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BACKGROUND/AIMS The primary therapeutic goals in ulcerative colitis (UC) are to maintain excellent quality of life (QOL) by treating flare-ups when they occur, and preventing flare-ups. Since stress can trigger UC flare-ups, we investigated the efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to reduce flare-ups and improve QOL. METHODS Patients with(More)
Circadian rhythms are 24-h patterns regulating behavior, organs, and cells in living organisms. These rhythms align biological functions with regular and predictable environmental patterns to optimize function and health. Disruption of these rhythms can be detrimental resulting in metabolic syndrome, cancer, or cardiovascular disease, just to name a few. It(More)
This two day conference was organised by Kamran Rostami who lined up a number of experts to bring us up to date on some important topics related to coeliac disease (CD) and other food related disorders. He opened the proceedings and pointed out that the clinical manifestations of CD are protean and making the diagnosis is particularly challenging in those(More)
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