The safety, effectiveness and capabilities of therapeutic upper fibreoptic endoscopy in children undergoing therapeutic endoscopic procedures (n = 443) was studied. Therapy for gastrointestinal bleeding formed the major group (injection sclerotherapy for varices, n = 197 procedures; thermocoagulation for haemorrhagic gastritis, n = 1; and photocoau...
Published in World journal of gastroenterology
Published in The American Journal of Human Genetics
Summary Familial juvenile polyposis (FJP) is a hamartomatouspolyposis syndrome in which affected family members develop upper and lower gastrointestinal juvenile polyps and are at increased risk for gastrointestinal cancer. A genetic locus for FJP has not yet been identified by linkage; therefore, the objective of this study was to perform a focuse...
Published in Digestive Diseases
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) or Osler-Rendu-Weber (ORW) disease is an autosomal-dominant disorder that frequently presents with gastrointestinal bleeding which may be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Hepatic involvement in this disease is increasingly recognized and poses another therapeutic challenge. With advances in genetic...
Published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
We report a rare case of a cellular neurilemoma (schwannoma) of the descending colon, mimicking carcinoma, not accompanied by von Recklinghausen's disease. The differential diagnostic problems are discussed and the possibility of a site-specific, modified Schwann cell of myenteric plexus origin is suggested.
Published in InflammoPharmacology
The three therapeutic goals in patients with NSAID-induced gastroduodenopathy are treatment of dyspeptic symptoms, management of NSAID-related ulcers and their complications, and prophylaxis against recurrent gastrointestinal toxicity. Both H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) appear to be helpful in relieving the symptoms asso...
Published in Digestion
Background/Aims: The enterohepatic circulation of bile acids is related to normal inter-digestive gastrointestinal motility, with the gut peptide motilin also being involved. This study aimed to investigate the effect of intraduodenal artificial bile infusion on antroduodenal and gallbladder motility so as to further elucidate the controlling facto...
Published in The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
An extremely rare case of long, thin and sharp pin in a young boy which was inhaled initially and defied removal at branchoscopy was eventually recovered in stool after a long and variable course through alimentary tract has been reported.