Maria Sjöberg

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BACKGROUND Rescue therapy with infliximab (IFX) has been proven effective in a steroid-refractory attack of ulcerative colitis (UC). The long-term efficacy is not well described. AIM To present a retrospective study of IFX as rescue therapy in UC. Primary end points were colectomy-free survival at 3 and 12 months. METHODS In this multicentre study, 211(More)
We report a case of symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum malaria that manifested 4 years after a visit to an area of endemicity in an 18-year-old male patient with sickle cell disease. The exceptionally long incubation time raises the questions of how and where P. falciparum parasites can reside for several years before suddenly causing disease.
The primary hypothesis of this study was that a lecture on basic hygiene routines could be associated with an increase in the use of disinfectant for hand hygiene. A secondary hypothesis was that the lecture could positively affect the staff's knowledge of and attitudes toward basic hygiene routines.A quasi-experimental design including one ward of the(More)
BACKGROUND Gut-directed hypnotherapy can reduce IBS symptoms, but the mechanisms underlying this therapeutic effect remain unknown. AIM To determine the effect of hypnotherapy and educational intervention on brain responses to cued rectal distensions in IBS patients. METHODS Forty-four women with moderate-to-severe IBS and 20 healthy controls (HCs) were(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the dissemination of Clostridium difficile (CD) spores in a hospital setting where the potassium monopersulfate-based disinfectant Virkon™ was used for cleaning. In the initial part of the study, we sampled 16 areas of frequent patient contact in 10 patient rooms where a patient with CD infection (CDI) had been(More)
P363 week. Time lost from education and socioeconomic status were similar in transition and non-transition patients (both p>0.05; see table). Conclusions: Surveys collected from at least 120 adolescent/young adult patients with IBD taking part in this study describe health related quality of life at this time point. P364 A Swedish observational study(More)
SIRS; We read with interest the article by Sjöberg et al. This is a very interesting study with a high number of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. The main finding of the study is that infliximab (IFX) treatment can prevent colectomy not only in the short term, but also in the long term (after >1 year). These results are superior to those previously(More)
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