Utility of inflammatory markers to predict adverse outcome in acute pancreatitis: A retrospective study in a single academic center
Conclusion: Our data show persistently low LMR that is associated with severe AP and a value of <2.0 can be used clinically to predict severe AP on admission. It also shows that elevated NLR is associated with complicated AP and prolonged hospital stay with a value >10.5 that can be used to predict severe complicated AP and to monitor response to treatment over time. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mohamad Mubder Banreet Dhindsa Danny Nguyen Syed Saghir Chad Cross Ranjit Makar Gordon Ohning Source Type: research

Risk of neutropenia in inflammatory bowel disease patients treated with TNF inhibitors: A single-center, retrospective cohort study
Conclusions: In this study, mild neutropenia was common among patients with IBD on TNFi. Future prospective studies are required to further clarify the significance of neutropenia in patients with IBD receiving TNFi. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Dimah AlAskar Mais AlSardi Eman Al Sulais Mahmoud Mosli Turki AlAmeel Source Type: research

Prevalence of biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver among patients with gallstone disease
Conclusions: The prevalence of NAFLD among GD patients is high. High BMI and diabetes are independent factors associated with NAFLD in GD patients. The results suggest that there may be a need for routine liver biopsy in selected patients during cholecystectomy. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Faisal A Alsaif Sara H Alqahtani Amani M Alsadoon Khalid A Alswat Ayman A Abdo Mazen M Hassanain Abdulsalam B Alsharabi Ghadeer R Aljuhani Hisham M Alkhalidi Mohammad S Elsharkawy Maram A Alotaibi Faisal M Sanai Waleed K Al-hamoudi Source Type: research

LncRNA NEAT1 modulates sorafenib resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma through regulating the miR-149-5p/AKT1 axis
Conclusions: NEAT1/miR-149-5p/AKT1 pathway-based therapy might be a potential clinical application for HCC patients. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yuexiang Niu Gongen Tang Xiuli Wu Chaoyu Wu Source Type: research

Biliary anatomy and pancreatic duct variations: A cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Variations in biliary anatomy and pancreatic duct are very diverse and extend from the intrahepatic biliary system down to the pancreas. Performing a similar study on a larger population is mandatory to illustrate the range of variations present within the community. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Murad Aljiffry Mohammad Abbas Mohammad A. M. Wazzan Ahmed H Abduljabbar Safiyah Aloufi Emad Aljahdli Source Type: research

Development and validation of metric-based-training to proficiency simulation curriculum for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy using a novel assessment checklist
Conclusion: The Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy simulation training curriculum and its SESAS global assessment tool have been primarily validated and can serve as a valuable addition to the gastroenterology fellowship programs. Follow up study of trainee performance in workplaces is recommended for consequences validation. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Nahla Azzam Nehal Khamis Majid Almadi Faisal Batwa Fahad Alsohaibani Abdulrahman Aljebreen Ahmad Alharbi Yasser Alaska Turki Alameel Peter Irving Richard M Satava Source Type: research

The association between SNPs rs1800591 and rs3816873 of the MTTP gene and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A meta-analysis
Conclusion: The present meta-analysis revealed that the rs1800591 and rs3816873 polymorphisms of the MTTP gene are uncommon in NAFLD. However, the G allele of rs1800591 was more likely to be correlated to NASH susceptibility. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jie Tan Jian Zhang Zhenzhen Zhao Jie Zhang Mengzhen Dong Xuefeng Ma Shousheng Liu Yongning Xin Source Type: research

Training to competency: Are we ready for a radical reform ?
Hani LababidiSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2020 26(4):169-170 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - July 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hani Lababidi Source Type: research

Circulating tumor cells in whole process management of gastrointestinal stromal tumor in a real-life setting
Conclusions: In the current study, we assessed the CTCs and CTM of GIST patients in various disease progressions and identified clinicopathological factors influencing the detection of CTCs and CTM. These results are instructive for clinicians to understand CTCs/CTM in GIST patients. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Qiang Zhang Kangjing Xu Ming Chen Yongchang Miao Nuofan Wang Zekuan Xu Hao Xu Source Type: research

Stachyose modulates gut microbiota and alleviates dextran sulfate sodium-induced acute colitis in mice
Conclusions: Our results suggested that stachyose increased beneficial microbiota and bacterial diversity to alleviate acute colitis in mice, which might be a new promising option to UC patients. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Liwen He Feiran Zhang Zhengyang Jian Jiachen Sun Jiamin Chen Vuekhang Liapao Qing He Source Type: research

Inhibition of ALAS1 activity exerts anti-tumour effects on colorectal cancer in vitro
Conclusions: The abnormal expression of ALAS1 is closely related to the proliferation and metastasis of CRC cells, suggesting that ALAS1 may be a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of CRC. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yalei Zhao Xiaoyun Zhang Yabin Liu Yiping Ma Pong Kong Tianliang Bai Mei Han Binghui Li Source Type: research

Comparison of the effect of 1-day and 2-day low residue diets on the quality of bowel preparation before colonoscopy
Conclusion: LRD duration (1 day or 2 days) had no significant effect on bowel preparation quality. Patients in the 1-day LRD group had higher tolerance and satisfaction levels than patients in the 2-day LRD group. However, overall satisfaction was higher with the 1-day LRD group than with the 2-day LRD group. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Li Jiao Junmin Wang Wenjuan Zhao Xinying Zhu Xia Meng Liwei Zhao Source Type: research

Serum mucin 3A as a potential biomarker for extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
Conclusion: The diagnostic efficiency for EHCC of MUC3A is obviously superior to CA19-9 and CEA, and a high level of serum MUC3A indicates a poor prognosis, therefore, MUC3A can be used as a potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for EHCC. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jing Wang Haibin Zhou Yucheng Wang Haitao Huang Jing Yang Weigang Gu Xiaofeng Zhang Jianfeng Yang Source Type: research

EncephalApp Stroop App predicts poor sleep quality in patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy due to hepatitis B-induced liver cirrhosis
Conclusions: The total Off-time plus On-time of EncephalApp predicts poor sleep quality in patients with MHE due to hepatitis B-induced cirrhosis. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ming Luo Xiao-Bing Yu Sheng-Juan Hu Fei-Hu Bai Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound versus computed tomography in determining the resectability of pancreatic cancer: A diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis
Conclusions: Both EUS and CT provide reasonable sensitivity and specificity to detect the resectability of pancreatic cancer. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Muhammad I. O. Rahman Brian P. H. Chan Parsa M Far Lawrence Mbuagbaw Lehana Thabane Mohammad Yaghoobi Source Type: research

Minimal hepatic encephalopathy and sleep disorders in patients with cirrhosis: Which comes first ?
Lorenzo Ridola, Oliviero Riggio, Stefania Gioia, Silvia NardelliSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2020 26(3):111-112 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - May 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lorenzo Ridola Oliviero Riggio Stefania Gioia Silvia Nardelli Source Type: research

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in children less than 10 kilograms: A comparative study
Conclusion: PEG is a safe technique in children less than 10 kg, and the complications rate is comparable with older children. The use of positive transillumination and small needle for measuring the distance between the skin and the stomach enhances the safety of the procedure. PEG should be considered in children less than 10 kg who need supportive or continuous enteral nutrition for different reasons. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Osama A Bawazir Source Type: research

Social media usage pattern and its influencing factors among celiac patients and their families
Conclusions: Celiac patients are highly involved in social media activities for purposes related to their disease. We encourage healthcare providers to be available online to provide trustable and high-quality educational materials. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ahmed Al Sarkhy Source Type: research

Incidence of symptomatic cholelithiasis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and its association with rapid weight loss
Conclusion: We found a 3.5% incidence of symptomatic cholelithiasis among post-LSG patients in a period of 2 years. Rapid weight loss was the only risk factor that contributed to the development of post-LSG gallbladder disease. Statistical Analysis Used: Results were expressed as absolute numbers and percentages for categorical variables and as mean and standard deviation for continuous variables. A paired sample t-test was performed to determine significant differences between means at different time stamps. Statistical analysis was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0. ...
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Faisal A Alsaif Fahad S Alabdullatif Mohammed K Aldegaither Khalid A Alnaeem Abdulrahman F Alzamil Nouf H Alabdulkarim Abdullah D Aldohayan Source Type: research

Epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome and its associated factors in Saudi undergraduate students
Conclusion: Overall, 15.8% of participants in this study met the Rome IV criteria for IBS diagnosis. IBS was associated with several lifestyle factors, as well as family history and emotional stress. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Omar F AlButaysh Azam A AlQuraini Abdulmohsen A Almukhaitah Yasser M Alahmdi Fahad S Alharbi Source Type: research

Efficacy of a bismuth-based quadruple therapy regimen for Helicobacter pylori eradication in Saudi Arabia
Conclusions: Treatment with a bismuth-based quadruple therapy was effective in eradicating H. pylori infection in 78.3% of Saudi patients with an ITT analysis and in 87.8% as per-protocol analysis. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fahad Alsohaibani Mohammed Alquaiz Khalid Alkahtani Hamad Alashgar Musthafa Peedikayil Abdulrahman AlFadda Majid Almadi Source Type: research

Treatment with compound Lactobacillus acidophilus followed by a tetracycline- and furazolidone-containing quadruple regimen as a rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori infection
Conclusions: Patients who failed multiple attempts at H. pylori eradication may benefit from a treatment with probiotics followed by a tetracycline- and furazolidone-containing quadruple regimen. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Airu Liu Yuxin Wang Yingxiao Song Yiqi Du Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: Current evidence shows particular combinations, species or strains of probiotics are effective for overall IBS symptoms. However, it is hard to derive a definite conclusion due to high heterogeneity and unclear risk of bias of some trials. Large well-designed and rigorous trials are warranted. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jian-Rong Sun Chen-Fan Kong Xiang-Ke Qu Chao Deng Yan-Ni Lou Li-Qun Jia Source Type: research

Strategies for Helicobacter pylori eradication in the year 2020
Rinaldo Pellicano, Davide Giuseppe Ribaldone, Gian Paolo CavigliaSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2020 26(2):63-65 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - April 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rinaldo Pellicano Davide Giuseppe Ribaldone Gian Paolo Caviglia Source Type: research

Is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography safe during pregnancy ?
Qilin Tang, Kai ZhangSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2020 26(1):61-62 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Qilin Tang Kai Zhang Source Type: research

The impact of inpatient capsule endoscopy on the need for therapeutic interventions in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
Conclusion: Inpatient VCE is an effective tool to identify patients who need specific therapeutic interventions. Patients with negative VCE are unlikely to be readmitted or require specific therapeutic interventions in the index admission. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Majid Alsahafi Paula Cramer Nazira Chatur Fergal Donnellan Source Type: research

Operable gastric adenocarcinoma with different histological subtypes: Cancer-specific survival in the United States
Conclusions: Patients with GSRC had a similar prognosis to those with NGSRC. The proposed nomogram allowed a relatively accurate survival prediction for operable GA patients after gastrectomy. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chun-Lin Lin Guang-Wei Zhu Yong-Jian Huang Wei Zheng Shu-Gang Yang Jian-Xin Ye Source Type: research

Eosinophil counts in colonic tissue eosinophilia: Investigating specificity and sensitivity of cutoff points and comparing two counting methods
Conclusion: We recommend reporting the highest EC in colonic biopsies and using 30 as a cutoff point, bearing in mind the overlap with normal and correlating with the clinical team to not treat asymptomatic patients. Clinicopathological correlation is essential to separate PEC from secondary TE. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Heyam A Awad Yousef E Abu Osba Mohammad A Shaheen Ammar R Sfeira Source Type: research

The utility of esophagogastroduodenoscopy and Helicobacter pylori screening in the preoperative assessment of patients undergoing bariatric surgery: A cross-sectional, single-center study in Saudi Arabia
Conclusions: GERD and sleep apnea symptoms can be strong predictors of EGD abnormalities. However, this evidence is still not enough to safely recommend changing the current practice. Therefore, until a sensitive clinical prediction score is derived and validated according to the symptoms, we suggest that EGD should continue as the standard of care in all patients undergoing bariatric surgery. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ahmad AlEid Areej Al Balkhi Ali Hummedi Anfal Alshaya Muhammad Abukhater Abdullah Al Mtawa Abdullah Al Khathlan Adel Qutub Khalid Al Sayari Shameem Ahmad Tauseef Azhar Nawaf Al Otaibi Ahmed Al Ghamdi Abed Al Lehibi Source Type: research

Health related quality of life among Saudi children and adolescents with celiac disease
Conclusion: The HRQOL for Saudi CD children on GFD is generally comparable to the healthy control with exception of the general health domain. Adherence to the GFD improves the generic (SF-36) QOL domains. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Norah D Al Nofaie Jawaher R Al Ahmadi Omar I Saadah Source Type: research

Quantitative diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging for prediction of early infection in pancreatic collections: Results of a pilot study
Conclusion: DW-MRI is a reliable noninvasive technique to differentiate sterile and infected pancreatic collections. ADC values from the periphery of the collection can predict infected pancreatic collections at an early stage. DW-MRI should not be considered as a substitute for aspiration cytology in patients with septic symptoms and absent diffusion restriction on MRI. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Binit Sureka Balwant Rai Vaibhav Varshney Vijaya L Nag Mahendra K Garg Pawan K Garg Taruna Yadav Pushpinder S Khera Akhil Goel Source Type: research

Study on detection rate of polyps and adenomas in artificial-intelligence-aided colonoscopy
Conclusions: The CADe system is feasible for increasing the detection of polyps and adenomas in colonoscopy. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wen-Na Liu Yang-Yang Zhang Xu-Qiang Bian Li-Juan Wang Qiang Yang Xi-Dou Zhang Jin Huang Source Type: research

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of medical treatments for the management of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
Conclusions: The majority of patients receiving medical treatment for the management of SRUS experience resolution of their ulcers. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yousef Qari Mahmoud Mosli Source Type: research

Artificial inelegance in endoscopy: An updated auricle of Delphi!
Majid A Almadi, Khek Yu HoSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2020 26(1):1-3 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - February 18, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Majid A Almadi Khek Yu Ho Source Type: research

Overweight and obesity among Saudi children: Monitoring of the trend is what matters most
Abdulrahman A Al-HussainiSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 25(6):400-401 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Abdulrahman A Al-Hussaini Source Type: research

Is the prevalence of overweight/obesity overestimated among Saudi children and adolescents ?
Mahmood D Al-MendalawiSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 25(6):399-399 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mahmood D Al-Mendalawi Source Type: research

Diagnostic delay of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Saudi Arabia & #8212;the community, the physicians, and the disease: Where & #39;s the hold-up ?
Mais Al Sardi, Dimah Al Askar, Eman Al SulaisSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 25(6):397-398 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mais Al Sardi Dimah Al Askar Eman Al Sulais Source Type: research

Development of pancreatic cancer during observation for hepatocellular carcinoma: A retrospective cohort study
Conclusions: Increased incidence of pancreatic cancer was found in patients under observation for HCC in a relatively small cohort. HCC or other common underlying conditions might be a risk factor for development of pancreatic cancer. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wataru Gonoi Hidemi Okuma Takana Y Hayashi Masaaki Akahane Yousuke Nakai Ryosuke Tateishi Suguru Mizuno Yuichi Suzuki Minoru Mitsuda Kanako Matsuda Keiichi Nakagawa Hiroyuki Isayama Kiyoshi Miyagawa Kazuhiko Koike Osamu Abe Source Type: research

Clostridium difficile infection: Is there a change in the underlying factors ? Inflammatory bowel disease and Clostridium difficile
Conclusion: In recent studies, C. difficile infections were demonstrated to be more frequent in younger individuals who did not have a history of hospitalization but had an underlying disease such as IBD. In our study, we showed the change in the epidemiological data with prominence of underlying diseases such as IBDs. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sibel Bolukcu Ismail Necati Hakyemez Bilge Sumbul Gultepe Gulay Okay Bulent Durdu Meliha Meric Koc Turan Aslan Source Type: research

Factors for cecal intubation time during colonoscopy in women: Impact of surgical history
Conclusion: A prior episode of gynecological surgery prolonged CIT. Also, cesarean section history was associated with difficult colonoscopy in the examination by non-experienced trainees. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ji Hyung Nam Jung Hyeon Lee Jae Hak Kim Hyoun Woo Kang Dong Kee Jang Yun Jeong Lim Moon-Soo Koh Hyun Soo Park Eun-Cheol Park Jun Kyu Lee Jin Ho Lee Source Type: research

FOS-like antigen 1 is a prognostic biomarker in hepatocellular carcinoma
Conclusions: High expression of FOSL1 is an independent risk factor of HCC predicting unfavorable prognosis, indicating that FOSL1 detection could stratify patients with high risk, and anti-FOSL1 therapy may be a promising way to treat HCC. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Li Li Wenqi Zhang Shanshan Zhao Mao Sun Source Type: research

Risk factors associated with intolerance to enteral nutrition in moderately severe acute pancreatitis: A retrospective study of 568 patients
Conclusions: Tube-feeding intolerance accounts for a considerable proportion in patients with moderately severe acute pancreatitis. The presence of hypertriglyceridemia, systemic inflammatory response syndrome and acute gastrointestinal injury grade III or pancreatic infection and the time from admission to commencing enteral nutrition increase the risk for tube-feeding intolerance. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hui Li Zhenyu Yang Feng Tian Source Type: research

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in Billroth II gastrectomy patients: Outcomes and potential factors affecting technical failure
Conclusions: ERCP is safe, effective and feasible for Billroth II gastrectomy patients. Previous ERCP history, absence of Braun anastomosis and the use of a cap-assisted gastroscope are the predictive factors for its technical success. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jia-Su Li Duo-Wu Zou Zhen-Dong Jin Jie Chen Xin-Gang Shi Zhao-Shen Li Feng Liu Source Type: research

Safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions: ERCP done by experienced endoscopists is a safe procedure during pregnancy. Radiation-free techniques appear to reduce the rates of nonpregnancy-related complications, but not of fetal and pregnancy-related complications. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mohamed Azab Shishira Bharadwaj Mahendran Jayaraj Annie S Hong Pejman Solaimani Mohamad Mubder Hyeyoung Yeom Ji Won Yoo Michael L Volk Source Type: research

Lumen-apposing metal stents in management of pancreatic fluid collections: The nobody & #39;s land of removal timing
Claudio Giovanni De Angelis, Ludovica Venezia, Pablo Cortegoso Valdivia, Stefano Rizza, Mauro Bruno, Rinaldo PellicanoSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 25(6):335-340 Pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) develop as a result of damage to the major or peripheral pancreatic ducts, complication due to acute or chronic pancreatitis, trauma or iatrogenic causes. PFCs include pancreatic pseudocysts (PPs) and walled-off necrosis (WON). PFCs usually resolve spontaneously and are asymptomatic, but if they persist, increase in dimension or became symptomatics, therapeutic intervention is required. Available therapeutic interventi...
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Claudio Giovanni De Angelis Ludovica Venezia Pablo Cortegoso Valdivia Stefano Rizza Mauro Bruno Rinaldo Pellicano Source Type: research

Challenges in ERCP post-Billroth II gastrectomy: Is it the scope, tools or technique ?
Ihab I El Hajj, Mohammad Al-HaddadSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 25(6):333-334 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - December 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ihab I El Hajj Mohammad Al-Haddad Source Type: research

Quantitative HBsAg: Not helpful to evaluate fibrosis in HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B patients
Dimitri Loureiro, Abdellah Mansouri, Tarik AsselahSaudi Journal of Gastroenterology 2019 25(5):269-271 (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - September 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Dimitri Loureiro Abdellah Mansouri Tarik Asselah Source Type: research

Determination of the optimal volume of ascitic fluid for the precise diagnosis of malignant ascites
Conclusion: We suggest a volume of 200 mL as the optimal minimum volume to confirm malignant ascites in patients with shifting dullness. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - September 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Feifei Zhang Zhenning Feng Yichi Zhang Zishuai Liu Xiaoli Sun Shizhu Jin Source Type: research

A randomized open label trial of tenofovir monotherapy versus tenofovir plus telbivudine in spontaneous reactivation of hepatitis B
Conclusion: Addition of LDT to tenofovir is safe and may be renoprotective in spontaneous reactivation of hepatitis B. Combination therapy improves survival in ACLF-B despite comparable HBV DNA suppression to tenofovir monotherapy. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - September 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ankur Jindal Ashish Vyas Manoj Sharma Guresh Kumar Shiv K Sarin Source Type: research

Where are we today with Helicobacter pylori infection among healthy children in Saudi Arabia ?
Conclusion: The prevalence of H. pylori seropositivity among apparently healthy Saudi children (40%) is intermediate compared with that in developed and developing countries. The Saudi pediatric population shows a predominant IgA-type immunological response to H. pylori infection. (Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology)
Source: The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology - September 26, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Abdulrahman A Al-Hussaini Abdullah N Al Jurayyan Salman M Bashir Dayel Alshahrani Source Type: research