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Bruce Greenwald and Scott Oosterveen from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Greenebaum Cancer Center discuss the evolution of stents for esophageal diseases over the past 30 years. The first endoscopically placed endoprostheses were stiff plastic tubes inserted over an introducer for treatment of malignant esophageal obstruction
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The Role of Endoscopic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Staging of Pancreatic Malignancy
Major advances in endoscopic techniques to diagnose and manage pancreatic diseases have fundamentally changed the approach to these difficult clinical challenges
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is predominantly a disease of the Western world that is detected with increasing frequency. While chronic alcohol intake is associated with the development of CP, gene mutations lead to hereditary and possibly even tropical forms of the disease
The DAVE Project—A Web-based Digital Atlas of Video Education
Over the past two decades, endoscopic hardware has evolved from fiber optic to increasingly refined video chip technology
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Impact of Nucleoside Analogue Therapy on Morbidity and Mortality of Chronic Hepatitis B

In this study appearing in the recent edition of European Gastroenterology Review 2006, Berlian Idris and colleagues quantify the long-term impact of lamivudine therapy and viral resistance against it on mortality and morbidity using Markov cohortsimulation.

Figure 1a: Survival Probability of HBeAg-positive Chronic Hepatitis B

Figure 1b: Survival Probability of HBeAg-negative Chronic Hepatitis B

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Impact of Nucleoside Analogue Therapy on Morbidity and Mortality of Chronic HepatitisB

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Lamivudine and Adefovir to Treat Chronic Hepatitis B
This study will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of lamivudine plus adefovir versus adefovir alone to treat chronic hepatitis B infection.

Telbivudine Versus Lamivudine in Adults With Decompensated Chronic Hepatitis B and Evidence of Cirrhosis
This research study is being conducted to compare the safety and effectiveness of the investigational medication, LdT (Telbivudine) versus Lamivudine, a drug currently approved by the US, European and Asian Health Authorities for the treatment of Hepatitis B infection.

Compare the Efficacy and Safety of 48-Week Treatment With Clevudine 30mg Versus Lamivudine 100mg for CHB Infection
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of 48-week treatment with Clevudine 30 mg qd versus lamivudine 100 mg qd for chronic hepatitis B infection.

Hepatitis B virus
New York State Department of Health - State/Local Government Agency [U.S.]. 2003 Mar (revised 2004 Sep). 12 pages. NGC:004534
Guidelines Watch
A round up of the latest Clinical Guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

Acute pancreatitis
American College of Radiology - Medical Specialty Society. 1998 (revised 2006). 5 pages. NGC:005114

Acute abdominal pain and fever or suspected abdominal abscess
American College of Radiology - Medical Specialty Society. 1996 (revised 2006). 7 pages. NGC:005138

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Results Of First PillCam(TM) COLON Studies Published In Endoscopy

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced that the results of the first PillCam™ COLON clinical studies were published in the October Issue of Endoscopy, the official journal of The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

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