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December 2018, Volume 27, Number 4


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Rifaximin for the management of colonic diverticular disease: far beyond a simple antibiotic
A. Tursi, C. Scarpignato, G. Brandimarte, F. Di Mario, A. Lanas

A half century of endoscopic retrograde colangiopancreatography: reflections of the past, present and future
C. Stanciu, C. Sfarti, S. Chiriac, G.G. Balan, A. Trifan

Images of the Issue

Endoscopic findings of inverted pyloric gland adenoma resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection
M. Yamamoto, T. Nishida, D. Nakamatsu, S. Adachi, M. Inada

Severe hepaticojejunostomy dehiscence treatment using a shape-modifying covered metal stentwith single-balloon enteroscope
T. Inoue, R. Kitano, K. Ito, M. Yoneda

Original Papers

TLR1 and PRKAA1 gene polymorphisms in the development of atrophic gastritis and gastric cancer
G. Dargiene, G. Streleckiene, J. Skieceviciene, M. Leja, A. Link, T. Wex, L. Kupcinskas, P. Malfertheiner, J. Kupcinskas

The CAT-262 C>T, MnSOD Ala16Val, GPX1 Pro198Leu polymorphisms related to oxidative stress and the presence of gastric lesions
A. Negovan, M. Iancu, F. Tripon, A. Crauciuc, S. Mocan, C. Bănescu

Abdominal pain and disturbed bowel movements are frequent among young people. A populationbased study in young participants of the Woodstock rock festival in Poland
E. Stachowska, D. Maciejewska, K. Ryterska, P. Baszuk, K. Skonieczna-Żydecka, M. Czerwińska-Rogowska, J. Palma, A. Gudan, H. Mruk, A. Wolska, T. Mazur, D. Paszkiewicz, Z. Stachowska, A. Stachowski, W. Marlicz

Patient-reported experiences with a relicensed generic: thioguanine for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases
M. Simsek, T.M.L. Markus-de Kwaadsteniet, D. van der Horst, C.J.J. Mulder, N.K.H. de Boer

Optimizing patient management in Crohn’s disease in a tertiary referral center: the impact offast-track MRI on patient management and outcomes
A. Ilias, B.D. Lovasz, L. Gonczi, Z. Kurti, Z. Vegh, L.D. Sumegi, P.A. Golovics, G. Rudas, P.L. Lakatos

Prognostic factors after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of hepatocellularcarcinoma. Impact of incomplete ablation on recurrence and overall survival rates
Z. Sparchez, T. Mocan, P. Radu, L.P. Mocan, M. Sparchez, D.C. Leucuta, N. Al Hajjar

Predictive factors of tumor recurrence and survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with transarterial chemoembolization
R. Cerban, C. Ester, S. Iacob, M. Grasu, L. Pâslaru, R. Dumitru, I. Lupescu, G. Constantin, A. Croitoru, L. Gheorghe

Years of life lost due to diseases of the digestive system in Poland in 2000-2014
P. Paciej-Gołębiowska, M. Pikala, I. Maniecka-Bryła

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and urolithiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
K. Wijarnpreecha, S. Lou, P. Panjawatanan, A. Sanguankeo, S. Pungpapong, F.J. Lukens, P. Ungprasert


Clinical applications of raman spectroscopy in inflammatory bowel diseases: a review
C. Tefas, M. Tanțău

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: status quo
I. Sporea, A. Popescu, D. Dumitrașcu, C. Brisc, L. Nedelcu, A. Trifan, L. Gheorghe, C. Fierbințeanu Braticevici

Romanian SGH corner

Diagnosis and treatment of colonic diverticular disease: position paper of the Romanian Society ofGastroenterology and Hepatology
A. Trifan, C. Gheorghe, C.M. Sabo, M. Diculescu, L. Nedelcu, A.M. Singeap, C. Sfarti, L. Gheorghe, I. Sporea, M. Tanțău, V. Scripcariu, A. Goldiș, D. Gheonea, M. Manuc, C. Stanciu, C. Scarpignato, D.L. Dumitrașcu

Case Reports

Small bowel mucosal involvement and mesenteric mass formation in a young female with type 3Gaucher disease. A case report
A.J. Emanuel, N. Holman, S.E. Presnell, C.T. Welsh, S. Pai, S. Sun

Pancreatico-pleural fistula – from diagnosis to management. A case report
C. Mihai, M. Floria, R. Vulpoi, L. Nichita, C. Cijevschi Prelipcean, V. Drug, V. Scripcariu

Gastric metastasis mimicking linitis plastica 20 years after primary breast cancer. A case report
N. Asmar, J-F. Rey, C. Sattonnet, J. Barriere


Fecal calprotectin correlates well with endoscopic activity in ulcerative colitis patients
R. Nakov, Ve. Nakov, V. Gerova, L. Tankova

T. Rokkas, P. Portincasa, I.E. Koutroubakis


Bougie cap access for successful intubation of the upper esophageal sphincter in diffuse idiopathicskeletal hyperostosis-related dysphagia („DISHphagia“)
V. Zimmer

No changes in Interleukin-10 expression in symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon
A. Tursi, P. Mastromarino, D. Capobianco, W. Elisei, M. Picchio, G. Brandimarte

Book review

G.A. Krombach, A.H. Mahnken. Body imaging: thorax and abdomen. Anatomical landmarks, image findings, diagnosis

In memoriam. Oliviu Pascu