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June 2016, Volume 25, Number 2


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Images of the Issue
A large abdominal osteosarcoma
M. Rimbas, F. Attili, F. Inzani, A. Larghi

Gastric adenocarcinoma on incidental upper GI endoscopy
P. Akabah, S. Mocan, D. Dobru

Ménétrier’s disease: a rare entity which mimicks gastric cancer
I. Bancila, I. Popescu, V. Herlea, G. Becheanu, M. Dumbrava, C. Gheorghe

Original Papers
The effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on the gastrointestinal microbiota in patients with duodenal ulcer
L. Li, X. Zhou, S. Xiao, F. Ye, G. Zhang

Two-week triple therapy with either standard or high-dose esomeprazole for first-line H. Pylori eradication
V. De Francesco, L. Ridola, C. Hassan, A. Bellesia, D. Alvaro, D. Vaira, A. Zullo

Curcumin and fennel essential oil improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
P. Portincasa, L. Bonfrate, M.L. Scribano, A. Kohn, N. Caporaso, D. Festi, M.C. Campanale, T. Di Rienzo,
M. Guarino, M. Taddia, M.V. Fogli, M. Grimaldi, A. Gasbarrini

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Andrea Fialho, A. Fialho, P. Thota, A.J. McCullough, B. Shen

Liver stiffness evaluation by transient elastography in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with ultrasound-proven steatosis
I. Sporea, R. Mare, R. Lupușoru, A. Sima, R. Șirli, A. Popescu, R. Timar

Effect of short-term vitamin D correction on hepatic steatosis as quantified by controlled attenuation parameter (CAP)
I. Papapostoli, F. Lammert, C.S. Stokes

Real-life perception and practice patterns of NAFLD/NASH in Romania: results of a survey completed by 102 board-certified gastroenterologists
S. Iacob, C. Ester, M. Lita, V. Ratziu, L. Gheorghe

Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy
C. Schulz, K. Schütte, N. Reisener, J. Voss, P. Malfertheiner

High risk of infection during triple therapy with first-generation protease inhibitors: a nationwide
cohort study
F.A.C. Berden, I.M.J.M. van Zwietering, R. Maan, R.J. de Knegt, W. Kievit, J.P.H. Drenth

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound: a simple and effective tool in defining a rapid diagnostic work-up for small nodules detected in cirrhotic patients during surveillance
A. Giorgio, L. Montesarchio, P. Gatti, F. Amendola, P. Matteucci, B. Santoro, M.G. Merola, F. Merola,
C. Coppola, V. Giorgio

Performance of the standard 22G needle for endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue core biopsy in pancreatic cancer
A. Seicean, M. Gheorghiu, T. Zaharia, T. Calinici, A. Samarghitan, B. Marcus, S. Cainap, R. Seicean

Pancreatic cancer: multicenter prospective data collection and analysis by the Hungarian pancreatic study group
G. Lakatos, A. Balázs, B. Kui, S. Gódi, Á. Szücs, A. Szentesi, Z. Szentkereszty, R. Szmola, D. Kelemen, R. Papp,
Á. Vincze, J. Czimmer, G. Pár, J. Bajor, I. Szabó, F. Izbéki, A. Halász, L. Leindler, G. Farkas Jr., T. Takács,
L. Czakó, Z. Szepes, P. Hegyi, Z. Kahán

Thyroid disturbance in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Y. Shen, X.L. Wang, J.P. Xie, J.G. Shao, Y.H. Lu, S. Zhang, G. Qin

Case Reports
Immunoglobulin a vasculitis complicated with Clostridium difficile infection: a rare case report and brief review of the literature
C. Cojocariu, C. Stanciu, C. Ancuta, M. Danciu, S. Chiriac, A. Trifan

Pancreatic lymphoepithelial cyst showing multiple floating ball-like appearances
H. Matsubayashi, Y. Aikawa, T. Sugiura, K. Sasaki, K. Hotta, H. Ono

Laparoscopic transgastric versus endoscopic drainage of a large pancreatic pseudocyst. A case report
M. Beuran, I. Negoi, F. Catena, M. Sartelli, S. Hostiuc, S. Paun

Treatment of malignant esophageal fistulas: fluoroscopic placement of esophageal SEMS, endoscopically-assisted through surgical gastrostomy. A case report
G. Constantinescu, V. Şandru, M. Ilie, C. Nedelcu, R. Tincu, B. Popa

Complete and sustained off-therapy response to sorafenib in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
M. Maida, F.S. Macaluso, F. Valenza, R. Virdone

Calendar of Events
The association of hepatocellular carcinoma with hepatitis C virus and its genotypes in Montenegrin patients
D. Terzic, N. Svirtlih

Influence of MDR1 C3435T, CYP2C19*2 and CYP2C19*3 gene polymorphisms and clinical characteristics on the severity of gastric lesions: a case-control study
A. Negovan, M. Iancu, V. Moldovan, M. Pantea, K. Sarkany, S. Bataga, L. Cozlea, S. Mocan, C. Banescu

Tuberculin skin test and Quantiferon TB Gold in Romanian BCG vaccinated, immunosuppressed patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease: a comparison with a Hungarian cohort
C.M. Preda, L.E. Fulger, C. Gheorghe, L. Gheorghe, M. Manuc, L. Negreanu, C. Meianu, B.I. Slavulete,
M.M. Diculescu

NUDT15: a novel player in thiopurine metabolism
B. Meijer, C.J.J. Mulder, N.K.H. de Boer