EDITORIAL

 

New perspectives on the role of the intestinal flora in health and disease

 

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Dr EMM Quigley - Department of Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland

ORIGINAL PAPERS


Trends of mortality rates from gastric Cancer and colorectal cancer in Romania, 1955-2003
Simona Vălean1, Petru A Mircea1, Lavinia Oprea2, Daniela Frențiu2, Georgeta Popescu1, Georgiana Nagy1, Sonia Vlaicu1, Oana Damian1

Steatosis in hepatitis C virus infection. Response to anti-viral therapy
Paula Szanto1, Mircea Grigorescu1, Iuliana Dumitra2, Alexandru Șerban2

Comparative study concerning the efficacy of Peg-IFN alpha-2a versus Peg-IFN alpha-2b on the early virological response (EVR) in patients with chronic viral C hepatitis
Ioan Sporea1, Mirela Danilă1, Roxana Șirli1, Alina Popescu1, Ariana Laza1, Luminița Bădițoiu2

Molecular analysis of A1AT (S and Z) and HFE (C282Y and H63D) gene mutations in Egyptian cases with HCV liver cirrhosis
Ahmad Settin1, Mahmoud El-Bendary2, Rabab Abo-Al-Kassem1, Rizk El Baz1

Preoperative noninvasive EUS evaluation in patients with esophageal cancer considered for esophagectomy
Cristian Gheorghe1, Codruț Stanescu2, Liana Gheorghe1, Ion Băncilă1, Vlad Herlea3, Gabriel Becheanu1, Daniela Voinea1, Răzvan Iacob1, Ioana Lupescu4, Rodica Anghel5, Adina Croitoru1, Irinel Popescu2

Lateral subcutaneous internal sphincterotomy in the treatment of chronic anal fissure: our experience
Nikolaos Liratzopoulos, Eleni I. Efremidou, Michael S. Papageorgiou, George Kouklakis, John Moschos, Konstantinos J. Manolas, George J. Minopoulos

 

 

REVIEWS



Noninvasive biochemical markers of liver fibrosis
Mircea Grigorescu

Endoscopic ultrasound elastography - a new imaging technique for the visualization of tissue elasticity distribution
Adrian Săftoiu1,2, Peter Vilman1

 

CASE REPORTS

 

Long-lasting effect of endoscopic dilatation of an esophageal stenosis due to eosinophilic esophagitis
Ina Zuber-Jerger, Nadia Rațiu, F.Kullman

A rare form of isolated mesenteric Castleman's disease presenting as an abdominal mass (isolated mesenteric Castleman's disease)
Basilios Papaziogas, Grigoris Chatzimavroudis, Ioannis Koutelidakis, Marios Grigoriou, Konstantinos Atmatzidis

Pyloric stenosis as presenting symptom of Crohn's disease
Jamal Awad1, Raymond Farah2, Ron Reshef3, Hector Cohen4, Ivona Horn1

Minimally invasive esophagectomy by video-assisted thoracoscopic approach for esophageal carcinoma. A case report
Géza Molnár1, Nadim Al Hajjar1, Irén Géczi Toth2, Nicoleta Nicolescu3, Cornel Iancu3

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia as a cause of cardiorespiratory failure and visceral obstruction in late pregnancy
Nikolaos Barbetakis1, Andreas Efstathiou1, Michalis Vassiliadis2, Ioannis Fessatidis1

 

CLINICAL IMAGING


Ultrasonography contribution to the detection and characterization of hepatic restructuring: is the "virtual biopsy" taken into consideration?
Radu Badea1, Monica Lupșor1, Horia Ștefănescu1, Sergiu Nedevschi2, Delia Mitrea2, Alexandru Șerban3, Tudor Vasile1