Monica Duffy

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PURPOSE Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis remains the "gold standard" in surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis. Pouchitis occurs mainly in patients with a background of ulcerative colitis, although the reasons for this are unknown. The aim of this study was to characterize differences in pouch bacterial populations between(More)
The authors surveyed 80 hospitalized patients with serious mental illness and the patients' treatment teams to compare their perspectives about appropriate housing and support services following hospital discharge. The results showed that the opinions of patients and treatment teams differed markedly on housing preferences but converged on many basic(More)
PURPOSE Colonic mucosal metabolism of butyrate may be impaired in ulcerative colitis. In this study we sought to confirm this observation, to determine if a similar change occurs in Crohn's colitis, and to establish whether a panenteric disorder of butyrate metabolism exists in either condition. METHODS With use of a microculture technique, mucosal(More)
This article compares the service quality expectations of residents, family, and administrators within a long-term-care context. Expectations for service quality are measured using the SERVQUAL scale. The results support the reliability of the SERVQUAL instrument for nursing home residents. Resident expectations were significantly different from(More)
BACKGROUND Construction of an ileal faecal or urinary reservoir profoundly alters ileal luminal ecology and availability of mucosal metabolic substrates. The aims of this study were to measure mucosal metabolic flux of butyrate and glutamine in histologically normal (control) ileum and to determine the effect of reservoir construction on metabolic fluxes in(More)