Manuela Goetzberger

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Training standards in gastrointestinal endoscopy are poorly defined even though different simulators are increasingly used for skills training. In 2001 a new training concept called "GATE--gastroenterological education-training endoscopy" was established, which provides a combination of background theory, video demonstrations, and(More)
BACKGROUND The evaluation of hepatic size is a daily question in abdominal ultrasound, especially to determine the presence of hepatomegaly. In the literature, different methods of measurement are described, mostly as a subcostal measured organ diameter in one direction. This method has its limits in patients with obesity, accumulation of abdominal gas or(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Patients with advanced liver cirrhosis who develop renal dysfunction have a poor prognosis. Elevated intrarenal resistance indices (RIs) due to renal vascular constriction have been described before in cirrhotic patients. In the current study, we prospectively investigated the course of intrarenal RIs and compared their prognostic impact(More)
Background and study aims The optimal approach to small subepithelial tumors (SETs) of the upper gastrointestinal tract remains inconclusive. The aim of this study was to evaluate endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) for less invasive tissue sampling of small SETs of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Patients and methods In this(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound examination is one of the main investigative procedures in emergency patients who are hospitalized due to abdominal pain. Detectable free fluid collections are important hints to the definite, sometimes life-threatening diagnosis, but their detection in cases of only small amounts is difficult to perform by conventional sonography. (More)
t a v d T p w s a k a N i C w t Usually, ERCP for the treatment of common bile duct stones (CBDS) is performed under fluoroscopic control. However, the exposure to x-rays raises a problem in pregnant women because radiation is a possible risk for fetal disorders. For pregnant patients with symptomatic CBDS, current guidelines recommend treatment by ERCP but(More)
We present the first case in the literature of vascular ectasia of the whole intestine as a cause of recurrent and profuse gastrointestinal bleeding in a patient with relapsing Hodgkin's disease. The 17-year-old patient experienced early relapse of his Hodgkin's disease after first-line chemotherapy. Salvage chemotherapy was followed by high-dose(More)