Article

Incidence and risk of intestinal and extra-intestinal complications in Medicaid patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a 5-year population-based study.

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences (Impact Factor: 2.26). 06/2010; 55(6):1689-95. DOI: 10.1007/s10620-010-1236-z
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Intestinal and extra-intestinal complications are associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but their exact incidence is not well known. In order to improve our understanding of their incidence and impact, we assessed the complications associated with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in a population-based study in Medicaid patients.
We utilized a retrospective cohort design and identified cases of UC and CD using Medi-Cal, the Medicaid program for the State of California. The disease cohort was age- and gender-matched to four controls each and the intestinal and extra-intestinal complications of CD and UC (analyzed separately) were studied over a period of 5 years following the initial diagnosis.
For UC, the total number of intestinal complications, per 100 cases, was 92 observed compared to 21 expected; the total number of extra-intestinal complications was 42 observed compared to 30 expected. For CD, the number of intestinal complications was 81 observed compared to 20 expected and for extra-intestinal complications, 37 observed compared to 26 expected (all p < 0.001). For both UC and CD, bleeding was the most frequently seen intestinal complication, while the most common extra-intestinal complication was osteoporosis.
IBD is associated with several intestinal and extra-intestinal complications of variable incidence and risk. Success of therapeutic regimens should be measured by decreases in incidence, risks, and costs of these complications, in addition to the usual impact on disease activity.

0 Bookmarks
 · 
69 Views
  • Source
    Inflammopharmacology 05/2011; 19(4):183-6.
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: To demonstrate a high prevalence of extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) in a prospective population-based cohort of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients at first diagnosis as well as during the early course of the disease.
    World journal of gastroenterology : WJG. 09/2014; 20(34):12269-76.
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Complications associated with Crohn's disease (CD) are common and influence treatment decisions and outcomes. Appropriate early treatment may offer a therapeutic advantage to patients. The aim of our study was to indentify predictive factors for occurrence of complications at the time of CD diagnosis. The study population consisted of 269 CD patients treated during a ten year period. Risk factors compared between complicated and non-complicated disease included phenotypical characteristics, disease classification and the presence of NOD2/CARD15 mutations and single nucleotide polymorphisms in selected autophagy and phagosome genes. Complete data was obtained for 146 patients with an average follow up of 12years. Sixty five patients (44%) developed a complication during follow up. The only independent risk factors associated with developing a complication were smoking and male gender. There was no association between developing complications and the presence of selected SNPs (P=0.07 for Tyrosine residue on both alleles in NCF4 SNP rs4821544 and P=0.06 for a Guanine residue on both alleles in ATG16L SNP rs2241880). Multivariate analysis using a backwards logistic regression model left only male gender as an independent statistically significant association with complicated disease (OR 2.6017, 95% CI: 1.17 to 5.75). The median time to developing a complication was 4years, and the most common complication was the need for surgical intervention (54%). In the present study, a risk factor for developing CD complication was male gender. Further studies are warranted to assess additional risk factors and how such findings should affect therapy.
    Journal of Crohn s and Colitis 12/2011; 5(6):592-7. · 3.56 Impact Factor