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Low dose balsalazide (1.5 g twice daily) and mesalazine (0.5 g three times daily) maintained remission of ulcerative colitis but high dose balsalazide (3.0 g twice daily) was superior in preventing
BACKGROUND Balsalazide is a new 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) containing prodrug. Its efficacy in comparison with standard mesalazine therapy and the optimum dose for maintaining remission ofExpand
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Interferon-β-1a for the Treatment of Steroid-Refractory Ulcerative Colitis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Background & Aims: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of recombinant interferon-β-1a (rIFN-β-1a) in outpatients withExpand
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Computer-aided recording of automatic endoscope washing and disinfection processes as an integral part of medical documentation for quality assurance purposes
BackgroundThe reprocessing of medical endoscopes is carried out using automatic cleaning and disinfection machines. The documentation and archiving of records of properly conducted reprocessingExpand
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Steady-state intravenous pharmacokinetics of pirenzepine in patients with differing degrees of renal dysfunction
SummaryThe steady-state intravenous pharmacokinetics of pirenzepine has been investigated in 57 subjects whose renal function ranged from normal to chronic failure requiring regularExpand
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Membranous nephropathy from exposure to mercury in the fluorescent-tube-recycling industry.
Mercury is a silvery white liquid metal that is volatile at room temperature due to its high vapour pressure. It exists in different oxidation states and can form a number of compounds. Mercury andExpand
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Interferon-beta-1a for the treatment of steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
BACKGROUND & AIMS We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of recombinant interferon-beta-1a (rIFN-beta-1a) in outpatientsExpand
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[Prevention of stress-induced hemorrhage of the upper gastrointestinal tract in neurosurgical intensive care patients. A controlled, randomized double-blind study with ranitidine alone and in
During a controlled, randomized, double blind study, 30 patients of a neurosurgical intensive care unit were treated with ranitidin and placebo (group 1) or ranitidin and pirenzepin (group 2). NoExpand
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[Whipple's disease--a rare cause of secondary amyloidosis].
Two cases of Whipple's disease with secondary amyloidosis are described. One patient had a nephrotic syndrome, the other malabsorption. The chronic inflammatory stimulus of Whipple's disease isExpand
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Diamine oxidase activities in the large bowel mucosa of ulcerative colitis patients
The term colitis suggests mucosal inflammation as the key event. However, it may be that the disease starts with mucosal hyperproliferation, and inflammation of the impaired mucosa is a succeedingExpand
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Lymphangioma of the esophagus.
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