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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Rectovaginal septal endometriosis (RVSE) can pose serious therapeutic problems when there is infiltration of the rectal septum (which occurs in approximately half of the cases). The aim of this study was to assess the value of endoscopic ultrasonography in diagnosing rectal wall involvement by pelvic endometriosis. PATIENTS AND(More)
Competition for light, water and nitrogen between hazel trees and cocksfoot grown under the trees was studied in two hazel plantations managed in different ways. The first plantation with a light transmission of at least 70% at grass level was compared with two control hazel and cocksfoot monocrops. The soil was a calcareous heavy clay, 1.4 m deep. Water(More)
Acute infectious diarrhea is a worldwide public health problem. In developing countries it remains a major cause infant mortality despite therapeutic progress, especially with regard to the efficacy of oral rehydration, during the last two decades. Mortality in industrialized countries is much lower and generally stable. In most cases, acute diarrhea is a(More)
The purpose of this report is to describe a case of tropical calcific pancreatitis (TCP). This disease is specific to tropical regions and constitutes the main cause of chronic pancreatitis in children worldwide. It can also be observed in young adults (2nd and 3rd decade). Shortage of dietary lipids during childhood has been implicated in the development(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic viral C hepatitis can be cured by shorter treatment than recommended. It is illustrated by our two case reports. CASES We report two cases of chronic viral C hepatitis cured by short therapy with interferon standard alone in one case and the combination of pegylated-interferon and ribavirin in the second case. Genotype was(More)
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins or immune complexes which precipitate at a temperature lower than 37 degrees C and redissolve when rewarmed. Cryoglobulins can be asymptomatic. When not, clinical features are in most cases cutaneous, renal or neurological. Cryoglobulinemia are associated with malignant haematological disorder, connective tissue disease or(More)
AIM Endoscopic sphincterotomy is an efficient means of treating sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD), but it is associated with a morbidity rate of 20%. The aim of this study was to assess how frequently endoscopic sphincterotomy was performed to treat SOD in a group of patients with a 1-year history of medical management. METHODS A total of 59 patients,(More)