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Nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery
Lifestyle intervention programmes often produce insufficient weight loss and poor weight loss maintenance. As a result, an increasing number of patients with obesity and related comorbidities undergoExpand
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Epidemiology of constipation in the United States
In the present study, the epidemiology of constipation in the United States and an assessment of its impact on national health are presented. This analysis was based on four different surveys,i.e.,Expand
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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and thiamine deficiency after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in obese patients.
It has been proposed that thiamine deficiency after gastric bypass surgery in obese patients results from prolonged nausea and emesis. We hypothesized that thiamine deficiency is induced by alteredExpand
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Oxidative Stress in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Pathogenesis and Antioxidant Therapies
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a common cause of chronic liver disease, a common finding on liver biopsy in those patients with abnormal blood transaminase levels, and a common cause ofExpand
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Distribution and quantitation of gut neuropeptides in normal intestine and inflammatory bowel diseases
To study hyperplasia of peptidergic nerves purported to be diagnostic of Crohn's disease, we determined the distribution and concentrations of gut neuropeptides in specimens of normal intestine,Expand
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Physician visits in the United States for constipation: 1958 to 1986
Since 1958, the National Disease and Therapeutic Index (NDTI) has provided annual statistics summarizing the frequency physicians throughout the United States are visited for different diseaseExpand
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Clinical epidemiology of chronic constipation.
Using health statistics from the United States and England and Wales, we review the epidemiology of constipation and possible etiologies of this disorder as suggested by its epidemiologicExpand
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Somatostatin in the idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases
To study the effect of mucosal inflammation on tissue concentrations of somatostatin, the distribution and concentration of somatostatin in specimens of normal and abnormal (ulcerative colitis andExpand
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Postoperative metabolic and nutritional complications of bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery has become an increasingly important method for management of medically complicated obesity. In patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, up to 87% with type 2 diabetesExpand
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Enteric neurodegeneration in ageing
Abstract  The objective of this article is to review the clinical presentation and neurobiology of degeneration of the enteric nervous system with emphasis on human data where available.Expand
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