Nomogram to Predict Postoperative Intra-abdominal Septic Complications After Bowel Resection and Primary Anastomosis for Crohn’s Disease
This study was conducted in a tertiary center. PATIENTS: Data of 949 Crohn’s disease-related primary bowel resections and anastomosis from January 2011 to December 2017 were collected. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcomes were prevalence of intra-abdominal septic complications. RESULTS: Overall prevalence of intra-abdominal septic complications after Crohn’s disease surgery was 11.6%. Predictors included preoperative C-reactive protein level ≥40 mg/L (OR = 3.545), preoperative glucocorticoids (OR = 1.829) and infliximab use (OR = 3.365), upper GI involvement (OR = 2.072), and hypoalbuminemia (albumin level
In this study, we aimed to describe sexual function in Puerto Rican women with IBD. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of women with IBD at the University of Puerto Rico Center for IBD. Patients were invited to anonymously complete the validated Spanish version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. On this 36-point scale, a score of 26.55 or less is defined as sexual dysfunction. Data were analyzed by diagnosis, presence of an ostomy, and age, using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Student's t test, and logistic regression. RESULTS: One hundred women completed the FSFI questionnaire, wi...
This article reviews the recent advances of SFKs in B lymphocytes in autoimmune diseases.
The article “Characterization of Creatine Kinase Levels in Tofacitinib–Treated Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Results from Clinical Trials”, written by Remo Panaccione, John D. Isaacs, Lea Ann Chen, Wenjin Wang, Amy Marren, Kenneth Kwok, Lisy Wang, Gary Chan and Chinyu Su, was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal on 20 August 2020 without open access.
AbstractBackgroundTherapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is important in optimizing use of biologics in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, the role of proactive TDM during remission remains uncertain.MethodsThis retrospective study included patients receiving infliximab (IFX) therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital or Erasmus University Medical Center. All eligible patients had completed induction phase of IFX and were in clinical and endoscopic remission. Our primary outcome was clinical relapse within 2 years after baseline. Multivariable regression models examined the association between infliximab trough le...
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Conclusion: This large study did not support that a high intake of fibre and/or a low intake of meat had a high impact on the risk of late-onset CID. PMID: 33029091 [PubMed - in process]
This study provides a framework for the application of the induced patient-derived organoids as a more comprehensive model to study human UC.
Authors: Kim JY, Lee Y, Choe BH, Kang B Abstract Background/Aims: Anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) can develop during treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. We aimed to investigate the factors associated with immunogenicity of anti-TNF agents in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and observe the clinical course of ADA-positive patients. Methods: Pediatric IBD patients receiving maintenance treatment with anti-TNF agents who had been tested for ADAs against infliximab (IFX) or adalimumab (ADL) were included in this crosssectional study. Factors associated with ADA positivity wer...