The effect of acute psychologic stress on systemic and rectal mucosal measures of inflammation in ulcerative colitis.

@article{Mawdsley2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of acute psychologic stress on systemic and rectal mucosal measures of inflammation in ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Joel E D Mawdsley and Marion G Macey and Roger M. Feakins and Louise Langmead and David S Rampton},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={410-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recent studies suggest that life events and chronic stress increase the risk of relapse in inflammatory bowel disease. Our aim was to study the effects of acute psychologic stress on systemic and rectal mucosal inflammatory responses in patients with inactive ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS Twenty-five patients with inactive UC and 11 healthy volunteers (HV) underwent an experimental stress test. Ten patients with UC and 11 HV underwent a control procedure. Before and after… CONTINUE READING

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