Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease

New consensus guidelines aim to standardize the use of computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in Crohn ’ s disease (CD) patients with small-bowel disease.Reuters Health Information
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Authors: Kavanagh RG, O'Grady J, Carey BW, McLaughlin PD, O'Neill SB, Maher MM, O'Connor OJ Abstract Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the mainstay method for the radiological imaging of the small bowel in patients with inflammatory bowel disease without the use of ionizing radiation. There are circumstances where imaging using ionizing radiation is required, particularly in the acute setting. This usually takes the form of computed tomography (CT). There has been a significant increase in the utilization of computed tomography (CT) for patients with Crohn's disease as patients are frequently diagnosed at a relat...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Conclusions: Despite improvement in disease and osteoblast activity, bone and muscle deficits, as assessed by DXA, pQCT, and grip strength in adolescents with CD did not improve following twelve months of anti-TNFα.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Article: Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Source Type: research
Conclusion :HL can emerge in IBD patients on immunosuppressive therapy and physicians must be aware of this possibility. EBV infection might have an intermediate role between immunosuppressive treatment and lymphoma. Those data should alert clinicians that, not only thiopurine use but also the disease itself could contribute to a higher occurrence of lymphoproliferative disorders.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 624. Hodgkin Lymphoma and T/NK Cell Lymphoma-Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: The diagnostic yield of contrast-enhanced CT was not high in CD patients presenting with acute severe LGIB. Nevertheless, even a negative CTE may be beneficial as it can help predict the risk of later rebleeding. PMID: 30386140 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough computed tomography enterography presents better sensitivity and specificity than magnetic resonance imaging enterography, both present high agreement values in detection of characteristic Crohn's disease findings, therefore the selection of the best test to monitor Crohn's disease should take into account aspects such as age, tolerability, disease phenotype and resources availability.ResumoFundamentação e objetivosA avaliação da doença de Crohn por enterografia por tomografia computadorizada, enterografia por ressonância magnética e colonoscopia é ...
Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Wright EK, Ding NS, Niewiadomski O Abstract Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world. Early diagnosis and treatment for IBD is critical. For Crohn disease, in particular, this may change the natural history of disease and reduce disability. Faecal calprotectin is a sensitive test that can be used by primary care physicians to assist in determining which patients with gastrointestinal symptoms may have IBD. This allows for prompt identification of patients who may benefit from endoscopy. Regular re-evaluation of disease status with strategies that can...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Digestive Diseases - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Background Assessment of Crohn's disease (CD) activity is important to identify patients with active inflammation for therapy management. Quantitative analysis can provide objective measurement of disease presence. Purpose To evaluate the feasibility of quantitative analysis of contrast-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) data in detection of small bowel inflammation in patients with CD with an emphasis on iodine quantification. Material and Methods DECT enterography was prospectively performed in 20 patients with active CD and in 20 healthy individuals, as the control group. Iodine overlay im...
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research
Authors: Cozzi D, Moroni C, Addeo G, Danti G, Lanzetta MM, Cavigli E, Falchini M, Marra F, Piccolo CL, Brunese L, Miele V Abstract Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a form of chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, including two major entities: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Although intestinal imaging of IBD is well known, imaging of extraintestinal manifestations is not extensively covered. In particular, the spectrum of IBD-associated or related changes in the chest is broad and may mimic other conditions. The common embryonic origin of intestine and lungs from the foregut, autoimmunity, s...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Cheng J, Xie H, Yang H, Wang K, Xu G, Wu G Abstract Objective: To explore the feasibility of computed tomography enterography (CTE) in the quantitative evaluation of the activity of Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: There were 49 CD patients with whole clinical, enteroscopy, and CTE data to be analyzed retrospectively. The patients were graded as inactive (0-2), mild (3-6), and moderate-severe group (>6) based on simplified endoscopic activity score for Crohn's disease (SES-CD). The differences in bowel wall thickening, mural hyperenhancement in the portal vein period, and the ΔCT values were ana...
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
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