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Severe Complications Limit Long-Term Clinical Success of Self-Expanding Metal Stents in Patients With Obstructive Colorectal Cancer
OBJECTIVES:Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) are increasingly being used to treat malignant colorectal obstruction. However, complications have been reported in up to 50% of patients. There isExpand
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Comparison of Endoscopic Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in the Diagnosis of Pancreatobiliary Diseases: A Prospective Study
OBJECTIVES:To compare the diagnostic value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in: (a) patients with a dilated biliary tree unexplained byExpand
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Short-term outcome analysis of a randomized study comparing laparoscopic vs open colectomy for colon cancer
The authors examined the impact of the laparoscopic approach on the early outcome of resected colon carcinomas. The role of laparoscopic techniques in the treatment of colon carcinomas isExpand
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The European Panel on the Appropriateness of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guidelines colonoscopy in an open‐access endoscopy unit: a prospective study
Background : The demand for gastrointestinal endoscopy is increasing in most developed countries, resulting in an important rise in overall costs and waiting lists for endoscopic procedures.Expand
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A multicenter, randomized, clinical trial of hormonal therapy in the prevention of rebleeding from gastrointestinal angiodysplasia.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The efficacy of hormonal therapy for recurrent bleeding from gastrointestinal angiodysplasia remains uncertain. We investigated the efficacy of long-term estrogen-progestagenExpand
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Percutaneous self-expanding metal stents versus endoscopic polyethylene endoprostheses for treating malignant biliary obstruction: randomized clinical trial.
PURPOSE To compare percutaneous self-expanding metal stents with conventional endoscopic polyethylene endoprostheses for treatment of malignant biliary obstruction by means of a prospectiveExpand
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Predictive value of the variceal pressure response to continued pharmacological therapy in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension
Noninvasive measurements of variceal pressure adequately reflect the hemodynamic effects of propranolol on portal hypertension. However, the prognostic value of variceal pressure responses duringExpand
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Extensibility and symmetry of actin filaments in contracting muscles.
When isometrically contracting muscles are subjected to a quick release followed by a shortening ramp of appropriate speed (V(o)), tension decays from its value at the isometric plateau (P(o)) to <0.Expand
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Effects of steroid treatment on activation of nuclear factor κB in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Nuclear factor κB (NFκB) is a transcription factor that controls several genes important for immunity and inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess if activation of NFκB plays a role in theExpand
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Long-Term Efficacy of Octreotide in the Prevention of Recurrent Bleeding from Gastrointestinal Angiodysplasia
OBJECTIVES:Preliminary studies suggested that octreotide may be therapeutic in bleeding angiodysplasia. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of long-term octreotide therapy in the prevention ofExpand
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