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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 10 (1996), Issue 3, Pages 179-189

Small Bowel Review: Part I

ABR Thomson,1,2 JA Thomson,1 MJ Ropeleski,1,3 and GE Wild3

1Cell and Molecular Biology Collaborative Network in Gastrointestinal Physiology: Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK
3Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Received 20 February 1995; Revised 14 August 1995

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Major scientific advances have been made over the past few years in the areas of small bowel physiology, pathology, microbiology and clinical sciences. Over 1000 papers have been reviewed and a selective number are considered here. Wherever possible, the clinical relevance of these advances have been identified. There have been a number of important and/or interesting developments in the past year that have clinical significance.