Oliviu Pascu

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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)
The case of a 66 year old woman admitted with a picture of jaundice acute cholangitis is reported. Ultrasonography showed a dilatation of intrahepatic bile ducts, gallbladder hydrops with several stones, enlarged common bile duct (CBD) with hyperechoic material inside and a cystic tumor with hydatid features. With a strong suspicion of a hydatid cyst(More)
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 Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a diagnostic method that aims to detect and stage tumors of the pancreas more accurately. It has a high predictive role regarding tumor resectability. AIM The present paper aims to assess the diagnostic accuracy of radial EUS in the staging of pancreatic cancer as well as the role of EUS to predict tumor(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)
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)
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)
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)
One hundred and forty-five patients with nonvariceal upper GI hemorrhage, active or with stigmata (Forrest I and II) were divided into two groups according to the day of the week on which emergency endoscopy was performed: group A (78 patients) in which conventional treatment was applied (blood transfusions, antacids, cimetidine, pirenzepine), and group B(More)