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OBJECTIVES To assess pancreatic fistula rate and secondary endpoints after pancreatogastrostomy (PG) versus pancreatojejunostomy (PJ) for reconstruction in pancreatoduodenectomy in the setting of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. BACKGROUND PJ and PG are established methods for reconstruction in pancreatoduodenectomy. Recent prospective trials(More)
BACKGROUND Pain and bloating following colonoscopy are an underestimated problem, with 30 - 60 % of patients complaining of such symptoms. The use of CO₂ has been shown to significantly decrease pain after colonoscopy in academic hospital-based studies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether such an effect can also be seen during private(More)
Twenty-six untreated schizophrenic inpatients and 34 control persons were investigated using 16-channel EEG mapping during resting, manumotor and music perception tasks. Power values of activation tasks were each referenced to a separate, immediately preceding resting condition, using conventional delta, theta, alpha and 2 beta frequency bands. Results in(More)
The vasculature is essential for proper organ function. Many pathologies are directly and indirectly related to vascular dysfunction, which causes significant morbidity and mortality. A common pathophysiological feature of diseased vessels is extracellular matrix (ECM) remodelling. Analysing the protein composition of the ECM by conventional antibody-based(More)
In image registration, a proper transformation should be topology preserving. Especially for landmark-based image registration, if the displacement of one landmark is larger enough than those of neighbourhood landmarks, topology violation will be occurred. This paper aim to analyse the topology preservation of some Radial Basis Functions (RBFs) which are(More)
41 patients with 66 cavus feet were reviewed clinically and radiologically according to the parameters of Dennemann at an average age of 41.3 years. The etiology was a so-called "idiopathic pes cavus" in 51 per cent of the cases, in the others, a neurological basic disease (15 per cent condition after poliomyelitis, 3 per cent meningocele, 6 per cent(More)
OBJECTIVE Potential process differences between hospital and community-based endoscopy for Barrett's oesophagus have not been examined. We aimed at comparing adherence to guidelines and neoplasia detection rates in medical centres (MC) and community practices (CP). DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING All histologically confirmed Barrett cases seen(More)