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Plexiglas (polymethylmethacrylate) implantation: technique, pre-clinical and clinical experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12797436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past few decades, a great scientific effort has been made to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This reflects a trend in modem medicine toward optimizing quality of life, reducing health-related lost working hours, and minimizing costs of chronic treatments. It also reflects a revived interest in diseases that can be studied using novel equipment and that can be cured using minimally invasive techniques. In an effort to further minimize surgical trauma, novel endoscopic techniques are beginning to challenge the standard therapeutic approach to GERD.
Christos Feretis; Paul Benakis; Christos Dimopoulos; Apostolos Dailianas; Konstantinos M Stamou; Andreas Manouras; Nickolaos Apostolidis; George Androulakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1052-5157     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-11     Completed Date:  2003-06-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202792     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-78, xi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Therapeutic Endoscopy, HYGEIA Hospital, Erythrou Stavrou 4 & Kifissias Avenue, 115 23, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Antimutagenic Agents / therapeutic use*
Biocompatible Materials / therapeutic use*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Esophagogastric Junction / pathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Gastroesophageal Reflux / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Gastroscopy / methods
Polymethyl Methacrylate / therapeutic use*
Prostheses and Implants / trends*
Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimutagenic Agents; 0/Biocompatible Materials; 9011-14-7/Polymethyl Methacrylate

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