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Miss rate for colorectal neoplastic polyps: a prospective multicenter study of back-to-back video colonoscopies.
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Polyp miss rates during colonoscopy have been calculated in a few tandem or back-to-back colonoscopy studies. Our objective was to assess the adenoma miss rate while limitingExpand
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Capsule endoscopy versus colonoscopy for the detection of polyps and cancer.
BACKGROUND An ingestible capsule consisting of an endoscope equipped with a video camera at both ends was designed to explore the colon. This study compared capsule endoscopy with optical colonoscopyExpand
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A randomized trial of endoscopic drainage methods for inoperable malignant strictures of the common bile duct.
BACKGROUND Although metallic stents remain patent longer than plastic stents, the optimal palliation of inoperable malignant biliary strictures remains controversial because of the high cost ofExpand
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Single-operator cholangioscopy in patients requiring evaluation of bile duct disease or therapy of biliary stones (with videos).
BACKGROUND The feasibility of single-operator cholangioscopy (SOC) for biliary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures was previously reported. OBJECTIVE To confirm the utility of SOC in moreExpand
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Plastic or metal stents for malignant stricture of the common bile duct? Results of a randomized prospective study.
BACKGROUND The systematic use of metal stents to treat biliary obstruction is restricted by high cost compared with plastic stents. The aims of this study were to compare cost and efficacy of plasticExpand
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Validation of a simple classification system for endoscopic diagnosis of small colorectal polyps using narrow-band imaging.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Almost all colorectal polyps ≤ 5 mm are benign, yet current practice requires costly pathologic analysis. We aimed to develop and evaluate the validity of a simple narrow-bandExpand
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Endoscopic prediction of deep submucosal invasive carcinoma: validation of the narrow-band imaging international colorectal endoscopic (NICE) classification.
BACKGROUND A simple endoscopic classification to accurately predict deep submucosal invasive (SM-d) carcinoma would be clinically useful. OBJECTIVE To develop and assess the validity of the NBIExpand
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Unsedated transnasal EGD in daily practice: results with 1100 consecutive patients.
BACKGROUND EGD can be performed transnasally in adults by using small-diameter endoscopes. A large prospective study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and tolerance of diagnostic transnasalExpand
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Diagnostic value of endoscopic capsule in patients with obscure digestive bleeding: blinded comparison with video push-enteroscopy.
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS This study was designed to prospectively compare the diagnostic yield of the M2A endoscopic capsule with that of video push-enteroscopy in exploring the small intestine inExpand
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Value of endobiliary brush cytology and biopsies for the diagnosis of malignant bile duct stenosis: results of a prospective study.
BACKGROUND Before considering a nonsurgical method of management of a bile duct stenosis, a tissue diagnosis is highly desirable. In a prospective study we have evaluated the feasibility andExpand
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