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To determine if reactive oxygen metabolites have a pathogenic role in Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) related gastroduodenal disease, this study measured their production in antral mucosal biopsy specimens. Two related chemiluminescence techniques were used comparing H pylori positive (n = 105) and negative patients (n = 64) with a similar spectrum of(More)
To investigate the hypothesis that reactive oxygen metabolites are important in the pathophysiology of duodenal ulcer disease, their production by duodenal mucosal biopsy specimens was measured using luminol and lucigenin amplified chemiluminescence. Luminol chemiluminescence, expressed as background corrected median photon emission/mg/min x 10(3) (95%(More)
Previous studies suggesting increased reactive oxygen metabolite (ROM) production in inflammatory bowel disease have been restricted to peripheral blood and isolated intestinal phagocytes. In the current study, chemiluminescence and the effect of various scavengers, enzymes, and enzyme inhibitors were used to show that ROMs account for the increased(More)
Heat-shock proteins (HSPs) are highly conserved immunogenic intracellular molecules that are induced by inflammatory mediators and may induce autoimmune phenomena in vivo. We have recently demonstrated the increased expression of HSP-60 in the colonocytes of patients with ulcerative colitis. To study further the role of HSP-60 in inflammatory bowel disease,(More)
Anti-neutrophil antibodies have been shown in sera from patients with a variety of inflammatory diseases. Those reacting with components of neutrophil cytoplasm are associated with systemic vasculitis. Both nuclear and perinuclear staining patterns on human neutrophils have been reported using sera from patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We have(More)
Raised circulating von Willebrand factor is a recognised marker of vascular injury. To evaluate the role of vascular injury in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, serum von Willebrand factor in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, confirmed bacterial diarrhoea, and healthy subjects was measured. von Willebrand factor values were raised in 9/14(More)
PURPOSE The Department of Urology at Semmelweis University, Budapest was established in 1920 as one of the first independent urological clinics in Europe. The history of the guestbook begins in 1922 with Professor Illyés, the first appointed head of the department. MATERIALS AND METHODS Information was collected on the most famous urologists from those(More)
This study assayed serum levels of FVIII Rag as a marker of endothelial injury in patients not only with frank connective tissue disease but also in those presenting with Raynaud's phenomenon and in families of those with systemic sclerosis. Elevated levels of FVIII Rag were found in 62% of patients with systemic sclerosis (SS), 38% with systemic lupus(More)
In 1904 and again in 1934, Gonin· de­ scribed the clinical characteristics of snail track degeneration of the retina. Sharply de­ marcated bands of white, crinkled, or frost­ like change of the inner retinal surface (Figs. 1 and 2) create a picture that is remi­ niscent of the tracks made by a snail; this appearance led to the descriptive naming of this(More)
The mechanism by which the anterior chamber of the eye extends immunologic privilege to allogeneic donor tissues has been studied in inbred rats. Inoculation of allogeneic lymphoid cells into the anterior chamber demonstrated that although the site lacks a lymphatic drainage, the afferent limb of the immunologic reflex arc is intact because the recipient(More)