Wael El-Matary

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The aim of this study was to examine bone mineral density and serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D in relation to disease activity in children newly diagnosed with IBD. In a cross-sectional analytic study, 60 children newly diagnosed with IBD (39 with Crohn’s disease [CD], mean age 12.2 ± 2.1 years; and 21 with ulcerative colitis [UC], mean age 12.4 ± 3.7 years) were(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Long-term effects of using enteral feed therapy to induce remission in paediatric Crohn's disease are poorly documented. The aim of this study is to examine the short and long-term impact of enteral nutrition as primary therapy for children with newly diagnosed Crohn's disease. METHODS Since 1994, a data base was set up in Bristol for(More)
Apley, working in Bristol, UK, defined recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in 1958. After extensive investigations, he found that 8% of children presenting to his clinic with RAP had an organic pathology. The aims of this study were to identify (1) causes of RAP using modern methodology, (2) factors associated with organic RAP and (3) children with none-organic(More)
BACKGROUND Although gastrostomy tube insertion - whether endoscopic or open - is generally safe, procedure-related complications have been reported. OBJECTIVE To compare gastrostomy tube insertion-related complications between percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and open gastrostomy at a single pediatric centre. METHODS The charts of children (younger(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often do not take their medications as prescribed. OBJECTIVE To examine self-reported adherence rates in IBD patients at the Stollery Children's Hospital (Edmonton, Alberta) and to determine predictors of medication adherence. METHODS A survey was mailed to 212 pediatric IBD patients of the(More)
Esophageal foreign body (FB) impaction is a common emergency in children. The goal of this study was to compare rigid versus flexible endoscopy in esophageal FB extraction in children. In a retrospective cohort study with consecutive data, children with esophageal FB impaction who were admitted between January 2005 and December 2008 to the Stollery(More)
Idiopathic fibrosing pancreatitis, a rare cause of obstructive jaundice and abdominal pain in children, which has certain features in common with the emerging entity of autoimmune pancreatitis as described in adults, has frequently been managed surgically. We present our experience of successful conservative management of this condition in children. Three(More)
AIMS The aim was to systematically review the evidence on the clinical usefulness of thiopurine metabolite and white blood count (WBC) monitoring in the assessment of clinical outcomes in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials and http://www.clinicaltrials.gov were screened(More)
Dear Sir: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become a popular treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in all age groups.1,2 A recent systematic review as shown a high resolution rate of 92%.3 In addition, it has been successfully explored for other indications like ulcerative colitis.4 In their recent article, Mattila et al(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that thalidomide may be effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIM To review the evidence examining the efficacy and safety of thalidomide for inducing and maintaining remission in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL),(More)