Hans A. R. E. Tuynman

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BACKGROUND Most patients who have active Crohn's disease are treated initially with corticosteroids. Although this approach usually controls symptoms, many patients become resistant to or dependent on corticosteroids, and long exposure is associated with an increased risk of mortality. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of early use of combined(More)
UNLABELLED Extensive population-based studies are much needed to accurately establish epidemiology and disease course in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). We aimed to obtain population-based prevalence and incidence figures, insight in disease course with regard to survival, liver transplantation (LT), and occurrence of malignancies, as(More)
UNLABELLED The recent addition of immunoglobulin (Ig)G4-associated cholangitis (IAC), also called IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IRSC), to the spectrum of chronic cholangiopathies has created the clinical need for reliable methods to discriminate between IAC and the more common cholestatic entities, primary (PSC) and secondary sclerosing cholangitis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic value of empirical treatment with omeprazole in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS Patients with symptoms suggestive of GERD underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and 24-h esophageal pH monitoring. Patients with reflux esophagitis grade 0 or 1 were included in the study and were(More)
OBJECTIVES Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes have become an excellent alternative for the long-term management of patients with proximal obstructions of the gastrointestinal tract. However, their use has limitations and can be associated with serious complications. We therefore studied the frequency and severity of complications related to the(More)
BACKGROUND Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is strongly associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of this study was to assess the IBD phenotype associated with PSC in a large well-phenotyped population-based PSC cohort using endoscopic and histopathologic criteria. METHODS PSC cases were identified and ascertained, fulfilling(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Cecal intubation is not achieved in 2 - 23 % of colonoscopies. The efforts made by physicians to visualize the remaining colon and the number of missed significant lesions are unknown. This study evaluates 1) the reasons for incomplete colonoscopy, 2) the rates of complete colonic evaluation after incomplete colonoscopy, and 3) the(More)
BACKGROUND Early computed tomography (CT) (within 4 full days after symptom onset) may be performed to distinguish acute pancreatitis (AP) from other intra-abdominal conditions or to identify early pancreatic necrosis. We analyzed practice and yield of early CT in patients with an established clinical diagnosis of AP in a Dutch cohort (EARL study). (More)
OBJECTIVE:In healthy conditions, factors inducing or inhibiting coagulation and factors inducing or inhibiting fibrinolysis are in balance. In ulcerative colitis, hypercoagulation is presumed, which may explain part of the clinical features of this disease. Therapy strategies affecting hemostasis may improve the course of ulcerative colitis. This study was(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The natural history of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) has so far mainly been studied in tertiary referral centres. The aim of the present investigation was to describe the natural history of PBC in a large population-based cohort in order to identify risk factors for development of malignancies and disease progression. METHODS Four(More)