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Modified TJF-Q180V duodenoscope receives 510(k)approval for use in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)- Olympus Medical

The FDA has cleared the Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope with modifications to the device’s design and labeling intended to help reduce...

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Olympus introduces the CleverCut3V Distal Wireguided sphincterotome (CleverCut3V DW) for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures.

Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses,...

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Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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Role of endoscopy in primary sclerosing cholangitis: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Clinical Guidelineq

The aim of this evidence- and consensus-based guideline [...] is to provide practical advice on how to utilize ERCP and colonoscopy in PSC patients, in order to maximize their benefit and minimize their burden and adverse events.

Added 1 year ago

Updated guideline on the management of common bile duct stones (CBDS)

Common bile duct stones (CBDS) are estimated to be present in 10-20% of individuals with symptomatic gallstones. They can result in a number of health problems, including pain, jaundice, infection and acute pancreatitis.

Added 12 years ago

EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gallstones

The EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of gallstones aim to provide current recommendations on...

Added 3 years ago

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Journal articles

Chronic Hepatitis E is associated with Cholangitis.

Background and Aims: Sporadic hepatitis E is an emerging indigenous disease in Europe induced by genotype 3 of the virus. While the disease takes an acute self‐limited course in immunocompetent individuals, under immunocompromised...

Added 8 months ago

Perioperative complications of emergent and elective procedures in psychiatric patients.

Background: Patients with psychiatric disorders have an increased risk for morbidity and mortality from other medical conditions.

Added 2 years ago

Association between gallbladder stone disease and prostate cancer: A nationwide population-based study.

Objectives Chronic inflammation and abnormal cholesterol metabolism are involved in the pathogenesis of gallbladder stone disease (GSD) and that of...

Added 3 years ago

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