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The perspective of celiac disease patients on emerging treatment options and non-celiac gluten sensitivity


Greuter, Thomas; Schmidlin, Sandra; Lattmann, Jaqueline; Stotz, Matthias; Lehmann, Romina; Zeitz, Jonas; Scharl, Michael; Misselwitz, Benjamin; Pohl, Daniel; Fried, Michael; Tutuian, Radu; Fasano, Alessio; Schoepfer, Alain M; Rogler, Gerhard; Biedermann, Luc; Vavricka, Stephan R (2017). The perspective of celiac disease patients on emerging treatment options and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Digestive and Liver Disease, 49(3):268-272.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and emerging treatment options are hot topics in the celiac disease (CeD) scientific literature. However, very little is known about the perspective on these issues of CeD patients.
METHODS We performed a large patient survey among unselected CeD patients in Switzerland.
RESULTS A total of 1689 patients were analyzed. 57.5% have previously heard of NCGS. 64.5% believe in the existence of this entity. Regarding a potential influence of NCGS on CeD awareness, 31.7% show a positive and 27.5% a negative perception. Patients with prior use of alternative medicine and women more often have heard of and believe in the existence of NCGS vs. those never having used alternative methods and men, respectively (66.9 vs. 56.9%, p=0.001 and 78.5 vs. 69.0%, p=0.001; 60.7 vs. 44.2%, p<0.001 and 71.0 vs. 60.8%, p=0.002). Women and patients ≥30 years more often show a negative attitude towards NCGS (32.2% vs. 24.8%, p=0.024 and 32.2% vs. 24.2%, p=0.018). With regard to emerging treatment options for CeD, 43.3% have previously heard of novel agents, more women than men (46.0 vs. 38.0%, p=0.019).
CONCLUSIONS Perception of and attitude towards NCGS differ depending on sex, age and prior use of alternative medicine. Knowledge of the progress towards emerging treatment options is currently limited.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and emerging treatment options are hot topics in the celiac disease (CeD) scientific literature. However, very little is known about the perspective on these issues of CeD patients.
METHODS We performed a large patient survey among unselected CeD patients in Switzerland.
RESULTS A total of 1689 patients were analyzed. 57.5% have previously heard of NCGS. 64.5% believe in the existence of this entity. Regarding a potential influence of NCGS on CeD awareness, 31.7% show a positive and 27.5% a negative perception. Patients with prior use of alternative medicine and women more often have heard of and believe in the existence of NCGS vs. those never having used alternative methods and men, respectively (66.9 vs. 56.9%, p=0.001 and 78.5 vs. 69.0%, p=0.001; 60.7 vs. 44.2%, p<0.001 and 71.0 vs. 60.8%, p=0.002). Women and patients ≥30 years more often show a negative attitude towards NCGS (32.2% vs. 24.8%, p=0.024 and 32.2% vs. 24.2%, p=0.018). With regard to emerging treatment options for CeD, 43.3% have previously heard of novel agents, more women than men (46.0 vs. 38.0%, p=0.019).
CONCLUSIONS Perception of and attitude towards NCGS differ depending on sex, age and prior use of alternative medicine. Knowledge of the progress towards emerging treatment options is currently limited.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:30 Jan 2017 15:13
Last Modified:28 Feb 2017 02:04
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1590-8658
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2016.11.016
PubMed ID:28034662

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