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OBJECTIVE To assess the results and complications of an endoscopic transgastric/transduodenal approach as a possible alternative to conventional surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Infected organized pancreatic necrosis carries a high mortality despite antibiotic therapy and numerous conventional and laparoscopic surgical techniques of debridement. The(More)
BACKGROUND The poor prognosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is accounted for by the absence of early diagnostic markers and effective treatments. MicroRNAs inhibit the translation of their target mRNAs. The production of microRNAs is strongly altered in cancers, but the causes of these alterations are only partially known. DNA hypermethylation(More)
AIM Combined infliximab and sphincter-sparing surgery can be effective in perianal fistula associated with Crohn's disease (CD). This study aimed to assess the efficacy of local surgery combined with infliximab on sustained fistula closure and to identify predictive factors for response after this combined treatment. METHOD Between 2000 and 2010, 81(More)
OBJECTIVES There is no molecular biomarker available in the clinical practice to assess the prognosis of advanced pancreatic carcinoma. This multicenter prospective study aimed to investigate the role of KRAS mutation subtypes within the primary tumor to determine the prognosis of advanced pancreatic cancer. METHODS The exon-2 KRAS mutation status was(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma remains one of the most deadly types of tumor. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a safe, cost-effective, and accurate technique for evaluating and staging pancreatic tumors. However, EUS-FNA may be inconclusive or doubtful in up to 20% of cases. This review underlines the clinical interest of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to perform a 10-year imaging and clinical prospective follow-up of patients with nonoperated branch duct (BD) intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas. METHODS Forty-nine patients with BD-IPMN who displayed a low probability for malignancy were followed up including a clinical component and a(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) now has an important place in the diagnosis of gastroenteropancreatic diseases. However, prospective data on the morbidity and mortality related to its use are sparse and often retrospective. We attempted to assess the acute and immediate complications of both diagnostic and interventional EUS. (More)
During the last 15 years, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become an important imaging procedure for diagnosis and management of pancreatic diseases. The clinical interest of EUS is now enhanced by interventional procedures. Noteworthy, fine-needle aspiration biopsy is one of the most important contributions of EUS, in particular for the investigation of(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is still the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Western countries, with increasing incidence. Neither effective prognostic markers nor therapies exist for this cancer. MicroRNAs are potent inhibitors of protein translation, and aberrantly expressed in many cancers. Because let-7 microRNA targets the(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to assess the clinical fate of, and to gain new insights into, branch duct and mixed (predominantly main duct type) forms of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia of the pancreas (IPMN). METHODS During a 17-year period, 99 successive IPMN patients (52 men, 47 women; mean age, 64 years) were included and divided(More)