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Kelly Steven - - 2004
PURPOSE: This study was designed to determine whether patients with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis have increased gastrointestinal bacterial colonization as assessed functionally compared with patients with Brooke ileostomy and to determine the effect of pouch bacterial colonization on pouch function. METHODS: Gastrointestinal bacterial colonization in 27 patients with an ileal ...
MaƂecka-Panas E - - 2004
This study represents an attempt of showing own author's example of using basic research data as an inspiration for the clinical studies. The project evaluates the role of gastrin in colorectal carcinogenesis as well as the differences of its action in proximal and distal colon. Colonocytes were isolated from Fischer-344 ...
Vella M - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Double-contrast barium enema still is regarded by many as the investigation of choice for patients with large bowel symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the stage and outcome of patients with colorectal cancer diagnosed by video colonoscopy (VC) and barium enema (BE) in a single institution. ...
Bassotti Gabrio - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome is a frequent gastrointestinal disorder of which the pathophysiological basis is still not completely understood. Among the various proposed mechanisms, colonic motility may play a role, at least in a subset of patients. AIMS: To investigate the regular colonic contractile patterns in patients with irritable bowel ...
Takesue Yoshio - - 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate whether examination for plasma beta-D-glucan, a cell wall constituent of fungi, is useful for selecting surgical patients with Candida colonization who would benefit from empiric antifungal therapy. We administered fluconazole to postoperative patients with Candida colonization who have risk factors for candidemia ...
Sakhnini E - - 2004
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Outcomes following early colonoscopy in patients with acute diverticulitis have not previously been studied. The present study describes the effects of early colonoscopy in patients with acute diverticulitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients hospitalized for acute diverticulitis were included in the study. In the first phase, ...
Elinav Eran - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) (the Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by telangiectasias and arteriovenous malformations of the upper and lower respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, skin and central nervous system. Several previous reports have documented the appearance of a concomitant neoplasm in patients with this syndrome. ...
Tsiatis A C - - 2004
Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) are increasingly important pathogens in stem cell transplant (SCT). In all, 61 pediatric SCT patients had surveillance stool cultures for VRE between July 1999 and November 2002. When VRE was identified, the patients were placed on strict contact isolation. VRE was detected in 15 patients (24.6%). The ...
Misra Sri Prakash - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The frequency of colonic involvement in patients with amebic liver abscess has not been studied in detail. The factors influencing colonic involvement also are unknown. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with amebic liver abscess were studied. Colonoscopy was performed in all patients. RESULTS: Abdominal pain and fever were the most common ...
Olofinlade Olusola - - 2004
BACKGROUND: We sought to study the clinicopathologic characteristics of colorectal cancer in young female patients. We also wanted to determine the association of colorectal cancer with anemia in these female patients and, finally, to determine the effect of gender on prognosis in young patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: We performed ...
Justino Sandra R - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Nutrition success in short bowel syndrome (SBS) depends on the intake nutrients and the intestinal absorption capacity. An evaluation of energy expenditure and oxidation of substrate can be obtained with indirect calorimetry by measuring O(2) and CO(2) in the respiration. Elevated colonic fermentation can occur in SBS, producing H(2) ...
Ackerman Stacey J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of developing constipation between patients prescribed fentanyl transdermal system or oxycodone hydrochloride (HCl) controlled-release. DESIGN: California Medicaid (Medi-Cal) claims data. SETTING: Medicaid beneficiaries in California. PARTICIPANTS: Chronic pain patients who received a prescription for transdermal fentanyl or oxycodone controlled-release between October 1, 1997, and February ...
Simsek A - - 2004
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a traumatic lesion of the anterior or circular rectal wall caused by straining due to functional disorders of defecation. Defecography, transrectal ultrasonography or anorectal manometry are suitable procedures that may be used to detect the causative disorder and should, therefore, be performed in patients ...
Prather Charlene M - - 2004
In patients with chronic constipation, identifying subtypes based on underlying physiology guides subsequent therapeutic choices. Chronic constipation subtypes include slow-transit constipation, pelvic floor dyssynergia, functional constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Chronic constipation subtypes are defined by the result of colonic transit, pelvic floor function, and the presence or ...
Raveenthiran V - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Vomiting is usually a late and an infrequent symptom of colonic obstructions. Contrary to this general rule, it occurs early and more frequently in some cases of sigmoid volvulus. AIM: To study the clinical significance of vomiting in patients with sigmoid volvulus. SETTING: Teaching hospital in Western Orissa, India ...
Gendeh Balwant Singh - - 2004
Antrochoanal polyps are a rare clinical entity. In this review of patients treated between January 1996 and September 2002, there were 18 cases of antrochoanal polyps. The mean age of patients was 20 years. Nasal obstruction was the most common symptom (17 cases, 94%), followed by rhinorrhoea (44%), epistaxis (33%), ...
Haque M R - - 2004
Endoscopic sinus surgery has become a widely accepted surgical procedure for the treatment of chronic inflammatory sinus diseases. In our study 100 patients were suffering from polyposis treated by functional endoscopic sinus surgery in MMCH. Out of 100 patients 53 patients were suffering from ethmoidal polyp and 47 patients were ...
Kealey S M - - 2004
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of minimal preparation computed tomography (MPCT) in diagnosing clinically significant colonic tumours in frail, elderly patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed in a group of consecutively referred, frail, elderly patients with symptoms or signs of anaemia, pain, rectal bleeding or weight loss. ...
Ginnerup Pedersen B - - 2003
AIM: Our aim was to perform a prospective evaluation of the frequency and diagnostic consequences of extracolonic findings at multidetector array computed tomography colonography (MDCTC) in asymptomatic patients undergoing surveillance for former colorectal polyps or cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy five consecutive patients undergoing surveillance for former colorectal cancer (CRC) ...
Kuo William T - - 2003
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of superselective microcoil embolization for the treatment of lower gastrointestinal (LGI) hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of LGI superselective microcoil embolization data for a 10-year period was performed. During this period, twenty-two patients with evidence on angiography of LGI bleeding underwent ...
Eshed Iris - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography is an important tool in the screening and diagnosis of patients with suspected intussusception. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the accuracy and performance of junior residents and compare it to that of senior residents and staff radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 1999 and February 2003, 151 patients with ...
Lamarque Dominique - - 2003
In patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), inflammatory processes have been detected in the ileal and colonic mucosa. The inducible isoform of nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) may be expressed early in the inflammatory process. We investigated iNOS activity and lymphocytic infiltration in the duodenum and colon in patients with AS and ...
Hajek Peter - - 2003
SETTING: Constipation is mentioned occasionally as a possible tobacco withdrawal symptom, but no systematic data have been published on this issue. DESIGN: Smokers' clinic patients provided ratings of their level of constipation on three occasions prior to their quit date, and then weekly after they stopped smoking. The total of ...
Daxboeck F - - 2003
In the study presented here, the aim was to investigate the frequency and clinical significance of bacteremia with urogenital mycoplasmas in immunocompetent patients following gynecological surgery. Among 56 patients undergoing elective hysterectomy (mean age, 55 years; range, 32-82 years), Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum were detected in urine by PCR ...
Shafik Ahmed - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic constipation may result from colonic inertia, which affects the whole colon or is localized to an area of the colon. The colon exhibits electric activity in the form of slow waves or pacesetter potentials (PPs) and action potentials (APs), which are coupled with elevated colonic pressure. The APs ...
Harisinghani Mukesh G - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Stratification with a fat layer in the intestinal wall is thought to be a reliable marker for inflammatory bowel disease. We evaluated the presence and frequency of the bowel wall fat halo sign in patients undergoing abdominal CT for clinical indications unrelated to the gastrointestinal tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Marmorale C - - 2003
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The mucosa of the ileal pouch after restorative proctocolectomy develops relevant adaptative changes but the real mechanisms and the evolution over time of these alterations are still unclear. The aims of the present work were to study the distribution of the mucosal changes at different levels in the reservoir ...
Church James - - 2003
PURPOSE: One of the concerns with colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis as a prophylactic procedure for patients with familial adenomatous polyposis is the risk of metachronous rectal cancer, estimated at from 12 to 43 percent. These estimates are based largely on surgeries performed at a time when the only alternative option ...
Akhtar Abbasi J - - 2003
PURPOSE: To determine usefulness of skin tags as a predictor of colonic polyps, in patients of a minority population. SETTING: Inner-city community hospital serving predominantly African Americans and Hispanics. METHODS: Evaluation of 480 consecutive patients undergoing colonoscopy. The presence or absence of skin tags was noted, and their correlation with ...
Bassotti G - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Pathogenesis of slow transit constipation still remains elusive. Some studies have shown several colonic motor abnormalities; however, it is not easy to understand the relative importance of the single ones. AIMS: Since it has been hypothesized that an excess of periodic distal motor activity may be of pathophysiological importance ...
Bar-Meir Simon - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Rectal administration of corticosteroids is advocated in patients with proctosigmoiditis who have failed therapy with mesalamine enema. Foam offers patients better tolerability than an enema. In this study the efficacy and adverse effects of a new budesonide foam are compared with the presently available hydrocortisone foam. METHODS: Two hundred ...
Serfaty Lawrence - - 2003
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is the first-line treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). The long-term administration of UDCA might indirectly favor colon carcinogenesis by increasing the fecal excretion of secondary bile acids or, in contrast, it might inhibit colon carcinogenesis, as demonstrated in animal models. In patients with PBC, we examined ...
Schoenfeld Philip S - - 2003
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Patients with a family history of colon cancer are advised to undergo surveillance colonoscopy 5 years after a normal screening colonoscopy. No prospective study has evaluated the prevalence of adenomas found at surveillance colonoscopy in these patients. The aims of this trial were (1) to determine the ...
Morini Sergio - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Chronic nonbloody diarrhea (CND) is a frequent intestinal disorder, with a relevant economic impact. Besides colonic diseases, alterations of the terminal ileum could be involved in CND pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess the role of retrograde ileoscopy with biopsy in CND patients. METHODS: Patients complaining ...
Choi H K - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To review the diagnostic yield of flexible sigmoidoscopy in patients presenting with bright red rectal bleeding. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent flexible sigmoidoscopy between January 1995 and April 1996 for investigation of bright red rectal bleeding were recruited. The ...
Seike Kazuhiro - - 2003
PURPOSE: Colon gas analysis using abdominal radiography has been reported as a reliable method for assessing functional bowel disorders. The aim of this study was to clarify the relevance of colon gas distribution in postoperative disorders such as constipation and feelings of incomplete evacuation following rectal cancer operation. METHODS: Colon ...
Robert René - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To study lower respiratory tract colonization by anaerobic bacteria in ICU patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation using two types of protected tracheal sampling methods. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective clinical investigation in the intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty-six consecutive patients mechanically ventilated within 24 h after ...
Sloots C E J - - 2003
Patients with chronic constipation fulfilling the Thompson criteria can show paradoxical sphincter contraction. Aim of this study was to evaluate rectal sensorimotor characteristics in patients with constipation with or without paradoxical sphincter contraction. Thirty female patients with chronic constipation and 22 female controls were investigated with anal manometry and rectal ...
Feingold Daniel L - - 2003
BACKGROUND: It would be valuable to determine whether or not asymptomatic patients 60 to 65 years of age with normal colonoscopies should continue to undergo serial colorectal cancer surveillance examinations. METHODS: Data were obtained from retrospective review of our existing database. Additional data were obtained from patients' medical records, office ...
Ghorai Sujoy - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Experienced colonoscopists sometimes encounter endoscopic findings of diverticular inflammation in patients without clinical evidence of acute diverticulitis. Our aim was to describe the spectrum and prevalence of such endoscopic findings in a consecutive series of patients undergoing colonoscopy. METHODS: During elective colonoscopy performed by a single endoscopist on 2566 ...
Khan A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Distal adenomas have been considered markers of proximal neoplasms. It also has been suggested that patients with small, distal adenomas do not require proximal examination of the colon. This study was conducted to determine the validity of the latter recommendation. METHODS: From a total of 5,132 colonoscopies performed between ...
Misra Vatsala - - 2003
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To do a histomorphometric study of vascular changes in colonic mucosa of patients with portal hypertension (PHT) and to find their association with clinical and upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopic observations. METHODS: Full length colonoscopy was carried out in 55 patients with portal hypertension and 25 controls. ...
Mann N S - - 2003
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Fasting breath hydrogen has been reported to be low after fasting and polyethylene glycol ingestion. However, the relationship between fasting breath hydrogen and colonic preparation for colonoscopy has not been studied before. We evaluated fasting breath hydrogen in patients undergoing colonoscopy and correlated it with the quality of colonic ...
Doko Marko - - 2003
Multiple primary cancers occurring in the same patients have been reported to represent 1.8-3.9% of all cancers. The majority of all patients reported to have had a combination of simultaneous neoplastic changes in the ampulla of Vater and the colon showed familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) syndrome. Variants of familial adenomatous ...
Moerman Mieke - - 2003
Our study compares deglutition between a group who had undergone total esophagopharyngolaryngectomy and a group who had esophagectomy and partial pharyngectomy with preserved larynx, after reconstruction of the upper digestive tract with pedicled colon interposition. In four patients the laryngeal structures could be preserved (three caustic burns and one proximal ...
Shafik Ahmed - - 2003
The treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not entirely satisfactory as the exact cause of the condition has not been revealed. We have demonstrated in a recent study that the IBS exhibited a "tachyarrhythmic" electromyographic pattern; the wave rhythm was irregular and wave variables were higher than those ...
Bassotti Gabrio - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological basis of constipation is still unclear, and the role of colonic dysfunction is debated, especially in irritable bowel syndrome. Objective data are quite scarce, especially concerning colonic propulsive activity. AIMS: To evaluate high- and low-amplitude colonic propulsive activity in constipated patients (slow-transit type and irritable bowel syndrome) ...
Attard T M - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence, clinical presentation, and histologic subclassification of duodenal polyps identified on endoscopy (EGD) in pediatric patients. METHODS: We performed an 18-year retrospective study of all pediatric patients (< 21 years) with duodenal polyps diagnosed between 1983 and 2001 at ...
Zubarik R - - 2002
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine if there was a difference in procedure-related abdominal discomfort or willingness to return for subsequent screening examinations between patients undergoing colonoscopy and those undergoing flexible sigmoidoscopy. METHODS: Two groups were compared: patients referred for screening flexible sigmoidoscopy and patients referred for ...
Nahon Stéphane - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: For the assessment of colonic Crohn's disease (CCD) attacks, no clinicobiological and/or morphological (endoscopic, radiological) criteria of severity have been validated in relation to anatomical criteria of severity (ACS) as a gold standard obtained from colectomy specimen examination. Our objective was to assess the accuracy of colonoscopy in predicting ...
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