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AIM To compare the effect of pantoprazole and esomeprazole on intra-oesophageal pH and investigate their pharmacokinetics in patients with symptomatic gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). METHODS Double-blind, randomized, two-period crossover study. Caucasian men with symptomatic GORD (n=48) were selected on the basis of clinical records of typical(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Chronic hepatitis is a disabling condition leading to impairment of a patient's quality of life. We investigated the impact of chronic viral hepatitis on health-related quality of life. The relationship between transaminase level and score in the quality-of-life questionnaire was also investigated. METHODS We studied 66 patients with(More)
PURPOSE Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CEH-EUS) for the assessment of microcirculation and the delineation of pancreatic tumors in order to characterize and stage them has only recently become available for commercial use, and few reports have been published. The purpose of the study was the qualitative and quantitative digital image(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is preferred for guiding drainage of pancreatic fluid collections, with a success rate exceeding 90% when fluoroscopy is used. When fluoroscopy cannot be used, drainage can still be performed, but no data regarding the safety of such a procedure have yet been published. AIM To establish the safety of EUS-guided(More)
AIM The Romanian Society of Digestive Endoscopy proposed a multicentric study to evaluate the prevalence of gastric cancer in the adult population referred to gastroenterology medical services, and also the demographic features of this pathology. METHODS . The study was carried out over the period 1 January 2003 - 31 December 2003 in 11 academic centers(More)
AIM The Romanian Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy developed a multicentre, prospective study to evaluate the frequency and epidemiological features of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an adult population that refers to gastroenterology centres in Romania. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighteen centres with adequate diagnostic and therapeutic facilities(More)
Personality changes have been reported in chronic constipation. Hostility is an important personality factor involved in psychosomatic disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate hostility in patients with chronic constipation. Sixty subjects with chronic constipation (24 males, 36 females, mean age 44.5 years) were investigated with the hostility(More)
Starting from the hypothesis that duodenal ulcer pain is induced by oxygen free radicals, a process demonstrated in other types of bacterial or nonbacterial inflammations, we used a powerful scavenger of human origin in local periulcerous injections performed through endoscope in 12 patients with duodenal ulcer and active lasting pain. Pain subsided in all(More)
BACKGROUND An overall prevalence rate of HCV infection in Romanian adult population was recently estimated to be 3.23%. The proportion of treated patients with chronic hepatitis C in our country has never been assessed. AIMS 1) to analyze the quality and quantity of antiviral therapy delivery; 2) to determine the proportion of patients being annually and(More)