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Esomeprazole 40 mg administered intravenously has similar safety and efficacy profiles to the oral formulation in patients with erosive esophagitis
Background/Aims: An intravenous formulation of esomeprazole has been developed for use in patients where oral administration is not appropriate. This study evaluated safety after 1 and 4 weeks, and efficacy after 4 weeks' ...
Efficacy and safety of pantoprazole versus ranitidine in the treatment of patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease
Background/Aim: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a prevalent disease associated with a high symptom burden and a reduced quality of life. This multicenter, randomized, double-blind study compared relief from key ...
Intrapleural streptokinase for empyema and complicated parapneumonic effusions
We conducted a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine whether streptokinase instillations adjunctive to chest tube drainage reduce the need for surgery and improve outcome in patients with pleural ...
Oral ibandronate for the treatment of metastatic bone disease in breast cancer: Efficacy and safety results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Background: We report the first results of a randomized trial assessing a new oral aminobisphosphonate, ibandronate, in patients with bone metastases from breast cancer. Patients and methods: Patients (n = 435) received ...
Interstitial pregnancy managed medically
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EVAR: Critical applied aortic morphology relevant to type-II endoleaks following device enhancement in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms
Endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is an established alternative option to conventional surgery for AAA, provided optimal anatomical morphology of the aneurysm sac, neck and outflow exists. In ...
Use of Studded Polyflex™ Stents in Patients with Neoplastic Obstructions of the Central Airways
Background: The Polyflex™ is a commercially available silastic airway stent with proven efficacy. Due to a smooth outer surface its anchorage in the airway wall is superficial which may lead to stent migration. Objective: ...
Safety and yield of ultrasound-assisted transthoracic biopsy performed by pulmonologists
Background: Transthoracic ultrasound (US) has gained popularity as a tool for visualizing pleural effusions and assisting thoracentesis or chest drain placement. In the absence of effusion, US just as well demonstrates ...
Comparison of a new desktop spirometer (Spirospec) with a laboratory spirometer in a respiratory out-patient clinic
BACKGROUND: The performance of spirometers is often evaluated under ideal conditions with computergenerated waveforms or in vivo testing with healthy subjects. Real-life conditions are less ideal because of comorbidities, ...
A single-blind, randomized trial comparing quetiapine and haloperidol in the treatment of tardive dyskinesia
Background: While the atypical antipsychotics should ultimately reduce the prevalence of tardive dyskinesia, it is likely to remain a significant clinical problem for a long time to come. No strategy has clearly emerged ...