Published in Telemedicine Week, July 25th, 2006
According to a study from Austria, "Strictures are a substantial cause of morbidity in patients with Crohn disease. Endoscopic balloon dilation is a therapeutic option in limited strictures to avoid intestinal surgery, although there have been few reports regarding the long-term outcome."
"Balloon dilation was scheduled for 46 patients (26 women, 20 men; median age 34) with Crohn-associated symptomatic and radiographically confirmed intestinal stenosis," said A. Ferlitsch and colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna. "The study plan envisaged up to...
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