Saqib Mumtaz

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Symptoms compatible with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but it is unclear whether this relates to occult IBD activity. We attempted to resolve this issue in a secondary care population by using a cross-sectional study design. METHODS We analyzed Rome III IBS symptoms, disease(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Some studies have found that patients with idiopathic bile acid diarrhea (BAD) present with symptoms of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS). However, these studies either were retrospective, did not define D-IBS according to current criteria, or included patients with chronic functional diarrhea. We performed a(More)
BACKGROUND Many physicians do not consider the diagnosis of bile acid malabsorption in patients with chronic diarrhea, or do not have access to testing. We examined yield of 23-seleno-25-homo-tauro-cholic acid (SeHCAT) scanning in chronic diarrhea patients, and attempted to identify predictors of a positive test. METHODS Consecutive patients with chronic(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a move toward patient-reported outcome measures as end points in clinical trials of novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the association between patient-reported symptoms and mucosal inflammation, and the influence of psychological factors, remains unclear. We examined this in a secondary care population. (More)
BACKGROUND Patient education forms a cornerstone of management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Internet has opened new avenues for information gathering. AIM To determine the relationship between different information sources and patient knowledge and anxiety in patients with IBD. METHODS The use of information sources in patients with IBD was(More)
AIM Patients who have had colorectal adenomas removed are at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer in the future. We sought to determine whether surveillance colonoscopy at 5 years in low-risk postpolypectomy patients is necessary and effective. METHOD UK multicentre retrospective study. Patients diagnosed with 'low-risk' colorectal adenomas(More)
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in approximately 70% of patients, with ulcerative colitis (UC) being the most common subtype of IBD identified. There is a paucity of data on the optimum management strategy for IBD flares in the post-liver transplant patient, particularly when refractory to(More)