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This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the prophylaxis of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (post-ERCP) pancreatitis. Main recommendations 1 ESGE recommends routine rectal administration of 100 mg of diclofenac or indomethacin immediately before or after ERCP in(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is the first choice endoscopic technique for small-bowel visualization. However, preparation and handling of the double-balloon enteroscope is complex. Recently, a single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) system has been introduced as being a simplified, less-complex balloon-assisted enteroscopy system. (More)
GOALS AND BACKGROUND Screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancer has proven to reduce mortality rates. Recently the Endocuff (EC), an attachment to the distal tip of the colonoscope, was introduced. The aim of our study was to compare EC-assisted colonoscopies with standard colonoscopies for the detection of colonic polyps. STUDY This study is a(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation has previously been shown to have advantages over air insufflation in terms of procedure-related pain and oral insertion depth during double-balloon enteroscopy. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the performance of CO2 vs. air insufflation during single-balloon enteroscopy. (More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is considered a gold standard in the initial staging of esophageal cancer. There is an ongoing debate whether EUS is useful for tumor staging after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Ninety-five patients with esophageal cancer were retrospectively analyzed. In 45 patients, EUS was performed prior to and after NAC, while 50 patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that changes in exercise intensity dominate the PV response to cycle exercise in the heat independent of the initial plasma volume (PV) and total circulating protein (TCP) content. The two experimental treatments (counterbalanced design) were performed by nine trained male cyclists (age = 23 +/- 1 yr,(More)
OBJECTIVES The Endocuff is a device mounted on the tip of the colonoscope to help flatten the colonic folds during withdrawal. This study aimed to compare the adenoma detection rates between Endocuff-assisted (EC) colonoscopy and standard colonoscopy (SC). METHODS This randomized prospective multicenter trial was conducted at four academic endoscopy units(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Acute pancreatitis is considered a relevant major complication following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); according to literature data, the incidence varies between 1.5 % and 17 %. In the present study, we aimed to identify potentially new, hitherto unknown risk factors for post-ERCP pancreatitis. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Pancreatic pseudocysts are a major complication of chronic and acute pancreatitis and often require endoscopic intervention. Endoscopic single-step and multi-step transmural drainage techniques have been reported in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare technical results and clinical outcome rates of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The performance of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) in patients with post-surgically altered anatomy is technically ambitious. Our study aimed at comparing a cohort of patients having successfully undergone single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE)-assisted ERCP to those in whom SBE-ERCP failed. METHODS This trial is a(More)