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Manning Criteria in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Its Diagnostic Significance
Background: Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most commonly encountered gastrointestinal disorders, for which there are no established diagnostic criteria. Thus, a diagnosis of IBS is made byExpand
Effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on antral gastrin and somatostatin cells and on serum gastrin concentrations
Objectives Helicobacter pylori infection induces selective reduction of the number of antral D-cells and results in abnormal regulation of serum gastrin secretion. The purpose of this study was toExpand
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Patients with Peptic Ulcer Diseases and Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia
Background: Helicobacter pylori is known to be a cause of active chronic gastritis and has been proposed as an etiologic factor in the development of peptic ulcer disease, but controversy continuesExpand
Paraneoplastic gastrointestinal motor dysfunction: clinical and laboratory characteristics
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, manometric, and serological characteristics of 12 patients with paraneoplastic GI motor dysfunction and to assess theExpand
OKT3 monoclonal antibody given for ten versus fourteen days as immunosuppressive prophylaxis in heart transplantation.
We have previously reported that murine antihuman monoclonal antibody OKT3 (Orthoclone OKT3) given for 14 days after heart transplantation is effective as immunosuppressive prophylaxis. The optimalExpand
Antral Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Hypergastrinemia and Peptic Ulcers: Effect of Eradicating the Organism
Background: A randomized prospective study on the response of fasting serum gastrin concentrations in peptic ulcer patients was performed in order to test the hypothesis that H. pylori infection inExpand
Distribution of Prostaglandin E2 in Gastric and Duodenal Mucosa: Possible Role in the Pathogenesis of Peptic Ulcer
Background Prostaglandin E which is present abundantly in the gastric mucosa is a powerful inhibitor of gastric acid secretion and a stimulus to gastric mucus production. In addition, prostaglandinExpand
Prevalence of Antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus in Patients with Various Types of Liver Diseases
Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is known to be a major cause of non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH) and is thought to be an important causative agent of serious liver disease. Recently the role of HCVExpand