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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 10

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Autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Sequential overlap syndrome: a twist to the mosaic of autoimmunity
745-747
Pilar López Serrano, Juan Turnes Vázquez,

Autoimmune liver diseases can overlap resulting in a new entity, phenotypically different from those pathologies that converge, and that demonstrates the complexity of our immune system. Sequential overlap...

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Evaluation of endoscopy requests in the resumption of activity during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: denial of nonindicated requests and prioritization of accepted requests
748-755
Pilar Díez Redondo, M.ª Henar Núñez Rodríguez, Esteban Fuentes Valenzuela, Rodrigo Nájera Muñoz, Manuel Perez-Miranda,

Introduction: the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic forced the closure of endoscopy units. Before resuming endoscopic activity, we designed a protocol to evaluate gastroscopies and colonoscopies cancelled during...

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Cut-off ranges of infliximab serum levels in Crohn’s disease in the clinical practice
756-761
Teresa Valdés Delgado, María Fernanda Guerra Veloz, Luisa Castro Laria, Belén Maldonado Pérez, Raúl Perea Amarillo, Vicente Merino Bohórquez, Antonia Sáez, Ángel Caunedo Álvarez, Federico Argüelles Arias,

Introduction: between 30 % and 40 % of patients treated with infliximab lose response during maintenance. Therapeutic drug monitoring could be used to optimize management in these situations. However,...

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Randomized clinical trial to assess the mPADSS scale in recovery and home discharge after endoscopy
762-767
Marina de Benito Sanz, Sara Martínez de la Torre, M.ª Almudena Salvador de las Heras, Raquel Calleja Carbajosa, Patricia Virginia Sesma Fernández, Lourdes Pérez Sierra, Francisco Javier García-Alonso, Manuel Perez-Miranda,

Background: current clinical practice guidelines recommend the use of objective scales as a criterion for post-endoscopy sedation discharge. Objective: to assess the recovery time, complications and patient...

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Radioguided detection of a non-palpable occult lesion (ROLL) in a case of abdominal metastasis of a neuroendocrine tumor
768-771
Álvaro Badenes Romero, John Orozco Cortés, David Balaguer Muñoz, Pedro Abreu Sánchez, Tomás Mut Dólera, Segundo Ángel Gómez Abril, Raquel Dolz Gaitón, Elisa Caballero Calabuig, Berta Cueto Cañadas, Irene Latorre Agraz, María Dolores Reyes Ojeda, Carmen Plancha Mansanet, Ángela Esteban Hurtado,

Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that originate in tissues derived from the neural crest, whose characteristic feature is the expression of neuroendocrine markers and...

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Closure of colonic deep mural injury and perforation with endoclips
772-777
Harold Benites Goñi, Fernando Palacios Salas, Luis Marin Calderón, Paulo Bardalez Cruz, Jorge Vásquez Quiroga, Edgar Alva Alva, Lesly Calixto Aguilar, Jéssica Alférez Andía, Milagros Dávalos Moscol,

Introduction: colorectal perforations are one of the most feared complications after performing an endoscopic resection. The use of endoclips is considered for the management of these complications. Objectives:...

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Management of chronic liver disease-associated severe thrombocytopenia in Spain: a view from the experts
778-783
José Luis Calleja-Panero, Raúl J. Andrade, Rafael Bañares, Javier Crespo, Rafael Esteban, Isidro Jarque, María Eva Mingot-Castellano, Manuel Romero-Gómez, Rocío Muñoz-Peñín, Roy Bentley, John Shepherd, Alicia Gil Aguirre,

Background: chronic liver disease (CLD) patients often present thrombocytopenia (TCP) and when severe, it may prevent them from undergoing necessary invasive procedures due to an increased bleeding risk....

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Severe colon ischemia in patients with severe coronavirus-19 (COVID-19)
784-787
Ana Almeida Vargas, Víctor Valentí, Carlos Sánchez Justicia, Fernando Martínez Regueira, Pablo Martí Cruchaga, Juan Luján Colás, Daniel Aliseda Jover, Sara Esteban Gordillo, Javier A. Cienfuegos, Fernando Rotellar Sastre,

COVID-19 is associated with severe coagulopathy. We present three cases of colonic ischemia that can be attributed to the hypercoagulable state related with SARS-CoV2 and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Three...

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Autoimmune sequential overlap syndrome (autoimmune hepatitis/primary sclerosing cholangitis) and inflammatory bowel disease: three clinical cases
788-791
Paulina Núñez Figueroa, Rocío Sedano Muñoz, Rodrigo Quera Pino, Gonzalo Carrasco-Avino, Andrés O´Brien, Javier Brahm Barril,

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is related to different liver extraintestinal manifestations and occurs with or without a link to disease activity. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is the most common...

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Long noncoding RNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for the early detection of digestive tract cancers: a systematic review and meta-analysis
797-804
Yinghui Yu, Yinlong Zhao, Chunpeng Wang, Xueyuan Zhang, Xin Liu,

Background: long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have attracted attention recently. However, many inconsistencies frequently appeared for the early diagnosis of digestive tract cancers (DTCs). We performed this...

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New celiac disease biomarkers
792-796
Laura Rodríguez-Martín, Luis Vaquero, Santiago Vivas,

Advances in the knowledge regarding celiac disease have enabled the development of diagnostic markers, such as anti-tissue transglutaminase and anti-deaminated gliadin antibodies. The wide availability...

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Acute phlegmonous esophagitis: apropos of a case
805-806
Roberto Vates Gómez, Ángel Casillas Villamor, Sergio Julio Rodríguez Álvarez, Javier Esteban Fernández,

A 43-year-old male with an uneventful history presented with fever and ingestion-triggered retrosternal chest pain of a three-day duration, which was aggravated by deep breathing and the supine position....

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection of colonic anisakiasis
807-808
Diego Martínez-Acitores, Amaia Arrubla Gamboa, Eduardo Albéniz Arbizu, Alba Larrea Ramírez,

A 61-year-old male with no relevant past medical history underwent a colonoscopy for routine screening of colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy revealed a pearly and hard submucosal lesion of less than 10 mm...

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Fulminant gastrointestinal ischemia due to yeyunal volvulus
809-810
Óscar Moralejo Lozano, Valentín Roales Gómez, José Miguel Esteban López-Jamar, Enrique Rey Díaz-Rubio,

Jejunal volvules are a very rare condition, barely reported in the literature, that occur in relation to congenital (eg, intestinal duplication) or acquired disorders (eg, diaphragmatic hernias or tumors)....

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Luetic gastritis: an uncommon cause of gastritis
811
Fernando Santos Santamarta, Rocío Bonoso Criado, Antonio Germán Pérez-Millán,

A 41-year-old patient presented to the Dermatology clinic with a papular rash on the trunk and orange-colored maculopapular lesions on the soles of both feet. This was associated with general symptoms...

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Colonic adenocarcinoma arising from traditional serrated adenoma
811-812
Vanesa Jusué Irurita, José Ignacio Busteros Moraza, Elvira Poves Martínez,

We report the case of a 59-year-old male who underwent a screening colonoscopy after a positive fecal occult blood test. Several polyps were removed during the colonoscopy: two pedunculated tubular adenomas...

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Hemorrhagic complications following paracentesis
812-813
Javier Jiménez Sánchez, Juan José Martínez Crespo, José Antonio Pons Miñano,

Paracentesis is a common and well accepted technique for its diagnostic-therapeutic profitability. This procedure is considered rapid, minimally invasive and safe, but we must not forget that it can lead...

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Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis: a rare cause of acute abdomen
813-814
Raquel Rodríguez García, Teresa Ramos Grande, Luis Muñoz Bellvís,

We present the case of an 87-year-old male with Parkinson’s disease, admitted to the Emergency Room due to acute abdomen, without leukocytosis or neutrophilia, with PCR of 0.74 and lactate of 2.5. The...

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Liver failure caused by Kappa-light chain amyloidosis: a rare case report of multiple myeloma
814-815
Carles Suria Bolufer, Inmaculada Ortiz Polo, Joana Carolina Gómez Adrián,

Liver failure (LF) is a severe entity, which represents a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. Knowing the etiology of liver aggression is key for its management. We present a rare case of cholestatic...

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Perforation of the small bowel secondary to capsule endoscopy retention
815
Carina Martínez Camacho, Álvaro Navarro Barrios, Juan Egea Valenzuela,

A 71-year-old female with liver cirrhosis underwent a capsule endoscopy (CE) due to middle gastrointestinal bleeding. A neoplastic stenotic lesion showing stigmata of a recent hemorrhage was observed in...

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Viral infection and pediatric pancreatitis
815-816
Cheng Qu, Kun Gao, Weiqin Li,

We have read the article entitled “A rare association: acute pancreatitis caused by the influenza virus A with secondary appendicitis in a six-year-old girl” by Láinez Ramos-Bossini AJ et al. with great...

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Radio-endoscopic diagnosis of Dieulafoy’s lesion in a duodenal diverticulum
816-817
Aurora Gil Bernal, Ignacio Garrido Lombardo, Juan Martín Guerrero,

We report the case of a patient with a Dieulafoy lesion within a duodenal diverticulum, showing the radiographic images. In this case the use of radiological techniques was of great help for diagnosis,...

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Percutaneous and endoscopic ultrasound-guided splenic biopsies are both safe procedures with a high diagnostic accuracy
817
Mariano Gómez Rubio, Antonio López Cano, Paloma Rendón Unceta,

Splenic biopsy is a necessary diagnostic procedure. It has been proved that it is a safe procedure with a high diagnostic accuracy. However, the decision of percutaneous or endoscopic ultrasound-guided...

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Reply: “Percutaneously guided or ultrasound-guided splenic punctures are safe procedures with a high diagnostic performance”
817-818
Gabriel Mosquera-Klinger, Carlos de la Serna,

We appreciate the interest shown in our article “Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for splenomegaly and focal splenic lesion: is it safe, effective and necessary?”, as well as the academic...

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