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Therapy trials with bacterial compounds in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have produced conflicting results. This study was performed in 1988 and 1989, and was re-analysed according to current IBS standards. Two hundred ninety-seven patients with lower abdominal symptoms diagnosed as IBS were treated for 8 weeks by the compound ProSymbioflor((R))(More)
UNLABELLED Treatment of functional bowel disorders of irritable bowel-type (IBS) in children remains a difficult task because of a lack of drugs with low adverse event profile. We here report the results of a treatment study in 203 children (66 boys and 137 girls) age 4 to 18 years (mean: 10.5+/-4.5 years) with typical IBS symptoms with abdominal pain and(More)
In the cerebrospinal fluid IgG of five patients with lymphomeningoradiculitis (Bannwarth's syndrome) and radiculomyelitis studied by immunoblot technique an oligoclonal pattern was found. Most of these oligoclonal bands were specific for Borrelia burgdorferi. In patients suffering from chronic meningoradiculomyelitis, repeated CSF examination by this(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous meta-analyses have recently assessed the overall clinical benefit of single therapy options and groups of therapies in the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). By large, this should enable physicians to select from a number of therapy options available. METHODS We entered dichotomous outcome data from 121 IBS trials published over the last(More)
8007 Background: The multinational, randomized, phase III FLEX study compared cisplatin/vinorelbine (CT) plus the EGFR- antibody, cetuximab (Erbitux), with CT alone in the 1st-line treatment of patients (pts) with advanced EGFR-expressing NSCLC and demonstrated a statistically significant OS benefit for the cetuximab combination. We hypothesized that KRAS(More)
We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of the German version of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE) in identifying early Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild vascular dementia (VaD) in comparison with the conventional Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). The study refers to 50 patients with mild dementia of AD, 26 patients with mild dementia of(More)
The study objective is to outline basic aspects of medical care service structure in the fields of psychosomatic medicine in a clinical acute-care setting. A total of 216 inpatients in a psychosomatic ward of a general hospital were investigated during a 32 months period using a retrospective study design. Referring physicians and clinics along with(More)
BACKGROUND The motivation of patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders to accept psychotherapy (PT) as a treatment option is not known. OBJECTIVE The authors investigated motivation for patients' refusal to participate and dropout from PT/medical management programs. METHOD Consecutive patients with symptoms suggestive of functional bowel(More)