Adverse events in patients with ulcerative colitis treated with indigo naturalis: a Japanese nationwide survey.

Related Articles Adverse events in patients with ulcerative colitis treated with indigo naturalis: a Japanese nationwide survey. J Gastroenterol. 2019 May 17;: Authors: Naganuma M, Sugimoto S, Suzuki H, Matsuno Y, Araki T, Shimizu H, Hayashi R, Fukuda T, Nakamoto N, Iijima H, Nakamura S, Kataoka M, Tamura Y, Tatsumi K, Hibi T, Suzuki Y, Kanai T, INDIGO survey Group Abstract BACKGROUND: Although indigo naturalis (IN) is effective for patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC), IN was associated with adverse events (AEs), including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our aim was…

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Dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and risk of ulcerative colitis: a nationwide population-based study.

Related Articles Dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and risk of ulcerative colitis: a nationwide population-based study. J Gastroenterol. 2019 May 15;: Authors: Park S, Chun J, Han KD, Soh H, Kang EA, Lee HJ, Im JP, Kim JS Abstract BACKGROUND: Former cigarette smokers are at risk of developing ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the impact of smoking behavior on the occurrence of UC according to the amount smoked remains elusive. We aimed to determine the relationship between smoking behavior and the risk of UC development. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-based…

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Withdrawal of thiopurines in Crohn’s disease treated with scheduled adalimumab maintenance: a prospective randomised clinical trial (DIAMOND2).

Related Articles Withdrawal of thiopurines in Crohn’s disease treated with scheduled adalimumab maintenance: a prospective randomised clinical trial (DIAMOND2). J Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr 30;: Authors: Hisamatsu T, Kato S, Kunisaki R, Matsuura M, Nagahori M, Motoya S, Esaki M, Fukata N, Inoue S, Sugaya T, Sakuraba H, Hirai F, Watanabe K, Kanai T, Naganuma M, Nakase H, Suzuki Y, Watanabe M, Hibi T, Nojima M, Matsumoto T, DIAMOND2 Study Group Abstract BACKGROUND: The risk:benefit ratio of concomitant use of thiopurines with scheduled adalimumab (ADA) maintenance therapy for Crohn’s disease is…

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Integrated analysis of circRNAs and mRNAs expression profile revealed the involvement of hsa_circ_0007919 in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis.

Related Articles Integrated analysis of circRNAs and mRNAs expression profile revealed the involvement of hsa_circ_0007919 in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis. J Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr 29;: Authors: Wang T, Chen N, Ren W, Liu F, Gao F, Ye L, Han Y, Zhang Y, Liu Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized by chronic inflammation in the colon and epigenetic factors underlying the occurrence. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been under intensive focus due to the circular construct and gene-regulating functions. However, the changes and roles of circRNAs in UC remain…

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Management of elderly ulcerative colitis in Japan.

Related Articles Management of elderly ulcerative colitis in Japan. J Gastroenterol. 2019 Apr 20;: Authors: Higashiyama M, Sugita A, Koganei K, Wanatabe K, Yokoyama Y, Uchino M, Nagahori M, Naganuma M, Bamba S, Kato S, Takeuchi K, Omori T, Takagi T, Matsumoto S, Nagasaka M, Sagami S, Kitamura K, Katsurada T, Sugimoto K, Takatsu N, Saruta M, Sakurai T, Watanabe K, Nakamura S, Suzuki Y, Hokari R Abstract Japan has the largest aging society, where many elderly people have intractable diseases including ulcerative colitis (UC). Along with the increasing total…

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Establishment of a system to evaluate the therapeutic effect and the dynamics of an investigational drug on ulcerative colitis using human colonic organoids.

Related Articles Establishment of a system to evaluate the therapeutic effect and the dynamics of an investigational drug on ulcerative colitis using human colonic organoids. J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jan 01;: Authors: Nishimura R, Shirasaki T, Tsuchiya K, Miyake Y, Watanabe Y, Hibiya S, Watanabe S, Nakamura T, Watanabe M Abstract BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon with an intractable, recurrent course. The goal of UC therapy is to target mucosal healing because immune-suppressive therapy for UC frequently results in relapse. However, few drugs directly…

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Characterization of fungal dysbiosis in Japanese patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Related Articles Characterization of fungal dysbiosis in Japanese patients with inflammatory bowel disease. J Gastroenterol. 2018 Nov 26;: Authors: Imai T, Inoue R, Kawada Y, Morita Y, Inatomi O, Nishida A, Bamba S, Kawahara M, Andoh A Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are no previous reports describing the fecal fungal microbiome of a Japanese population using advanced molecular techniques. In this study, we performed a molecular analysis on the fungal microbial community of a healthy Japanese population and patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fecal samples were…

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Usefulness of transabdominal ultrasonography for assessing ulcerative colitis: a prospective, multicenter study.

Related Articles Usefulness of transabdominal ultrasonography for assessing ulcerative colitis: a prospective, multicenter study. J Gastroenterol. 2018 Dec 05;: Authors: Kinoshita K, Katsurada T, Nishida M, Omotehara S, Onishi R, Mabe K, Onodera A, Sato M, Eto K, Suya M, Maemoto A, Hasegawa T, Yamamoto J, Mitsumori D, Yoshii S, Ono K, Sakamoto N Abstract BACKGROUND: Transabdominal ultrasonography (US) has been reported to be a useful tool for evaluating ulcerative colitis (UC) although with less well-established data than for Crohn’s disease. This prospective multicenter study aimed to establish the usefulness…

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Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy decreases the risk of initial intestinal surgery after diagnosis of Crohn’s disease of inflammatory type.

Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy decreases the risk of initial intestinal surgery after diagnosis of Crohn’s disease of inflammatory type. J Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep 22;: Authors: Nagata Y, Esaki M, Moriyama T, Hirano A, Umeno J, Maehata Y, Torisu T, Matsumoto T, Kitazono T Abstract BACKGROUND: Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy induces and maintains clinical remission in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). However, the effect of anti-TNF therapy on the natural course of CD remains controversial. We aimed to investigate the effect of anti-TNF therapy on the initial intestinal surgery for…

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Capsule endoscopy findings for the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease: a nationwide case-control study.

Capsule endoscopy findings for the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease: a nationwide case-control study. J Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep 15;: Authors: Esaki M, Matsumoto T, Ohmiya N, Washio E, Morishita T, Sakamoto K, Abe H, Yamamoto S, Kinjo T, Togashi K, Watanabe K, Hirai F, Nakamura M, Nouda S, Ashizuka S, Omori T, Kochi S, Yanai S, Fuyuno Y, Hirano A, Umeno J, Kitazono T, Kinjo F, Watanabe M, Matsui T, Suzuki Y Abstract BACKGROUND: Capsule endoscopy can be used to identify the early stage of small bowel Crohn’s disease (CD). We…

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