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Thiopurines (azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine) have been used in the management of UC patients for over three decades. Nearly half of patients with UC treated with thiopurines fail to achieve remission or lose remission during treatment. Factors associated with thiopurine failure are poorly understood. The primary aim of our study was to investigate(More)
Predicting timber volume can be important for decision- making. Conventional forest growth models are generally based on mensuration data acquired in fully stocked homogeneous tree stands, and do not consider the wide spacings often adopted in European agroforestry. In order to test the possibility of adapting conventional forestry growth models, diameter(More)
BACKGROUND An association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and cardiovascular diseases has been shown in multiple studies. However, little is known about the effect of IBD-related characteristics on cardiovascular events. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective, nested case-control study of IBD patients who presented to the institution from(More)
IBD patients are at increased risk of coronary artery disease in the absence of traditional risk factors. However, the disease-related risk factors remain poorly understood although increased inflammation seems to increase cardiovascular disease risk in IBD. Thrombocytes are involved in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease, and a subset of IBD(More)
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