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Case Report

Esophageal Tubular Duplication in an Adult Patient. A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Introduction: Duplications of the alimentary tract are infrequent congenital malformations that might occur at any level from the mouth to the anus.

Published 08 Aug, 2018


Review Article

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease: An Imperfect Diagnosis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a common problem, with a prevalence ranging between 10% and 20% according to the geographic area, which is expensive to diagnose and treat in both primary and tertiary care settings.

Published 09 Aug, 2018


Research Article

Peptic Ulcer Disease in Children with Chronic Abdominal Pain

Background: Data on the prevalence of ulcers in children are insufficient.

Published 22 May, 2018


Research Article

Evaluation of a Systematic Method for Risk Stratification and Management of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Patients

The goal of this study was to assess outcomes with respect to significant cardiopulmonary complications following endoscopy.

Published 17 May, 2018


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Pylephlebitis-An Uncommon Complication of Diverticulitis

A 64 year old male was admitted to the intensive care unit with Escherichia coli sepsis.

Published 02 May, 2018


Research Article

Shear Wave Velocity Improves in Hepatitis C Patients Treated with Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to observe the changes over time in the Velocity of the Shear wave (Vs) in Hepatitis C patients during Direct-Acting Antiviral agent (DAA) treatment.

Published 27 Apr, 2018


Case Report

Cow's Milk Protein Allergy Presented with Generalized Edema: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) is the most common food allergy in young children.

Published 16 Apr, 2018


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Gastric Adenocarcinoma of Fundic Gland Type Presenting on the Atrophic Gastric Mucosa

A 63-year-old man underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy screening.

Published 09 Mar, 2018


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An Unusual Case of Epigastric Pain

A 60-year-old woman with a history of pulmonary sarcoidosis in remission, for more than 2 years, was referred to our clinic with a 2-month history of epigastric pain.

Published 09 Mar, 2018


Short Communication

Retrospective Study on the Treatment of Submucous Tumor by conventional ESD and Complete Removal of Mucous and Submucous Tissue of the Lesion Mucous and Submucous Tissue of Cross Incision Method

During the past 2015-2017 years, patients with gastric submucosal tumor were hospitalized in the Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University.

Published 23 Feb, 2018


Case Blog

An Infant with Liver, Kidney, Skin and Musculoskeletal Abnormalities

A 21 day-old boy infant was admitted to pediatric intensive care unit with hypotonia, jaundice and abdominal distention.

Published 31 Jan, 2018


Research Article

Evaluating Utility of Scoring System to Predict Malignancy and Invasiveness of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas at a Single Center

Background: The management of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (IPMN) is dependent on their risk of malignant progression to invasive IPMN.

Published 17 Nov, 2017


Research Article

A 12 Year Experience with Conventional and High Resolution Esophageal Manometry in Children

Objectives: Once anatomical causes are ruled-out, esophageal manometry is the test of choice for diagnosis for esophageal dysmotilities in children.

Published 17 Nov, 2017


Case Report

Combined Approach to a Giant Esophageal Polyp: Case Report and Literature Review

Benign esophageal tumors are less common than esophageal malignancies.

Published 17 Nov, 2017


Commentary

A Worst Case Scenario is Happening for the Future of Liver Diseases in Developing Countries: Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus is Growing Fast as the Fighting against Viral Hepatitis is Going Slow

The burden of liver diseases is still growing all around the world [1]. The problem is the huge variation of the cause of liver diseases in each countries or regions.

Published 17 Nov, 2017


Case Report

Adventures in GI Motility: Reminders of the Complications of Gastric Electrical Stimulator Implantation

Background: Treatment of drug-refractory gastroparesis (GP) may include gastric electrical stimulation (GES) accompanied by Pyloroplasty.

Published 17 Nov, 2017


Research Article

Patient and Organization-Related Factors Associated with the Duration of Ward Rounds for Gastroenterological Patients

Objectives: The ward round is an essential function on hospital wards.

Published 17 Nov, 2017


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Refractory Left Sided Ulcerative Colitis – Rescue Treatment with Vedolizumab

A 67-year old patient with a history of left sided ulcerative colitis (UC) and ischemic cardiomyopathy (CMP) was admitted with rectal bleeding.

Published 23 Oct, 2017


Short Communication

An Atypical Case of Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) Hepatitis in an Immunocompetent Male

A 17-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department following accidental ingestion of alkaline-based fish tank cleaner.

Published 23 Oct, 2017


Case Report

Myiasis of the Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Stoma: The First Case Report

Myiasis (myia is Greek for fly) is an infestation of living or necrotic tissues caused by fly larvae. The disease may occur in different tissues and cavities in humans.

Published 13 Oct, 2017


Case Report

Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis Exacerbated by Recurrent Clostridium colitis: Case Report

Ulcerative proctossigmoiditis is one of the presentations of ulcerative colitis, whose main etiological tripod is the modification of the intestinal bacterial microbiota, genetic predisposition and exposure to environmental antigenic factors.

Published 13 Oct, 2017


Short Communication

Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Treating Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Infection has Anticarcinogenic Effects Similar to Those of Interferon Therapy

The treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has advanced rapidly from monotherapy with interferon (IFN) to therapies combining IFN with ribavirin (RBV) or direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents and even to all oral DAA therapy.

Published 13 Oct, 2017


Editorial

Evaluation of Hepatic Steatosis with Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) Technology

In the era of eradication and complete suppression of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), the most important topic regarding liver diseases is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Published 13 Oct, 2017


Case Report

Endoscopic Hemostasis of Post-Sphincterotomy Bleeding with Placement of Multiple Plastic Stents - 2 Cases Report

It was not rare to have post-sphincterotomy bleeding (PSB) after endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Published 13 Oct, 2017


Research Article

A Single Center’s Experience with the Novel Acquire Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Biopsy Device

Background: Solid pancreatic masses require sampling before a diagnosis can be made. Historically, diagnostic accuracy rates vary between 78% and 95% with fine needle aspiration (FNA).

Published 19 Sep, 2017


Case Report

Phlegmonous Gastritis Associated with Gastric Stasis and Immunosuppression: A Case Series

Background: Phlegmonous gastritis is a rare condition caused by bacterial infection of the gastric wall.

Published 14 Sep, 2017


Short Communication

Intestinal Stem Cell Regulation via Glycolytic Activity of Neighboring Paneth Cells

The epithelial lining of the small intestine (SI) is regenerated in its entirety at a rapid pace of every three to five days [1,2].

Published 14 Sep, 2017


Perspective

Endoscopic Duodenal Mucosal Biopsy – A Pathologist’s Perspective

Duodenal biopsy is very frequently carried out technique in routine practice for various purposes including Celiac Disease.

Published 14 Sep, 2017


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Persistent Diarrhea – An Uncommon Pathogen

A 72-year-old woman known with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and treated with immunosuppressant therapy (cyclosporine) presented with persistent diarrhea, very watery and about 10 times a day without abdominal pain.

Published 10 Sep, 2017


Research Article

Stag Beetle Knife and 0.4% Sodium Hyaluronate in Esophageal Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection

Objective: Esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) requires more skill than gastric ESD.

Published 10 Sep, 2017


Review Article

Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Evidence Published in 2016

This update summarizes key 2016 publications in gastroenterology and hepatology that the authors believe are of particular relevance to general internists.

Published 30 Aug, 2017


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PASAn Uncommon Cause of Diarrhea

A 78-years-old female patient presented with diarrhea persistent for more than six weeks without weight-loss or hematochezia.

Published 17 Aug, 2017


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Pancreatic Cancer Metastases to the Extraocular Muscles

A 46-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of diplopia. Physical examination showed lateral external ophthalmoplegia and no pupillary abnormalities (Figure 1).

Published 17 Aug, 2017


Short Communication

Crohn’s Disease and Its Oral Manifestations

Crohn's disease (CD) together with the ulcerative colitis belongs to the inflammatory bowel diseases.

Published 10 Jul, 2017


Research Article

Safety and Efficacy of Parenteral Iron in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Objectives: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) frequently complicates inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children and adults.

Published 10 Jul, 2017


Case Report

Endosonographic Biliary Drainage, The Last Resort: A Case Report

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has emerged as a new approach to biliary drainage in last two decades, and has become particularly popular in tertiary endoscopic centers.

Published 15 May, 2017


Letter

Audit of Proton Pump Inhibitor Prescribing: Are Guidelines Being Followed

We want to present our study on the use of Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). As we all know PPIs are an efficient therapy.

Published 15 May, 2017


Case Report

Rotor Syndrome: An Important Diagnosis to Make

A heightened awareness of the rare, yet benign, forms of hyperbilirubinemia is essential when dealing with hepatobiliary disorders.

Published 15 May, 2017


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Painless Jaundice – Common Presentation of an Uncommon Disease

A 50 year-old man presented with icteric sclera, pruritus and choluria.

Published 13 Feb, 2016


Research Article

Total Amount of Energy by Radiofrequency Ablation may Predict Local Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Background/Aims: Local recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) remains an important limitation.

Published 07 Feb, 2016


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Abrikossoff Tumor of the Stomach (Granular Cell Tumor)

A 49 year old M with h/o abdominal pain underwent an Upper Endoscopy that revealed a 1.5 cm submucosal gastric lesion on the greater curvature in the antrum.

Published 01 Feb, 2016


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Black Esophagus: Acute Esophageal Necrosis

A 73-year-old man with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease status post CABG, and COPD presented with hypotension, diabetic ketoacidosis, and pneumonia.

Published 29 Dec, 2016


Short Communication

Intrafamilial Spread of Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the main cause of upper gastrointestinal diseases including gastric cancer.

Published 05 Dec, 2016


Case Report

Long-Term Survival in a 66-Year-Old Female with Metastatic Pancreatic Carcinoma after Sequential Chemotherapy

Pancreatic cancer is a dreadful disease with a very limited survival rate. For the majority of patients who were representing in a locally advanced stage or with distant metastases lifetime is significantly limited only to a few months.

Published 23 Nov, 2016


Research Article

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is not Associated with Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Background and Aim: Bacterial ammonia is considered to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of (minimal) hepatic encephalopathy ((M) HE).

Published 20 Oct, 2016





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