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OBJECTIVES To determine anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) status and its relation to disease phenotype in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 301 Scottish patients with early-onset IBD-197 Crohn disease (CD), 76 ulcerative colitis (UC), 28 indeterminate colitis (IC)-and 78 healthy control(More)
The precision with which glycaemic responses, expressed as incremental area under the curve (AUC), can be measured may be improved by using the average of several measures of fasting blood glucose (FBG). To see if taking two fasting blood samples would increase the precision of AUC, the glycaemic responses elicited by four test meals (50 g glucose; 50 g(More)
Haemorrhoidal artery ligation has now been established as a treatment modality for symptomatic haemorrhoids. We report a case of a fit 44-year-old male who underwent the procedure as a day case, who subsequently developed pelvic sepsis due to rectal perforation. This case is the first report of a potentially life-threatening complication resulting from this(More)
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