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Differential regulation of interleukin 12 and interleukin 23 production in human dendritic cells
We analyzed interleukin (IL) 12 and IL-23 production by monocyte-derived dendritic cells (mono-DCs). Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and zymosan preferentially induced IL-23. IL-23 but not IL-12 wasExpand
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Neuropeptide s receptor 1 gene polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The neuropeptide S receptor (NPSR1) gene has been associated recently with asthma and maps in a region of chromosome 7 previously linked also to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).Expand
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Polyphenol supplementation as a complementary medicinal approach to treating inflammatory bowel disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises a group of idiopathic chronic intestinal inflammation syndromes that are very common in developed countries. It is characterized by intermittent episodes ofExpand
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US evaluation of patients affected by IBD: how to do it, methods and findings.
Intestinal US has to be performed very accurately, to obtain an exploration of both small bowel and cholical loops that will be the most complete that is possible; so, this technique requiresExpand
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Side-to-Side Stapled Anastomosis Strongly Reduces Anastomotic Leak Rates in Crohn’s Disease Surgery
PURPOSEAnastomotic configuration may influence anastomotic leak rates. The aim of this study was to determine whether a side-to-side stapled ileocolonic anastomosis produces lower anastomotic leakExpand
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A score that verifies adherence to a gluten-free diet: a cross-sectional, multicentre validation in real clinical life.
A dietary interview performed by expert personnel is the best method to check whether patients with coeliac disease follow a strict gluten-free diet (GFD). We previously developed a score based onExpand
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Abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction: diagnostic role of intestinal ultrasound
Background Abdominal pain and irregular bowel habits are common among young people. Irritable bowel syndrome is frequent in the general population and has important economic and social costs.Expand
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Activity of Crohn disease: value of Color-Power-Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography
Abstract Diagnosis and follow-up of Crohn disease (CD) often require invasive instrumental examinations, with a high risk of iatrogenic damage. Ultrasound (US) examination of bowel walls could beExpand
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The natural history of ulcerative proctitis: a multicenter, retrospective study
OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and the long term evolution of patients with a well defined initial diagnosis of ulcerative proctitis.METHODS:Patients with anExpand
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Laboratory evaluation of the patient with liver disease.
Because the liver performs multiple functions, no single laboratory test or battery of tests is sufficient to provide a complete estimate of the function of the liver in every clinical situation. AExpand
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