Arne R. Schneider

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STW 5, a herbal extract, is effective for the treatment of symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). However, its mode of action is still unclear and a modulation of gastric motility is hypothesized. This multicentre, placebo-controlled double-blind study addressed the question of whether STW 5 accelerates gastric emptying in patients with FD and(More)
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a frequent consequence of chronic or severe acute pancreatitis. Assessment of exocrine pancreatic function is commonly performed with stool tests, which have largely replaced the need for invasive function tests. Elastase is excreted by the pancreas and passes through the intestine without significant degradation or(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A variety of factors (needle type, needle passes, tumor location, cytological assessment, etc.) may influence the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNAC) from pancreatic tumors. Whereas most published studies report a diagnostic accuracy of > 80 % for EUS-FNAC, the results in(More)
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