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Guidewire Cannulation Reduces Risk of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis and Facilitates Bile Duct Cannulation
OBJECTIVE:To evaluate if using a soft-tipped guidewire to cannulate the common bile duct may ameliorate development of post-ERCP pancreatitis and facilitate cannulation of the CBD.DESIGN ANDExpand
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Metabolic improvements in obese type 2 diabetes subjects implanted for 1 year with an endoscopically deployed duodenal-jejunal bypass liner.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL), a 60-cm, impermeable fluoropolymer liner anchored in the duodenum to create aExpand
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Narrow band imaging versus lugol chromoendoscopy to diagnose squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundIn the early stage esophageal cancer, changes in the mucosa are subtle and pass unnoticed in endoscopic examinations using white light. To increase sensitivity, chromoscopy with Lugol’sExpand
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Improvement of Insulin Resistance and Reduction of Cardiovascular Risk Among Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes with the Duodenojejunal Bypass Liner
BackgroundThis study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the duodenojejunal bypass liner (DJBL) in the improvement of insulin resistance and reduction of cardiovascular risk among morbidly obeseExpand
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Behçet’s disease: clinical value of the video capsule endoscopy for small intestine examination
We described a pilot study using Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) aiming the assessment of small bowel in Behçet’s disease (BD). Ten patients with BD and abdominal complaints underwent VCE with GivenExpand
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Epithelial Cell Turnover Is Increased in the Excluded Stomach Mucosa After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity
BackgroundMucosal alterations after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity have not been clearly evaluated. This study aims to analyze the mucosal alterations (proliferative status (Ki-67);Expand
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Endoscopic sclerosis versus cyanoacrylate endoscopic injection for the first episode of variceal bleeding: a prospective, controlled, and randomized study in Child-Pugh class C patients.
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Despite the recognized efficacy of sclerotherapy and elastic band ligation in controlling variceal hemorrhage, the results of endoscopic treatment in Child-Pugh class CExpand
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A Comparison of the Consensus and Clinical Definitions of Pancreatitis With a Proposal to Redefine Post-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Pancreatitis
Objectives: We evaluated the correlation between the consensus and clinical definitions of pancreatitis following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), with the objective of updatingExpand
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Endoscopic findings in the excluded stomach after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.
HYPOTHESIS After gastric bypass surgery performed because of morbid obesity, the excluded stomach can rarely be endoscopically examined. With the advent of a new apparatus and technique, possibleExpand
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Prospective evaluation of EUS versus CT scan for staging of ampullary cancer.
BACKGROUND Malignancies of the biliary and pancreatic systems are associated with a poor prognosis. However, ampullary cancer carries a better prognosis and is often diagnosed when curative treatmentExpand
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