Disease Activity Patterns Recorded Using a Mobile Monitoring System Are Associated with Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Crohn’s Disease.

Related Articles Disease Activity Patterns Recorded Using a Mobile Monitoring System Are Associated with Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Crohn’s Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 May 19;: Authors: Kim ES, Kim SK, Jang BI, Kim KO, Kim EY, Lee YJ, Lee HS, Kwak SG, Crohn’s and Colitis Association in Daegu-Gyeongbuk (CCAiD) Abstract BACKGROUND: Usefulness of a mobile monitoring system for Crohn’s disease (CD) has not been evaluated. We aimed to determine whether disease activity patterns depicted using a web-based symptom diary for CD could indicate disease clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients…

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Does Obesity Influence the Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Among Patients with Ulcerative Colitis?

Related Articles Does Obesity Influence the Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection Among Patients with Ulcerative Colitis? Dig Dis Sci. 2018 May 19;: Authors: Chandradas S, Khalili H, Ananthakrishnan A, Wayman C, Reidel W, Waalen J, Konijeti GG Abstract BACKGROUND: Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) are at an increased risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) compared with the general population. Recent data suggest that obesity also increases the risk of CDI. AIMS: To examine whether obesity influences the risk of CDI among patients with UC. STUDY: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional…

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Small-Bowel Capsule Endoscopy in Clinical Practice: Has Anything Changed Over 13 Years?

Small-Bowel Capsule Endoscopy in Clinical Practice: Has Anything Changed Over 13 Years? Dig Dis Sci. 2018 May 16;: Authors: Soncini M, Girelli CM, de Franchis R, Rondonotti E, SBCE Lombardia Study Group, On behalf AIGO, SIED and SIGE Lombardia Abstract BACKGROUND: In Lombardia, one of the 20 Italian administrative Regions, small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) was introduced in 2001. In January 2011, the Regional Health Authorities established a reimbursement for outpatient SBCE. AIM: To prospectively record data on SBCE between 2011-2013 and compare them to similar data retrospectively collected from the same…

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Testing and Treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Reduces Symptoms in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Related Articles Testing and Treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Reduces Symptoms in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 May 14;: Authors: Cohen-Mekelburg S, Tafesh Z, Coburn E, Weg R, Malik N, Webb C, Hammad H, Scherl E, Bosworth BP Abstract BACKGROUND: Common mechanisms against small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), including an intact ileocecal valve, gastric acid secretion, intestinal motility, and an intact immune system, are compromised in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and therefore, a relatively high incidence of SIBO has been reported in this population. AIMS: We…

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Stricturing and Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease Is Associated with Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor-Induced Psoriasis in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Related Articles Stricturing and Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease Is Associated with Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor-Induced Psoriasis in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 May 08;: Authors: Weizman AV, Sharma R, Afzal NM, Xu W, Walsh S, Stempak JM, Nguyen GC, Croitoru K, Steinhart AH, Silverberg MS Abstract BACKGROUND: Paradoxical development of psoriasis in patients on anti-TNF agents has been increasingly reported. AIM: The aim was to characterize the prevalence and clinical characteristics of anti-TNF-associated psoriasis in a large cohort of inflammatory bowel disease patients. METHODS: Medical records of patients…

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Health Maintenance Documentation Improves for Veterans with IBD Using a Template in the Computerized Patient Record System.

Related Articles Health Maintenance Documentation Improves for Veterans with IBD Using a Template in the Computerized Patient Record System. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 May 08;: Authors: Valluru N, Kang L, Gaidos JKJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and the therapies used to treat these conditions can lead to preventable complications. In 2011, AGA developed the Adult IBD Physician Performance Measures Set to improve accountability and performance management in IBD care; however, compliance remains poor. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess for an improvement in provider compliance…

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Low Rates of Dermatologic Care and Skin Cancer Screening Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients.

Related Articles Low Rates of Dermatologic Care and Skin Cancer Screening Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Apr 30;: Authors: Anderson A, Ferris LK, Click B, Ramos-Rivers C, Koutroubakis IE, Hashash JG, Dunn M, Barrie A, Schwartz M, Regueiro M, Binion DG Abstract BACKGROUND: Dermatologic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are common, and certain IBD medications increase the risk of skin cancer. AIMS: To define the rates of care and factors associated with dermatologic utilization with a focus on skin cancer screening. METHODS: We utilized a…

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Advanced Age Does Not Negatively Impact Health-Related Quality of Life in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Related Articles Advanced Age Does Not Negatively Impact Health-Related Quality of Life in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Apr 30;: Authors: Perera LP, Bhandari S, Liu R, Guilday C, Zadvornova Y, Saeian K, Eastwood D Abstract BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is significantly impacted in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Many studies have assessed HRQoL in patients of all ages, and few focus on the elderly. AIM: To determine the influence of advanced age (> 65 years) and age at diagnosis on patients with IBD. METHODS: This is…

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