ORIGINAL PAPERS


Hepatitis C Virus Survival Curve Analysis in Naïve Patients Treated with PegInterferon alpha-2b Plus Ribavirin. A Randomized Controlled Trial for Induction with High Doses of PegInterferon and Predictability of Sustained Viral Response from Early Virologic Data
Konstantinos Mimidis1, Vassilios P Papadopoulos1, Ioannis Elefsiniotis2, Dimitrios Koliouskas3, Ioannis Ketikoglou4, Emmanouil Paraskevas5, Stylianos Kanatakis6, Dimitrios Chrysagis7, Georgios N Dalekos8, Charalambos Tzathas9, Andreas Protopapas10, Eleni Gigi11, Epameinondas Tsianos12, Georgios Kartalis1

Positive Coeliac Serology in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients with Normal Duodenal Biopsies: Video Capsule Endoscopy Findings and HLA-DQ Typing May Affect Clinical Management
Samuel Nathan Adler1, Harold Jacob1, Graciela Lijovetzky2 ,Chris J.J. Mulder3, A. Zwiers4

What General Practioners Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Preliminary Data from a Romanian Province
Dan L.Dumitrascu1, Liliana David1, Manfred Singer2

Infliximab Reduces the Number of Activated Mucosal Lymphocytes in Patients with Crohn's Disease
Ivan Ferkolj1, Alojz Ihan2, Saša Markovič1, Zeljka Večerič1, Maja Pohar3

REVIEWS

Rome III: New Standard for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Douglas A Drossman1, Dan L Dumitrascu2

Update in the Diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Radu Tutuian


Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, Treatment
Florin Alexandru Caruntu1,2, Loredana Benea2


Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

Stylianos Germanos1, Stavros Gourgiotis2, Aglaia Stavrothanasopoulou3, Periklis Alepas4, Nikolaos Zampitis5, Aikaterini Panteli6

 

CLINICAL IMAGING

 

The Role of Imaging Methods in Identifying the Causes of Extrahepatic Cholestasis*
Ion Rogoveanu, Dan Ionuţ Gheonea, Adrian Săftoiu, Tudorel Ciurea

Hepatic Perfusion Disorders: Computer-Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ioana G. Lupescu, Mugur Grasu, Razvan Capşa, Alina Pitrop, Serban A.Georgescu

CASE REPORTS

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Used for the Diagnosis of a Retroperitoneal Abscess. A Case Report
Adrian Săftoiu1, Sevastiţa Iordache1, Carmen Popescu2, Tudorel Ciurea1

Spontaneous Splenorenal Shunt in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis and Hypertrophic Caudal Lobe
Đorde Ćulafić1, Mirjana Perišić1, Violeta Vojinović-Ćulafić2, Dragan Sagić3, Mirko Kerkez1

Inferior Mesentericocaval Shunt - an Efficient Therapeutical Alternative in Budd Chiari Syndrome Associated with Portal and Splenic Vein Thrombosis in a Teenager
Lucia Burac1, Constantin Ciuce2, Zeno Spârchez3, Genel Sur1, Cristina Mureşan1, Nicolae Miu1

Perforated GIST of the Small Intestine as a Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen: Surgical Treatment and Adjuvant Therapy. Case Report
Eleni I. Efremidou, Nikolaos Liratzopoulos, Michalis S. Papageorgiou, Konstantinos Romanidis, Konstantinos J. Manolas, Georgios J. Minopoulos

Multiple Peritoneal Hydatid Disease after Rupture of a Multivesicular Hepatic Hydatid Cyst. Case report
Eugen Tarcoveanu, Gabriel Dimofte, Costel Bradea, Felicia Crumpei, Raluca Anton, Radu Moldovanu


PRACTICE OF GASTROENTEROLOGY IN ROMANIA

The Survey on the Practice of Gastroenterology in Romania
Ioan Sporea1, Alina Popescu1, Roxana Şirli1, Viorela Enăchescu2, Alexandra Deleanu1, Eftimie Miuţescu3