Philippe Gower

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The mortality rate from upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains high, at 5 % - 10 %. The aim of the current study was to describe the epidemiological characteristics, prognostic factors, and actual practice in a cohort of patients with UGIB admitted to French general hospitals. METHODS From March 2005 to February 2006, a(More)
The case is reported of a 42 year old woman who presented with the characteristic clinical, sigmoidoscopic, and histological features of cap polyposis occurring in the postoperative course of pelvic surgery. Pathogenesis of cap polyposis is unknown. In this patient, abnormal colonic motility was not a likely aetiological factor as suggested in previous(More)
We compared the rectal microflora of 16 patients with surgically excluded colorectum with 16 healthy controls. The cause of diversion was inflammatory bowel disease (n = 10), colon cancer (n = 3), miscellaneous (n = 3). Six patients had a diversion colitis. In the excluded colorectum, the total bacterial count was only slightly lower than controls but the(More)
3550 women attending cervical smear and family planning clinics have been screened for bacteriria. Suprapubic aspiration of urine was carried out in 131 patients from whom two consecutive midstream urine specimens contained either a pure growth of Gram positive cocci or a growth in which Gram negative bacilli predominated. 95 patients were found to have(More)
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