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Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) with the EsophyX™ device is reported to be effective for creating a continent gastroesophageal valve and for good functional results, as measured by pH impedance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study is to assess the long-term effect of TIF in patients with symptomatic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to compare the feasibility, technical success rate and complication between single-step endo-ultrasonography (EUS)-guided and two-step EUS-guided drainage technique for symptomatic pancreatic pseudocyst (PP). METHODS Twenty-one PP patients with clear intra-cystic fluid that needed to be drained were divided(More)
Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) with the EsophyX™ device creates an antireflux valve with good functional results in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effect of TIF 2.0 on pathological reflux and symptoms in GERD patients with daily dependence on proton pump inhibitors (PPI).(More)
Telephone-induced seizures have recently been described as a distinct form of idiopathic reflex epilepsy in which seizures are repeatedly and exclusively triggered by answering the telephone. 1 Typical auras consist of auditory or vertiginous symptoms and the inability to speak or understand spoken voices. These features, along with specific EEG ictal(More)
BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) is a gluten-dependent enteropathy. The current standard for diagnosing CD involves obtaining 4 biopsy samples from the descending duodenum. It has been suggested that duodenal bulb biopsies may also be useful. OBJECTIVE To assess the utility of bulbar biopsies for the diagnosis of CD in pediatric patients. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate ictal motor inhibition occurring during seizures in a patient with a tumor located in the left fronto-mesial pre-central cortex. METHODS Awake and sleep video-polygraphic monitoring, recording scalp EEG and EMG activities from several cranial, trunk and limbs muscles, was performed in a patient with drug-resistant recurrent focal(More)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is one of the most technically challenging procedures in therapeutic endoscopy; difficulties in biliary cannulation and post-ERCP pancreatitis are still significant problems. Deep cannulation of Vater's papilla may fail in up to 5% of cases; selective biliary cannulation reportedly fails in 15-35% of(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of acute pancreatitis is based on clinical studies that aim to elucidate the course of disease on the basis of predicted risk factors. AIMS To evaluate the long-term occurrence of recurrent acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis in a cohort of patients following an initial episode of acute pancreatitis. METHODS 196(More)
BACKGROUND Repeated attempts at cannulating the papilla of Vater and "needle-knife" precut sphincterotomy are independent risk factors for post-ERCP pancreatitis. Whether precut alone or repeated attempts at cannulation is the culprit factor in the development of post-ERCP pancreatitis remains controversial. AIM To retrospectively assess the role of(More)