Intestinal Ultrasound for the Pediatric Gastroenterologist: A Guide for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Monitoring in Children: Expert Consensus on Behalf of the International Bowel Ultrasound Group (IBUS) Pediatric Committee.
Bowel ultrasound is evolving and are getting more up take around the world, this paper by the International Intestinal Bowel US group pediatric committee highlights the need for standardization in the teaching and performing of bowel US in children and the research gaps in this area.
KEYWORDS: IBD, intestinal ultrasound, pediatric
Unfermented β-fructan Fibers Fuel Inflammation in Select Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients.
HK Armstrong, M Bording-Jorgensen, DM Santer, Z Zhang, R Valcheva, M Rieger, JSH Kim, SI Dijk, R Mahmood, O Ogungbola, J Jovel, F Moreau, H Gorman, R Dickner, J Jerasi, IK Mander, D Lafleur, C Cheng, A Petrova, TL Jeanson, A Mason, CM Sergi, A Levine, K Chadee, D Armstrong, S Rauscher, CN Bernstein, MW Carroll, HQ Huynh, J Walter, KL Madsen, LA Dieleman, E Wine
In this study we used biopsies collected from EPIC patients to show, for the first time, that some children with IBD may have a negative reaction to select fibres, likely due to changes in their microbes. We then identified factors that could predict which patient should receive specific fibres, which is now being investigated in a new research study.
KEYWORDS: dietary fibers, microbiome, IBD, fermentation
Pediatric Patient and Caregiver Satisfaction With the Use of Transabdominal Bowel Ultrasound in the Assessment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Bowel ultrasound performed in our IBD clinic was found to be a very acceptable by our patients and it improve their understanding of their disease.
KEYWORDS: Crohn disease, noninvasive, TABUS, ulcerative colitis
Growth Delay in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Significance, Causes, and Management
In this review paper, we discussed how growth and development are affected in children with IBD and offer some thoughts on patient management and future research directions.
KEYWORDS: Bone mass; Crohn disease; Height; Puberty; Ulcerative colitis; Weight.
Host Immunoglobulin G Selectively Identifies Pathosymbionts in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.
H Armstrong, M Alipour, R Valcheva, M Bording-Jorgensen, J Jovel, D Zaidi, P Shah, Y Lou, C Ebeling, AL Mason, D Lafleur, J Jerasi, GKS Wong, K Madsen, MW Carroll, HQ Huynh, LA Dieleman, E Wine
This paper, performed by Dr. Wine’s lab and EPIC, using samples collected from our patients during colonoscopy, has found a new method for isolating microbes (bacteria) that are likely to be involved in causing IBD in children.
KEYWORDS: microbiome, IBD, method, colonoscopy
Global Variation in Use of Enteral Nutrition for Pediatric Crohn Disease.
M Lawley, JW Wu, VM Navas-López, HQ Huynh, MW Carroll, M Chen, P Medvedev, AS Day, S Hussey, R Sigall-Boneh, A Levine, E Wine
Our team developed an international survey to identify the challenges in nutritional therapy in children with Crohn disease, which is allowing us to figure out how to improve this treatment and come up with better solutions.
KEYWORDS: Crohn disease, survey, EEN