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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Andrew McCombie

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery (Christchurch)
QualificationsBSc BA(Hons)(Cant) PhD(Otago)
Research summaryInflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer

Research

Dr. Andrew McCombie works in the Department of Surgery in various projects in inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer. Andrew has recently completed a long term follow up of ileal pouch surgeries performed in Canterbury in the past two decades from which two papers were published. He and Associate Professor Tim Eglinton are presently translating the information from this study into a patient information brochure for ulcerative colitis patients considering ileal pouch surgery; this is expected to be available for public consumption by the end of 2016. Andrew is also presently working on studies about quality of life (10Ten Study) and mindfulness (CALM Study) in the domain of bowel cancer.

Publications

McCombie, A., Walmsley, R., Barclay, M., Ho, C., Langlotz, T., Regenbrecht, H., Gray, A., … Inns, S., & Schultz, M. (2019). A noninferiority randomized clinical trail of the use of the smartphone-based health applications IBDsmart and IBDoc in the care of inflammatory bowel disease patients. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz252

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

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

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

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

Journal - Research Article

McCombie, A., Walmsley, R., Barclay, M., Ho, C., Langlotz, T., Regenbrecht, H., Gray, A., … Inns, S., & Schultz, M. (2019). A noninferiority randomized clinical trail of the use of the smartphone-based health applications IBDsmart and IBDoc in the care of inflammatory bowel disease patients. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz252

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

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

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

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

McCombie, A. M., Frizelle, F., Bagshaw, P. F., Frampton, C. M., Hewett, P. J., McMurrick, P. J., … on behalf of the ALCCaS Trial group. (2018). The ALCCaS Trial: A randomized controlled trial comparing quality of life following laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 61(10), 1156-1162. doi: 10.1097/dcr.0000000000001165

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., Langlotz, T., Barclay, M., Walmsley, R., Regenbrecht, H., & Schultz, M. (2016). Systematic review of IBD smartphone apps for symptom monitoring and communication with healthcare professionals. Journal of mHealth, 3(3), 36-41. Retrieved from http://www.thejournalofmhealth.com/

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., 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

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. 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

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

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

McCombie, A. M., Mulder, R. T., & Gearry, R. B. (2013). Psychotherapy for inflammatory bowel disease: A review and update. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 7(12), 935-949. doi: 10.1016/j.crohns.2013.02.004

McCombie, A. M., Mulder, R. T., & Gearry, R. B. (2013). How IBD patients cope with IBD: A systematic review. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 7(2), 89-106. doi: 10.1016/j.crohns.2012.05.021

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Journal - Research Other

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 [Short communication]. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 65(3), 311-313. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001526

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