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Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases
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ISSN (Print) 2296-9403 - ISSN (Online) 2296-9365
Published by Karger Homepage  [122 journals]
  • Effect of Originator Infliximab Treatment on Disease-Related
           Hospitalizations, Work Productivity and Activity Impairment, and Health
           Resource Utilization in Patients with Crohn’s Disease in a Real-Life
           Setting: Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study in Germany

    • Abstract: Introduction: Infliximab (IFX) therapy is efficacious for inducing and maintaining symptomatic remission in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), but whether this benefit results in reduced hospitalization rates and therefore may improve patients’ quality of life in an economically sensible way is conflicting so far. Methods: We conducted a noninterventional, multicenter, open-label, prospective study to evaluate the effect of originator IFX treatment on patient-reported outcomes and disease-related hospitalizations in adult CD patients in Germany treated for the first time with IFX according to label. Results: Two hundred and ninety-four patients were included in the study. We observed a statistically significant reduction in the number of CD-related hospitalizations from the year before baseline (mean 1.00 per patient, SD ± 0.93) to the mean value of the 1st (0.62, SD ± 0.95) and 2nd year (0.32, SD ± 0.75) of the observation period (p #x3c; 0.0001). After 3 months of IFX therapy, work productivity and activity increased by an average of 12.6 and 17.1%, respectively. Patient’s clinical outcome was markedly improved as the total CD activity index (CDAI) sum score continuously decreased from baseline to month 24 and the mean score of the total inflammatory bowel disease questionnaire (IBDQ) changed substantially from 141 at baseline to 172 after 24 months of IFX treatment. Additionally, the number of work incapacity days declined. Recently, no new safety issues of IFX have been identified. Conclusion: In this large, prospective, multicenter study on disease-related hospitalization rates, work productivity, capacity for daily activities, and HRQoL in patients with CD, IFX significantly reduces their hospitalization rates and improves work productivity, daily activity, and quality of life over 24 months.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 09:04:42 +010
  • Are We Overradiating Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome'

    • Abstract: Introduction: Protracted exposures to small doses of radiation, even cumulative effective doses (CED) as low as 50–100 mSv, may increase the risk for malignancy. Medical radiation exposure has not been rigorously examined for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We examined medical radiation exposure in patients with IBS at a tertiary care center in the USA. Methods: Patients diagnosed with IBS at our institute from 2009 to 2018 were included in a retrospective cohort study. Medical charts were examined to calculate total and annual CED. Results: 221 patients were included; mean CED was 40.32 mSv (SD: 54.36). Fifty-nine participants (26.7%) received #x3e;50 mSv of CED with 27 participants (12.2%) exceeding 100 mSv. Conventional imaging, nuclear medicine, and fluoroscopy accounted for 74.08, 12.93, and 12.98% of total CED, respectively. CT scans contributed to 66.61% of total CED. Outpatient orders accounted for 37.96% of total CED, while 31.4% of total CED was ordered in the emergency department. Population-specific high total CED was calculated as 105.65 mSv. Multivariable binomial logistic regression model found that comorbid anxiety, chronic pain medication use, and diarrhea-predominant IBS were independently positively associated with population-specific high CED exposure. No significant temporal trend in peri-diagnostic mean CED was found. Conclusion: Patients with IBS receive high amounts of medical radiation, with 1 in 4 patients reaching at-risk levels of 50 mSv or more. Usage of pain medication at home, comorbid anxiety, and IBS-D are independently linked to an increased risk of high CED.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:56:26 +010
  • Clinical Relevance of Anti-TNF Antibody Trough Levels and Anti-Drug
           Antibodies in Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

    • Abstract: Background and Aims: The majority of patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy develop anti-drug antibodies (ADAs), which might result in loss of treatment efficacy. Strict guidelines on measuring trough levels (TLs) and ADA in clinical routine do not exist. To provide real-world data, we took advantage of our tertiary inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) center patient cohort and determined indicators for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) and actual consequences in patient care. Methods: We retrospectively collected clinical data of 104 IBD patients treated with infliximab or adalimumab in our IBD clinic. Patients with TL and ADA measurements between June 2015 and February 2018 were included. Results: The main reason for determining TL was increased clinical disease. Subtherapeutic TLs were found in 33 patients, therapeutic TLs in 33 patients, and supratherapeutic TLs in 38 patients. Adjustments in anti-TNF therapy occurred more frequently (p = 0.01) in patients with subtherapeutic TL (24 of 33 patients; 73%) as compared to patients with therapeutic and supratherapeutic TLs (26 of 71 patients; 37%). No correlation could be found between TL and disease activity (p = 0.16). Presence of ADA was found in 16 patients, correlated with the development of infusion reactions (OR: 10.6, RR: 5.4, CI: 2.9–38.6), and was associated with subtherapeutic TL in 15 patients (93.8%). Treatment adaptations were based on TL and/or ADA presence in 36 of 63 patients. Conclusions: TDM showed significant treatment adaptations in patients with subtherapeutic TL. Conversely, in patients with therapeutic and supratherapeutic TLs, reasons for adaptations were based on considerations other than TL, such as clinical disease activity. Further studies should focus on decision-making in patients presenting with supratherapeutic TL in remission.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:56:48 +010
  • Contents Vol. 5, 2020

    • Abstract:
      Inflamm Intest Dis 2020;5:I–VI
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:10:59 +010
  • Adherence to Recommendations and Quality of Endoscopic Colorectal Cancer
           Surveillance in Long-Standing Ulcerative Colitis

    • Abstract: Background: Long-standing ulcerative colitis has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Current guidelines recommend endoscopic CRC screening after 8 years of disease duration. The objectives of our study were to assess the adherence to recommendations and the quality of endoscopic procedure in long-standing ulcerative colitis. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study. We selected patients included in the Swiss IBD cohort with a disease duration of ≥8 years and an extension above the rectosigmoid junction. The complementary medical chart review focused on endoscopy and associated histological reports in 8 Swiss centers. Descriptive analyses focused on patients and their colonoscopies. Results: 309 colonoscopies were conducted among 116 patients with the following characteristics: women 47%, mean age at diagnosis 31 years, and pancolitis disease extent in 65.5% of cases; 38.8% of patients had a first screening colonoscopy #x3c;8 years, 13.8% between 8 and 10 years, and 47.4% #x3e;10 years. Cecal intubation was performed in 94.5% of cases, and bowel preparation was good to excellent in 61.5% of endoscopies. Chromoendoscopy was used in 7.4% of cases, and the mean withdrawal time was 16.4 min. Dysplasia was found in 6.2% of cases. Conclusion: Despite current international recommendations, a significant number of patients did not receive a proper endoscopic surveillance. An increased use of chromoendoscopy, monitoring of withdrawal time, and appropriate bowel preparation would increase the quality of CRC screening. The adherence to screening guidelines and endoscopic quality should be promoted and standardized.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:50:16 +010
  • Abdominal Surgery in Crohn’s Disease: Risk Factors for Complications

    • Abstract: Introduction: Abdominal surgery in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) is challenging, especially in the biologic era. The aim of this study was to evaluate factors associated with increased risk for postoperative complications in CD. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted with consecutive patients who underwent abdominal surgery for CD from January 2012 to January 2018. Results: Of 103 patients, 32% had postoperative complications. Gender, age, disease location and phenotype, hemoglobin and albumin levels, previous abdominal surgery, and preoperative optimization did not differ between the groups with or without complications. Thirty-five percent of the patients were under anti-TNF therapy, and this medication was not associated with increased risk for postoperative complications. Time since the onset of the disease was significantly higher in patients with complications (12.9 vs. 9.4, p = 0.04). In multivariate analysis, creation of ostomy and urgent surgery were the only variables independently associated with increased risk for complications (OR 3.2, 95% CI 1.12–9.46 and OR 2.94, 95% CI 0.98–9.09, respectively). Conclusion: Urgent surgery for CD should preferably be performed in specialized centers, and creation of stoma is not necessarily associated with lower rate of postoperative complications but rather less severe complications.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:37:16 +010
  • A Pilot Study Evaluating Novel Urinary Biomarkers for Crohn’s

    • Abstract: Introduction: Although collecting faeces and blood samples are considered non-invasive methods of monitoring Crohn’s disease (CD), these methods are less preferred by some patients. This study utilized urine as an alternative to evaluate four disease biomarkers in young adults with active CD before and after exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) therapy. Methods: Urine samples collected at baseline (W0) and after 8 weeks (W8) of EEN therapy were assayed by ELISA for levels of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP), liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), claudin-3, and calprotectin. Levels of each biomarker were also compared with standard clinical parameters, including disease indexes, nutrient, and inflammatory markers. Results: Of the paired urine samples from 14 patients, 10 were female and 12 were newly diagnosed with CD. Urinary I-FABP:Cr (standardized to urine Cr) levels were significantly reduced, while urinary L-FABP:Cr levels increased following EEN therapy. Urinary L-FABP:Cr correlated positively with serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) (r = 0.60, p = 0.02). Urinary CLND3:Cr and calprotectin:Cr levels were not significantly different after treatment. Conclusion: I-FABP is a potential urinary biomarker of disease activity in adults with CD, while urinary L-FABP may be an indirect marker of nutritional status in adults with CD. CLND3 and calprotectin do not appear to have roles as urinary biomarkers in CD. These findings warrant further investigations using a larger sample size.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:43:32 +020
  • Factors Associated with the Presence of Extraintestinal Manifestations in
           Patients with Ulcerative Colitis in a Latin American Country

    • Abstract: Background and Aim: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a subtype of inflammatory bowel disease that can develop extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) in a subgroup of patients. The aim of this work was to study the frequency and clinical factors associated with the development of EIMs. Methods: We evaluated a total of 260 Mexican patients with confirmed UC who were followed retrospectively in order to identify the factors associated with the presence of EIMs. Results: The frequency of EIM was 55.8%. The factors associated with the development of EIM were pancolitis (p = 0.003, OR = 2.44, 95% CI = 1.34–4.56) and previous colectomy (p = 0.024, OR = 7.54, 95% CI = 1.20–60.44). A clinical course of initial activity and then long remission for #x3e;5 years was found to be a protective factor (p = 0.002, OR = 0.31, 95% CI = 0.14–0.67). Conclusion: The frequency of EIM was 55.8% in our population, and the factors associated with their development were pancolitis and colectomy; meanwhile, a clinical course of initial activity and then long remission was a protector feature.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 07:43:02 +020
  • Collective Psychology and Behavioral Characteristics of Patients with
           Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Single Cohort Study

    • Abstract: Background: We previously treated patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using color therapy as part of projective psychotherapy and found differences in preferred colors selected in an imagined stressful situation between patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and those with Crohn’s disease (CD). In this study, we investigated differences in color selection among UC patients, CD patients, and healthy volunteers (HVs). More precisely, formal analysis using a projective technique was performed to evaluate their emotional characteristics when coping with stress, and egogram analysis was performed to investigate their collective psychological characteristics and behavioral characteristics as social selves. Methods: Eighty-three HVs, 70 UC patients, and 71 CD patients were shown a sheet displaying images of bottles each containing 2 horizontally separated compartments filled in the same color or different colors. The preferred colors selected under imagined psychological stress (loneliness) were analyzed using a projection approach to investigate the emotional characteristics of the inner self. The Tokyo University Egogram New Version II (TEG®II) was then used to analyze collective psychological characteristics and behavioral characteristics as social selves in the HV, UC, and CD groups. Results: Comparison of all 3 groups with the χ2 test showed that more participants chose calm colors in the CD group than in the HV and UC groups, while more participants chose stimulating colors in the UC group than in the CD group (p #x3c; 0.01). Analysis of TEG®II results with one-way analysis of variance and then with the Tukey-Kramer multiple comparison test revealed differences in collective psychological characteristics and behavioral characteristics in all 3 groups. Comparing scores for 5 types of ego states (Critical Parent, Nurturing Parent, Adult, Free Child, and Adapted Child) revealed that more participants in the CD group had a low Critical Parent score than in the HV group (p #x3c; 0.05). More participants in the IBD group had a low Nurturing Parent score than in the HV group (CD vs. HV, p #x3c; 0.01; UC vs. HV, p #x3c; 0.05). Significantly more participants in the UC group had a higher Adult score than in the HV or CD group (each p #x3c; 0.01). Conclusions: The psychological characteristics of patients with IBD differ depending on the type of disease (i.e., CD vs. UC). Management based on such differences should be provided for patients with each disease type.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:14:30 +020
  • The Level of Public Knowledge about Inflammatory Bowel Disease in
           Christchurch, New Zealand

    • Abstract: Introduction: There is a high degree of perceived stigma among adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with up to 84% considering a social stereotype against them due to their condition. This may negatively impact their treatment adherence and quality of life, as well as practical issues such as gaining urgent access to public bathroom facilities. It has been demonstrated that higher public knowledge levels can reduce public stigma, yet little is known about the general level of understanding of IBD in the community. A study was performed to ascertain the public knowledge levels of IBD in Christchurch, New Zealand, using a validated assessment tool. Objectives: The aims of this study were to implement a validated knowledge survey (IBD-KID2) among members of the general public in Christchurch, New Zealand, and to assess the level of understanding about IBD. Methods: Recruitment took place at a Health Research and Education showcase event at the University of Otago (Christchurch), which is a free event open to members of the public. All people over the age of 8 years were invited to participate. Demographic information was collected and the disease-specific knowledge assessment survey IBD-KID2 completed by all participants consenting to the research. Results: One hundred people consented to the study, and the mean age 39.9 was years (SD 20, range 12–82 years). Of these 100 participants, 71 were female and 71 had a post-secondary education. Twelve participants had a family history of IBD. The mean IBD-KID2 score was 8.7 (SD 2.9), equal to a percentage total score of 58%. No independent variable was found to be significantly associated with IBD-KID2 scores. The frequency of correct answers showed knowledge deficiencies in the areas of nutrition, treatment, growth, and the cause of IBD. Conclusions: This study highlighted knowledge deficiencies among members of the general public in Christchurch, New Zealand. These topics may be addressed with awareness campaigns in order to maximise community support for adults and children with IBD.
      Inflamm Intest Dis
      PubDate: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:22:36 +020
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