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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Biliary stents have been found to interfere with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) tumor (T) and nodal (N) staging in patients with periampullary cancer. Our aim was to determine whether this also occurs in patients with pancreatic head cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied a consecutive series of patients who were undergoing(More)
Barrett's esophagus (BE), a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), is a condition that is premalignant for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction. Esophageal adenocarcinoma, once an uncommon entity, has been growing rapidly in incidence over the last two decades in several parts of the world. Barrett's(More)
To develop and to test in a preliminary way a new self-administered screening tool, called DETection of Arthritis in Inflammatory boweL diseases (DETAIL) questionnaire, in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) not previously diagnosed as having a spondyloarthritis (SpA). DETAIL questionnaire was realized through the interrogation of 95(More)
The non-invasive urea breath test can demonstrate the presence of Helicobacter pylori infection with the same accuracy as invasive methods (histology, rapid urease test, culture), but with less distress and inconvenience to the patient. It is evident that this test can and should substitute invasive methods in patients with uncomplicated duodenal ulcer, in(More)
The fact that about 50% of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter (H.) pylori and the important role that this bacterium plays in public health have been important incentives in the search for accurate diagnostic methods. A large number of invasive and non-invasive methods have been used to diagnose H. pylori infection. Each method has its(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost-effectiveness profile of topiramate as adjunctive treatment in patients with refractory epilepsy. STUDY DESIGN Lifetime cost-utility analysis based on a pharmacoeconomic model. METHODS Effectiveness data (seizure frequency reduction) were derived from the most recent placebo-controlled clinical trial, whilst quality of(More)
Les kystes pancréatiques regroupent une grande variété de lésions, incluant les processus inflammatoires (pseudokystes) dont l’histologie peut être bénigne (kyste simple, cystadénome séreux), précancéreuse et maligne (tumeur papillaire mucineuse intracanalaire, cystadénome mucineux et cystadénocarcinome). L’EE est un bon outil pour la caractérisation des(More)
-Endoscop ic ultrasonography (EUS) vs magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the diagnosis of pancreatobiliary disturbances with and without dilated biliary tract : definitive results of a prospective, blinded and comparative study, G. Fem~indez-Esparrach, M. S~inchez, Maria Pellis6, M. Pag6s, G. Martfnez, M.A. L6pez-Boado, A. Membrillo, A.(More)
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