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BACKGROUND Long-term enteral nutrition may maintain clinical and endoscopic remission in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the impacts of long-term enteral nutrition on clinical and endoscopic disease activities and mucosal tissue cytokines in patients with quiescent CD. METHODS Forty patients with CD(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, published reports of mucosal inflammation in the terminal ileum of ulcerative colitis (UC) before colectomy are scarce. AIM To investigate inflammation in the terminal ileum of UC patients by endoscopic examinations and measurement of mucosal cytokine profiles. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with active UC were studied. At(More)
It has been reported that circumferential mesangial interposition (CMI) is an important morphological feature suggesting the progression of glomerulosclerosis in glomerular disease. The relation between CMI and its associated lesions was investigated in various renal diseases by electron microscopy. In 276 patients, of whom the glomeruli were observed by(More)
INTRODUCTION Concentrations of thyroid hormones, their carrier proteins, and thyroid antibodies in plasma have been extensively investigated, but those in pleural effusion have not. PATIENTS AND MEDTHODS: In the present study, we report, for the first time, the concentrations of thyroid hormones, their carrier proteins, and thyroid antibodies in the pleural(More)
A schizophrenic woman, aged 45, was admitted complaining of high fever, oliguria, blackish urine, muscle swelling and pain. She had been treated for the past 3 years with haloperidol (8 mg), levomepromazine (150 mg), chlorpromazine (75 mg), lithium carbonate (600 mg), bromocriptine mesilate (7.5 mg), etizolam (1 mg), and flunitrazepam (2 mg), Physical(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic performance of early-phase I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy with that of delayed-phase imaging in Lewy body disease (LBD). METHODS A retrospective cohort study of ¹²³I-MIBG scintigraphy was carried out in 192 patients who were suspected of having LBD. Clinical diagnosis was(More)
Lugol's solution is an iodinated agent used for treating thyroid crisis. It is primarily used in diagnostic tests for esophageal diseases. However, Lugol's solution can cause local mucosal injury and hemorrhage. We report, for the first time, a case of 34-year-old man who exhibited severe duodenal hemorrhage induced by Lugol's solution that was used to(More)
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