Seymour Katz

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by chronic intestinal inflammation whose cellular components are capable of oxidative respiratory bursts that may result in tissue injury. Mucosal biopsies were analyzed for protein carbonyl content (POPs), DNA oxidation products [8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)], reactive oxygen intermediates (ROIs),(More)
Curcumin, a natural compound used as a food additive, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in cell culture and animal studies. A pure curcumin preparation was administered in an open label study to five patients with ulcerative proctitis and five with Crohn's disease. All proctitis patients improved, with reductions in(More)
Small bowel neoplastic disease is a rare but dreaded occurrence in Crohn's disease (CD) and the diagnosis is often disguised by nonspecific and varied presenting symptoms mimicking active or obstructive CD. As such, the diagnosis is all too often delayed, typically detected at a late stage, and with a poor prognosis. CD has become a well-recognized risk(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Interleukin-12 and interleukin-23 are inflammatory cytokines implicated in Crohn's disease pathophysiology. Ustekinumab is a monoclonal antibody against the p40 subunit of interleukin-12/23. METHODS We performed a double-blind, cross-over trial of the clinical effects of ustekinumab in 104 patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease(More)
Bowman-Birk inhibitor concentrate (BBIC), a soy extract with high protease inhibitor activity, is efficacious in the treatment of colitis in mice and has been used in numerous clinical trials. A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial was performed to investigate the safety and possible benefits of BBIC in patients with active ulcerative colitis.(More)
BACKGROUND Teduglutide, an analog of glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), is associated with trophic effects on gut mucosa. Its role in the treatment of active Crohn's disease (CD) was assessed in a pilot, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, dose-ranging study. METHODS Subjects with moderate-to-severe CD were randomized 1:1:1:1 to placebo or 1 of(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Preliminary data have shown that delayed release oral mesalamine (Asacol) dosed at 4.8 g/day provided additional efficacy benefit compared to 1.6 g/day in patients with mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis. Additionally, Asacol dosed at 2.4 g/day has been proved to be more effective than 1.6 g/day. Whether 4.8 g/day of(More)
The cumulative risk of developing colon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis has been stated to increase 10%-20% for every decade of duration of disease after 10 yr. We reviewed the clinical course of 673 patients with inflammatory bowel disease restricted to the colon who were seen by the authors since 1955. A subset of 258 patients with a diagnosis(More)
Crohn's disease (CD) is a complex disorder resulting from the interaction of intestinal microbiota with the host immune system in genetically susceptible individuals. The largest meta-analysis of genome-wide association to date identified 71 CD-susceptibility loci in individuals of European ancestry. An important epidemiological feature of CD is that it is(More)
Chronic proctitis refers to persistent or relapsing inflammation of the rectum, which results from a wide range of etiologies with various pathogenic mechanisms. The patients may share similar clinical presentations. Ulcerative proctitis, chronic radiation proctitis or proctopathy, and diversion proctitis are the 3 most common forms of chronic proctitis.(More)