Michel M Delvaux

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BACKGROUND An ingestible capsule consisting of an endoscope equipped with a video camera at both ends was designed to explore the colon. This study compared capsule endoscopy with optical colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal polyps and cancer. METHODS We performed a prospective, multicenter study comparing capsule endoscopy with optical colonoscopy(More)
The usefulness and accuracy rate of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis (CP) were prospectively evaluated in 81 patients with suspected pancreatic disease. All underwent EUS, abdominal ultrasonography (AUS), and computed tomography (CT), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was performed in 55 of(More)
BACKGROUND Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) represents a noninvasive technology that allows visualization of the colon without requiring sedation and air insufflation. A second-generation colon capsule endoscopy system (PillCam Colon 2) (CCE-2) was developed to increase sensitivity for colorectal polyp detection compared with the first-generation system. (More)
These recommendations on video capsule endoscopy, an emerging technology with an impact on the practice of endoscopy, were developed by the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guidelines Committee. The first draft of each section was prepared by one or two members of the writing team, who were selected as experts on the content of that(More)
This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). The Guideline was also reviewed and endorsed by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). It addresses the roles of small-bowel capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy for diagnosis and treatment of small-bowel disorders. Main recommendations(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral hypersensitivity plays a major role in irritable bowel syndrome pathophysiology. Opioid kappa receptors on afferent nerves may modulate it and be the target for new irritable bowel syndrome treatments. AIM This study evaluated the effect of the kappa opioid agonist asimadoline on perception of colonic distension and colonic compliance(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the commonest site for malignancy in Europe. The Commissioner for Health wishes to promote screening for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer in Europe. The aim of this study was to assess public knowledge of CRC in Europe and likely take up of free screening. To this end 20710 members of the public from 21 European countries(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral hypersensitivity plays a major role in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome, as shown by balloon distension studies. 5-HT3 receptors on afferent nerves may modulate visceral sensitivity and be the target of new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. AIM To evaluate the effects of alosetron, a potent and selective 5-HT3(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The endoscopes that were developed for double-balloon enteroscopy have been successfully used in cases of failed colonoscopy. This study was a pilot series in which a new colonoscope was tested that utilized this double-balloon principle. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 29 patients (5 men, 24 women; mean age 54 years) in whom(More)