Risk of Serious Infections With Biologic and/or Immunosuppressive Therapy in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Mar 12;: Authors: Singh S, Facciorusso A, Dulai PS, Jairath V, Sandborn WJ Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the comparative risk of serious infections with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists, non-TNF targeted biologics, tofacitinib, and immunosuppressive agents in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). METHODS: In a systematic search of publications, through March 18, 2018,…

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Microbial Engraftment and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Clostridium Difficile in Patients With and Without Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Microbial Engraftment and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Clostridium Difficile in Patients With and Without Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Mar 10;: Authors: Hirten RP, Grinspan A, Fu SC, Luo Y, Suarez-Farinas M, Rowland J, Contijoch EJ, Mogno I, Yang N, Luong T, Labrias PR, Peter I, Cho JH, Sands BE, Colombel JF, Faith JJ, Clemente JC Abstract BACKGROUND: Recurrent and severe Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are treated with fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). Uncertainty exists regarding FMT effectiveness for CDI with underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and…

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Enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens Infection as an Adverse Event After Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in Two Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Neglected Agent in Donor Screening.

Enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens Infection as an Adverse Event After Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in Two Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Neglected Agent in Donor Screening. J Crohns Colitis. 2019 Mar 10;: Authors: Azimirad M, Yadegar A, Asadzadeh Aghdaei H, Kelly CR PMID: 30852608 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30852608?dopt=Abstract

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Relevant infections in inflammatory bowel disease, their relationship with immunosuppressive therapy and their effects on disease mortality.

Relevant infections in inflammatory bowel disease, their relationship with immunosuppressive therapy and their effects on disease mortality. J Crohns Colitis. 2019 Jan 18;: Authors: Zabana Y, Rodríguez L, Lobatón T, Gordillo J, Montserrat A, Mena R, Beltrán B, Dotti M, Benitez O, Guardiola J, Domènech E, Garcia-Planella E, Calvet X, Piqueras M, Aceituno M, Fernández-Bañares F, Esteve M Abstract INTRODUCTION: There is controversy as to whether the risk of relevant infection in IBD is related to immunosuppressants or the disease itself. AIMS: To evaluate: 1) the life-long prevalence and types…

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