Oliviu Pascu

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Fecal microbiota transplantation is used with success in persistent (more than two episodes) Clostridium Difficile Infection; it has also gained importance and started to be used in inflammatory bowel disease. There are theoretical arguments that justify its use in ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. Based on our clinical cases we(More)
BACKGROUND Whitish intraluminal esophageal masses might represent the endoscopic feature of a bezoar or a pedunculated tumor, most likely a fibrovascular polyp, without exclusion of other mesenchymal tumors (leiomyoma, lipoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, leiomyosarcoma, granular cell tumor). If a process of dystrophic calcification is also encountered(More)
AIMS To investigate the etiology of upper digestive hemorrhage in cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS From November 2004 to December 2006, we performed a prospective study at the Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology "O. Fodor" Cluj-Napoca. The study was performed on 1,284 patients with esophageal varices from the endoscopy records,(More)
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is one of the most common emergencies in gastroenterology practice. In recent years, the introduction of urgent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE) and of the treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in high doses has resulted in an improvement of the treatment outcome in patients with UGIB, but without a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to monitor the risk factors that trigger variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients, assess the severity of the bleeding and the efficacy of the endoscopic hemostasis techniques, as well as the recurrence of bleeding episodes and the mortality rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS The current study was a prospective one, and it was(More)
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