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Campylobacter Jejuni and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Gastrointestinal bacterial infections could be associated with multisystem complication due to the thrombotic phenomena. This paper reports the association of Campylobacter jejuni infection and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and describes a new test for diagnosing thrombocytopenic purpura.

Finding the Right Index for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CAN J GASTROENTEROL Finding the right index for inflammatory bowel disease E JAN IRVINE FRCPC MSC 0 0 Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McMaster University , Hamilton, Ontario

Ischemic Colitis after Weight-Loss Medication

BACKGROUND: Previous weight-loss medications have received cautious support due to their association with pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease. However, newer drugs are increasingly being recommended as potentially safer and more efficacious. We report a case of ischemic colitis possibly linked to the use of a weight-loss drug, and review the literature to highlight...

Ketotifen Treatment of Active Colitis in Patients with 5-Aminosalicylate Intolerance

Mast cell stabilizers are commonly used in the treatment of asthma and allergic disorders. Although the role of mucosal mast cells in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease remains uncertain, mast cell stabilizers have been shown in animal models to attenuate the severity of experimental colitis. The authors

Successful Therapy of Refractory Erythema Nodosum Associated with Crohn's Disease Using Potassium Iodide

Can J Gastroenterol Successful therapy of refractory erythema nodosum associated with Crohn's disease using potassium iodide John K Marshall FRCPC 0 E Jan Irvine MS 0 FRCPC 0 0 This paper was a

Screening and Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common tumour in North American men and women. From present understanding of the pathogenesis and natural history of large bowel cancer, theoretically at least, the prevalence rate could be significantly decreased with careful application of simple screening measures and appropriately directed diagnostic tests. Until results of randomized...

Self-Reported Awareness and Use of International Classification of Disease Coding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Services by Ontario Physicians

RATIONALE: Population and health services research can be performed by linkage analysis of administrative data. However, the robustness of study results is determined by the accuracy of the diagnostic coding.

Ischemic Colitis after Weight-Loss Medication

BACKGROUND: Previous weight-loss medications have received cautious support due to their association with pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease. However, newer drugs are increasingly being recommended as potentially safer and more efficacious. We report a case of ischemic colitis possibly linked to the use of a weight-loss drug, and review the literature to highlight...

Campylobacter Jejuni and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Gastrointestinal bacterial infections could be associated with multisystem complication due to the thrombotic phenomena. This paper reports the association of Campylobacter jejuni infection and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and describes a new test for diagnosing thrombocytopenic purpura.

Campylobacter Jejuni and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Gastrointestinal bacterial infections could be associated with multisystem complication due to the thrombotic phenomena. This paper reports the association of Campylobacter jejuni infection and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and describes a new test for diagnosing thrombocytopenic purpura.

Diagnosis of Constipation in Family Practice

BACKGROUND: Patients who complain of constipation to their family doctor may not be truly constipated. Variability in stool frequency and consistency, and perception of symptoms may lead to inaccurate patient reporting or diagnosis of constipation.

Diagnosis of Constipation in Family Practice

BACKGROUND: Patients who complain of constipation to their family doctor may not be truly constipated. Variability in stool frequency and consistency, and perception of symptoms may lead to inaccurate patient reporting or diagnosis of constipation.

Diagnosis of Constipation in Family Practice

BACKGROUND: Patients who complain of constipation to their family doctor may not be truly constipated. Variability in stool frequency and consistency, and perception of symptoms may lead to inaccurate patient reporting or diagnosis of constipation.

Gastroscopy Following a Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test and Negative Colonoscopy: Systematic Review and Guideline

BACKGROUND: A sizeable number of individuals who participate in population-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs and have a positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) do not have an identifiable lesion found at colonoscopy to account for their positive FOBT screen.

Gastroscopy Following a Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test and Negative Colonoscopy: Systematic Review and Guideline

BACKGROUND: A sizeable number of individuals who participate in population-based colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs and have a positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) do not have an identifiable lesion found at colonoscopy to account for their positive FOBT screen.

Recommendations on Chronic Constipation (Including Constipation Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Treatment

Ganguli FRCPC MSc James R Gray FRCPC E Jan Irvine FRCPC MSc Victor Plourde CSPQ MSc Pierre Poitras FRCPC Geoffrey K Turnbull FRCPC Paul Moayyedi MB ChB (London) FRCPC Nigel Flook CCFP FCFP Stephen