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We assessed the diagnostic value of the 14C urea breath test (UBT) in the detection of Helicobacter pylori compared with histology and the rapid urease test (RUT). The study included 68 patients (22 men and 46 women) with dyspeptic symptoms. H. pylori status was evaluated by 14C UBT, RUT and histology. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative(More)
Desmoids are rare, benign fibromatous lesions, which can arise in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a disorder caused by germline adenomatous poly-posis coli (APC) gene mutation. This study investigated the risk of desmoids in FAP, the relation between specific APC gene mutations and desmoid formation, and the clinical characteristics of(More)
EINLEITUNG: Im letzten Jahrzehnt sehen sich die Abteilungen für Gastroenterologie mit immer mehr Zuweisungen zur PEG konfrontiert. Aus diesem Grund beschlossen wir, die von uns gesetzten PEGs im Hinblick auf Indikationen, Komplikationen und Langzeitverlauf zu analysieren. MATERIAL UND METHODEN: Retrospektiv wurden die Indikationen, die geglückten(More)
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic slow-transit constipation (STC) has been suggested to be a pangastrointestinal motility disorder. We investigated scintigraphically whether motility in the gallbladder and stomach was impaired in slow-transit constipation. METHODS Twenty-four patients with STC were studied. Colon transit time, gallbladder motility, and solid-phase(More)
It is being questioned if Helicobacter pylori infection, which causes a chronic inflammatory response, can increase the frequency and severity of attacks in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and if the impact of inflammatory response can be diminished by eradication of the infection. To evaluate if there is difference in interleukin (IL)-6(More)
OBJECTIVE Octreotide, a long-acting somatostatin analogue, has been used in the treatment of various disorders. Octreotide has significant detrimental impacts upon wound healing. We tested the hypothesis that hyperbaric oxygen therapy may overcome octreotide-mediated suppression of wound healing. DESIGN Prospective, randomised, parallel-group animal(More)
BACKGROUND Use of mucolytic agents that result in reduced mucous viscosity of the gastric mucous has been suggested to have an additive effect in curing Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS Seventy Hpylori-positive patients were given either eradication treatment consisting of 500 mg clarithromycin bid and 30 mg lansoprazole bid for 10 days plus 10 mL(More)
Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC) is a rare autosomal recessive or sporadic disorder, characterized by recurrent episodes of intense pruritus and jaundice that resolve spontaneously without leaving considerable liver damage. The attacks can start at any age, but the first attack is usually seen before the second decade of life. We report the(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIM Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive disease with a defect in the pyrine gene and is manifested with short attacks of inflammatory serositis, fever, and erysipelas-like skin lesions. Secondary amyloidosis is the most serious complication of the disease, in which extracellular deposits of amyloid (an amorphous and(More)
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) has been used as a tumor marker in the diagnosis and differentiation of pancreatic cancers. However, significantly high levels of CA 19-9 in the absence of pancreatic malignancy have also been reported. We present a 50-year-old woman with a common bile duct stone and cholangitis, whose CA 19-9 level of 1.500 U/ml returned(More)
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