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BACKGROUND Endoscopic procedures have become a first-line approach to the treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the results of a therapeutic algorithm including EUS-assisted drainage, transpapillary drainage, and conventional endoscopic drainage in terms of (1) feasibility and efficacy of the endoscopic procedure and(More)
In order to evaluate the effect of measles on proteins carrying vitamin A, we have examined 58 children with measles (24 have been seen again 2 weeks later) and 52 healthy controls of similar age and nutritional status. During the course of fever we have observed a high urinary excretion of urea and creatinine with proteinuria while the hydroxyproline index(More)
The prediction of persistent common bile duct stones (CBDS) in patients during choledocholithiasis crisis is challenging. We developed a model based on the course over time of commonly used biochemical parameters to reduce the rate of unnecessary endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and the risk of perioperative discovery of CBDS. Medical charts of(More)
INTRODUCTION Few data are available about pediatric cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Horn of Africa. The objective of this study was to describe the spectrum of CVD in children in Djibouti. METHODS Clinical features and management of Djiboutian children between 1 month-old and 15 year-old with CVD were prospectively recorded over a two-year period in(More)
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