The proliferative activity and polyamine levels of the rectal epithelium in unoperated ulcerative colitis patients and in ulcerative colitis patients after total colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis were determined and compared with control subjects. Cell proliferation was evaluated in rectal biopsies by in vitro 3H thymidine incorporation by measuring the labeling index and the position of labeled cells along the crypt; polyamines were determined with a chromatographic method. In ulcerative colitis patients the labeling index was significantly increased, and labeled cells were shifted toward the upper part of the crypt when compared with controls. Ileorectal anastomosis patients showed a normalization of the labeling index and a distribution of labeled cells similar to controls. Polyamine levels were also increased in ulcerative colitis patients; in ileorectal anastomosis patients, the level of polyamines was decreased in respect to unoperated patients and return to normal values except for ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk factors and indications for colectomy in ulcerative colitis patients are different according to patients clinical background. AU - Kuriyama, Motoaki. AU - Kato, Jun. AU - Fujimoto, Tsuyoshi. AU - Nasu, Junichirou. AU - Miyaike, Jiro. AU - Morita, Takechiyo. AU - Okada, Hiroyuki. AU - Suzuki, Seiyuu. AU - Shiode, Junji. AU - Yamamoto, Hiroshi. AU - Shiratori, Yasushi. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2006/9. Y1 - 2006/9. N2 - PURPOSE: Despite progress in medical treatment for ulcerative colitis, a considerable fraction of ulcerative colitis patients undergo colectomy. We analyzed the clinical variables of ulcerative colitis patients and determined the risk factors and indications for colectomy. METHODS: The clinical records of 981 consecutive Japanese patients with ulcerative colitis were reviewed both retrospectively and prospectively. RESULTS: Of 981 patients with ulcerative colitis, 85 patients underwent colectomy. Multivariate ...
Background: It remains controversial whether or not cytomegalovirus infection in patients with active ulcerative colitis reflects a nonpathogenic colonization or a pathogenic disease warranting antiviral therapy. Goals: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cytomegalovirus infection in patients with active ulcerative colitis and the therapeutic efficacy of ganciclovir against cytomegalovirus infection in patients with steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis. Study: A prospective, multicenter study was conducted in 72 patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis who were treated with intravenous steroids. The presence of cytomegalovirus was evaluated serologically and histopathologic examination, including immunohistochemical staining. In patients with steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis, cytomegalovirus infections were treated with intravenous ganciclovir. In patients with steroid-responsive ulcerative colitis, steroid therapy was continued irrespective of ...
Table of Contents. 1. Report Introd Ulcerative Colitis. 2. Executive Summary. 3. SWOT analysis. 4. Ulcerative Colitis Patient Share (%) Overview at a Glance. 5. Ulcerative Colitis Market Overview at a Glance. 6. Ulcerative Colitis Disease Background and Overview. 7. Ulcerative Colitis Epidemiology and Patient Population. 8. Country-Specific Patient Population of Ulcerative Colitis. 9. Ulcerative Colitis Current Treatment and Medical Practices. 10. Unmet Needs. 11. Ulcerative Colitis Emerging Therapies. 12. Ulcerative Colitis Market Outlook. 13. Country-Wise Ulcerative Colitis Market Analysis (2017-2030). 14. Market Access and Reimbursement of Therapies. 15. Market drivers. 16. Market barriers. 17. Appendix. 18. Ulcerative Colitis Report Methodology. 19. DelveInsight Capabilities. 20. Disclaimer. 21. About DelveInsight. Related Reports:. Ulcerative Colitis Pipeline Ulcerative Colitis Pipeline Insight, 2021 report by DelveInsight outlines comprehensive insights of present clinical development ...
There is increasing evidence that ulcerative colitis is associated with an abnormality of the immune system. Although the aetiology remains unknown, it has been suggested that the immune system of these patients is implicated in the pathogenesis of their disease. T cell function was investigated in ulcerative colitis patients and defective phytohaemagglutinin induced T cell mitogenesis was found. The DNA synthesis induced by stimulation with phorbol esters plus ionophore (ionomycin), however, was normal. These changes cannot be ascribed to either decreased interleukin 2 synthesis or to a defective interleukin 2 receptor expression after cellular activation. Moreover, this defective proliferative response of the T lymphocytes was observed even in the presence of saturated concentrations of exogenous interleukin 2. These results emphasise that the interleukin 2 dependent proliferation pathway is deficient in T lymphocytes from ulcerative colitis patients.. ...
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that is a chronic autoimmune disorder of the colon. Despite the best medical management, ulcerative colitis patients often experience episodic flare-ups with symptoms that include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Flare-ups are sometimes triggered by stress, and there is a great deal of interest in stress-reduction interventions that might improve quality of life and reduce flare-ups, and defining those ulcerative colitis subpopulations that might benefit most from such techniques.. Jedel et al. [Digestion] studied MBSRs effectiveness in preventing ulcerative colitis flare-ups in a randomized, double-blind study. Fifty-five moderately severe ulcerative colitis patients in remission were assigned to either MBSR or a placebo (lectures and videos on mind/body medicine). Moderate severity of disease status was defined by a Mayo Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index of 6-12. Measures taken at baseline, post-treatment, and 6 and ...
From 1976 to 1989 a total of 66 patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis were entered in a colonoscopic surveillance programme in order to detect dysplasia. Thirty patients had extensive or total ulcerative colitis and 36 left sided colitis. The median duration of the disease at the end of the follow up was 15.0 years. Altogether 182 colonoscopies (2.8 per patient), each involving approximately 20 biopsies from different sites of the colon, were performed. In the total or extensive colitis group, five patients had low grade and one patient had high grade dysplasia. In the left sided colitis group, three patients had low grade dysplasia. In three patients low grade dysplasia was detected in a macroscopic lesion or mass of colonic mucosa. Sixty per cent of the dysplasia specimens were from the right colon. The incidence of dysplasia was higher in patients with extensive colitis and increased with the duration of the disease. None of the patients have so far developed colorectal carcinoma. Our ...
1. To investigate the role of interleukin-1β in chronic ulcerative colitis, we quantified interleukin-1β steady-state release into the colonic lumen.. 2. We studied 26 patients with untreated chronic ulcerative colitis and seven patients with irritable bowel syndrome who served as disease controls. In seven ulcerative colitis patients, the disease was inactive and in 19 it was mild to moderately active, according to clinical and colonoscopic criteria. Seven patients with active colitis were studied before and after 4 weeks of treatment with oral 5-aminosalicylic acid.. 3. Colonic perfusions were performed using a double-lumen technique. An isotonic solution was continuously infused 50 cm from the anal verge at 5 ml/min, and was recovered 30 cm distally by siphonage. Interleukin-1β was measured by ELISA, polymorphonuclear elastase by immunoactivation and leukotriene B4 by specific RIA.. 4. All control patients and five out of seven patients with inactive colitis had undetectable ...
Ulcerative colitis treatment consists of a variety of approaches. Most patients can control their symptoms with ulcerative colitis drugs. In general, ulcerative colitis surgery is reserved for the most severe cases and those in which standard ulcerative colitis medication is ineffective.. 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) drugs are the most common ulcerative colitis medications. Corticosteroids are used for short-term treatment of moderate symptoms. Severe cases receive immunomodulators, which reduce inflammation but slow the bodys immune response.. Surgery can be used to remove damaged areas of the digestive tract. In profound cases, ulcerative colitis may be eliminated by removing the colon and rectum completely, a procedure called proctocolectomy.. ...
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The causes of ulcerative colitis are unknown, although it is plausible that dietary factors are involved. Case-control studies of diet and ulcerative colitis are subject to recall biases. The aim of this study was to examine the prospective relationship between the intake of nutrients and the development of ulcerative colitis in a cohort study. METHODS: The study population was 260,686 men and women aged 20-80 years, participating in a large European prospective cohort study (EPIC). Participants were residents in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Germany or Italy. Information on diet was supplied and the subjects were followed up for the development of ulcerative colitis. Each incident case was matched with four controls and dietary variables were divided into quartiles. RESULTS: A total of 139 subjects with incident ulcerative colitis were identified. No dietary associations were detected, apart from a marginally significant positive association with an increasing percentage intake of energy
TY - JOUR. T1 - Clinical differences between elderly-onset ulcerative colitis and non-elderly-onset ulcerative colitis. T2 - A nationwide survey data in Japan. AU - Komoto, Shunsuke. AU - Higashiyama, Masaaki. AU - Watanabe, Chikako. AU - Suzuki, Yasuo. AU - Watanabe, Mamoru. AU - Hibi, Toshifumi. AU - Takebayashi, Toru. AU - Asakura, Keiko. AU - Nishiwaki, Yuji. AU - Miura, Soichiro. AU - Hokari, Ryota. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - Background and Aim: Studies on the characteristics of elderly-onset ulcerative colitis (EOUC) and non-elderly-onset ulcerative colitis (NEOUC) have reported conflicting findings. The aim of this study was to compare disease characteristics of EOUC and NEOUC by analyzing the database of the Japanese nationwide inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) registry. Methods: We analyzed the age of disease onset, sex, disease severity, and disease extent in patients with ulcerative colitis that were newly diagnosed and registered within 1 year between 2004 and 2009 (n = 28 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A single species of clostridium Subcluster XIVa decreased in ulcerative colitis patients. AU - Takeshita, Kozue. AU - Mizuno, Shinta. AU - Mikami, Yohei. AU - Sujino, Tomohisa. AU - Saigusa, Keiichiro. AU - Matsuoka, Katsuyoshi. AU - Naganuma, Makoto. AU - Sato, Tadashi. AU - Takada, Toshihiko. AU - Tsuji, Hirokazu. AU - Kushiro, Akira. AU - Nomoto, Koji. AU - Kanai, Takanori. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2016 Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.. PY - 2016/12/1. Y1 - 2016/12/1. N2 - Background: Imbalance of the intestinal microbiota is associated with gastrointestinal disease and autoimmune disease and metabolic syndrome. Analysis of the intestinal microbiota has recently progressed, and the association with inflammatory bowel disease has been reported at the species level. Such findings suggest that the recovery of homeostasis in the intestinal microbiota could cure inflammatory bowel disease. We aimed to search new probiotic candidates for inflammatory bowel disease ...
Ulcerative Colitis Market by Molecule Type (Biologics and Small Molecules), by Disease Type (Mild Ulcerative Colitis, Moderate Ulcerative Colitis, Severe Ulcerative Colitis), by Route of Administration (Oral and Injectables) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023
Review Question We reviewed the evidence about the effects and safety of methotrexate for maintaining remission in patients with ulcerative colitis, with the medical literature up to June 26, 2014.. Background What is ulcerative colitis?. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by recurrent episodes of active disease, which commonly affect the rectum or colon or both. Patients with active disease may experience abdominal cramping, urgency to pass stools, and bloody diarrhea. When the symptoms stop, patients are considered to be in remission.. What is methotrexate?. Methotrexate is a medication that reduces the bodys immune responses and may reduce inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis.. Study Characteristics The researchers identified three studies that included a total of 165 patients. One study (67 patients) compared oral methotrexate (12.5 mg/week) to placebo (e.g. a sugar pill or fake medicine), one study (26 patients) compared oral methotrexate ...
BACKGROUND: During six years experience of intravenous cyclosporin (i.v. Cy) for severe ulcerative colitis we have noted that changes of villous architecture and epithelial regeneration occur even when the disease fails to enter clinical remission and colectomy is required. OBJECTIVE: To describe the histological changes in patients who received i.v. Cy and steroids compared with those treated with i.v. steroids alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two groups of histological sections were reviewed. The first group was of 23 colectomy specimens from patients who had been treated with i.v. Cy and steroids. For 11 patients pre-Cy histological sections were available. The second group was of 10 colectomy specimens from patients who had received i.v. steroids alone. Biopsies were scored for their histological disease activity (HDAI), villous architecture and epithelial regeneration. The HDAI assesses the degree of acute and chronic inflammation. RESULTS: The post-Cy group had higher median scores for villous
Pancolitis or universal colitis is a very severe form of ulcerative colitis. This form of ulcerative colitis is spread throughout the entire large intestine including the right colon, the left colon, the transverse colon, descending colon, and the rectum. A diagnosis can be made using a number of techniques but the most accurate method is direct visualization via a colonoscopy. Symptoms are similar to those of ulcerative colitis but more severe and affect the entire large intestine. Patients with ulcerative colitis generally exhibit symptoms including rectal bleeding as a result of ulcers, pain in the abdominal region, inflammation in varying degrees, and diarrhea (often containing blood). Pancolitis patients exhibit these symptoms and may also experience fatigue, fever, and night sweats. Due to the loss of function in the large intestine patients may lose large amounts of weight from being unable to procure nutrients from food. In other cases the blood loss from ulcers can result in anemia ...
Background: Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease; treatment strategies have historically been determined by this binary categorisation. Genetic studies have identified 163 susceptibility loci for inflammatory bowel disease, mostly shared between Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. We undertook the largest genotype association study, to date, in widely used clinical subphenotypes of inflammatory bowel disease with the goal of further understanding the biological relations between diseases.. Methods This study included patients from 49 centres in 16 countries in Europe, North America, and Australasia. We applied the Montreal classification system of inflammatory bowel disease subphenotypes to 34,819 patients (19,713 with Crohns disease, 14,683 with ulcerative colitis) genotyped on the Immunochip array. We tested for genotype-phenotype associations across 156,154 genetic variants. We generated genetic risk scores by combining information ...
291579307 - EP 1257563 A1 2002-11-20 - THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC METHODS FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS - [origin: WO0158927A1] This invention relates to the field of therapy and diagnostic methods for ulcerative colitis. Specifically, the method comprises administering a compound or recombinant protein that inhibits interaction between CEP and human tropomyosin. Also included in the invention are methods to screen for drugs useful in treating ulcerative colitis and diagnostic methods for detecting diseases associated with an autoantigen response to hTM in affected tissue.[origin: WO0158927A1] This invention relates to the field of therapy and diagnostic methods for ulcerative colitis. Specifically, the method comprises administering a compound or recombinant protein that inhibits interaction between CEP and human tropomyosin. Also included in the invention are methods to screen for drugs useful in treating ulcerative colitis and diagnostic methods for detecting diseases associated
BACKGROUND The treatment of severe ulcerative colitis (UC) flares includes measures such as hospitalization and intravenous steroids. Despite this, a quarter of patients are refractory to treatment. Given the availability of new therapeutic strategies in patients with steroid-refractory UC (cyclosporine, infliximab, apheresis, surgery) it is necessary to predict which treatment will be most effective for each patient. OBJECTIVES To determine which clinical or biological factors discriminate the lack of response to cyclosporine in steroid-refractory UC. METHODS Forty one flares of steroid-refractory UC in 35 patients treated with intravenous cyclosporine have been included. The response to cyclosporine was assessed at day 10 of treatment by using the modified Truelove and Witts disease activity score. Variables with prognostic significance were determined by a univariate analysis comparing groups with complete response and no-response, and an analysis of multiple linear regression. RESULTS Complete
MOKHELE, N N; THOMSON, S R and WATERMEYER, G A. Predictors of emergency colectomy in patients admitted with acute severe ulcerative colitis. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2017, vol.55, n.3, pp.20-26. ISSN 2078-5151.. BACKGROUND: Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis (ASUC) is a life-threatening condition which requires urgent and aggressive medical therapy to reduce mortality, morbidity and avoid surgery. To facilitate this process, it is essential to identify patients at high risk of poor outcomes and emergency colectomy. Numerous such risk factors have been described in Western literature, however there is no local data addressing this issue. As such it is unclear if these predictors are applicable in our setting. The aim of this study is thus to identify risk factors for emergency colectomy in patients admitted to Groote Schuur Hospital with ASUC. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 98 patients admitted with ASUC between January 2003 and January 2013 was performed. Clinical, demographic, ...
Ulcerative Colitis and Marijuana. Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 112, Number 6, 15 March, 1990, p. 471. To the Editor: The apparent protective effect of cigarette smoking on ulcerative colitis (1) suggests that inhaled plant products might affect the disease process. We report a case suggesting a relation between ulcerative colitis and smoking marijuana. In 1972, a 23-year-old woman developed abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Sigmoidoscopy to 15 cm revealed diffuse cobblestone ulcerations, and a single-contrast barium enema showed numerous small marginal irregularities in the distal sigmoid and rectum. Ulcerative colitis was diagnosed, and her symptoms waxed and waned despite treatment with sulfasalazine, librax, and intermittent prednisone. Discouraged, she stopped all medications in 1975. In 1976, she noted that smoking marijuana resulted in fewer stools, more stable body weight, and fewer, milder exacerbations . Her typical intake was a pipeful once or twice daily, which she ...
OBJECTIVE: To determine serum concentrations of nitric oxide metabolites (NOX) in patients with severe ulcerative colitis and to assess whether these concentrations predict clinical outcome. PATIENTS: Twenty-six patients (16 men and 10 women, mean age 46 years) with severe ulcerative colitis requiring hospitalization for parenteral steroid therapy. Thirteen patients had a complete clinical response and symptoms resolved after 5 days of parenteral steroid administration; 13 made an incomplete recovery and needed further treatment (six cyclosporin, seven colectomy). METHODS: Serum concentrations of NOX and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured daily for 3 days in all patients and as clinically indicated thereafter. The normal range for NOX was established by measuring the concentration in 25 healthy controls. RESULTS: Mean serum NOX and CRP concentrations were significantly elevated in both the patients with a complete and those with an incomplete response compared with controls (P | 0.001) on day 1 and
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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the lining of the rectum and colon. Ulcers form where inflammation has injured the cells that usually line the colon, which then may bleed and create pus. This inflammation also causes the colon to empty frequently, producing diarrhea. Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and sometimes lead to life-threatening complications.. Ulcerative colitis can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea are often seen in other intestinal disorders. About half the people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis have mild symptoms. Others may suffer frequent fever, bloody diarrhea, nausea and severe abdominal cramps. It may also cause problems such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye, liver disease and osteoporosis. It is not known why these problems occur outside the colon, but scientists think it may be the result of inflammation triggered by the immune system. Some of these problems go ...
Management of ulcerative colitis involves first treating the acute symptoms of the disease, then maintaining remission. Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon. The main symptom of active disease is usually diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset which often leads to anaemia. Ulcerative colitis is, however, a systemic disease that affects many parts of the body outside the intestine. Standard treatment for ulcerative colitis depends on extent of involvement and disease severity. The goal is to induce remission initially with medications, followed by the administration of maintenance medications to prevent a relapse of the disease. The concept of induction of remission and maintenance of remission is very important. The medications used to induce and maintain a remission somewhat overlap, but the treatments are different. Physicians first direct treatment to ...
We report a 34-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C who showed exacerbation of ulcerative colitis during alpha-interferon (IFNα) therapy. Discontinuance of the IFNα therapy improved his symptoms, suggesting that IFNα administration might worsen ulcerative colitis. The administration of sulfasalazine allowed the patient to receive IFNα again without flare-up of ulcerative colitis. This case suggests the possible efficacy of sulfasalazine therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis complicated by some other diseases requiring IFNα administration ...
Poor appetite, diarrhea, and poor digestion of nutrients can make it hard for people with ulcerative colitis to get the calories and nutrients the body needs.. Kids and teens with ulcerative colitis should eat a variety of foods, get plenty of fluids, and learn to avoid foods that make symptoms worse. Some may need supplements, like calcium or vitamin D. Kids who are not growing well may need additional nutrition support.. Kids and teens with ulcerative colitis can feel different and might not be able to do the things their friends can do, especially during flare-ups. Some struggle with a poor self-image, depression, or anxiety. They may not take their medicine or follow their diet. Its important to talk to your health care professional if youre concerned about your childs mood, behavior, or school performance.. Parents can help teens with ulcerative colitis take on more responsibility for their health as they get older.. Reviewed by: J. Fernando del Rosario, ...
Although many theories about what causes ulcerative colitis exist, none has been proven. The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, and currently there is no cure, except through surgical removal of the colon. A theory suggests that some agent, possibly a virus or an atypical bacterium, interacts with the bodys immune system to trigger an inflammatory reaction in the intestinal wall.. Although much scientific evidence shows that people with ulcerative colitis have abnormalities of the immune system, doctors do not know whether these abnormalities are a cause or result of the disease.. There is little proof that ulcerative colitis is caused by emotional distress or sensitivity to certain foods or food products, or is the result of an unhappy childhood.. ...
Although many theories about what causes ulcerative colitis exist, none has been proven. The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, and currently there is no cure, except through surgical removal of the colon. A theory suggests that some agent, possibly a virus or an atypical bacterium, interacts with the bodys immune system to trigger an inflammatory reaction in the intestinal wall.. Although much scientific evidence shows that people with ulcerative colitis have abnormalities of the immune system, doctors do not know whether these abnormalities are a cause or result of the disease.. There is little proof that ulcerative colitis is caused by emotional distress or sensitivity to certain foods or food products, or is the result of an unhappy childhood.. ...
Although many theories about what causes ulcerative colitis exist, none has been proven. The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, and currently there is no cure, except through surgical removal of the colon. A theory suggests that some agent, possibly a virus or an atypical bacterium, interacts with the bodys immune system to trigger an inflammatory reaction in the intestinal wall.. Although much scientific evidence shows that people with ulcerative colitis have abnormalities of the immune system, doctors do not know whether these abnormalities are a cause or result of the disease.. There is little proof that ulcerative colitis is caused by emotional distress or sensitivity to certain foods or food products, or is the result of an unhappy childhood.. ...
Ulcerative Colitis, Read about Ulcerative Colitis symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Ulcerative Colitis articles about how to live with Ulcerative Colitis, and more.
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in many parts of the Asia-Pacific region. There is a need to improve the awareness of IBD and develop diagnostic and management recommendations relevant to the region. This evidence-based consensus focuses on the definition, epidemiology and management of ulcerative colitis (UC) in Asia. A multi-disciplinary group developed the consensus statements, reviewed the relevant literature, and voted on them anonymously using the Delphi method. The finalized statements were reviewed to determine the level of consensus, evidence quality and strength of recommendation. Infectious colitis must be excluded prior to diagnosing UC. Typical histology and macroscopic extent of the disease seen in the West is found in the Asia-Pacific region. Ulcerative colitis is increasing in many parts of Asia with gender distribution and age of diagnosis similar to the West. Extra-intestinal manifestations including primary sclerosing cholangitis are rarer than in the West. ...
To test the suggestion that an inherited defect in colonic mucus rendering it susceptible to degradation by bacterial enzymes may be an important factor in the aetiology of ulcerative colitis, 650 colonoscopic and rectal biopsy specimens from 166 patients with colitis were stained by mild periodic acid Schiff (mPAS), which shows sialic acid that is deficient in O-acetyl substituents. There was an excess of mPAS positive sialic acid in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis, but the increased expression was patchy and coincided with a morphological change in the form of epithelial hyperplasia (metaplasia). Hyperplasia was more common in the rectum and in women and was associated with, and presumably secondary to, active inflammation. It is concluded that variation in the structure of sialic acid is acquired and is therefore unlikely to be implicated in the aetiology of ulcerative colitis.
Santarus, a specialty pharmaceutical company, has begun patient enrollment in phase IIIb clinical study with the investigational drug Uceris (budesonide) tablets 9mg in combination with current oral aminosalicylate (5-ASA) therapy for patients with active ulcerative colitis.. Uceris is a locally acting (non-systemic) corticosteroid in an oral tablet formulation and is designed for controlled release and distribution of budesonide, which has a topical anti-inflammatory activity, throughout the length of the colon.. The multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study will evaluate patients with mild or moderate active ulcerative colitis who continue using their current 5-ASA treatment regimen and for an eight-week period add either Uceris 9mg or placebo administered once daily. The primary endpoint of the study will be remission at week eight, defined as an Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity Index (UCDAI) score of less than or equal to one, with a zero score for rectal bleeding, ...
Ulcerative colitis is characterized by chronic inflammation of the colon. Typical symptoms are diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain and fever. The aetiology of the disease is unclear. The inflammation can be localized in the rectum or can extend to the left side or the whole colon. Treatment for induction and remission maintenance depends on the severity and extension of mucosal inflammation. Topical 5-aminosalicylates have been shown in studies to be the treatment of choice in mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Oral 5-aminosalicylates can be used in distal, mild and moderate ulcerative colitis and for remission maintenance. For patients with a more extended or severe inflammation, oral or i.v. corticosteroids should be used. Patients with severe and/or chronic disease require immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine. For patients with severe, chronic, refractory disease, cyclosporine i.v. can be used. If no response to treatment is seen, proctocolectomy should be ...
A diagnosis of Crohns disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) is based on a combination of clinical, histologic, endoscopic, and radiologic data. The distinction between UC and CD can be difficult because of the lack of a differentiating single gold standard. Indeterminate colitis (IC) was introduced by pathologists for the diagnosis of surgical colectomy specimens showing an overlap between the features of UC and CD. The diagnosis of IC was based on macroscopic and microscopic features. The term indeterminate colitis is in recent years more widely applied to include all cases with endoscopic, radiographic, and histologic evidence of chronic inflammatory bowel disease confined to the colon, but without fulfilment of diagnostic criteria for UC and CD. As for UC and CD, the diagnosis of IC has therefore become a clinicopathologic diagnosis. IC is generally considered to be a temporary diagnosis. The clinical characteristics of patients with IC are, however, somewhat different from the ...
In most cases, you will need to see a colon and rectal specialist to confirm a diagnosis of either Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis. Many general practitioners are unfamiliar with these conditions, and they are typically hard to differentiate without further testing due to their similar symptoms. To further complicate matters, about ten percent of patients have a condition known as indeterminate colitis, in which the diagnostic features of both Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are present.. Several tests are typically used to diagnose Crohns, colitis or other forms of IBS. Blood tests and laboratory tests on a stool sample are often first, with endoscopic tests to follow. Depending on the symptoms, your doctor will either perform an upper endoscopy or a colonoscopy.. An upper endoscopy requires inserting a flexible tube equipped with a camera through the mouth and into the gastrointestinal tract. This test gives the doctor a look at the upper GI area, as far down as the duodenum, the ...
The impact of ΔmtDNA4977 mutation on ulcerative colitis, Rasoul Zahmatkesh Roodsari, Zivar Salehi, Kazem Parivar, Farhd Mashayekhi, Keyvan Aminian
Objectives: To examine biopsy specimens for histologic features suggestive of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Methods: Nine patients with UC had colonic biopsy specimens taken during a symptomatic flare that coincided with positive C difficile (C difficile+) tests. Twenty-eight controls were biopsied during a UC flare but tested negative for C difficile. We reviewed the slides for evidence of pseudomembranes, ischemic-like changes, degree of colitis, and lamina propria hemorrhage. Results: In C difficile+ patients, 4 (44.4%) of 9 had microscopic pseudomembranes compared with 11% in controls (P < .05). Other histologic/clinical features were not predictive. Conclusions: Although the presence of microscopic pseudomembranes suggests C difficile infection in patients with UC, sensitivity and specificity are poor; biopsy findings do not reliably detect this infection in patients with UC ...
Background: Patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohns colitis are at increased risk of colon cancer. The usefulness of chromoendoscopy is debated. Previous studies are either based on magnifying endoscopy or on non-randomized trials. Some guidelines recommend chromoendoscopy with targeted biopsies and some normal colonoscopy with up to 40 random biopsies.. Chromoendoscopy has the ability to identify subtle lesions that are otherwise missed by standard endoscopy. Whether chromoendoscopy with targeted biopsies can replace standard colonoscopy with random biopsies in the surveillance of patients with chronic colitis is unknown.. Aim: In a RCT in surveillance colonoscopies in patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohns colitis, we will determine if chromoendoscopy using a dilute solution of Indigo-carmine will improve dysplasia detection rate compared with colonoscopy without chromoendoscopy.. Methods: After informed consent patients undergoing surveillance colonoscopy will be randomized to be ...
To cast light on the contribution of methylation to genesis of ulcerative colitis (UC)-associated tumors, promoter methylation and expression of O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), hMLH1, p16INK4, and E-cadherin were examined in 14 low-grade dysplasias (LGDs), 15 high-grade dysplasias (HGDs), and 14 adenocarcinomas associated with UC and, for comparison, in 30 sporadic adenomas with LGD, 30 adenomas with HGD, and 60 adenocarcinomas, using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical analysis. The frequency of MGMT and hMLH1 methylation in UC-associated tumors was low, with a significant difference between HGD and sporadic adenomas with HGD of the left hemicolon. The methylation frequency of p16INK4 in UC-associated tumors was also relatively low compared with sporadic colonic tumors. For E-cadherin, methylation was limited in both types of tumor. Decrease of expression of MGMT, hMLH1, and p16INK4 was significantly correlated with methylation. Thus, compared ...
Background Recent metagenomic analyses have revealed dysbiosis of the gut microbiota of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. However, the impacts of this dysbiosis are not fully understood, particularly...
By Jennifer CashNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some forms of inflammatory bowel disease are a bigger threat to pregnancy than others, suggests a large new U.S. analysis.One of two major types of IBD, ulcerative colitis, was most strongly linked to serious pregnancy complications, researchers found in a study of nearly 400,000 women.But all women with IBD can and should take precautions for a safe pregnancy, experts said.A sick mother is not good for a growing pregnancy, Dr. Shannon Clark, an obstetrician in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, told Reuters Health by email.Crohns Disease and ulcerative colitis are the main forms of IBD. Both affect the digestive tract, although the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America defines ulcerative colitis as a chronic disease of the large intestine, while Crohns disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the entire gastrointestinal tract.The causes of ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease remain
If you did not respond to a medication regimen or you developed complications of colitis, you may be a candidate for surgery to treat ulcerative colitis.. Colectomy (removing part or the entire colon) may be used in children with ulcerative colitis who experienced growth retardation. In all patients, elective colectomy can be a cure for ulcerative colitis. Almost always, the procedure is a total colectomy, meaning the entire colon is removed.. Surgical procedures include:. ...
A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon.
Surgery If diet and lifestyle changes, medications or other treatments do not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery can often eliminate ulcerative colitis, but that usually means removing your entire colon and rectum. Lifestyle Changes to Treat Ulcerative Colitis You can make dietary and lifestyle changes to help alleviate symptoms and lengthen time between flare-ups. While there is no evidence that says certain foods cause ulcerative colitis, there are certain foods that can aggravate your symptoms. Limiting dairy products and avoiding problem foods may help improve your symptoms. Problems foods can vary for each person, but you should also avoid gassy foods such as beans, cabbage and broccoli, raw fruits and fruits, popcorn, caffeine and carbonated beverages. Experiment with fiber. For some, adding more high-fiber foods can help with bowel issues; however, if you have an inflammatory bowel disease fiber may worsen your symptoms. Try eating five or six meals ...
Surgery If diet and lifestyle changes, medications or other treatments do not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery can often eliminate ulcerative colitis, but that usually means removing your entire colon and rectum. Lifestyle Changes to Treat Ulcerative Colitis You can make dietary and lifestyle changes to help alleviate symptoms and lengthen time between flare-ups. While there is no evidence that says certain foods cause ulcerative colitis, there are certain foods that can aggravate your symptoms. Limiting dairy products and avoiding problem foods may help improve your symptoms. Problems foods can vary for each person, but you should also avoid gassy foods such as beans, cabbage and broccoli, raw fruits and fruits, popcorn, caffeine and carbonated beverages. Experiment with fiber. For some, adding more high-fiber foods can help with bowel issues; however, if you have an inflammatory bowel disease fiber may worsen your symptoms. Try eating five or six meals ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Magnifying chromoscopy, a novel and useful technique for colonoscopy in ulcerative colitis. AU - Ando, Takafume. AU - Takahashi, Hironao. AU - Watanabe, Osamu. AU - Maeda, Osamu. AU - Ishiguro, Kazuhiro. AU - Ishikawa, Daisuke. AU - Hasegawa, Motofusa. AU - Ohmiya, Naoki. AU - Niwa, Yasumasa. AU - Goto, Hidemi. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2007/5/14. Y1 - 2007/5/14. N2 - Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder characterized by exacerbations and remissions. The degree of inflammation as assessed by conventional colonoscopy is a reliable parameter of disease activity. However, even when conventional colonoscopy suggests remission and normal mucosal findings, microscopic abnormalities may persist, and relapse may occur later. Patients with long-standing, extensive ulcerative colitis have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. Ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal cancer is characterized by an early ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Metachronous occurrence of collagenous colitis and ulcerative colitis. AU - Giardiello, Francis M. AU - Jackson, F. W.. AU - Lazenby, A. J.. PY - 1991. Y1 - 1991. N2 - Collagenous colitis and ulcerative colitis are distinct disorders. A 67 year old woman with clinical and histological evidence of collagenous colitis had an abrupt symptomatic exacerbation while taking anti-inflammatory treatment with sulphasalazine and prednisone. Repeat colorectal endoscopy showed active mucosal inflammation and colonic biopsy specimens were consistent with active ulcerative colitis. After bowel rest, total parenteral nutrition, intensification of the anti-inflammatory regimen, and withdrawal of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (which she had taken continuously for osteoarthritis) diarrhoea abated. Colorectal biopsy specimens obtained when the patients symptoms had improved showed inactive ulcerative colitis with no evidence of collagenous colitis. This may be the first case to be reported ...
Immune mechanisms, possibly involving cell-surface molecules such as CD44, have been invoked to explain the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. We used monoclonal antibodies against epitopes encoded within the variable region of CD44 to investigate CD44 isoform expression in colon, small intestine, and liver in patients with various intestinal disorders and in controls. Biopsy samples from patients with ulcerative colitis showed significantly increased epithelial expression of CD44 isoforms containing the v6 and v3 epitopes, detected with antibodies 2F10 and 3G5, respectively. CD44v6 was detected on colonic crypt epithelial cells in 23 of 25 ulcerative colitis samples compared with 3 of 18 colonic Crohns disease samples (p = 3.0 x 10(-6); odds ratio 57.5 [95% CI 6.83-702]) and 3 of 52 controls (22 normal colon, 10 infective colitis, 2 radiation colitis, and 18 colonic Crohns disease; p | 1 x 10(-8); odds ratio 199 [25.5-2294]). No significant expression of CD44v6, CD44v3, or CD44v8/9 was found
Mucosal CXCR4+ IgG plasma cells contribute to the pathogenesis of human ulcerative colitis through FcγR-mediated CD14 macrophage activation(要約)Mucosal CXCR4+ IgG plasma cells contribute to the pathogenesis of human ulcerative colitis through FcγR-mediated CD14 macrophage activation(要約) ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Phospholipase A2 activating protein and idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. AU - Peterson, J. W.. AU - Dickey, W. D.. AU - Saini, S. S.. AU - Gourley, W.. AU - Klimpel, G. R.. AU - Chopra, A. K.. PY - 1996/1/1. Y1 - 1996/1/1. N2 - Background - Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) involving synthesis of eicosanoids from arachidonic acid (AA), which is released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipase A2 (PLA2). A potentially important regulator of the production of these mediators is a protein activator of PLA2, referred to as PLA2 activating protein (PLAP). Aims - The purpose of this investigation was to discover if PLAP values might be increased in the inflamed intestinal tissue of patients with IBD and in intestinal tissue of mice with colitis. Patients - Biopsy specimens were taken from patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy, and normal colonic mucosa was obtained from ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ulcerative colitis disease activity following treatment of associated primary sclerosing cholangitis with cyclosporin. AU - Sandborn, W. J.. AU - Wiesner, R. H.. AU - Tremaine, W. J.. AU - La Russo, Nicholas F. PY - 1993. Y1 - 1993. N2 - Thirty five adult patients with precirrhotic primary sclerosing cholangitis were randomly allocated to treatment for at least one year with low dose (4.1 mg/kg/day) cyclosporin or placebo in a double blind trial. Thirty patients had coexisting ulcerative colitis, including three who had previously undergone colectomy and one who discontinued treatment after three months. Of the remaining 26 patients, 16 received cyclosporin and 10 received placebo. Endoscopy was performed at entry to confirm the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. The ulcerative colitis disease activity was prospectively classified annually as remission/mild, moderate, or severe using the Truelove and Witts criteria. Before treatment there were no differences between the ...
en] A 37-year-old man with acute myeloblastic leukemia in first remission developed ulcerative colitis and bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) 7 months after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from an HLA-matched brother who suffered from severe Crohns disease. BOOP occurred 20 days after idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, in the context of severe ulcerative colitis. Lung and colon biopsies showed no signs of CMV infection or GVHD. The patient was treated with oral methylprednisolone 1 mg/kg/day and his clinical status and chest X-ray improved slowly. Remarkably, the symptoms of colitis also resolved with prednisone therapy and he is now symptom-free. We hypothesize that ulcerative colitis may have been transmitted from donor to recipient (adoptive autoimmunity) and that it was complicated by BOOP. However, other factors such as CMV may have contributed to the occurrence of BOOP ...
Social Security Disability Attorneys: OC, Riverside & San Bernardino. Ulcerative Colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an immunologically mediated inflammation of the colon and rectum. The cause is not known. It is associated with an increased risk of colon cancer. It often appears between the ages of 15 and 30, but it can be seen at any age.. Symptoms. Typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis include rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pus, and abdominal pain. The symptoms vary in severity. Other symptoms can include perforation of the colon, toxic megacolon with bacterial sepsis, inflammation of the eyes (iritis, uveitis), erythema nodosum and pyoderma gangrenosum skin lesions, inflammatory arthritis, back pain and stiffness (sacroiliitis), blood clots, liver disease (primary sclerosing cholangitis), weight loss, anemia, and fatigue.. Some patients with ulcerative colitis can have mild and intermittent symptoms, while other patients are completely disabled.. Causation. While we know ...
Crohns & Colitis: How do I know if I have ulcerative colitis?. How can you tell if you have ulcerative colitis? Symptoms include: abdominal pain bloody diarrhea mild fever urges to empty the bowel even when the bowel is empty weight loss You may also have other symptoms, such as: blood clots in the leg eye inflammation (red eye) joint pain skin rash Rarely, ulcerative colitis can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called toxic megacolon.
Vanillic acid, an oxidized form of vanillin, is a benzoic acid derivative used as a flavoring agent. The objective of this study was to determine whether vanillic acid has beneficial effects against dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis. Our results showed that vanillic acid reduced the severity of the clinical signs of DSS-induced colitis, including weight loss and shortening of colon length, and the disease activity index. The results of this study showed that vanillic acid significantly suppressed the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and the activation of transcription nuclear factor-kB p65 in DSS-treated colon tissues. In addition, we observed that the plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-6 were higher in the DSS-treated group than in the control group, but these increased levels were reduced by the administration of vanillic acid. Taken together, these findings suggest that vanillic acid has a beneficial effect on DSS-induced ulcerative colitis, thereby indicating its usefulness in the
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When the inflammation of ulcerative colitis UC goes untreated or does not respond to treatment, here are some of the complications that may occur:. A perforation that goes all the way through the intestinal wall sometimes develops if an ulcer caused by the inflammation is severe. Symptoms of a perforation include severe abdominal pain, fever, chills,nausea, and vomiting. Leakage of the contents of the colon into the abdominal cavity can lead to life-threatening infections and other complications.. Fulminant colitis is a severe form of colitis, usually the pancolitis variety that affects the entire colon. The symptoms include severe pain, profuse diarrhea, dehydration from the diarrhea, and shock.. Toxic megacolon is the most serious-but very rare-complication of ulcerative colitis. It occurs when the inflammation causes the colon to expand, dilate, and distend. The colon may lose its ability to its to remove gas or feces, so theres a risk that it may rupture. Symptoms of it include abdominal ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Specific gastroduodenoscopic findings in Crohns disease. T2 - Comparison with findings in patients with ulcerative colitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. AU - Kuriyama, M.. AU - Kato, J.. AU - Morimoto, N.. AU - Fujimoto, T.. AU - Okada, H.. AU - Yamamoto, K.. PY - 2008/6. Y1 - 2008/6. N2 - Background: Crohns disease patients often carry gastroduodenal lesions. However, few reports have addressed specific gastroduodenoscopic findings in Crohns disease patients. Methods: The gastroduodenoscopic findings of 63 Crohns disease patients were examined. Those of 62 ulcerative colitis and 63 age- and gender-matched gastroesophageal reflux disease patients were also reviewed as controls. Findings of bamboo-joint-like appearance, gastric antral erosions, and duodenal lesions were the specific findings that were highlighted. Results: Of 63 Crohns disease patients, 47 (75%) had at least one of the specific gastroduodenoscopic findings, and the prevalence of these findings was ...
BACKGROUND: To determine the long-term outcome of patients admitted with acute severe colitis (ASC) who avoided colectomy on the index admission, a retrospective cohort study was performed. METHODS: Patients admitted for intensive treatment of ASC in 1992-1993 previously described for a predictive index of short-term outcome in severe ulcerative colitis (UC) were followed for a median 122 months (range 3-144). Complete responders (CR) to intensive therapy had |3 nonbloody stools/day on day 7 of the index admission; incomplete responders (IR) were all others who avoided colectomy on that admission. Main outcome measures were colectomy-free survival, time to colectomy, and duration of steroid-free remission. RESULTS: In all, 6/19 CR (32%) came to colectomy compared to 10/13 IR (P = 0.016; relative risk 3.33, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.12-9.9). The median +/- interquartile range time to colectomy was 28 +/- 47 months (range 6-99) for CR who came to colectomy versus 7.5 +/- 32 (3-72) months for IR (P =
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of pregnancy on the disease activity in ulcerative colitis. AU - Siddiqui, Aftab Ahmed. AU - Mahboob, Amjad. AU - Ansari, Moin. AU - Alam, Intekhab. AU - Bashir, Babar. AU - Ahmed, Saeed. PY - 2011. Y1 - 2011. N2 - Objective: To study the effects of pregnancy on the disease activity in ulcerative colitis. Methodology: This experimental study was conducted at department of Medicine at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Oman from July 2002 to December 2004. A total 60 diagnosed cases of ulcerative colitis proven on colonoscopy and biopsy and fairly well controlled disease at the time of enrollment were included in the study. Those who conceived and delivered during the study period were inducted as experimental group (total 30 patients), and those who did not conceive during the study period were inducted as control group (total 30 patients). Result: Out of total 60 patients, 30 patients who were included in the study group, 24 remained well with mild exacerbation requiring ...
Objectives: To develop a prototype decision aid used to assist ulcerative colitis patients when deciding between ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) and ileostomy. Methods: Three separate systematic reviews (quality of life studies, IPAA studies, ileostomy studies) were conducted to populate the decision aid with outcome probabilities. Meta-regression was used to select appropriate pooled outcomes. Results: Of 3920 studies reviewed, 9 studies reported on quality of life, 67 on outcomes following IPAA, and 11 following ileostomy. No difference in quality of life was found between procedures. Among IPAA patients, pooled pouch failure rate was 5.5%, with pouchitis being the most common complication (22%). Among ileostomy patients, the pooled rate of ileostomy revision was 17.1%. Conclusions: No surgical option is clearly superior and patients must weight specific risks and benefits in deciding between procedures. This newly developed decision aid may help patients decide which option is best for them.
Broccoli has long been recognized for its several health advantages. Broccoli is fiber rich and packed with nutritional vitamins. It is actually considered to benefit hormone-related cancers in addition to maximizes the amount of digestive enzymes that prevent many forms of cancer. Since it is thought to boost the intestinal tract, broccoli is crucial for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis patients.. 2. Plantains. Plantains, a variety of bananas, have been shown to perform a role in halting the growth of Crohns Disease and Colitis. Plantain functions quite contrary way as unwanted fat emulsifiers in unhealthy food. Plantains lessen the pace of transfer of a virus in to the lining of the intestinal tract. Junk foods accelerate the activity. Plantains have always been seen as a help in the process of digestion. In addition, plantains have no cholesterol and just a dash of sodium.. 3. Carrots. Everybody knows about the goodness of carrots. Actually, they have been referred to as the most ...
Abstract Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic conditions of unknown etiology, showing a growing incidence and prevalence in several countries, including Italy. Although the etiology of Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis is unknown, due to the current knowledge regarding their pathogenesis, effective treatment strategies have been developed. Several guidelines are available regarding the efficacy and safety of available drug treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases. Nevertheless, national guidelines provide additional information adapted to local feasibility, costs and legal issues related to the use of the same drugs. These observations prompted the Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) to establish Italian guidelines on the safety of currently available treatments for Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. These guidelines discuss the use of aminosalicylates, systemic and low bioavailability corticosteroids, antibiotics (metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, rifaximin),
Abstract Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic conditions of unknown etiology, showing a growing incidence and prevalence in several countries, including Italy. Although the etiology of Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis is unknown, due to the current knowledge regarding their pathogenesis, effective treatment strategies have been developed. Several guidelines are available regarding the efficacy and safety of available drug treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases. Nevertheless, national guidelines provide additional information adapted to local feasibility, costs and legal issues related to the use of the same drugs. These observations prompted the Italian Group for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IG-IBD) to establish Italian guidelines on the safety of currently available treatments for Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis. These guidelines discuss the use of aminosalicylates, systemic and low bioavailability corticosteroids, antibiotics (metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, rifaximin),
Management of inflammatory bowel disease in poor responders to infliximab Iván Guerra, Fernando Bermejo Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain Abstract: Infliximab (IFX) is an effective treatment for inducing and maintaining response in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients. Some patients present lack of response or loss of response to IFX during maintenance therapy. Empirical management with combination therapy with an immunomodulator, IFX dose escalation, or switching IFX for another antitumor necrosis factor-α drug, mainly adalimumab, is common in clinical practice. Selecting the best choice with the help of serum drug concentrations and trough IFX antibody concentrations could be a very interesting approach. In addition to surgery, a broad spectrum of new drugs has been tested and could expand treatment options in the near future. Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, anti-TNF, infliximab
Ulcerative colitis differs from Crohns disease in a number of ways. In patients with ulcerative colitis, only the large intestine is affected whereas CD may occur anywhere throughout the digestive tract, including the small and large intestines. Inflammation caused by UC is usually continuous, without any normal tissue appearing between inflamed areas. In CD, there may be patches of normal tissue between inflamed areas. In addition, UC affects only the inner lining of the intestine, so ulcers are not likely to break through the innermost intestinal wall layer (mucosa), as may occur in patients with CD ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Update on the incidence and prevalence of Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1940-2000. AU - Loftus, Conor G.. AU - Loftus, Jr, Edward Vincent. AU - Harmsen, W. Scott. AU - Zinsmeister, Alan R.. AU - Tremaine, William J.. AU - Melton, L. Joseph. AU - Sandborn, William J.. PY - 2007/3. Y1 - 2007/3. N2 - Background: We previously reported that the prevalence of Crohns disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) in Olmsted County, Minnesota, had risen significantly between 1940 and 1993. We sought to update the incidence and prevalence of these conditions in our region through 2000. Methods: The Rochester Epidemiology Project allows population-based studies of disease in county residents. CD and UC were defined by previously used criteria. County residents newly diagnosed between 1990 and 2000 were identified as incidence cases, and persons with these conditions alive and residing in the county on January 1, 2001, were identified as prevalence cases. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Disseminated nocardiosis associated with treatment with infliximab in a patient with ulcerative colitis. AU - Garner, Orlando. AU - Ramirez-Berlioz, Ana. AU - Iardino, Alfredo. AU - Mocherla, Satish. AU - Bhairavarasu, Kalpana. PY - 2017/12/21. Y1 - 2017/12/21. N2 - Objective: Rare disease Background: Opportunistic infections may occur when patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are treated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors. With the increasing use of new immunosuppressant drugs, the incidence of opportunistic or atypical infections is also increasing, including with Nocardia spp. A high level of awareness of atypical infections is warranted in immunosuppressed patients. Case Report: A 57-year-old female African American, with a past medical history of ulcerative colitis (UC) and arthritis, was treated with infliximab and prednisone. She presented to the emergency department with acute onset of chest pain, shortness of breath, and a two-week history of a ...
Background Medical therapy of light and moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) of any kind of extent is normally evidence-based and standardized by nationwide and worldwide guidelines. anti-TNF antibodies. Bottom line Theres a great dependence on extra innovative therapies, specifically in situations of primary nonresponse or secondary lack of response to anti-TNF antibodies. New little substances (Janus kinase inhibitors) are appealing with a satisfactory safety account and efficiency in UC. Further, strategies that focus on the intestinal microbiome are considered for sufferers with energetic or relapsing UC, and could in the foreseeable future open up brand-new therapeutic choices. and cytomegalovirus an infection ought to be requested because of the increasing occurrence and association of the infections with an increase of mortality in sufferers with UC. If energetic colitis is recognized as the root cause of symptoms, therapy ought to be induced quickly. Theres a variety of different ...
Depressive disorders are more common among persons with chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease and anti-inflammatory effect of some antidepressants such as amitriptyline has been reported. Acetic acid colitis was induced in both reserpinised (depressed) and non-reserpinised (normal) rats. Reserpinised groups received reserpine (6 mg/kg, i.p.) one hour prior to colitis induction. Then Amitriptyline (5, 10, 20 mg/kg, i.p.) was administered to separate groups of male Wistar rats. All treatments were carried out two hours after colitis induction and continued daily for four days. Dexamethasone (1 mg/kg) and normal saline (1 ml/kg) were used in reference and control groups, respectively. At day five, animals were euthanized and colonic tissue injuries were assessed macroscopically and pathologically. Myeloperoxidase activity as a marker of neutrophil infiltration was also measured in colonic tissues. Results showed that reserpine (6 mg/kg, i.p.) intensified colitic condition. Compared to control
© 2019 Olbjørn et al. Purpose: Imbalance in the microbiota, dysbiosis, has been identified in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We explored the fecal microbiota in pediatric patients with treatment-naïve IBD, non-IBD patients with gastrointestinal symptoms and healthy children, its relation to IBD subgroups, and treatment outcomes. Patients and methods: Fecal samples were collected from 235 children below 18 years of age. Eighty children had Crohns disease (CD), 27 ulcerative colitis (UC), 3 IBD unclassified, 50 were non-IBD symptomatic patients, and 75 were healthy. The bacterial abundance of 54 predefined DNA markers was measured with a 16S rRNA DNA-based test using GA-Map ™ technology at diagnosis and after therapy in IBD patients. Results: Bacterial abundance was similarly reduced in IBD and non-IBD patients in 51 of 54 markers compared to healthy patients (P|0.001). Only Prevotella was more abundant in patients (P|0.01). IBD patients with ileocolitis or total colitis had more Ruminococcus
The study, Characterization of Genetic Loci That Affect Susceptibility to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in African Americans, is an intensive evaluation of the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the African-American population.. Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with IBD have immune systems that attack their own intestines, resulting in inflammation. According to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, recent years have seen a steady increase in reported cases of IBD in African-Americans.. This study is the culmination of over a decade of work, says Steven Brant, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and corresponding author of the study. We hope its the first of many steps to better understand and treat these debilitating diseases.. IBD genetics have been evaluated in more than 1,000 studies in white and Asian - primarily East Asian - ...
The study, Characterization of Genetic Loci That Affect Susceptibility to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in African Americans, is an intensive evaluation of the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the African-American population.. Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with IBD have immune systems that attack their own intestines, resulting in inflammation. According to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, recent years have seen a steady increase in reported cases of IBD in African-Americans.. This study is the culmination of over a decade of work, says Steven Brant, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and corresponding author of the study. We hope its the first of many steps to better understand and treat these debilitating diseases.. IBD genetics have been evaluated in more than 1,000 studies in white and Asian - primarily East Asian - ...
Learn about the different characteristics between three conditions: Crohns disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
We explain the different characteristics between three conditions: Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
PharmaPoint: Ulcerative Colitis - Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2025 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a type of chronic IBD that causes inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. As a result, the colons ability to absorb water is decreased, which leads to progressive loosening of the stool, bloody stool, and sometimes cramping or abdominal pain, with urgency for bowel movement. Other associated symptoms of UC include loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and anaemia in cases of severe bleeding. The exact causes or triggers of the disease are yet to be identified; however, it is known that in people with UC, the bodys immune system mistakes bacteria, food, and other materials in the intestine for foreign substances and attacks the colon tissues, leading to chronic inflammation of the colon linings. UC is a relapsing, remitting chronic disease that requires life long medical management and ...
We performed a prospective study using the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America Partners internet-based cohort of individuals with self-reported inflammatory bowel disease. We identified participants in remission, defined as short Crohns disease activity index ,150 or simple clinical colitis activity index ≤2. The primary exposure was exercise status, measured using the validated Godin leisure-time activity index. The primary study outcome, assessed after 6 months, was active disease defined using the above disease activity index thresholds. We used bivariate and multivariate analyses to describe the independent association between exercise and risk of active disease ...
In a clinical practice guideline on the management of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis, the AGA recommends using mesalamine enemas or suppositories rather than oral mesalamine in patients with: ...
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OBJECTIVES: Serologic testing is increasingly being utilized to evaluate children with suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this paper was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a currently available panel involving four antibodies: deoxyribonuclease (DNase)-sensitive perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (DNase-sensitive pANCA), IgA and IgG antibodies to Saccharomyces cerevisiae (IgA and IgG ASCA), and antibody to Escherichia coli outer membrane porin (anti-OmpC). We also wished to determine whether antibody levels correlated with disease activity, and whether a specific antibody pattern correlated with location and outcome of disease in children.. METHODS: We studied sera from 81 children with Crohns disease (CD), 54 with ulcerative colitis (UC), and 63 controls. Clinical data, disease activity, and disease diagnosis were gathered at the time of serum sampling, and charts were re-reviewed at time of the study to determine long-term outcome. Enzyme-linked ...
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Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which the large intestine or the colon becomes inflamed. The exact reasons for this inflammation are varied and even disputed; though, the governing theory regarding the causes of the disease is that autoimmunity is the cause...
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