Jolanda M. Denham

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OBJECTIVE Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic esophageal inflammatory condition with a paucity of information on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The objective of the study was to report on the measurement properties of the PedsQL EoE Module. METHODS The PedsQL EoE Module was completed in a multisite study by 196 pediatric patients with EoE(More)
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune condition affecting the small intestine, triggered by the ingestion of gluten, the protein fraction of wheat, barley, and rye. There is a strong linkage between CD and HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 haplotypes. Multiple case reports and small series suggest concordance between CD and other autoimmune disorders. This paper provides(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to compare the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and worry of pediatric patients with functional GI disorders (FGIDs) and organic GI diseases to healthy controls utilizing the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory™ (PedsQL™) Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Worry Scales for patient self-reports ages 5-18 years and parent(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to report on the measurement properties of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) Gastrointestinal Symptoms Module for patients with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders (FGIDs) and organic GI diseases, hereafter referred to as "GI disorders," for patient self-report ages between 5 and 18 and parent(More)
BACKGROUND Patient-reported outcomes are essential in determining the broad impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and treatments from the patient's perspective. The primary study objectives were to compare the gastrointestinal symptoms and worry of pediatric patients with IBD with matched healthy controls and to compare Crohn's disease and ulcerative(More)
The differential diagnosis of abdominal pain is broad in any child, and further complicated in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Acute causes of abdominal pain may require emergent surgery, such as for appendicitis or obstruction caused by a bezoar. Rapid intervention is necessary and life-saving in children with SCD and acute splenic or hepatic(More)
To determine whether upper gastrointestinal endoscopy poses a risk to patients with arthritis of the neck, 486 members of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia were surveyed by postal questionnaire. Replies were obtained from 323 members. More than 1.5 million endoscopies were covered and 11 respondents had experienced major complications related to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate the multidimensional gastrointestinal symptoms predictors of generic health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease from the perspectives of pediatric patients and parents. METHODS The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Gastrointestinal Symptoms Scales and(More)