Michael Weidenhiller

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BACKGROUND Adverse food reactions (AFR) have has recently attracted increased attention from the media and are now more commonly reported by patients. Its classification, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment are complex and present a considerable challenge in clinical practice. Non-immune-mediated types of food intolerance have a cumulative prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Up to the present date, the treatment of recurrent chronic fistulas occurring with Crohn's disease represents a challenging task for both internists and surgeons alike. METHODS Conservative methods of treatment using steroids, dietotherapy, antibiotics or immunosuppressive agents are not particularly effective in treating fistulas. Treatment(More)
OBJECTIVES Serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) was investigated in patients with chronic pancreatitis in order to elucidate possible disease mechanisms linking pancreatitis, adverse reaction to foods and allergy. DESIGN AND METHODS Serum IgE was analysed in 86 non-atopic patients with advanced chronic pancreatitis and 54 non-atopic controls. IgE detection was(More)
Onset of inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] is nowadays seen as an interplay or a combination of genetic susceptibility, disturbed intestinal immunity, and environmental factors including gut microbiome. However, the initiation of inflammation and progression to IBD pathogenesis in a given individual is poorly understood. In this case report we describe the(More)
OBJECTIVE:Members of the general population often assume that they suffer from food allergy, but the true prevalence is low. Testing for the diagnosis of food-related hypersensitivity entails laborious procedures, including GI endoscopy. Our objective was to develop an endoscopic screening approach for food allergy.METHODS:Endoscopically guided segmental(More)
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