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No changes in Interleukin-10 expression in symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):476-477

Division of Gastroenterology, "Cristo Re" Hospital, Rome, Italy.

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December 2018
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Bougie cap access for successful intubation of the upper esophageal sphincter in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis-related dysphagia ("DISHphagia").

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Vincent Zimmer

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):475-476

Department of Medicine, Marienhausklinik St. Josef Kohlhof, Neunkirchen and Department of Medicine II, Saarland University Medical Center, Saarland University, Homburg, Germany.

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December 2018
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Reply.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):474-475

Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

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December 2018
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Fecal calprotectin correlates well with endoscopic activity in ulcerative colitis patients.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):473-474

Clinic of Gastroenterology, "Tsaritsa Yoanna" University Hospital, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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December 2018
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Gastric Metastasis Mimicking Linitis Plastica 20 Years after Primary Breast Cancer. A Case Report.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):469-471

Department of Medical Oncology, Pôle de Santé Saint Jean, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France.

Breast cancer metastases to the gastrointestinal tract are rare, with a median time interval from the diagnosis of the primary tumor to metastasis up to 7 years. The stomach is the most frequent metastatic site and invasive lobular carcinoma is the type with the highest affinity to the digestive system. We report the case of an 84-year-old female patient, with a past medical history 20 years earlier of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast, who presented for dyspepsia. Read More

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December 2018
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Pancreatico-Pleural Fistula - from Diagnosis to Management. A Case Report.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):465-469

Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iași;Regional Institute of Oncology, Iași, Romania.

Pancreatic pseudocysts are frequent complications of both acute and chronic pancreatitis. By contrast, pancreatico-pleural fistula is rare. Here we report a case of massive pleural effusion secondary to a fistula in the left hemi-diaphragm, between a pancreatic pseudocyst and the left pleura, in a patient with a right kidney tumor and bilateral massive pulmonary thromboembolism. Read More

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December 2018
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Small Bowel Mucosal Involvement and Mesenteric Mass Formation in a Young Female with Type 3 Gaucher Disease. A Case Report.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):459-463

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC., USA.

Gaucher Disease arises due to a deficiency in the enzyme glucocerebrosidase and is the most common lysosomal storage disease. This enzyme deficiency leads to the accumulation of glucocerebroside within macrophages (Gaucher cells) and the resulting infiltration of these cells into organs can cause clinical symptoms. There are three types of Gaucher Disease that differ based on the clinical course and the presence or absence of neurological involvement, but classically, Gaucher cell infiltrates impact a patient's spleen, liver, bone marrow and cortex. Read More

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December 2018
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Colonic Diverticular Disease: Position Paper of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):449-457

Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 2nd Medical Dept. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Background And Aims: Diverticular disease of the colon is a common clinical condition in developed countries, and is associated with significant (direct and indirect) economic burden. The aim of this Position Paper is to provide clinical guidance for appropriate definition, prevalence, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of colonic diverticular disease.

Methods: A working group of recognized experts established by the Board of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (RSGH) screened the literature and the available guidelines on colonic diverticular disease. Read More

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December 2018
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Status Quo.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):439-448

Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Nonalcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) is a hot topic for gastroenterologists and hepatologists and clinical practitioners must be kept abreast with the rapid progress of knowledge in this field. The Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (RSGH) has elaborated this review dedicated to evidence-based data on pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of this condition. The term NAFLD includes two distinct conditions, with different histologic features and prognosis: non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the second with the highest risk of evolution to cirrhosis and its complications, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Read More

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December 2018
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Clinical Applications of Raman Spectroscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. A Review.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):433-438

Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Internal Medicine, Prof. Dr. Octavian Fodor Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Background And Aims: Inflammatory bowel diseases are still difficult to diagnose and differentiate in some cases despite the serological, imaging, endoscopic and histopathological armamentarium. Raman spectroscopy is a technique that could help with these shortcomings. The aim of this paper is to present the accuracy of Raman spectroscopy in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Read More

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December 2018
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Urolithiasis. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):427-432

Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background And Aims: Recent studies have suggested that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could be a predisposing factor for urolithiasis but the results have been inconsistent. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted with the aim to summarize all available data.

Methods: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases through March 2018 to identify all studies that compared the risk of urolithiasis among patients with NAFLD versus those without NAFLD. Read More

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December 2018
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Years of Life Lost due to Diseases of the Digestive System in Poland in 2000-2014.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):419-425

Medical University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland.

Background And Aims: Diseases of the digestive system substantially contribute to premature mortality of the Polish population. Years of Life Lost (YLLs) are more and more commonly used in order to evaluate social and economic aspects of these deaths. The aim of the study was to analyse YLLs due to diseases of the digestive system in Poland between 2000-2014. Read More

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December 2018
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Predictive Factors of Tumor Recurrence and Survival in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma treated with Transarterial Chemoembolization.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):409-417

Center for Digestive Diseases and Liver Transplantation, Fundeni Clinical Institute; Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Background And Aims: To evaluate the predictive factors for recurrence of the disease and overall survival (OS) after achieving complete response (CR) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE).

Methods: From January 2013 to December 2017, 168 treatment-naïve patients diagnosed with HCC underwent TACE as a first-line therapy and the gathered data was retrospectively reviewed. We determined the predictive factors for complete response (CR), for recurrence after CR and for survival using the Cox proportional hazard model. Read More

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December 2018
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Prognostic Factors after Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Impact of Incomplete Ablation on Recurrence and Overall Survival Rates.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):399-407

Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology;3rd Surgical Department, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Aims: To report on the long-term impact of tumor and non-tumor related parameters on local recurrence, distant recurrence and survival in patients with naïve or recurrent type hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA).

Methods: We performed 240 RFA sessions on 133 patients with 156 HCC nodules developed on a background of liver cirrhosis and analyzed the outcomes.

Results: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound performed one month after RFA showed complete ablation in 119 out of 133 (89. Read More

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December 2018
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Optimizing Patient Management in Crohn's Disease in a Tertiary Referral Center: the Impact of Fast-Track MRI on Patient Management and Outcomes.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):391-397

Semmelweis University, First Department of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Background And Aims: Rapid optimization of treatment algorithms and disease outcomes requires an objective measurement of disease activity in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Our aim was to evaluate the impact of rapid-access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on treatment optimization, clinical decision-making and outcomes for CD patients in a specialized tertiary care for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.

Methods: A cohort of 75 referral CD patients (median age: 34, IQR: 25-43 years) who had underwent 90 fast-track MR enterography (MRE) scans between January 2014 and June 2016 were retrospectively enrolled. Read More

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December 2018
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Patient-Reported Experiences with a Relicensed Generic: Thioguanine for the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):385-389

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, AG and M Research Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background And Aim: Patient-reported outcomes and experiences are indicative of the impact and the quality of care. Thioguanine, a generic drug initially developed for leukemia, has been explored and relicensed as a certified treatment for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The patients' perception of this treatment has not been evaluated before. Read More

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December 2018
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Abdominal Pain and Disturbed Bowel Movements are Frequent among Young People. A Population Based Study in Young Participants of the Woodstock Rock Festival in Poland.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):379-383

Dept. Gastroenterology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland.

Background And Aims: Functional gastrointestinal disorders are prevalent worldwide and alterations of gut-brain axis and intestinal barrier integrity may play a pivotal role in both the pathophysiology and clinical course of these bowel malfunctions. We aimed to assess the prevalence of abdominal pain in a selected adult population of Poland to determine potential environmental factors associated with gastrointestinal complaints.

Methods: There were 1479 individuals - 657 women (44. Read More

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December 2018
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The CAT-262 C>T, MnSOD Ala16Val, GPX1 Pro198Leu Polymorphisms Related to Oxidative Stress and the Presence of Gastric Lesions.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):371-378

Genetics Laboratory, Center for Advanced Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, UUniversity of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureș, Romania.

Background And Aims: The increased oxidative stress plays an important role in gastro-duodenal ulcers and gastric cancer occurrence. We investigated the association between the genetic polymorphisms of genes encoding the antioxidative enzymes CAT, GPX and SOD and the occurrence of gastric lesions, considering also the environmental risk factors such as H. pylori infection, drug exposure, smoking and alcohol consumption. Read More

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December 2018
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TLR1 and PRKAA1 Gene Polymorphisms in the Development of Atrophic Gastritis and Gastric Cancer.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):363-369

Department of Gastroenterology and Institute for Digestive Research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Background And Aims: Previous genome-wide association studies showed that genetic polymorphisms in toll-like receptor 1 (TLR1) and protein kinase AMP-activated alpha 1 catalytic subunit (PRKAA1) genes were associated with gastric cancer (GC) or increased Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection susceptibility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between TLR1 and PRKAA1 genes polymorphisms and H. Read More

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December 2018
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Severe hepaticojejunostomy dehiscence treatment using a shape-modifying covered metal stent with single-balloon enteroscope.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):362

Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Medical University, Aichi, Japan.

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December 2018
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Endoscopic findings of inverted pyloric gland adenoma resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):361

Department of Gastroenterology,Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan.

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December 2018
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A half century of endoscopic retrograde colangiopancreatography: reflections of the past, present and future.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):357-360

Department of Gastroenterology, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, "St. Spiridon" Emergency Hospital, Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Iasi, Romania.

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December 2018
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Rifaximin for the management of colonic diverticular disease: far beyond a simple antibiotic.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Dec;27(4):351-355

Service of Digestive Diseases, University Clinic Hospital Lozano Blesa, University of Zaragoza, IIS Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain.

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December 2018
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J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 09;27(3):338-339

Section of Hygiene, Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, University of Bari Medical School, Bari, Italy.

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September 2018
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Sensitive response to ingestion of lipids in dyspepsia.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 09;27(3):337-338

2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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September 2018
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Whipple's disease: case report and review of the literature.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):331-336

Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, 'Nuovo Regina Margherita' Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Whipple's disease (WD) is known as an infrequent, systemic, chronic infection caused by the actinomycete Tropherima whipplei (T. whipplei). The disease is frequently characterized by a long prodromal and protean extra-intestinal phase, which often causes misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatments. Read More

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September 2018
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Treatment of refractory mastocytic enterocolitis with budesonide.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):327-329

Department of Pathology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Mast cells (MCs) are being increasingly implicated as a possible contributor to symptoms in diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The term "mastocytic enterocolitis" was proposed to describe an increase in mucosal MCs in patients with chronic diarrhea due to functional gastrointestinal disease (FGID). The efficacy of anti-MC mediator therapy (antihistamines and MC stabilizers) has been well documented in this setting. Read More

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September 2018
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Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy imitating Crohn's disease: a rare cause of malnutrition.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):321-325

Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Bohunice, Brno; Department of Surgery, University Hospital Bohunice, Brno, Czech

Mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by a mutation in the TYMP gene encoding thymidine phosphorylase. MNGIE causes gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms in homozygous individuals and is often misdiagnosed as anorexia nervosa, inflammatory bowel disease, or celiac disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old female with MNGIE, who was initially diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and Crohn's disease. Read More

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September 2018
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Usefulness of the modified clip-with-line method for endoscopic mucosal treatment procedure.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):317-320

Nishijin Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) might be difficult to perform in some cases even for experienced endoscopists. Recently, various traction methods have been introduced to facilitate ESD procedures, such as clip-with-line (CL), external forceps, clip and snare, internal traction, double scope, and magnetic anchor. The traction procedure using the CL method enhances the visibility of the operation field during ESD. Read More

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September 2018
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Clinical application of dietary therapies in irritable bowel syndrome.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):307-316

Academic Unit of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust;Academic Unit of Gastroenterology, Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Background And Aims: Diet appears to play a pivotal role in symptom generation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). First line dietary therapy for IBS has focused on advice concerning healthy eating and lifestyle management. Research recently has focused on the role of a diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAPs), gluten free (GFD) and wheat free (WFD) diets for the relief of symptoms in IBS. Read More

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September 2018
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Fecal calprotectin in assessing inflammatory bowel disease endoscopic activity: a diagnostic accuracy meta-analysis.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):299-306

Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Background And Aim: Fecal calprotectin (FC) has been suggested as a sensitive biomarker of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, its usefulness in assessing IBD activity needs to be more precisely defined. In this meta-analysis we aimed to determine the diagnostic performance of FC in assessing IBD endoscopic activity in adults. Read More

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September 2018
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Mesalazine to treat symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease and to prevent acute diverticulitis occurrence. A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):291-297

Gastroenterology Service, ASL BAT, Andria (BT),

Background And Aims: Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular disease (SUDD) affects about 25% of patients harboring colonic diverticula. We assessed the effectiveness of mesalazine in improving symptoms (namely abdominal pain, primary outcome) and in preventing diverticulitis occurrence (secondary outcome) in patients with SUDD.

Methods: Pertinent studies were selected from the Medline and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Read More

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September 2018
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Impact of direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatment on glucose metabolism and reduction of pre-diabetes in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):281-289

Dept. of Medicine II, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, 68167 Mannheim, Germany.

Background And Aim: With the development of direct acting antiviral agents (DAA) chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has become curable in most patients. Since HCV infection is known to have direct and/or indirect effects on glucose metabolism, successful HCV treatment may have an impact in reducing glucose level, pre-diabetes, the need of treatment for diabetes, and ultimately diabetes-associated morbidity. We investigated the association of DAA treatment and glucose metabolism in the context of development or resolution of hepatic fibrosis in a large cohort of HCV- infected patients. Read More

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September 2018
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Effect of S-adenosyl-L-methionine on liver biochemistry and quality of life in patients with primary biliary cholangitis treated with ursodeoxycholic acid. A prospective, open label pilot study.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):273-279

Translational Medicine Group, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin;Liver and Internal Medicine Unit, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.

Background And Aims: Chronic liver disease induces an acquired deficiency of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) leading to impairment of detoxifying processes in the liver. Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) represents the standard treatment in primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). As both compounds exert their hepatoprotective effects by different mechanisms, it is conceivable that when used together their effect might be additive. Read More

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September 2018
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Genetic Variants in nicotinamide-N-methyltransferase (NNMT) gene are related to the stage of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease diagnosed by controlled attenuation parameter (CAP)-fibroscan.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):265-272

Hepato-Gastroenterology and Endemic Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Cairo, Egypt.

Background And Aims: Various genetic polymorphisms play a key-role in the pathogenesis of NAFLD and progression to NASH with fibrosis to cirrhosis. We aimed to study the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NNMT gene, namely rs694539 and the development of different stages of NAFLD diagnosed by controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) of FibroScan Echosens®.

Methods: Transient elastography (FibroScan®) with controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) measurement was performed in 81 NAFLD patients (35 of them with liver biopsy) and 80 non-NAFLD controls. Read More

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September 2018
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Predictors of outcome in cognitive and behavioural interventions for irritable bowel syndrome. A meta-analysis.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):257-263

2nd Medical Department, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Background And Aims: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has small to medium effects in alleviating emotional distress and psychosomatic symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, the mechanism through which CBT exerts its effects is less studied. Mediation analysis examines the extent to which intermediate variables explain the effect of the intervention on outcomes. Read More

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September 2018
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A differential host response to viral infection defines a subset of earlier-onset diverticulitis patients.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):249-255

Department of Surgery, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey;Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA,

Background And Aims: Diverticulitis is the chronic inflammation of diverticula. Whether the pathophysiology of earlier-onset patients differs from later-onset patients is unknown. We profiled the colonic transcriptomes of these two patient populations to gain insight into the molecular underpinnings of diverticulitis. Read More

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September 2018
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Serum cytokines profile in treated celiac disease compared with non-celiac gluten sensitivity and control: a marker for differentiation.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):241-247

School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Aims: There is increasing evidence regarding elevated serum levels of inflammatory cytokines in patients with celiac disease (CD), but little is known about their levels in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the serum levels of inflammatory cytokines in Iranian patients with CD and NCGS and to compare them with those of healthy individuals.

Methods: A total of 110 treated CD, 15 with NCGS, and 46 healthy subjects were enrolled during 2016. Read More

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September 2018
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Low yield for routine laboratory checks in follow-up of coeliac disease.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):233-239

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem,The Netherlands.

Aim: To evaluate the yield of routine laboratory tests and Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scans in coeliac disease.

Methods: A retrospective analysis of medical files of all followed-up patients with coeliac disease attending Rijnstate Hospital in 2016 was conducted with respect to blood tests of hemoglobin, vitamin B12, folate acid, iron status, calcium, vitamin D, glucose, thyroid function, DEXA-scans and related symptoms or signs of abnormalities. All patients had positive coeliac serology and/or biopsy-proven coeliac disease and attended regular visits after diagnosis. Read More

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September 2018
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Flexible endoscopic treatment for Zenker's diverticulum - experience on 31 patients.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):227-231

Prof. Octavian Fodor Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology ;Gastroenterology and Hepatology Medical Center;Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Background And Aims: The aim of this study is to present the experience of our center over the last 8 years in a series of patients with Zenker's diverticulum (ZD), treated using an endoscopic, minimally invasive procedure.

Methods: We retrospectively included 31 patients with a previously established diagnosis of ZD based on endoscopic and oral contrast examinations. Patients' age, comorbidities, size of the diverticulum or previous endoscopic treatment were not considered exclusion criteria. Read More

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September 2018
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Clinical predictors of arterial extravasation, rebleeding and mortality following angiographic interventions in gastrointestinal bleeding.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):221-226

Department of Interventional Radiology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

Background And Aims: The aim of this study was to identify clinical and imaging predictors of arterial extravasation, post embolization rebleeding and 30-day mortality in gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.

Method: This retrospective study included 114 patients who underwent angiography for upper or lower GI bleeding. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify clinical and imaging predictors. Read More

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September 2018
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A blessed endoscopy.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):220

Braga Hospital, Sete Fontes - São Victor 4710-243 Braga, Portugal.

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September 2018
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Direct per-oral pancreatoscopy as a diagnostic tool for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):219

Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan;Humanitas University, Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

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September 2018
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An exceptional cause of drug-induced colitis: cholestyramine.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):218

Gastroenterology Department, Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.

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September 2018
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Paraneoplastic colonic ulcers in an immunodepressed patient.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 Sep;27(3):217

Colentina Clinical Hospital, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

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September 2018
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Obesity and irritable bowel syndrome: coincidence or association?

Authors:
Flaviu Rusu

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 06;27(2):205

2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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June 2018
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Liver stiffness better predicts portal hypertension after HCV eradication.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 06;27(2):204

3rd Medical Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy; Hepatology Unit, Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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June 2018
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Severe hyponatremia after direct-acting antiviral treatment in a patient with virus C compensated liver cirrhosis and kidney transplant.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 06;27(2):203-204

Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, "Sf. Spiridon" Clinical Hospital, Iași, Romania.

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June 2018
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Therapeutic intranodal lymphangiography for refractory chylous ascites complicating acute necrotic pancreatitis.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2018 06;27(2):195-197

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Chylous ascites is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis. However, the incidence of intraperitoneal chyle leakage related to severe pancreatitis may be much higher. This is probably the result of direct damage to the cisterna chyli or its tributaries by pancreatic enzymes. Read More

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