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Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Isolated Distal Pancreatic Transection Secondary to an Abdominal Blunt Trauma - A Case Report

Isolated pancreatic trauma (IPT) secondary to an abdominal blunt trauma, is an uncommon condition- IPT diagnosis usually is insidious, requiring the integration of multiple parameters, regarding anamnesis, physical examination, blood analysis and radiologic tests.

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Gastrointestinal Amyloidosis: An Unusual Case Where Protein-Losing Enteropathy is Associated to Malabsorption

Introduction: The systemic amyloidosis usually doesn't save the digestive tract, but this involvement is present in approximately 60% of patients with AA Amyloidosis and only in 8% and 1% of patients with AL Amyloidosis (respectively through biopsy and clinically).

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Review of Pancreatic Lesions in Von Hippel-Lindau Disease

Von Hippel-Lindaudisease (VHLD) is a rare hereditary tumor syndrome, inherited in autosomal dominant manner. Patients diagnosed with VHLD have a high risk of developing neoplasms of various organs (eyes, central nervous system, bone, kidney, adrenal glands, epididymis, broad ligament and pancreas).

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-2283.000018

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Is there a Connection between Inflammatory Bowel Disease Exacerbation, Clostridium difficile Infection and Thrombocytosis?

Aim: To show if there is any connection between the activity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), infection with Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and thrombocytosis in our hospitalized patients.

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Giant Gastric Trichobezoar: Report of Two Cases

We report two cases of gastric trichobezoar, recorded in the last 3 years in our Hospital. Both cases presented abdominal pain and epigastric mass, as well as upper obstructive symptoms. The cases were surgically treated with satisfactory evolution. the clinician has to consider this diagnosis. Surgery is a successful treatment for these cases

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

Complex Incisional Hernias

Incisional hernias are the most frequent "late complications" after laparotomy. They develop in more than 10% of patients and their incidence is related to numerous risk factors (Table 1).

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Open Access Article Type: Research Artilce

Comparative Study of Glyceryl Trinitrate Ointment versus Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy in Management of Chronic Anal Fissure

Aims and Objectives: To prospectively evaluate and compare effectiveness of topical 0.2% glyceryl trinitrate ointment vs lateral internal sphincterotomy in treatment of patients with chronic anal fissure.

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation in a patient with a history of platelet transfusion-related anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis and severe allergic transfusion reactions (ATR) are uncommon complications after blood transfusion. Nevertheless, these complications are associated with very severe outcomes, such as dyspnea, shock, and death.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Nitrite Levels Before and after Washing in Salted Fish

Background: Gastric adenocarcinoma is the fourth most common malignancy worldwide and is globally the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths each year. Salted foods and exposure to H. pylori infection during the infancy have been considered the most important environment risk factors for gastric cancer.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Reciprocal Relationship between Compliance with Post-Op Follow-Up and Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery

Obesity is a large and growing health problem in the UK with high associated costs to the NHS. Bariatric surgery is proven as an effective treatment for obesity associated with long term weight loss and a reduction in obesity related comorbidities [1]. The NICE guidance highlights the importance of follow-up post-surgery [2].

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Giant Appendicular Mucinous Cystoadenoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Background: Appendix tumours present an incidence of 0.2 to 0.3% among all appendectomies. It is a rare condition, commonly found as an incidental diagnosis by imaging studies due to his lack of symptoms; nevertheless it is associated with many complications when undiagnosed like pseudomixoma peritonei a condition with high morbidity and mortality. This is the importance of recognize it to establish an opportune diagnose and treatment.

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Volume 1 Issue 1 - 2015

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Mediastinal Tuberculosis Lymphadenitis during Anti-TNF Therapy - Case Report

Tuberculosis is described during the use of monoclonal antibodies against tumour necrosis factor (TNF) for Crohn's disease treatment. We report a case of a 44 year old man that developed fever, night sweats and weight loss during immunosuppressive and anti-TNF therapy for Crohn's disease.

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Open Access Article Type: Editorial

Helicobacter pylori Infection and Hematologic Disorders: what do We Really Know?

One of the most important events on gastroenterology certainly was the isolation of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) by Barry Marshall and Robin Warren in 1983 [1], occurrence which redirected our understanding of the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal diseases.

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Open Access Article Type: Review Article

A Review on Therapeutic Management of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

The current therapeutic goal in the management of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection is to persistently suppress hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication and prevent its progression to liver failure and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). At present, the therapeutic strategies for CHB includes either a short course of pegylated-interferon-alfa (PEG-IFNα) and/or a long term course of nucleos(t)ide analogues (NA's). NA's are more preferable to PEG-IFNα, majorly for its easier route of administration and excellent tolerance and safety profiles.

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Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Successful Treatment of Stomal Variceal Bleeding with Percutaneous Injection Sclerotherapy

Bleeding from ectopic varices is often massive and fatal with portal hypertension, and stomal varices can occur in patients with stoma. We aimed to treat a hepatitis B surface antigen positive 69 year-old male with liver cirrhosis associated hepatocellular carcinoma with bleeding stomal varices using percutaneous injection sclerotherapy. Percutaneous injection sclerotherapy was performed under fluoroscopy using 5% ethanolamine oleate with iopamidol (EOI) with a 25 gauge disposable injection needle; 5ml of 5% EOI were injected gradually.

Readmore... DOI: 10.17352/2455-2283.000005

Open Access Article Type: Case Report

Colon Lipoma

Benign lesions of the colon are infrequent and with a low percentage of appearance. Colon lipomas are in the third place of benign tumors after adenomas and smooth muscle [1,5]. Colonic lipomas are benign non epithelial tumors of soft texture and mesenchymal origin; generally they grow from mature adipocytes.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

The Effect on Gastric Emptying of Telaprevir-Based Triple Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients

Aim: We evaluated food intake in telaprevir-based triple therapy (telaprevir, pegylated-interferon, and ribavirin) and its relation to Gastric Emptying (GE).
Methods: 17 patients received telaprevir combined with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin. The GE study was carried out using the 13C-acetate breath test and GE time was expressed as the peak time of 13CO2 excretion (Tmax).

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Beta-(1,3/1,6)-D-glucan Helps to Decrease Opportunistic Infections in Crohn's Disease Patients Treated with Biological Therapy

Background: Secondary intercurrent infectious in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) represent a very important problem in daily clinical practice because of their significant contribution to quality of life and work ability.

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Open Access Article Type: Research Article

Implementation and Implication of Ignoring Small Polyps at Colonoscopy

Background and Aim: CT colonography has promoted a new paradigm, that up-to 2 polyps =5mm can be left in-situ and followed. In contrast, endoscopists identify and remove all colorectal polyps, regardless of size. We evaluated whether and how endoscopists might implement a plan of ignoring small polyps in clinical practice.

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