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Eosinophilic esophagitis in adults: a systematic review
Background/aims Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an increasingly recognized condition both in children and adults. The aim of the present study was to review the available evidence regarding EE inExpand
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Prospective comparison of secretin-stimulated magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography with manometry in the diagnosis of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction types II and III
Background: In sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD), sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM) predicts the response to sphincterotomy, but is invasive and associated with complications. Aim: To evaluate theExpand
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Systematic review: sphincter of Oddi dysfunction – non‐invasive diagnostic methods and long‐term outcome after endoscopic sphincterotomy
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a benign, functional gastrointestinal disorder for which invasive endoscopic therapy with potential complications is often recommended.
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Refractory Heartburn to Proton Pump Inhibitors: Epidemiology, Etiology and Management
Patients with refractory heartburn to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) represent a distinctive group which is difficult to manage. In a systematic review of the relative literature we found thatExpand
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Endoscopic ultrasound‐guided tissue sampling by combined fine needle aspiration and trucut needle biopsy: a prospective study
Background and aims:  Endoscopic ultrasound‐guided fine needle aspiration (EUS‐FNA) has a diagnostic accuracy of 70–90%, depending on the site under evaluation. In order to improve EUS‐guided tissueExpand
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Effect of polyethylene glycol electrolyte balanced solution on patients with acute colonic pseudo obstruction after resolution of colonic dilation: a prospective, randomised, placebo controlled trial
Background and aims: Conservative therapy for patients with acute colonic pseudo obstruction (Ogilvie’s syndrome) may be successful initially but relapses are common. The aim of the present study wasExpand
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Endoscopic Ultrasonography Versus Other Diagnostic Modalities in the Diagnosis of Choledocholithiasis
Until recently, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of and therapy in patients with suspected choledocholithiasis. However,Expand
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Prevalence and Axial Length of Hiatus Hernia in Patients, With Nonerosive Reflux Disease: A Prospective Study
Background and Aims The relationship between hiatus hernia and reflux esophagitis is well established. However, there are conflicting reports regarding its effect on the development of nonerosiveExpand
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Long-Term Acid Suppressive Therapy May Prevent the Relapse of Lower Esophageal (Schatzki's) Rings: A Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study
OBJECTIVES:Distal esophageal (Schatzki's) rings are a frequent cause of dysphagia. Bougienage is generally effective, but relapses are common. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect ofExpand
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Clinical outcome of patients with Helicobacter pylori infection: the bug, the host, or the environment?
It is well established that only a minority of patients with Helicobacter pylori infection develop severe inflammation leading to peptic ulcer or gastric cancer. Recent evidence suggests that theExpand
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