Use of Intestinal Ultrasound to Monitor Crohn's Disease Activity.

  title={Use of Intestinal Ultrasound to Monitor Crohn's Disease Activity.},
  author={Torsten F Kucharzik and Bianca Maria Wittig and Ulf Helwig and Norbert Boerner and Alexander R{\"o}ssler and Stefan Rath and Christian Maaser},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={15 4},
BACKGROUND & AIMS We performed a multicenter study to determine whether transabdominal bowel wall ultrasonography, a noninvasive procedure that does not require radiation, can be used to monitor progression of Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS We performed a 12-month prospective, noninterventional study at 47 sites in Germany, from December 2010 through September 2014. Our study included 234 adult patients with CD who experienced a flare, defined as Harvey-Bradshaw index score of ≥7. All patients… CONTINUE READING
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