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BACKGROUND Stents were used routinely after ureteroscopy to prevent postoperative ureteral obstruction. However, because of the recognized complications of stents, non-stenting is the new trend after uncomplicated ureteroscopy. The wall of the bilharzial ureter is characteristically thick and may be calcified. The aim of this study is to see if the(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) with high-grade dysplasia and IPMN-associated invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are frequently included under the term "malignancy". The goal of this study is to clarify the difference between these two entities. METHODS From 1996 to 2013, data of 616 patients who(More)
AIM The aim of this retrospective analysis was to assess the clinical effectiveness of exenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes in routine clinical practice. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and inadequate glycemic control were commenced on exenatide in an out-patient setting. Effects on Hba1c, weight and BMI at 3- and 6-month intervals(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term follow-up has substantiated the colon as a durable and highly acceptable esophageal substitute. Exposure of colonic conduit to gastric acid may lead to histopathologic changes in the form of chronic inflammation. MATERIALS/METHODS Thirty children with esophageal replacement were studied from 2 to 12 years (mean, 5.20 years)(More)
This article reviews the management and mortality of 53 neonates with meconium ileus and cystic fibrosis treated in one paediatric surgical centre from 1972 to 1990. Forty-four patients (83 per cent) presented with simple meconium ileus and 26 of 40 patients in this group were successfully treated with Gastrografin enemas. Four patients suffered a(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine the relative advantages of laparoscopic varicocelectomy compared to the conventional open high ligation of Palomo. We studied 193 patients who presented with varicocele. While 65 patients were treated by open high ligation of the testicular veins, 128 patients had laparoscopic varicocelectomy. In addition to(More)
BACKGROUND Day case cholecystectomy is increasingly becoming a management option for elective cases while "same admission" cholecystectomy is now considered a favorable option in the treatment of acute cholecystitis. To assess the advent of these changes in our surgical practice, a retrospective analysis of our experience is presented. METHODS All(More)
A double blind comparison of meglumine iodamide and Renografin-60 in bolus intravenous pyelography, using 50 ml of contrast or less, was conducted in 78 patients. Meglumine iodamide produced more dense opacifications, but it also produced a greater number of laboratory abnormalities. All were transient and mild. No serious abnormalities resulted from the(More)