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September 2016, Volume 25, Number 3


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Computed tomographic colonography findings in ileocecal tuberculosis
T. Iwano, K. Nagata, A. Mima, T. Egawa, H. Yamashita, H. Saito

Pancreatic cystic lesion with baffling fluid levels of CEA and amylase
M. Schneider, M. Lesurtel, A. Weber

A rare complication of liver hydatid cyst surgery: Budd-Chiari syndrome
R.I. Chira, A. Florea, S. Manole, S. Valean

Cystic pancreatic lesion discovered in the setting of abdominal trauma: a diagnostic challenge
C. Caraiani, M.Tantau, M. Rotaru, A. Pop, I. Rusu, R. Badea

Original Papers
Toll-like receptor 2 signalling and the lysosomal machinery in Barrett’s esophagus
R.E. Verbeek, P.D. Siersema, F.P. Vleggaar, F.J. ten Kate, G. Posthuma, R.F. Souza, J. de Haan, J.W.P.M. van Baal

A novel potassium-competitive acid blocker improves the efficacy of clarithromycin-containing 7-day triple therapy against Helicobacter pylori
H. Noda, S. Noguchi, T. Yoshimine, S. Goji, K. Adachi, Y. Tamura, S. Izawa, M. Ebi, S. Yamamoto, N. Ogasawara, Y. Funaki, M. Sasaki, K. Kasugai

The efficacy of virtual chromoendoscopy in the diagnosis of portal hypertensive gastropathy
A.C. Achim, S.C. Vesa, E. Dumitru

Superiority of a split-dose regimen of sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate (SPMC) in comparison to a prior-day schedule (AM/PM) for colonoscopy preparation. A randomized single-blinded study
C. Schulz, J. Müller, J. Sauter, S. Miehlke, C. Schmöcker, D. Hartmann, P. Malfertheiner, C. Badiola

Should we investigate gastroenterology patients for pancreatic exocrine insufficiency? A dual centre UK study
J.A. Campbell, D.S. Sanders, K.A. Francis, M. Kurien, S. Lee, H. Taha, A. Ramadas, D. Joy, A.D. Hopper

Single nucleotide polymorphisms within the 8Q24 region are not associated with the risk of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas
N. Panic, A. Larghi, R. Amore, R. Pastorino, M. Bulajic, G. Costamagna, S. Boccia

Pre-operative diagnosis of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors with endoscopic ultrasonography and computed tomography in a large series
R. Manta, E. Nardi, N. Pagano, C. Ricci, M. Sica, D. Castellani, H. Bertani, M. Piccoli, B. Mullineris, A. Tringali, F. Marini, U. Germani, V. Villanacci, R. Casadei, M. Mutignani, R. Conigliaro, G. Bassotti, A. Zullo

Body composition changes in patients with chronic hepatitis C
E.C. Barbu, C.E. Chiţu-Tișu, M. Lazăr, C.M. Olariu, D. Olteanu, M. Bojincă, A.O. Abagiu, V. Aramă, D.A. Ion, I.A. Bădărău

Accuracy of the ElastPQ® technique for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C: a “real life” single center study
G. Ferraioli, L. Maiocchi, R. Lissandrin, C. Tinelli, A. De Silvestri, C. Filice, and theLiver Fibrosis Study Group

Prognostic value of metabolic liver function tests: a study on 711 cirrhotic patients
F. Lebossé, O. Guillaud, J. Forestier, M. Ecochard, O. Boillot, S. Roman, F. Mion, J. Dumortier

Analysis of p53 protein expression in hepatocellular carcinoma
F. Graur, L. Furcea, E. Mois, A. Biliuta, A.-T. Rozs, V. Negrean, N. Al Hajjar

Systematic review and meta-analysis
Mucin genes expression in the intestine of Crohn’s disease patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Yaron Niv

Psychological interventions for irritable bowel syndrome
T. Surdea-Blaga, A. Baban, L. Nedelcu, D.L. Dumitrascu

Gastrointestinal side effects of post-transplant therapy
V.C. Lucan, L. Berardinelli

Magnetic nanoparticles for hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis and therapy
B.S. Ungureanu, C.-M. Teodorescu, A. Săftoiu

Case Reports
Serendipity in refractory celiac disease: full recovery of duodenal villi and clinical symptoms after fecal microbiota transfer
Y.H. van Beurden, T. van Gils, N.A. van Gils, Z. Kassam, C.J.J. Mulder, N. Aparicio-Pagés

Non-gastric gastrointestinal xanthomas: case series and literature review
C. Díaz del Arco, Á. Álvarez Sánchez, M.J. Fernández Aceñero

Therapeutic challenges for symptomatic portal cavernoma cholangiopathy
A. Cavași, V. Mercea, O. Anton, I.C. Puia

Multimodal therapy including Yttrium-90 radioembolization as a bridging therapy to liver transplantation for a huge and locally advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
M.Rayar, G.B. Levi Sandri, P. Houssel-Debry, C. Camus, L. Sulpice, K. Boudjema

A potential impact of Helicobacter pylori infection on minimal hepatic encephalopathy pathobiology
J. Kountouras, S.A. Polyzos, E. Gavalas, M. Boziki, P. Katsinelos, C. Zeglinas, E. Vardaka, C. Kountouras,
I. Venizelos, S. Anastasiadis, G. Deretzi

C. Schulz, K. Schütte, P.Malfertheiner

Feasibility of volumetric laser endomicroscopy in Barrett’s esophagus with dysplasia and in post-ablation surveillance
T. Benjamin, S. Shakya, P.N. Thota

Occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma 13 years after successful antiviral treatment for HCV infection
C. Puoti, G. Lanzetta, E. Scotti

Mesalazine in preventing acute diverticulitis occurrence: a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
A. Tursi, M. Picchio

Henoch Schonlein purpura and Clostridium difficile infection: a hematologist‘s point of view
D. Dima, C. Tomuleasa, M. Zdrenghea

C. Cojocariu, C. Stanciu, A. Trifan

In Memoriam. Mihai Voiculescu