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Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316768/unusual-cause-of-dysphagia
#1
Shahram Agah, Ramak Ghavam, Ahmad Darvishi Zeidabadi, Arash Sarveazad
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January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316767/type-ii-enteropathy-associated-t-cell-lymphoma-a-rare-report-from-iran
#2
Neda Nozari
Type II enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) is a rare disease that is reported from Asia, especially from Taiwan. In this paper, we present a patient from Iran (Arab) with Type II EATL whose disease was not associated with celiac disease or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. The patient died due to intestinal perforation during the first chemotherapy. Type II EATL is a gastrointestinal lymphoma with poor prognosis and a high affinity for intestinal perforation. Early detection of EATL II is essential for chemotherapy prior to the onset of malnutrition symptoms...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316766/colonic-laterally-spreading-tumor-diagnosed-as-an-early-cancer-and-treated-with-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#3
Mohamad Abdelaziz, Motaz Sayed
Laterally spreading tumors (LSTs) are generally defined as superficial lesions ≥10 mm in diameter that typically extend laterally rather than vertically along the colonic wall. Such lesions are now increasingly reported because of increased awareness and the introduction of chromo and magnifying colonoscopy. Although the clinicopathological characteristics and the efficacy of endoscopic management of LSTs have been defined in Japanese cohorts, reports from the Middle East are lacking where surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316765/five-year-survival-rate-for-gastric-cancer-in-yazd-province-central-iran-from-2001-to-2008
#4
Mohsen Akhondi-Meybodi, Marzieh Ghane, Sara Akhondi-Meybodi, Golnaz Dashti
BACKGROUND The number of patients with gastric cancer is growing worldwide. In Iran (in 2009) of 74067 new cases of cancer, 6886 were diagnosed as having gastric cancer. This study was conducted to investigate 5-year survival rate for gastric cancer in Yazd province, central Iran. METHODS In this descriptive study, the medical records of patients with gastric cancer were collected from the archives of Yazd hospitals from 2001 to 2008. The data gathered included age, sex, type of histopathology, site of involvement, cancer staging, and mode of treatment, which were analyzed using SPSS software version 11...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316764/the-association-between-oral-hygiene-and-gastric-pathology-in-patients-with-dyspepsia-a-cross-sectional-study-in-southeast-iran
#5
Leili Zahedi, Elham Jafari, Molook Torabi Parizi, Sara Shafieipour, Mehdi Hayat Bakhsh Abbasi, Sodaif Darvish Moghadam, Mohammad Javad Zahedi
BACKGROUND Many studies have reported an association between periodontal infections and some systemic diseases such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Some studies found a direct association between chronic gastritis caused by Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and poor periodontal health. METHODS In a cross-sectional study from November 2014 to December 2015 in Kerman, the largest province in southeast Iran, patients with dyspepsia who were candidate for diagnostic upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy were included in our study...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316763/serotonin-transporter-gene-slc6a4-polymorphism-and-mucosal-serotonin-levels-in-southeastern-iranian-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#6
Mojgan Mohammadi, Hossein Tahmasebi Abdar, Hamid Reza Mollaei, Hossein Hajghani, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Mohammad Mahdi Hayatbakhsh
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive system disorder with an unknown etiology. Serotonin has a key role in the secretion and motility of the intestine. Polymorphism in serotonin re-uptake transporter (SERT or SLC6A4) gene may have a functional role in the gut of patients with IBS. The aims of the present study were to investigate the association between SLC6A4 gene polymorphism and IBS and to detect the correlation between rectal serotonin levels and IBS sub-types. METHODS SLC6A4 gene polymorphism in 131 patients with IBS and 211 healthy controls were analysed using the quantitative polymerase chain reaction high-resolution melting (qPCR-HRM) curve technique...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316762/mesalazine-has-no-effect-on-mucosal-immune-biomarkers-in-patients-with-diarrhea-dominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-referred-to-shariati-hospital-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#7
Mohammad Reza Ghadir, Mehri Poradineh, Masoud Sotodeh, Reza Ansari, Shadi Kolahdoozan, Ahmad Hormati, Mohammad Hosein Yousefi, Samaneh Mirzaei, Homayoon Vahedi
BACKGROUND Intestinal mast cells may cause gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of mesalazine on the number of lamina propria mast cells and clinical manifestations of patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS referred to Shariati Hospital affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. METHODS This was a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial conducted on 49 patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316761/polyethylene-glycol-and-lactulose-versus-lactulose-alone-in-the-treatment-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Mohammadreza Naderian, Heshmatollah Akbari, Morteza Saeedi, Amir Ali Sohrabpour
BACKGROUND In this clinical trial, polyethylene glycol (PEG) solution was compared with lactulose in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS This randomized controlled trial was performed on 40 patients in two groups. The patients in the lactulose group received either 20-30 grams of lactulose orally or by a nasogastric tube, or 200 grams of lactulose enema by a rectal tube. The patients in the PEG-lactulose group received the same amount of oral or rectal lactulose, plus 280 grams of PEG in 4 liters of water orally as a single dose in 30-120 minutes...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316760/handling-and-pathology-reporting-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
#9
REVIEW
Bita Geramizadeh, David A Owen
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a non-invasive alternative to surgery that is now frequently used for resection of early lesions in both upper and lower parts of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. One of the main advantages of these techniques is providing tissue for histopathological examination. Pathological examination of endoscopically resected specimens of GI tract is a crucial component of these procedures and is useful for prediction of both the risk of metastasis and lymph node involvement. As the first step, it is very important for the pathologist to handle the EMR gross specimen in the correct way: it should be oriented, and then the margins should be labeled and inked accurately before fixation...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957298/resolution-of-bile-duct-adenoma-over-follow-up-period-a-case-report
#10
Mitra Ahadi, Ahmad Khosravi Khorashad, Hassan Saadatnia, Hassan Vosoughinia, Behrooz Davachi, Mohammadreza Farzanehfar, Kamran Ghaffarzadehgan, Bahram Memar, Elham Mokhtari Amirmajdi
Bile duct adenoma (BDA) is a rare neoplasm of bile ducts with various clinical manifestations and imaging appearances. A few cases of BDA and their predisposing factors have been described. We report a 35-year-old woman with right upper quadrant pain who consumed oral contraceptive pills. Ultrasound study revealed three hypoechoic subcapsular liver masses; two of them were hypodense in computed tomography. Fine needle biopsy of the largest mass showed bile duct adenoma. Liver masses disappeared after discontinuing the pills over a 2-year follow-up...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957297/perforated-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-a-3-day-old-neonate-a-case-report
#11
Mehdi Frooghi, Ali Bahador, Alireza Golchini, Mahmood Haghighat, Maryam Ataollahi, Hazhir Javaherizadeh
Perforation of Meckel's diverticulum is a rare complication in neonatal period. A 3-dayold term male neonate was transferred to our emergency room due to bowel perforation. Surgical exploration was done and perforated Meckel's diverticulum was detected. Pathological report of the tissue showed inflamed diverticulum with heterotopic gastric mucosa. This is the first report of Meckel's diverticulum perforation in a neonate in our country.
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957296/correlation-between-cut-off-level-of-tissue-transglutaminase-antibody-and-marsh-classification
#12
Azita Ganji, Abbas Esmaeilzadeh, Ali Bahari, Kamran Ghafarzadegan, Mehdi Afzal Aghayee, Homan Mosanen Mozafari, Abdolrasol Hayatbakhsh, Vahid Ghavami Ghanbarabadi, Behdad Ravarian, Leili Rahimi
BACKGROUND Duodenal biopsy is required for diagnosis of celiac disease in adults, although some studies have suggested adequate accuracy of serology alone. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the correlation between anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) titer and pathological findings and to define the specific level of tTG for predicting celiac disease in adults without the need for biopsy sampling. METHODS This descriptive study was done on 299 participants. The tTG titer and pathological findings of duodenal biopsy samples were used for this study...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957295/review-of-clinical-spectrum-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-a-general-population-a-study-from-south-east-iran
#13
Sodaif Darvishmoghadam, Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Mohammad Mehdi Hayatbakhsh Abbasi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Mahdieh Khalilyzade, Elham Karimi Goughari
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical spectrum, prevalence, and some of the variables that are supposed to be the risk factors of this chronic disorder. METHODS This population- based cross-sectional study was conducted in a one-stage randomized clustered sample of adult inhabitants in Kerman city in 2011-2012. A total of 2265 subjects with age range of 15-85 years were enrolled. Face to face interview was performed for all the subjects...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957294/adult-celiac-disease-patients-are-shorter-compared-with-their-peers-in-the-general-population
#14
Abbas Esmaeilzadeh, Azita Ganji, Ladan Goshayeshi, Kamran Ghafarzadegan, Mehdi Afzal Aghayee, Homan Mosanen Mozafari, Hassan Saadatniya, Abdolrasol Hayatbakhs, Vahid Ghavami Ghanbarabadi
BACKGROUND Delay in diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) occurs frequently, although its consequences are mostly not known. One of the presented symptoms in pediatric patients with CD is the short stature. However, far too little attention has been paid to physical features including height of adult patients with CD. This study was undertaken to evaluate whether patients suffering from CD are shorter in comparison with the general population without CD. As well, we evaluated probable correlations between demographic and physical features, main complains, serum anti tTG level, and intestinal pathology damage between short (lower quartile) versus tall stature (upper quartile) patients with CD...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957293/hesa-a-effects-on-cell-cycle-signaling-in-esophageal-carcinoma-cell-line
#15
Nasser Ahmadian, Roghiyeh Pashaei-Asl, Nasser Samadi, Mohammad Rahmati-Yamchi, Mohammad-Reza Rashidi, Masomeh Ahmadian, Moosa Esmaeili, Faezeh Salamat, Sima Besharat, Hamid Reza Joshaghani
BACKGROUND Hesa-A is a natural compound with anticancer properties. The exact mechanism of its action in esophageal cancer is not clear, yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cell toxicity effect of Hesa-A on the esophageal carcinoma cell lines, KYSE-30, and cell cycle genes expression. METHODS In this study, we tested cell toxicity with MTT (3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-Diphenyltetrazolium Bromide) assay and flow cytometry to evaluatet he cell cycle arrest. Real time polymerase chain reaction was used to assess the expression of P53, P16, P21, cyclin D1, and cyclin B1 genes...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957292/the-effect-of-zinc-supplementationon-the-symptoms-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#16
Afshin Shafaghi, Jalal Hasanzadeh, Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei, Farahnaz Joukar, Maryam Yaseri
BACKGROUND Currently, it has been demonstrated that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most important disorders of the digestive system and the commixture of regular diet has a significant influence on its incidence, symptoms, and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of zinc supplementation, in combination with PPIs(Proton pump inhibitors), on the improvement of GERD symptoms. METHODS In a randomized double blind clinical trial, patients with reflux symptoms, who had obtained Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ) score more than 8, were included and all the demographic features were recorded...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957291/a-survey-on-migraine-prevalence-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-single-centre-experience
#17
Somaye Chehel Cheraghi, Nasser Ebrahimi Daryani, Mojdeh Ghabaee
BACKGROUND It is hypothesized that migraine may be related to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), therefore in this cross-sectional study we evaluated the prevalence of migraine in patients with IBD. METHODS In this cross-sectional study 80 patients with IBD and 80 patients without IBD referring to a private gastroenterology clinic from May to January 2014 were evaluated regarding the prevalence of migraine, severity of migraine based on Headache Impact Test (HIT-6), and habits related to headache. RESULTS 160 participants with the mean age of 35 years were evaluated...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957290/magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-300-known-cases-of-crohn-s-disease-an-initial-report-from-a-referral-center-in-iran
#18
Amir Reza Radmard, Sepehr Haghighi, Amir Pejman Hashemi Taheri, Payam Mohammadinejad, Rana Eftekhar Vaghefi, Sara Naybandi Atashi, Neda Pak, Leila Aghaghazvini, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) has become the modality of choice in assessment of patients with Crohn's disease (CD). We aimed to present our experience on 300 patients with CD who underwent MRE during the first 30 months after setting up MRE for the first time in a referral center in Iran. METHODS Patients with a definite diagnosis of CD based on either ileocolonoscopy or histopathological studies were included in the final report and categorized into four phenotypes of inactive, active, stricturing, and penetrating disease...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957289/efficacy-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-evaluation-of-undetermined-etiology-of-common-bile-duct-dilatation-on-abdominal-ultrasonography
#19
Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh, Naimeh Nejati, Maryam Farsinejad, Shadi Kolahdoozan
BACKGROUND The cause of common bile duct (CBD) dilatation cannot be determined by imaging modalities in many patients. The aim of this study was to assess the value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in detecting the cause of CBD dilatation in patients in whom ultrasonography could not demonstrate the cause of dilation. METHODS Prospectively, 152 consecutive patients who were referred for evaluation of dilated CBD (diameter ≥7 mm) of undetermined origin by ultrasonography were included in this study. All the patients underwent EUS...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957288/esophageal-cancer-in-golestan-province-iran-a-review-of-genetic-susceptibility-and-environmental-risk-factors
#20
REVIEW
Mahin Gholipour, Farhad Islami, Gholamreza Roshandel, Masoud Khoshnia, Abbas Badakhshan, Abdolvahab Moradi, Reza Malekzadeh
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an aggressive tumor that is typically diagnosed only when the tumor has gained remarkable size, extended to peripheral tissues, and led to dysphagia. Five-year survival of advanced cancer is still very poor (19%), even with improved surgical techniques and adjuvant chemoradiation therapy. Therefore, early detection and prevention are the most important strategies to reduce the burden of ESCC. Our review will focus on the studies conducted in Golestan province, an area with a high prevalence of ESCC in northern Iran...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
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