Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 8
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Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 8

Editorial

Current challenges in the functional cure of HBe-Antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B
441-444
Henar Calvo Sánchez, Julia Peña-Asensio, Juan Ramón Larrubia Marfil,

This editorial discusses current challenges in treatment stop in e-antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B, with attention to immunologic and virologic markers associated with functional cure, new therapeutic...

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Editorial

Factors associated with pancreatic cancer in Spain. What can we learn from epidemiological studies?
445-447
Carlos Marra-López Valenciano,

The incidence of pancreatic cancer (PC) in Spain has progressively increased over the past 6 decades. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma represents over 80 % of all pancreatic neoplasms. The study by Enrique...

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Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on liver transplant recipients. A single center observational study
448-454
Antonio Cuadrado, Luis M Gaite, Aitor Odriozola, Rosario Oloriz, Sara Herrera, José I Fortea, Lidia Amigo, Edward J. Anderson, Jesús A. Artal, Javier Crespo, Emilio Fábrega,

Background: the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown on liver transplant (LT) patients remains unknown. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a single center experience
455-460
Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Mohamed Yousef, Heba Ahmed Osman, Muhammad Abdel-Gawad, Marwa Elsayed Hassan, Eisuke Ozawa, Ahlam Mohamed Sapra,

Background: the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on several aspects of health care services worldwide. The aim of the study was to determine its influence on the case volume, success rate and complication...

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Clinical features and diagnostic approaches for abdominal tuberculosis: five-year experience from a non-tuberculosis-designated hospital in China
461-467
Jin Wenting, Ma Yuyan, Shi Qingfeng, Zhang Yao, Yao Yumeng, Su Yi, Huang Yingnan, Miao Qing, Wang Qingqing, Wang Mengran, Li Bing, Luo Yu, Cai Sishi, Li Na, Bao Rong, Gao Xiaodong, Pan Jue, Hu Bijie,

Background and purpose: abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is a common form of extrapulmonary TB but it is still a diagnostic dilemma in clinical practice. This study aimed to highlight the clinical features...

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Safety of endoscopist-administered deep sedation with propofol in ASA III patients
468-473
Lucía Medina-Prado, Juan Martínez Sempere, Maryana Bozhychko, Carolina Mangas-Sanjuán, Luis Compañy Català, Francisco Ruiz Gómez, José Ramón Aparicio Tormo, Juan Antonio Casellas Valde,

Introduction: deep sedation controlled by the endoscopist is safe in patients with low anesthetic risk (ASA I-II). However, scarce evidence is available in patients with intermediate risk (ASA III). Objective:...

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Factors influencing mortality trends of pancreatic cancer in Spain, 1955-2020
474-480
Enrique Gili Ortiz,

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the trends of pancreatic cancer mortality in Spain from 1955-2020 in both genders and every age group, in order to describe the changes in the prevalence...

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Practical approach to irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea beyond low-FODMAP diet
481-488
Constanza Ciriza de los Ríos, Marta Aparicio Cabezudo, Ana Zatarain Vallés, Enrique Rey,

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered defecation, usually accompanied by abdominal bloating or distension. The integrated...

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Duodenal-type follicular lymphoma: a silent tumor
489-490
Isabel Garrido, João Santos-Antunes, Hélder Cardoso, Guilherme Macedo,

A 79-year-old male, with a past medical history of hypertension, dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes, underwent routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy. The patient was asymptomatic, with unremarkable...

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Multiple bezoars causing small bowel obstruction: a unique case of resolution with upper and low GI endoscopy
491-492
Mariana Brito, Irina Mocanu, Ana Nunes, Jorge Fonseca,

Reports of obstructing foreign bodies in the small bowel are rare and the majority describe surgical resolution. We report a case of successful endoscopic treatment of a small bowel obstruction (SBO) caused...

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Severe drug esophagitis in a patient with achalasia
493-499
Juan Cristóbal Aguilar Martínez, Natalia Navarrete Vega, Dolores Fernández Olvera, Antonio M. Moreno García,

An 82-year-old female with a history of osteoporosis and achalasia treated with periodic botulinum toxin injections presented a few weeks after the last session, reporting dysphagia and retrosternal pain....

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Letter

Ampullary GIST tumor as an incidental finding after a cephalic duodenopancreatectomy due to a suspicion of a nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumor
495-496
Alba Correa Bonito, Beatriz Cuartero Desviat, Ester Martínez Negro, Felipe Acedo Fernández de Pedro, Daniela Rodríguez Marín, Manuel Emilio Marcello Fernández, Federico Ochando Cerdán, Sagrario Martínez Cortijo,

The case of a patient who had a cephalic duodenopancreatectomy performed because of a nonfunctional neuroendocrine tumour located in the pancreatic head is reported. Such tumour was diagnosed by a CT scan,...

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GIST. Duodenopancreatectomía. Tumor neuroendocrino no funcionante.
496-497
Paula Fernández Álvarez, Belén Maldonado Pérez, Teresa Valdés Delgado,

Zollinger Ellison syndrome is an unusual entity. This termn is used to describe the clinical manifestations of a gastrin-synthesizing neoplasm. Gastrinomas occur mainly in the duodenum and pancreas. Primary...

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Letter

A rare case of monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma mimicking Crohn’s disease
497-498
Joel Ferreira Silva, Renato Medas, Elsa Fonseca, Guilherme Macedo,

A 70-years-old male was referred to us due to bloody diarrhea and involuntary weight loss during the last 2 months. Laboratory workup revealed anemia, hypoalbuminemia, and elevated reactive-C-protein....

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Letter

From metastasis to the primary tumor: Giant liver metastasis from a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
498-499
Elena Resina Sierra, José Carlos García-Gil, Alejandra Rosell Alayza, Alberto Ezquerra Durán, Raquel Muñoz González, Leticia González Moreno, María Caldas, Cecilio Santander Vaquero,

We present the case of a 37-years old male, who consulted for an extended history of intermittent nausea and vomiting. Laboratory tests showed moderate elevated bilirubin (1.30 mg/dL) and GGT (106 U/L)....

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Letter

Sigmoid colon Schwannoma simulating colon cancer
499-500
María de Armas Conde, Ana Soto Sánchez, Moisés Hernández Barroso, Nélida Díaz Jiménez, Luis Eduardo Pérez Sánchez, Guillermo Hernández Hernández, Manuel Ángel Barrera Gómez,

Schwannomas tumours are uncommonly developed in the gastrointestinal tract (2-6%), located in 12% of cases in small and large intestines. An 87-year-old woman was studied due to epigastric pain and dyspepsia....

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Letter

Analysis of retracted articles in the field of Gastroenterology
500-501
Jiao Jiang, Muhan Lü, Xiaowei Tang,

Introduction: Retrospection of retracted articles has important implications for research into the ethics of academic publishing. Methods: A search was performed of the Retraction Watch database for retracted...

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Letter

Esophageal stricture as an initial manifestation of Crohn's disease
501-502
Juan José Ruiz Manzanera, David Ruiz de Angulo Martín, Juan Fernández Pérez, Vicente Munitiz Ruiz,

Crohn's disease located in the esophagus is rare, being exceptional as the initial manifestation of the disease. Erosive ulcerative esophagitis, stricture and fistula are forms of presentation, as in other...

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Letter

Hemobilia due to porto-biliary fistula complicating endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography after a recent liver transplantation
502-503
Mafalda João, Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Pedro Figueiredo,

A 60-year-old woman with autoimmune hepatitis submitted to liver transplantation presented with a biliary anastomotic stenosis. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was complicated...

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Letter

Endoscopy-negative esophageal foreign body - The role of computed tomography
503-504
Tao Dong, Yuwen Tao, Rui Wu, Wentao Fan, Lan Wang, Lili Zhao, Li Liu, Zhining Fan,

A case series recently published in REED again highlighted the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in preventing complications of esophageal fishbone impaction. As the most common foreign body...

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Letter

XI factor deficiency as cause of recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding
504-505
Laura Juan-Casamayor, Esteban Fuentes-Valenzuela, Carmen Alonso-Martín, Elena Fernández-Fontecha, Félix García-Pajares,

We present the case of a 73-year-old woman with no relevant medical history. She was admitted for a 3-month intermittent melena. The physical exam was unremarkable. Blood tests revealed anemia (hemoglobin...

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Letter

IgG4 related disease as a mimicker of metastatic pancreatic cancer
505-507
Íñigo Roa Esparza, Adriana Soto-Peleteiro, Yoseba Aberasturi Plata, Nerea Gendive Martín,

A previously healthy 62-year-old female was referred to our hospital for epigastric discomfort in the previous month. Routine laboratory tests showed lipase and pancreatic isoamylase elevation. CT scan...

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Letter

Anal squamous cell carcinoma in HIV patients with HPV-16 condylomas: a serious complication in immunocompromised patients
507-508
Miriam Celada-Sendino, Fernando Fernández-Cadenas, Lorena Carballo-Folgoso, Pablo Flórez-Díez,

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is one of the most frequent sexually transmitted infections in the world, with great importance due to its oncogenic potential. Both the risk of infection and the development...

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Letter

Esophageal hyperkeratosis as an uncommon manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease
508
Laura Sánchez-Delgado, Esteban Fuentes-Valenzuela, Beatriz Burgueño-Gómez, Elda Paola Oyarzún Bahamonde, Carlos Maroto-Martín, Samuel Fernández-Prada, Laura Juan Casamayor, Miryam Moreta-Rodríguez,

We present the case of a 66-year-old woman with intermittent dysphagia and esophageal food impaction. The endoscopic examination showed an upper and middle esophagus with a diffuse circumferential, white,...

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Letter

Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on pancreatic cancer: diagnosis and short-term survival
509-510
Javier Tejedor-Tejada, César Gómez-Díez, Samuel Robles Gaitero, Ana Villar Caamaño, Benito Hermida Pérez, Jose Manuel Olmos, Aránzazu Álvarez Álvarez, Rafael Tojo González,

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed medical consultation, possibly leading to the diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer. The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of SARS-Cov-2 pandemic...

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Letter

Colonic infiltration of chronic lymphocytic leukemia with Hodgkin Reed Sternberg-like cells
510-511
Luiz Miguel Nova-Camacho, Andrea Val-Carreres Castellote, Victoria Riego Repullo,

A 72-year-old man was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and signet ring cell carcinoma in a gastric biopsy. He underwent a subtotal gastrectomy + lymphadenectomy...

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