Table 1

Baseline characteristics of patients

Placebo (n=10)Budesonide (n=10)
Values are median (range).
No significant differences between groups.
Sex (male/female)0/104/6
Age (y) 57 (40–80) 51.5 (42–71)
Duration of symptoms (y) 8.5 (1–23) 7 (1–25)
Stools/day (n) 4.5 (2.3–10) 6.2 (2.7–7.3)
Stool weight/day (g)463 (229–1280)574 (241–853)
Sigmoid colon
    Grade of inflammation 1.9 (1.3–2.5) 2.3 (1.–2.75)
    Collagen layer thickness (μm) 15.3 (7.6–30.3) 15.6 (8.0–25.5)