EDITORIAL



Further Insights into the Causes of Thrombocytopenia in Chronic Hepatitis C
Edoardo G. Giannini, Vincenzo Savarino


IMAGES OF THE ISSUE

Gastric Anisakiasis: Do not Forget the Clinical History!
Angelo Zullo, Cesare Hassan, Giuseppe Scaccianoce, Roberto Lorenzetti, Salvatore MA Campo, Sergio Morini

Hepatic Portal Venous Gas
Joris M. Franken, Eelco J. Veen


ORIGINAL PAPERS

NAT2 Polymorphisms and Sporadic Colorectal Cancer Survival
Gelu Osian, Lucia Procopciuc, Liviu Vlad, Cornel Iancu, Paul G Cristea, Teodora Mocan, Lucian Mocan

Risk Factors Predictive of Poor Quality Preparation during Average Risk Colonoscopy Screening: the Importance of Health Literacy
Douglas L. Nguyen, Mark Wieland

The Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adult Population in Romania: a Nationwide Survey 2006 - 2008
Liana Gheorghe, Irma Eva Csiki, Speranta Iacob, Cristian Gheorghe, Gabriela Smira, Loredana Regep

Thrombocytopenia in Chronic Hepatitis C
Mihai Olariu, Cristina Olariu, Dan Olteanu

Nitric Oxide Levels and Sustained Virological Response to Pegylated-Interferon alpha2a plus Ribavirin in Chronic HCV Genotype 4 Hepatitis: a Prospective Study

Mohamed Ibrahim, Wafaey Gomaa, Yehia Ibrahim, Hazem El Hadad, Mohamed Shatat, Ashraf Abdel Aleem, Mohamed Essawy, Yasser M Fouad

How Useful is Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography for the Characterization of Focal Liver Lesions?
Ioan Sporea, Roxana Sirli, Alina Martie, Alina Popescu, Mirela Danila


Prognostic Parameters and Risk Stratification in Intensive Care Patients with Severe Liver Diseases
Sebastian Lehner, Hans Joachim Stemmler, Alexander Mück, Jan Braess, Klaus G. Parhofer

Prevalence of Cholelithiasis in Patients Subjected to Liver Transplantation for Cirrhosis
Julio CU Coelho, Julio Slongo, Andrea Dambroski Silva, Leonardo Dudeque Andriguetto, Eduardo JB Ramos, Marco AR da Costa, Jorge EF Matias



REVIEWS

Worldwide H. pylori Antibiotic Resistance: a Systematic Review

Vincenzo De Francesco, Floriana Giorgio, Cesare Hassan, Gianpiero Manes, Lucy Vannella, Carmine Panella, Enzo Ierardi, Angelo Zullo

An Overview of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Past, Present and Future Directions
Alina Pascale, Raluca Pais, Vlad Ratziu

Review of Abdominal Damage Control and Open Abdomens: Focus on Gastrointestinal Complications
Brian P Smith, Raeanna C Adams, Vijay A Doraiswamy, Vivek Nagaraja, Mark J Seamon, Johathan Wisler, James Cipolla, Rohit Sharma, Charles H Cook, Oliver L Gunter, Stanislaw PA Stawicki



EDUCATION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

QUIZ HQ 59
A rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in a high risk patient
M. Thoufeeq, M. Khalil, G. Abouda, Y. Khiyar, E.A.M. Ali Salim

QUIZ HQ 60
An uncommon association with alcoholic liver disease
A.M. Botianu, A. Frigy, M. Gliga, E. Carasca, D. Dobru



CLINICAL IMAGING

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) for the Evaluation of the Inflammation of the Digestive Tract Wall
Radu Badea, Mihai Socaciu, Lidia Ciobanu, Claudia Hagiu, Adela Golea


CASE REPORTS

Hemorrhagic Colitis as a Presenting Feature of Wegener Granulomatosis
Qi Qian, Lynn Cornell, Vishal Chandan, Robert Hartman, Sean Caples

Portal Cavernoma in a Patient with Crohn's Disease Associated with Factor V Leiden Mutation and Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Eugen Georgescu, Daniela Dumitrescu, Reanina Ionescu

Prolonged Survival after the Surgical Management of a Solitary Malignant Melanoma Lesion within the Pancreas: a Case Report of Curative Resection
Sophocles Lanitis, Nikos Papaioannou, George Sgourakis, Adrienne Seitz, Emmanouil Zacharakis, Constantine Karaliotas

Diffuse Form of Caroli's Disease: Therapeutical Approach in a Female Patient with Recurrent Cholangitis
Cornel Iancu, Raluca Bodea, Terezia Muresan, Dana Iancu, Prabir Boruah, Nadim Al Hajjar


LETTERS

Percutaneous ethanol injection in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: a simple, effective and cheap procedure for percutaneous ablation
A.Giorgio

Impact of duration of hemodialysis on gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with end stage renal failure
V.H.Chong

Failure in wound healing following percutaneous gastrostomy insertion in patients on corticosteroids
P.S. de Silva, I.W.Fellows

Sexually transmitted infection as a cause of proctitis: asking about sexual orientation is more useful in the diagnosis than endoscopy or histology
T. Molnár, K. Farkas, F. Nagy, T.Wittmann

Autonomic dysfunction and risk of cholelithiasis in cirrhosis
P. Mohan, J.Venkataraman

Incidental diagnosis of stromal tumor of the stomach by percutaneous ultrasound-guided biopsy
I. de Sio, A.G. Gravina, A. Federico, G. Cotticelli, F.P. D'Armiento, M. Romano