David A. Watts

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A variety of endoscopic haemostatic techniques have enabled major advances in the management of not only bleeding peptic ulcers and bleeding varices, but also in a variety of bleeding lesions in the small intestine and in the colon. Indeed, the development and widespread implementation of endoscopic haemostasis has been one of the most important(More)
We investigated water use of an invasive riparian reed species, Arundo donax (L.), along moisture gradients to determine how extensively this plant might affect water resources. On an approximately 250 m stretch of the Lower Rio Grande in South Texas, we measured the gas exchange of water vapor at the leaf scale and structural characteristics, such as leaf(More)
Currently, the therapeutic end-point in the treatment of Crohn's disease is the remission of symptoms, but recent data confirm that mucosal inflammation may continue in the absence of symptoms. Furthermore, emerging evidence indicates that such subtle, sub-clinical mucosal inflammation leads to clinical relapse. The assessment of mucosal inflammation has(More)
BACKGROUND Adalimumab is a second generation humanized anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) monoclonal antibody with established efficacy in Crohn's disease (CD). AIMS To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adalimumab on a nationwide clinical setting. METHODS We used the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology network to identify and follow up the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND As many as 50% of patients with reflux symptoms have no endoscopic evidence of oesophagitis. This multicentre study was designed to assess symptom relief after omeprazole 20 mg once daily in patients with symptoms typical of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease but without endoscopic evidence of oesophagitis. METHODS Patients (n = 209) were(More)
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