Joseph B. Kirsner

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To determine the efficacy of azathioprine in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a 6-month double blind trial was carried out. Thirty patients with chronic ulcerative colitis who required the equivalent of at least 10 mg of prednisone per day over the 3 months prior to entering the study were randomized into placebo and azathioprine (1.5 mg per kg)(More)
Crohn's disease is a chronic disease of unknown etiology. Previous reports have suggested that cigarette smoking may be associated with the development of Crohn's disease. To examine this association, we conducted a case-control study of patients referred to a single practice over a 7-month period. The cigarette-smoking habits of 115 patients with Crohn's(More)