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Botulinum toxin injection versus lateral internal sphincterotomy for the treatment of chronic anal fissure: randomized prospective controlled trial
PurposeLateral internal sphincterotomy has been the gold standard treatment for chronic anal fissure, but it still carries the risk of permanent damage of the anal sphincter, which has led to theExpand
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Unusual complication of aluminum phosphide poisoning: Development of hemolysis and methemoglobinemia and its successful treatment
Methemoglobinemia and hemolysis are rare findings following phosphine poisoning. In this paper, a case of aluminum phosphide (AlP) poisoning complicated by methemoglobinemia and hemolysis with aExpand
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Comparing efficacy of enteral nutrition plus ranitidine and enteral nutrition alone as stress ulcer prophylaxis.
AIM Adequacy of enteral nutrition (EN) alone as stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare efficacy of EN alone and ranitidine plus EN as SUP. METHODExpand
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Biliary brush cytology in the assessment of biliary strictures at a tertiary center in Iran.
BACKGROUND Confirmation of cholangiocarcinoma and other malignant bile duct stenosis is challenging. The aim of the current study was to assess the accuracy of brush cytology for diagnosis ofExpand
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Relationship between continuous use of low-dose enteric-coated aspirin and gastrointestinal injuries in patients with gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastrointestinal disorders are important side effects of aspirin therapy, even if the low-dose enteric-coated form is administered. The aim of the current study was to present theExpand
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Risk factors for post-ERCP cholangitis in patients with pancreatic cancer from a single referral center in Iran.
Cholangitis is relatively uncommon but associated mortality is high due to the predisposition in people with underlying disease. For this recognition of contributing risk factors is necessary.Expand
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Long-term quality of life after ileal pouch anal restorative proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis
Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) has evolved as the surgical procedure of choice for ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of our study was to evaluate the quality ofExpand
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Clinical and Pathological Features of Ulcerative Colitis in Patients with and without Clostridium Difficile Infection; An Observational Study
BACKGROUND A dramatic rise in the rate of clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been reported in recent years. METHODS In this observational caseExpand
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Clinical outcome and longterm patency of biliary stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction in Taleghani hospital since ۱۳۸۶
Clinical outcome and longterm patency of biliary stents in patients with malignant biliary obstruction in Taleghani hospital since ۱۳۸۶ , Clinical outcome and longterm patency of biliary stents inExpand