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Professor Richard B Gearry

Richard GearryAcademic Head, Department of Medicine

MB ChB(Otago) PhD(Otago) FRACP

Email richard.gearry@cdhb.health.nz

Current Roles

  • Academic Head, Department of 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

Julsgaard, M., Hvas, C. L., Gearry, R. B., Gibson, P. R., Fallingborg, J., Sparrow, M. P., … Bell, S. J. (2019). Anti-TNF therapy in pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease: Effects of therapeutic strategies on disease behavior and birth outcomes. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz110

King, J. A., Underwood, F. E., Panaccione, N., Quan, J., Windsor, J. W., Kotze, P. G., … Gearry, R., … Kaplan, G. G. (2019). Trends in hospitalisation rates for inflammatory bowel disease in western versus newly industrialised countries: A population-based study of countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/s2468-1253(19)30013-5

Brown, S. C., Whelan, K., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2019). Low FODMAP diet in children and adolescents with functional bowel disorder: A clinical case note review. JGH Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12231

Lamba, M., Alamri, Y., Garg, P., Frampton, C., Rowbotham, D., & Gearry, R. (2019). Predictors of non-attendance at outpatient endoscopy: A five-year multi-centre observational study from New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1496), 31-38. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Paulides, E., Gearry, R. B., de Boer, N. K. H., Mulder, C. J. J., Bernstein, C. N., & McCombie, A. M. (2019). Accommodations and adaptations to overcome workplace disability in inflammatory bowel disease patients: A systematic review. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 3(3), 138-144. doi: 10.1159/000495293

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

Julsgaard, M., Hvas, C. L., Gearry, R. B., Gibson, P. R., Fallingborg, J., Sparrow, M. P., … Bell, S. J. (2019). Anti-TNF therapy in pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease: Effects of therapeutic strategies on disease behavior and birth outcomes. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz110

Paulides, E., Gearry, R. B., de Boer, N. K. H., Mulder, C. J. J., Bernstein, C. N., & McCombie, A. M. (2019). Accommodations and adaptations to overcome workplace disability in inflammatory bowel disease patients: A systematic review. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 3(3), 138-144. doi: 10.1159/000495293

Lamba, M., Alamri, Y., Garg, P., Frampton, C., Rowbotham, D., & Gearry, R. (2019). Predictors of non-attendance at outpatient endoscopy: A five-year multi-centre observational study from New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1496), 31-38. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Brown, S. C., Whelan, K., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2019). Low FODMAP diet in children and adolescents with functional bowel disorder: A clinical case note review. JGH Open. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12231

King, J. A., Underwood, F. E., Panaccione, N., Quan, J., Windsor, J. W., Kotze, P. G., … Gearry, R., … Kaplan, G. G. (2019). Trends in hospitalisation rates for inflammatory bowel disease in western versus newly industrialised countries: A population-based study of countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/s2468-1253(19)30013-5

Karim, S., Porter, J. A., McCombie, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2019). Transition clinics: An observational study of themes important to young people with inflammatory bowel disease. Translational Pediatrics, 8(1), 83-89. doi: 10.21037/tp.2019.01.04

Wall, C. L., McCombie, A. M., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2019). Newly diagnosed Crohn's disease treated with standard care or enteral nutrition: Psychological outcomes over 6 months. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 4(1), 7-13. doi: 10.1159/000497323

Vernon-Roberts, A., Lopez, R. N., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Lemberg, D. A., & Day, A. S. (2019). A symptom self-report tool for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBDnow). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002329

Gearry, R. B., Frampton, C., Inns, S., Poppelwell, D., Rademaker, M., & Suppiah, R. (2019). VITALITY: Impact of adalimumab on health and disability outcomes in patients with Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis treated in clinical practice in New Zealand. Current Medical Research & Opinion. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2019.1634952

Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2019). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2019). Musculoskeletal pain in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease reflects three distinct profiles. Clinical Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/ajp.0000000000000698

Kortlever, T. L., Ten Bokkel Huinink, S., Offereins, M., Hebblethwaite, C., O'Brien, L., Leeper, J., … Gearry, R. B. (2019). Low-FODMAP diet Is associated with improved quality of life in IBS patients: A prospective observational study. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10233

Wright, E. K., Kamm, M. A., De Cruz, P., Hamilton, A. L., Selvaraj, F., Princen, F., … Gearry, R. B., … Connell, W. R. (2018). Anti-TNF therapeutic drug monitoring in postoperative Crohn's disease. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 12(6), 653-661. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjy003

Lopez, R. N., Evans, H. M., Appleton, L., Bishop, J., Chin, S., Mouat, S., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2018). Prospective incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in New Zealand in 2015: Results from the Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in New Zealand (PINZ) Study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 66(5), e122-e126. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001806

Siegel, C. A., Whitman, C. B., Spiegel, B. M. R., Feagan, B., Sands, B., Loftus, Jr, E. F., … Gearry, R., … Peyrin-Biroulet, L. (2018). Development of an index to define overall disease severity in IBD. Gut, 67(2), 244-254. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-312648

Wilson, R., Willis, J., Gearry, R. B., Hughes, A., Lawley, B., Skidmore, P., Frampton, C., Fleming, E., Anderson, A., Jones, L., Tannock, G. W., & Carr, A. C. (2018). SunGold kiwifruit supplementation of individuals with prediabetes alters gut microbiota and improves Vitamin C status, anthropometric and clinical markers. Nutrients, 10, 895. doi: 10.3390/nu10070895

Roberts, R. L., Wallace, M. C., Seinen, M. L., van Bodegraven, A. A., Krishnaprasad, K., Jones, G. T., van Rij, A. M., … Kennedy, M. A., … Gearry, R. B., … Barclay, M. (2018). Nonsynonymous polymorphism in guanine monophosphate synthetase is a risk factor for unfavorable thiopurine metabolite ratios in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy163

Paulides, E., Kim, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., Leong, R. W., … McCombie, A. M. (2018). Validation of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Disability Index for self-report and development of an item-reduced version. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14496

Lopez, R. N., Appleton, L., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2018). Rising incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Canterbury, New Zealand, 1996-2015. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 66(2), e45-e50. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001688

Meijer, B., van Everdingen, C. K., Ramsoekh, D., Stedman, C., Frampton, C. M. A., Mulder, C. J. J., … Gearry, R. B. (2018). Transient elastography to assess liver stiffness in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Digestive & Liver Disease, 50(1), 48-53. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2017.09.128

Asl Baakhtari, S., McCombie, A., Ten Bokkel Huinink, S., Irving, P., Siegel, C. A., Mulder, R., … Gearry, R. (2018). Observational study of perspectives of inflammatory bowel disease patients concerning the use of corticosteroids. Digestive Diseases, 36(1), 33-39. doi: 10.1159/000478772

Bayer, S. B., Gearry, R. B., & Drummond, L. N. (2018). Putative mechanisms of kiwifruit on maintenance of normal gastrointestinal function. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition, 58(14), 2432-2452. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1327841

Shah, S. C., Khalili, H., Gower-Rousseau, C., Olen, O., Benchimol, E. I., Lynge, E., … Gearry, R., … Colombel, J.-F. (2018). Sex-based differences in incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases: Pooled analysis of population-based studies from Western countries. Gastroenterology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.06.043

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

Rayen, J., Currie, T., Gearry, R. B., Frizelle, F., & Eglinton, T. (2017). The long-term outcome of anti-TNF alpha therapy in perianal Crohn's disease. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(2), 119-124. doi: 10.1007/s10151-016-1578-4

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

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, 26(3), 524-530. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.042016.11

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-control study. Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, 47(2), 257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2017.03.018

Wall, C. L., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2017). Treatment of active Crohn's disease with exclusive and partial enteral nutrition: A pilot study in adults. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 2(4), 219-227. doi: 10.1159/000489630

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

Lopez, R. N., Evans, H. M., Appleton, L., Bishop, J., Chin, S., Mouat, S., Gearry, R. B., & 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, 23(8), 1418-1424. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000001138

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

Huang, H., Fang, M., Jostins, L., Umićević Mirkov, M., Boucher, G., Anderson, C. A., … International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Constortium, including Gearry, R., … Barrett, J. C. (2017). Fine-mapping inflammatory bowel disease loci to single-variant resolution. Nature, 547, 173-178. doi: 10.1038/nature22969

Blatchford, P., Stoklosinki, H., Eady, S., Wallace, A., Butts, C., Gearry, R., … Ansell, J. (2017). Consumption of kiwifruit capsules increases Faecalibacterium prausnitzii abundance in functionally constipated individuals: A randomised controlled human trial. Journal of Nutritional Science, 6, e52. doi: 10.1017/jns.2017.52

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

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, 23(7), 1240-1246. doi: 10.1097/mib.0000000000001136

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

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

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

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., 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

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

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

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

Feagan, B. G., Sandborn, W. J., Gasink, C., Jacobstein, D., Lang, Y., Friedman, J. R., … for the UNITI—IM–UNITI Study Group, including Gearry, R. (2016). Ustekinumab as induction and maintenance therapy for Crohn's disease. New England Journal of Medicine, 375, 1946-1960. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1602773

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

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

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