Joseph Bou Jaoudé

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L'achalasia is the best known primary motor disorder of the esophagus in which the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) has abnormally high resting pressure and incomplete relaxation with swallowing. Pneumatic dilatation (PD) remains the first choice of treatment. Our aim was to report, in a retrospective way, our experience in treating with pneumatic(More)
Crohn’s disease (CD) is an incurable inflammatory bowel disease that is characterized by mucosal inflammation and ulceration anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. The pathology of CD includes inflammatory cell infiltration and excessive pro-inflammatory cytokine production [1]. Apart from C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, a growing(More)
Renal failure in cirrhosis has multiple etiologies and numerous aggravating factors with evidence of worsening of prognosis. Our study was performed on 130 cirrhotic patients hospitalized in HDF between January 1st, 1994, and December 31st, 1999. We have evaluated the causes of renal failure and the relation of different aggravating factors with the onset(More)
BACKGROUND We report, to our knowledge, one of the largest studies concerning gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) in the Middle East. We also present a survival analysis of GIST in our 15-year real-life experience. METHODS We studied demographic, epidemiologic and survival characteristics of 70 patients with confirmed GIST in a cross-sectional study(More)
Dieulafoy's lesion is a rare and important cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. It is a relatively large artery which lies in close proximity to the mucosal surface. Hemorrhage is often torrential and life threatening. Endoscopy is the most sensitive diagnostic test. Many reports described successful hemostasis utilizing a variety of endoscopic modalities(More)
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