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Complementary and alternative medicine in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A survey performed in a tertiary center in Chile.

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Summary of "Complementary and alternative medicine in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A survey performed in a tertiary center in Chile."

The aim of this study was to assess the type and prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who are treated at our center.

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Name: Complementary therapies in medicine
ISSN: 1873-6963
Pages: 77-82

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A species of Faecalbacterium, previously classified in the FUSOBACTERIUM genus, that is a major constituent of the GUT MICROBIOTA in healthy humans. It has anti-inflammatory activity and reduced numbers of this species occur in patients with INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES such as CROHN DISEASE.

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An anti-inflammatory agent, structurally related to the SALICYLATES, which is active in INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. It is considered to be the active moiety of SULPHASALAZINE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed)

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