Jacques Gratton

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether percutaneous drainage of Crohn's abscesses obviates the need for early surgical drainage. METHODS All cases of percutaneous drainage of Crohn's abscesses between 1990 and 1995 were reviewed and classified as a success or failure on the basis of the need for surgery within < 30 days of catheter removal. RESULTS Twenty-seven(More)
Thirteen patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) were treated with cimetidine. This population could be divided into chronic forms, mostly presenting as a common duodenal ulcer, and acute forms resulting in critical problems requiring intensive medical care. Among the 7 patients with chronic ZES, cimetidine treatment was unsuccessful in 2;(More)
Plasma lidocaine concentrations were intermittently measured in 8 upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and 12 bronchoscopy patients. The highest individual concentration was 0.98 microgram/ml in the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy patients and 3.79 microgram/ml in the bronchoscopy patients. Highest concentrations were reached at 15 minutes in the(More)
Treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome with cimetidine is justified by prior pharmacological studies; close survey of the patients is necessary, using clinical (endoscopic control of ulcer; diarrhea) and biological (BOA measurements and assessment of cimetidine efficiency) criteria. On the basis of 7 patients suffering from of chronic forms of ZES treated(More)