The cost-effectiveness of biologic versus non-biologic treatments and the health-related quality of life among a sample of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in a tertiary care center in Saudi Arabia.

Conclusion: The results of this analysis can serve as a foundation to introduce HRQoL-based recommendations for the use of biologics in the management of IBD in Saudi Arabia. PMID: 32619388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research

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Authors: Castellano F, Alessio G, Palmisano C Abstract Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, can affect not only the gastrointestinal tract but a wide spectrum of organs. The extra-intestinal manifestations (EIMs) are one of the most challenging aspect of IBD, playing a significant role for the life-time care and the quality-life of patients. Ocular manifestations are the third most frequent EIMs, preceded by articular and dermatological ones. The aim of this narrative review is to describe the different types of ocular involvements, focusing on their clinical mana...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research
The long-hyped redefinition of healthcare through wearable tech has been … well, long hyped. Early projects, such as Apple HealthKit and Fitbit, were undoubtably important in redefining ‘the possible’ but they haven’t yet achieved transformative application.  Much has been written on why the philosophy that has driven the astonishing success of consumer technology doesn ’t translate to healthcare and when we look at the state of innovation in 2020, many of these structural issues remain.   As Emily Cerciello, Associate Director, Digital Health and Engagement at the Crohn's...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionPatient-centered interventions that improve self-esteem and reduce anxiety and depression seem to be important to optimize IBD management.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Conclusions: Parental distress is high and correlates with the HRQoL of children with IBD. Interventions aimed at evaluating and managing parental distress should be considered during the management of children with IBD.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Article: Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Source Type: research
ConclusionFissurectomy with posterior midline internal sphincterotomy and mucosal anoplasty is safe with minimal complications. It is still a dependable alternative treatment for chronic posterior anal fissures. The fear of keyhole deformity can be well addressed with the added anoplasty.
Source: Current Medicine Research and Practice - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Together with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s is one of the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s affects approximately 500,000 Americans and is a chronic, lifelong condition that typically alternates between periods of relatively stable or absent symptoms (remission) and periods of symptom flare-ups that can last for days, weeks, or even months. The goal of treatment is to induce remission and then to maximize the chance that patients stay in remission. However, almost everyone with Croh...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Source Type: blogs
Authors: Chimenti MS, Conigliaro P, Triggianese P, Canofari C, Cedola F, Onali S, Calabrese E, Romeo S, Neri B, De Cristofaro E, Biancone L, Perricone R Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this 2-year prospective study was to assess the diagnostic and therapeutic effect of a combined gastro-rheumatological approach in enteropathic spondyloarthritis (eSpA) patients. METHODS: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients with joint pain were referred by IBD-dedicated gastroenterologists to a dedicated rheumatologist. At baseline and at 3, 6, 12, 24 months, the following parameters were recorded: clinical and biochemical ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Portal Instruments, a new medical device startup out of Cambridge, MA, announced a partnership this week with Japanese pharmaceutical giant Takeda to develop a new needle-free drug delivery device to help treat chronic conditions. The new device has the potential to treat a wide range of conditions that require drugs to be injected through a needle, specifically GI diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The partnership will combine Portal's delivery device with Takeda's investigational or approved biologic medicines. The technology is designed to deliver drugs through the use of a pressurized liqui...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Colonoscopy offers a high diagnostic capability for pediatric patients with gastrointestinal symptoms. The selection of appropriate management the performance of colonoscopy is important in pediatric patients. PMID: 28883703 [PubMed - in process]
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
When researchers analyzed published studies on how to treat recurrent abdominal pain among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn ’s disease and ulcerative colitis, stress management appeared to be a promising strategy.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - Category: Science Source Type: news
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