A digital quantitative method of estimating inflammation in the rectal mucosa. I. The normal limits in asymptomatic patients.

@article{Rubio1981ADQ,
  title={A digital quantitative method of estimating inflammation in the rectal mucosa. I. The normal limits in asymptomatic patients.},
  author={Carlos A Rubio and Y Kock},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={731-5}
}
Histological preparations of the rectal mucosa from 72 rheumatic patients without gastrointestinal symptoms were quantitatively analysed. The variables recorded were the diameter (minor axis) of ten consecutive transversally cut glands, the space of lamina propria between the glands, the number of glands per high-power field, and the number of nuclei in ten consecutive areas (of lamina propria) between the glands. The digitals resulting from the sum of the values in each variable were… CONTINUE READING