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May-June 2018 | Vol 24 | Issue  3     Table ofContents  RSS Feed 
 
 
Editorial
Preoperative biliary drainage in pancreatic head cancer patients
Emad S Aljahdli
Pancreatic cancer is considered the second most common gastrointestinal malignancy and the fourth deadliest cancer in the USA. Despite decades of efforts, five-year survival rate remains only close ...
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Systematic Review/Meta-analysis
Prevalence of sleep disorder in irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Ben Wang, Ruqiao Duan, Liping Duan
Background/Aims: We conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorder in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and study the association between IBS and sleep disord...
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Original Article
Preoperative biliary drainage using a fully covered self-expandable metallic stent for pancreatic head cancer: A prospective feasibility study
Osamu Togawa, Hiroyuki Isayama, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yousuke Nakai, Dai Mohri, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Hirofumi Kogure, Kazumichi Kawakubo, Naoya Sakamoto, Kazuhiko Koike, Hiroto Kita
Background/Aims: The role of endoscopic preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) for pancreatic head cancer is controversial because of the high incidence of stent occlusion before surgery. This s...
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