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Physical complaints are recognised accompaniments of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This study investigates the reporting of physical complaints in a treatment-naive sample of fire-fighters with and without PTSD. Statistically higher rates of cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms were reported in the PTSD group.(More)
A population of the fire fighters who had been exposed to a natural disaster were screened using the General Health Questionnaire 4, 11, and 29 months after a natural disaster. On the basis of these data, a high-risk group of subjects who had scored as cases and probable cases and a symptom-free comparison group were interviewed using the Diagnostic(More)
OBJECTIVES Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) from healthy donors, which is an effective alternative for treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated disease, is being considered for several disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and metabolic syndrome. Disease remission upon FMT is thought to be facilitated by an(More)
BACKGROUND Which factors predict recurrence in patients with Crohn's disease in the era of immunosuppressive medications is still under debate. OBJECTIVE The current study was conducted to assess long-term outcome after ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease and to define predictive factors for surgical relapse. DESIGN This is a retrospective study. (More)
BACKGROUND Safety data are lacking on influenza vaccination in general and on A (H1N1)v vaccination in particular in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) receiving immmunomodulators and/or biological therapy. AIMS AND METHODS The authors conducted a multicentre observational cohort study to evaluate symptoms associated with influenza H1N1(More)
Management of Crohn's disease has traditionally placed high value on subjective symptom assessment; however, it is increasingly appreciated that patient symptoms and objective parameters of inflammation can be disconnected. Therefore, strategies that objectively monitor inflammatory activity should be utilised throughout the disease course to optimise(More)
AIM There is growing evidence that stapled anastomoses are similarly effective compared to hand-sewn anastomoses in Crohn's patients. This study was designed to assess safety and limitations of wide-lumen stapled ileocolic anastomoses. METHOD All patients with ileocolic resections for Crohn's disease perfomed between 1998 and 2006 were studied. A stapled(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but data on frequency, site of thrombosis and risk factors are limited. We sought to determine prevalence, incidence as well as location and clinical features of first VTE among IBD patients. METHODS We evaluated a cohort of 2811 IBD(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Psoriasiform and eczematiform lesions are associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α therapies. We assessed clinical characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of skin disease in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases that presented with psoriasiform and eczematiform lesions induced by anti-TNF-α agents. METHODS We studied 85(More)