EDITORIAL

CAP: a novel era to better quantitate fatty liver?
S. Mueller


IMAGES OF THE ISSUES

Malignancy presenting as multiple lesions in a cirrhotic liver: not always hepatocellular carcinoma
W.M. van der Deure, E.P.J. Lugtenburg, R.S. Dwarkasing, K. Biermann, E.T.T.L. Tjwa

Association between chronic HCV hepatitis, membranoproliferative glomerulopathy and cutaneous sarcoidosis
L. Iliescu, V. Herlea, L. Toma, C. Orban

Cocaine capsules in the colon: the internal concealment of illicit drugs
D. Trabulo, S. Marques, E. Pedroso

Right upper quadrant pain in a young female
N. Renz, M. Baur, F. Stickel

ORIGINAL PAPERS

Prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency in Romanian patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective multicenter study
A. Lupu, M. Diculescu, R. Diaconescu, M. Tantau, A. Tantau, I. Visovan, C. Gheorghe, C. Lupei, L. Gheorghe, Razvan Cerban, Roxana Vadan, Adrian Goldis


Saccharomyces boulardii for the prevention of hospital onset Clostridium difficile infection
E.A. Flatley, A.M. Wilde, M.D. Nailor


Autoimmune liver diseases and antiphospholipid antibodies positivity: a meta-analysis of literature studies
P. Ambrosino, R. Lupoli, G. Spadarella, P. Tarantino, A. Di Minno, L. Tarantino, M.N.D. Di Minno


Diagnostic accuracy of controlled attenuation parameter measured by transient elastography for the non-invasive assessment of liver steatosis: a prospective study
M. Lupsor-Platon, D. Feier, H. Stefănescu, A. Tamas, E. Botan, Z. Sparchez, A. Maniu, R. Badea

Plasma lipidomic fingerprinting to distinguish among hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cirrhosis, and chronic hepatitis C using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: a pilot study
A.M. Passos-Castilho, E. Lo Turco, M. Lúcia Ferraz, C. Matos, I. Silva, E. Parise, E. Pilau, F. Gozzo, C. Granato

Association between portal vein thrombosis and survival of liver transplant recipients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
X. Qi, J. Dai, J. Jia, W. Ren, M. Yang, H. Li, D. Fan, X. Guo

Serum immunoreactive collagen IV detected by monoclonal antibodies as a marker of severe fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Y. Aida, H. Abe, Y. Tomita, T. Nagano, N. Seki, T. Sugita, M. Itagaki, H. Ishiguro, S. Sutoh, Y. Aizawa


Diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)/endoscopic ultrasound - fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) cytology in solid and cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours
V. Mitra, M.K. Nayar, J.S. Leeds, V. Wadehra, B. Haugk, J. Scott, R.M. Charnley, K.W. Oppong

The Lauren classification highlights the role of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in gastric carcinogenesis: an immunohistochemistry study of the STAT3 and adhesion molecules expression
S. Susman, R. Barnoud, F. Bibeau, F. Borini, M. Pocard, C. Tomuleasa, J.C. Sabourin

REVIEWS

The role of colonoscopy in managing diverticular disease of the colon
A. Tursi

A systematic review on drugs absorption modifications after eradication in Helicobacter pylori positive patients undergoing replacement therapy
G. Fiorini, J.M. Bland, E. Hughes, V. Castelli, D. Vaira

CASE REPORTS

Primary biliary cirrhosis - autoimmune hepatitis overlap syndrome associated with dermatomyositis, autoimmune thyroiditis and antiphospholipid syndrome
C. Pamfil, E. Candrea, E. Berki, H.I. Popov, P.I. Radu, S. Rednic


Open biopsy guided by endoscopic ultrasonography from a gastric submucosal tumor growing outside the stomach
Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Noriko Nishiyama, Shintaro Fujihara, Tsutomu Masaki

Gangliocytic paraganglioma: a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding
A. Boeriu, D. Dobru, R. Georgescu, S. Mocan, C. Boeriu

Paroxysmal postprandial atrial fibrilation suppressed by laparoscopic repair of a giant paraesophageal hernia compressing the left atrium
D.A. Cristian, A.S. Constantin, M. Barbu, D. Spătaru, T. Burcoș, F.A. Grama

ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE PANCREATIC PATHOLOGY CORNER

Romanian Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
C. Gheorghe, A. Seicean, A. Saftoiu, M.Tantau, E. Dumitru, M. Jinga, L. Negreanu, B. Mateescu, L. Gheorghe, M. Ciocirlan, C. Cijevschi, G. Constantinescu, S. Dima, M. Diculescu

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The relationship between inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus: a study of relative prevalence in comparison with population controls
H.A. Penny, J.S. Leeds, M. Kurien, A. Averginos, A.D. Hopper, M. Hadjivassiliou, S. Tesfaye, D.S. Sanders

Does anatomical distribution of colorectal polyps show a rightward shift? Analysis of 2,372 colorectal polyps in 1,558 patients from Turkey
S. Boga, A.R. Koksal, H. Alkim, M. Ergun, M. Bayram, A.A. Ozagari, C. Alkim

Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio in Crohn's disease patients predicts sustained response to infliximab 52-week therapy
M.K. Wlodarczyk, A.E. Sobolewska, K. Stec-Michalska, J.J. Fichna, M.E. Wisniewska-Jarosinska

Appendiceal mucocele in ulcerative colitis: a rare association and a crucial preoperative diagnosis
M.Tonolini

Comment to the article Gastric Cat Scratch - an Upper Endoscopy Finding?
T. Akar, G. Dindar , K. Karagözoglu, D. Malkoç, S. Aydemir

Reply
T.M. Carvalho, V.M. Fernandes, J.M. de Freitas