F Doblhofer

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The Wels General Hospital is a large teaching hospital where all endoscopies are performed by the staff of the First Department of Internal Medicine. The reports of 10,000 colonoscopies between January 1st, 1986 and February 15th, 1994 were scrutinized by the authors, 15 complications of diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies were identified. There were(More)
Fifty-two patients in nine Austrian hospitals were treated with biliary self-expanding metal endoprostheses (Wallstents) for malignant biliary obstruction, and followed up retrospectively using questionnaires, answered by the endoscopists. Stent placement was successful in all patients. The technical failure rate at the first attempt was 7.7%, and(More)
In this study the frequency of rare causes of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding was studied retrospectively using the case load of a large teaching hospital. Nine hundred and eighty patients with a clinical diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding were endoscoped between November 1987 and February 1993. Of these, 156 patients were found to be(More)
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