J von Schönfeld

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Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) has been accepted as a treatment of early gastric cancer (EGC). The number of EMR procedures for EGC has been increasing because a patient's quality of life after EMR is superior to that after surgical gastrectomy. In Japan, most EMR have been performed using the strip biopsy method; however, in some cases we experienced(More)
In patients with inoperable malignant tumors of the esophagus or cardia, self-expanding metal stents are increasingly used to improve dysphagia. Usually, they are not difficult to place and, as compared to conventional plastic stents, complications such as stent migration or perforation, seem to occur less frequently. This is a report on a young patient(More)
Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are at increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma. This tumor usually is a fatal complication, median survival after diagnosis is less than six months. In an asymptomatic 29-year-old patient with long-standing PSC and ulcerative colitis, routine abdominal ultrasound demonstrated an irregular mass, 11 x 13 mm, in(More)
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS 16 years ago a now 53-year-old woman was found to have primary biliary cirrhosis. 5 years later, after bleeding from oesophageal varices, she had a portacaval shunt. For several years she had been taking ursodeoxycholic acid (750 mg daily). Because of steadily increasing jaundice over the past few years she presented for(More)
Recently we could demonstrate that in rats with pancreatic hypertrophy, somatostatin is secreted in higher concentrations into the pancreatic juice than into the portal vein blood. For measurement of juice somatostatin and to characterize the molecular forms, we established a new reverse-phase HPLC method, which we describe herein. This HPLC method, using a(More)
Measuring monoethylglycinexylidide (MEGX) formation after intravenous administration of lidocaine in potential organ donors (MEGX test) has been advocated as a useful test to select donor livers for transplantation, but some groups have demonstrated a low test efficacy. We, therefore, investigated the value of an extended MEGX formation test and the value(More)
The presence of acid in the oesophagus has been shown to stimulate salivary secretion, but the relevance of this oesophago-salivary reflex for acid clearance in physiological and pathological gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is unknown. This study was designed to investigate the interrelation between oesophageal acid and both resting and stimulated salivary(More)
Alpha 1-Antitrypsin deficiency predisposes to pulmonary emphysema, liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Anecdotal evidence and a large autopsy study suggest that severe lung and liver disease rarely coexist in the same subject, but this has not been studied in patients. Therefore we investigated 27 patients with severe alpha 1-deficiency (Pi ZZ)(More)
The influence of the neuropeptide galanin, present in intrapancreatic nerve endings, on the endocrine pancreas is well known. The most potent effect of galanin is inhibition of insulin release. Little is known of its effect on the exocrine pancreas. Whether galanin plays a role in the regulation of exocrine pancreatic secretion and whether this effect is(More)