«According to researchers, more than 500,000 individuals in the United States have Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that damages the digestive system lining. It can cause digestive system inflammation, which may result in abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, exhaustion, weight loss, and malnutrition.»

«Many people end up needing surgery to treat their Crohn’s disease. Even after a successful operation, recurrence is common. Now, researchers are reporting that their AI tool is highly accurate at predicting the postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease. It also linked recurrence with the histology of subserosal adipose cells and mast cell infiltration.»

«Using an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that simulates how humans visualize and is trained to identify and categorize pictures, researchers created a model that predicts the postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease with high accuracy by evaluating histological images. The AI tool also identified previously unknown differences in adipose cells and substantial disparities in the degree of mast cell infiltration in the subserosa, or outer lining of the gut, when comparing individuals with and without disease recurrence. Elsevier’s The American Journal of Pathology published the findings.»

«The 10-year rate of postoperative symptomatic recurrence of Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal illness, is believed to be 40%. Although there are scoring methods to measure Crohn’s disease activity and the existence of postoperative recurrence, no scoring system has been devised to predict whether Crohn’s disease will return.»

Article written by Elsevier