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OBJECTIVE The quality of colonoscopy is key for ensuring protection against colorectal cancer (CRC). We therefore aimed to elucidate the aetiology of postcolonoscopy CRCs (PCCRCs), and especially to identify preventable factors. METHODS We conducted a population-based study of all patients diagnosed with CRC in South-Limburg from 2001 to 2010 using(More)
Anastomotic leakage is a feared complication following colorectal surgery and is associated with early and long-term morbidity and mortality. The presacral cavity as the result of leakage can be treated with an endo-sponge (B-Braun Medical). The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of endo-sponge treatment of the presacral cavity as the result(More)
OBJECTIVES Many studies around the world addressed the post-colonoscopy complications, but their pooled prevalence and time trends are unknown. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies to examine the pooled prevalence of post-colonoscopy complications ("perforation", "bleeding", and "mortality"), stratified by(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of neonatal respiratory morbidity following elective caesarean delivery at term and to identify prognostic factors for this morbidity. DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING Academic Hospital Utrecht/Wilhelmina Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Utrecht, the Netherlands. METHOD All elective caesarean(More)
In 2008, the Netherlands Association of Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (Nederlands Vereniging van Maag-Darm-Leverartsen) published the Dutch national guidelines for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection. New insights into the treatment of chronic hepatitis B with relevance for clinical practice have been adopted in these concise,(More)
A 14-year-old girl, on oral contraceptives for 3 months, presented with cerebral sinus thrombosis. Investigation revealed underlying hereditary protein S deficiency. This uncommon cause of cerebral sinus thrombosis and the possible association with oral contraceptives are discussed.
UNLABELLED It is still not clear whether disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) contributes to the hemostatic disturbances in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Theoretically the lack of hepatic clearance of procoagulant factors during the anhepatic period and the release of thromboplastic material from the graft might trigger DIC. During(More)
UNLABELLED We measured thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT), soluble fibrin (SF) and D-dimer levels in 51 patients with liver cirrhosis to determine whether these tests provide new evidence for the presence of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in liver cirrhosis. TAT levels (median, range) were increased in the patient group (4.2 micrograms/l,(More)
The major cause of the increased tissue-type plasminogen activator activity during orthotopic liver transplantation is still unclear. Both the lack of hepatic clearance of tissue-type plasminogen activator in the anhepatic period and increased endothelial release from the graft on reperfusion have been proposed as the major causes. Heterotopic liver(More)
The development of this guideline was initiated and coordinated by the Netherlands Association of Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (Nederlandse Vereniging van Maag-Darm-Leverartsen). The aim is the establishment of practical guidelines in the evaluation and antiviral treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. This includes(More)