Journal article

Accuracy of gastrointestinal ultrasound and calprotectin in the assessment of inflammation and its location in patients with an ileoanal pouch.

Zaid S Ardalan, Antony B Friedman, Danny Con, Sujievvan Chandran, David Gibson, Alan Pham, Peter De Cruz, Kwang Tay, Stephen Bell, Ourania Rosella, Miles P Sparrow, Peter R Gibson

J Crohns Colitis | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In symptomatic patients with ileoanal pouches, pouchoscopy is needed for accurate diagnosis, but is invasive. We aimed to assess the utility of non-invasive gastrointestinal ultrasound and faecal calprotectin in ileoanal pouch patients. METHODS: Patients with an ileoanal pouch were consecutively enrolled in this cross-sectional study from clinics in Victoria, Australia. The pouchitis disease activity index was used as a reference standard. Video-recorded pouchoscopies were reviewed by three gastroenterologists. Pouch, pre-pouch and cuff biopsies were reviewed by a single pathologist. Ultrasound was performed by a single gastroenterologist transabdominally and transperine..

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