Usefulness of rectal dialysis to determine intrarectal eicosanoids release in ulcerative colitis.

The quantification of the local production of eicosanoids is of interest because it has been implicated in the mucosal damage of ulcerative colitis. In situ production of eicosanoids is not reflected by its urinary or seric levels, requiring invasive examinations. Thus, new non-invasive techniques such as rectal dialysis have been investigated. The purpose… CONTINUE READING