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Plasma Citrulline Concentration: A Reliable Marker of Small Bowel Absorptive Capacity Independent of Intestinal Inflammation
OBJECTIVES:Postabsorptive plasma citrulline concentration has been proposed as a reliable marker of small bowel absorptive capacity in short bowel patients. The aim of this study was to address theExpand
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Randomised clinical trial: a liquid multi‐strain probiotic vs. placebo in the irritable bowel syndrome – a 12 week double‐blind study
The importance of interactions between the host and gut microbiota in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is becoming increasingly apparent. Probiotics offer a potential new treatmentExpand
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Serum S-100 Protein, Relationship to Clinical Outcome in Acute Stroke
The clinical significance of serum S-100 protein, a protein released by damaged brain tissue, was assessed in patients with acute ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke and matched controls. Serum S-100Expand
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Fecal calprotectin in inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome share many symptoms. While irritable bowel syndrome is a functional bowel disorder for which no specific treatment is available, theExpand
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Prediction of cognitive dysfunction after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest using serum neuron-specific enolase and protein S-100
Background: More than 50% of patients initially resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die in hospital. Objective: To investigate the prognostic value of serum protein S-100 andExpand
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Folic acid enhances endothelial function and reduces blood pressure in smokers: a randomized controlled trial
Abstract.  Mangoni AA, Sherwood RA, Swift CG, Jackson SHD (Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College London, UK). Folic acid enhances endothelial function and reduces bloodExpand
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Short-term oral folic acid supplementation enhances endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes.
BACKGROUND Endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffening are commonly observed in type 2 diabetes. These abnormalities might be secondary to increased plasma concentrations of homocysteine. WeExpand
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The Effect of Benign and Malignant Liver Disease on the Tumour Markers CA19-9 and CEA
The serum concentrations of CA19-9 and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) were measured in 150 consecutive patients with histologically proven liver disease admitted to a liver unit for transplantExpand
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Endothelial Function and Weight Loss in Obese Humans
Background: Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of endothelial dysfunction. We explored the effect of different degrees of body mass on endothelial function, lipids, systemicExpand
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The neurological morbidity of carotid revascularisation: using markers of cellular brain injury to compare CEA and CAS.
AIM This comparative study attempts to evaluate the profile of S-100beta and Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE), biomarkers of brain injury, in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotidExpand
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