IMAGES OF THE ISSUE

Purtscher's-like retinopathy - a rare complication of acute pancreatitis
I. Ciortescu, D. Cozma, B. Epure, L. Epifanov, V. Drug, M. Stan

Solitary necrotic nodule of the liver
K. Deniz, T. Artiș, F. Tekelioglu, S. Özcan


Colonic angiodysplasia with adenomatous epithelial foci
A. Federico, P. Esposito, A.G. Gravina, L. Martorelli, G. Esposito, M. Romano

An unusual presentation of enterolithiasis
K. Shetty, A. Sridhar

ORIGINAL PAPERS

Performance of routine Helicobacter pylori tests in patients with atrophic gastritis
A. Sudraba, I. Daugule, D. Rudzite, K. Funka, I. Tolmanis, L. Engstrand, D. Janciauskas, L. Jonaitis, G. Kiudelis, L. Kupcinskas, A. Ivanauskas, M. Leja

Long-term outcome of patients with distal ulcerative colitis and inflammation of the appendiceal orifice
J.E. Naves, V. Lorenzo-Zúniga, L. Marín, M. Manosa, B. Oller, V. Moreno, Y. Zabana, J. Boix, E. Cabré, E. Domenech

Response to first intravenous steroid therapy determines the subsequent risk of colectomy in ulcerative colitis patients
T. Molnár, K. Farkas, T. Nyári, Z. Szepes, F. Nagy, T. Wittmann

Tumour necrosis factor-alpha expression in segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis down-regulates after treatment
A. Tursi, W. Elisei, G. Brandimarte, G.M. Giorgetti, C.D. Inchingolo, R. Nenna, E. Ierardi


Interleukin-16 (IL-16) gene polymorphisms in Iranian patients with colorectal cancer
P. Azimzadeh, S. Romani, S.R. Mohebbi, S. Kazemian, M. Vahedi, S. Almasi, S.R. Fatemi, M.R. Zali

Weight-based dosing regimen of Peg-interferon α-2b for chronic hepatitis delta: a multicenter Romanian trial
L. Gheorghe, S. Iacob, I. Simionov, R. Vadan, I. Constantinescu, F. Caruntu, I. Sporea, M. Grigorescu


Use of elderly donors for liver transplantation: has the limit been reached?
Q. Lai, F. Melandro, G.B. Levi Sandri, G. Mennini, S. Ginanni Corradini, M. Merli, P.B. Berloco, M. Rossi

Clinicopathological correlations of nestin expression in surgically resectable pancreatic cancer including an analysis of perineural invasion
J. Lenz, P. Karasek, J. Jarkovsky, K. Muckova, P. Dite, Z. Kala, R. Veselska, M. Hermanova

REVIEWS

Hepatitis C virus infection and genetic susceptibility to therapy
B. Sibbing, J. Nattermann


Endoscopic ultrasound: current role and future perspectives in managing rectal cancer patients
E.T. Cârțână, D. Pârvu, A. Săftoiu

Combined cardiac surgery and liver transplantation: three decades of worldwide results
A. Giakoustidis, T.P. Cherian, N. Antoniadis, D. Giakoustidis

CLINICAL IMAGING

Endomicroscopy for assessing mucosal healing in patients with ulcerative colitis
C. Gheorghe, B. Cotruta, R. Iacob, G. Becheanu, M. Dumbrava, L. Gheorghe

CASE REPORTS

Small cell carcinoma: an unusual location in a young healthy female
S. Lichtenstein, N.E. Albert, A. Muchnik, M. Abraham

Esophageal xanthoma - report of two new cases and review of the literature
G. Becheanu, M. Dumbrava, T. Arbanas, M. Diculescu, N. Hoyeau-Idrissi, J-F. Fléjou

Gastric ulcer bleeding from a variant left gastric artery accompanied by congenital absence of the splenic artery successfully treated with coil embolization: a case report and review of the literature
M. Namikawa, S. Kakizaki, S. Takakusaki, S. Saito, Y. Yata, M. Mori

Well-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma mimicking an echinococcus cyst of the liver in CT - MRI findings with hepatocyte specific contrast material
M. Krohn, C. Grieser, W. Weichert, A. Pascher, T. Denecke

LETTERS

ALDH as a tumor marker for pancreatic cancer
C. Tomuleasa, O. Moșteanu, S. Șușman, V. Cristea

Authors's reply
W. Jelski, E. Kutylowska, M. Laniewska-Dunaj, M. Szmitkowski

Antiviral treatment for HCV-related cirrhosis: Is the effort worth it ?
F. Ji, Z. Li, H. Deng

Authors' reply
S. Bota, I. Sporea, R. Șirli