Manfred W Raiser

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The diagnosis of the Marfan syndrome rests on the four criteria of characteristic musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, ocular, and familial features. Biliary tract manifestations have not been described. A case of Marfan syndrome with recurrent biliary obstruction is presented. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiograms presented a grossly ectatic biliary system(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a new preparation of Gatorade and polyethylene glycol (PEG) for colonoscopy with or without bisacodyl compared with NuLYTELY. METHODS We performed an investigator-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of 64 oz of Gatorade and 306 g of PEG (G/PEG) with or without 10 mg of bisacodyl(More)
OBJECTIVES Current bowel preparation scales (BPSs) have significant limitations including an inability to distinguish among bowel preparations that adequately cleanse a high percentage of colons. We assessed the reliability and validity of the new Chicago BPS and compared it with existing BPSs. METHODS We performed a prospective evaluation of the(More)
A patient with laryngeal and pulmonary tuberculosis is described. The similarity between the clinical presentation and gross appearance of laryngeal carcinoma and tuberculosis in this patient and others reported in the literature is emphasized. Laryngeal biopsy is necessary to establish the correct diagnosis, but this must be done only after the proper(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the efficacy and tolerability of 5 low-volume bowel preparations for colonoscopy. STUDY We performed an investigator-blinded, randomized trial of 5 bowel preparations: 64 ounces of Gatorade and 306 or 357 g of PEG, both given the day prior; Gatorade and 306 g PEG, 2 L PEG-electrolyte solution with ascorbic acid, and sulfate(More)
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