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Thirteen cases of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) were diagnosed from 1990 to 2003 in the area of the Hospital de Sagunto (Valencia, Spain), which attends a population of 112,003 inhabitants aged more than 14 years (54,622 males and 57,381 females). The diagnostic criteria of the International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group were used and patients who, despite having(More)
OBJECTIVE Butyrate enemas may be effective in the treatment of active distal ulcerative colitis. Because colonic fermentation of Plantago ovata seeds (dietary fiber) yields butyrate, the aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of Plantago ovata seeds as compared with mesalamine in maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis. METHODS An(More)
A retrospective study was performed in order to evaluate the prevalence of significant hepatic disease in patients with coeliac disease and its outcome after a gluten-free diet. Out of 46 patients with coeliac disease, 28 (60.87%) presented abnormal liver function test. These tests were normal after a gluten-free diet in 20 patients; one patient presented(More)
Because of its unpredictable behavior, renal cell carcinoma is one of the most controversial neoplasms. On the one hand, patients frequently show metastases at diagnosis because of its slight manifestations, while on the other, the neoplasm can remain stable after nephrectomy and can then metastasize many years later. When this happens, the metastases(More)
The use of infliximab in patients with luminal or fistulizing Crohn's disease refractory to medical treatment (steroids and immunomodulatory drugs) is increasingly widespread. Although the incidence of serious infections in patients undergoing infliximab treatment is not higher than that of controls, systemic fungal infections in patients treated with this(More)
HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES the hypothesis of this study is that genes involved in the regulation of the immune system, expressed by HLA antigens and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), could be determinants of disease susceptibility and behavior in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIAL AND METHOD seventy patients with a diagnosis of(More)
Recurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) lesions in the neo-ileum after apparently curative resection frequently occurs after surgery. The most appropriate prophylactic treatment has not been clearly defined. This study evaluated the efficacy of 5-ASA and azathioprine in decreasing postoperative recurrence and analysed the presence of variables associated with(More)
UNLABELLED Pouchitis is the most frequent long-term complication of the ileoanal reservoirs. Its etiology is unknown and it is currently believed to be a recurrence of ulcerative colitis in the mucosa of the ileal reservoir. AIM To evaluate whether the mucosa of the terminal ileum of patients with ulcerative colitis is different from that of patients free(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of familial occurrence in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and to evaluate the differences among groups of patients with and without familial history. PATIENTS AND METHODS Complete information about sex, age of onset of inflammatory bowel disease, initial location, extracolonic manifestations and perianal disease(More)