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Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262531/non-invasive-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-shear-wave-elastography-and-colour-doppler-velocity-profile-technique-versus-liver-biopsy
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Ehab F Moustafa, Nahed Makhlouf, Sahar M Hassany, Ahmed Helmy, Ahmed Nasr, Moustafa Othman, Hany Seif, Manal Darwish, Howayda Hassan, Mohamed Hessen
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Determination of the presence and degree of liver fibrosis is essential for the prognosis and treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C. Non-invasive methods of assessing fibrosis have been developed to reduce the need for biopsy. We determined the efficacy of shear wave elastography (SWE) and colour Doppler velocity as non-invasive methods for the assessment of liver fibrosis compared to liver biopsy among patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
March 2, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262530/comparison-of-heater-probe-coagulation-and-argon-plasma-coagulation-in-the-management-of-mallory-weiss-tears-and-high-risk-ulcer-bleeding
#2
Mete Akin, Erhan Alkan, Yasar Tuna, Tolga Yalcinkaya, Bulent Yildirim
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common medical emergency. Endoscopic treatments often lead to better therapeutic outcomes than conventional conservative treatments. This study aimed to investigate and compare the use of heater probe coagulation (HPC) and argon plasma coagulation (APC) together with epinephrine injection for the treatment of Mallory-Weiss tears and high-risk ulcer bleeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 97 patients (54 in the HPC group and 43 in the APC group) who were diagnosed with upper GI bleeding secondary to a Mallory-Weiss tear or high-risk gastric or duodenal ulcers were included in the study...
March 2, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262529/effects-of-combined-prokinetic-administration-on-gastric-emptying-in-critically-ill-patients
#3
Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Mohammad Reza Khajavi, Abolfazl Firouzian, Abbas Alipour, Hojatallah Daneshpour, Yunes Panahi, Amirhossein Sahebkar
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Combination of prokinetic drugs with different mechanisms of action is frequently used when feeding intolerance is not improved with a single agent. In this study, we evaluated the effect of combined infusion of neostigmine and metoclopramide on gastric passage in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a randomized double-blind controlled trial in 90 patients between 20 and 60years of age who were under mechanical ventilation and had gastric residual volumes (GRVs) >120mL 3h after the last lavage...
March 2, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256406/microwave-ablation-in-the-spleen-versus-partial-splenic-artery-embolisation-a-new-technique-for-hypersplenism-in-cirrhosis
#4
Fathia Assal, Mohamed El Kassas, Eslam Esmail, Amr A Elbadry, Sabry Abousaif, Reem Mahdy, Asem Elfert
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Splenectomy has been associated with high perioperative morbidity and mortality. Partial splenic artery embolisation (PSE) was found to be an effective and safer method but with numerous complications. Local thermal ablative techniques such as microwave ablation (MWA) have been tried and were found to be safe and effective alternatives. This randomised controlled study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of MWA versus PSE in the treatment of hypersplenism in patients with post-hepatitis C cirrhosis...
February 28, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256407/schwannoma-of-the-psoas-an-unusual-cause-of-abdominal-pain
#5
Elias Makhoul, Ralph Kamel, Naim Hanna
Schwannomas are usually benign tumours arising from Schwann cells of peripheral nerve sheath. Retroperitoneal location is extremely rare compromising 0.5-5% of all schwannomas, except in patients having von Recklinghausen's disease, in whom retroperitoneal location is more frequent and malignant cases are known to occur. Complete surgical excision with negative margins is the definitive treatment on which the diagnosis is usually made due to nonspecific radiologic appearance. In this article we would like to present an unusual cause of recurrent, abdominal pain in an eighty-six-year-old male...
February 27, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223105/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-risk-of-thyroid-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
REVIEW
Peng Wang, Zhaohai Jing, Changjiang Liu, Meihua Xu, Pei Wang, Xiao Wang, Yulei Yin, Ying Cui, Dunlin Ren, Xiaopang Rao
PURPOSE: Several epidemiological studies investigated the relationship between hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and risk of thyroid cancer, but the results were not consistent. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess the impact of HCV infection on thyroid cancer risk. METHODS: The literature was searched up to March 15, 2016 for case-control or cohort studies on the association between HCV infection and thyroid cancer risk. The summary relative risks (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated...
February 17, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223104/gastric-heterotopia-in-the-rectum-a-rare-cause-of-ectopic-gastric-tissue
#7
George A Salem, Javid Fazili, Tauseef Ali
Gastric heterotopia refers to the discovery of normal gastric tissue at foreign, unexpected sites. It has been described anywhere in the alimentary tract, even in the mediastinum, scrotum, and spinal cord. It is not uncommonly seen in the oesophagus or small intestine. However, large bowel lesions are rare, with the most common location of colonic lesions is the rectum. Although it is a rare entity, it may be the source for significant problems such as rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, deep rectal pain, and malignancy...
February 17, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988236/predicting-mortality-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-admitted-to-medical-intensive-care-unit-an-experience-of-a-single-tertiary-center
#8
Abdel-Naser Elzouki, Shireen Suliman, Rania Alhasan, Ali Abdullah, Muftah Othman, Ahmad Badi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Prognosis for patients with cirrhosis admitted to a medical intensive care unit (MICU) is poor and no previous studies have been published from Qatar or other countries in the region to investigate this issue. The objective of this study was to assess the predictors for in-hospital mortality and admission of cirrhotic patients to MICU in a single tertiary hospital in Qatar. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All adult cirrhotic MICU patients hospitalized from 2007 through 2012 to Hamad General Hospital-Qatar were included...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988235/quality-assurance-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-an-egyptian-experience
#9
REVIEW
Ahmed S Gado, Basel A Ebeid, Anthony T Axon
Over the last four decades, gastrointestinal endoscopy has become of paramount importance to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of the digestive tract. Practice variation, however, is likely to have an important effect on the effectiveness of endoscopy and can impair the delivery of high-quality endoscopic procedures. There have been increasing demands to assess the quality of service and track and improve patient outcomes. Quality assurance has paved its way into professional guidelines for physicians. Developing a modern endoscopy unit demands the institution of a quality assurance programme, continuous training and monitoring of service delivery...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964865/gastrointestinal-stromal-tumours-gists-a-descriptive-study-on-29-cases
#10
Lamine Hamzaoui, Mouna Medhioub, Mahdi Bouassida, Moufida Mahmoudi, Souhaiel El Bouchtili, Heykal Ezzine, Emna Chelbi, Hassen Touinsi, Mohamed Mousadek Azouz
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract, originating from Cajal cells in different sites of the digestive tract. The aim of the study is to report on epidemiological, clinical, histological, and therapeutic characteristics of GISTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study of 29 cases of GIST in gastroenterology and general surgery departments of Mohamed Tahar Maamouri Hospital (Nabeul, Tunisia) was conducted from January 2005 to March 2012...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939339/unusual-case-of-duodenobiliary-fistula-complicating-crohn-s-disease-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab
#11
Aya Hammami, Aida Ben Slama, Hanen Jaziri, Wafa Ben Ameur, Imed Ben Mansour, Ahlem Brahem, Salem Ajmi, Hela Jemni, Mehdi Ksiaa, Ali Jmaa
Crohn's disease (CD) is characterized by transmural inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, which predisposes to the formation of fistula. Duodenal involvement occurs in less than 5% of cases and often leads to clinically relevant strictures. However, fistula formation in the duodenum is exceptional. Herein, we report an unusual case of duodenobiliary fistula due to CD occurring in a 65-year-old patient who was successfully treated by anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents. This case report highlights the efficacy of anti-TNF alpha agents in the treatment of a bilioenteric fistula because it increases the probability of clinical remission and mucosal healing and therefore reduces the need for surgical treatment which may be associated morbidity...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916547/role-of-several-cytokines-and-adhesion-molecules-in-the-diagnosis-and-prediction-of-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Raim Iliaz, Umit Akyuz, Didem Tekin, Murat Serilmez, Sami Evirgen, Bilger Cavus, Hilal Soydinc, Derya Duranyildiz, Cetin Karaca, Kadir Demir, Fatih Besisik, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu, Filiz Akyuz
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: There is still need for accurate markers for early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and assessment of prognosis. The aim of this study is to investigate interleukin (IL)-32, IL-1 beta, IL-18, vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1, and epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) in the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis of HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with HCC and 15 healthy volunteers were enroled into this prospective study...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914886/colonic-manifestation-of-a-haematologic-disorder
#13
Melika Hosseina, Stephan Probst, Polymnia Galiatsatos
A 32year-old female presenting with right lower quadrant pain was found to have caecal varices. Extensive work-up revealed underlying protein C deficiency.
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914885/blind-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-in-infants-and-children-comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-percussion-technique-and-ultrasound-assisted-technique
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Engy A Mogahed, Yasmeen A Mansy, Yasmeen Al Hawi, Rokaya El-Sayed, Mona El-Raziky, Hanaa El-Karaksy
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Liver biopsy remains the most reliable method to diagnose various hepatic disorders in children. We aimed to assess the technical success and complication rate of ultrasound (US) assisted percutaneous liver biopsy versus transthoracic percussion guided technique in paediatrics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled study included all cases performing liver biopsy at Paediatric Hepatology Unit, Cairo University Paediatric Hospital over 12months...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914884/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-survival-in-cholangiocarcinoma-a-prospective-study
#15
Larisa Vasilieva, Stefanos I Papadhimitriou, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Ioannis Kostopoulos, Konstantinos Papiris, Dimitrios Pavlidis, Dimitrios Xinopoulos, Andreas Romanos, Spyridon P Dourakis
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is difficult. The present study aimed to assess the clinical features, diagnosis, and survival in CCA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study on 46 patients with CCA who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or surgical resection and 20 controls with a clinical and ERCP suspicion for CCA in whom surgical biopsy and/or 4-year follow-up showed a benign biliary stricture...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889322/landmark-reading-alterations-in-patients-with-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-symptoms-undergoing-diagnostic-gastroscopy
#16
Mustafa Kaplan, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Yusuf Serdar Sakin, Taner Akyol, Kemal Oncu, Muammer Kara, Yusuf Yazgan
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: There is still a debate about the exact measurement of the oesophagogastric junction and the diaphragmatic hiatus among clinicians. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences between landmark readings of gastroscopy on intubation and extubation, and to correlate these readings with a gastro-oesophageal reflux questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 116 cases who underwent diagnostic gastroscopy between January 2013 and June 2013 were included in this study...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686263/dna-repair-genes-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-in-saudi-patients
#17
Rehab A Karam, Bilal O Al Jiffry, Mohamed Al Saeed, Tamer M Abd El Rahman, Mohamed Hatem, Mona G Amer
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Polymorphisms in the DNA repair genes may influence individual capacity to repair DNA damage, which may be associated with increased genetic instability and carcinogenesis. Our aim was to evaluate the relation of genetic polymorphisms in 2 DNA repair genes, XPD Lys751Gln and XRCC1 (A399G), with colorectal cancer (CRC) susceptibility. We further investigated the potential effect of these DNA repair variants on clinicopathological parameters of CRC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Both XPD and XRCC1 polymorphisms were characterised in one hundred CRC patients and one hundred healthy controls who had no history of any malignancy by polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method and PCR with confronting two-pair primers (PCR-CTPP), using DNA from peripheral blood in a case control study...
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671863/ph-multichannel-impedance-monitoring-in-patients-with-laryngo-pharyngeal-reflux-symptoms-prediction-of-therapy-response-in-long-term-follow-up
#18
Simon Nennstiel, Mack Andrea, Mohamed Abdelhafez, Bernhard Haller, Roland M Schmid, Monther Bajbouj, Valentin Becker
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Optimal therapy concepts in patients with laryngo-pharyngeal reflux (LPR) are still under discussion. Aim of this study was to evaluate long term symptom relief according to results in combined pH/multichannel impedance (MII) monitoring to predict therapy response and symptom relief during long term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In patients with predominant LPR symptoms, pH/MII monitoring and subsequent proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy were evaluated retrospectively after a minimum follow-up period of 36months...
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665525/standard-triple-therapy-versus-sequential-therapy-for-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-and-retreat-patients
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Adnan Abuhammour, Asad Dajani, Mohammed Nounou, Mohammed Zakaria
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Untreated Helicobacter pylori infection causes increased risk of gastric cancer, GI morbidity and mortality. Standard treatment for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection, is the triple therapy which consists of a proton pump inhibitor; together with two antibiotics (amoxicillin 1000mg with clarithromycin 500mg or metronidazole 400mg) given twice daily for 7-14days. Recent evidence revealed, that cure rates of Helicobacter pylori infection with triple therapy had fallen below satisfactory targets...
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658328/a-case-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-after-colonoscopy
#20
Tevfik Solakoglu, Sevil O Sari, Huseyin Koseoglu, Murat Basaran, Mustafa Akar, Semnur Buyukasik, Osman Ersoy
Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) is a rare radiologic finding that is usually precipitated by intestinal ischaemia, intra-abdominal abscesses, necrotising enterocolitis, abdominal trauma, infectious enteritis, and inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we present a case of HPVG in a 66-year-old female patient who underwent colonoscopy for evaluation of haematochezia and a review of the literature focused on HPVG following colonoscopy.
September 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
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