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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333079/type-1-autoimmune-hepatitis-presenting-with-severe-autoimmune-neutropenia
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Petros Doumtsis, Theodora Oikonomou, Ioannis Goulis, Kaliopi Zachou, George Dalekos, Evangelos Cholongitas
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a progressive, chronic liver disease characterized by unresolving hepatocellular inflammation of autoimmune origin. The clinical spectrum may vary from asymptomatic presentation, to non-specific symptoms such as fatigue, arthralgias, nausea and abdominal pain, to acute severe liver disease. AIH is characterized by the presence of interface hepatitis and portal plasma cell infiltration on histological examination, hypergammaglobulinemia, and positive autoantibodies. AIH is associated with other autoimmune diseases and its course is often accompanied by various non-specific hematological disorders...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333078/acute-pancreatitis-caused-by-cytomegalovirus-associated-duodenal-papillitis
#2
Yuko Sakakibara, Shoichi Nakazuru, Yoshinori Kodama, Eiji Mita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333077/underwater-endoclip-closure-after-endoscopic-resection-for-duodenal-adenomas
#3
Yasushi Yamasaki, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Yoshiro Kawahara, Hiroyuki Okada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333076/parenchyma-sparing-hepatectomy-psh-versus-non-psh-for-bilobar-liver-metastases-of-colorectal-cancer
#4
Lidewij Spelt, Daniel Ansari, Max Swanling, Peter Holka, Roland Andersson
Background: Preoperative interventions have increased the resectability of colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases. This retrospective study compares outcomes after liver resection for bilobar CRC metastases between patients who underwent parenchyma-sparing hepatectomy (PSH), i.e., segmentectomies and smaller resections on both lobes, and those treated with non-PSH, i.e., hemihepatectomy plus any resection on the other lobe. Methods: A cohort of 119 patients who underwent liver resection for bilobar CRC metastases were included...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333075/safety-and-efficacy-of-extending-a-previous-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-for-the-treatment-of-retained-or-recurrent-common-bile-duct-stones
#5
Antonios Vezakis, Andreas Polydorou, Elissaios Kontis, Eirini Pantiora, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Georgios Fragulidis
Background: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of extending a previous endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) in patients with retained or recurrent common bile duct (CBD) stones. Methods: Between 2001 and 2013, extension of a previous ES, for known or suspected CBD stones, was performed in 118 patients (m/f, 53/65) with a median age of 74 (range: 31-91) years (group A). During the same period, ES was performed in 1064 patients with suspected or known choledocholithiasis (group B)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333074/laparoendoscopic-rendezvous-may-be-an-effective-alternative-to-a-failed-preoperative-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-patients-with-cholecystocholedocholithiasis
#6
Fotios Tsiopoulos, Andreas Kapsoritakis, Athanassios Psychos, Anastasios Manolakis, Konstantinos Oikonomou, George Tzovaras, Ioannis Baloyiannis, Alexandra Tsikrika, Spyros Potamianos
Background: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), remains the standard way of management for patients with cholecystocholedocholithiasis. Laparoendoscopic rendezvous (LERV), a combined procedure for removing the gallbladder laparoscopically and clearing the common bile duct (CBD) endoscopically at the same time, could be an attractive alternative. The aim of this study was to compare LERV with classic ERCP in patients with cholecystocholedocholithiasis...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333073/the-impact-of-age-on-the-incidence-and-severity-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis
#7
Panagiotis Katsinelos, Georgia Lazaraki, Grigoris Chatzimavroudis, Sotiris Terzoudis, Anthi Gatopoulou, Andreas Xanthis, Sotiris Anastasiadis, Kiriaki Anastasiadou, Nikos Georgakis, Dimitris Tzivras, Jannis Kountouras
Background: With advancing age there is progressive pancreatic atrophy and fibrosis, leading to tissue destruction and chronic pancreatitis that has been found to be protective against post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). However, there are no reports regarding the potential effect of the aging pancreatic changes on the incidence and severity of PEP. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of senile changes in the pancreas on the incidence and severity of PEP...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333072/prevalence-of-incidental-pancreatic-cyst-on-upper-endoscopic-ultrasound
#8
Belén Martínez, Juan F Martínez, José R Aparicio
Background: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of incidental pancreatic cysts in patients undergoing upper endoscopic ultrasound without a known pancreatic abnormality. Methods: This prospective study was conducted in two hospitals in Spain and enrolled consecutive patients referred for upper endoscopic ultrasound for a condition unrelated to the pancreas. Patients with a previous pancreatic anomaly, history of acute or chronic pancreatitis, evidence of acute pancreatitis, previous upper gastrointestinal surgery, or chronic abdominal pain suggestive of pancreatic origin were excluded...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333071/factors-associated-with-waiting-time-on-the-liver-transplant-list-an-analysis-of-the-united-network-for-organ-sharing-unos-database
#9
Judy A Trieu, Mohammad Bilal, Bashar Hmoud
Background: Liver transplantation (LT) is an important treatment for acute liver failure and end-stage liver disease. In 2002, the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score was incorporated to prioritize patients awaiting LT. Although there is data on how the MELD score affects waiting times, there is a paucity of literature regarding other components. We aimed to evaluate the factors affecting LT waiting times in the United States. Methods: Using the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database, patients aged 12-75 years listed for LT over the years 2002-2015 were included...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333070/bacterial-infections-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-clinical-characteristics-and-the-role-of-c-reactive-protein
#10
Melanie Deutsch, Spilios Manolakopoulos, Ioannis Andreadis, Markos Giannaris, George Kontos, Hariklia Kranidioti, Maria Pirounaki, John Koskinas
Background: The diagnosis of bacterial infection in cirrhotic patients may be difficult, because of the absence of classical signs such as fever and raised white blood cell count. The role of C-reactive protein (CRP) in this context has not been clearly defined. Methods: Clinical and laboratory characteristics of 210 consecutive cirrhotic patients with (n=100) or without (n=110) bacterial infection were compared with a control group of non-cirrhotic patients with infection (n=106)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333069/comparison-of-strategies-and-goals-for-treatment-of-chronic-constipation-among-gastroenterologists-and-general-practitioners
#11
Dan Carter, Eytan Bardan, Ram Dickman
Background: Although guidelines have been published for the treatment of chronic constipation, little is known about the actual treatment strategies, the definitions of drug efficacy, the parameters for drug selection, and the conceived limitations of the available treatments. The purpose of this study was to address these issues by comparing treatment strategies among gastroenterology specialists (GIs) and general practitioners (GPs). Methods: An internet survey was sent nationwide and at random to GIs and GPs in order to define treatment strategies, drug efficacy, main parameters for drug selections and the main limitations of the available drug therapy...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333068/nab-paclitaxel-as-second-line-treatment-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-the-hellenic-oncology-research-group
#12
Panagiotis Katsaounis, Athanasios Kotsakis, Nikolaos Kentepozidis, Aris Polyzos, Marios Bakogeorgos, Filippos Koinis, Lambros Vamvakas, Nikolaos Vardakis, Kostas Kalbakis, Ioannis Boukovinas, Ioannis I Varthalitis, Efthimios Prinarakis, Vassilis Georgoulias, John Souglakos
Background: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of nab-paclitaxel as second-line treatment in patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma. Methods: Thirty-nine pretreated patients [33 with taxane-based regimens (docetaxel, cisplatin, and fluorouracil)] and 6 with combination of fluoropyrimidines plus cisplatin with locally advanced inoperable and metastatic gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma were treated with weekly nab-paclitaxel (150 mg/m2 d1, d8, d15 in cycles of 28 days)...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333067/complications-of-staple-line-and-anastomoses-following-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery
#13
REVIEW
Gianfranco Silecchia, Angelo Iossa
With over 600 million people being obese, and given the scientific demonstration of the advantages of surgical treatment, bariatric surgery is on the rise. The promising long-term results in terms of weight loss, and particularly in relation to comorbidities and the control/cure rate, mean that the number of procedures performed in all countries remains high. However, the risk of potentially complex or fatal complications, though small, is present and is related to the procedures per se. This review is a guide for bariatric and/or general surgeons, offering a complete overview of the pathogenesis of anastomosis and staple line following the most common laparoscopic bariatric procedures: sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and mini-gastric bypass...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333066/new-insights-into-cholangiocarcinoma-multiple-stems-and-related-cell-lineages-of-origin
#14
REVIEW
Maria Consiglia Bragazzi, Lorenzo Ridola, Samira Safarikia, Sabina Di Matteo, Daniele Costantini, Lorenzo Nevi, Vincenzo Cardinale
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies that may develop at any level of the biliary tree. CCA is currently classified into intrahepatic (iCCA), perihilar (pCCA) and distal (dCCA) on the basis of its anatomical location. Notably, although these three CCA subtypes have common features, they also have important inter- and intra-tumor differences that can affect their pathogenesis and outcome. A unique feature of CCA is that it manifests in the hepatic parenchyma or large intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts, furnished by two distinct stem cell niches: the canals of Hering and the peribiliary glands, respectively...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333065/hepatitis-c-infection-in-patients-with-hereditary-bleeding-disorders-epidemiology-natural-history-and-management
#15
REVIEW
Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Vasiliki Argiana, Melanie Deutsch
Hereditary bleeding disorders include a group of diseases with abnormalities of coagulation. Prior to 1990, infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) was mainly transmitted via pooled plasma products as a treatment for hereditary bleeding disorders. Anti-HCV positivity in these patients may be as high as >70% in some areas, while some of them have also been coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus. Since about 20% of HCV-infected patients clear the infection naturally, chronic HCV infection represents a significant health problem in this group of patients...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333064/colorectal-polyposis-and-inherited-colorectal-cancer-syndromes
#16
REVIEW
Raphael M Byrne, Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis
The majority of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases are sporadic, with hereditary factors contributing to approximately 35% of CRC cases. Less than 5% of CRC is associated with a known genetic syndrome. Although adenomatous polyposis syndromes, hamartomatous polyposis syndromes, and those previously classified as non-polyposis CRC syndromes are quite rare, it is important for clinicians to know the characteristics of each syndrome and to understand the differences in cancer risks between the different conditions...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333063/familial-and-ethnic-risk-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
REVIEW
Maria Pia Costa Santos, Catarina Gomes, Joana Torres
Familial aggregation in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been established for several decades, reflecting shared genetic and environmental susceptibility. A positive family history remains the strongest recognizable risk factor for the development of IBD and is reported in around 8-12% of IBD patients. Crohn's disease shows a more frequent familial pattern than ulcerative colitis. The risk of developing IBD in first-degree relatives of an affected proband is increased 4- to 8-fold. The risk for twins and children born from couples who both have IBD is also substantially higher; a cumulative effect of the number of family members affected has been described, with the highest incidence being described for families with three or more affected members...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333062/-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-review-and-a-personal-view
#18
REVIEW
Stergios A Polyzos, Christos Zeglinas, Fotini Artemaki, Michael Doulberis, Evangelos Kazakos, Panagiotis Katsinelos, Jannis Kountouras
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is etiologically associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There is evidence to support the sequence GERD, Barrett's esophagus (BE), dysplasia, and finally EAC, with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) being implicated in each step to EAC. On the other side of this relation stands the hypothesis of the protective role of H. pylori against EAC. Based on this controversy, our aim was to review the literature, specifically original clinical studies and meta-analyses linking H...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333061/critical-appraisal-of-rome-iv-criteria-hypersensitive-esophagus-does-belong-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-spectrum
#19
REVIEW
Leonardo Frazzoni, Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Salvatore Tolone, Irene Martinucci, Lorenzo Fuccio, Vincenzo Savarino, Edoardo Savarino
The Rome IV Committee introduced a major change in the classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders, proposing a more restrictive definition of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It was suggested that hypersensitive esophagus (HE) may sit more firmly within the functional realm. It was suggested that GERD diagnosis should be based upon abnormal acid exposure time (AET) only, implying no advantage of impedance-pH over pH monitoring. Symptom association probability (SAP), symptom index (SI) and heartburn relief with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy were regarded as unreliable, whereas a lack of response to PPI was considered as evidence of functional heartburn...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118570/helicobacter-pylori-best-treatment-approach-should-a-national-consensus-be-the-best-consensus
#20
Christos Liatsos, Sotirios D Georgopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
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