K Papamichael

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BACKGROUND Subjects maintained on infliximab scheduled therapy for inflammatory bowel disease may require dose optimization due to secondary loss of response. There are limited data on infliximab dose optimization for ulcerative colitis. AIMS To investigate dose optimization in ulcerative colitis patients with secondary loss of response. METHODS This(More)
Antiglycan antibodies have recently been reported to be associated with Crohn’s disease (CD). These antibodies include anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae mannan antibodies (ASCA), anti-laminariobioside carbohydrate antibodies (ALCA), anti-chitobioside carbohydrate antibodies (ACCA), and anti-mannobioside carbohydrate antibodies (AMCA). The aim of this study was(More)
: Primary nonresponse and primary nonremission are important limitations of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists, occurring in 10% to 40% and 50% to 80% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, respectively. The magnitude of primary nonresponse differs between phase III clinical trials and cohort studies, indicating differences, e.g., in definition,(More)
OBJECTIVES Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis are chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) often associated with axial and/or peripheral arthritis. Antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) are highly specific for rheumatoid arthritis, whereas their role in IBD remains unclear. Antitumour necrosis factor-alpha agents(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Mucosal healing is an independent predictor of sustained clinical remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) treated with infliximab. We investigated whether infliximab concentrations during induction therapy are associated with short-term mucosal healing (STMH) in patients with UC. METHODS We performed a retrospective,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Monitoring serum concentrations of tumor necrosis factor antagonists in patients receiving these drugs as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), also called therapeutic drug monitoring, is performed either after patient loss of response (reactive drug monitoring) or in patients in clinical remission in which the drug is titrated(More)
The infliximab (IFX) has dramatically improved the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD). However, the need for predictive factors, indicative of patients' response to IFX, has yet to be met. In the current study, proteomics technologies were employed in order to monitor for differences in protein expression in a cohort of patients following IFX administration,(More)
BACKGROUND Infliximab has shown efficacy at preventing post operative recurrence (POR) of Crohn's disease (CD). This study aimed at evaluating whether adalimumab can prevent and treat POR of CD. METHODS This prospective, single-center, open-label, two-year study included 23 patients who had undergone ileocecal resection for refractory or complicated CD(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Mucosal healing is associated with favourable therapeutic outcomes in patients with ulcerative colitis [UC]. We investigated whether adalimumab concentrations during induction therapy are associated with short-term mucosal healing [STMH] in UC patients. METHODS This was a retrospective, single-centre study including consecutive UC(More)
Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection is a leading world-wide infectious disease as it affects more than half of the world population and causes chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric malignancies. The infection elicits a chronic cellular inflammatory response in the gastric mucosa. However, the effects of this local inflammation may not be(More)