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Effectiveness of 5-aminosalicylic acid for maintaining remission in patients with Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVES We conducted a meta-analysis of the published randomized clinical trials to evaluate the effectiveness of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) for maintaining remission in inactive Crohn'sExpand
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Changes in splanchnic hemodynamics in inflammatory bowel disease. Non-invasive assessment by Doppler ultrasound flowmetry.
An increase in splanchnic blood flow in both arterial and venous beds has been demonstrated in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by means of angiographic and scintigraphic studies. Doppler ultrasoundExpand
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Effects of new fish oil derivative on fatty acid phospholipid-membrane pattern in a group of Crohn's disease patients
Fish oil has been recently proposed as a possible effective treatment in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, a lot of annoying side effects (ie, belching, halitosis, diarrhea, etc) affectExpand
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Prediction of relapse in patients with Crohn's disease in remission: a simplified index using laboratory tests, enhanced by clinical characteristics
Objective To predict relapse in patients with Crohn's disease in clinical remission. Design A total of 107 consecutive outpatients in clinical remission for at least 1 month were followed up withoutExpand
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Steroid treatment in active Crohn's disease: a comparison between two regimens of different duration
Background: Steroids are highly effective in active Crohn's disease; clinical relapse following steroid withdrawal, however, is frequent. We used two steroid regimens of different duration in orderExpand
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Comparison of scintigraphy with indium-111 leukocyte scan and ultrasonography in assessment of x-ray-demonstrated lesions of crohn's disease
The aim of this study was to compare the results obtained with an indium-111 scan with those obtained with less expensive and harmless ultrasonography to evaluate the location and inflammatoryExpand
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Long‐term efficacy of bismuth carbomer enemas in patients with treatment‐resistant chronic pouchitis
Background: Mucosal inflammation of the ileal pouch (pouchitis) is the major long‐term complication after ileal pouch‐anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis. Broad‐spectrum antibiotics are theExpand
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Controlled trial of oral 5‐aminosalicylic acid for the prevention of early relapse in Crohn's disease
Recent data indicate that 5‐aminosalicylic acid (5‐ASA) is most effective in preventing relapse of Crohn's disease in patients with a short duration of remission before enrolment.
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The relationship between heritability and smoking habits in Crohn's disease
OBJECTIVE:In Crohn's disease (CD), the relationship between genetic predisposition and smoking has not been well defined. The aim of this study was to compare the smoking habits at the time of theExpand
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The relationship between heritability and smoking habits in Crohn's disease
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In Crohn’s disease (CD), the relationship between genetic predisposition and smoking has not been well defined. The aim of this study was to compare the smoking habits at the timeExpand
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