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BACKGROUND In acute pancreatitis (AP) administration of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) might change the course of the disease through modulation of eicosanoid synthesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective, randomized clinical trial from 28 patients with moderate-severe AP, 14 received n-3 PUFAs (fish oil) enterally (3.3g/day for 5-7 days).(More)
Patients with Active and Quiescent Crohn Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Chemiluminescent Study, Anna Blázovics, Ágota Kovács, Andrea Lugasi, Krisztina Hagymási, Lajos Bı́ró, and János Fehér ( Second Department of Medicine, Semmelweis University Medical School, Szentkirályi St. 46, Budapest H-1088, Hungary; 2 Elizabeth County Hospital, Alsó erdõsor St. 7,(More)
Malnutrition may develop in acute pancreatitis (AP), accompanied by hypermetabolism and high nutritional requirements, and in chronic pancreatitis (CP). We measured the incidence of protein malnutrition in AP and CP by comparing different serum biomarkers of protein metabolism and inflammation. Thirty-five patients with acute (27 moderate, 8 severe), and 35(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS The incidence of obesity is increasing dramatically not only among adults, but also in children. The purpose of the survey was to assess the age- and gender-specific anthropometric data of children between the ages of 7 and 14 years who attended elementary schools in Budapest. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 2005.(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS To assess the age- and gender-specific anthropometric parameters and blood pressure in Hungarian adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed between 1997 and 2000. Altogether 6,345 secondary school students (aged 15-18 years) were involved in the study. The representative sampling sites were selected randomly. In the(More)
A nutritional survey of a Hungarian group of pregnant women was carried out. One hundred and twenty nine women aged 25.9 years, entered the study, but only 70 completed all the protocol. Average body weight gain was 12.4 kg and the mean birth weight of the newborns was 3,386 g. Mean energy and nutrient intakes of pregnant women showed similar patterns as in(More)
BACKGROUND Ferritin is a storage protein for iron that can either represent a source of iron or perform a cytoprotective action as an iron sequestrant. OBJECTIVE To compare the concentrations of ferritin in pericardial fluid of patients with valvular heart disease, serving as controls, and in patients with coronary artery disease. DESIGN We studied a(More)
UNLABELLED In the treatment of obesity the introduction of a low-calorie diet is a fundamental requirement. The enhancement of the fiber content of food causing satiety may contribute to the observation of dietary prescriptions. Oligofructoses belong to the group of dietary fibers. AIM To study the effects of the consumption of a low-energy diet (2,000(More)
The third Hungarian national dietary survey was conducted in 2003-2004. This publication describes the first part of the energy and nutrient intake findings in a sample consisting of a population of 1179 persons over 19 years of age (energy and macro nutrients). Energy and nutrient intake values were calculated based on 3 x 24- hour dietary records filled(More)