EDITORIALS


Studying inflammatory bowel disease in the global laboratory
D.B. Sachar

Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging: a new technology for the noninvasive

L. Castera


ORIGINAL PAPERS

Irritable bowel syndrome: a population based study
B. Khoshkrood-Mansoori, M. A. Pourhoseingholi, A. Safaee, B. Moghimi-Dehkordi, B. Sedigh-Tonekaboni, A. Pourhoseingholi, M. Habibi, M.R. Zali

Amiodarone hepatotoxicity in the context of the metabolic syndrome and right-sided heart failure
W. Mattar, B. Juliar, I. Gradus-Pizlo, P.Y. Kwo

Efficacy and safety of peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients
F.A. Căruntu, A. Streinu-Cercel, L.S. Gheorghe, M. Grigorescu, I. Sporea, C. Stanciu, D. Andronescu, F. Voinea, M. Diculescu, A. Oproiu, R. Voiosu

The long-term evolution of chronic hepatitis B acquired in childhood
R.M. Manzat Saplacan, P.A. Mircea, S.D. Valean, N. Miu, L. Burac, C. Valean, M. Nanulescu

Real time elastography - a non-invasive diagnostic method of small hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis

L. Gheorghe, S. Iacob, R. Iacob, M. Dumbrava, G. Becheanu, V. Herlea, C. Gheorghe,I. Lupescu, I. Popescu

Segmental liver resection for colorectal metastases
D.V. Kostov, G.L. Kobakov


C677T  and A1298C mutations in the MTHFR gene and survival in colorectal cancer

G. Osian, L. Procopciuc, L. Vlad, C. Iancu, T. Mocan, L. Mocan

Staging laparoscopy in digestive cancers
V. Muntean, T. Oniu, C. Lungoci, O. Fabian, D. Munteanu, G. Molnar, V. Bintintan

 

EDUCATION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Excellent enteric explorers
M.P. Somford, G.M.H. Marres, G.P. van der Schelling

Quiz HQ54.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the detection and assessment of treatment efficacy in focal liver lesions
L. Gheorghe, A. Carabelea, R. Vadan, G. Bechean

 

CASE REPORTS

Multiple synchronous granular cell tumors involving the colon, appendix and mesentery: a case report and review of the literature

H. Saleh, M. El-Fakharany, M. Frankle

Asymptomatic brain finding results on MRI in a patient with Crohn's disease: a case report
G. Kouklakis, A. Babali, A. Gatopoulou, N. Lirantzopoulos, E. Efremidou, K. Vathikolias

Pancreatic hamartoma and SAPHO syndrome: a case report
D. Sampelean, M. Adam, V. Muntean, B. Hanescu, I. Domsa

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the liver
S. Naik, W. Waris, L. Carmosino, A. Mehrishi, M.W. Saif

 

CASE SERIES

Two cases of non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis developing from simple fatty liver
S.R. Kim, T. Nakajima, K. Ando, K. Mita, K. Fukuda


Dental white spots associated with gastro-esophageal reflux in orthodontic and orthognathic surgery patients
C. Corega, M. Baciut, L. Vaida, M.A.Corega, G. Baciut

 

IMAGE OF THE ISSUE

Stomal varices: a rare cause of severe bleeding in portal hypertension
J. Nunes, P. Alexandrino, R. Tato Marinho

 

CLINICAL IMAGING

Tridimensional (3D) endoscopic ultrasound - a pictorial review
A. Saftoiu, D.I. Gheonea

 

LETTERS

1H NMR spectroscopic study of blood serum for the assessment of liver function in liver transplant patients
P. Goldsmith, K. Raj Prasad, N. Ahmad, J. Fisher

Reply
P. Tripathi, L. Bala, R. Saxena, S.K. Yachha, R. Roy, C.L. Khetrapal

The diagnostic yield of gastrointestinal investigations also depends on criteria for iron deficiency anaemia
O.M.P. Jolobe

Brown colon (melanosis coli) harbouring pale tumors (adenocarcinoma and an adenomatous polyp)
G. Puppa, R. Colombari

Splenic marginal zone lymphoma in a patient with chronic hepatitis B
Leonidas Christou, Georgios Kalambokis, Maria Bai, Sevasti Kamina, Epameinondas V. Tsianos

Acute pancreatitis during pegylated interferon therapy in a patient with chronic hepatitis B
Rodolph K. Vignon1, Hassan Seddik1, F. Rouibaa, H. En-Nouali, N. Kabbaj, A. Benkirane

A tough case to swallow: esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis
N.K.H. de Boer, J.H.C. Peters, J.Ph. Kuyvenhoven

Helicobacter pylori infection and correlation with upper gastrointestinal pathologies: an eleven-year trend
V.H. Chong, P.U. Telisinghe, A. Jalihal

Giant malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor presenting as an intraabdominal abscess
G. Altaca, E. Demiralay, S.A. Kalayci, A.A. Hobek, H. Karakayali, M. Haberal