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Over a 2.5-year period, 82 consecutive children complaining of recurrent abdominal pain underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastroscopy confirmed pathology in 48 of the children (58.5%). Four of the children, who also had undergone gastroscopy, had other diagnoses (lactose malabsorption, hydronephrosis, yersiniosis), and 30 of the children (36.6%)(More)
Mucosal morphology and faecal bacteriology were studied in 30 patients with ileoanal anastomosis and J-pouch and 10 patients with conventional ileostomy. Patients with ileoanal anastomosis had more acute and chronic inflammatory changes on histological examination than patients with conventional ileostomy. Patients with ileoanal anastomosis had a greater(More)
We studied histologically antral biopsies from 89 consecutive patients with chronic renal failure for Helicobacter pylori (previously Campylobacter pylori). A dose-response gastric secretion test was also performed. The frequency of Helicobacter-positive subjects was low (15/89, 17%), corresponding to figures reported in the literature for young symptomless(More)
Absorption of bile acids was investigated using 75Se-homotaurocholate (SeHCAT) in 27 patients with ileoanal anastomosis and J-pouch, 7 patients with conventional ileostomy and 9 non-operated patients with ulcerative colitis. Retention of SeHCAT at seven days was higher in non-operated patients than in patients with ileoanal anastomosis (P less than 0.001)(More)
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a subepidermal blistering skin disease, which has shown a strong association with neurological diseases in epidemiological studies. The BP autoantigens BP180 and BP230 are expressed in the cutaneous basement membrane and the central nervous system. Using BP180 and BP230 ELISA assays and immunoblotting against BP180, we analyzed(More)
This study was designated to establish the incidence of septic complications associated with Nd:YAG-laser treatment of varied gastrointestinal lesions. A total of 30 laser procedures were performed for 27 patients with both upper and lower gastrointestinal diseases. Thirty minutes after the completion of laser therapy, blood culture was obtained from each(More)
The analgesic concentrations of oxycodone in acute post-operative pain management have not been established. Here, we have evaluated the minimum effective concentration (MEC) and the minimum effective analgesic concentration (MEAC) of oxycodone in pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LCC) in 23 adult patients. The patients were provided with 0.1 mg/kg(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate postoperative pain and early recovery in cataract patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 201 patients who underwent elective first eye cataract extraction surgery were enrolled, and 196 were included in the final analysis. The study design was a single-center, prospective, follow-up study in a tertiary hospital in eastern Finland.(More)
AIMS This study aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetics of oxycodone and its major metabolites in infants and covered the age range between extremely preterm neonates and 2-year-old infants. METHODS Seventy-nine infants (gestational age 23-42 weeks; postnatal age 0-650 days) received intravenous oxycodone hydrochloride trihydrate at a dose of 0.1 mg(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate whether the post-surgery placement of the rectus sheath block (RSB) analgesia could alter the oxidative stress response. The main hypothesis of our study was to find some correlation between patients' pain experience, numeric rating scale (NRS) and the concentration of oxidative stress marker, 8-OHdG(More)