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BACKGROUND Intestinal tumors represent less than 6% of digestive tumors and, because of the limitations of intestinal investigations, these tumors are difficult to diagnose. In this context, capsule endoscopy (CE) has proven effective especially in patients with obscure digestive bleeding. The aim of the present study was to calculate the frequency, and(More)
The rule of Ramadan (1 month of food and water intakes restricted to night hours) is followed by the majority of the Moslem fraction of the human population, but the possible consequences of this long-lasting modification of food intake schedule on public health have not yet been extensively documented. Therefore, a group of healthy control subjects and a(More)
OBJECTIVES Lifestyle changes during Ramadan as the meals are taken exclusively in the evening, and nightly sleep is often delayed and shortened. The wake/sleep cycle is also modified. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of Ramadan on gastric acidity in healthy volunteers. METHODS Nine healthy volunteers had 24-hour measurement of the(More)
Ophthalmological complications with interferon therapy are rare, usually mild and reversible, and do not require the withdrawal of antiviral treatment. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is an uncommon complication of interferon treatment. From January 1998 to December 2007, three patients developed anterior ischemic optic neuropathy during antiviral(More)
Secondary radiation-induced cancers are rare but well-documented as long-term side effects of radiation in large populations of breast cancer survivors. Multiple neoplasms are rare. We report a case of esophageal adenocarcinoma in a patient treated previously for breast cancer and clear cell carcinoma of the kidney. A 56 year-old non smoking woman, with no(More)
La sclérodermie est une maladie générale au cours de laquelle l’atteinte de la motricité de l’œsophage est la plus fréquente des atteintes viscérales, pouvant même être inaugurale. Souvent asymptomatique, les troubles moteurs œsophagiens (TMO) doivent être recherchés systématiquement par la pratique de la manométrie œsophagienne. Notre travail a porté sur(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Hepatic steatosis seems to be frequently found histopathologically in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. The aim of this study is to determine the influence of steatosis on HCV disease severity (fibrosis) and to evaluate its impact on sustained virological response (SVR) to antiviral therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological and experimental evidence support the role of host genetics in treatment response and viral clearance in chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Recently, the CC genotype of IL28B single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs12979860 has been associated with spontaneous viral clearance and a better treatment response. The distribution of this(More)
BACKGROUND Oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy is the standard method for the diagnosis of recurrent oesophago-gastric varices after endoscopic treatment and eradication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the PillCam Eso capsule endoscopy in this setting. METHODS Prospective, multicentre study in which patients with history of oesophageal varices treated by(More)