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A Promising Forcep Strip Method for Gastrointestinal Subepithelial Tumors Originating from the Muscularis Propria
Subepithelial tumors (SETs) originating from the muscularis propria layer are unlikely to be resected completely and safely. We developed the Forcep Strip Method (FSM) for the resection of SETs in the stomach. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: In Kyung Yoo, Hyuk Soon Choi, Hoon Jai Chun, Seung Han Kim, Jae Min Lee, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Hong Sik Lee, Yoon Tae Jeen, Chang Duck Kim Tags: Digestive Endoscopy Source Type: research

A case of duodenal bulb involvement of Immunoglobulin G4 related disease complicated by ulcerative colitis
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Akira Harada, Takehiro Torisu, Tsutomu Sakuma, Motohiro Esaki Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Hepatic arterial infusion in the management of colorectal cancer liver metastasis: current and future perspectives
The technique of hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) for the treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer has been developed over more than 30 years. Although the indications and protocols for this technique have evolved with time, HAI is not routinely performed in clinical practice. Studies have been heterogeneous, with different regimens of intra-arterial drugs, associated or not with systemic chemotherapy, and with unconvincing outcomes. Technical difficulties for catheter placement have limited the implementation of this method in routine practice. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: N. Chapelle, T. Matysiak-Budnik, F. Douane, S. Metairie, P. Rougier, Y. Touchefeu Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

“Tulip bundle rescue” troubleshooting over-the-scope clip (OTSC) failure in ERCP-related duodenal perforation (Stapfer I)
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vincent Zimmer, Siegfried Exner Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Risk of complications in coeliac patients depends on age at diagnosis and type of clinical presentation
Coeliac disease is characterised by an increased mortality mostly due to its complications. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Federico Biagi, Annalisa Schiepatti, Gregorio Maiorano, Giacomo Fraternale, Simona Agazzi, Fabiana Zingone, Carolina Ciacci, Umberto Volta, Giacomo Caio, Raffaella Tortora, Catherine Klersy, Gino R Corazza Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Evaluating bevacizumab in combination with FOLFIRI after the failure of platinum-etoposide regimen in patients with advanced poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma: the PRODIGE 41 − BEVANEC randomized phase II study
Patients with gastroenteropancreatic (GEP), metastatic or locally advanced, non-resectable, grade 3 poorly-differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) are treated with cisplatin (or carboplatin)-etoposide in first-line palliative chemotherapy (CT1). However, nearly all patients will develop resistance and there is no standard second-line treatment. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Thomas Walter, David Malka, Olivia Hentic, Catherine Lombard-Bohas, Karine Le Malicot, Denis Smith, Aur élie Ferru, Eric Assenat, Guillaume Cadiot, Astrid Lievre, Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Laetitia Dahan, Olivier Dubreuil, Vincent Hautefeuille, Céline Lepere Tags: Progress Report Source Type: research

Genetic and clinical data predict onset of cryoglobulinemia in HCV patients and cryoglobulins clearance
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Marina Artemova, Dzhamal Abdurakhmanov, Tatiana Krasnova, Nikolay Mukhin Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Novel ultrasound-based methods to assess liver disease: the game has just begun
In the last 10 years the availability of ultrasound elastography allowed to diagnose and stage liver fibrosis in a non-invasive way and changed the clinical practice of hepatology. Newer ultrasound-based techniques to evaluate properties of the liver tissue other than fibrosis are emerging and will lead to a more complete characterization of the full spectrum of diffuse and focal liver disease. Since these methods are currently undergoing validation and go beyond elastography for liver tissue evaluation, they were not included in the recent guidelines regarding elastography issued by the European Federation of Societies in...
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 2, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Annalisa Berzigotti, Giovanna Ferraioli, Simona Bota, Odd Helge Gilja, Christoph F. Dietrich Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of SIC-8000 (Eleview ®) for submucosal injection for Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in an in vivo porcine model
Submucosal injection is generally required for both endoscopic-mucosal resection (EMR) and submucosal dissection (ESD). SIC-8000 (Eleview ™) is a new FDA 510 (k) cleared and CE marked liquid composition for submucosal injection, containing a biocompatible polymer as a cushioning agent. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Spadaccini Marco, Hassan Cesare, Maselli Roberta, D ’Amico Ferinando, Lamonaca Laura, Craviotto Vincenzo, Repici Alessandro Source Type: research

Elevated serum antiphospholipid antibodies in adults with celiac disease
An increased incidence of thrombosis is suggested in celiac disease. We explored serum levels of antiphospholipid antibodies in untreated and treated adult celiac disease patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - December 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Outi Laine, Katariina Pitk änen, Katri Lindfors, Heini Huhtala, Onni Niemelä, Pekka Collin, Kalle Kurppa, Katri Kaukinen Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Emergency endoscopic needle-knife precut papillotomy in acute severe cholangitis resulting from impacted common bile duct stones at duodenal papilla
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of emergency endoscopic needle-knife precut papillotomy in acute severe cholangitis resulting from impacted common bile duct stones at duodenal papilla. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 29, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mingwei Zheng, Xufeng Liu, Ning Li, Wei-Zhi Li Source Type: research

Exercise has the guts: how physical activity may positively modulate gut microbiota in chronic and immune-based diseases
Limited animal and human research findings implied that exercise might have a beneficial role on health gut. Cardiorespiratory fitness has been correlated to health-associated gut parameters such as taxonomic diversity and richness. Physical exercise may augment intestinal microbial diversity through several mechanisms; the promotion of an anti-inflammatory state is one of these. The expression of disease-associated microbial functions was linked to distinct taxa in previous studies of familial type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Roberto Codella, Livio Luzi, Ileana Terruzzi Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Infliximab trough levels and persistent vs transient antibodies measured early after induction predict long-term clinical remission in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
The use of therapeutic drug monitoring has been proposed as a useful tool in the management of patients with loss of response to biological therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Giorgia Bodini, Edoardo G. Giannini, Vincenzo Savarino, Lorenzo Del Nero, Sara Lo Pumo, Matteo Brunacci, Nicola De Bortoli, Anjali Jain, Salvatore Tolone, Edoardo Savarino Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Interferon-free direct-acting antiviral therapy for acute hepatitis C virus infection in HIV-infected individuals: a literature review
Dramatic rises in hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection rates in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals have been observed recently, largely attributable to increasing recreational drug use combined with increased testing for HCV. In the era of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy, treatment of acute HCV infection in HIV-infected individuals with short durations of these drugs may potentially reduce the disease and economic burden associated with HCV infection as well as reducing the likelihood of onward HCV transmission. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Temi Lampejo, Kosh Agarwal, Ivana Carey Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Cross-sectional evaluation of transmural healing in Crohn's disease: Mural and mesenteric parameters – Authors’ reply
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fabiana Castiglione, Nicola Imperatore, Antonio Rispo Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The natural history of achalasia: Evidence of a continuum —“The evolutive pattern theory”
It is currently unclear if the three manometric patterns of esophageal achalasia represent distinct entities or part of a disease continuum. The study ’s aims were: a) to test the hypothesis that the three patterns represent different stages in the evolution of achalasia; b) to investigate whether manometric patterns change after Laparoscopic-Heller-Dor (LHD). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Renato Salvador, Guerrino Voltarel, Edoardo Savarino, Giovanni Capovilla, Elisa Pesenti, Anna Perazzolo, Loredana Nicoletti, Andrea Costantini, Stefano Merigliano, Mario Costantini Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Novel technique for stent removal in patient with bile leak after trans-gastric ERCP in the setting of Roux en gastric bypass: A stitch in time
Performing ERCP in patients with gastric bypass can be very challenging. Different methods and techniques have been described to perform ERCP in this setting including but not limted to enteroscopy assisted ERCP and laparoscopic assisted ERCP. However, these procedures have variable success rates, can be time consuming and carry their own potential complications [1]. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Amer A. Alkhatib, Aydamir Alrakawi, Yasir Akmal, Matthew Kroh Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Transabdominal salvage surgery after pouch failure in a tertiary center: a case-matched study
Salvage surgery after failure of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) could be offered to selected patients. However, the results vary widely in different centers. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Matteo Rottoli, Carlo Vallicelli, Paolo Gionchetti, Fernando Rizzello, Luca Boschi, Gilberto Poggioli Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

The natural history of achalasia: evidence of a continuum − “The evolutive pattern theory”
It is currently unclear if the three manometric patterns of esophageal achalasia represent distinct entities or part of a disease continuum. The study ’s aims were: a) to test the hypothesis that the three patterns represent different stages in the evolution of achalasia; b) to investigate whether manometric patterns change after Laparoscopic-Heller-Dor (LHD). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Renato Salvador, Guerrino Voltarel, Edoardo Savarino, Giovanni Capovilla, Elisa Pesenti, Anna Perazzolo, Loredana Nicoletti, Andrea Costantini, Stefano Merigliano, Mario Costantini Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced ultrasound in mixed hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma: case series and review of the literature
Mixed hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma is a rare form of primary liver cancer. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yi Dong, Andreas Teufel, J örg Trojan, Annalisa Berzigotti, Xin Wu Cui, Christoph F. Dietrich Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Physicians Infrequently Miss Choledocholithiasis Prior to Cholecystectomy in the United States
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Andrew J. Kruger, Rohan M. Modi, Alice Hinton, Darwin L. Conwell, Somashekar G. Krishna Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

A Simplified Prognostic Model to Predict Mortality in Patients with Acute Variceal Bleeding
Acute variceal bleeding (AVB) is a major cause of death in patients with liver cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to investigate mortality predictors and develop a new simple prognostic model using easily verified factors at admission in AVB patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Han Hee Lee, Jae Myung Park, Seunghoon Han, Sung Min Park, Hee Yeon Kim, Jung Hwan Oh, Chang Wook Kim, Seung Kew Yoon, Myung-Gyu Choi Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Cross-sectional evaluation of transmural healing in Crohn ’s disease: Mural and mesenteric parameters.
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: I. Yuksel, S. Kilincalp Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Spyglass-guided pancreatic stent placement for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm with recurrent pancreatitis
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 24, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shengbing Zhao, Tian Xia, Zhaoshen Li, Yu Bai Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Every polyp is not an adenoma: Ganglioneuroma of the colon
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 23, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Obada Tayyem, Mohammad Bilal, Gabriel Reep Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Clinical outcome of portal vein thrombosis in patients with digestive cancers: a large AGEO multicenter study
Management of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in cancer patients remains discussed. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 16, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: H élène Regnault, Sheik Emambux, Thierry Lecomte, Solene Doat, Marion Dhooge, Marie Besson, Olivier Dubreuil, Frederic Moryoussef, Christine Silvain, Jean-Baptiste Bachet, David Tougeron Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

A rare case of esophageal lymphoepithelial carcinoma without Epstein –Barr virus infection
A 74-year-old Japanese man presented with a one-month history of dysphagia. Computed tomography revealed a 30 ×22mm tumor in the upper esophagus, mediastinal lymph nodes, and a tumor 20mm in diameter that had metastasized to the liver. In addition, esophagogastroscopy showed a giant submucosal tumor with an ulcer, located 20cm from the incisors (Fig. 1A). Lugol’s stain of this tissue demonstrated an unda maged area in a map form (Fig. 1B). Narrow-band imaging was unable to confirm an intrapapillary capillary loop (Fig. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ena Tsuchiya, Toshio Kuwai, Sumio Iio, Sauid Ishaq Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

A rare case of esophageal lymphoepithelial carcinoma without Epstein-Barr virus infection
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ena Tsuchiya, Toshio Kuwai, Sumio Iio, Sauid Ishaq Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

A combination of clinical risk stratification and fecal immunochemical test is useful for identifying persons with high priority of early colonoscopy
We aimed to develop a combination screening strategy for advanced colorectal neoplasia based on the Asia-Pacific Colorectal Screening score and fecal immunochemical test results. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 15, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yoon Suk Jung, Chan Hyuk Park, Nam Hee Kim, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy after gastric resection: an update
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is one of the possible mechanisms of fat maldigestion following gastric surgery, together with reduced food intake, loss of gastric reservoir, small bowel bacterial overgrowth and rapid small bowel transit. Oral pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) is the mainstay of treatment for EPI. The efficacy and safety of pancreatic enzyme substitution in patients following gastric resection remains unclear. This review article summarizes relevant studies addressing PERT after gastric resection. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Filippo Antonini, Stefano Crippa, Massimo Falconi, Giampiero Macarri, Raffaele Pezzilli Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis (BRIC)-like episode associated with ATP8B1 variation underlying protracted cholestatic course of acute hepatitis E virus infection
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vincent Zimmer, Rainer M Bohle, Susanne N. Weber, Frank Lammert, Christoph J üngst Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

An unusual primary omental tumor: mixed germ cell tumor
Primary tumors of the greater omentum are rare. Mixed germ-cell tumor, which is derived from germ cells, occurs mainly in gonad of adolescents and young adults. In the present case, we report a 58-year-old woman, who was admitted to the hospital because of abdominal discomfort. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large mass in the left lower quadrant. Pertinent laboratory tests were within normal limits except for a rise in serum alfa-fetoprotein. During laparotomy, a solitary mass arising from the greater omentum was confirmed. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yi-Xin Lin, Qian-Bin Jia, Yi-Yun Fu, Nan-Sheng Cheng Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Effects of miR-340 on hepatocellular carcinoma by targeting the DcR3 gene
This study analyzed miR-340 in the serum of patients with HCC and healthy controls. Then, miR-340, DcR3, TGF- β1 and Smad2 expression were measured in HCC tissues and adjacent parts. Relationship between miR-340 and DcR3 was verified. Effects of miR-340 on human HepG2 cell proliferation and apoptosis were explored. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lijuan Xie, Zhuo Chen, Hongyu Liu, Lianyue Guan, Zhanpeng Wang, Wei Li Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

The discovery of the “Etruscan intestine”
Everyone knows the “Liver of the Etruscans”, a bronze dating back to the end of the 2nd century B.C. used by the haruspex-priests to divine. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Giovanni Gasbarrini, Fiorenza Bonvicini Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Authors ’ answers on comment of Abellona et al. on Metabolomic analysis for noninvasive diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis degree in patients with chronic hepatitis C
We are pleased to recognize the interest of Abellona et al. to our study, despite its negative results. Indeed, negative studies are often neglected by the scientific community, but nevertheless may be especially useful to discuss the methodology and how to move further. More specifically one of the criticism of Abellona et al. was regarding the originality of the study and the small sample size investigated. Indeed, we are well aware of the studies cited by colleagues with similar sample sizes [1,2]. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Maria Marsico, Tommaso Gabbani, Biagio Cuffari, Maria Rosa Biagini, Vito Annese Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Authors ’ answers on comment of Abellona et al on Metabolomic analysis for noninvasive diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis degree in patients with chronic hepatitis C
We are pleased to recognize the interest of Abellona ER et al to our study, despite its negative results. Indeed, negative studies are often neglected by the scientific community, but nevertheless may be especially useful to discuss the methodology and how to move further. More specifically one of the criticism of Abellona ER et al was regarding the originality of the study and the small sample size investigated. Indeed, we are well aware of the studies cited by colleagues with similar sample sizes [1,2]. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 6, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: M. Marsico, T. Gabbani, B. Cuffari, M.R. Biagini, V. Annese Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Does Azathioprine induce endoscopic and histologic healing in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease? A prospective, observational study
The new concept of disease remission for pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) implies the achievement of mucosal healing. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Francesca Paola Giugliano, Caterina Strisciuglio, Massimo Martinelli, Marialuisa Andreozzi, Sabrina Cenni, Severo Campione, Maria D ’Armiento, Annamaria Staiano, Erasmo Miele Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Comments on Gabbani, et al. Metabolomic analysis with 1H NMR for non-invasive diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis degree in patients with chronic hepatitis C
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: M.R. Abellona U, Simon D. Taylor-Robinson Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Diagnostic Performance of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for Pancreatic Neoplasms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is essential to optimize treatment strategies. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 2, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Xing-Zhao Li, Jun Song, Zhi-Xia Sun, Yan-Yan Yang, Hui Wang Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Endoscopic resection of an esophageal schwannoma
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Arvind J Trindade, Cathy Fan, Mary Cheung, Ronald E Greenberg Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Caught in the act
This report refers to 2 cases. A 72-year-old man, with past medical history of type 2 diabetes presented to the emergency department due to weakness and dark stools for one week. Laboratory data showed iron deficiency anaemia (8.2g/dL). He performed an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy that were unremarkable. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rui Gaspar, Helder Cardoso, Rui Morais, Guilherme Macedo Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Adalimumab trough levels predict Crohn ’s disease clinical course
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Davide Giuseppe Ribaldone, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Tilde Manetta, Giulio Mengozzi, Rinaldo Pellicano, Marco Astegiano Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

“Caught in the act”
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rui Gaspar, Helder Cardoso, Rui Morais, Guilherme Macedo Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Transrectal endoscopic ultrasound-guided paracentesis for diagnosis of malignant ascites in the pelvis
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kosuke Minaga, Mamoru Takenaka, Ken Kamata, Masatoshi Kudo Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Long-term course of precancerous lesions arising in patients with gastric MALT lymphoma
To evaluate the prevalence and the long-term course of gastric precancerous lesions in patients with GML. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Anne-Laure Rentien, Micha ël Lévy, Christiane Copie-Bergman, Charlotte Gagniere, Jehan Dupuis, Yann Le Baleur, Karim Belhadj, Iradj Sobhani, Corinne Haioun, Jean-Charles Delchier, Aurelien Amiot Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

No effect of comorbidities on the association between social deprivation and geographical access to the reference care center in the management of colon cancer
Patients with colon cancer in France exhibit one of the steepest socioeconomic survival gradients in Europe. Among the putative causes for this situation, comorbidities are frequently incriminated but evidence of this is lacking. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rollet Quentin, Bouvier V éronique, Launay Ludivine, De Mil Rémy, Launoy Guy, Dejardin Olivier, Alves Arnaud Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

The optimal bowel preparation intervals before colonoscopy: a randomized study comparing polyethylene glycol and low-volume solutions
The optimal duration of bowel preparation has only been assessed for polyethylene glycol (PEG). The aim of the study was to determine the intervals for achieving a satisfactory quality/tolerability of the preparation using PEG/ascorbic acid (PEGA) and sodium picosulphate/magnesium citrate (SPMC), and to compare them with 4L of PEG. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vladimir Kojecky, Jan Matous, Radan Keil, Milan Dastych, Zdena Zadorova, Michal Varga, Radek Kroupa, Jiri Dolina, Miroslav Misurec, A. Hep, Martin Griva Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Culture of gastric biopsies in celiac disease and its relationship with gastritis and Helicobacter Pylori infection.
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 25, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Raffaele Borghini, Giuseppe Donato, Mariacatia Marino, Rossella Casale, Antonio Picarelli Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Oesophageal motor function in chronic intestinal idiopathic pseudo-obstruction: a study with high-resolution manometry
Chronic intestinal idiopathic pseudo-obstruction (idiopathic CIPO) is a rare heterogeneous condition for which the different phenotypes are difficult to be established. Oesophageal motility has shown to be impaired in patients with idiopathic CIPO at traditional manometry, whereas no studies have assessed it by high resolution manometry (HRM). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - October 20, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Aurelio Mauro, Guido Basilisco, Marianna Franchina, Alessandra Elvevi, Delia Pugliese, Dario Conte, Roberto Penagini Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research