Kassem Azzouzi

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BACKGROUND Although colonoscopy is currently the optimal method for detecting colorectal polyps, some are missed. The Third Eye Retroscope provides an additional retrograde view that may detect polyps behind folds. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the addition of the Third Eye Retroscope to colonoscopy improves the adenoma detection rate. DESIGN(More)
AIM To determine which patients might benefit most from retrograde viewing during colonoscopy through subset analysis of randomized, controlled trial data. METHODS The Third Eye® Retroscope® Randomized Clinical Evaluation (TERRACE) was a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of a retrograde-viewing auxiliary imaging(More)
High levels of serum amylase and CA19.9 were noted in a patient with papillary serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary. Electrophoresis identified isoamylases of salivary type. Both markers decreased rapidly after removal of the ovarian tumour. These considerations argue in favor of the early detection of amylase isoenzymes in patients in whom history,(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a rapidly fatal disease for which an active chemotherapy regimen is sought. Here we report the outcome of a phase II trial to assess the toxicity and efficacy of a combination of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), leucovorin and cisplatin (CDDP). METHODS A regimen combining leucovorin (200 mg/m2/d x 5d), 5-FU (375(More)
A 74-year-old Asian woman was referred for outpatient upper and lower endoscopic screening. She had history of hyperlipidemia and vegetarianism. Her medications included atorvastatin and self-medication of oral iron for the last 10 years. Routine blood tests were normal. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was macroscopically and histologically normal. Colonoscopy(More)
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