EDITORIAL


 

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy for the molecular diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: shifting treatment option
A. Săftoiu


ORIGINAL PAPERS

Concordance of genetic and breath tests for lactose intolerance in a tertiary referral centre

M. Krawczyk, M. Wolska, S. Schwartz, F. Gruenhage, B. Terjung, P. Portincasa, T. Sauerbruch,, F. Lammert

Diagnostic accuracy of IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase in patients suspected of having coeliac disease in Iran
M. H. Emami, S. Karimi, S. Kouhestani, M. Hashemi, H. Taheri

Metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and adiponectin level in patients with chronic hepatitis C
M. Grigorescu, C. Radu, D. Crișan, M. D. Grigorescu, A. Șerban, D. Neculoiu, M. Rusu, M. Acalovschi

Analysis of histopathological changes that influence liver stiffness in chronic hepatitis C. Results from a cohort of 324 patients
M. Lupșor, R. Badea, H. Ștefănescu, M. Grigorescu, Z. Sparchez, A. Șerban, H. Branda, S. Iancu, A. Maniu

Pegylated interferon α-2a and ribavirin combination therapy in HCV liver transplant recipients. Experience of 7 cases

S. Iacob, L. Gheorghe, D. Hrehoret, G. Becheanu, V. Herlea, I. Popescu

18F-FDG positron emission tomography CT (FDG PET-CT) in the management of pancreatic cancer: initial experience in 12 patients
M. W. Saif, D. Cornfeld, H. Modarresifar, B. Ojha


The culture site of the gallbladder affects recovery of bacteria in symptomatic cholelithiasis

E. N. Manolis, D. K. Filippou, V. P. Papadopoulos, I. Kaklamanos, T. Katostaras, E. Christianakis, G. Bonatsos, A. Tsakris

Two stage endoscopic approach for management of choledocholithiasis during pregnancy
S. S. Sharma, S. Maharshi


REVIEWS

Noninvasive biomarkers for the screening of fibrosis, steatosis and steatohepatitis in patients with metabolic risk factors: FibroTest-FibroMaxTM experience
M. Munteanu, V. Ratziu, R. Morra, D. Messous, F. Imbert-Bismut, T. Poynard


Neuroendocrine deregulation of food intake, adipose tissue and the gastrointestinal system in obesity and metabolic syndrome

G. Garruti, S. Cotecchia, F. Giampetruzzi, F. Giorgino, R. Giorgino


EDUCATION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

A rare cause of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
A. Petria, I. Simionov, G. Becheanu, L. Gheorghe

An uncommon abdominal mass
M. Arroud, K. Demni, M. A. Afifi, M. Hida, Y. Boubdallah


CASE REPORTS

Hepatobiliary cystadenoma: a report of two cases
F. C. Yu, J. H. Chen, K.C. Yang, C. C. Wu, Y. Y. Chou

Primary MALT lymphoma of the gallbladder. Case report
M. Koshy, F. Zhao, M. C. Garofalo

Prolonged treatment with interferon alpha and peginterferon induces rheumatoid artrhitis syndrome and erythema nodosum
C. Ionescu, L. Micu, I. Constantinescu, M. Hortopan, C. Ursaciuc, M. Voiculescu


Synchronous occurrence of advanced adenocarcinoma with a stromal tumor in the stomach: a case report
N. S. Salemis, S. Gourgiotis, E. Tsiambas, A. Karameris, E. Tsohataridis


CLINICAL IMAGING

Intraductal ultrasonography for the assessment of preoperative biliary and pancreatic strictures
M. Tantau, T. Pop, R. Badea, Z. Spirchez, O. Mosteanu, A. Tantau

Spiral computed tomography and magnetic resonance angiography evaluation in Budd Chiari syndrome

I. G. Lupescu, C. Dobromir, G. A. Popa, L. Gheorghe, S. A. Georgescu


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Prevalence of viral hepatitis in hemodialysis patients in Tehran, Iran
M. N. Toosi, F. Larti, S. Seifei, L. Abdollahi

Acute pancreatitis after early termination of brucellosis antibiotic therapy
F. Rombola, S. N. Bertuccio

Shoulder pain as the first sign of a hepatic fibrolamellar carcinoma in a young man
F. M. Moghadam, G. H. Bahremand, A. Vejdani

Prophylactic endoscopic band ligation of esophageal varices during pregnancy
G. Ghidirim, I. Mishin, A. Dolghii, A. Lupashcu

Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in patients with prostate cancer
I. Coman, N. Crișan, A. Marian, D. Crișan, N. Hâncu

Ectopic openings of the bilio-pancreatic ducts in the stomach in an elderly case presenting with choledocholithiasis and acute cholangitis
K. Hekimoglu, Y. Ustundag, U. Saritas