Hansjoerg Ullerich

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is the first choice endoscopic technique for small-bowel visualization. However, preparation and handling of the double-balloon enteroscope is complex. Recently, a single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) system has been introduced as being a simplified, less-complex balloon-assisted enteroscopy system. (More)
BACKGROUND Differentiation between inflammatory and fibromatous strictures in Crohn's disease (CD) is difficult but crucial for therapeutic decisions. The aim of this study was to assess the best noninvasive imaging method for the detection and differentiation of inflammatory and fibromatous stenoses in CD in comparison to endoscopic and histologic(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency catheter ablation is increasingly used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Esophageal wall changes varying from erythema to ulcers have been described by endoscopy in up to 47% of patients following pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Although esophageal changes are frequently reported, the development of a left atrial(More)
OBJECTIVES:Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the biliary and pancreatic system in the previously operated patient by conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) are difficult and, depending on the surgical procedure, in many cases unsuccessful. We describe our experience of ERCP performed with a double balloon enteroscope(More)
The causes of Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) comprise several diseases leading to thrombophilia. One of the most common thrombophilic disorders is resistance against activated protein C, caused by a single point mutation of the factor V gene. In December 1993, a 22-year-old patient was given a diagnosis of subacute BCS with occlusion of all major hepatic veins.(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) has been proven effective for deep intubation of the small bowel. However, intubation depth is limited by distention of the small bowel due to air insufflation during the procedure. The present trial investigated whether carbon dioxide (CO (2)) instead of standard air insufflation would improve(More)
OBJECTIVE Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) has evolved as one of the most innovative and fast spreading endoscopic procedures in the last decade. With increasing experience of performing endoscopic procedures in the mid gut outside the operating room it is necessary to investigate the effectiveness of DBE regarding therapeutic consequences, long-term(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation has previously been shown to have advantages over air insufflation in terms of procedure-related pain and oral insertion depth during double-balloon enteroscopy. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the performance of CO2 vs. air insufflation during single-balloon enteroscopy. (More)
AIM To develop an algorithm to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with biliary candidiasis. METHODS We performed a prospective study of 127 patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, for various biliary disorders, at 3 tertiary referral centers in Germany from July 2011 through July 2012 (ClinicalTrials.gov:(More)