R J Machell

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Fifty-six patients with ulcerative colitis of mild to moderate severity were entered into a randomized, double-dummy comparison of sulphasalazine, 3 g/day, with olsalazine, 3 g/day. Patients were assessed clinically, and by sigmoidoscopy and biopsy, on entry and at 5 weeks. Both agents produced a similar reduction in stool frequency and in the passage of(More)
Sixty patients with gastric ulcers were treated for four weeks with either 1 g cimetidine per day or with identical tablets containing lactose. The healing rate, assessed by endoscopy, was 23 out of 35 (66%) in the patients given cimetidine and 13 out of 25 (52%) in those given placebo. The difference between the groups is not significant. During each of(More)
Twenty-five patients with healed gastric ulcers completed an 11-month double-blind controlled trial comparing cimetidine 1 g daily with placebo in the prevention of ulcer relapse. Ulcers recurred in 14 patients, 12 on placebo, 2 on cimetidine. In 11 patients, 9 on cimetidine, 2 on placebo, the ulcers remained healed at the end of the trial (P less than(More)
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