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Table 1 Clinical characteristic of the patients with inflammatory bowel disease

From: Imbalance of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP) – 1 and – 4 serum levels, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

  UC CD
Patients no 53 52
Mean age ± SD (range), years 49.8 ± 13.9 (20–79) 36.6 ± 13.6 (17–69)
Mean duration of disease ± SD (range), months 85.9 ± 81.8 (1–348) 72.4 ± 68.6 (1–388)
Male 30 21
Female 23 31
Current smokers 5 32
Ex smokers 20 2
Never smokers 28 18
Disease extent (UC)   
   Proctitis 10  
   Left-sided colitis 15  
   Extensive colitis 28  
Disease location (CD)   
   Ileum   17
   Colon   4
   Ileum + colon   31
Disease behavior (CD)   
   Inflammatory   32
   Strictrurizing   8
   Penetrating   12
Active disease 22 17
Inactive disease 31 35
Extraintestinal manifestations 24 29
Current treatment*   
   5-ASA 51 51
   Steroids 28 43
   Enemas (5-ASA and/or steroids) 27 5
   Immunosuppressive agents 13 21
   Metronidazole 11 28
   Infliximab 4 15
   Parenteral nutrition 2 1
  1. *Some patients received > 1 drug.