Learn More
OBJECTIVE Endoscopically confirmed mucosal healing has become an important therapeutic goal in the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD). The role of clinical indices, such as the Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) and the Harvey-Bradshaw index (HBI), and surrogate markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and fecal calprotectin, to indicate remission(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed esophageal morbidity and relationships between surgical complications, symptoms, endoscopic findings, immunohistochemistry, and esophageal motility in adults with repaired esophageal atresia (EA). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There exist no previous population-based long-term follow-up studies on EA. METHODS Participants were(More)
The concentration of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in plasma samples taken 24 h after intramuscular or oral administration of 100 mg daily doses of the drug to patients with endometrial adenocarcinoma was measured by radioimmunoassay. In general, a plasma level of about 4 ng/ml was found 24 h after the dose, independent of the route of drug(More)
BACKGROUND In active coeliac disease, mucosal atrophy is associated with a marked decrease in intestinal disaccharidase enzyme activities. We investigated the value of duodenal mucosal disaccharidases to predict the severity of mucosal villous atrophy and its recovery in 50 patients with coeliac disease. METHODS Duodenal mucosal histology and(More)
This series consists of 119 uterine sarcoma patients treated at the University of Helsinki Central Hospital during the 20-year period of 1958 to 1977. It comprises the three main histologic varieties: leiomyosarcomas, 51 patients; mixed müllerian sarcomas, 45 patients; and endometrial stromal sarcomas, 23 patients. The clinicopathological features that(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS This prospective multicenter study examined whether elevated fecal calprotec tin (FC) concentrations after stopping TNFα-blocking therapy can predict clinical or endoscopic relapse. In addition, we evaluated the impact of histological remission on the relapse risk. METHODS We enrolled inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients who were(More)
An acute thrombocytopenic purpura developed shortly after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in 23 of approximately 700,000 children immunized over a period of seven years. The mean interval from inoculation to the onset of purpura was 19 days. Bone marrow aspirates obtained from 13 patients showed increased or normal amounts of megakaryocytes. Platelet(More)
Throughout 1970-1975, 881 patients were treated at Departments I and II of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helsinki University Central Hospital. They were treated mainly by using surgery and/or radiotherapy combined with adjuvant progestin therapy. The over-all uncorrected 5-year survival rate was 72.2% and corrected rate was 82.1%. In 146 out of 245 cases death(More)
We have studied the clinical course of quinidine-induced thrombocytopenia in relation to the presence of drug-dependent (dd-ab:s) and drug-independent antibodies in 14 patients. Thrombocytopenia was reversible in 9 d after discontinuation of quinidine treatment in 10 patients. In four it lasted more than 1 month. Drug-dependent antibodies of IgG class were(More)
BACKGROUND So far, infliximab (IFX) therapy for the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) has generally been guided by clinical symptoms. Data on treatment response as ascertained by endoscopy in IFX therapy are scarce. The aims of this study were to measure the endoscopic response rate during IFX induction and maintenance therapy in luminal CD, and also(More)