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The inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are common, chronic disorders that cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal bleeding. To identify genetic factors that might contribute to these disorders, we performed a genome-wide association study. We found a highly significant association between Crohn's disease and the(More)
Several risk factors for Crohn's disease have been identified in recent genome-wide association studies. To advance gene discovery further, we combined data from three studies on Crohn's disease (a total of 3,230 cases and 4,829 controls) and carried out replication in 3,664 independent cases with a mixture of population-based and family-based controls. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), comprising primarily of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is increasingly prevalent in racial and ethnic minorities. This study was undertaken to characterize racial differences in disease phenotype in a predominantly adult population. METHODS Phenotype data on 830 non-Hispanic white, 127(More)
Nuclear Factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) is a major transcription regulator of immune response, apoptosis and cell-growth control genes, and is upregulated in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), both ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease. The NFKB1 gene encodes the NF-kappaB p105/p50 isoforms. Genome-wide screens in IBD families show evidence for linkage on(More)
The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are common causes of morbidity in children and young adults in the western world. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study in early-onset IBD involving 3,426 affected individuals and 11,963 genetically matched controls recruited through international(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple factors, particularly IBD family history, tobacco use, age at diagnosis and recently, NOD2 mutant genotypes may influence Crohn's disease (CD) heterogeneity. METHODS We performed a multicenter retrospective record analysis of 275 unrelated patients with CD. Age at diagnosis, IBD family history, Jewish ethnicity, tobacco use at(More)
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are associated with expression differences in genes involved in immune function, wound healing, and tissue remodeling. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNAs that act as potent negative regulators of gene expression and are differentially expressed in chronic inflammatory diseases, including(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis (UC) are associated with differential expression of genes involved in inflammation and tissue remodeling. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which direct mRNA degradation and translational inhibition, influence a number of disease processes. We examined whether miRNAs are differentially(More)
he AGA Institute Medical Position Panel consisted of the authors of the technical review, a community-based gastroenterologist Robert P. McCabe, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology), academic-based gastroenterologists (Themistocles Dassopoulos, MD, James . Lewis, MD, and Thomas A. Ullman, MD), an insurance provider representative (Tom James III, MD Physician(More)
BACKGROUND Recent epidemiological studies suggest that the prevalences of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are increasing in the United States. We sought to determine whether nationwide rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) hospitalizations have increased in response to temporal trends in prevalence. METHODS We identified all(More)