Practical and objective instruments to assess pediatric Crohns disease (CD) activity are required for observational research and quality improvement. The objectives were: 1) to determine the feasibility of completing the Pediatric Crohns Disease Activity Index (PCDAI) and the Abbreviated PCDAI (APCDAI); and 2) to create a Short PCDAI by retaining and reweighting the most practical and informative components.
Dr R M Beattie, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Southampton NHS University Hospitals Trust, UK told the audience that many young patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease are so under-nourished that they actually fulfil the WHO criteria for malnutrition and that 85% of paediatric Crohns disease patients present with some level of nutritional impairment, which will impact on their long-term growth. Enteral nutrition, Dr Beattie explained has been found to have a beneficial effect in the short term on weight, height and other markers of nutritional status but is not suitable for all patients. However, even partial enteral nutrition leads to improved outcomes and reduced dependency on other treatments. "Nutritional support is an important part of the management of Crohns disease but this should be a dynamic process. During recovery, energy needs increase and provide the opportunity to catch up on growth. Meticulous attention to nutritional needs is likely to optimise disease ...
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The Clinical Trial in pediatric crohns disease studies the effectiveness of clinical hypnosis in children and adolescents in Crohns disease.
Objectives: Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) with CD34+ cell selection has recently been used in the treatment of refractory Crohns disease, showing good safety and promising efficacy. We investigated the safety and efficacy of HSCT with unselected peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) in moderate-severe refractory Crohns disease.. Patients: Four patients (three male, one female; age range 26-45 years) with active moderate-severe Crohns disease (median Crohns Disease Activity Index (CDAI) 319, range 272-345), refractory or intolerant to multiple drugs including infliximab, were enrolled.. Interventions: Unselected PBSCs were collected after mobilisation with cyclophosphamide (CTX) 1.5 g/m2 and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) 10 μg/kg. The conditioning regimen included CTX 50 mg/kg on days −5 to −2 and rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) 2.5 mg/kg on days −4 to −2.. Main outcome measures: Primary endpoints were toxicity and clinical remission ...
with great interest. We agree that full visualisation and imaging of the entire length of the small bowel is unsatisfactory at present and that capsule endoscopy (CE) is a novel technique and can be considered as a promising new approach for the diagnosis of obscure disease located in the small bowel.. The authors diagnosed Crohns disease (CD) in 12 of 17 patients with clinically suspected CD according to the findings of CE. The authors state that the majority of diagnostic lesions were located in the distal ileum. At least one colonoscopy had been performed prior to CE in 15 of 17 patients. Unfortunately, the investigators do not report whether or not they were able to explore the terminal ileum in all of these patients. Hence the important question arises of which endoscopic and histological findings had been observed in the terminal ileum of these 15 study patients prior to CE, and whether this clinical information may have affected the interpretation of the CE findings in this ...
Computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography have become routine small bowel imaging tests to evaluate patients with established or suspected Crohns disease, but the interpretation and use of these imaging modalities can vary widely. A shared understanding of imaging findings, nomenclature, and utilization will improve the utility of these imaging techniques to guide treatment options, as well as assess for treatment response and complications. Representatives from the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohns Disease-Focused Panel, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and other experts, systematically evaluated evidence for imaging findings associated with small bowel Crohns disease enteric inflammation and established recommendations for the evaluation, interpretation, and use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography in small bowel Crohns disease ...
Background: Small bowel Crohns disease (SBCD) is a chronic relapsing disease, and clinical presentation can vary considerably. Patients are frequently assessed by capsule endoscopy (CE), which enables direct visualization of small bowel mucosal abnormalities; however, the correlations between CE scoring index (CESI), biological markers, and disease activity indices remain undefined.. Methods: A prospective study was conducted between October 2008 and February 2011 on 58 established SBCD patients and suspected patients who received a definitive SBCD diagnosis during study. Patients underwent complete CE, and were scored according to the CESI (inactive, ,135; mild inflammation, 135-790; moderate-severe inflammation, ,790) and Harvey-Bradshaw index (HBI). Statistical correlation between CESI, HBI, C-reactive protein (CRP), serum albumin, and hemoglobin was assessed. At follow-up (~9 months), 11 of the patients underwent CE with scoring for CESI, HBI, and CRP. ...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of TA-650 using Pediatric Crohns Disease Activity Index (PCDAI) and other evaluation indicators in pediatric patients with moderate to severe Crohns disease after TA-650 administration at a dose of 5 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, and 6, then every 8 weeks after week 14 up to week 46, and at a dose of 10 mg/kg if the effect is attenuated. The safety and pharmacokinetics are also evaluated ...
A study of pediatric patients with Crohns disease has found that an imbalance in the normally diverse array of microorganisms that populate the intestines is more complex than previously thought, and that different treatments affect this imbalanced, or dysbiotic, intestinal microbiome in distinct ways. The findings may point to new avenues for the development of individualized microbial-targeted therapies for these patients. The research was led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and appears in the October 14 edition of Cell Host and Microbe.. Crohns disease is a debilitating affliction for all patients and is estimated to affect up to 80,000 children in the US. Pediatric patients can suffer additional problems that include stunted growth and delayed puberty, making the identification of effective treatments even more vital. Because immunosuppressant drugs can cause serious side effects, there is great interest in developing new treatments ...
Orbán, Csaba and Szabó, Dolóresz and Bajnok, Anna and Vásárhelyi, Barna and Tulassay, Tivadar and Arató, András and Veres, Gábor and Toldi, Gergely (2017) Altered activation of peripheral CD8+ T cells in pediatric Crohns disease. IMMUNOLOGY LETTERS, 185. pp. 48-51. ISSN 0165-2478 Béres, Nóra J and Szabó, Dolóresz and Kocsis, Dorottya and Szűcs, Dániel and Kiss, Zoltán and Müller, Katalin E and Lendvai, Gábor and Kiss, András and Arató, András and Sziksz, Erna and Vannay, Ádám and Szabó, Attila J and Veres, Gábor (2016) Role of Altered Expression of miR-146a, miR-155, and miR-122 in Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases, 22 (2). pp. 327-35. ISSN 1536-4844 Orbán, Csaba and Szabó, Dolóresz and Bajnok, Anna and Vásárhelyi, Barna and Tulassay, Tivadar and Arató, András and Veres, Gábor and Toldi, Gergely (2016) Altered calcium influx of peripheral Th2 cells in pediatric Crohns disease: infliximab may normalize activation ...
Results 93 patients (median age 16 years, range 2-20, 49 male) underwent SICUS; 58 had suspected and 35 established CD. In suspected CD, sensitivity and specificity of SICUS in detecting CD small bowel lesions were 81.82% and 100% and TUS 85.71% and 87.50%, respectively. In established CD, sensitivity and specificity of SICUS were 83.33% and 100% and TUS 80.00% and 100%, respectively. Agreement with ileocolonoscopy was fair for the presence of lesions (SICUS, κ=0.38, TUS, κ=0.31). Agreement between SICUS and ileocolonoscopy was good for detecting strictures (κ=0.66) with a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 97.62%. Comparing SICUS and TUS with MRE, agreement for the presence of lesions was κ=0.63 and 0.53, respectively. Agreement between SICUS and MRE was good for detecting strictures (κ=0.77) and fair for assessing dilatation (κ=0.45).. ...
|p|Ovasave® (TxCell SA, Valbonne, France) is an investigational, personalized T-cell immunotherapy intended to dampen autoreactive immune responses in patients with refractory Crohns disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Ovasave fast-track designation.|/p|
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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
The safety and effectiveness of Remicade in pediatric Crohns disease were assessed in a randomized study in 112 children who were 6 to 17 years old with moderately to severely active Crohns disease who had an inadequate response to conventional therapies. The proportion of these patients who achieved clinical response compared favorably with the proportion of adults in an earlier Remicade study in adult Crohns disease, and the pediatric trials results showed no new safety concerns not already expressed in the products current label ...
(Medical Xpress)-Patients suffering from severe Crohns disease who were no longer able to tolerate intravenous feedings were able to return to a normal oral diet and saw no clinical recurrences of the disease after undergoing ...
Computed tomography enterography is a radiologic approach that examines the small bowel in a more detailed fashion than routine computed tomography scanning. The CTE method uses the oral intake of large volumes of neutral contrast agents and rapid intravenous administration of iodinated contrast to improve visualization of the small bowel wall and its mural features.16 Unlike VCE, which only looks at the luminal surface of the bowel, CTE shows the radiologist and gastroenterologist not only the mucosal surface, but also the mural features of the bowel wall, which can be extremely helpful in cases of Crohns disease or malignancy. While CTE is most commonly known for its role in the evaluation of small bowel Crohns disease, it has expanded to also have roles in the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and in the detection of small bowel tumors. In regard to Crohns disease, the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria rates CTE as the most appropriate radiologic method in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cerebral thrombosis associated with active Crohns disease.. AU - Calderón, R.. AU - Cruz-Correa, M. R.. AU - Torres, E. A.. PY - 1998. Y1 - 1998. N2 - An increased incidence of cerebral thromboembolic events has been reported in young patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has been suggested that a hypercoagulable state is associated with clinical activity of the disease, with elevation of factors V, VIII, fibrinogen and platelets and a lowering of anti-thrombin III. We present the case of a 35 y/o male with refractory Crohns disease who complained of headaches, blurred vision and tonic-clonic seizures. The studies demonstrated an ischemic stroke of the left cerebral hemisphere, without vascular abnormalities. Elevation of factor VIII, platelets, and antithrombin III were found. The symptoms were relieved with medical treatment and the patient has continued in good health after resection of the diseased terminal ileum.. AB - An increased incidence of cerebral ...
In a study of patients with Crohns disease, cognitive response times were 10% slower than normal and significantly correlated with symptoms of active inflammation, including abdominal pain and fatigue. Notably, the response times in Crohns patients were slower than those assessed in people over the legal drink drive limit in most EU countries (blood alcohol content above 0.05 g/100ml) when assessed with the same computer-based cognitive test in a similar study by the same group. The results demonstrate the presence of mild cognitive impairment in Crohns patients and support patients frequent complaints of difficulties in concentration, clouding of thought and memory lapses. The study also demonstrated that Crohns patients had a higher median depression score and a poorer rating of sleep quality, which were associated with more severe cognitive impairment. Crohns disease, one of the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) alongside ulcerative colitis, has seen a sharp increase ...
Crohns disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with unknown origin. This study investigates the combined use of surgery and immuno modulation in Crohns disease. The outcome of medication and surgery in 371 operations on 237 patients between 1989 and 2006 were evaluated. Moreover the effects of prednisolone, azathioprine and infliximab on the healing of colo-colonic anastomosis in 84 mice with or without colitis were evaluated.. The use of thiopurines after abdominal surgery in selected cases of severe Crohns disease was found to prolong the time to clinical relapse of the disease from 24 to 53 months. Patients on postoperative maintenance therapy with azathioprine had a decreased symptomatic load over time and needed fewer steroid courses.. The use of thiopurines was found to be a risk factor of anastomotic complications in abdominal surgery for Crohns disease together with pre-operative intra-abdominal sepsis and colo-colonic anastomosis. The risk for anastomotic complications ...
Ileal lesions in Crohns disease (CD) patients are colonized by pathogenic adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC) able to adhere to and invade intestinal epithelial cells (IEC), and to survive within macrophages. The interaction of AIEC with IEC depends on bacterial factors mainly type 1 pili, flagella, and outer membrane proteins. In humans, proteases can act as host defence mechanisms to counteract bacterial colonization. The protease meprin, composed of multimeric complexes of the two subunits alpha and beta, is abundantly expressed in IECs. Decreased levels of this protease correlate with the severity of the inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of the present study was to analyze the ability of meprin to modulate the interaction of AIEC with IECs. In patients with ileal CD we observed decreased levels of meprins, in particular that of meprin β. Dose-dependent inhibition of the abilities of AIEC strain LF82 to adhere to and invade intestinal epithelial T84 cells was
182 patients (age range 18 to 74 y, 68% women) who had Crohn disease confined to the distal ileum, the ileocecal region, and the ascending colon verified by colonoscopy, small bowel follow-through, or barium enema within 24 months before randomization. Exclusion criteria were rectal Crohn disease, sepsis, abscess, perforation or active fistula, ileostomy, or colostomy; resection of , 100 cm of the ileum; need for immediate surgery; diabetes mellitus; active peptic ulcer disease; clinically important renal, hepatic, or cardiovascular disease or asthma; pregnancy or lactation; or allergy to glucocorticoids or mesalamine ...
Inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor-α have revolutionized management of Crohn disease (1). Since the approval of infliximab, a monoclonal chimeric antibody, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August 1998 and the European Medicines Agency in August 1999, millions of patients have been treated with it for inflammatory disorders, including Crohn disease. This drug and subsequently marketed biologics have substantially changed therapy for these potentially debilitating disorders and have transformed treatment paradigms from focusing on symptom control only to also aiming to heal the mucosa and preserve intestinal function (2). However, the gains have come at a price. The cost of these patent-protected drugs has been high, and medical expenses for patients, health care providers, and society at large have increased considerably. The manufacturer of infliximab had an extraordinary commercial success, with worldwide sales of $9.3 billion in 2014, before the advent of biosimilars (biologics ...
Colonic malignancy is a clinically significant complication of Crohn disease in patients with pancolitis beginning in childhood. Although the risk of malignancy in Crohn disease is not as high as that... more
Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Once considered rare in the pediatric population, it is recognized with increasing frequency among children of all ages.
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Cimzia® is the first and only PEGylated anti-TNFa. Cimzia® is dosed subcutaneously every four weeks after initial dosing, making it a convenient option for people with moderate to severe Crohns. Cimzia® has demonstrated a low incidence of injection site reactions and injection site pain in clinical trials. The most common reported adverse events in the pivotal studies were upper respiratory tract infection (cold, flu), urinary tract infection (bladder infection) and joint pain. As seen with the use of the other anti-TNFa agents, serious, but infrequent infections and malignancies have been reported ...
The team observed complicated behavior in 29% of children at diagnosis, and 59% at follow-up. Kaplan Meier survival estimates of the cumulative incidence of surgery were 20% at 3 years, and 34% at 5 years from diagnosis. Multivariate Cox models showed that both structuring behavior at diagnosis, and treatment with corticosteroids were associated with increased risk for surgery.. However, treatment with azathioprine was associated with decreased risk. Azathioprine was introduced earlier in the course of disease in patients not undergoing surgery than in patients requiring surgery. Dr Vernier Massouille s team concluded, Pediatric Crohns disease was characterized by frequent occurrence, with time, of a severe phenotype with extensive, complicated disease. Immunosuppressive therapy may improve the natural history of this disease and decrease the need for performing surgery. ...
About Soligenix, Inc.. Soligenix is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics. Soligenix is developing proprietary formulations of oral BDP (beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate) for the prevention/treatment of gastrointestinal disorders characterized by severe inflammation, including pediatric Crohns disease (SGX203), acute radiation enteritis (SGX201) and chronic Graft-versus-Host disease (orBec®), as well as developing its novel innate defense regulator (IDR) technology SGX942 for the treatment of oral mucositis. Through its BioDefense Division, Soligenix is developing countermeasures pursuant to the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Strategic Plan of 2011-2016 for inclusion in the US governments Strategic National Stockpile. Soligenixs biodefense products in development are a ...
Orbán, Csaba and Szabó, Dolóresz and Bajnok, Anna and Vásárhelyi, Barna and Tulassay, Tivadar and Arató, András and Veres, Gábor and Toldi, Gergely (2017) Altered activation of peripheral CD8+ T cells in pediatric Crohns disease. IMMUNOLOGY LETTERS, 185. pp. 48-51. ISSN 0165-2478 Kovács, Krisztián and Vásárhelyi, Barna and Mészáros, Katalin and Patócs, Attila and Karvaly, Gellért (2017) Az ösztrogénmetabolom biológiai és klinikai jelentősége lokális folyamatokban , The biological and clinical relevance of estrogen metabolome. Orvosi Hetilap, 158 (24). pp. 929-937. ISSN 0030-6002 Sava, Florentina and Toldi, Gergely and Treszl, András and Hajdú, Júlia and Harmath, Ágnes and Rigó, János and Tulassay, Tivadar and Vásárhelyi, Barna (2017) Immune cell subsets, cytokine and cortisol levels during the first week of life in neonates born to pre-eclamptic mothers. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 77 (6). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1046-7408 Ivancsó, I. and Bohács, A. and ...
Report Highlights. A better understanding of disease pathogenesis contributing to the development of novel therapeutics for Crohns Disease. In the coming years, the Crohns Disease market is set to change due to the rising awareness of the disease, and incremental healthcare spending across the world; which would expand the size of the market to enable the drug manufacturers to penetrate more into the market. The companies and academics that are working to assess challenges and seek opportunities that could influence Crohns Disease R&D. The therapies under development are focused on novel approaches to treat/improve the disease condition.. A detailed portfolio of major pharma players who are involved in fueling the Crohns Disease treatment market. Several potential therapies for Crohns Disease are under investigation. With the expected launch of these emerging therapies, it is expected that there will be a significant impact on the Crohns Disease market size in the coming years. Our ...
Report Highlights. A better understanding of disease pathogenesis contributing to the development of novel therapeutics for Crohns Disease. In the coming years, the Crohns Disease market is set to change due to the rising awareness of the disease, and incremental healthcare spending across the world; which would expand the size of the market to enable the drug manufacturers to penetrate more into the market. The companies and academics that are working to assess challenges and seek opportunities that could influence Crohns Disease R&D. The therapies under development are focused on novel approaches to treat/improve the disease condition.. A detailed portfolio of major pharma players who are involved in fueling the Crohns Disease treatment market. Several potential therapies for Crohns Disease are under investigation. With the expected launch of these emerging therapies, it is expected that there will be a significant impact on the Crohns Disease market size in the coming years. Our ...
Report Highlights. A better understanding of disease pathogenesis contributing to the development of novel therapeutics for Crohns Disease. In the coming years, the Crohns Disease market is set to change due to the rising awareness of the disease, and incremental healthcare spending across the world; which would expand the size of the market to enable the drug manufacturers to penetrate more into the market. The companies and academics that are working to assess challenges and seek opportunities that could influence Crohns Disease R&D. The therapies under development are focused on novel approaches to treat/improve the disease condition.. A detailed portfolio of major pharma players who are involved in fueling the Crohns Disease treatment market. Several potential therapies for Crohns Disease are under investigation. With the expected launch of these emerging therapies, it is expected that there will be a significant impact on the Crohns Disease market size in the coming years. Our ...
Intestinal transplant is a relatively new surgery for people whose intestines are failing. In some cases of severe Crohns disease or other illnesses, most of the small intestine may be removed. Some people have so much of their small intestine removed that their bodies no longer can absorb nutrients (short bowel syndrome). People with no functioning small intestine must receive nutrition through intravenous (IV) feeding, which is called total parenteral nutrition (TPN). TPN treatment can have life-threatening complications, including infection and liver failure.. During an intestinal transplant, a surgeon transplants the small intestine of a cadaver into a person with Crohns disease. In some cases, the liver or other digestive organs may be transplanted at the same time.. An intestinal transplant is an extremely difficult procedure that is done in only a few medical centers. A small percentage of people with Crohns disease are considered for this surgery. Intestinal transplants carry a high ...
HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans with Crohns disease are ending up in the hospital than in the past, according to a new federal study.. Crohns is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder that often leads to surgery for most with the disease.. Hospitalization rates for Crohns disease remained stable in the United States between 2003 and 2013. Thats a change from a study done from 1998 to 2004 that saw more than 4 percent increases in Crohns hospitalizations each year, researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.. The stable hospital rates are likely due to the 1998 introduction of a new class of biologic drugs. Examples of these medications used to treat Crohns disease include: adalimumab (Humira), infliximab (Remicade), certolizumab (Cimzia) and ustekinumab (Stelara), according to the U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.. Biologic drugs are effective at controlling the inflammation caused by Crohns ...
Crohns disease: Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on Crohns disease at PatientsLikeMe. 5,540 patients with Crohns disease experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, blood in stool, mucus in stool, and fatigue and use Adalimumab, Mesalamine, Infliximab, Budesonide, and Azathioprine to treat their Crohns disease and its symptoms.
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in Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology (2002), 37(7), 818-824. Background: Two-thirds to three-fourths of patients with either refractory luminal or fistulizing Crohn disease respond to infliximab treatment. The ability or inability to respond seems to persist over ... [more ▼]. Background: Two-thirds to three-fourths of patients with either refractory luminal or fistulizing Crohn disease respond to infliximab treatment. The ability or inability to respond seems to persist over time. Biological characteristics and/or genetic background can influence the response to treatment. The aim was to assess the value of C-reactive protein and TNF-alpha serum levels before treatment as well as the TNF -308 gene polymorphism in the prediction of response to infliximab treatment in Crohn disease. Methods: Two-hundred-and-twenty-six Crohn disease patients treated in the setting of an expanded access programme to infliximab in Belgium were studied. There were 136 refractory luminal diseases and 90 ...
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In Australia so see it each time inflix approval needed. Relys too much on diarrhoea which for me is controlled by pain killers im on. Also only looks at a 2 week window - I could be shocking beforehand but then improve just when the cdai is done. Not sure how they can improve on it and it at least provides some info. Better then nothing. I estimated my cdai as 438, guessing what crp is,at he moment - not sure how this reflects severity but am presently in hospital with abscesses and inflammation of small bowel - and picked up c diff too. So cdai is being skewed by painkillers and anti ds. Just needs to be used as one tool in the gis arsenal of not much else. haha ...
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OBJECTIVES:Several studies have investigated, with conflicting results, the risk factors for reoperation in Crohns disease (CD) patients. CARD15 gene variants have been identified as a major genetic risk factor for CD patients and associated with ileal disease, stenosis, and risk of surgery. However, data regarding the association between these variants and the need for reoperation are very few and conflicting. This study evaluated the risk factors of reoperation, including CARD15 gene variants.METHODS:A total of 253 consecutive CD patients, recruited in four Italian tertiary-care inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) referral centers, who had submitted to surgery for CD, were included in the study. Clinical characteristics of CD patients, time and main indications for surgery, type of operation, postoperative therapy, and time to second surgery were recorded. CARD15 gene variants were determined by DNA sequencing analysis in each center. Factors related to surgical recurrence, including CARD15 ...
Three different doses were given: 400, 800 and 1200 mg. At the end of the three months 62% of patients taking the 800 mg dose were in remission. A lower percentage (only 54% for 400 mg and 47% for 1200 mg) achieved remission. It is interesting how the highest dose was not the most effective. There might be some sweet spot to this type of medicine. Patients given the 400 and 800 mg doses also suffered from fewer side effects ...
Crohns disease may cause sores, or ulcers, that tunnel through the intestine and into the surrounding tissue, often around the anus and rectum. These abnormal tunnels, called fistulas, are a common complication of Crohns disease. They may get infected. Crohns disease can also cause anal fissures. These are narrow...
The aetiology of Crohns disease is largely unknown, but probably involves a combination of genetic, immunological and environmental factors. This chapter describes the incidence of Crohns disease and the methodological approaches used to investigate the aetiology. Exposures which could influence the risk of Crohns disease are discussed, including genetics, smoking, habitual diet, the gut microbiota and commonly prescribed medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral contraceptives. An overview of the clinical features of Crohns disease is also presented.. ...
Three common mutations in the CARD15 (NOD2) gene are known to be associated with susceptibility to Crohn disease (CD), and genetic data suggest a gene dosage model with an increased risk of 2-4-fold in heterozygotes and 20-40-fold in homozygotes. However, the discovery of numerous rare variants of CARD15 indicates that some heterozygotes for the common mutations have a rare mutation on the other CARD15 allele, which would support a recessive model for CD. We addressed this issue by screening CARD15 for mutations in 100 CD patients who were heterozygous for one of the three common mutations. We also developed a strategy for evaluating potential disease susceptibility alleles (DSAs) that involves assessing the degree of evolutionary conservation of involved residues, predicted effects on protein structure and function, and genotyping in a large sample of cases and controls. The evolutionary analysis was aided by sequencing the entire coding region of CARD15 in three primates (chimp, gibbon, and ...
The trial did not prove clinical efficacy of ISIS-2302 based on the primary endpoint. Positive trends were observed in some of the secondary endpoints.Only 2 of 60 (3.3%) ISIS-2302-treated and no placebo patients reached the primary endpoint. Steroid-free remission at week 26 (secondary endpoint) was reached in 8 of 60 (13.3%) active treatment and 1 of 15 (6.7%) placebo patients. A greater proportion of ISIS-2302-treated than placebo patients achieved a steroid dose ,10 mg/day at weeks 14 and 26 (48.3% vs. 33.3% and 55.0% vs. 40.0%, respectively, and a glucocorticoid dose of 0 mg [prednisone equivalent] at week 26 [23.3% vs. 6.7%, respectively]). Treatment with ISIS-2302 was safe. The most common side effects were injection site reactions in the active treatment group (23% in ISIS-2302-treated patients vs. none in placebo patients). No statistically significant differences in the frequency of side effects were detected between dose groups.A dose-interval, multicenter, placebo-controlled trial ...
The natural history of Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized by recurrent exacerbations interspersed with periods of inactive disease. The goal of therapy should be to...
Results from an open-label extension study of two Abbott pivotal studies, CHARM and GAIN, demonstrate that adult moderate-to-severe Crohns patients treated with HUMIRA(R) (adalimumab)