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A new NMR-based metabolomics approach for the diagnosis of biliary tract cancer.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Biliary tract cancer is highly lethal at presentation, with increasing mortality worldwide. Current diagnostic measures employing multiple criteria such as imaging, cytology, andExpand
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A prospective multicenter study of submucosal injection to improve endoscopic snare papillectomy for ampullary adenoma.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Whether or not submucosal injection of a diluted epinephrine solution should be used to lift ampullary tumors during endoscopic snare papillectomy is unclear. This study aimed toExpand
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A randomized controlled trial of an educational video to improve quality of bowel preparation for colonoscopy
BackgroundHigh-quality bowel preparation is necessary for colonoscopy. A few studies have been conducted to investigate improvement in bowel preparation quality through patient education. However,Expand
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Vitamin D levels are not predictors of survival in a clinic population of patients with ALS
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to measure serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations, bone mineral density (BMD), and the parameters of bone metabolism in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)Expand
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Endoscopic Treatment of a Case of Post-cholecystectomy Mirizzi Syndrome
Mirizzi’s syndrome (MS) caused by the retention of a stone in the cystic duct stump after cholecystectomy is rare. Most cases of MS are treated by surgical intervention. However, developments ofExpand
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Risk Factors for Long-term Outcomes after Initial Treatment in Hepatolithiasis
Hepatobiliary complications, such as stone recurrence, recurrent cholangitis, liver abscess, secondary biliary cirrhosis, and cholangiocarcinoma may occur after treatment for hepatolithiasis.Expand
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Effectiveness of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound for the evaluation of solid pancreatic masses.
AIM To evaluate the usefulness of contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CH-EUS) in differentiating between pancreatic adenocarcinomas and other pancreatic disease. METHODS ThisExpand
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Prognostic Role of Serum Levels of Uric Acid in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Background and Purpose It has been suggested that oxidative stress is one of the pathomechanisms underlying amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and thus antioxidants such as uric acid (UA) thatExpand
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Clinical features of pancreatic involvement in von Hippel–Lindau disease: a retrospective study of 55 cases in a single center
Abstract Background. von Hippel–Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by the development of multiple tumors in the central nervous system and visceral organs. In thisExpand
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Determination of Diameter and Angulation of the Normal Common Bile Duct using Multidetector Computed Tomography
Background/Aims Common bile duct stones are associated with the extent of dilation of the common bile duct as well as its angulation. Multidetector computed tomography (MD CT) has a good resolutionExpand
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