Heterogeneous Lab Ref Values Hamper Dx of Pediatric Celiac Disease Heterogeneous Lab Ref Values Hamper Dx of Pediatric Celiac Disease

Heterogeneous upper limits of normal for anti-tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) hamper the diagnosis of pediatric celiac disease using the revised ESPGHAN (European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) guidelines, according to a new survey.Reuters Health Information
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Conclusions: Multiple symptoms and high serum anti-tTG antibody levels correlated with mucosal damage in children with CD. The role of immunohistochemical staining for intestinal anti-tTG mucosal deposits in the diagnosis of borderline CD is not yet established.Dig Dis
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Conclusion: Overall, the KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire revealed that CD had no substantial negative impacts on the children ’s QOL. However, some concerns from the children’s perspective were identified, such as issues regarding relationships with their peers. These issues will need to be addressed in order to improve QOL in children with CD.What is Known:•According to the Spanish version of the specific CDDUX, parents and children felt CD had no substantial negative impacts on their HRQOL.What is New:•According to the generic KIDSCREEN-52 questionnaire, QOL in Spanish coeliac children does not seem to b...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur review of quality improvement literature in gastroenterology revealed common themes of successful programs: Education was frequently used but often insufficient, the EMR may be underutilized in guiding decision making, and patient-reported outcomes were infrequently assessed. Further research may be needed to compare QI strategies directly.
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Authors: Black CJ, Ford AC Abstract Chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, with a global prevalence of 14%. It is commoner in women and its prevalence increases with age. There are three subtypes of CIC: dyssynergic defaecation, slow transit constipation and normal transit constipation, which is the most common subtype. Clinical assessment of the patient with constipation requires careful history taking, in order to identify any red flag symptoms that would necessitate further investigation with colonoscopy to exclude colorectal malignancy. Screening for hypercal...
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