Florian Schreiber

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM In a quality assessment project for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), initiated in 2006 by the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, benchmark data were collected on a voluntary basis. Results from the individual participating centers, both academic and community-based, were compared with pooled(More)
Biliary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using the Habib™ EndoHBP catheter is a new endoscopic palliation therapy for malignant biliary obstruction. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of this technique. In this nationwide retrospective study of prospectively collected clinical data, all patients treated by biliary RFA in Austria(More)
Propofol sedation by non-anesthesiologists is an upcoming sedation regimen in several countries throughout Europe. Numerous studies have shown the efficacy and safety of this sedation regimen in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Nevertheless, this issue remains highly controversial. The aim of this evidence- and consensus-based set of guideline is to provide(More)
Fifty-one consecutive twin pregnancies studied prospectively were compared with 153 consecutive control twin gestations that were concurrently delivered, but chosen retrospectively. Study patients were managed by a protocol that used weekly ultrasound surveillance combined with clinical assessment. Control subjects were not managed by protocol or ultrasound(More)
Hb Sherwood Forest has been so far identified in only one patient in 1977. This study describes the second detection of this hemoglobin variant by routine high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in a diabetic patient and her healthy grand niece. In both, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) values were excessively elevated (52%), as determined by HPLC with(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde intracorporeal lithotripsy with a stone recognition laser system seems to be a promising alternative in patients with difficult bile duct stones. METHOD Sixteen patients with bile duct stones not suitable for endoscopic standard procedures underwent intracorporeal laser lithotripsy during a 3-month period. An average of(More)