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Wireless capsule endoscopy is a simple, non-invasive technique for the visualization of the entire small bowel. It was introduced in clinical praxis in 2001 and has already become the method of choice for the investigation of small-bowel pathology. Capsule retention is a major complication, with an overall incidence of 1-2%, although reported rates vary(More)
INTRODUCTION Data on small bowel abnormalities in patients with portal hypertension (PHT) are limited. Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract and anemia are common complications in these patients. Capsule endoscopy (CE) was used to evaluate small bowel (SB) pathology in patients with PHT and anemia, and possible associations with various parameters were(More)
OBJECTIVE Although various endoscopic techniques have been proved effective in treating post-cholecystectomy biliary leaks, the choice of the best method remains controversial. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy and safety of biliary stenting alone with biliary stenting plus sphincterotomy for the treatment of post-cholecystectomy(More)
OBJECTIVE Small bowel preparation for capsule endoscopy remains controversial. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy of 2 and 4 l of polyethylene glycol. METHODS One hundred and one patients (group A) received 2 l and 100 (group B) received 4 l in a prospective, randomized single-blind trial. To objectively evaluate enteric preparation, a(More)
A 23-year-old man presented to the Surgery Department with acute right iliac fossa pain. Computed tomography revealed thickening of the terminal ileum. He was treated with ciprofloxacin and metronidazole with clinical improvement. One month later, he was referred to the Gastrointestinal Department for further evaluation. A slight elevation of CRP (10mg/L)(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the effect of screening the aorta for atheroma before aortic manipulation and use of exclusive Y graft revascularization on the incidence of neuropsychological dysfunction after coronary artery bypass. METHODS Aortic atheroma was detected using epiaortic and transesophageal echocardiography. Atheroma avoidance was facilitated by use(More)
Patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma (CRC) often develop bone metastases with a high risk of complications. Ibandronate is a novel single-nitrogen bisphosphonate that has been shown to be effective for treating bone metastases from breast cancer. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ibandronate(More)
OBJECTIVE Review of wireless capsule endoscopy recordings is time consuming. The aim of this study was to evaluate four time-saving methods offered with Rapid Software. METHODS A total of 100 wireless capsule endoscopy videos with abnormal findings were evaluated using five different ways of viewing: (a) manual mode at a speed of 10 frames per second(More)
Three methods of esophagoscopy are available until now: sedated conventional endoscopy, unsedated ultrathin endoscopy, and esophageal capsule endoscopy. The three methods carry comparable diagnostic accuracy and different complication rates. Although all of them have been found well accepted from patients, no comparative study comprising the three(More)