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The bioavailability of four different Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) formulations was compared in ten healthy volunteers in a four-way randomised cross-over trial. The included formulations were: A hard gelatin capsule containing 100 mg of CoQ and 400 mg of Emcompress. Three soft gelatin capsules containing: 100 mg of CoQ with 400 mg of soy bean oil (Bioquinon); 100 mg(More)
Gastrointestinal pH and regional intestinal transit times of a capsule were measured in twelve healthy children aged 8-14 years using a radiotransmitting pH-sensitive capsule. The location of the capsule was determined by fluoroscopy. pH in the stomach was 1.5, but rose to 6.4 in the duodenum (mean values). pH gradually rose in the small intestine and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the concentration of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and the metabolite N-acetyl-5-aminosalicylic acid (Ac-5-ASA) in the maternal and fetal plasma at delivery and in the maternal milk post partum. DESIGN AND STUDY SUBJECTS Pregnant and lactating women with chronic inflammatory bowel disease, treated with different pure 5-ASA(More)
A calcium absorption investigation was carried out with the purpose of determining whether lactose-hydrolyzed milk facilitates calcium absorption in subjects with lactose malabsorption. Nine children participated in the study, which was divided into two investigation periods separated by at least 1 week. During the first period the children were given a(More)
The release pattern, bioavailability, and kinetics of a 5-aminosalicylic acid tablet with sustained release were studied in humans. Six ileostomy patients received a single dose (500 mg). Eight and 48 h later, respectively, 58% and 65% of the dose was recovered in the ileostomy effluents, either as 5-aminosalicylic acid still retained in the preparation,(More)
Ten patients with chronic pain were randomized to an open, balanced, crossover study. Each patients received two different preparations of racemic methadone, i.e., tablets and intravenous infusion. The pharmacokinetic parameters of the R- and S-enantiomers of the racemate are reported. The analgesically active R-methadone has a significantly longer mean(More)
We randomly assigned 71 patients with active chronic Crohn's disease who were resistant to or intolerant of corticosteroids to treatment with oral cyclosporine (5 to 7.5 mg per kilogram of body weight per day) or placebo for three months. Disease activity was assessed on a clinical grading scale without knowledge of the treatment given. At the end of the(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few studies have attempted to determined the prevalence of long-standing abnormal liver function and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of long-standing abnormal liver function test results and to describe the clinical, biochemical, and histologic(More)
OBJECTIVE Crohn's disease, characterized by chronic intestinal inflammation, is sometimes followed by malabsorption, which may interfere with embryogenesis and fetal growth. Therefore we examined birthweight, the frequency of preterm birth, and other reproductive outcomes in the offspring of women with Crohn's disease. METHODS We used a historical(More)
AIMS To investigate the smoking prevalence the last three months before pregnancy and at 18 weeks of gestation among women in Norway and to evaluate the impact of pre-pregnancy smoking habits, maternal age, level of education, civil status and parity on smoking cessation. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective, multicenter survey. The study population(More)