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Article: Optimization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Studies in Asia

TitleOptimization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Studies in Asia
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherKorean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.irjournal.org/
Citation
Intestinal Research, 2015, v. 13 n. 3, p. 208-212 How to Cite?
AbstractWith the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increasing rapidly in many Asian countries, including Hong Kong, it is important that patient characteristics are better understood. For example, are the phenotypes, behaviors, complications, and even treatment responses found in Asian patients similar to those of their Western counterparts? To formally address these questions, a properly designed local cohort study is needed. Whilst IBD is still relatively uncommon in Asia, the establishment of a local IBD registry will significantly contribute to the answering of these questions. The Hong Kong IBD registry was established to fill the gap in the understanding of IBD patients, and to foster research into IBD in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong IBD registry is a territory-wide registry that includes all public hospitals in Hong Kong. We included all IBD patients who were currently receiving medical care at these hospitals. With the help of the central computer medical record system of the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, all clinical events, medications usage, endoscopy records, and laboratory results of patients in the registry were captured. Apart from data collection, the registry is also establishing a bio-specimen bank of blood and stool samples of IBD patients for future research. The IBD registry is a very useful platform for population-based studies on IBD in Asia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211825
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, WK-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:12:11Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:12:11Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationIntestinal Research, 2015, v. 13 n. 3, p. 208-212-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211825-
dc.description.abstractWith the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increasing rapidly in many Asian countries, including Hong Kong, it is important that patient characteristics are better understood. For example, are the phenotypes, behaviors, complications, and even treatment responses found in Asian patients similar to those of their Western counterparts? To formally address these questions, a properly designed local cohort study is needed. Whilst IBD is still relatively uncommon in Asia, the establishment of a local IBD registry will significantly contribute to the answering of these questions. The Hong Kong IBD registry was established to fill the gap in the understanding of IBD patients, and to foster research into IBD in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong IBD registry is a territory-wide registry that includes all public hospitals in Hong Kong. We included all IBD patients who were currently receiving medical care at these hospitals. With the help of the central computer medical record system of the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, all clinical events, medications usage, endoscopy records, and laboratory results of patients in the registry were captured. Apart from data collection, the registry is also establishing a bio-specimen bank of blood and stool samples of IBD patients for future research. The IBD registry is a very useful platform for population-based studies on IBD in Asia.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherKorean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.irjournal.org/-
dc.relation.ispartofIntestinal Research-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsCopyright © 2013 by Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Disease. All Right Reserved.-
dc.titleOptimization of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Cohort Studies in Asia-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLeung, WK: waikleung@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, WK=rp01479-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5217/ir.2015.13.3.208-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4479734-
dc.identifier.hkuros245414-
dc.identifier.volume13-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage208-
dc.identifier.epage212-

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