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  1. Combination testing for antibodies in the diagnosis of coeliac disease: comparison of multiplex immunoassay and ELISA methods.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):805 (2008) PMID 19145736 PMCID PMC2666354

    Tissue transglutaminase (TTG) antibodies and newly developed deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP) antibodies have better accuracy than native gliadin antibodies. Multiplex immunoassay (MIA) measures multiple antibodies simultaneously providing a complete antibody phenotype with reduced turnaround ti...
  2. Clinical trial: oral feeding with a soft diet compared with clear liquid diet as initial meal in mild acute pancreatitis.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):777 (2008) PMID 19145732

    In mild acute pancreatitis, traditional treatment has been initial fasting and oral refeeding with clear liquids to prevent adverse gastrointestinal events such as pain. The diet is gradually progressed to soft solids and hospital discharge is planned based on patients' tolerance to a solid diet...
  3. Meta-analysis: zinc supplementation for acute gastroenteritis in children.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):713 (2008) PMID 19145727

    Uncertainty exists regarding the use of zinc in the treatment of acute gastroenteritis in children living in Europe, where zinc deficiency is rare. To review evidence for the effectiveness of zinc in treating acute gastroenteritis in children, with special emphasis on data from developed countri...
  4. Efficacy and safety of antiviral therapy in patients with Crohn's disease and chronic hepatitis C.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):742 (2008) PMID 19145730

    Efficacy and safety of antiviral combination therapy in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and chronic hepatitis C (CHC) is presently not established and consequently CHC is rarely treated in CD patients. To analyse the efficacy and tolerability of antiviral interferon/ribavirin therapy in patie...
  5. Clinical trial: protective effect of a commercial fish protein hydrolysate against indomethacin (NSAID)-induced small intestinal injury.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):799 (2008) PMID 19145735

    A partially hydrolysed and dried product of pacific whiting fish is marketed as a health food supplement supporting 'intestinal health'. To examine whether the partially hydrolysed and dried product of pacific whiting fish influenced the small intestinal damaging side effects of the nonsteroidal...
  6. Systematic review: primary and secondary prevention of gastrointestinal cancers with antioxidant supplements.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):689 (2008) PMID 19145725

    The evidence on whether antioxidant supplements prevent gastrointestinal cancers is contradictory. To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of antioxidant supplements in preventing gastrointestinal cancers. Using the Cochrane Collaboration methodology, we reviewed the randomized trials compa...
  7. Long-term outcome of using allopurinol co-therapy as a strategy for overcoming thiopurine hepatotoxicity in treating inflammatory bowel disease.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):734 (2008) PMID 19145729

    Hepatotoxicity results in the withdrawal of thiopurines drugs, azathioprine (AZA) and mercaptopurine (MP), in up to 10% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Our group previously demonstrated that allopurinol with AZA/ciclosporin/steroid 'triple therapy' improved renal graft survival. To ...
  8. Barriers to physician adherence to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug guidelines: a qualitative study.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):789 (2008) PMID 19145734 PMCID PMC3717404

    Despite wide availability of physician guidelines for safer use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and widespread use of these drugs in the US, NSAID prescribing guidelines have been only modestly effective. To identify and describe comprehensively barriers to provider adherence to...
  9. Low-dose aspirin reduces the gene expression of gastrokine-1 in the antral mucosa of healthy subjects.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):782 (2008) PMID 19145733

    Gastrokine 1 (GKN1), one of the most abundant transcripts in normal stomach, is down-regulated by Helicobacter pylori infection. Aspirin (ASA), which is often used for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events, can damage gastric-duodenal mucosa within 1 or 2 h of ingestion. To study the gas...
  10. Review article: treatment algorithms to maximize remission and minimize corticosteroid dependence in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

    Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 28(6):674 (2008) PMID 18532990

    Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestine, which frequently require surgery for complications or failure of medical therapy. To seek evidence and provide direction for clinicians on optimal strategies to enable steroid free remission in i...