Dosing interval and diagnosis predict infliximab levels in patients with inflammatory bowel disease on maintenance treatment.
Authors: Krajcovicova A, Batovsky M, Gregus M, Hlista M, Durina J, Leskova Z, Sturdik I, Gojdic M, Jalali Y, Koller T, Toth J, Huorka M, Hlavaty T Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to identify factors influencing infliximab (IFX) trough levels (TL) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: This was a multicentre cross-sectional study performed at 5 large IBD centres in Slovakia. The cohort consisted of IBD patients, treated either with original IFX or CT-P13 biosimilar, who were examined for the IFX TL and antidrug antibodies (ADA) in a central laboratory. RESULTS: The patient c...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Should we worry about incidental gastrointestinal tract involvement in positron emission tomography/computed tomography as gastroenterologist?
CONCLUSION: Malignancy was detected in only 13.6% of patients with FDG involvement in the GI tract, and the involvement pattern(diffuse/focal) and SUVmax did not differentiate malignancy. PMID: 30645914 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Comparison between abdominal fat measured by CT and anthropometric indices as prediction factors for mortality and morbidity after colorectal surgery.
This study aims to determine which anthropometric (body mass index (BMI), waist-hip-ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)) and radiological (visceral fat area (VFA) measured by CT scan) measurements of adiposity correlated better with postoperative outcome of colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery. We also assessed which of these measurements best predicted overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). METHODS: Data from 90 consecutive Caucasian CRC patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer between 2010 and 2011 with a median follow-up of 53.25 months were analysed. The correlations of different adi...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Effectiveness and safety of a new regimen of polyethylene glycol plus ascorbic acid for same-day bowel cleansing in constipated patients.
Authors: Tsuji S, Horiuchi A, Tamaki M, Ichise Y, Kajiyama M, Tanaka N Abstract BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: In an exploratory study we compared a new regimen of low-volume polyethylene glycol plus ascorbic acid (PEG-Asc) with the standard regimen for same-day bowel cleansing in constipated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January and June 2015 we studied consecutive patients with constipation (Rome III constipation criteria) scheduled for colonoscopy. The initial group received the standard regimen of PEG-Asc. The subsequent group received the new regimen. The new regimen involved ingestion of 10 mL of so...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Diverticular disease and posture during defecation : a prospective comparative study.
Authors: Ozturk O, Koklu H, Akbal E, Aksoy EK, Altan E, Basar O, Yuksel O, Arslan S, Koklu S Abstract BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Although several factors are thought to be responsible for the development of colonic diverticulosis (CD), the underlying pathogenesis is still obscure and needs clarification. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, location and clinical features of CD and especially to detect whether there is an association between CD and postures during defecation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 757 patients. The subjects were divided into two groups as a diver...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Prediction of the presence of esophageal varices using spleen stiffness measurement by transient elastography in cirrhotic patients.
CONCLUSIONS: SSM with FibroScan was significantly higher for cirrhotic patients with EV. Our study suggests that spleen stiffness may be useful to identify cirrhotic patients at risk of having EV, although further studies are needed. PMID: 30645918 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Horizontal hepatitis B virus transmission through non-sexual close contact in Turkish chronic hepatitis B patients living outside of Turkey.
CONCLUSION: Although the prevalence of horizontal transmission in the total study cohort is low, non-sexual close contact may play a role in the migrant population, particularly the Turkish. This should be an important public health target with respect to the prevention of HBV spreading. PMID: 30645919 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Utility of gray-scale histogram analysis in the assessment of treatment response in patients with infected cirrhotic ascites.
Authors: Şahintürk Y, Cekin AH, Cekic B, Yolcular BO, Bostan F, Uyar S, Harmandar FA, Aydin AA Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of B-mode gray-scale histogram analysis in the management of patients with infected cirrhotic ascites. METHODS: A total of 97 patients (mean(SD) age : 66.8(14.2) years, 50.5% were males) diagnosed with cirrhotic ascites were included in this non-interventional study. Paracentesis for ascitic fluid analysis [culture tests, white blood cell count, albumin and protein levels, serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG)] and gray-scale histogram analysis for ascites/subcutaneous...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Jejuno-ileal diverticulosis : a review of literature.
Authors: Ceuppens AS, Dhont S, Sneyers B, Schepers C, Ramboer K, Van Hootegem P Abstract Jejunal diverticulosis is a rare entity with variable clinical and anatomical presentations. The majority of cases are discovered incidentally during radiological investigations. Based on a case of a 77 year old woman with jejunal diverticulitis, the current literature about small bowel diverticulosis is reviewed. A jejunoileal diverticulum is usually uncomplicated and can be treated conservatively. Serious complications that require surgery can occur. Abdominal CT is the preferred diagnostic tool. PMID: 30645921 [PubMed - ...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Is propofol the optimal sedative in gastrointestinal endoscopy?
Authors: Stogiannou D, Protopapas A, Protopapas A, Tziomalos K Abstract Propofol is a sedative agent commonly used for sedation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Its pharmacologic properties render propofol an almost ideal drug to achieve and maintain the targeted level of sedation in even complex gastrointestinal procedures. When compared with other sedative agents, propofol is associated with better patient and endoscopist satisfaction and shorter recovery times. Furthermore, propofol can be combined with other sedatives to reduce the total dosage required to achieve the targeted sedation. Its safety is demonstrated...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Gastrostomy placement : when fluoroscopy helps the endoscopist.
CONCLUSIONS: This technique offers an additionnal opportunity to avoid general anesthesia and surgical complications in patients with unfavorable conditions. PMID: 30645923 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

A rare malformation of the alimentary tract, tailgut cyst : a case report.
We describe a case in which a tailgut cyst localized in the retrorectal and presacral space was characterized by abscess, repeated urinary tract infection, and rectal pain. PMID: 30645924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

The missing link.
We present a case of a 28-year old woman who presented with bizarre wheezing breath sounds on expiration and dysphagia, with unexplained significant dilation of the esophagus mimicking achalasia finally leading to the diagnosis of a very small congenital tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). Congenital TEF is usually detected shortly after birth and is typically accompanied by esophageal atresia. Congenital TEF without esophageal atresia (H-type fistula) can be missed in early life and diagnosis may be postponed until adulthood due to subtle symptoms. Diagnosis is usually based upon a combination of esophagoscopy, bronchoscopy,...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Meckel's enterolith : a rare cause of mechanical small bowel subobstruction.
We present a case of mechanical small bowel sub-obstruction resulting from an expelled Meckel's enterolith. PMID: 30645926 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Following Bioenteric Intragastric Balloon (BIB) Insertion.
Authors: Alkady MN, Elkholy S Abstract PMID: 30645927 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

A case of Clindamycin-induced aphagia.
Authors: Callens R, Van Eygen S, D'Heygere F Abstract PMID: 30645928 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion caused by proton pump inhibitor use.
Authors: Engelen A, Christiaens P, Bossuyt P, Cuyle PJ, Van Olmen A, Carton S, Moons V PMID: 30645929 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Pulmonary embolism as an early sequel of per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for treatment of achalasia : to anticoagulate or not?
Authors: Elkholy S, Essam K, El-Sherbiny M PMID: 30645930 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Incidentally found abnormal discoloration of ileal mucosa.
Authors: Sharma V, Mandavdhare HS, Prasad KK PMID: 30645931 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Aortic thrombosis recurrence in a Crohn's disease patient.
Authors: Marasco G, Scaioli E, Zagari RM, Belluzzi A PMID: 30645932 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Remarkable dilation of the common bile duct in an elderly patient.
Authors: Costa JM, Costeira F, Vieira F, Dias N, Ferreira A Abstract PMID: 30645933 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Is there gold in everything that glitters?
Authors: Gaspar R, Rodrigues-Pinto E, Macedo G Abstract PMID: 30645934 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - January 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Oesophageal stents for the treatment of radiation and anastomotic oesophageal strictures.
Authors: Saeed KM, Khattak S, Syed AA, Yusuf MA Abstract Benign oesophageal strictures can arise in the treatment of oesophageal cancer as a result of radiation therapy, or at anastomotic sites, post-oesophagectomy. Data on the benefit of stenting of these types of stricture is limited. We analyzed the effects of oesophageal stents on such benign esophageal strictures. In this retrospective study, data was obtained from consecutive patients, 18 years and above from January 2000 to May 2016. Inclusion criteria comprised of oesophageal stenting in post-radiation strictures and anastomotic strictures, without any mali...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Adult intussusception : A 14-year retrospective study of clinical assessment and computed tomography diagnosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The important role of the CT in the preoperative diagnosis of intussusception and characterizing its causes cannot be overemphasized. All transient cases had a short segment of intussusception. PMID: 30350523 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Increasing challenges of inflammatory bowel disease in a Turkish cohort (2006-2016).
CONCLUSIONS: The course of IBD in Turkish patients appears to be between that of Europe and Asia. In patients with CD, proportion of patients receiving biologic therapy has increased while rate of surgery has decreased. PMID: 30350524 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Patterns of renal involvement in a cohort of patients with inflammatory bowel disease in Egypt.
CONCLUSION: Amyloidosis is a common renal pathological diagnosis in our patients, and is followed by IgA nephropathy, and FSGS. PMID: 30350525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Surgical outcomes among inflammatory bowel disease patients undergoing colectomy : results from a national database.
CONCLUSION: Among IBD patients undergoing colectomy, major surgical complications except 30-day mortality appear to increase with the use of preoperative steroids. PMID: 30350526 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Long-term results of percutaneous cholecystostomy for definitive treatment of acute acalculous cholecystitis : a 10-year single-center experience.
CONCLUSIONS: PC was a safe and easy to perform procedure with high positive clinical response and low long-term recurrence rate. PC without subsequent cholecystectomy may be a favorable treatment for AAC with respect to high surgical risk present in most of the AAC patients. PMID: 30350527 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Prognostic Utility of Hypokalemia in Cirrhotic Patients.
This study was performed retrospectively in Turkish High Specialty Training and Research Hospital between 2009 and 2015. Patients who had missing patient files and electrolyte disorder for another reason, showed complications at the time of application and were using diuretics were excluded from the study. RESULTS: 218 patients were included in the study. During the follow-up period, 23.4% (n: 51) of the entire population passed away. Compared to the patients who survived, the patients who passed away had higher HCC and HES development rate, mean Child-Pugh and MELD score and lower mean blood potassium level. The stepw...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Clinical significance of fibrotic, haemostatic and endotoxic changes in patients with liver cirrhosis.
CONCLUSIONS: A close relationship exists between the severity of cirrhosis and fibrotic changes, as well as haemostatic changes. Endotoxin may be an important contributing factor to the development of ascites in cirrhosis. Some correlation may exist between fibrosis, haemostatic and endotoxin. PMID: 30350529 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Urinary 24-hour copper excretion at the time of diagnosis in children with Wilson's disease.
Authors: Aksu AÜ, Sarı S, Gürkan ÖE, Gürkan Dalgıç B Abstract The optimal cut-off value of 24-hour (h) urinary copper (Cu) levels to identify Wilson's disease (WD) has not been widely studied in children. In sixty-six children with confirmed WD and 88 children without WD, 24-h urinary excretion of Cu at the time of diagnosis was studied. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves revealed that the optimal cut-off value of urinary Cu to identify WD was 70 mcg [area under the curve (AUC) = 0.894] with a sensitivity and specificity of 81.8% and 89.8%, respectively. When the serum c...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Constipation and fecal incontinence in children with cerebral palsy. Overview of literature and flowchart for a stepwise approach.
CONCLUSION: Studies investigating constipation and continence in neurologically impaired children are scarce, making it difficult to choose for the optimal treatment. A stepwise treatment approach is proposed, measuring the colon transit time to guide treatment choices. PMID: 30350531 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

The role of the pathologist and clinical implications in colorectal liver metastasis.
Authors: Baldin P, Van den Eynde M, Hubert C, Jouret-Mourin A, Komuta M Abstract Colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) affect about 50% of colorectal cancer patients. With the improvement of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and the introduction of targeted therapy, resectability of CRLM and survival rates have improved over time. However, 60-70% of patients still recur. Several pathological and molecular parameters have been described as prognostic factors after CRLM resection. These parameters encompass not only tumoral features, but also non-tumoral ones, such as chemotherapy related liver injury, or factors related to tumo...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Cytomegalovirus pleuropericarditis after orthotopic liver transplantation.
We report a case of a 59-year-old male who developed CMV pleuropericarditis after liver transplantation. Initial ganciclovir treatment did not improve the patient's symptoms and therapy was switched to Foscarnet which ultimately resulted in resolution of infection. However, a few weeks after Foscarnet cessation, the patient again developed bilateral pleural effusion. Ultimate biochemical and clinical response was achieved with IV ganciclovir treatment. The patient was discharged from the hospital with oral Valganciclovir for 3 weeks and has since remained relapse free for>1 year. PMID: 30350533 [PubMed - in process]...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Primary syphilitic proctitis : case report and literature review.
Authors: Struyve M, Meersseman W, Van Moerkercke W Abstract Rectal ulcerations are an uncommon presentation of a primary syphilis infection. Anorectal syphilis is difficult to diagnose because of its often asymptomatic or atypical clinical presentation. It is important to consider sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in all patients presenting with rectal symptoms. A history of anal sexual intercourse should be made, especially in men having sex with men (MSM). Moreover, the possibility of a primary syphilis infection of the rectum should be considered. Endoscopic findings might be diverse, whereas a typical chancre...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Pneumomediastinum as a complication of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis.
We report esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD) as a cause of dysphagia that is less known by physicians and it is rarely described in the literature. EIPD is characterized by multiple, segmental or diffuse, flask-like outpouchings in the esophageal wall corresponding to dilated and inflamed excretory ducts of the submucosal esophageal glands. The underlying etiology remains unclear. Esophageal strictures, esophageal candidiasis and gastroesophageal reflux disease are often associated. The diagnosis can be made by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, but barium esophagography is the modality of choice. Complicatio...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

An atypical presentation of an acute gastric Helicobacter felis infection.
Authors: Ghysen K, Smet A, Denorme P, Vanneste G, Haesebrouck F, Van Moerkercke W Abstract Helicobacter pylori is a Gram negative bacterium that has been associated with a wide variety of gastric pathologies in humans. Besides this well studied gastric pathogen, other Helicobacter spp. have been detected in a minority of patients with gastric disease. These species, also referred to as "H. heilmanii sensu lato" or "non Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter spp. (NHPH)", have a very fastidious nature which makes their in vitro isolation difficult. This group compromises several different Helicobacter ...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

HPV papilloma in the lung in a Crohn's disease patient treated with Infliximab.
Authors: Nijs J, Moors G, Demuynck K, Geyskens P, Grouwels P, Kuypers M, Verbrugge H Abstract PMID: 30350537 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

A case of Q fever with hepatitis and an atypical skin lesion.
Authors: Vanden Bussche S, Smets K, Steelandt T, Van Eyken P, Caenepeel P, Robaeys G PMID: 30350538 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Successful treatment of life-threatening small bowel bleeding in patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis : sequential clamping with intraoperative endoscopic guidance.
Authors: Suleyman M, Kosmaz K, Karaahmet F, Durhan A, Kusabbi R, Celep RB, Kekilli M PMID: 30350539 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

An unusual cause of anemia : familial hyperplastic gastric polyposis.
Authors: Köklü S, Guler G PMID: 30350540 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Sengstaken-Blakemore tube malposition with esophageal rupture.
Authors: Chuah YY, Lee YY, Chen WC, Kao SS PMID: 30350541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

A pathology requiring urgent cholecystectomy : emphysematous cholecystitis.
Authors: Kamer E, Karaisli S, Cuneyit I, Peskersoy M Abstract PMID: 30350542 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Ruminococcus gnavus bacteremia associated with fecal peritonitis secondary to small bowel perforation.
Authors: Struyve M, De Vloo C, Lefever S, Boudewijns M, De Bel A, D'Hondt M, Del Carmen Alegret Pampols M, Van Moerkercke W, Van den Bossche D Abstract PMID: 30350543 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

An unusual cause of rectal polyposis.
Authors: Köklü S, Guler G PMID: 30350544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

An uncommon splenic mass.
Authors: Gupta P, Sharma V, Agarwal P PMID: 30350545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

What is the waterlily sign ?
Authors: González Velázquez CD, Ibarra-Sifuentes HR, Del-Cueto-Aguilera A, Cuellar-Monterrubio JE PMID: 30350546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - October 25, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Frequency of food hypersensitivity in patients with Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.
Authors: Ismail FW, Abid S, Awan S, Lubna F Abstract BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Food hypersensitivity (FH), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD) have many overlapping symptoms, including abdominal discomfort, bloating, and altered bowel habits. We aimed to determine the frequency of FH in patients with IBS and functional FD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult patients of either gender diagnosed with IBS and/or FD as per the Rome III criteria were recruited. Patients underwent serological testing against 6 food allergens: beef, shrimp, egg white, milk, peanut, and soy-bean. Those testing positiv...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - July 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Can we better protect patients with inflammatory bowel disease against infections - patient attitude and personal immunization knowledge.
CONCLUSIONS: Active promotion and information regarding beneficial role of immunizations among IBD patients and other chronically ill individuals significantly improves the quality of care. It is important to explain misconceptions about vaccines by the most reliable sources. We propose implementing an uniformed "immunization chart" for every chronically ill individual. PMID: 30024696 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - July 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research

Evaluation of the cost and length of hospital stays related to the management of an intestinal Clostridium difficile infection.
CONCLUSION: This study made it possible to approach the cost of CDI as the main reason for admission. Such data should allow contributing to optimally assess both the pharmacoeconomic impact of the implementation of prevention strategies and also therapeutic management making use of more expensive medicinal products but associated with decreased risk of recurrence. PMID: 30024697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica)
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - July 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research