Ann E Elewaut

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Objective:Reports concerning long term recurrence of gallstones after successful extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) show a high probability of stone recurrence. There is still discussion on the factors influencing stone recurrence. In this study we wanted to evaluate the long term recurrence of gallstones after stone clearance with ESWL and oral(More)
Breast cancer is the second commonest primary tumour responsible for gastrointestinal metastases after malignant melanoma. The real incidence of gastrointestinal metastases in breast cancer patients is probably underestimated owing to the non-specific presenting symptoms and death of patients caused by other more obvious metastases. The predominant(More)
New treatments are needed for chronic hepatitis C patients in whom viral clearance cannot be achieved. Thirty-five chronic hepatitis C patients (genotype 1) were randomized to receive 20 mug of recombinant HCV E1 (E1) (n = 26) or placebo (n = 9) intramuscularly at weeks 0, 4, 8, 12, and 24. Thirty-four then received open-label E1 vaccine at weeks 50, 53,(More)
Hydrocolonic sonography is an easy and harmless technique for the evaluation of the colon wall. In our study, 106 patients were examined by means of hydrocolonic sonography and colonoscopy. The results were compared. Polyps larger than 7 mm were detected, whereas smaller polyps were often missed. Colon cancers were found in 5 patients, and it was possible(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the evolution of in vitro T cell response to hepatitis C virus (HCV) Core, E1, E2 and NS3 antigens in 10 patients with chronic hepatitis C, before, during and after a high dose interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy, and to evaluate the influence of IFN-alpha on the in vivo and in vitro production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha)(More)
Pseudocysts are serious complications of acute and chronic pancreatitis. Asymptomatic pseudocysts require no specific treatment. Symptomatic pseudocysts can be decompressed by surgical, ultrasonographically and endoscopically guided methods. In the absence of randomised prospective trials it can not be stated that one of these technique is superior to(More)
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