PA Pelckmans

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Schistosomiasis mansoni is a major health problem, mainly occurring in developing countries. A large proportion of infected individuals suffers from motility-related gastrointestinal problems. In the present study, the diffuse inflammatory response in the small bowel wall, as compared to the egg-induced granulomatous inflammation, was investigated. For this(More)
Both dyspeptic and gastro-oesophageal reflux-like symptoms are frequent in the general population, but their degree of overlap is unknown. In severe functional dyspepsia (FD), symptoms are organized in factors associated with pathophysiological mechanisms. The aims of this study were: (i) to assess the prevalence of dyspeptic symptoms with and without(More)
1. The effects of different K+ channel blockers were studied on nitric oxide (NO)-mediated non-adrenergic non-cholinergic (NANC) relaxations in the canine ileocolonic junction. 2. The non-selective blockers of K+ channels, 4-aminopyridine (4-AP) and tetraethylammonium (TEA) and the blocker of large conductance Ca(2+)-activated K+ channels, charybdotoxin,(More)
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