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Natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) has generated a surge of enthusiasm among researchers by virtue of its challenge to the dogma and potential benefits. However, no data is available in the medical literature about NOTES' acceptance by patients in Asia. The aim of the study is to survey patients’ perceptions and attitudes towards NOTES.(More)
INTRODUCTION Interferon gamma is a potent proinflammatory cytokine implicated in the inflammation of Crohn's disease (CD). We evaluated the safety and efficacy of fontolizumab, a humanised anti-interferon gamma antibody, in patients with moderate to severe CD. METHODS A total of 133 patients with Crohn's disease activity index (CDAI) scores between 250(More)
The authors report a surgical experience on eight case of intra spinal lipomas. These lumbo-sacral malformations belong to post-neurulation defect, in such conditions spinal cord undergoes tethering while child growing that lead to a slow neurological disturbance. Through this study, authors show that female is more involved than male (5/3. On 6 cases the(More)
BACKGROUND Doppler sonogram of the graft is used as a routine assessment in renal transplantation. When the resistance index (RI) equals 1, absent end-diastolic flow (AEDF) is observed; the prognostic value of AEDF is presently unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1988 and 1996, 342 patients received a first cadaveric kidney transplant in our ward. AEDF(More)
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