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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)
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 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). METHODS Ninety-five patients with esophageal cancer were retrospectively analyzed. In 45 patients, EUS was performed prior to and after(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)
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)
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)
Glomerular disease was diagnosed by histopathologic examination in 11 related Bullmastiff dogs, and clinical and laboratory data were collected retrospectively. Four female and seven male dogs between the ages of 2.5 and 11 years were affected. Clinical signs, including lethargy and anorexia, were nonspecific and occurred shortly before death or euthanasia.(More)
AIM To report the largest patient cohort study investigating the diagnostic yield of intraductal ultrasound (IDUS) in indeterminate strictures of the common bile duct. METHODS A patient cohort with bile duct strictures of unknown etiology was examined by IDUS. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy rates of IDUS were calculated relating to the definite(More)
AIM To determine the clinical outcome and predictors of survival after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPS) implantation in cirrhotic patients. METHODS Eighty-one patients with liver cirrhosis and consequential portal hypertension had TIPS implantation (bare metal) for either refractory ascites (RA) (n = 27) or variceal bleeding (VB)(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)