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Risk Factors for Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: A Prospective Multicenter Study
OBJECTIVES:Pancreatitis is the most common and serious complication of diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP. The aim of this study is to examine the potential patient- and procedure-related risk factorsExpand
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Detecting cholangiocarcinoma in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
BACKGROUND Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a progressive cholestatic liver disease associated with cholangiocarcinoma. Brush cytology and serum tumor markers (carcinoembryonic antigen, carbohydrateExpand
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Post-ERCP pancreatitis: randomized, prospective study comparing a low- and high-osmolality contrast agent.
Diagnostic and therapeutic ERCPs are complicated by pancreatitis in 1% to 10% of patients, and evidence suggests that the contrast agent used for ERCP may be important in the pathogenesis of suchExpand
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Endoscopic intervention for biliary leaks after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a multicenter review.
BACKGROUND Endoscopic therapy of biliary tract leaks was uncommon before laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Studies have demonstrated the efficacy of endoscopic drainage by endoscopic sphincterotomy orExpand
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Improved Oral Intake After Palliative Duodenal Stenting for Malignant Obstruction: A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Trial
OBJECTIVES:We sought to test the hypothesis that placement of a new nitinol duodenal self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for palliation of malignant gastroduodenal obstruction is effective and safeExpand
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The argon plasma coagulator
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Does Obesity Confer an Increased Risk and/or More Severe Course of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis?: A Retrospective, Multicenter Study
Background Pancreatitis is the most common major complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Recent studies have suggested that obesity may serve as a prognostic indicatorExpand
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Wireless capsule endoscopyAugust 2002
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The Association of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index with the Risk of Large Bowel Polyps
Purpose and Method: Several studies have suggested that physical inactivity and obesity increase the risk for colorectal neoplasia. In this study, we investigated the association of physical activityExpand
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