EDITORIAL


JGLD has got its first impact factor
M. Acalovschi

Is the future of Romanian gastroenterology training bright?
C.J.J. Mulder



IMAGES OF THE ISSUE

Incarcerated umbilical hernia after large volume paracentesis for refractory ascites
C.K. Triantos, I. Kehagias, V. Nikolopoulou, A.K. Burroughs

 

ORIGINAL PAPERS

Alkaline reflux esophagitis in patients with total gastrectomy and Roux en Y esojejunostomy
D. Matei, R. Dadu, R. Prundus, I. Danci, L. Ciobanu, T. Mocan, C. Bocsan, R. Zaharie, A. Serban, M. Tantau, C. Iancu, I. Alexandru, N. Al-Hajjar, V. Andreica

Association of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
M. Rogha, B. Behravesh, Z. Pourmoghaddas

Faecal lactoferrin, capsule endoscopy and Crohn's disease. Is there a three way relationship? A pilot study
R. Sidhu, D.S. Sanders, P. Wilson, L. Foye, S. Morley. M.E. McAlindon

Outcome of antiviral treatment in patients with chronic genotype 1 HCV hepatitis. A retrospective study in 507 patients
I. Sporea, R. Sirli, M. Curescu, L. Gheorghe, A. Popescu, S. Bota, S. Iacob

Effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines on the production of soluble fractalkine and ADAM17 by HepG2 cells
S.L. Turner, D. Mangnall, N.C. Bird, M.E. Blair-Zajdel, R.A.D. Bunning

Analysis of the common vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor 1 polymorphism in gallstone patients

M. Krawczyk, M. Rusticeanu, F. Grünhage, M. Mahler, P. Portincasa, M. Acalovschi, F. Lammert

Prevalence of gastroparesis in type 1 diabetes mellitus and its relationship to dyspeptic symptoms
C. Sfarti, A. Trifan, C. Hutanasu, C. Cojocariu, A.M. Singeap, C. Stanciu


Survival and quality of life of cholangiocarcinoma patients: a prospective study over a 4 year period
F. Mihalache, M. Tantau, B. Diaconu, M. Acalovschi

 

REVIEWS


Dosing 6-thioguanine in inflammatory bowel disease: expert-based guidelines for daily practice
M.L. Seinen, D.P. van Asseldonk, C.J.J Mulder, N.K.H. de Boer

Cyclic antibiotic therapy for diverticular disease: a critical reappraisal
A. Zullo, C. Hassan, G. Maconi, G. Manes, G. Tammaro, V. De Francesco, B. Annibale, L. Ficano, L. Buri, G. Gatto, R. Lorenzetti, S.M. Campo, E. Ierardi, F. Pace, S. Morini

Clostridium difficile infection and liver disease
S. Musa, C. Moran, T. Rahman


EDUCATION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

WGO global guideline. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): a global perspective
P. Ferenci, M. Fried, D. Labrecque, J. Bruix, M. Sherman, M. Omata, J. Heathcote, T. Piratsivuth, M. Kew, J.A. Otegbayo, S.S. Zheng, S. Sarin, S. Hamid, S.B. Modawi, W. Fleig, S. Fedail, A. Thomson, A. Khan, P. Malfertheiner, G. Lau, F.J. Carillo, J. Krabshuis, A. Le Mair

QUIZ HQ 58
Walled off cecal mass: an unusual case with an unusual presentation
R. Kibria, F. Ashraf, S.A. Ali, C.J. Barde


CASE REPORTS

An unusual cause of dysphagia: esophageal tuberculosis
T.M. Welzel, T. Kawan, W. Bohle, G.M. Richter, A. Bosse, W.G. Zoller

Incomplete deployment of an expandable metallic stent in a patient with esophageal malignant stenosis
G. Dimofte, R. Moldovanu, F. Crumpei, O. Grigoras, E. Tarcoveanu

Rapid recovery of a rectovaginal fistula with infliximab in a patient with Crohn's disease
C. Hagiu, R. Badea, A. Serban, S. Petrar, V. Andreica

Acute spontaneous chylous peritonitis: report of a case
I. Mishin, G. Ghidirim, M. Vozian


LETTERS

Ranitidine induced hepatitis
T.H. Lee, K.J. Vega, J.G. El Khoury

More on serum markers of liver fibrosis: are they still clinically limited?
P. Vajro

Reply
H. Parsian

Is it untrue that ultrasonography guidance is superior to the blind method for liver biopsy?
E. Zerem, N. Salkic, P. Jovanovic

Reply
Z.A. Cetinkaya, M. Sezikli, F. Guzelbulut, Y.Z. Benek, S. Ozkara, Y. Gokden, B. Yasar, O.O. Kurdas

Primary neuroendocrine tumor of the extrahepatic biliary tree mimicking Klatskin tumor
K. Tsalis, G. Vrakas, T. Geroukis, A. Cheva, G.N. Roidos, C. Lazarides

Emergence of Crohn's disease in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, during treatment with etanercept: a causal link or a mere coincidence?
K.A. Oikonomou, A.N. Kapsoritakis, F.D. Tsiopoulos, A.N. Tsikouras, S. Potamianos