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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The HybridKnife water-jet system (ERBE, Tubingen, Germany) has been shown to increase dissection speed and decreased the risk of perforation during endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Glycerol mixture is a viscous, long-lasting solution preferentially used by Japanese ESD experts. The combination of the HybridKnife system with a(More)
BACKGROUND Altered aerobic capacity and muscular strength among patients suffering from cirrhosis are poor prognosis factors of the overall survival after liver transplantation (LT). A program of adapted physical activity (APA) is recommended in patients awaiting solid organ transplantation. However, there is no standard program in LT, and therefore none is(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The high specific skill needed by ESD limit its widespread use in Europe and animal training is recommended in Europe to improve the results of ESD that are far from Japanese at present. We create a local training program using live pigs as models, along with our human cases, to provide continuous exposure to the technique. METHODS(More)
Good use of the submucosal space is key during endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). High-pressure injection of a long-lasting viscous solution using the HybridKnife water-jet system has been demonstrated to be feasible. We compared jet injection of glycerol and normal saline during pig gastric ESD and assessed its feasibility and efficiency during human(More)
We report the case of a 17-year-old male admitted to our academic hospital with massive rectal bleeding. Since childhood he had reported recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding and had two exploratory laparotomies 5 and 2 years previously. An emergency abdominal computed tomography scan, gastroscopy and colonoscopy, performed after hemodynamic stabilization,(More)
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is among the most urgent situations in daily gastroenterological practise. Endoscopy plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of such cases. Endoscopic haemostasis is probably the most important technical challenge that must be mastered by gastroenterologists. It is essential for both the management of acute(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, can be diagnosed with gastric emptying scintigraphy. Manometric studies of patients with gastroparesis show increased pyloric tone (pylorospasm). Among the recent endoscopic therapies for pylorospasm is peroral endoscopic pylorotomy (POP). In this study, we explored the effect of POP on gastric(More)
The NLRB and the appellate courts are more in conflict than in harmony over the inclusion of members of religious congregations in hospital collective bargaining units. The NLRB has bound several bases for exclusion; consequently, unless a hospital affiliated with a congregation is free of these conditions or is willing to assume the burdens of appellate(More)
Ascites, in 20% of cases, is not linked to liver cirrhosis. The pathophysiology is most often different. The understanding of these pathophysiological mechanisms can lead to etiologic diagnosis. The diagnostic approach is mainly based on the biological study of ascites, especially protein concentration and albumin gradient between serum and ascites. In(More)