EDITORIALS

 

Liver biopsy remains the gold standard for evaluation of chronic hepatitis and fibrosis
H.A.Saleh, A.H.Abu-Rashed

Non ominous changes in liver function tests after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
A.A.Saber

The impact of the European Guidelines for sedation by non-anaesthesiologists for gastroenterology practice
J.T.A.Knape

ORIGINAL PAPERS

How to improve the performances in diagnostic colonoscopy?
I.Sporea, A.Popescu, C.Vernic, R.Șirli

PCR-based assessment of the recovery rate of exfoliated colonocytes or cancer cells from fecal samples depends on the storage conditions after defecation
S.Onouchi, H.Matsushita, S.Nomura, T.Minowa, Y.Matsumura

Vascular density and VEGF expression in hepatic lesions
S.V.Brodsky, N.Mendelev, M.Melamed, G.Ramaswamy

Differences in taste between two polyethylene glycol preparations
M.M.Szojda, C.J.J.Mulder, R.J.F.Felt-Bersma

A single-center experience in the management of Altemeier-Klatskin tumors

K.Tsalis, K.Vasiliadis, V.Kalpakidis, E.Christoforidis, A.Avgerinos, D.Botsios, A.Megalopoulos, A.B.Haidich, D.Betsis

Liver enzyme alterations after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
H.Erhan Güven, S.Oral


A comparative study of the transhiatal laparoscopic approach versus laparoscopic gastric mobilisation and right open transthoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer management

E.Benzoni, G.Terrosu, V.Bresadola, Al.Uzzau, S.Intini, L.Noce, C.Cedolini, F.Bresadola, D.De Anna




REVIEWS

The changing epidemiology of viral hepatitis B in Iran
S.M.Alavian , F.Fallahian , K.B.Lankarani

Complications related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes A comprehensive clinical review
S.P.Schrag, R.Sharma, N.P.Jaik, M.J.Seamon, J.J.Lukaszczyk, N.D.Martin, B.A.Hoey, S.P.Stawicki


HELLP syndrome - a multisystemic disorder
D.Mihu, N.Costin, C.M.Mihu, A.Seicean, R.Ciortea

 

Gastroenterology in Romania

ERCP in Romania in 2006; a National Programme seems mandatory
S.Bataga, M.Tanțău, G.Cristian, C.Stanciu, G.Constantinescu, A.Goldiș, M.Străin, D.Eugen, A.Frăticiu, A.Săftoiu, C.J.J.Mulder

 

CASE REPORTS

A case of cystic duct carcinoma treated with surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy: a proposal for new classification
W.C.Kim, D.H.Lee, S.I.Ahn, J.M.Kim

Gastric stromal tumor: A rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding
P.Szanto, A.Barbus, N.Al Hajjar, T.Zaharia, D.Manciula


Acute recurrent pancreatitis curtaining an intraductal papillary mucinous tumor of the pancreas
J.Retter, D.Dinter, C.Bersch, M.V.Singer, M.Löhr

Minimally invasive surgical treatment of morbid obesity in patients with specific comorbidities. A case report
N.Constantea, D.Axente, D.Miclaus, B.Micu, D.Pausan, V.Dudric, F.Jianu, C.Bodolea


CLINICAL IMAGING

Doppler-endosonography with the GF-UE 160 electronic radial echoendoscope - current use and future potential
K.Gottlieb