Marybeth Hopkins

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Methotrexate and infliximab are effective therapies for Crohn's disease (CD). In the combination of maintenance methotrexate-infliximab trial, we evaluated the potential superiority of combination therapy over infliximab alone. METHODS In a 50-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we compared methotrexate and infliximab with(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data from Western countries indicate that the aetiology of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is changing as the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori is decreasing while the use of low-dose aspirin (LDA, ≤325 mg/day) is increasing. AIM To investigate the changing aetiology and demographics of PUD in a well-characterised patient cohort at a large(More)
We studied the effect of electrical stimulation of the phrenic nerve on the force frequency relationship of the disused diaphragm. A high quadriplegic who had been totally ventilator dependent for 6 months following a C2 fracture received bilateral phrenic nerve stimulators. During a 6-wk period of conditioning by electrical stimulation, the force of(More)
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