Marc A Barthet

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This Position Paper is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the diagnosis and management of iatrogenic perforation occurring during diagnostic or therapeutic digestive endoscopic procedures. Main recommendations 1 ESGE recommends that each center implements a written policy regarding the management(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Complications of endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) have been assessed in recent multicenter studies. The aim of this series was to report and identify risk factors for complications of ES at a single tertiary referral center. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1996 and 2000, 1159 consecutive endoscopic retrograde(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic floor disorders are frequent, especially in women. Surgeons need more information on the accuracy of available diagnostic techniques to make therapeutic decisions. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to compare the accuracy of dynamic anorectal endosonography and dynamic MRI defecography with conventional defecography as the criterion standard in(More)
BACKGROUND Endosonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are promising methods for evaluating perineal and anorectal fistulas or abscesses. The aim of this study was to compare the results of anal endosonography (AES), MRI and surgical exploration in the assessment of anorectal fistula or abscess complicating Crohn's disease. METHODS Twenty-two(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term efficacy of endoscopic treatment in pancreas divisum is controversial. This study evaluated the long-term results of dorsal duct stent insertion and endoscopic sphincterotomy of the minor papilla in patients presenting with recurrent acute pancreatitis or chronic pain. METHODS Pancreas divisum was diagnosed in 175 patients between(More)
BACKGROUND Polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 is a non-absorbable, non-metabolised osmotic agent used in lavage solutions for gut cleansing. AIMS To compare the efficacy of PEG and lactulose in chronic constipation. METHODS A total of 115 patients with chronic constipation entered a multicentre, randomised, comparative trial. They initially received two(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The diagnosis of anorectal dynamic disorders and perineal insufficiency has been mainly based up to now on the use of defecography. Here, we performed a prospective blinded study to evaluate the accuracy of a new procedure, dynamic anorectal endosonography (DAE), by comparing it with defecography. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of(More)
This a retrospective study of 19 patients presenting with chronic pancreatitis and benign stenosis of the common bile duct, who were followed up for periods ranging from 13 months to 48 months after biliary stenting (average 18 months). There were 18 men and one woman, aged between 38 and 65 years (average 49 years). The mean duration of the disease before(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A new core biopsy needle for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling has recently been developed. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to compare this needle with a standard needle in patients with solid pancreatic masses. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients with solid pancreatic masses referred to 17(More)
The present study aimed to assess whether hepatitis E virus (HEV) is present in domestic pigs in Southern France, and to determine the relationship between HEV sequences detected from pigs and from humans. Two hundred fifteen sera, 207 stools, and 107 bile samples were collected from 3- or 6-month-old pigs from different regions of Southern France. Pig IgG(More)