Intestinal Research
‘Intestinal Research’ (Intest Res) is the joint official publication of the Asian Organization for Crohn's and Colitis (AOCC), Chinese Society of IBD (CSIBD), Japanese Society for IBD (JSIBD), Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases (KASID), Taiwan Society of IBD (TSIBD) and Colitis Crohn's Foundation (India) (CCF, india).
The aim of the Journal is to provide broad and in-depth analysis of intestinal diseases, especially inflammatory bowel disease, which shows increasing tendency and significance.As a Journal specialized in clinical and translational research in gastroenterology, it encompasses multiple aspects of diseases originated from the small and large intestines.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 163~324
Editorials
Is once daily multimatrix mesalazine therapy effective regardless of the dose in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis?
Seong Ran Jeon
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 163-165  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.163 PDF PubMed Central
Can water insufflation and carbon dioxide overcome the difficulties of colonoscope insertion?
Choong-Kyun Noh, and Kee Myung Lee
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 166-167  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.166 PDF PubMed Central
Statements
Predicting outcomes to optimize disease management in inflammatory bowel disease in Japan: their differences and similarities to Western countries
Taku Kobayashi, Tadakazu Hisamatsu, Yasuo Suzuki et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 168-177  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.168 PDF PubMed Central
Evidence-based consensus on opportunistic infections in inflammatory bowel disease (republication)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Chinese Medical Association
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 178-193  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.178 PDF PubMed Central
Reviews
Management of inflammatory bowel disease in older persons: evolving paradigms
Saurabh Kedia, Jimmy K. Limdi, and Vineet Ahuja
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 194-208  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.194 PDF PubMed Central
Why is it so difficult to evaluate faecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment for ulcerative colitis?
Natalie Grace Fairhurst, and Simon P. L. Travis
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 209-215  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.209 PDF PubMed Central
Original Articles
Characteristics and management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease between a secondary and tertiary hospitals: a propensity score analysis
Ki Hwan Song, Eun Soo Kim, Yoo Jin Lee et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 216-222  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.216 PDF PubMed Central
Trough level of infliximab is useful for assessing mucosal healing in Crohn's disease: a prospective cohort study
Akihiro Koga, Toshiyuki Matsui, Noritaka Takatsu et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 223-232  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.223 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File
Tofacitinib induction and maintenance therapy in East Asian patients with active ulcerative colitis: subgroup analyses from three phase 3 multinational studies
Satoshi Motoya, Mamoru Watanabe, Hyo Jong Kim et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 233-245  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.233 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File
Characterization of the fecal microbiota differs between age groups in Koreans
Sun-Young Kook, Yunjeong Kim, Ben Kang et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 246-254  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.246 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File
Comparison of efficacy of once daily multimatrix mesalazine 2.4 g/day and 4.8 g/day with other 5-aminosalicylic acid preparation in active ulcerative colitis: a randomized, double-blind study
Haruhiko Ogata, Tadashi Yokoyama, Seiichi Mizushima et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 255-266  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.255 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File
Is Clostridium difficile infection a real threat in patients with ulcerative colitis? A prospective, multicenter study in Korea
Dae Bum Kim, Kang-Moon Lee, Sang Hyoung Park et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 267-272  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.267 PDF PubMed Central
Original Articles
Evaluation of the drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test for diagnosing mesalazine allergy
Daisuke Saito, Mari Hayashida, Taro Sato et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 273-281  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.273 PDF PubMed Central
Intraoperative inspection alone is a reliable guide to the choice of surgical procedure for enteroenteric fistulas in Crohn's disease
Zhen Guo, Xingchen Cai, Ruiqing Liu et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 282-287  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.282 PDF PubMed Central
A simple phenotypic classification for celiac disease
Ajit Sood, Vandana Midha, Govind Makharia et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 288-292  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.288 PDF PubMed Central
Prospective analysis of factors associated with inadequate bowel preparation for colonoscopy in actual clinical practice
Dae Hyung Woo, Kyeong Ok Kim, Da Eun Jeong et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 293-298  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.293 PDF PubMed Central
Difficult colonoscopy: air, carbon dioxide, or water insufflation?
Alisha Chaubal, Vikas Pandey, Ruchir Patel et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 299-305  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.299 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File
Case Report
A case of ulcerative colitis presenting with cerebral venous thrombosis
Junghwan Lee, Sung Wook Hwang, Jinhee Lee et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 306-311  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.306 PDF PubMed Central
Brief Communications
Should Asian inflammatory bowel disease patients need routine thromboprophylaxis?
Meng-Tzu Weng, Chien-Chih Tung, Jau-Min Wong et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 312-314  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.312 PDF PubMed Central
Efficacy and tolerability of methotrexate therapy for refractory intestinal Behçet's disease: a single center experience
Jihye Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Yehyun Park et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 315-318  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.315 PDF PubMed Central
Letters to the Editor
The old versus the new: which do you keep in postoperative Crohn's disease?
Paulo Gustavo Kotze, Christopher Ma, Miguel Regueiro et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 319-320  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.319 PDF PubMed Central
Author's Reply
Sakiko Hiraoka, Jun Kato, and Hiroyuki Okada
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 321-322  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.321 PDF PubMed Central
Images of the Issue
A huge mass causing colonic obstruction at the hepatic flexure
Chang Hwi Yoon, Byoung Wook Bang, Kye Sook Kwon et al.
Intestinal Research 2018; 16(2): 323-324  https://doi.org/10.5217/ir.2018.16.2.323 PDF PubMed Central