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BACKGROUND The increased incidence of coeliac disease in patients with Down syndrome makes screening of coeliac disease in this population advisable. AIM Evaluation of efficiency of different serological markers to detect coeliac disease in Down syndrome patients. PATIENTS A total of 56 Down syndrome patients (aged: 1-17 years) were included in study.(More)
We measured fecal pH, volatile fatty acids (VFA), and lactic acid concentrations in 67 healthy infants ranging in age from 1 to 5 months. The babies were divided into five groups according to their diet: group 1: human milk, with subgroups of 1 month of age (n = 8), and 2-5 months (n = 12); group 2: formula milk, with subgroups of 1 month of age (n = 9) and(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE To describe 17 patients who underwent magnetic, non-surgical gastrointestinal (GI) anastomoses. METHODS Patients with GI obstruction, stenosis, or atresia were treated with image-guided and/or endoscopically placed discoid magnet pairs or catheter-based bullet-shaped magnet pairs. RESULTS Anastomosis was achieved in 7 days in an(More)
We describe a unique technique to promote a nonsurgical esophageal anastomosis with magnets in children with esophageal atresia. To evaluate the efficacy of magnetic lengthening of atretic esophageal ends to produce an anastomosis and to communicate our results after more than 2 years of follow-up. Between September 2001 and March 2004, five children were(More)
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