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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)
BACKGROUND Few data are available on the disease course in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in deep remission after discontinuing tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα)-blocking therapy. In this prospective multicenter study, we evaluated the relapse rate, predictive factors, and the response to retreatment after discontinuation of TNFα-blocking(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)
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)
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)
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)
A prospective, randomized, national trial for comparing the effects of cytotoxic agents and radiotherapy on survival in primary epithelial ovarian cancer stages I-IV was carried out in 363 patients. After laparotomy, the patients were staged according to disease spread and randomized into treatment groups within each stage. The single or combined cytotoxic(More)
Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are at increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), but the risk varies between different studies and seems to be decreasing. The cumulative risk of CRC has been reported to be 1%, 2%, and 5% after 10, 20, and over 20 years of disease duration, respectively, in recent meta-analysis. Disease duration and grade(More)
This prospective double-blind, multicenter study was aimed at evaluating the clinical efficacy of RA 233 (a derivative of dipyridamole) in ovarian cancer. Following primary surgery, 497 patients with ovarian cancer were treated with combination cytotoxic chemotherapy; those in clinical stage II were also treated with pelvic irradiation. The patients were(More)