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Zhao J.,Wuhan University | Zhao J.,General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command | Ng S.C.,Chinese University of Hong Kong | Lei Y.,Hubei Clinical Center | And 23 more authors.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases | Year: 2013

Background: Previously a disease of the West and rarely seen in China, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is now increasing in incidence in China. However, its true incidence is unknown. The incidence of IBD in Wuhan, a major city in central China, was investigated using populationbased methods. Methods: A prospective, population-based IBD incidence study was conducted between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010. New IBD cases were identified by gastroenterologists and from hospital case records in 17 central hospitals covering the health care service of central Wuhan. Cases were confirmed by follow-up and assessed by a specialist IBD group every 3 months. The population at risk was 6,085,556. Results: Overall, 131 new cases of IBD were identified during the 1-year period, including 97 cases of ulcerative colitis (UC) and 34 cases of Crohn's disease (CD). The age-adjusted incidence for all IBD, UC, and CD were 1.96 per 100,000 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.62-2.30 per 100,000), 1.45 (95% CI, 1.16-1.75), and 0.51 (95% CI, 0.33-0.68), respectively. CD affected the small bowel only in 15%, colon only in 24%, and ileocolonic in 61%. CD often presented with complicated phenotype: inflammatory (44%), stricturing (29%), and penetrating (24%). Among patients with UC, complications included proctitis (34.5%), left-sided colitis (44.6%), and extensive colitis (19.5%). Conclusions: There is a substantial incidence of IBD in China. Although still lower than in the West, the emergence of IBD will necessitate specific health care planning and education and offers the possibility of identifying causative factors in a population with a rapidly increasing incidence. Copyright © 2013 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Wang W.,Wuhan University | Chen L.,Wuhan University | Zhou R.,Wuhan University | Zhou R.,Hubei Clinical Center | And 6 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2014

Dysbiosis in the intestinal microbiota of persons with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been described, but there are still varied reports on changes in the abundance of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus organisms in patients with IBD. The aim of this investigation was to compare the compositions of mucosa-associated and fecal bacteria in patients with IBD and in healthy controls (HCs). Fecal and biopsy samples from 21 HCs, 21 and 15 Crohn's disease (CD) patients, and 34 and 29 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, respectively, were analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR targeting the 16S rRNA gene. The bacterial numbers were transformed into relative percentages for statistical analysis. The proportions of bacteria were uniformly distributed along the colon regardless of the disease state. Bifidobacterium was significantly increased in the biopsy specimens of active UC patients compared to those in the HCs (4.6% versus 2.1%, P=0.001), and the proportion of Bifidobacterium was significantly higher in the biopsy specimens than in the fecal samples in active CD patients (2.7% versus 2.0%, P=0.012). The Lactobacillus group was significantly increased in the biopsy specimens of active CD patients compared to those in the HCs (3.4% versus 2.3%, P= 0.036). Compared to the HCs, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii was sharply decreased in both the fecal and biopsy specimens of the active CD patients (0.3% versus 14.0%, P<0.0001 for fecal samples; 0.8% versus 11.4%, P<0.0001 for biopsy specimens) and the active UC patients (4.3% versus 14.0%, P=0.001 for fecal samples; 2.8% versus 11.4%, P<0.0001 for biopsy specimens). In conclusion, Bifidobacterium and the Lactobacillus group were increased in active IBD patients and should be used more cautiously as probiotics during the active phase of IBD. Butyrate-producing bacteria might be important to gut homeostasis. Copyright © 2014, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

Yi F.,Wuhan University | Zhao J.,Hubei Clinical Center | Luckheeram R.V.,Hubei Clinical Center | Lei Y.,Hubei Clinical Center | And 6 more authors.
Virology Journal | Year: 2013

Background: The etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not clear and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is often associated with IBD patients. The etiologic link between IBD and CMV infection needs to be studied. The objective of the present study is to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of CMV in a cohort of IBD patients from Central China. Methods. Two hundred and twenty six IBD patients (189 ulcerative colitis (UC) and 37 patients with Crohn's disease (CD)), and 290 age and sex matched healthy controls were recruited. CMV DNA was detected by nested PCR, while serum anti-CMV IgG and anti-CMV IgM was determined by ELISAs. Colonoscopy/enteroscopy with biopsy of diseased tissues and subsequent H&E stain were then conducted in IBD patients with positive anti-CMV IgM. Finally, we analyzed the prevalence and clinical risk factors of CMV infection in IBD patients. Results: The prevalence of CMV DNA and anti-CMV IgG positive rate in IBD patients were 84.07% and 76.11%, respectively, higher than those in healthy controls (59.66% and 50.69%, respectively, P < 0.05), However, anti-CMV IgM positive rate was no different with healthy controls (1.77% vs 0.34%, P = 0.235). In univariate analysis of risk factors, the recent use of corticosteroid was associated with increase of CMV DNA and IgM positive rate in UC (P = 0.035 and P = 0.015, respectively), aminosalicylic acid drug therapy was correlated with positivity of CMV DNA and IgG in UC and CMV DNA in CD (P = 0.041, P < 0.001 and P = 0.014, respectively), the treatment of immunosuppresent was correlated with CMV IgM (P < 0.001). Furthermore, patients with severe UC were significantly associated with CMV DNA and IgM (P = 0.048 and P = 0.031, respectively). Malnutrition (albumin < 35 G/L) was also found to be related with CMV recent infection (P = 0.031). In multivariate analysis of risk factors in UC, pancolitis was significantly associated with CMV DNA positivity (P = 0.001). Severe UC and pancolitis seemed to be related with IgG positivity. For CD, there was just single factor associated with CMV positive in each group, multivariate analysis was unnecessary. Conclusions: CMV positive rate in IBD patients was significantly higher, than in healthy controls. The use of aminosalicylic acid, corticosteroid, immunosuppressants, pancolitis and severe IBD patients seemed to be more susceptible to CMV infection in univariate analysis of risk factors. However, no risk factor was found to be significantly correlated with CMV infection in multivariate analysis of risk factors. © 2013 Yi et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Xu S.,Wuhan University | Zhou F.,Wuhan University | Zhou F.,Hubei Clinical Center | Tao J.,BGI Shenzhen | And 10 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Background: Genetic variants make some contributions to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). More than 100 susceptibility loci were identified in Western IBD studies, but susceptibility gene has not been found in Chinese IBD patients till now. Sequencing of individuals with an IBD family history is a powerful approach toward our understanding of the genetics and pathogenesis of IBD. The aim of this study, which focuses on a Han Chinese CD family, is to identify high-risk variants and potentially novel loci using whole exome sequencing technique. Methods: Exome sequence data from 4 individuals belonging to a same family were analyzed using bioinformatics methods to narrow down the variants associated with CD. The potential risk genes were further analyzed by genotyping and Sanger sequencing in family members, additional 401 healthy controls (HC), 278 sporadic CD patients, 123 UC cases, a pair of monozygotic CD twins and another Chinese CD family. Results: From the CD family in which the father and daughter were affected, we identified a novel single nucleotide variant (SNV) c.374T>C (p.I125T) in exon 4 of discs large homolog 1 (DLG1), a gene has been reported to play mutiple roles in cell proliferation, T cell polarity and T cell receptor signaling. After genotyping among case and controls, a PLINK analysis showed the variant was of significance (P<0.05). 4 CD patients of the other Chinese family bore another non-synonymous variant c.833G>A (p.R278Q) in exon 9 of DLG1. Conclusions: We have discovered novel genetic variants in the coding regions of DLG1 gene, the results support that DLG1 is a novel potential susceptibility gene for CD in Chinese patients. © 2014 Xu et al.

Wang F.,Hubei University | Wang F.,Hubei Clinical Center | Lin X.,Hubei University | Lin X.,Hubei Clinical Center | And 4 more authors.
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology | Year: 2015

Background: Anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) agents have considerable advances in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These drugs carry possible risk of adverse symptoms, and no meta-analysis has examined this issue and the potential duration-response relationship. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess duration-response relationship between anti-TNF-α agents and risk of adverse symptoms from all available randomized control trials (RCTs) with placebo arms in IBD. Methods: PubMed, OVID, and Cochrane Library were searched to January 2015. The RCTs comparing anti-TNF-α therapy with placebo in adults with IBD were eligible. We estimated pooled relative risks (RRs) of adverse symptoms for anti-TNF-α therapy and examined both non-linear and linear duration-response relations between therapy duration and significant related adverse symptoms. Results: Twenty-three RCTs with 7325 patients were included. Adverse symptoms of headache, nausea/vomit, abdominal pain, fever, and arthralgia showed no significant relationship with anti-TNF-α therapy, respectively. Fatigue was significantly associated with anti-TNF-α therapy (RR 1.35, 95 % confidence interval (CI) 1.01-1.81), and subgroup analysis indicated that long therapy duration (>30 weeks) and combination without azathioprine (AZA) were two risk factors for the occurrence of fatigue (RR 1.74, 95 % CI 1.03-2.93; RR 1.65, 95 % CI 1.13-2.40). In the trials without AZA combination, there was a linear duration-response relationship between therapy duration and risk of fatigue (P∈=∈0.0217), and duration of 35 weeks increased the risk of fatigue by 50 %. Conclusion: This meta-analysis suggested a promotive effect of anti-TNF-α therapy to the occurrence of fatigue, and for the anti-TNF-α therapy without AZA combination, a linear duration-response relationship existed between therapy duration and risk of fatigue. © 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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