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September 2017, Volume 26, Number 3


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Images of the Issue
Giardia duodenalis associated with intestinal metaplasia of the stomach
C. Gheorghe, B. Cotruta, G. Becheanu, M. Dumbrava, S. Verban

Intrahepatic pancreatic pseudocyst: a rare complication of pancreatitis
P.J. Edmonds, J.P. Arroyo, A. Morales, R.M. Brown, E.W. Ely

Jejunal mucinous cystadenoma in ectopic pancreatic tissue: a first observation
A. Litchinko, F. Cherbanyk, P. Rosskopfova, S.A. Blant, O. Martinet

Identifying a mucinous neoplasm utilizing confocal laser endomicroscopy: branch-duct gastric type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
A.K. Kamboj, R.M. Modi, D.L. Conwell, S.G. Krishna

Original Papers
Bismuth-based quadruple therapy following H. pylori eradication failures: a multicenter study in clinical practice
A. Zullo, V. De Francesco, A. Bellesia, R. Vassallo, A. D’Angelo, G.Scaccianoce, R. Sacco, G. Bresci, A. Eramo, A. Tanzilli, L. Ridola, D. Alvaro, C. Londoni, G. Brambilla, R. Manta, A. Di Ciaula, P. Portincasa

Association of microRNA polymorphisms with the risk of gastric cancer in a Romanian population
I. Rogoveanu, F. Burada, M.G. Cucu, C.C. Vere, M. Ioana, R.A. Cîmpeanu

Effectiveness and safety of golimumab in treating outpatient ulcerative colitis: a real-life prospective, multicentre, observational study in primary inflammatory bowel diseases centers
A. Tursi, L. Allegretta, N. Buccianti, N. Della Valle, W. Elisei, G. Forti, R. Faggiani, S. Gallina, Y. Hadad, T. Larussa, A. Lauria, F. Luzza, R. Lorenzetti, G. Mocci, A. Penna, N. Polimeni, G. Pranzo, C. Ricciardelli, C. Zampaletta, M. Picchio

Genetic risk factors for autoimmune thyroid disease might affect the susceptibility to and modulate the progression of primary biliary cholangitis
A. Kuś, M. Arłukowicz-Grabowska, K. Szymański, E. Wunsch, M. Milkiewicz, R. Płoski, Z. Shums, G.L. Norman, P. Milkiewicz, T. Bednarczuk, M. Krawczyk

Molecular biomarkers as predictors for biliary complications following liver transplantation. A prospective study
B. Dorobantu, I. Popescu, S. Dima, A. Nastase, S. Iacob

Endocan serum levels in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study
M. Dallio, M. Masarone, G.G. Caprio, R. Di Sarno, C. Tuccillo, F.C. Sasso, M. Persico, C. Loguercio, A.Federico

Serum concentrations of Th17-associated interleukins and autoimmune phenomena are associated with the degree of liver damage in alcoholic liver disease
A. Parfieniuk-Kowerda, M. Swiderska, T. Szulzyk, J. Jaroszewicz, T.W. Lapinski, R. Flisiak

Real-life use of 3 Direct-Acting Antiviral regimen in a large cohort of patients with genotype-1b HCV compensated cirrhosis
L. Gheorghe, S. Iacob, M. Curescu, C. Brisc, C. Cijevschi, F. Caruntu, C. Stanciu, I. Simionov, I. Sporea, C. Gheorghe, R. Iacob, V. Arama, R. Sirli, A. Trifan

Evaluation of 2D- shear wave elastography for characterisation of focal liver lesions
L. Gerber, D. Fitting, K. Srikantharajah, N. Weiler, G. Kyriakidou, J. Bojunga, F. Schulze, D. Bon, S. Zeuzem, M. Friedrich-Rust

Volumetric laser endomicroscopy for Barrett’s esophagus – looking at the fine print
D. Jain, S. Fatima, S. Jain, S. Singhal

Case Reports
Primary hepatic lymphoma complicated by a hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor and tumor-forming pancreatitis
R. Kaneko, H. Mitomi, N. Nakazaki, Y. Yano, M. Ogawa, Y. Sato

Cholangiocarcinoma in Wilson’s disease – a case report
D. Németh, A. Folhoffer, G. Smuk, B. Kajtár, T. Tornóczky, F. Szalay.

Romanian SGH corner
Position paper on treatment of hepatitis C in Romania 2017. Part two
L. Gheorghe, I. Sporea, S. Iacob, R. Șirli, A. Trifan, M. Diculescu, C. Stanciu, O. Pascu, M. Acalovschi, C. Brisc, C. Cijevschi, C. Gheorghe, Z. Spârchez, I. Rogoveanu, D. Dobru, D.L. Dumitrascu

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is associated with lower fibrosis score in non-progressive HBsAg-positive subjects
C. Frongia, O. Sorbello, L. Demelia, G.F. Capra, E. Laconi

Sustained virological response after 4-week ritonavir-boosted paritaprevir, ombitasvir and dasabuvir plus ribavirin treatment in a kidney transplant recipient
C. Calvanese, A. Lisotti, S. Fiorenza, M. Mandreoli, G. Caletti, P. Fusaroli

Heller myotomy and endoscopic balloon dilation may be equally effective in the short- and long-term
I. Bancila, C. Gheorghe