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Levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel infusion in advanced Parkinson's disease: a 7‐year experience
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There is a need for safety and efficacy data from current clinical practice as the implementation of LCIG therapy is increasing. Expand
Covered metal stents for management of inoperable malignant colorectal strictures.
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Covered stents may provide safe and effective palliation of patients with malignant rectosigmoid strictures in the palliative treatment of colorectal malignancies. Expand
Long-term duodenal levodopa infusion in Parkinson’s disease: a 3-year motor and cognitive follow-up study
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Continuous enteral levodopa infusion achieves a reduction of motor fluctuations and dyskinesias improving patients’ QoL, despite the progression of PD motor symptoms and a significant decline in cognitive functions in a sub-group of patients. Expand
Bouveret's syndrome: case report and review of the literature.
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The case of a 79-year-old female with Bouveret's syndrome is reported, where the mortality rate has improved from 33%, as was the case before 1968, to 12% in recent years. Expand
Benign biliary strictures: a review of 21 years of experience.
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Correct preoperative assessment of the site and extent of the biliary stricture is important in the choice of the gold-standard surgical procedure and Hepaticojejunostomy and hepaticojEjunstomy according to Hepp-Couinaud are the treatments of choice in most instances of benign biliaryrictures. Expand
Safety of propofol in cirrhotic patients undergoing colonoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography: results of a prospective controlled study
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Propofol deep sedation administered by an anesthesiologist with appropriate monitorings seems to be a safe procedure during colonoscopy or ERCP in cirrhotic patients. Expand
Safety and Efficacy of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Patients with Post-Liver Transplant Biliary Complications: Results of a Cohort Study with Long-Term Follow-Up
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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is safe and effective for the treatment of post-OLT biliary complications, has a low rate of pancreatitis and results in a durable effect. Expand
Lingual thyroid. A case report.
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The personal operative procedure performed through the oral route is described and a rare example of ectopic thyroid involving major problems in diagnosis, surgical approach and operative procedure is presented. Expand
Cost analysis of laparoendoscopic rendezvous versus preoperative ERCP and laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of cholecystocholedocholithiasis
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This study suggests that LERV is preferable to sequential treatment not only in terms of less morbidity, but also of lower costs accrued by a shorter hospital stay, however, the longer operative time raises multiple organizational issues in the coordination of surgery and endoscopy services. Expand
Narrow band imaging vs. high definition colonoscopy for detection of colorectal adenomas in patients with positive faecal occult blood test: a randomised trial.
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In a screening scenario, narrow band imaging did not improve the adenoma nor advanced adenomas detection rates compared to high definition white light colonoscopy. Expand
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