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BACKGROUND Overexpression of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) has been associated with colorectal adenomatous polyps and cancer, prompting researchers to propose its inhibition as a chemopreventive intervention. METHODS The Prevention of Colorectal Sporadic Adenomatous Polyps trial was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of the COX-2 inhibitor(More)
OBJECTIVE The infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 (Remsima(®), Inflectra(®)) was approved in Europe for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) based on extrapolation of data from patients with rheumatic disease. Because there are limited published reports on clinical outcomes for IBD patients treated with CT-P13, we monitored responses to induction(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of endoscopic treatment in 16 patients with benign adenomas of the papilla of Vater. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study involved 16 patients with confirmed adenoma of the papilla of Vater. Diagnosis of adenoma was made by endoscopic findings, benign(More)
Pancreatic cancer is a disease with increasing incidence and high (and nearly unchanged) lethality that is caused mainly due to its late diagnosis. Risk factors for neoplastic transformation are especially chronic pancreatitis, diabetes mellitus, but also obesity and smoking. The search for suitable early markers becomes a key element of research in this(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Our aim was to compare expressions of 6 microRNAs (miRNAs) in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PAC) and non-cancer patients, moreover according to the presence or absence of diabetes mellitus. METHODS Expressions of miRNA-192, -196, -200, -21, -30 and -423 were measured in 77 patients with PAC and 64 non-cancer(More)
The main representatives of bacteria in the human colon were investigated by specific PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE). Prevalent in both cases were species of Bifidobacterium, Clostridium, Bacteroides, Faecalibacterium and Eubacterium. Simultaneously, cellulolytic bacteria were isolated from the human feces. The largest proportion was(More)
Multiple duodenal polyps are a relatively rare finding, usually co-occurrent with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).We report a patient with multiple duodenal adenomas and a negative examination for FAP: multiple flat polyps were detected endoscopically in a 37-year-old male patient, extending from the apex of the bulb to the end of the descending part(More)
Despite all the progress achieved in the treatment of chronic gastrointestinal diseases, in some patients the treatment does not reach long-term optimum effectiveness. Therefore a number of patients have turned to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Of the different types of CAM patients with GIT diseases tend to prefer in particular homeopathy,(More)
INTRODUCTION The good and safe bowel cleansing is key to the success of coloscopy. The standard preparation involves 4 l polyethylene glycol (PEG). Now the combination of PEG and ascorbic acid (PEGA) of half the volume is available. Besides the type of product also the time factors which are not clarified, play a role during the bowel preparation. The aim(More)