Kalman Paz

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BACKGROUND Antibiotic treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has a high failure rate. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has proven very effective in treating these recurrences. OBJECTIVES To determine which method of fecal microbiota transplantation (upper or lower gastrointestinal) and which type of donor (a relative or unrelated) is(More)
BACKGROUND The development and characteristics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Ethiopian Jewish immigrants to Israel were investigated. METHODS A case-control study was conducted in 7 tertiary care hospitals in Israel. Patients of Ethiopian origin with IBD >6 months were included. Time of disease onset after immigration and age at diagnosis were(More)
PURPOSE Gastroenterologists have been seeking reliable noninvasive indices of inflammatory and malignant bowel disease. This prospective study was to assess the value of fecal calprotectin in predicting abnormal histologic findings in patients undergoing colonoscopy. METHODS Stool specimens supplied before colonoscopy by 72 consecutive patients were(More)
Elevation of liver enzymes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with the biological agents, tocilizumab and anakinra, is now well documented. However, histological characterization of these effects and outcomes has not been defined. Here we report toxic liver effects in two women with rheumatoid arthritis, refractory to all nonbiological therapies,(More)
BACKGROUND Capsule endoscopy (CE) is often used to investigate small bowel Crohn's disease (CD). AIM The aim of this study is to prospectively assess the value of fecal calprotectin and lactoferrin to predict CE findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-eight consecutive patients that were referred for CE were included. Stool samples for calprotectin and(More)
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