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Growth factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and more recently vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been used extensively to heal experimental gastric, duodenal and colonic ulcers in animal models. Encouraging results have been reported in clinical trials with(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to investigate the Helicobacter pylori (Hp) status of patients who underwent successful eradication therapy 1 year prior to the study and to evaluate their current symptoms. METHODS all of the patients were initially evaluated by oesophago-gastro-bulboscopy and the Hp status was determined by at least two different(More)
UNLABELLED The serum levels of carotenoids (vitamin A, lutein, zeaxanthin, alfa- and beta cryptoxanthin, alfa- and beta-carotene) were measured in healthy persons (n=40) and in 98 patients with different malignant gastrointestinal diseases (44 patients with colon adenocarcinoma, 21 with gastric cancer, 15 with hepatocellular adenocarcinoma, 10 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients achieving rapid virological response (RVR) on PEG-IFN/ribavirin (P/R) therapy have high chance of sustained virological response (SVR). To analyze host immunological factors associated with RVR, viral kinetics, phenotype distribution and Th1/Th2 cytokine production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)(More)
Crohn's disease (CD) is frequently complicated by various nutritional disturbances. Although it is important to correct these disturbances, the nutritional status of CD patients has been poorly documented, especially concerning vitamin status. The aims of this study were (a) to measure the serum concentrations of vitamin A and six other carotenoids (lutein,(More)
There is no single technique which fulfils the criterion for a reference method to detect Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection. The aim was to compare the results of antral histology (H), rapid urease test (U) and urea breath test (UBT) from antral biopsy samples in patients having gastric or duodenal lesions during upper GI endoscopy. We used the following(More)
BACKGROUND Our laboratory group observed earlier that the gastric mucosal cytoprotective effect of prostacyclin (PGI(2)) disappeared after surgical vagotomy in rats. Similarly to this, the beta-carotene induced gastric cytoprotection disappeared in adrenalectomized rats too. AIMS In these studies we aimed to investigate the possible role of vagal nerve(More)
BACKGROUND the developmental mechanism of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in patients is unknown, but it may be influenced by different environmental and genetical factors. AIMS of this study were: (1) to classify the IBD patients according the disease activity; and (2) to determine the presence of factor V Leiden mutation in IBD patients. PATIENTS AND(More)
The biochemical background of ethanol-(ETOH) induced gastric mucosal damage was studied in rats with intact vagus and after acute surgical vagotomy. Observations were carried out on Sprague-Dawley (CFY) strain rats of both sexes. Gastric mucosal lesions were produced by intragastric administration of 1 ml 96% ethanol. Bilateral truncal surgical vagotomy was(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the effects of the cold pressor test (CPT) on hemodynamic changes and to analyze the differences in the changes between normal and hyperacid subjects. Twelve healthy volunteers and 12 hyperacid patients were studied. The different hemodynamic parameters (basic impedance, ZO; heart rate, HR; systolic and diastolic blood(More)