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Professor Richard B Gearry

Richard Gearry

MB ChB(Otago) PhD(Otago) FRACP

Department of Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
P.O. Box 4345
Christchurch
New Zealand

Email: richard.gearry@cdhb.govt.nz 

Current Roles

  • Professor in Medicine
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist Christchurch Hospital
  • Medical Director, New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
  • Medical Advisor, Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand

Research Interests

  • Luminal Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Colorectal Cancer

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Publications

Batt, C., Fanning, N., Drake, J., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Stamp, L. K. (2017). Fructose malabsorption in people with and without gout a case controlled study. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.03.018

Chen, G.-B., Lee, S. H., Montgomery, G. W., Wray, N. R., Visscher, P. M., Gearry, R. B., … Moser, G. (2017). Performance of risk prediction for inflammatory bowel disease based on genotyping platform and genomic risk score method. BMC Medical Genetics, 18, 94. doi: 10.1186/s12881-017-0451-2

Doecke, J. D., Hartnell, F., Bampton, P., Bell, S., Mahy, G., Grover, Z., … Gearry, R. B., … On behalf of Australian and New Zealand Inflammatory Bowel Disease Consortium. (2017). Infliximab vs. adalimumab in Crohn's disease: Results from 327 patients in an Australian and New Zealand observational cohort study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 45(4), 542-552. doi: 10.1111/apt.13880

Grant, E., Gearry, R. B., Wilson, R., Pearson, J., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Home availability of fruit and vegetables and obesogenic foods as an indicator of nutrient intake in 50 year olds from Canterbury, New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.042016.11

Lopez, R. N., Evans, H. M., Appleton, L., Bishop, J., Chin, S., Mouat, S., Gearry, R., & Day, A. S. (2017). Point prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in New Zealand in 2015: Initial results from the PINZ study. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000001138

Chapter in Book - Research

Drummond, L., & Gearry, R. B. (2013). Kiwifruit modulation of gastrointestinal motility. In M. Boland & P. J. Moughan (Eds.), Advances in food and nutrition research (Vol. 68): Nutritional benefits of kiwifruit. (pp. 219-232). Waltham, MA: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394294-4.00012-2

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Journal - Research Article

Batt, C., Fanning, N., Drake, J., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Stamp, L. K. (2017). Fructose malabsorption in people with and without gout a case controlled study. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.03.018

Lopez, R. N., Evans, H. M., Appleton, L., Bishop, J., Chin, S., Mouat, S., Gearry, R., & Day, A. S. (2017). Point prevalence of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in New Zealand in 2015: Initial results from the PINZ study. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000001138

Grant, E., Gearry, R. B., Wilson, R., Pearson, J., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Home availability of fruit and vegetables and obesogenic foods as an indicator of nutrient intake in 50 year olds from Canterbury, New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.042016.11

Doecke, J. D., Hartnell, F., Bampton, P., Bell, S., Mahy, G., Grover, Z., … Gearry, R. B., … On behalf of Australian and New Zealand Inflammatory Bowel Disease Consortium. (2017). Infliximab vs. adalimumab in Crohn's disease: Results from 327 patients in an Australian and New Zealand observational cohort study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 45(4), 542-552. doi: 10.1111/apt.13880

Chen, G.-B., Lee, S. H., Montgomery, G. W., Wray, N. R., Visscher, P. M., Gearry, R. B., … Moser, G. (2017). Performance of risk prediction for inflammatory bowel disease based on genotyping platform and genomic risk score method. BMC Medical Genetics, 18, 94. doi: 10.1186/s12881-017-0451-2

Bayer, S. B., Gearry, R. B., & Drummond, L. N. (2017). Putative mechanisms of kiwifruit on maintenance of normal gastrointestinal function. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1327841

Lopez, R. N., Appleton, L., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2017). Rising incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Canterbury, New Zealand, 1996-2015. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001688

Julsgaard, M., Hvas, C. L., Gearry, R. B., Vestergaard, T., Fallingborg, J., Svenningsen, L., … Bell, S. J. (2017). Fecal calprotectin is not affected by pregnancy: Clinical implications for the management of pregnant patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000001136

Wilson, R., Willis, J., Gearry, R., Skidmore, P., Fleming, E., Frampton, C., & Carr, A. (2017). Inadequate vitamin C status in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus: Associations with glycaemic control, obesity, and smoking. Nutrients, 9(9), 997. doi: 10.3390/nu9090997

Nanayakkara, W. S., Gearry, R. B., Muir, J. G., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T. J., Williman, J. A., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Gastrointestinal symptoms and FODMAP intake of aged-care residents from Christchurch, New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(10), 1083. doi: 10.3390/nu9101083

Duvoisin, G., Lopez, R. N., Day, A. S., Lemberg, D. A., Gearry, R. B., & Leach, S. T. (2017). Novel biomarkers and the future potential of biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease. Mediators of Inflammation, 2017, 1936315. doi: 10.1155/2017/1936315

McCombie, A., Gearry, R. B., Lopez, R. N., Lönnfors, S., & Day, A. S. (2017). Enhancements in confidence, acceptance, and friendship at a summer camp for children with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001526

Hamilton, A. L., Kamm, M. A., De Cruz, P., Wright, E. K., Selvaraj, F., Princen, F., … Gearry, R. B., … Connell, W. R. (2017). Serologic antibodies in relation to outcome in postoperative Crohn's disease. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 32(6), 1195-1203. doi: 10.1111/jgh.13677

Wallace, A., Eady, S., Drummond, L., Hedderley, D., Ansell, J., & Gearry, R. (2017). A pilot randomized cross-over trial to examine the effect of kiwifruit on satiety and measures of gastric comfort in healthy adult males. Nutrients, 9(7), 639. doi: 10.3390/nu9070639

Cleynen, I., Boucher, G., Jostins, L., Schumm, L. P., Zeissig, S., Ahmad, T., … Gearry, R. B., … Lees, C. W. (2016). Inherited determinants of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis phenotypes: A genetic association study. Lancet, 387(10014), 9-15. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(15)00465-1

Nanayakkara, W. S., Skidmore, P. M. L., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2016). Efficacy of the low FODMAP diet for treating irritable bowel syndrome: The evidence to date. Clinical & Experimental Gastroenterology, 9, 131-142. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S86798

Lee, Y., McCombie, A., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F. A., Vanamala, R., Leong, R. W., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Disability in restorative proctocolectomy recipients measured using the inflammatory bowel disease disability index. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 10(12), 1378-1384. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjw114

McCombie, A., Gearry, R., Andrews, J., Mulder, R., & Mikocka-Walus, A. (2016). Does computerized cognitive behavioral therapy help people with inflammatory bowel disease? A randomized controlled trial. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 22(1), 171-181. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000567

Gearry, R. B. (2016). IBD and environment: Are there differences between East and West. Digestive Diseases, 34(1-2), 84-89. doi: 10.1159/000442933

McCombie, A., Swaminathan, A., Mulder, R., Frampton, C., Kortlever, T., & Gearry, R. (2016). The IBD-Cope: A new instrument for measuring coping in inflammatory bowel disease patients. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 10(6), 678-686. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjw028

Siegel, C. A., Whitman, C. B., Spiegel, B. M. R., Feagan, B., Sands, B., Loftus, Jr, E. F., … Gearry, R., … Peyrin-Biroulet, L. (2016). Development of an index to define overall disease severity in IBD. Gut. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312648

De Voogd, F. A. E., Gearry, R. B., Mulder, C. J., & Day, A. S. (2016). Osteoprotegerin: A novel biomarker for inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal carcinoma. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 31, 1386-1392. doi: 10.1111/jgh.13324

Wright, E. K., Kamm, M. A., De Cruz, P., Hamilton, A. L., Ritchie, K. J., Keenan, J. I., … Burgess, L., Aitchison, A., … Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2016). Comparison of fecal inflammatory markers in Crohn's disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 22(5), 1086-1094. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000671

Su, H. Y., Gupta, V., Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2016). Rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease in Canterbury, New Zealand. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 22(9), 2238-2244. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000829

Julsgaard, M., Christensen, L. A., Gibson, P. R., Gearry, R. B., Fallingborg, J., Hvas, C. L., … Bell, S. J. (2016). Concentrations of adalimumab and infliximab in mothers and newborns, and effects on infection. Gastroenterology, 151(1), 110-119. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.04.002

McCombie, A., Lee, Y., Vanamala, R., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F., Mckay, E., Williman, J., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Early postoperative complications have long-term impact on quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy. Medicine, 95(27), e3966. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000003966

McCombie, A., Gearry, R., Andrews, J., Mikocka-Walus, A., & Mulder, R. (2015). Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for psychological distress in patients with physical illnesses: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 22(1), 20-44. doi: 10.1007/s10880-015-9420-0

Falvey, J. D., Hoskin, T., Meijer, B., Ashcroft, A., Walmsley, R., Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2015). Disease activity assessment in IBD: Clinical indices and biomarkers fail to predict endoscopic remission. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 21, 824-831. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000341

McCombie, A. M., Mulder, R. T., & Gearry, R. B. (2015). Coping strategies and psychological outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in the first 6 months after diagnosis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 21, 2272-2280. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000000476

De Cruz, P., Kamm, M. A., Hamilton, A. L., Ritchie, K. J., Krejany, E. O., Gorelik, A., … Gearry, R. B., … Desmond, P. V. (2015). Crohn's disease management after intestinal resection: A randomised trial. Lancet, 385(9976), 1406-1417. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(14)61908-5

Doecke, J. D., Simms, L. A., Zhao, Z. Z., Roberts, R. L., Fowler, E. V., Croft, A., … Barclay, M. L., Merriman, T. R., Gearry, R. B., … Radford-Smith, G. L. (2015). Smoking behaviour modifies IL23r-associated disease risk in patients with Crohn's disease. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 30(2), 299-307. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12674

Blatchford, P., Stoklosinski, H., Walton, G., Swann, J., Gibson, G., Gearry, R., & Ansell, J. (2015). Kiwifruit fermentation drives positive gut microbial and metabolic changes irrespective of initial microbiota composition. Bioactive Carbohydrates & Dietary Fibre, 6(1), 37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.bcdf.2015.07.001

Boon, G. J. A. M., Day, A. S., Mulder, C. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2015). Are faecal markers good indicators of mucosal healing in inflammatory bowel disease? World Journal of Gastroenterology, 21(40), 11469-11480. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i40.11469

Ko, Y., Kariyawasam, V., Karnib, M., Butcher, R., Samuels, D., Alrubaie, A., … Gearry, R., … on behalf of the IBD Sydney Organisation. (2015). Inflammatory bowel disease environmental risk factors: A population-based case-control study of Middle Eastern migration to Australia. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 13, 1453-1463. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.02.045

Heap, G. A., So, K., Weedon, M., Edney, N., Bewshea, C., Singh, A., … Gearry, R., … Ahmad, T. (2015). Clinical features and HLA association of 5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA)-induced nephrotoxicity in inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 10(2), 149-158. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjv219

Peyrin-Biroulet, L., Sandborn, W., Sands, B. E., Reinisch, W., Bemelman, W., Bryant, R. V., … Gearry, R., … Colombel, J.-F. (2015). Selecting Therapeutic Targets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (STRIDE): Determining therapeutic goals for treat-to-target. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 110, 1324-1338. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2015.233

Wright, E. K., Kamm, M. A., De Cruz, P., Hamilton, A. L., Ritchie, K. J., Krejany, E. O., … Day, A. S., … Gearry, R. B. (2015). Measurement of fecal calprotectin improves monitoring and detection of recurrence of Crohn's disease following surgery. Gastroenterology, 148, 938-947. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.01.026

Ansell, J., Butts, C. A., Paturi, G., Eady, S. L., Wallace, A. J., Hedderley, D., & Gearry, R. B. (2015). Kiwifruit-derived supplements increase stool frequency in healthy adults: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutrition Research, 35, 401-408. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.04.005

Wright, E. K., Kamm, M. A., De Cruz, P., Hamilton, A. L., Ritchie, K. J., Krejany, E. O., … Gearry, R. B., … Desmond, P. V. (2015). Effect of intestinal resection on quality of life in Crohn's disease. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 9(6), 452-462. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjv058

Magon, N. J., Turner, R., Gearry, R. B., Hampton, M. B., Sly, P. D., & Kettle, A. J. (2015). Oxidation of calprotectin by hypochlorous acid prevents chelation of essential metal ions and allows bacterial growth: Relevance to infections in cystic fibrosis. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 86, 133-144. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.05.022

Day, A. S., Lemberg, D. A., & Gearry, R. B. (2014). Inflammatory bowel disease in Australasian children and adolescents. Gastroenterology Research & Practice, 2014, 703890. doi: 10.1155/2014/703890

Wilson, R., Gearry, R. B., Grant, E., Pearson, J., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2014). Home food availability is associated with multiple socio-economic indicators in 50 year olds from Canterbury, New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(4), 714-722. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.2014.23.4.04

Spencer, R., Gearry, R., Pearson, J., & Skidmore, P. (2014). Relationship between fructose and lactose intakes and functional gastrointestinal symptoms in a sample of 50-year-old Cantabrians in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1406). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wall, C. L., Gearry, R. B., Pearson, J., Parnell, W., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2014). Dietary intake in midlife and associations with standard of living, education and nutrition literacy. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1397). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Ungaro, R., Bernstein, C. N., Gearry, R., Hviid, A., Kolho, K.-L., Kronman, M. P., … Atreja, A. (2014). Antibiotics associated with increased risk of new-onset Crohn's disease but not ulcerative colitis: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 109, 1728-1738. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2014.246

Wall, C. L., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2014). Polymeric formula is more palatable than elemental formula to adults with Crohn’s disease. e-SPEN Journal, 9(6), e200-e203. doi: 10.1016/j.clnme.2014.08.003

McCombie, A., Gearry, R., & Mulder, R. (2014). Preferences of inflammatory bowel disease patients for computerised versus face-to-face psychological interventions. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 8(6), 536-542. doi: 10.1016/j.crohns.2013.11.011

Thomas, G. R., Lewis-Morris, T., Rowbotham, D., Whiteside, C., Joyce, S., Inns, S., Schultz, M., & Gearry, R. B. (2014). Adalimumab for Crohn’s disease in New Zealand: A prospective multicentre experience. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1396). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wright, E. K., Williams, J., Andrews, J. M., Day, A. S., Gearry, R. B., Bampton, P., … De Cruz, P. (2014). Perspectives of paediatric and adult gastroenterologists on transfer and transition care of adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Internal Medicine Journal, 44(5), 490-496. doi: 10.1111/imj.12402

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