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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 23, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression are Independently associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease-related Disability
Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD) frequently results in disability. The relevance of psychological effects in causing disability, and whether disability occurs similarly in non-Western cohorts is as yet unknown. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Webber Chan, Hang Hock Shim, Miao Shan Lim, Sawadjaan Fatimin Leila Bahjin, Sangeetha Isaac Poongunam, Sai Wei Chuah, Rupert Leong, Chris Kong Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Combining contrast harmonic and elastography during EUS examination of pancreatic tumors increases diagnostic accuracy
We recently observed an increasing interest for the investigation of endoscopic ultrasound elastography (EUS-E) and contrast harmonic (CH-EUS) in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic masses. In this field, the diagnostic accuracy of EUS-guided tissue acquisition is still sub-optimal ( (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Andrea Lisotti, Marta Serrani, Giancarlo Caletti, Pietro Fusaroli Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

HEPACONTROL. A program that reduces early readmissions, mortality at 60 days, and healthcare costs in decompensated cirrhosis
Decompensated cirrhosis patients have an elevated incidence of early readmission, mortality and economic burden. The aims of HEPACONTROL were to reduce early readmission and to evaluate its impact on mortality and emergency department visits. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 13, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Betty P. Morales, Ramon Planas, Ramon Bartoli, Rosa M. Morillas, Margarita Sala, Irma Casas, Carolina Armengol, Helena Masnou Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Liver transplantation for NASH cirrhosis is not performed at the expense of major post-operative morbidity
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an emerging indication for liver transplantation (LT) and coexists with multiple comorbidities. Obese and cirrhotic patients experience more perioperative complications. Limited data exist about short-term complications after LT for NASH cirrhosis. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 11, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Eline H. van den Berg, Rianne M. Douwes, Vincent E. de Meijer, Tim C.M.A. Schreuder, Hans Blokzijl Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Fibroblast Growth Factor 15 Deficiency Increases Susceptibility but does not Improves Repair to Acetaminophen-induced Liver Injury in Mice
In this study, treatment of FGF15 knockout (KO) male mice with APAP at 200, 250, or 300mg/kg significantly increased the degree of liver injury compared to wild type (WT) mice. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 11, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mingxing Huang, Jessica Williams, Bo Kong, Yan Zhu, Guodong Li, Zhe Zhu, Grace L. Guo Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

RIP3 AND pMLKL PROMOTE NECROPTOSIS-INDUCED INFLAMMATION AND ALTER MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY IN INTESTINAL EPITHELIAL CELLS
Necroptosis is an inflammatory form of programmed cell death requiring receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIP3) and mixed lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Anna Negroni, Eleonora Colantoni, Maria Pierdomenico, Francesca Palone, Manuela Costanzo, Salvatore Oliva, Antonio Tiberti, Salvatore Cucchiara, Laura Stronati Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Fecal immunological blood test is more appealing than the guaiac-based test for colorectal cancer screening
The reasons for participation in fecal immunological testing (FIT) of subjects who were previously non-respondents to guaiac fecal occult blood testing (g-FOBT) have not been assessed. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fanny Le Pimpec, Gr égoire Moutel, Christine Piette, Astrid Lièvre, Jean-François Bretagne Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Transglutaminase 6 antibodies in gluten neuropathy
TG6 antibodies have been shown to be a marker of gluten ataxia but their presence in the context of other neurological manifestations of gluten sensitivity has not been explored.We investigated the presence of TG6 antibodies in gluten neuropathy(GN), defined as as an otherwise idiopathic peripheral neuropathy associated with serological markers of gluten sensitivity (one or more of antigliadin IgG and/or IgA, endomysial and transglutaminase-2 antibodies) (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 10, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Ptolemaios Georgios Sarrigiannis, Pascale Aeschlimann, Daniel P. Aeschlimann, David Sanders, Richard A Gr ünewald, Marios Hadjivassiliou Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Pancreatic Sphincter Precutting using a Dual Knife to Relieve Acute Pancreatic Duct Obstruction
A 47-year-old woman diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis was admitted to our hospital. Computed tomography (CT) revealed main pancreatic duct (MPD) dilatation with multiple calcifications (Fig. 1a). Pancreatic extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (P-ESWL) was performed for stone disintegration starting from the pancreatic head (Fig. 1c). After P-ESWL, the patient complained of intense abdominal pain. Intramuscular injection of pethidine was repeatedly applied but did not relieve the pain. Repeated CT revealed that the diameter of the MDP had increased from 8.11mm to 17.99mm (Fig. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ya-Wei Bi, Dan Wang, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

The contribution of long non-coding RNAs in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs) are multifactorial autoimmune diseases with growing prevalence but the interaction between genetic, environmental and immunologic factors in their development is complex and remains obscure. There is great need to understand their pathogenetic mechanisms and evolve diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are RNA molecules longer than 200 nucleotides that are known to interfere in gene regulation but their roles and functions have not yet been fully understood. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Eirini Zacharopoulou, Maria Gazouli, Maria Tzouvala, Antonios Vezakis, George Karamanolis Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Endoscopic findings and colonic perforation in microscopic colitis; a systematic review
Microscopic colitis (MC) is a clinical syndrome of severe watery diarrhoea with few or no endoscopic abnormalities. The incidence of MC is reported similar to that of other inflammatory bowel diseases. The need for histological confirmation of MC frequently guides reimbursement health policies. With the advent of high-definition (HD) coloscopes, the incidence of reporting distinct endoscopic findings in MC has risen. This has the potential to improve timely diagnosis and cost-effective MC management and diminish the workload and costs of busy modern endoscopy units. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wojciech Marlicz, Karolina Skonieczna- Żydecka, Diana Yung, Igor Loniewski, Anastasios Koulaouzidis Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Re-bleeding rates and survival after early transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in clinical practice
Early implantation ( (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 8, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Theresa Bucsics, Maria Schoder, Nicolas Goeschl, Philipp Schwabl, Mattias Mandorfer, Magdalena Diermayr, Maria Feldner, Florian Riedl, David Bauer, Bernhard Angermayr, Manfred Cejna, Arnulf Ferlitsch, Wolfgang Sieghart, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosa Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Anal ulcerations in crohn ’s disease: natural history in the era of biological therapy
The natural history of anal ulcerations in Crohn ’s disease remains unknown. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 3, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Timoth ée Wallenhorst, Charlène Brochard, Eric Le Balch, Anaïs Bodere, Aurélien Garros, Alexandre Merlini-l’Heritiera, Guillaume Bouguen, Laurent Siproudhis Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Emerging Evidence for the Association Between Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiac Arrhythmias.
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 2, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Muhammad Shariq Usman, Tariq Jamal Siddiqi Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Indicators of suboptimal tumor necrosis factor antagonist therapy in inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is refractory to treatment in one-half of patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: James O. Lindsay, Alessandro Armuzzi, Javier P. Gisbert, Bernd Bokemeyer, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Geoffrey C. Nguyen, Michael Smyth, Haridarshan Patel Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

A Consumer ’s Guide for Probiotics: 10 Golden Rules for a Correct Use
Probiotics are used all over the world as their beneficial effects on the human organism have been widely demonstrated. Certain probiotics can down-regulate production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and promote intestinal epithelial barrier functions, increasing an anti-inflammatory response and contributing to the host ’s overall health. The main mechanisms by which probiotic microorganisms can interact with the host are by modulating the immune system and the epithelial cell functions and interacting with intestinal gut microbiota. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Marco Toscano, Roberta De Grandi, Luca Pastorelli, Maurizio Vecchi, Lorenzo Drago Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Low prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus serum markers in a cohort of pregnant women from Southern Italy
Mother-to-child transmission is still considered a major factor in the spread of hepatitis viruses. Nevertheless, epidemiological data on hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) in reproductive-age women are limited even in areas like the South of Italy where both viruses had been widespread. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - August 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tindaro Lembo, Francesca Saffioti, Benito Chiofalo, Roberta Granese, Roberto Filomia, Roberta Grasso, Onofrio Triolo, Giovanni Raimondo Source Type: research

A model to estimate survival in ambulatory patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: can it predict the natural course of hepatocellular carcinoma?
Several hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) staging systems are available including the newly developed staging system, the Model to Estimate Survival in Ambulatory HCC patients (MESIAH); however, whether these staging systems could predict the natural course of HCC is largely unknown. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Won-Mook Choi, Su Jong Yu, Hongkeun Ahn, Hyeki Cho, Young Youn Cho, Minjong Lee, Jeong-ju Yoo, Yuri Cho, Dong Hyeon Lee, Eun Ju Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Renal function changes in HCV-infected patients with chronic kidney disease during and after treatment with direct antiviral agents
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Raffaele Dell ’Acqua, Giuseppina De Vita, Andrea Procopio, Michele Milella, Annalisa Saracino, Gioacchino Angarano Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

An Unusual Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: I-Chang Lin, Ching-Tai Lee, Yao-Chun Hsu, Chao- Ming Tseng Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

FABP1 and Hepar expression levels in Barrett's Oesophagus and Associated Neoplasia in an Asian Population
Barrett's oesophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition associated with oesophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Evidence highlights that EAC is associated with an estimated 5-year survival of approximately 10-15%. Therefore, there is a need to determine which biomarkers are of value in the diagnosis of BE and beyond. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical significance of markers known to be expressed across BE and associated neoplasia. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Supriya Srivastava, Florian Kern, Neel Sharma, Frank McKeon, Wa Xian, Khay Guan Yeoh, Khek Yu Ho, Ming Teh Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Obesity as predictor of postoperative outcomes in liver transplant candidates: review of the literature and future perspectives
Current American and European guidelines consider a pre-transplant BMI ≥40kg/m2 as a relative contraindication for liver transplantation but this recommendation is graded as uncertain and requires further research. Moreover, conflicting results are reported on the predictive value of BMI 30-39.9kg/m2 on post-transplant complication and mortality risk. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Michele Barone, Maria Teresa Viggiani, Alfonso W. Avolio, Andrea Iannone, Maria Rendina, Alfredo Di Leo Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The use of oral corticosteroids in inflammatory bowel diseases in italy: an ig-ibd survey
to evaluate how Italian gastroenterologists use corticosteroids in clinical practice for the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Federica Fasc ì Spurio, Gianmichele Meucci, Claudio Papi, Simone Saibeni, on behalf of IG-IBD Italian Group for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Family History of Gastric Cancer is Associated with the Risk of Colorectal Neoplasia in Korean Population
Family history of cancers at different sites except for colorectum has not been evaluated as a risk factor for colorectal neoplasia (CRN). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yoon Suk Jung, Nam Hee Kim, Hyo-Joon Yang, Soo-Kyung Park, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

A difficult diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplant
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 21, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Federica Invernizzi, Marco Maggioni, Laura Forzenigo, Maria Francesca Donato Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Validation of whole-slide imaging in the primary diagnosis of liver biopsies in a University Hospital
Experience in the use of whole slide imaging (WSI) for primary diagnosis is limited and there are no comprehensive reports evaluating this technology in liver biopsy specimens. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 19, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Adela Saco, Alba Diaz, Monica Hernandez, Daniel Martinez, Carla Montironi, Paola Castillo, Natalia Rakislova, Marta del Pino, Antonio Martinez, Jaume Ordi Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

“Validation of Whole-Slide Imaging in the Primary Diagnosis of Liver Biopsies in a University Hospital”
Experience in the use of whole slide imaging (WSI) for primary diagnosis is limited and there are no comprehensive reports evaluating this technology in liver biopsy specimens. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 19, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Adela Saco, Alba Diaz, Monica Hernandez, Daniel Martinez, Carla Montironi, Paola Castillo, Natalia Rakislova, Marta del Pino, Antonio Martinez, Jaume Ordi Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Incidence of and risk factors for pancreatic cancer in chronic pancreatitis: A cohort of 1656 patients
Risk of pancreatic cancer may increase in chronic pancreatitis patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lu Hao, Xiang-Peng Zeng, Lei Xin, Dan Wang, Jun Pan, Ya-Wei Bi, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Jin-Huan Lin, Di Zhang, Bo Ye, Wen-Bin Zou, Hui Chen, Ting Xie, Bai-Rong Li, Zhao-Hong Zheng, Teng Wang, Hong-Lei Guo, Zhuan Liao, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Incidence of and Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer in Chronic Pancreatitis: A Cohort of 1,656 Patients
Risk of pancreatic cancer may increase in chronic pancreatitis patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lu Hao, Xiang-Peng Zeng, Lei Xin, Dan Wang, Jun Pan, Ya-Wei Bi, Jun-Tao Ji, Ting-Ting Du, Jin-Huan Lin, Di Zhang, Bo Ye, Wen-Bin Zou, Hui Chen, Ting Xie, Bai-Rong Li, Zhao-Hong Zheng, Teng Wang, Hong-Lei Guo, Zhuan Liao, Zhao-Shen Li, Liang-Hao Hu Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 13, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Therapy experiences and preferences among patients with anemia: results of a cross-sectional survey among Italian patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Anemia represents one of the most common and often the least treated complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 5, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sonja Milovanovic, Franco Scaldaferri, Stefania Canarecci, Flavia Kheiraoui, Giulia Ciancarella, Chiara de Waure, Agnese Collamati, Elisa Schiavoni, Antonio Gasbarrini, Stefania Boccia, Andrea Poscia Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Association between F508 deletion in CFTR and chronic pancreatitis risk
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) has been reported to influence individual susceptibility to chronic pancreatitis (CP), but the results of previous studies are controversial. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Dong Zhao, Yanzhen Xu, Jiatong Li, Shien Fu, Feifan Xiao, Xiaowei Song, Zhibin Xie, Min jiang, Yan He, Chengwu Liu, Qiongxian Wen, Xiaoli Yang Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

A preoperative score to predict early death after pancreatic cancer resection
This study aimed to develop and validate a preoperative prognostic model for death within one year post-surgery in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: G. Balzano, E. Dugnani, S. Crippa, M. Scavini, V. Pasquale, F. Aleotti, D. Liberati, A. Gandolfi, G. Belfiori, M. Reni, C. Doglioni, G. Ruffo, C. Marmorale, M. Falconi, L. Piemonti Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Are we reproducible in measurement of NET liver metastasis?
Accurate measurement of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumours (NET) liver metastases is critical to determine tumour slope and to assess treatment efficacy.Our objectives were to determine which CT or MRI sequence is the most reproducible to measure NET liver metastases and to assess the percentage of variability of measurements.Intra and inter-observer variability were studied on triphasic abdominal CT or liver MRI in 22 and 32 NET patients respectively. Patients were treatment-na ïve or under somatostatin analogues. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 28, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Salma Moalla, J.Arfi Rouche, S. Foulon, C. Caramella, N. Ternes, D. Planchard, D. Goere, M. Ducreux, J.Y. Scoazec, F. Deschamps, C. Dromain, E. Baudin Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Effects of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (tips) on blood volume distribution in patients with cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is accompanied by portal hypertension with splanchnic and systemic arterial vasodilation, and central hypovolaemia.A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alleviates portal hypertension, but also causes major haemodynamic changes. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 27, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Troels M. Busk, Flemming Bendtsen, Jens H. Henriksen, Stefan Fuglsang, Jens O. Clemmesen, Fin S. Larsen, S øren Møller Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Transjugular local thrombolysis with/without TIPS in patients with acute non-cirrhotic, non-malignant portal vein thrombosis.
This study evaluates efficacy and safety of transjugular interventional therapy in acute non-cirrhotic PVT. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Christoph Klinger, Bettina Riecken, Arthur Schmidt, Andrea De Gottardi, Benjamin Meier, Jaime Bosch, Karel Caca Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

IgG3 Subclass: a possible trigger of mixed cryoglobulin cascade in hepatitis C virus chronic infection
HCV is a hepatotropic and lymphotropic virus and is the most frequent cause of “benign” mono-oligoclonal B-lymphocyte proliferation, observed in mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC). The study aims to investigate the presence, prevalence and characteristics of the subclasses of cryoglobulins in HCV-patients to look for a relationship with MC. Fifty HCV-infected patients with cryogl obulins were enrolled. IgG subclasses were characterized in cryoprecipitate, and serum IgG and IgM Rheumatoid Factor (RF) were determined. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 26, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Umberto Basile, Francesca Gulli, Laura Gragnani, Elisa Fognani, Cecilia Napodano, Krizia Pocino, Anna Linda Zignego, Gian Ludovico Rapaccini Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Type II –III ERCP-related perforations treated with temporary Fully covered self-expandable stents
ERCP-related perforations are rare but serious complications, occurring in 0.09% and 0.64% of all procedures [1 –4]. The subsequent mortality rate is high (8–23%) [3]. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Al Tringali, Marcello Cintolo, Cesare Hassan, Douglas G. Adler, Massimiliano Mutignani Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary management of patients with coexisting inflammatory bowel disease and spondyloarthritis: A Delphi consensus among Italian experts
Treatment of patients with coexisting spondyloarthritis (SpA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often requires multidisciplinary collaboration between gastroenterologists and rheumatologists. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Alessandro Armuzzi, Carla Felice, Ennio Lubrano, Fabrizio Cantini, Fabiana Castiglione, Paolo Gionchetti, Ambrogio Orlando, Carlo Salvarani, Raffaele Scarpa, Antonio Marchesoni, Maurizio Vecchi, Ignazio Olivieri, on behalf of the Italian SpA-IBD Expert Pa Source Type: research

Type II –III ERCP-related perforations treated with temporary FCSEMS
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: A. Tringali, M. Cintolo, C. Hassan, D.G. Adler, M. Mutignani Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

A CASE OF SURGICAL DELAYED SOVRANASTOMOTIC PERFORATION SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH AN OVER-THE-SCOPE CLIP (with video)
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: B. Mangiavillano, M. Bianchetti, L.H. Eusebi, A. Repici Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

A new index predicts early allograft dysfunction following living donor liver transplantation: A propensity score analysis
The aim of this study was to identify a new index to predict early allograft dysfunction following living donor liver transplantation. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jiu-Lin Song, Jian Yang, Lu-Nan Yan, Jia-Yin Yang, Tian-Fu Wen, Bo Li, Yong Zeng, Hong Wu, Wen-Tao Wang, Ming-Qing Xu, Zhe-Yu Chen, Yong-Gang Wei, Li Jiang Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Tolerance and outcomes of sorafenib in elderly patients treated for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
Use of sorafenib remains debated in elderly patients treated for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Nicolas Williet, L éa Clavel, A. Bourmaud, Céline Verot, Nadia Bouarioua, Xavier Roblin, Philippe Merle, Jean-Marc Phelip Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Nurse in patients ’ health status assessment: data from a pilot study assessing agreement among nurse and gastroenterologist in computing ibd-clinical scores
Crohn ’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) are chronic, systemic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs) that need a multidisciplinary approach involving not only different medical specialists but also qualified nurses. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mocciaro Filippo, Giulia Maria Pecoraro, Roberto Di Mitri, Daniela Scimeca, Fabrizio Bossa, Giuseppina Russo, Giuseppina Martino, Vincenzo Costanza, Maria Antonella Profita, Concetta Orlando, Gianfranco Profeta, Fabio Tin è Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Clinical usefulness of serum antibodies as biomarkers of gastrointestinal and liver diseases
The progressively growing knowledge of the pathophysiology of a number of immune-mediated gastrointestinal and liver disorders, including autoimmune atrophic gastritis, coeliac disease, autoimmune enteropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis and autoimmune pancreatitis, together with the improvement of their detection methods have increased the diagnostic power of serum antibodies. In some cases −coeliac disease and autoimmune atrophic gastritis- they have radically changed gastroenterologists' diagnostic ability, while in others −aut...
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Antonio Di Sabatino, Federico Biagi, Marco Lenzi, Luca Frulloni, Marco Vincenzo Lenti, Paolo Giuffrida, Gino Roberto Corazza Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Prevalence of and risk factors for HBV infection in a metropolitan Southern Italian area: Evidence for the effectiveness of universal Hepatitis B vaccination.
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Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Filomena Morisco, Tommaso Stroffolini, Flavia Lucia Lombardo, Maria Guarino, Silvia Camera, Valentina Cossiga, Laura Donnarumma, Ilaria Loperto, Nicola Caporaso Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Successful management of Acute Liver Failure in Italian Children: a 16-year Experience at a Referral Centre for Paediatric Liver Transplantation
Identifying the causes of acute liver failure (ALF) and predictors of death or liver transplantation (LTX) is crucial to decide its management. We aimed to describe features and outcome of ALF in Italian children. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: A. Di Giorgio, A. Sonzogni, A. Piccich è, G. Alessio, E. Bonanomi, M. Colledan, L. D’ Antiga Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Primary jejunal malignant melanoma detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT and enteroscopy
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 14, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Stefano Bargiggia, Emanuele Dainese, Fabrizio Parente Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research