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UNLABELLED Aim. To evaluate capsule endoscopy in terms of incomplete examinations and capsule retentions and to find risk factors for these events. Material and Methods. This retrospective and consecutive study includes data from 2300 capsule enteroscopy examinations, performed at four different hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden from 2003 to 2009. Results. The(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer might share a common cause and, therefore, relatives of patients with IBD could be at increased risk of this malignant disease. We aimed to assess cancer rates among first-degree relatives of patients with IBD to try to determine whether an association between the two diseases exists. (More)
BACKGROUND Angioectasias in the gastrointestinal tract can be found in up to 3% of the population. They are typically asymptomatic but may sometimes result in severe bleeding. The reasons for why some patients bleed from their angioectasias are not fully understood but it has been reported that it may be explained by an acquired von Willebrand syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND There is an increasing interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in patients with chronic diseases, including those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Patients may turn to CAM when conventional therapies are inadequate or associated with side effects for symptomatic relief or to regain control over their disease. The objectives(More)
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