EDITORIAL



Gallstones and liver disease: an overview
D. Conte, M. Fraquelli, M. Giunta, C. B. Conti


IMAGES OF THE ISSUE

Expulsion of vascular atheroma through aorto-esophageal fistula
S. Bargiggia, F. Parente, G. Rossi, G. Lorenzi

Hanging liver tumor
K. Pavithran, S. Sudhindran

ORIGINAL PAPERS

Histological features of gastric cardia in adults: an autopsy study
Z.M. Stojsic, R.M. Stevanovic, M.M. Stojanovic, A.D. Stanojevic, D.T. Bacetic

Silencing of the MMP-3 gene by siRNA transfection in gastric cancer ags cells
S. Gencer, A. Cebeci, M.B. Irmak-Yazicioglu

Are patients with coeliac disease seeking alternative therapies to a gluten-free diet?
I. Aziz, K.E. Evans, V. Papageorgiou, D.S. Sanders

Capsule endoscopy in patients with cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators - a retrospective multicenter investigation
D. Bandorski, E. Lotterer, D. Hartmann, R. Jakobs, M. Brück, R. Hoeltgen, M. Wieczorek, A. Brock, T. de Rossi, M. Keuchel

The safety of endoscopic ultrasonography-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections without fluoroscopic control: a single tertiary center experience
A. Seicean, R. Stan-Iuga, R. Badea, M. Tantau, T. Mocan, R. Seicean, C. Iancu, O. Pascu

Initial high dose of lamivudine delays the appearance of viral resistance in chronic hepatitis B patients
F. Torre, E.G. Giannini, M. Basso, V. Fazio, V. Savarino, A. Picciotto


How severe is chronic hepatitis with HCV genotype 1b? A study of 1,220 cases on the waiting list for antiviral therapy in Romania
O. Pascu, L. Gheorghe, M. Voiculescu, E. Ceausu, B. Mateescu

A new and simple algorithm for the noninvasive assessment of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients using serum fibrosis markers and transient elastography
H. Stefanescu, M. Grigorescu, M. Lupsor, A. Maniu, D. Crisan, B. Procopet, D. Feier, R. Badea


Characteristics and treatment strategy of hepatic angiomyolipoma: a series of 94 patients collected from four institutions
Z.-G. Chang, J.-M. Zhang, J.-Q. Ying, Y.-P. Ge

REVIEW

The infectious complications of interventional radiology based procedures in gastroenterology and hepatology
D.F. Halpenny, W.C. Torreggiani
CASE REPORTS

Hepatotoxicity by bosentan in a patient with portopulmonary hypertension: a case-report and review of the literature
C. Eriksson, A. Gustavsson, T. Kronvall, C. Tysk


Non-secretory multiple myeloma relapsing as extramedullary liver plasmacytomas
R. Lopes da Silva, A. Monteiro, J. Veiga

Successful endoscopic treatment of an unusual cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding using the OVESCO system
M.H. Strain, D.M. Chisevescu, S. Potopea

Endoscopic submucosal dissection of superficial digestive tumors after evaluation through magnification chromoendoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound with miniprobes. Report of three cases
M. Tantau, A.Tantau, O. Mosteanu, T. Pop, G. Mester, O. Pascu

Herpes simplex virus hepatitis - it's high time we consider empiric treatment
U. Navaneethan, E. Lancaster, P.G.K. Venkatesh, J. Wang, G.W. Neff
LETTERS

Laparoscopic greater curvature plication - a new and safe bariatric procedure
C. Puia, V. Puia

Multiple complicated gallbladder disease
V. Zimmer, J. Raedle, R. Grobholz, A. Massmann, M.K. Schilling, F. Lammert

Fluindione: a francophone oral anticoagulant drug utilized in liver transplant recipients for Budd-Chiari syndrome
F. Panaro, H. Bouyabrine, M. Hamoui, P. Wolf, F. Navarro

Clinical penetrance of C282Y homozygous HFE hemochromatosis in a western Romanian population
A.M. Neghina, A. Anghel, I. Sporea, A. Popescu

Face to face with Crohn's disease: two cases when infliximab works as the best cosmetics
K. Farkas, P. Miheller, Z. Szepes, D. Lippai, T. Wittmann, T. Molnar

Perspective on routine rectal retroflexion during screening colonoscopy; a survey of American gastroenterologists
W.E. Mattar, A.S. Kumar, K.W. Olden.

ERATA

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