Maurice G.V.M. Russel

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Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterised clinically by periods of well being interspersed by exacerbations of disease activity. Differentiation between IBD and less severe disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome requires invasive and expensive diagnostic procedures. Diagnostic differentiation between active disease, symptoms due to(More)
Both celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are characterized by chronic diarrhea and the presence of distinct (auto)antibodies. In the present study we wanted to determine the prevalence of serological markers for inflammatory bowel disease, i.e., perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA) and/or anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae(More)
Twenty-five patients with different stages of liver cirrhosis were evaluated with regard to the degree of liver synthesis reduction, the extent of the decrease of blood coagulation factors and/or alterations of the fibrinolytic system. For the assessment of the residual level of liver synthesis we used pseudo-cholinesterase and serum albumin as references.(More)
The treatment of patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in accordance with the current guideline is generally successful but there is still a group of patients for whom the medication does not work. If the initially prescribed medication is not sufficiently effective, the tendency is to move on to a 'higher' class of drugs relatively(More)
A 53-yr-old man, known to have had AIDS for 6 months, developed the clinical signs and symptoms of porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) preceding deterioration of his illness. Urinary porphyrin analysis confirmed the diagnosis of PCT. At the time the cutaneous blistering and scars developed, he was taking zidovudine and fluconazole. Reviewing the literature(More)
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