A M Schoepfer

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Colonoscopic findings of symptomatic patients aged 50 to 80 years suggest that work-up of tumour suspicious symptoms hardly reduces cancer-induced mortality
    Alain Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Insel, Berne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:679-83. 2005
  2. ncbi Discriminating IBD from IBS: comparison of the test performance of fecal markers, blood leukocytes, CRP, and IBD antibodies
    Alain M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, Inselspital University of Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:32-9. 2008
  3. pmc Phenotypic associations of Crohn's disease with antibodies to flagellins A4-Fla2 and Fla-X, ASCA, p-ANCA, PAB, and NOD2 mutations in a Swiss Cohort
    Alain M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, Inselspital Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:1358-67. 2009
  4. doi Antibodies to flagellin indicate reactivity to bacterial antigens in IBS patients
    A M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 20:1110-8. 2008
  5. ncbi [Chronic diarrhea: etiologies and diagnostic evaluation]
    A Schoepfer
    Klinik fur Gastroenterologie, Inselspital, Bern
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 97:495-500. 2008
  6. doi Esophageal strictures in adult eosinophilic esophagitis: dilation is an effective and safe alternative after failure of topical corticosteroids
    A M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Bern Inselspital, Switzerland
    Endoscopy 40:161-4. 2008
  7. ncbi Accuracy of four fecal assays in the diagnosis of colitis
    Alain M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1697-706. 2007
  8. doi Quality of life: a potentially useful measure to indicate subclinical flares in Crohn disease
    R J A Cámara
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Intern Med J 42:e145-51. 2012
  9. ncbi Corticosteroid-dependent eosinophilic oesophagitis: azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine can induce and maintain long-term remission
    Peter Netzer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:865-9. 2007
  10. ncbi Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae mannan antibodies (ASCA) of Crohn's patients crossreact with mannan from other yeast strains, and murine ASCA IgM can be experimentally induced with Candida albicans
    Thomas Schaffer
    Department of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1339-46. 2007

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Publications14

  1. ncbi Colonoscopic findings of symptomatic patients aged 50 to 80 years suggest that work-up of tumour suspicious symptoms hardly reduces cancer-induced mortality
    Alain Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Insel, Berne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:679-83. 2005
    ..These data are of interest to validate the necessity of screening programmes, to define the target population and to interpret results of screening studies in asymptomatic people...
  2. ncbi Discriminating IBD from IBS: comparison of the test performance of fecal markers, blood leukocytes, CRP, and IBD antibodies
    Alain M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, Inselspital University of Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:32-9. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine the accuracy of fecal markers, C-reactive protein (CRP), blood leukocytes, and antibody panels for discriminating IBD from IBS and to define a "best test."..
  3. pmc Phenotypic associations of Crohn's disease with antibodies to flagellins A4-Fla2 and Fla-X, ASCA, p-ANCA, PAB, and NOD2 mutations in a Swiss Cohort
    Alain M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, Inselspital Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:1358-67. 2009
    ....
  4. doi Antibodies to flagellin indicate reactivity to bacterial antigens in IBS patients
    A M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 20:1110-8. 2008
    ..This observation supports the concept that immune reactivity to luminal antigens has a putative role in the development of IBS, at least in a subset of patients...
  5. ncbi [Chronic diarrhea: etiologies and diagnostic evaluation]
    A Schoepfer
    Klinik fur Gastroenterologie, Inselspital, Bern
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 97:495-500. 2008
    ..The endoscopy is well established in the workup of chronic diarrhea. This article gives an overview about the main causes and mechanisms leading to chronic diarrhea and proposes an algorithm for the diagnostic evalution...
  6. doi Esophageal strictures in adult eosinophilic esophagitis: dilation is an effective and safe alternative after failure of topical corticosteroids
    A M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Bern Inselspital, Switzerland
    Endoscopy 40:161-4. 2008
    ..Bougienage led to prompt symptom relief. Apart from transient postprocedural odynophagia, no severe complications occurred. During the follow-up (mean 6 months; range 2 - 11 months), all patients enjoyed sustained treatment response...
  7. ncbi Accuracy of four fecal assays in the diagnosis of colitis
    Alain M Schoepfer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Dis Colon Rectum 50:1697-706. 2007
    ....
  8. doi Quality of life: a potentially useful measure to indicate subclinical flares in Crohn disease
    R J A Cámara
    Department of General Internal Medicine, Division of Psychosomatic Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Intern Med J 42:e145-51. 2012
    ..If QoL measures were to be associated with intestinal inflammatory activity, they might be useful for early detection of subclinical flares...
  9. ncbi Corticosteroid-dependent eosinophilic oesophagitis: azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine can induce and maintain long-term remission
    Peter Netzer
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:865-9. 2007
    ..Although systemic and topical corticosteroids are effective in treating EO, some patients develop corticosteroid dependency. Alternative therapeutic approaches that avoid corticosteroids are scarce...
  10. ncbi Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae mannan antibodies (ASCA) of Crohn's patients crossreact with mannan from other yeast strains, and murine ASCA IgM can be experimentally induced with Candida albicans
    Thomas Schaffer
    Department of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Bern, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1339-46. 2007
    ..The present study aimed to determine crossreactivities of ASCA with cell wall mannans from other yeasts, including the opportunistic pathogen C. albicans, and to define the requirements for (crossreactive) ASCA in experimental mice...
  11. pmc Partial overlap of anti-mycobacterial, and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae mannan antibodies in Crohn's disease
    Stefan Muller
    Department of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Bern, Bern CH 3010, Switzerland
    World J Gastroenterol 14:3650-61. 2008
    ..To test whether humoral immune reaction against mycobacteria may play a role in anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) generation in Crohn's disease (CD) and/or whether it correlates with clinical subtypes...
  12. ncbi Association of deficiency for mannan-binding lectin with anti-mannan antibodies in Crohn's disease: a family study
    Frank Seibold
    Division of Gastroenterology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:1077-82. 2007
    ..MBL concentration depends on genetic polymorphisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether low MBL is related to ASCA production in healthy family members of CD patients...
  13. ncbi Herbal does not mean innocuous: ten cases of severe hepatotoxicity associated with dietary supplements from Herbalife products
    Alain M Schoepfer
    University Hospital of Bern, Gastroenterology Clinic, Bern, Switzerland
    J Hepatol 47:521-6. 2007
    ..Herbal agents are popular and perceived as safe because they are supposedly 'natural'. We report 10 cases of toxic hepatitis implicating Herbalife products...
  14. ncbi Galectin-3 modulates T cell activity and is reduced in the inflamed intestinal epithelium in IBD
    Stefan Muller
    Department of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 12:588-97. 2006
    ..The present study aims to determine galectin-3 expression in the normal and inflamed intestinal mucosa and to define its role in T cell activity...