Research Article

Significance of Esophageal Eosinophilia in Children with Crohn’s Disease

Gunasekaran VS*, Wild Y, Schwartz A, Heyman MB and Verstraete S
Background: Studies document an association between Crohn's Disease (CD) and Esophageal Eosinophilia (EE), but its consequences are not yet clear. Aims: Compare a group of children with CD and EE (EE+) with a control group without EE (EE-). Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of 148 pediatric patients with CD seen at the University of California San Francisco Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program between February 2003 and May 2016. EE was defined as >15 eosinophils/HPF on at least one esophageal...

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Comparison of Completion Rate and Diagnostic Yield for Endoscopically Placed Versus Swallowed Capsule Endoscopy in Hospitalized Patients

Sasser HB* and Brock AS
This is a retrospective study comparing completion rate and diagnostic yield of Capsule Endoscopy (CE) when placed endoscopically versus swallowed in hospitalized patients who have undergone same-day upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, or bidirectional endoscopy. We analyzed patient characteristics, completion rate, and diagnostic yield for endoscopically placed and swallowed...

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Esophageal Stricture in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis;Short Segment vs. Narrow Caliber Esophagus

Gunasekaran TS*, Vijayalakhsmi Kory, Yu Li, Evelyn Angulo and James Berman
Patients with EoE are classified as inflammatory or fibrostenotic, and strictures are an established complication of EoE. We describe EoE pediatric patients with esophageal strictures of the short segmental (SSE) and Narrow Caliber Esophagus (NCE) types. Aim: Compare clinical features, endoscopy, biopsy, treatment including dilation and outcomes of pediatric patients with SS vs NCE....