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Balloon dilation as effective as lithotripsy for removal of large bile duct stones

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following endoscopic sphincterotomy, large bile duct stones can be managed as successfully with large balloon dilation as with traditional mechanical lithotripsy, and with fewer complications, according to a report from...

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Concomitant PPI and antiplatelet therapy appropriate when based on risk assessment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Updated guidelines compiled by an expert panel of cardiologists and gastroenterologists address the issue of a possible drug interaction between proton pump inhibitors and thienopyridine antiplatelet agents, and recommend...

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Changing patient positions during colonoscopy improves lesion detection rate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When patients make sequential position changes during colonoscopy examinations, instead of remaining in the left lateral position, the improvement in luminal distension leads to detection of more adenomas and polyps, a UK...