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Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937028/a-rare-etiology-of-idiopathic-acute-pancreatitis
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LETTER
Malay Sharma, Piyush Somani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937027/ascariasis-and-pancreatitis
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LETTER
Vipul D Yagnik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937026/intrahepatic-cholestasis-in-two-omani-siblings-associated-with-a-novel-homozygous-atp8b1-mutation-c-379c-g-p-l127v
#3
Hassib Narchi, Suhailah Alhefeiti, Fatmah Althabahi, Jozef Hertecant, A S Knisely, Abdul-Kader Souid
We report two Omani brothers with intrahepatic cholestasis that resolved with supportive care. In one, cholestasis began in infancy; in the other, only at the age of 18 months. Whole exome sequencing identified a novel homozygous variant, c.379C>G (p.L127V) in ATP8B1. Those attending patients with cholestasis from the Arabian peninsula should be aware of this mutation and of the variation in its phenotypic effects.
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937025/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-left-lateral-position-for-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
#4
Tae Young Park, Sang Hyeon Choi, Young Joo Yang, Suk Pyo Shin, Chang Seok Bang, Ki Tae Suk, Gwang Ho Baik, Dong Joon Kim
BACKGROUND/AIM: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is typically performed in prone position. In cases of difficulty in prone position, ERCP can be performed in left lateral position. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of left lateral position for ERCP compared with those of prone position. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between August 2015 and March 2016, a total of 62 patients with native papilla who underwent ERCP were randomly assigned to undergo the procedure in left lateral position (n = 31) or prone position (n = 31)...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937024/celiac-disease-related-osteopathy-among-saudi-celiac-patients-are-we-adherent-to-recommendations
#5
Mona A Fouda
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There are no reports from Saudi Arabia documenting the picture of osteopathy in celiac disease (CD) and the adherence of physicians to the guidelines and recommendations to screen for bone disease. We conducted this study to document the prevalence of CD-related osteopathy and the Saudi physicians' adherence to the screening recommendations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified the biopsy proven CD cases diagnosed between 2003 and 2012. In addition to demographic data, we collected laboratory (serum calcium, phosphate, alkaline phosphatase, 25-dihydroxy vitamin D, and parathyroid hormone levels) and imaging [Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)] data...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937023/pre-illness-diet-as-risk-factor-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-saudi-arabia
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Mohammad I El Mouzan, Mohammad A Al Mofarreh, Ahmad A Al Sarkhy, Asaad M Assiri, Yassin M Hamed
BACKGROUND/AIM: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Saudi Arabia but there's little knowledge about its risk factors. Our aim is to investigate the dietary risk factors of this disease in Saudi children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The children investigated for IBD were prospectively enrolled. Those with confirmed IBD were designated cases and the others were controls. The average food frequency intake at least 3 months before onset of illness was obtained by direct interview and recorded on a modified food frequency questionnaire...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937022/yield-of-p53-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-survival
#7
Tushar H Sankalecha, Sudhir J Gupta, Nitin R Gaikwad, Nikhil U Shirole, Harit G Kothari
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is the most aggressive type of cancer. Mutation of tumor suppressor gene p53 is observed in many gastrointestinal malignancies including ESCC. The immunohistochemical protein expression of mutant p53 has been proposed as a potential tool to evaluate the biological behavior of ESCC. Predictive value of p53 for survival is debatable, hence this study was formulated to know the survival of patients with p53 expression in ESCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 91 consecutive patients of ESCC from August 2014 to August 2016...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937021/optimized-high-dose-amoxicillin-proton-pump-inhibitor-dual-therapies-fail-to-achieve-high-cure-rates-in-china
#8
Jia-Li Hu, Jun Yang, Yin-Bin Zhou, Ping Li, Ran Han, Dian-Chun Fang
Background\Aim: Quadruple daily administration of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy achieves potent acid inhibition, and combined with amoxicillin, with its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic characteristics, may be efficient for Helicobacter pylori eradication. We compared the efficacy of two optimized high-dose dual therapies with a bismuth-containing quadruple regimen for treating H. pylori infection. Rabeprazole dosages for H. pylori eradication were also evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Treatment-naive and H...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937020/unique-characteristics-of-arid1a-mutation-and-protein-level-in-gastric-and-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Young-Sik Kim, Hoiseon Jeong, Jung-Woo Choi, Hwa Eun Oh, Ju-Han Lee
BACKGROUND/AIM: Recently, AT-rich interactive domain-containing 1A protein (ARID1A) has been identified as a novel tumor suppressor gene in gastric cancer (GC) and colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the clinicopathologic value of ARID1A mutation or protein level in GC and CRC patients is controversial. Hence, we conducted a meta-analysis on the relationship between ARID1A aberrations and clinicopathologic parameters in GC and CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant published studies were selected from PubMed and EMBASE...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937019/failure-of-optimized-dual-proton-pump-inhibitor-amoxicillin-therapy-what-now
#10
EDITORIAL
David Y Graham, Hong Lu, Akiko Shiotani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721982/towards-supporting-greater-and-lower-cost-access-to-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-for-all-patients
#11
LETTER
Said A Al-Busafi, Heba Omar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721981/detection-of-clostridium-difficile-antigen-and-toxin-in-stool-specimens-comparison-of-the-c-difficile-quik-chek-complete-enzyme-immunoassay-and-genexpert-c-difficile-polymerase-chain-reaction-assay
#12
Abiola C Senok, Kamel M Aldosari, Rayan A Alowaisheq, Othman A Abid, Khalid A Alsuhaibani, Mohammad A Khan, Ali M Somily
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Accurate and rapid laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) remains a significant challenge. A two-step algorithm for detection of toxigenic C. difficile in stool based on initial screening for glutamate dehydrogenase assay followed by confirmation by toxin A+B detection using an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) or molecular assay has been proposed. We aimed to evaluate the C. difficile Quik Chek Complete® (QCC-EIA) versus the GeneXpert® C. difficile polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay in this two-step algorithm...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721980/risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-celiac-disease-population
#13
Rama D Gajulapalli, Deepak J Pattanshetty
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Celiac disease (CD), a chronic autoimmune condition, is associated with systemic inflammation capable of causing extra intestinal manifestations. Chronic inflammatory process has been implicated in the pathogenesis of accelerated atherosclerosis. Studies examining the burden of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with CD are lacking. We evaluated the prevalence of CAD in patients with CD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Electronic health records from different health care systems were obtained utilizing a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant, patient de-identified web application...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721979/histological-outcomes-between-hot-and-cold-snare-polypectomy-for-small-colorectal-polyps
#14
Toshiki Yamamoto, Sho Suzuki, Chika Kusano, Kyoko Yakabe, Maho Iwamoto, Hisatomo Ikehara, Takuji Gotoda, Mitsuhiko Moriyama
BACKGROUND/AIM: To compare the complete resection rate of hot and cold snare polypectomy for small colorectal polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 233 consecutive patients with 461 colorectal polyps up to 10 mm in diameter that were treated by hot or cold snare polypectomy between April 2014 and August 2016. Lesions treated by hot snare polypectomy (n = 137) and cold snare polypectomy (n = 324) were compared. The histological complete resection rates were evaluated between the two groups...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721978/noninvasive-biomarkers-as-surrogate-predictors-of-clinical-and-endoscopic-remission-after-infliximab-induction-in-patients-with-refractory-ulcerative-colitis
#15
Elham A Hassan, Haidi K Ramadan, Ali A Ismael, Khaled F Mohamed, Madiha M El-Attar, Ihab Alhelali
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Treatment of refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) is a clinical challenge, and after biological therapy, monitoring clinical and endoscopic responses is fundamental. We aimed to investigate and compare the predictive power of different noninvasive parameters for clinical remission and mucosal healing after infliximab induction therapy in refractory UC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum and fecal biomarkers, including hemoglobin, white blood cells, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein (CRP), and fecal calprotectin (FC), and colonoscopy were assessed in 44 patients with refractory UC before and after (week 12) infliximab induction...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721977/a-cross-sectional-survey-of-saudi-gastroenterologists-transition-strategies-for-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#16
Elaf Al-Jahdali, Mahmoud Mosli, Omar Saadah
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The transition of adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from pediatric to adult care requires a well-structured standardized protocol to ensure the delivery of optimal healthcare and decrease the risk of nonadherence, hospitalizations, and complications. The aims of this survey are to evaluate current IBD transition practices adopted by gastroenterology services across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and to identify the major challenges standing in the way of implementing effective transition strategies from the perspectives of pediatric and adult gastroenterologists...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721976/screening-irritable-bowel-syndrome-patients-for-symptoms-predictive-of-crohn-s-disease-using-the-red-flag-score
#17
Mahmoud Mosli, Mutaz Bamarhul, Abdulrahman Alharbi, Sohaib Shafei, Ahmad Alharbi, Khalid Bamahfouth, Hani Jawa, Emad Aljahdali, Salim Bazaraa, Yousif Qari
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often delayed due to misdiagnosing patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), mostly because of the under-recognition of high-risk features. The red flag score (RFS) has been recently developed to identify patients with higher risk of IBD rather than IBS. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of high-risk features, according to the RFS, among patients diagnosed with IBS who would consequently be candidates for ileocolonoscopic evaluation...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721975/effect-of-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-administration-on-gastric-mucosal-atrophy-a-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Zhong Li, Cong Wu, Ling Li, Zhaoming Wang, Haibin Xie, Xiaozhou He, Jin Feng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used for the treatment of acid-related gastrointestinal diseases. Recently, some studies have reported that PPIs can alter the gastric mucosal architecture; however, the relationship remains controversial. This meta-analysis study was designed to quantify the association between long-term PPI administration and gastric atrophy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed search was conducted to identify studies using the keywords proton pump inhibitors or PPI and gastric atrophy or atrophic gastritis; the timeframe of publication searched was up to May 2016...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721974/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-risk-of-osteoporosis-a-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon, Panadeekarn Panjawatanan, Parkpoom Phatharacharukul, Patompong Ungprasert
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the most common infections worldwide. Several epidemiologic studies have suggested that patients with HCV infection might be at an increased risk of osteoporosis. However, the data on this relationship remains inconclusive. This meta-analysis was conducted with the aim to summarize all available evidence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from inception to June 2016...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721973/inflammatory-bowel-disease-clinical-screening-and-transition-of-care
#20
EDITORIAL
Badr Al-Bawardy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
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