Routine indexes for cirrhosis and significant fibrosis detection in patients with compensated chronic hepatitis B
Fibrosis index based on the four factors (FIB-4) and aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI) were not well validated in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The aim of this study was to validate the performances of these indexes and construct novel indexes for liver fibrosis assessment. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zhi-Qiao Zhang, Li-Wen Huang, Yong-Peng Chen, Peng Wang Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Severe endoscopic lesions are not associated with more infliximab fecal loss in acute severe ulcerative colitis
It has been observed that early infliximab (IFX) fecal excretion in patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC) was associated with low treatment response. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Florian Poullenot, Doroth ée Nivet, Stéphane Paul, Pauline Riviere, Xavier Roblin, David Laharie Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Aortoenteric fistula: a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleed captured on endoscopy with exceptional clarity
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: David Yi Yang, Edward Wiebe, Farhad Peerani Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Endoscopic purse-string suturing with multiple over-the-scope clips for closure of a large mucosal defect after duodenal endoscopic submucosal dissection
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tomoaki Tashima, Kouichi Nonaka, Shomei Ryozawa, Yuki Tanisaka Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Forceps de-inversion converting a polyp into a diverticulum
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: V. Zimmer Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Gliadin effect on the oxidative balance and DNA damage: An in-vitro, ex-vivo study
Gliadins are involved in gluten-related disorders and are responsible for the alteration of the cellular redox balance. It is not clear if the gliadin-related oxidative stress can induce DNA damage in enterocytes. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Erika Monguzzi, Laura Marabini, Luca Elli, Valentina Vaira, Stefano Ferrero, Francesca Ferretti, Federica Branchi, Gabriella Gaudioso, Alice Scricciolo, Vincenza Lombardo, Luisa Doneda, Leda Roncoroni Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Should prophylactic embolization of spontaneous portosystemic shunts be routinely performed during transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement?
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Judit Vidal-Gonz ález, Macarena Simón-Talero, Joan Genescà Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Towards a RAS mutation status in a single day for patients with advanced colorectal cancers. Authors' reply
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Astrid Li èvre, Jean-Louis Merlin, Jean-Christophe Sabourin, Pascal Artru, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Michel Ducreux Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Outcome after liver transplantation in elderly recipients ( > 65 years) – a single-center retrospective analysis
Liver transplantation (LT) in elderly recipients is controversially discussed in the literature with only little data on long-term outcome available. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficiency of LT in elderly recipients (  > 65yrs). (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Dagmar Kollmann, Svenja Maschke, Susanne Rasoul-Rockenschaub, Joanna Baron-Stefaniak, Michael Hofmann, Gerd Silberhumer, Georg P. Gy öri, Thomas Soliman, Gabriela A. Berlakovich Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Does the site of primary colorectal cancer influence the outcome after resection of isolated liver metastases?
In this study, we evaluated outcome after resection of isolated CLM with regard to the location of the primary. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - July 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Frank Makowiec, Magdalena Menzel, Peter Bronsert, Philipp A. Holzner, Andrea Klock, Sven A. Lang, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Hannes P. Neeff Tags: Oncology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Hospital admission for digestive diseases: gastroenterology units offer a more effective and efficient care
Digestive diseases imply a substantial burden for health care systems.Effectiveness of specialized gastroenterology care has been demonstrated in a few real life surveys. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Antonio Balzano, Flavia Carle, Cristina Tamburini, Fabio Monica, Giuseppe Milazzo, Paolo Spolaore, Marco Galadini, Fulvio Basili, Luigi Ricciardiello, Elisabetta Buscarini, Gioacchino Leandroa Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Pancreatic disorders in children: new clues on the horizon
Pancreatic disorders in children represent a growing health problem in pediatric patients. In the past two decades, several advances have been made in the knowledge of pediatric pancreatic disorders, with better understanding of different etiologies and clinical manifestations of these disorders. Moreover, many efforts have been made in pancreatology, aiming to define guidelines in the management of pancreatitis in children, initially based on the available information in adults. A multidisciplinary and multicenter approach is necessary to better determine pancreatic disease pathways and treatment options in children. (Sou...
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Claudia Della Corte, Simona Faraci, Fabio Majo, Vincenzina Lucidi, Douglas S. Fishman, Valerio Nobili Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Cap-assisted double-lumen ERCP with forceps fixation for a tricky biliary access in periampullary diverticulum
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vincent Zimmer Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Molecular Imaging in Gastroenterology: a route for personalized endoscopy
With the rapid expansion and diversification of the repertoire of biological agents utilized in inflammatory bowel diseases and cancer and the increase in oncological patients in gastroenterology, visualization of single receptor or molecular target expression and the subsequent initiation of expression tailored therapy are gaining increasing attention. Through the combination of utilizing fluorescently labelled probes with high specificity towards defined molecular targets and their subsequent detection and visualisation with endoscopic devices, molecular imaging is a new emerging field focussing on the receptor expressio...
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 23, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Entcho Klenske, Markus F. Neurath, Raja Atreya, Timo Rath Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy of the Toll-like receptor 9 agonist cobitolimod using patient-reported-outcomes defined clinical endpoints in patients with ulcerative colitis
The Toll-like-receptor 9 (TLR-9) agonist cobitolimod (DIMS0150, Kappaproct ®) is a promising therapeutic option for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Raja Atreya, Walter Reinisch, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Franco Scaldaferri, Charlotte Admyre, Thomas Knittel, Jan Kowalski, Markus Friedrich Neurath, Christopher Hawkey Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Gene expression profile of Dclk1+ cells in intestinal tumors
Accumulating evidence has shown the existence of tumor stem cells with therapeutic potential. Previously, we reported that doublecortin like kinase 1 (Dclk1) marks tumor stem cells but not normal stem cells in the intestine of ApcMin/+ mice, and that Dclk1- and Lgr5-double positive tumor cells are the tumor stem cells of intestinal tumors. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 22, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yuichi Yamaga, Akihisa Fukuda, Yuki Nakanishi, Norihiro Goto, Yoshihide Matsumoto, Takuto Yoshioka, Takahisa Maruno, Tsutomu Chiba, Hiroshi Seno Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

A real life comparison of the effectiveness of adalimumab and golimumab in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, supported by Propensity Score analysis.
Adalimumab and golimumab are effective in the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sara Renna, Filippo Mocciaro, Marco Ventimiglia, Rosalba Orlando, Fabio Salvatore Macaluso, Maria Cappello, Walter Fries, Marco Mendolaro, Antonino Carlo Privitera, Concetta Ferracane, Valentina Pisana, Antonio Magnano, Dario Pluchino, Gaetano Inserra, Gi Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Both glypican-3/Wnt/ β-catenin signaling pathway and autophagy contributed to the inhibitory effect of curcumin on hepatocellular carcinoma
The aim of this study is to investigate the role of Glypican-3(GPC3)/wnt/ β-catenin signaling pathway and autophagy in the regulation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) growth mediated by curcumin. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Pei Hu, Changzheng Ke, Xingrong Guo, Pan Ren, Yaoyao Tong, Sen Luo, Yulin He, Zhiqiang Wei, Bin Cheng, Ruiming Li, Jie Luo, Zhongji Meng Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Thrombopoietin receptor agonists and risk of portal vein thrombosis in Patients with Liver disease and Thrombocytopenia: a meta-analysis
Treatment of thrombocytopenia with thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPORAs) seems to be associated with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). We performed a meta-analysis of the trials carried out in this clinical setting to assess if such association is detectable. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lorenzo Loffredo, Francesco Violi Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Angiotensin II and tumor necrosis factor- α stimulate the growth, migration and invasion of BEL-7402 cells via down-regulation of GRK2 expression
To investigate the effects of angiotensin II (Ang II) and tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF-α) on the biological characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and the associated changes in G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) expression. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 20, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zhou-wei Xu, Shang-xue Yan, Hua-xun Wu, Ying Zhang, Wei Wei Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Adjusted Intensive Care Infection Score (ICIS Δ)—A new approach for prediction of ascitic fluid infection in patients with cirrhosis
Early and accurate diagnosis is the key to improving survival in cirrhotic patients with ascitic fluid infection. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Han Wang, Ning Yang, Yan Li, Fangfang Zhang, Na Xie, Peiran Li, Zhiqiang Sun, Jiangong Zhu, Yuanli Mao, Boan Li Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Hepatic vein stenting in a 7 week/old infant with Budd –Chiari syndrome using an anterograde approach from the inferior accessory hepatic vein
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Settimo Caruso, Jean de Ville de Goyet Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Management of haemostatic alterations and associated disorders in cirrhosis in Spain: a national survey
knowledge of haematological abnormalities in cirrhosis has greatly improved in recent years. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 12, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jos é Ignacio Fortea, Ángela Puente, Iranzu Ezcurra, Antonio Cuadrado, María Teresa Arias-Loste, Joaquín Cabezas, Susana Llerena, Paula Iruzubieta, Carlos Rodríguez-Lope, Patricia Huelin, Fernando Casafont, Emilio Fábrega, Javier Crespo Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Breaking bad news: how to cope
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lucia Crax ì, Vito Di Marco Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The role of age in pancreatic Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas: same risk of death but different implications for management
Current guidelines do not address the role of age in the management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Giovanni Marchegiani, Stefano Andrianello, Giampaolo Perri, Tommaso Pollini, Andrea Caravati, Erica Secchettin, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi, Roberto Salvia Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Second Generation Optical Coherence Tomography: Preliminary Experience in Pancreatic and Biliary Strictures
We present the first preliminary data using a second-generation OCT system using volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE) in biliary and pancreatic duct strictures. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Amy Tyberg, Ming-ming Xu, Monica Gaidhane, Michel Kahaleh Source Type: research

Minimal-invasive temporary gastric stimulation: A pilot study to predict the outcome of electronic gastric stimulation with the Enterra ™ system
Gastroparesis (GP) is defined as delayed gastric emptying (GE) without any obstruction of the pylorus. It can be divided into idiopathic, diabetic, post surgical and rare causes. Electronic gastric stimulation (EGS) − Enterra Medtronic™ − is a part of GP therapy. Although its positive impact has been reported in open label trials, randomized controlled trials failed in demonstrating a positive outcome. The aim of this pilot study was to establish a reliable prediction for permanent gastric stimulation. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 6, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: F.M. Corvinus, S. Heinrich, H. Neumann, E. Hadzijusufovic, B. Babic, H. Lang, P.P. Grimminger Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Incidence of HCV infection amongst HIV positive men who had sex with men and prevalence data from patients followed at the Infectious Diseases Clinic of Modena, Italy
This study reports two years incidence rate and prevalence of HCV in a cohort of HIV positive MSM. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Gianluca Cuomo, Margherita Digaetano, Marianna Menozzi, Sara Tagliazucchi, Giovanni Guaraldi, Vanni Borghi, Cristina Mussini Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Association between non-variceal spontaneous portosystemic shunt and outcomes after TIPS in cirrhosis
Whether pre-existing nonvariceal spontaneous portosystemic shunts (SPSSs) in cirrhotic patients affect outcomes after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and whether they need to be closed remains unclear. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chuangye He, Yong Lv, Zhengyu Wang, Wengang Guo, Jun Tie, Kai Li, Jing Niu, Luo zuo, Tianlei Yu, Xulong Yuan, Hui Chen, Qiuhe Wang, Haibo Liu, Wei Bai, Enxing Wang, Dongdong Xia, Bohan Luo, Xiaomei Li, Jie Yuan, Na Han, Ying Zhu, Jianhong Wang, Zhanxin Yi Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension: A possibly benign but complicated disease
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jonel Trebicka Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

A novel STK11 missense mutation (c.346G   >  T) causing Peutz–Jeghers syndrome in a Chinese male with a negative family history
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - June 4, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zi-Ye ZHAO, Yu-Liang JIANG, Bai-Rong LI, En-Da YU, Shou-Bin NING Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Meta-analysis comparing the efficacy and adverse events of biologics and thiopurines for Crohn ’s Disease after surgery for ulcerative colitis
Long-term inflammatory complications of IPAA include Crohn ’s Disease (CD) or “CD-like” (CDL) condition. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) with or without immunomodulator (IM) therapy in this group of patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Abhijeet Yadav, Satya Kurada, Joshua Foromera, Kenneth R. Falchuk, Joseph D. Feuerstein Tags: Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

Long-term Follow-up in Adults with Coeliac Disease: Predictors and Effect on Health Outcomes
Guidelines recommend regular follow-up in coeliac disease, but effect of this on long-term outcomes remains unclear. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Henna Pekki, Katri Kaukinen, Tuire Ilus, Markku M äki, Heini Huhtala, Kaija Laurila, Kalle Kurppa Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Bile acids and FXR in functional gastrointestinal disorders
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs), such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Chronic Constipation (CC), are commonly diagnosed conditions in clinical practice which create a substantial global burden. Since the Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR) and bile acids (BAs) are responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the GI tract, any disturbances in the expression of FXR or the composition of BAs may contribute to the development of the GI symptoms. Alterations in the mechanism of action of FXR directly affect the BAs pool and account for increased intestinal permeability and changes in abundance and diversity of gut micr...
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Paula Mosi ńska, Adrian Szczepaniak, Jakub Fichna Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Meta-analysis comparing the efficacy and adverse events of biologics and thiopurines for Crohn's Disease after surgery for ulcerative colitis
Long-term inflammatory complications of IPAA include Crohn ’s Disease (CD) or “CD-like” (CDL) condition. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) with or without immunomodulator (IM) therapy in this group of patients. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Abhijeet Yadav, Satya Kurada, Joshua Foromera, Kenneth R. Falchuk, Joseph D. Feuerstein Tags: Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

Prevalence, Predictors and Impact of Bacterial Infection in Acute on Chronic Liver Failure Patients
Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) is associated with high short term mortality. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence, predictors and impact of bacterial infection in ACLF. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shalimar, Gyanranjan Rout, Shekhar S. Jadaun, Gyan Ranjan, Saurabh Kedia, Deepak Gunjan, Baibaswata Nayak, Subrat Kumar Acharya, Ajay Kumar, Arti Kapil Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Significant Infections in Liver Transplant Recipients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiography are few and Unaffected by Prophylactic Antibiotics
This study evaluated the risk of clinically significant infections after ERCP in LTR who received antibiotic prophylaxis compared to those who did not. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Divyanshoo R. Kohli, Tilak U. Shah, Doumit S. BouHaidar, Ravi Vachhani, M. Shadab Siddiqui Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Endoscopic purse-string suturing with an over-the-scope clip for closure of a large mucosal defect after gastric ESD
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tomoaki Tashima, Kouichi Nonaka, Shomei Ryozawa, Yuki Tanisaka Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Incidence of cancer (other than gastric cancer) in pernicious anaemia: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Pernicious anaemia (PA) is associated with increased gastric cancer risk, but the evidence is conflicting regarding the associated risk of other cancers. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Edith Lahner, Marina Capasso, Marilia Carabotti, Bruno Annibale Tags: Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

Relative Adrenal Insufficiency in Cirrhotic Patients with Ascites (Hepatoadrenal Syndrome)
Relative adrenal insufficiency (RAI) has been reported in critically ill patients with cirrhosis. We evaluated the prevalence of RAI and its relationship to clinical course in non-septic cirrhosis patients with ascites. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 23, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Rama Walia, Naresh Sachdeva, Ashish Bhalla, Akash Singh, Virendra Singh Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Totally laparoscopic, multi-stage, restorative proctocolectomy for inflammatory bowel diseases. a prospective study on safety, efficacy and long-term results
Laparoscopic ileo-pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) has been reported as having low morbidity and several advantages. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 21, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Gianluca M. Sampietro, Francesco Colombo, Alice Frontali, Caterina M Baldi, Stefania Carmagnola, Andrea Cassinotti, Alessandra Dell ’Era, Alessandro Massari, Paola Molteni, Dario Dilillo, Paolo Fociani, Massimo Tonolini, Giovanni Maconi, Paolo Fiorina, Tags: Alimentary Tract Source Type: research

Response to “The combination therapy with cytapheresis plus vedolizumab in a corticosteroid-dependent patient with ulcerative colitis and previous Anti-TNF alfa failure” by Sáez-González and coworkers MariamAguas, José M.Huguet, PilarNos, Belén Beltrán
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 19, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Barbara Scrivo, Alessandro Vitello, Maria Cappello Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Editorial Board
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Liver-related mortality in hepatitis delta patients: Russian single centre experience
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Dzhamal Abdurakhmanov, Kaharman Esmembetov, Teona Rozina, Elena Nikulkina, Elena Tanaschuk Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

LONG EXTENSIVE RADIATION PROCTITIS TREATED WITH RECTAL BAND LIGATION (with video)
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: B. Mangiavillano, M. Bianchetti, R. Semeraro, A. Repici Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Hemangiolymphangioma of the small bowel: a rare cause of chronic anemia
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yugo Iwaya, Catherine J. Streutker, J. Gerard Coneys, Norman Marcon Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research

Cesarean section reduces the risk of early mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus
To evaluate the effects of cesarean section (CS) on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of hepatitis B virus (HBV) among hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive pregnant women. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Songxu Peng, Zhihua Wan, Tingting Liu, Li Xiu, Yukai Du Tags: Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract Source Type: research

Systematic Review with Meta-analysis: Change in Liver Stiffness During Anti-viral Therapy in Patients with Hepatitis B
Time-varying impact of anti-viral therapy on liver stiffness in patients with hepatitis B is unclear. (Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 15, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Antonio Facciorusso, Herney Andres Garcia Perdomo, Nicola Muscatiello, Rosario Vincenzo Buccino, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Siddharth Singh Tags: Meta-Analysis Source Type: research

Rare Complication of Permanent Indwelling Transmural Plastic Stent
(Source: Digestive and Liver Disease)
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - May 11, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Surinder Singh Rana, Pankaj Gupta, Ravi Sharma, Rajesh Gupta Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research