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Treatment of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma with lipiodol chemoembolization: a multicenter randomized trial. Groupe CHC.
In this randomized study, lipiodol chemoembolization did not improve the survival of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma treated with tamoxifen. Expand
Epidemiological and prognostic factors involved in upper gastrointestinal bleeding: results of a French prospective multicenter study.
UGIB still occurs mainly as a result of peptic ulcers and portal hypertension in France, and causes significant rates of mortality, and there is scope for improvement via better prevention, better use of UGIB-facilitating drugs, endoscopic therapy, and management of co-morbidities. Expand
Association of juxtapapillary diverticula with choledocholithiasis but not with cholecystolithiasis.
The data suggest that juxtapapillary diverticula are associated only with choledocholithiasis and not with gallbladder lithiasis. Expand
Results of a national survey on quality of life in inflammatory bowel diseases.
The answers provided by close relations and physicians matched those of the patients, but physicians overestimated the patient's knowledge and underestimated disease impact, and attending physicians still tend to minimize patients' symptoms. Expand
Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Whipple's Disease by Amplification of the 16S rRNA Gene of Tropheryma whippelii
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were positive before treatment in 13 of 15 tissue samples from Whipple's disease patients and for monitoring bacterial elimination during antibiotic therapy. Expand
Randomised clinical trial: once‐ vs. twice‐daily prolonged‐release mesalazine for active ulcerative colitis
Aminosalicylates are first‐choice treatment for mild‐to‐moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC); however, multi‐dosing regimens are inconvenient.
High Risk of Anal and Rectal Cancer in Patients With Anal and/or Perianal Crohn’s Disease
In an analysis of data from the CESAME cohort in France, patients with anal and/or perianal Crohn’s disease have a high risk of anal cancer, includingPerianal fistula–related cancer, and a highrisk of rectal cancer. Expand
A national French survey on the use of growth factors as adjuvant treatment of chronic hepatitis C
A national retrospective survey on hospital practitioners reveals an important rate of EPO and G‐CSF prescriptions but with considerable disparity in the schedule of injections, the molecules used, and above all the indications. Expand
[Cystic dystrophy of an aberrant pancreas. Surgery after failure of medical therapy].
After failure of medical treatment, duodenopancreatectomy with preservation of the tail could be the most appropriate surgical treatment, hypothesizing that the disorders result from obstruction of the Wirsung and the lower main bile ducts. Expand