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Year 2018 / Volume 110 / Number 10

Editorial

Preventing incomplete and inadequately cleansed capsule endoscopy examinations. Is it possible?
603-604
Marco Pennazio,

The introduction in clinical practice of small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) represented, not only for doctors specifically dealing with diseases of the small intestine, an epochal diagnostic progression....

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Predictive factors of an incomplete examination and inadequate small-bowel cleanliness during capsule endoscopy
605-611
Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Joana Silva, Jaime Rodrigues, Mafalda Sousa, João Carvalho,

Aim: the aim of this study was to determine predictive factors for an incomplete capsule endoscopy and an inadequate small-bowel preparation in capsule endoscopy. Methods: predictive factors for an incomplete...

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Perceptions of the public healthcare system from private-care patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in Spain
612-620
José Joaquín Mira, Glòria Lacima, Xavier Cortés Gil,

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with reduced health-related quality of life. Patients with IBS benefit from positive patient-provider experiences during treatment. However, many...

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Economic evaluation of a population strategy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C with direct-acting antivirals
621-628
Javier Mar, Oliver Ibarrondo, Iván Martínez-Baz, Regina Juanbeltz, Ramón San Miguel, Itziar Casado, Arantzazu Arrospide, Jesús Castilla,

The high initial cost of antivirals against hepatitis C prompted development of the "Strategic Plan for Tackling Chronic Hepatitis C in the Spanish National Health System”. The objective of this study...

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The impact of a percutaneous cholecystostomy catheter in situ until the time of cholecystectomy on the development of recurrent acute cholecystitis: a historical cohort study
629-633
Mustafa Hasbahceci, Merve Busra Cengiz, Fatma Umit Malya, Enver Kunduz, Naim Memmi,

Background: the optimal duration of percutaneous cholecystostomy in patients with acute cholecystitis is unknown. Methods: this study was a retrospective analysis of patients (age ≥ 18 years) who underwent...

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Role of the PNPLA3 polymorphism rs738409 on silymarin + vitamin E response in subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
634-640
Rocío Aller, Cristina Laserna, Miguel Ángel Rojo, Natalia Mora, Concepción García Sánchez, María Pina, Rebeca Sigüenza, Miguel Durà, David Primo, Olatz Izaola, Daniel de Luis,

Background: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in developed countries. Lifestyle changes are the pillar of the treatment, although a pharmacological...

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Primary biliary cholangitis in Spain. Results of a Delphi study of epidemiology, diagnosis, follow-up and treatment
641-649
Albert Parés, Agustín Albillos, Raul Jesús Andrade, Marina Berenguer, Javier Crespo, Manuel Romero-Gómez, Mercè Vergara, Belén Vendrell, Alicia Gil,

Introduction: primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a rare disease with limited data regarding its epidemiology and standard clinical management in Spain. Objective: to gain insight into the epidemiology,...

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Intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn’s disease: the importance and difficulty of a differential diagnosis
650-657
Esther Merino Gallego, Francisco Gallardo Sánchez, Francisco Javier Gallego Rojo,

Tuberculosis (TB) is the most prevalent infection worldwide and affects one third of the population, predominantly in developing countries. Intestinal TB (ITB) is the sixth most frequent extra-pulmonary...

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Special Article

Quality indicators for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The procedure of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
658-666
Fernando Alberca de las Parras, Julio López-Picazo, Shirley Pérez Romero, Antonio Sánchez del Río, Javier Júdez Gutiérrez, Joaquín León Molina,

The goal of the project encompassing the present paper is to propose useful quality procedures and indicators in order to improve quality in digestive endoscopy units. In this third part outcome procedures...

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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding as a form of presentation in an adult case of Abernethy syndrome
667-668
Aida Suárez Sánchez, Lorena Solar García, Carmen María García Bernardo, Alberto Miyar de León,

We report the case of a 29-year-old patient who presented with a short history of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. A diagnosis of Abernethy syndrome was made (congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt)...

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Case Report

Enzymatic mediastinitis as a fearsome complication of pancreatic necrosectomy
669-671
Marta Paniagua García-Señoráns, María Reyes Meléndez Villar, Paula Senra del Río, Eva María García Fontán, Fabio Ausania,

Several types of thoracic complications can be associated with severe acute pancreatitis. Some are very common, such as pleural effusion, whilst some others are very rare although life threatening, such...

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Fasciola hepatica in the common bile duct: spyglass visualization and endoscopic extraction
671-673
Edson Guzmán Calderón, Augusto Vera Calderón, Ramiro Díaz Ríos, Ronald Arcana López, Edgar Alva Alva,

We report the case of a 60-year-old Peruvian female who was admitted with abdominal pain and jaundice. Cholangioscopy revealed a leaf-like trematode, Fasciola hepatica. This trematode was extracted with...

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Research letter

Adenocarcinoma of the anal canal with an exceptional immunohistochemistry in a patient with serrated polyposis syndrome: a diagnostic challenge
674-675
Adriana Ruano Campos, Jaime Zuloaga, Maria Jesús Fernández Aceñero,

Anal adenocarcinomas account for approximately 10% of all anorectal tumours. We present the case of an adenocarcinoma of the proximal anal canal with exceptional immunohistochemistry as an incidental finding...

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Research letter

An outbreak of acute hepatitis due to the hepatitis A virus in 2017: are we witnessing a change in contagion risk factors?
675-676
Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Juan José Urquijo Ponce, Moisés Diago Madrid,

There has been an increase in the incidence rates in recent years of sexually transmitted diseases within the cohort of males who have sex with other men (MSM). An outbreak of acute hepatitis due to the...

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Research letter

Atypical lymphogranuloma venereum mimicking an anorectal neoplasm
676-677
Ricardo Lucas García-Mayor Fernández, María Fernández González, Rafael Martínez-Almeida Fernández,

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LV) is a sexually transmitted disease that may have atypical clinical manifestations mimicking tumors or inflammatory conditions, which renders its diagnosis difficult. LV requires...

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Research letter

Factors that predict the presence of non-small bowel lesions during capsule endoscopy examinations
677
Marisol Luján Sanchís, José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Ignacio Fernández-Urien,

We read the papers by Juanmartiñena et al. entitled “Colonic lesions in patients undergoing small bowel capsule endoscopy: incidence, diagnostic and therapeutic impact” and “Gastroduodenal lesions detected...

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Research letter

Desmoid fibromatosis of the esophagogastric junction
677-678
Raquel Díaz Ruiz, Virginia Flores Fernández, José Antonio Pajares Díaz,

Desmoid fibromatosis is a mesenchymal clonal proliferation, which lacks metastatic potential. Nevertheless, it has an infiltrative growth and thus implies a high morbidity1. Although the etiology remains...

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Research letter

Villous adenoma of the choledocho: an infrequent pathology of the main bile duct
678-679
Carmen María García Bernardo, Raquel Rodríguez Uría, Lorena Solar García,

We present the case of a patient with obstructive jaundice due to a polylobulated lesion at the middle common bile duct that is identified as a villous adenoma of the main bile duct. This entity is infrequent...

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