EDITORIAL


Looking for New Features to Improve Accuracy of EUS Lymph Node Criteria
Enrique Vazquez-Sequeiros

Jews and Infl ammatory Bowel Diseases
Ahmed M. El-Tawil


Prophylaxis of Hepatitis B Virus Recurrence after Liver Transplantation
Gianni Testino, Paolo Borro, Alessandro Sumberaz


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IMAGE OF THE ISSUE

Diphyllobothrium latum identified by capsule endoscopy - an unusual cause of iron-deficiency anemia
C.Stanciu, A.Trifan, A.M. Singeap, C.Sfarti, C.Cojocariu, M.Luca

 

ORIGINAL PAPERS

Investigation of the SPINK1 N34S Mutation in Romanian Patients with Alcoholic Chronic Pancreatitis. A Clinical Analysis Based on the Criteria of the M-ANNHEIM Classification
Bridusa L. Diaconu, Lidia Ciobanu, Teodora Mocan, Roland H. Pfützer, Marius P. Scafaru, Monica Acalovschi, Manfred V. Singer, Alexander Schneider

Obesity and Functional Constipation; a Community-Based Study in Iran
Mohamad Amin Pourhoseingholi, Seyed Ali Kaboli, Asma Pourhoseingholi, Bijan Moghimi-Dehkordi, Azadeh Safaee, Babak Khoshkrood Mansoori, Manijeh Habibi, Mohammad Reza Zali

Clinical Features of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease in Turkey
Yasemin Ozin, Mesut Zeki Yalin Kilic, Isilay Nadir, Basak Cakal, Selcuk Disibeyaz, Mehmet Arhan, Ulku Dagli, Bilge Tunc, Aysel Ulker, Burhan Sahin

Activated Liver Stellate Cells in Chronic Viral C Hepatitis: Histopathological and Immunohistochemical Study

Nada R Tomanovic, Ivan V Boricic, Dimitrije C Brasanac, Zorica M Stojsic, Dragan S Delic, Branko J Brmbolic

Histopathologic Outcome of Neoadjuvant Image-Guided Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Horia L. Marin, E. Elizabeth Furth, Kim Olthoff, Abraham Shaked, Michael C. Soulen


Endosonographic Surveillance of Small Gastrointestinal Tumors Originating from Muscularis Propria

Ka-Ho Lok, Lawrence Lai, Hak-Lim Yiu, Ming-Leung Szeto, Siu-Kee Leung


Irregular Echogenic Foci Representing Coagulation Necrosis: a Useful but Perhaps Under-Recognized EUS Echo Feature of Malignant Lymph Node Invasion
Manoop S. Bhutani, Adrian Saftoiu, Charles Chaya, Parantap Gupta, Avi B. Markowitz, Maurice Willis, Ivan Kessel, Gulshan Sharma, Joseph B. Zwischenberger

Evaluation of Guide Wire Cannulation Technique in Elderly Patients with Choledocholithiasis
George Kouklakis, Anthia Gatopoulou, Nikolaos Lirantzopoulos, Eleni Efraimidou, Konstantinos Manolas


Staging Laparoscopy in Gastric Cancer. Accuracy and Impact on Therapy

Valentin Muntean, Anca Mihailov, Cornel Iancu, Razvan Toganel, Ovidiu Fabian, Iacob Domsa, Maximilian Vlad Muntean

Prognostic Factors of Liver Injury in Polytraumatic Patients. Results from 895 Severe Abdominal Trauma Cases
Matthias Heuer, Georg Taeger, Gernot M. Kaiser, Dieter Nast-Kolb, Christian A. Kuehne, Steffen Ruchholtz, Rolf Lefering, Andreas Paul, Sven Lendemans, The Trauma Registry of the DGU

 

EDUCATION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Assessing gastrointestinal symptoms and perception, quality of life, motility, and autonomic neuropathy in clinical studies
P. Portincasa, A. Maggipinto, M. Berardino, L. Bonfrate, S. Costin, O. Todarello, G. Palasciano, D.Q.-H. Wang, D.L. Dumitrascu

Quiz HQ 51. An interesting ca(u)se of small bowel obstruction
R. Durai, L. Chua, J. Jacomb-Hood, J. Linsell

Quiz HQ 52. Electroincision of anastomotic stricture after curative resection for gastric cancer
C. Gheorghe

 

CASE REPORTS

Mitochondrial Alterations in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Pediatric Case Description of Three Submitted Sequential Biopsies
Gustavo Henrique Da Silva, Kunie Iabuki Rabello Coelho, Cláudio Antônio Rabello Coelho, Cecilia Amélia Fazzio Escanhoela


Pancreatic Somatostatinoma Manifested as Severe Hypoglycemia
Xiaosheng He, Jianping Wang, Xiaojian Wu, Liang Kang, Ping Lan

Hepatic Morphopathologic Findings of Lead Poisoning in a Drug Addict: a Case Report
Joanne Verheij, Jens Voortman, Carin M.J. van Nieuwkerk, S Vijay A Jarbandhan, Chris JJ Mulder, Elisabeth Bloemena

Heterotopic Mesenteric Ossification After Gastrectomy for Watermelon Stomach
Konstantinos Vlachos, Fotios Archontovasilis, Andreas Karameris, Evaggelos Tsiambas, Emmanuel Lagoudiannakis, Andreas Manouras

 

CASE SERIES

Amiodarone Induced Liver Cirrhosis. Report of two cases
Muslim Atiq, Jeremy C. Davis, Laura W Lamps, Susan S. Beland, James E. Rose

 

CLINICAL IMAGING

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of the Pancreas -a Method Beyond its Potential or a New Diagnostic Standard?
Radu Badea, Andrada Seicean, Brindusa Diaconu, Roxana Stan-Iuga, Zeno Sparchez, Marcel Tantau, Mihai Socaciu

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in Assessing Therapeutic Response in Ablative Treatments of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Zeno Sparchez, Pompilia Radu, Ofelia Anton, Mihai Socaciu, Radu Badea

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with more than one histologic type of epithelium
R. Chetty

Perihepatic adipose tissue thickness
T. Riley

Plasmodium falciparum and hepatitis B virus co-infection - a rare cause of acute hepatitis
R. Roop Rai, P. Jain

Gallstone ileus as first presentation of a gallbladder carcinoma
J. Heemskerk, S.W. Nienhuijs

Hepatocellular carcinoma in membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava - a causal or a casual presentation
P. Mohan, R. Sukumar, R. Surendran, C. Sathyabhama, V. Jayanthi

Acute non-typhoid Salmonella mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic aorta
E.-J. M. van Geenen, T.C.M.A Schreuder, C.J.M. van Nieuwkerk , C.J.J. Mulder

Pegylated interferon/ribavirin-induced sudden sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with chronic hepatitis C
O. Atug, H. Akin,Y. Yilmaz, M. Sari, N. Tozun

Metastasis of ulcerative colitis in peristomal skin - an extremely rare case
I. Ahmed, A. Koulaouzidis, J. Iqbal, T. Wardle

Magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging or confocal laser endomicroscopy for in vivo rapid diagnostic of Barrett's esophagus
B. Cotruta, C. Gheorghe, I. Bancila

The role of chromogranin A in irritable bowel syndrome
T. Hausken