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Eosinophilic gastroenteritis: a clinicopathological study of patients with disease of the mucosa, muscle layer, and subserosal tissues.
Eos inophilic gastroenteritis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms even in the absence of peripheral eosinophilia, according to the clinicopathological spectrum. Expand
Simplified assessment of segmental colonic transit.
The single-film technique is simple, convenient for clinical usage, and reduces the exposure to radiation to acceptable levels and there should be a role for this approach in the evaluation of colonic transit in selected patients. Expand
Pouchitis after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: a Pouchitis Disease Activity Index.
The PDAI provides simple, objective, and quantitative criteria for pouch inflammation after IPAA and is more sensitive than prior scoring systems. Expand
Human interdigestive motility: variations in patterns from esophagus to colon.
Motility varied widely between and within individuals, and differences between normal patterns in the jejunum and ileum were particularly striking, suggesting levels of recordings must be defined accurately if putative abnormalities, of possible clinical significance, are to be interpreted correctly. Expand
American Gastroenterological Association Medical Position Statement: guidelines on constipation.
This document presents the official recommendations of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) on constipation. It was approved by the Clinical Practice and Practice Economics Committee onExpand
Effect of molecular structure on bile acid-induced alterations in absorptive function, permeability, and morphology in the perfused rabbit colon.
It is shown that of the major primary and secondary bile acids in man, only deoxycholic and chenodeoxycholics acids alter colonic structure and function in the rabbit and that bile acid-induced secretion was invariably associated with increased mucosal permeability and epitheliolysis. Expand
Transit of solids through the human colon: regional quantification in the unprepared bowel.
The ascending and transverse colon appear to be sites of storage of solid residue, whereas the left colon and rectosigmoid function mainly as conduits. Expand
A patient questionnaire to identify bowel disease.
This questionnaire is believed to be an additional and useful diagnostic tool for identifying patients with functional gastrointestinal symptoms and elicited symptoms in a highly reliable manner and was shown to be a valid measure of functional bowel complaints. Expand
Rectal tone, distensibility, and perception: reproducibility and response to different distensions.
The reproducibility of repeated assessments of sensory perception, basal tone, and compliance and/or elastance of the rectum during distension was examined and no relationship was found between these temporal features and the magnitude of the stimulus. Expand
Effects of an irritable bowel syndrome educational class on health-promoting behaviors and symptoms
A structured IBS educational class for patients with IBS improved symptoms and some health-promoting behaviors, however, relationships among specific behaviors and specific symptoms did not consistently correspond with this improvement. Expand