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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vernon-Roberts, A., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., & Day, A. S. (2020). 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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002905

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. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12787

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

Allez, M., Fleshner, P., Gearry, R., Lakatos, P. L., Rubin, D. T., on behalf of the IOIBD. (2020). Care of the patient with IBD requiring hospitalization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjaa150

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. (2020). Worldwide management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international survey. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izaa202

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

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

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

Wright-McNaughton, M., ten Bokkel Huinink, S., Frampton, C. M. A., McCombie, A. M., Talley, N. J., Skidmore, P. M. L., & Gearry, R. B. (2019). Measuring diet intake and gastrointestinal symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome: Validation of the Food and Symptom Times diary. Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology, 10, e00103. doi: 10.14309/ctg.0000000000000103

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 69(1), e7-e12. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002329

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

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

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

Gearry, R., Frampton, C., Inns, S., Poppelwell, D., Rademaker, M., & Suppiah, R. (2019). VITALITY: Impact of adalimumab (HUMIRA ®) on disability in New Zealand patients with psoriasis, Crohn's disease (CD) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 60(Suppl. 1), 82.

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, 24(12), 2606-2612. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy163

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, 155(4), 1079-1089. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.06.043

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

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

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

Falling, C., Stebbings, S., Baxter, G. D., Gearry, R. B., & Mani, R. (2018). Profile of musculoskeletal pain in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A study protocol for assessing the multidimensional experience of self-reported pain. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 227-235. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1500149

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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