Andrada Seicean

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PURPOSE Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CEH-EUS) for the assessment of microcirculation and the delineation of pancreatic tumors in order to characterize and stage them has only recently become available for commercial use, and few reports have been published. The purpose of the study was the qualitative and quantitative digital image(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a diagnostic method that aims to detect and stage tumors of the pancreas more accurately. It has a high predictive role regarding tumor resectability. AIM The present paper aims to assess the diagnostic accuracy of radial EUS in the staging of pancreatic cancer as well as the role of EUS to predict tumor(More)
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease with a mortality rate almost identical with its incidence. In this context, the investigation of the pancreatic cancer proteome has gained considerable attention because profiles of proteins may be able to identify disease states and progression more accurately. Therefore, our objective was to investigate the(More)
BACKGROUND The role of EUS with contrast agents can be expanded through the use of time-intensity curve (TIC) analysis and computer-aided interpretation. OBJECTIVE To validate the use of parameters derived from TIC analysis in an artificial neural network (ANN) classification model designed to diagnose pancreatic carcinoma (PC) and chronic pancreatitis(More)
AIMS To investigate the etiology of upper digestive hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 2004 to December 2006, we performed a prospective study at the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology "O. Fodor" Cluj-Napoca. The study was performed on 1,284 patients with esophageal varices from the endoscopy records,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Novel biological therapies in Crohn's disease (CD) or Ulcerative colitis (UC) require a proper follow-up for the assessment of bowel inflammation. While endoscopy is the standard method, the imaging techniques using contrast, particularly contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), are better tolerated by the patients and can be used more(More)
HELLP syndrome is a multisystemic disorder with an incidence of 0.17-0.85% of all pregnancies. Its etiopathogenesis is not completely understood. The most widely accepted hypotheses are: a change in the immune feto-maternal balance, platelet aggregation, endothelial dysfunction, arterial hypertension and an inborn error of the fatty acid oxidative(More)
Endoscopic ultrasonography is an imaging method used in the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases. The differentiation between inflammatory tumor-like masses and pancreatic adenocarcinoma still remains difficult. Contrast enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CEH-EUS) is a new technique, recently available in commercial use and less evaluated. It is used(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality in chronic pancreatitis is higher than in the general population, the 10-year survival after diagnosis is estimated between 69-80%. AIM Evaluation of mortality risk factors in chronic pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHOD Eighty-two patients with chronic pancreatitis were followed-up for an average period of 25 months (median 25(More)