Christoph Beglinger

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BACKGROUND The exclusion of the proximal small intestine is thought to play a major role in the rapid improvement in the metabolic control of diabetes after gastric bypass. OBJECTIVE In this randomized, prospective, parallel group study, we sought to evaluate and compare the effects of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) with those of(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies evaluating the correlation between the widely used Simple Endoscopic Score for Crohn's disease (SES-CD) and noninvasive markers are scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the SES-CD and fecal calprotectin, C-reactive protein (CRP), blood leukocytes, and the Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI). METHODS(More)
Anemia is a common complication of inflammatory bowel diseases. An international working party has formed and developed guidelines for evaluation and treatment of anemia and iron deficiency that should serve practicing gastroenterologists. Within a total of 16 statements, recommendations are made regarding diagnostic measures to screen for iron- and other(More)
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Two endogenous forms of PYY are abundant in man and dog, PYY 1-36 (PYY-I) and PYY 3-36 (PYY-II). PYY-II is a major molecular form of PYY in human colon, but it is not known, whether PYY-II is also released into the circulating blood. Several radioimmunoassays for measuring PYY-I in plasma have been developed, but it has not been reported, whether they(More)
1. The interaction of cyclosporin A (CyA) with p-glycoprotein during intestinal uptake was investigated by a combination of in vitro experiments with human Caco-2 cells and an intubation study in healthy volunteers. 2. CyA uptake into the cells was not saturable and exhibited only a low temperature sensitivity, suggesting passive diffusion. When the(More)
Seven studies have now been published pertaining to the acute effect of iv administration of glucagon-like peptide-1 (7-36) amide on ad libitum energy intake. In four of these studies energy intake was significantly reduced following the glucagon-like peptide-1 infusion compared with saline. In the remaining studies, no significant effect of glucagon-like(More)
Glucagon-like peptide-1-(7-36) amide (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone of the enteroinsular axis. Recent experimental evidence in animals and healthy subjects suggests that GLP-1 has a role in controlling appetite and energy intake in humans. We have therefore examined in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study in 12 patients with diabetes type 2(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Endoscopist-directed propofol sedation (EDP) remains controversial. We sought to update the safety experience of EDP and estimate the cost of using anesthesia specialists for endoscopic sedation. METHODS We reviewed all published work using EDP. We contacted all endoscopists performing EDP for endoscopy that we were aware of to obtain(More)
Colon carcinoma cell lines are used widely as screening models for intestinal absorption of drugs. However, the expression of important transport systems and of metabolic enzymes is not completely characterized yet. The expression and inducibility of multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR1) and cytochrome P450 isoform 3A4 (CYP3A4) was investigated in Caco-2(More)