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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Paternal disease activity is associated with difficulty in conception among men with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Related Articles Paternal disease activity is associated with difficulty in conception among men with inflammatory bowel diseases. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr 10;: Authors: Ananthakrishnan AN, Martin C, Kane S, Sandler RS, Long MD PMID: 29653290 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653290?dopt=Abstract

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Heterogeneity in Definitions of Efficacy and Safety Endpoints for Clinical Trials of Crohn’s Disease: A Systematic Review for Development of a Core Outcome Set.

Heterogeneity in Definitions of Efficacy and Safety Endpoints for Clinical Trials of Crohn’s Disease: A Systematic Review for Development of a Core Outcome Set. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Mar 26;: Authors: Ma C, Hussein IM, Al-Abbar YJ, Panaccione R, Fedorak RN, Parker CE, Nguyen TM, Khanna R, Siegel CA, Peyrin-Biroulet L, Pai RK, Vande Casteele N, D’Haens GR, Sandborn WJ, Feagan BG, Jairath V Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endpoints in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of Crohn’s disease (CD) are evolving. We performed a systematic review of efficacy and safety outcomes…

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Proactive and Reactive Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Biologic Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Are Complementary, Not Mutually Exclusive.

Proactive and Reactive Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Biologic Therapies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Are Complementary, Not Mutually Exclusive. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Apr;16(4):597-598 Authors: Steenholdt C PMID: 29555230 [PubMed – in process] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29555230?dopt=Abstract

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High Prevalence of Anal Canal High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection in Patients With Crohn’s Disease.

Related Articles High Prevalence of Anal Canal High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection in Patients With Crohn’s Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Mar 15;: Authors: Vuitton L, Jacquin E, Parmentier AL, Crochet E, Fein F, Dupont-Gossart AC, Plastaras L, Bretagne CH, Mauny F, Koch S, Prétet JL, Mougin C, Valmary-Degano S Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: The increasing incidence of anal canal carcinomas requires better knowledge on anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. We aimed to assess anal canal HPV infection prevalence and risk factors among patients seen at a gastroenterology department in France.…

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Appropriateness of Combination Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: One Size Still Does Not Fit All.

Appropriateness of Combination Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: One Size Still Does Not Fit All. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Mar 02;: Authors: Melmed GY, Kaplan GG, Sparrow MP, Velayos FS, Baidoo L, Bressler B, Cheifetz AS, Devlin SM, Irving PM, Jones J, Kozuch PL, Raffals LE, Siegel CA PMID: 29505910 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29505910?dopt=Abstract

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Outcomes of Endoscopic Balloon Dilation vs Surgical Resection for Primary Ileocolic Strictures in Patients with Crohn’s Disease.

Outcomes of Endoscopic Balloon Dilation vs Surgical Resection for Primary Ileocolic Strictures in Patients with Crohn’s Disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Mar 02;: Authors: Lan N, Stocchi L, Ashburn JH, Hull TL, Steele SR, Delaney CP, Shen B Abstract BACKGROUND & AIMS: Few studies have compared endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) with ileocolic resection (ICR) in the treatment of primary ileocolic strictures in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to compare post-procedure morbidity and surgery-free survival among 258 patients with primary stricturing ileo (colic) CD (B2,…

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