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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

Mules, T. C., Swaminathan, A., Hirschfeld, E., Borichevsky, G., Frampton, C., Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2021). The impact of disease activity on psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease-results from the Stress, Anxiety and Depression with Disease Activity (SADD) Study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apt.16616

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R., & Mani, R. (2021, August). Profiles of musculoskeletal pain in New Zealanders with inflammatory bowel diseases. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Rheumatology Association (NZRA) Annual Scientific Meeting, [Online].

Hayes, B., Apputhurai, P., Mikocka‑Walus, A., Barreiro‑de Acosta, M., Bernstein, C. N., Burgell, R., … Gearry, R., … Knowles, S. R. (2021). Extending the common sense model to explore the impact of the fear of COVID-19 on quality of life in an international inflammatory bowel disease cohort. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10880-021-09823-y

MacIsaac, M. B., Julsgaard, M., Flanagan, E., Rowe, S., Ross, A. L., Gearry, R. B., … Bell, S. J. (2021). Anti-TNFα induction therapy for patients with active inflammatory bowel disease during pregnancy: A case series. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izab227

James, S. C., Fraser, K., Young, W., Heenan, P. E., Gearry, R. B., Keenan, J. I., … Roy, N. C. (2021). Concentrations of fecal bile acids in participants with functional gut disorders and healthy controls. Metabolites, 11, 612.

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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Bernstein, C. N., Ng, S. C., Banerjee, R., Steinwurz, F., Shen, B., Carbonnel, F., … Gearry, R., the IBD-Emerging Nations Consortium and the WGO IBD Task Force on COVID-19. (2021). Worldwide management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international survey. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 27(6), 836-847. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izaa202

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2021). Criterion validity and discriminatory ability of the central sensitization inventory short form in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2021-0021

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Gatenby, G., Glyn, T., Pearson, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2021). The long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in a Crohn’s colitis population-based cohort. Colorectal Disease. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/codi.15756

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Gearry, R. B., McCombie, A. M., Vatn, M., Rubin, D. T., Steinwurz, F., Loftus, E. F., … the World Gastroenterology Organization. (2021). What are the most challenging aspects of inflammatory bowel disease? An international survey of gastroenterologists comparing developed and developing countries. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 6(2), 78-86. doi: 10.1159/000512310

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Hayes, B., Apputhurai, P., Mikocka‑Walus, A., Barreiro‑de Acosta, M., Bernstein, C. N., Burgell, R., … Gearry, R., … Knowles, S. R. (2021). Extending the common sense model to explore the impact of the fear of COVID-19 on quality of life in an international inflammatory bowel disease cohort. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10880-021-09823-y

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James, S. C., Fraser, K., Young, W., Heenan, P. E., Gearry, R. B., Keenan, J. I., … Roy, N. C. (2021). Concentrations of fecal bile acids in participants with functional gut disorders and healthy controls. Metabolites, 11, 612.

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Mikocka-Walus, A., Skvarc, D., Barreiro de Acosta, M., Bennebroek Evertsz, F., Bernstein, C. N., Burisch, J., … Gearry, R. B., … Knowles, S. R. (2021). Exploring the relationship between self-isolation and distress among people with gastrointestinal disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10880-021-09818-9

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Mikocka-Walus, A., Skvarc, D., van Tilburg, M. A. L., Barreiro-de Acosta, M., Bennebroek Evertsz, F., Bernstein, C. N., … Gearry, R. B., … Knowles, S. (2021). COVID-19-related personal product shortages are associated with psychological distress in people living with gastrointestinal disorders: A cross-sectional survey. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, e14198. doi: 10.1111/nmo.14198

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Mules, T. C., Swaminathan, A., Hirschfeld, E., Borichevsky, G., Frampton, C., Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2021). The impact of disease activity on psychological symptoms and quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease-results from the Stress, Anxiety and Depression with Disease Activity (SADD) Study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/apt.16616

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O'Brien, L., Wall, C. L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2021). What are the pearls and pitfalls of the dietary management for chronic diarrhoea? Nutrients, 13, 1393. doi: 10.3390/nu13051393

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Ungaro, R. C., Brenner, E. J., Gearry, R. B., Kaplan, G. G., Kissous-Hunt, M., Lewis, J. D., … Kappelman, M. D. (2021). Effect of IBD medications on COVID-19 outcomes: Results from an international registry. Gut, 70, 725-732. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-322539

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2021). Development and validation of a self-management skills assessment tool for children with inflammatory bowel disease: The IBD-Skills Tasks and Abilities Record (IBD-STAR). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 72(1), 67-73. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002905

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Lopez, R. N., Lewindon, P., Lemberg, D. A., Bowcock, N. L., Alex, G., … Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2021). Assessment of disease-related knowledge among children with inflammatory bowel disease and their family using IBD-KID2: Evaluating tool generalizability. JPGN Reports, 2(3), e093. doi: 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000093

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Allez, M., Fleshner, P., Gearry, R., Lakatos, P. L., Rubin, D. T., on behalf of the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (2020). Care of the patient with IBD requiring hospitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 14(Suppl. 3), S774-S779. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjaa150

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Appleton, L., Watt, E., Jagger, F., Hansen, R., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Associations between the presence of granulomata and disease phenotype and outcomes in children diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Gastrointestinal Disorders, 2(2), 164-170. doi: 10.3390/gidisord2020017

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Brenner, E. J., Ungaro, R. C., Gearry, R. B., Kaplan, G. G., Kissous-Hunt, M., Lewis, J. D., … Kappelman, M. D. (2020). Corticosteroids, but not TNF antagonists, are associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: Results from an international registry. Gastroenterology, 159, 481-491. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.05.032

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Brown, S. C., Whelan, K., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Low FODMAP diet in children and adolescents with functional bowel disorder: A clinical case note review. JGH Open, 4, 153-159. doi: 10.1002/jgh3.12231

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Chan, D., Skidmore, P., O'Brien, L., Watson, S., & Gearry, R. (2020). A feasibility study investigating the impact of a dietitian-led low in fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyols diet group education programme with irritable bowel syndrome. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1522), 42-51. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Croese, J., Miller, G. C., Marquart, L., Llewellyn, S., Gupta, R., Becker, L., … Gearry, R. B., … Giacomin, P. R. (2020). Randomized, placebo controlled trial of experimental hookworm infection for improving gluten tolerance in celiac disease. Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology, 11, e00274. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000274

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Croese, J., Miller, G. C., Marquart, L., Llewellyn, S., Gupta, R., Becker, L., … Gearry, R. B., … Giacomin, P. R. (2020). Randomized, placebo controlled trial of experimental hookworm infection for improving gluten tolerance in celiac disase. Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology, 11, e00274. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000274

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Daveson, A. J. M., Popp, A., Taavela, J., Goldstein, K. E., Isola, J., Truitt, K. E., … on behalf of the RESET CeD Study Group, including Gearry, R. (2020). Baseline quantitative histology in therapeutics trials reveals villus atrophy in most patients with coeliac disease who appear well controlled on gluten‐free diet. GastroHep, 2, 22-30. doi: 10.1002/ygh2.380

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Falling, C. L., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2020). Central sensitization inventory mediates the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease activity and worse musculoskeletal pain experiences. Pain Practice, 20(1), 24-33. doi: 10.1111/papr.12821

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Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Siegel, C. A., Gearry, R. B., Nijs, J., & Mani, R. (2020). Symptoms of central sensitization in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases: A case-control study examining the role of musculoskeletal pain and psychological factors. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1515/sjpain-2020-0109

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Glyn Mullaney, T., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Gearry, R. (2020). Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: An updated national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 56-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Hackett, R., Gearry, R., Ho, C., McCombie, A., Mackay, M., Murdoch, K., … Inns, S. (2020). New Zealand national audit of outpatient inflammatory bowel disease standards of care. Clinical & Experimental Gastroenterology, 13, 285-292. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S259790

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Heenan, P., Creemers, R. H., Sharma, S., Keenan, J., Bayer, S., Young, W., … Skidmore, P. M., … Roy, N., Gearry, R. B., & COMFORT Cohort Collaborators. (2020). Cohort profile: The Christchurch IBS cOhort to investigate Mechanisms FOr gut Relief and improved Transit (COMFORT). Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(3), 132-143. doi: 10.1159/000508160

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Ho, S. S., Wall, C., Gearry, R. B., Keenan, J., & Day, A. S. (2020). A pilot study evaluating novel urinary biomarkers for Crohn's disease. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(4), 212-220. doi: 10.1159/000510682

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Julsgaard, M., Hvas, C. L., Gearry, R. B., Gibson, P. R., Fallingborg, J., Sparrow, M. P., … Bell, S. J. (2020). Anti-TNF therapy in pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease: Effects of therapeutic strategies on disease behavior and birth outcomes. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 26(1), 93-102. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz110

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Lopez, R. N., McCombie, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Impact of a camp upon disease-specific knowledge and quality of life in children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5, 65-69. doi: 10.1159/000505918

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O'Brien, L., Skidmore, P., Wall, C., Wilkinson, T., Muir, J., Frampton, C., & Gearry, R. (2020). A low FODMAP diet is nutritionally adequate and therapeutically efficacious in community dwelling older adults with chronic diarrhoea. Nutrients, 12(10), 3002. doi: 10.3390/nu12103002

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Paulides, E., Daker, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., de Boer, N. K. H., … McCombie, A. M. (2020). Overcoming workplace disability in IBD patients: An observational study. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(2), 84-92. doi: 10.1159/000506702

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Tranter-Entwistle, I., Mullaney, T. G., Noah, K., Pearson, J., Falvey, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2020). Long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in an ulcerative colitis population-based cohort. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, 821-825. doi: 10.1111/ans.15686

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Assessment of knowledge levels following an education program for parents of children with inflammatory bowel disease. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8, 475. doi: 10.3389/fped.2020.00475

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). The level of public knowledge about inflammatory bowel disease in Christchurch, New Zealand. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(4), 205-211. doi: 10.1159/000510071

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Otley, A., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Response pattern analysis of IBD-KID: A knowledge assessment tool for children with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 56(1), 155-162. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14547

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Vernon-Roberts, A., Otley, A., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). Validation of a revised knowledge assessment tool for children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD-KID2). Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5, 70-77. doi: 10.1159/000506200

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Wall, C. L., McCombie, A., Mulder, R., Day, A. S., & Gearry, R. B. (2020). Adherence to exclusive enteral nutrition by adults with active Crohn’s disease is associated with conscientiousness personality trait: A sub-study. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 33(6), 752-757. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12787

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Daveson, A. J. M., Tye-Din, J. A., Goel, G., Goldstein, K. E., Hand, H. L., Neff, K. M., … on behalf of the RESET CeD Study Group, including Gearry, R. (2019). Masked bolus gluten challenge low in FODMAPs implicates nausea and vomiting as key symptoms associated with immune activation in treated coeliac disease. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 51(2), 244-252. doi: 10.1111/apt.15551

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Eady, S. L., Wallace, A. J., Butts, C. A., Hedderley, D., Drummond, L., Ansell, J., & Gearry, R. B. (2019). The effect of ‘Zesy002’ kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis var. chinensis) on gut health function: A randomised cross-over clinical trial. Journal of Nutritional Science, 8, e18. doi: 10.1017/jns.2019.14

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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, 35, 559-568. doi: 10.1097/ajp.0000000000000698

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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, 35(10), 1837-1846. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2019.1634952

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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

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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, 4(4), 287-295. doi: 10.1016/s2468-1253(19)30013-5

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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, 34(4), 623-630. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10233

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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

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Nanayakkara, W. S., Skidmore, P., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T., Frampton, C., & Gearry, R. (2019). From menu to mouth: The decay pathway of nutrient intake from planned menu to consumed and characteristics of residents in an aged care facility with greater nutrient decay rates: A cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 9(10), e024044. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024044

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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

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Paulides, E., Kim, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., Leong, R. W., … McCombie, A. M. (2019). Validation of the inflammatory bowel disease disability index for self-report and development of an item-reduced version. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 34, 92-102. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14496

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Romagnoni, A., Jégou, S., Van Steen, K., Wainrib, G., Hugot, J.-P., and International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Constortium (IIBDGC), including Barclay, M., Gearry, R., & Roberts, R. L. (2019). Comparative performances of machine learning methods for classifying Crohn Disease patients using genome-wide genotyping data. Scientific Reports, 9, 10351. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46649-z

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