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BACKGROUND & AIMS There is no medical treatment of proven benefit for primary sclerosing cholangitis. This study aimed at studying the effect of a higher dose of ursodeoxycholic acid than previously used on survival, symptoms, biochemistry, and quality of life in this disease. METHODS A randomized placebo-controlled study was performed in tertiary and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Recently, new phenotypes of CRC in IBD have been suggested. Studies of the prognosis of CRC in IBD have shown conflicting results. The aim of the study was to analyze factors for prognosis in CRC-IBD, including the impact of the new phenotypes. (More)
BACKGROUND Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a high risk of developing colorectal cancer and dysplasia. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) has been suggested to have chemopreventive effects on the development of colorectal cancer and dysplasia but long-term data and larger trials are lacking. AIM To(More)
To determine survival and the risk factors of death in primary biliary cirrhosis, data from 52 symptomatic and 13 asymptomatic patients were analyzed. The mean follow-up time was 6.3 years (range, 0.4-23 years). The average length of survival was 18 years for the symptomatic and 8.4 years for the asymptomatic patients. By a univariate analysis, ascites,(More)
We studied prevalence and incidence of autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis in a Norwegian population. A search in patient databases was performed and medical records from the period 1985-94 were reviewed. Commonly accepted diagnostic criteria were used for inclusion. All three diseases were found to be rare,(More)
The effect of an antacid tablet regimen (total acid-neutralizing capacity, 280 mmol/day) and placebo was studied in 75 patients with duodenal ulcer in a double-blind 4-week trial. The ulcer healed in 30 out of 37 (81%) patients treated with antacids as compared with 9 out of 38 (24%) patients treated with placebo (p less than 0.001). Ulcer symptoms in the(More)
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to determine the efficacy of a low-dose aluminum-magnesium antacid regimen (Link one tablet q.i.d.) (total neutralizing capacity 120 mmol HCl/day) in combination with a high- or a low-fiber diet in ulcer healing and relief of symptoms in patients with benign gastric ulcer. After 6 wk, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The present population based adult cohort was part of a new prospective study of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in South-Eastern Norway, the Inflammatory Bowel South-Eastern Norway II study, investigating disease characteristics in an attempt to improve our knowledge regarding factors related to early clinical phenotype and disease(More)
OBJECTIVE Owing to rising incidence rates in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there has been increased interest in causal relationships in pediatric disease. The present population-based inception cohort was recruited in the Oslo area from 2005 to 2007, with the aim of conducting a detailed characterization of treatment-naive patients at diagnosis. (More)