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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386130/unusual-polypoid-mass-lesion-in-the-rectum
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Surinder Singh Rana, Rajender Kumar Basher, Ravi Kumar Sharma, Rajesh Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386129/hip-orthopedic-material-presenting-as-an-unusual-rectal-foreign-body
#2
Noelle Asmar, Guillaume Perrod, Gabriel Rahmi, Christophe Cellier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386128/refractory-bleeding-due-to-duodenal-varices
#3
Obada Tayyem, Timothy Krill, Arya Bagherpour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386127/medical-hypothesis-speculating-on-the-pathogenesis-of-acute-diverticulitis
#4
Angelo Zullo
The pathogenetic process of acute diverticulitis remains speculative. According to the most widely accepted theory, the mechanism involved is "traumatic" damage to the mucosa due to fecolith impaction, as occurs in large diverticula. However, not uncommonly, diverticulitis develops in young patients with only few and small diverticula, where fecolith trapping is very unlikely. Therefore, another theory is necessary to clarify this process. A possible explanation could be "ischemic" damage...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386126/comparing-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-core-biopsies-of-solid-pancreatic-and-extrapancreatic-lesions-a-large-single-operator-experience-with-a-new-fine-needle-biopsy-needle
#5
Abdul Haseeb, Linda Jo Taylor, Douglas G Adler
Background: There has been a paradigm shift in tertiary centers from endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) fine-needle aspiration to EUS fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) for tissue acquisition in solid lesions. While data exists on the use of FNB needles in solid pancreatic lesions, very few studies looked at the utility of FNB in solid extrapancreatic lesions. Our aim was to study and compare the technical success and feasibility of EUS-FNB in evaluating solid pancreatic and extrapancreatic lesions using a novel FNB needle...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386125/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-transmural-drainage-by-cautery-tipped-lumen-apposing-metal-stent-exploring-the-possible-indications
#6
Andrea Anderloni, Milena Di Leo, Silvia Carrara, Alessandro Fugazza, Roberta Maselli, Andrea Buda, Arnaldo Amato, Francesco Auriemma, Alessandro Repici
Background: The recently introduced Hot AXIOS™ system for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transenteric drainage has the potential to change interventional endoscopy significantly. The aim of our study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of this new type of lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) with cautery system for pancreatic collection, and gallbladder and biliary tree drainage. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients undergoing EUS-guided drainage by LAMS with cautery system in a tertiary-care academic medical center between March 2014 and March 2017...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386124/management-of-anastomotic-biliary-stricture-after-liver-transplantation-metal-versus-plastic-stent
#7
Antonio Facciorusso, Elena Cecilia Rosca, Adewale Ashimi, Kenneth C Ugoeze, Utkarsha Pathak, Vanessa Infante, Nicola Muscatiello
Background: Post-transplant anastomotic biliary strictures remain refractory to endoscopic therapy in a considerable number of cases. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare fully-covered self-expandable metal and plastic stents in the management of post-transplant biliary strictures. Methods: A meta-analysis was performed using a random effects model; results were expressed as odds ratio (OR) and mean standardized difference. The primary outcome was stricture resolution, while recurrence rate after stent placement, treatment time, and safety of the procedure were the secondary outcomes...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386123/liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-live-donors-or-extended-criteria-donors-a-propensity-score-matched-comparison
#8
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Nikolaos Machairas, Andreas Paul, Massimo Malagó, Markus Neuhäuser
Background: To compare patient survival after liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from live donors (LD) or extended criteria donors (ECD). Methods: Data from consecutive LT procedures for HCC involving either LD or ECD were reviewed. Patient survival was our primary outcome. Re-transplantation (Re-LT), ischemic type bile lesions (ITBL), and tumor recurrence represented secondary outcomes. The primary outcome was statistically analyzed using Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox proportional hazards regression; logistic regression analyses were used for statistical analysis of the secondary outcomes...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386122/a-genotype-specific-baseline-score-predicts-post-treatment-response-to-peginterferon-alfa-2a-in-hepatitis-b-e-antigen-negative-chronic-hepatitis-b
#9
Pietro Lampertico, Diethelm Messinger, Markus Cornberg, Maurizia Brunetto, Jörg Petersen, Patrick Kennedy, Tarik Asselah, Vivien Rothe, Antonietta Caputo, Georgios Bakalos, Vedran Pavlovic, George V Papatheodoridis
Background: Peginterferon alfa-2a induces durable responses in some hepatitis B e antigen-negative patients, but robust pretreatment predictors are not available to identify likely responders. In this study we aimed to develop genotype-specific baseline scoring systems to predict response. Methods: Data from 323 hepatitis B e antigen-negative peginterferon alfa-2a recipients from three studies were analyzed. Scoring systems were developed using generalized additive models and multiple logistic regression analysis...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386121/interleukin-17a-and-b-cell-activating-factor-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-or-without-asymptomatic-mixed-cryoglobulinemia-effects-of-antiviral-treatment-and-correlations-with-vitamin-d
#10
Polydoros Konstantinides, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Emilia Hadziyannis, Theoni Kanellopoulou, Spyridon P Dourakis
Background: Several studies have provided conflicting results regarding the immune responses in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients with mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC). The importance of B-cell activating factor (BAFF) in MC has been described, but the role of interleukin (IL)-17A is less clear. Methods: Serum concentrations of IL-17A, BAFF and 25-OH vitamin D were measured in CHC patients at baseline, end of treatment, and 6 months post-treatment with pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin, versus 12 healthy controls...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386120/panitumumab-in-combination-with-modified-docetaxel-cisplatin-5-fluorouracil-as-first-line-treatment-in-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinomas-a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-by-the-hellenic-oncology-research-group
#11
Nikolaos Kentepozidis, Panagiota Economopoulou, Michael Liontos, Athanasios Kotsakis, Ioannis Boukovinas, Nikolaos Vardakis, Emmanouil Kontopodis, Efthimios Prinarakis, Teressa Skaltsi, John Souglakos, Vassilis Georgoulias
Background: A phase I/II study to define the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of biweekly docetaxel/cisplatin/5-fluorouracil (DCF) plus panitumumab (P), its efficacy, and tolerability as first-line treatment in advanced gastroesophageal cancer. Methods: In phase I part, patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinomas of the stomach or the gastroesophageal junction received cisplatin (40 mg/m2 on day 1), leucovorin (400 mg/m2 on day 1), 5-fluorouracil (400 mg/m2 bolus on day 1), 5-fluorouracil (1000 mg/m2 /daycontinuous infusion on days 1-2), and escalated doses of docetaxel (on day 1) plus P (6 mg/kg on day 1) every 2 weeks...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386119/small-bowel-bleeding-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-outcomes-of-conservative-therapy-versus-balloon-assisted-enteroscopy
#12
Badr Al-Bawardy, Sarah D Schettle, Emmanuel Gorospe, Louis M Wong Kee Song, Naveen L Pereira, Jeffrey A Alexander, David H Bruining, Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, Jeff L Fidler, William J Mauermann, David W Barbara, Ross Dierkhising, Elizabeth Rajan
Background: Small bowel bleeding (SBB) accounts for 30% of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) episodes in patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of conservative therapy (CT) compared to balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) in the management of SBB in LVAD patients. Methods: A retrospective review was performed of a prospectively maintained LVAD database from January 2003 to July 2015. LVAD patients with SBB were classified into a BAE group or a CT group according to whether they did or did not undergo BAE...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386118/efficacy-of-bio-optimized-extracts-of-turmeric-and-essential-fennel-oil-on-the-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#13
Agostino Di Ciaula, Piero Portincasa, Nathalie Maes, Adelin Albert
Background: The use of herbal products to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disease that frequently affects the quality of life (QoL), is still under evaluation. This open pilot study assessed the efficacy of bio-optimized extracts of turmeric and essential fennel oil (Enterofytol®) in IBS patients. Methods: A total of 211 patients (14% diarrhea-predominant, IBS-D; 24% constipation-predominant, IBS-C; 62% mixed, IBS-M) were enrolled by general practitioners and completed questionnaires measuring symptom severity and QoL before and after Enterofytol®, two capsules b...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386117/high-frequency-miniprobe-endoscopic-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-indeterminate-esophageal-strictures
#14
Surinder Singh Rana, Ravi Sharma, Rajesh Gupta
Background: Patients with esophageal stricture who have normal mucosa and whose endoscopic biopsies are inconclusive pose a difficult diagnostic dilemma. We prospectively assessed high-frequency miniprobe endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the evaluation of indeterminate esophageal strictures. Methods: Over a period of 3 years, 19 patients (14 male; mean age: 58.9±11.6 years) with indeterminate esophageal strictures were studied using high-frequency miniprobe EUS...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386116/impact-of-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-on-the-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-evidence-and-pathophysiological-issues
#15
REVIEW
Maria Tampaki, Spiros Savvanis, John Koskinas
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is currently one of the main causes of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at a global level. Recently, a new generation of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) has entered the HCV treatment landscape, providing impressively high rates of sustained virological response (SVR), and is expected to lead to an eventual decrease in HCV-related cirrhosis, liver transplantation and mortality. However, during the first years of their use, several studies reported a possible correlation between DAA treatment and an increased risk of HCC...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386115/malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-clinical-aspects-and-therapeutic-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Stergios Boussios, Michele Moschetta, Afroditi Karathanasi, Alexandros K Tsiouris, Foivos S Kanellos, Konstantina Tatsi, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Dimitrios K Christodoulou
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a wide clinical spectrum. It arises from the peritoneal lining and commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen and, more rarely, metastatic spread beyond the abdominal cavity. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron-emission tomography are important diagnostic tools used for the preoperative staging of MPM. The definitive diagnosis is based on histopathological analysis, mainly via immunohistochemistry...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386114/alcohol-and-narcotics-use-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
REVIEW
George Mantzouranis, Eleftheria Fafliora, Maria Saridi, Athina Tatsioni, George Glanztounis, Eleni Albani, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Dimitrios K Christodoulou
The aim of this study was to evaluate alcohol consumption and narcotics use among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). A comprehensive literature search was conducted in Medline using relevant keywords. The references of the retrieved articles were also searched to identify additional articles. Only English-language studies that provided evidence on alcohol consumption and/or narcotics use among non-hospitalized IBD patients were included in the present review. Twelve studies were included that examined the use of alcohol among IBD patients...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30386113/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-functional-dyspepsia-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-common-overlapping-gastrointestinal-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Nicola de Bortoli, Salvatore Tolone, Marzio Frazzoni, Irene Martinucci, Giulia Sgherri, Eleonora Albano, Linda Ceccarelli, Cristina Stasi, Massimo Bellini, Vincenzo Savarino, Edoardo V Savarino, Santino Marchi
Several studies have indicated an overlap between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and various functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs). The overlapping conditions reported have mainly been functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The available literature is frequently based on symptomatic questionnaires or endoscopic procedures to diagnose GERD. Rarely, among patients with heartburn, pathophysiological evaluations have been considered to differentiate those with proven GERD from those without...
November 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30174407/endoscopic-ultrasonography-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-take-a-look-at-the-pancreas
#19
Filippo Antonini, Gabriele Capurso, Giampiero Macarri, Claudio De Angelis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30174406/authors-reply
#20
Belén Martínez, Juan F Martínez, José R Aparicio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
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