- Simultaneous occurrence of hyperthyroidism and fistulizing Crohn's disease complicated with intra-abdominal fistulas and abscess: a case report and review of the literatureIoannis Pachiadakis
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 424 Military General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Cases J 2:8541. 2009..Moreover, hyperthyroidism in association with Crohn's disease has been rarely described...
- Mirizzi syndrome type IV associated with cholecystocolic fistula: a very rare condition--report of a caseGeorge Chatzoulis
Department of Surgery, 424 Military Hospital Thessaloniki, Greece
BMC Surg 7:6. 2007..2-5%) in a large series of cholecystectomies. Cholecystocolic fistula is the most infrequent biliary enteric fistula, causing significant morbidity and representing a diagnostic challenge...
- Early viraemia clearance during antiviral therapy of chronic hepatitis C improves dendritic cell functionsIoannis Pachiadakis
Institute of Hepatology, University College London, London, UK
Clin Immunol 131:415-25. 2009..The cross-over experiment revealed that changes in DC, rather than CD4(+)T cells have a major role for enhanced anti-HCV responses...
- Is hepatitis C virus infection of dendritic cells a mechanism facilitating viral persistence?Ioannis Pachiadakis
Institute of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, University College London, London, UK
Lancet Infect Dis 5:296-304. 2005..In addition, hepatic dendritic cells may be affected by the tolerogenic microenvironment of the liver, possibly generating dendritic cells that promote regulatory T cells, which suppress the cellular immune response mounted against HCV...