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Year 2021 / Volume 113 / Number 7

Editorial

How to take advantage of a failed precut to achieve biliary cannulation in ERCP
483-485
Jesús García-Cano, Miriam Viñuelas Chicano, Laura Valiente González,

After nearly 50 years of therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), deep cannulation of the desired duct, whether biliary or pancreatic, remains primarily an art. Most ERCP procedures...

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography results three days after a failed pre-cut
486-489
Arecio Peñaloza Ramírez, Dumar Rodríguez Tello, Andrés Murillo Arias, Jonathan Barreto Pérez, Pedro Aponte Ordóñez,

Introduction: deep cannulation of the common bile duct is essential in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, cannulation is not possible in approximately 20 % of the cases with...

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Modified quadruple therapy or bismuth-containing quadruple therapy in the first-line treatment of Helicobacter pylori in Turkey
490-493
Ahmet Yozgat, Benan Kasapoğlu, Selim Demirci, Fevzi Coşkun Sökmen,

Aim: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is still an important issue in countries with high antibiotic resistance. This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of two bismuth-containing...

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Prognostic value of ultrasound activity and parietal healing in patients with Crohn’s disease
494-499
Cristina Suárez Ferrer, Joaquín Poza Cordón, Olivia Crivillén Anguita, Patricia Mayor Delgado, José Luis Rueda García, Eduardo Martín Arranz, María Sánchez Azofra, Jesús Noci Belda, Laura García Ramírez, María Dolores Martín Arranz,

Introduction: the “treat to target” strategy for the management of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) requires simple, reliable and non-invasive tools for continuous monitoring of the disease. Intestinal...

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Assessment of radiation doses received by patients during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography according to disease location
500-504
Lourdes del Olmo Martínez, Benito Velayos Jiménez, María Fe Muñoz Moreno,

Objective: patients are exposed to ionizing radiation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Radiation dose depends on multiple factors. The goal of this study was to assess fluoroscopy...

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Diabetes is not associated with an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with alcoholic or hepatitis C virus cirrhosis
505-511
Carlos Rodríguez-Escaja, Carmen Á. Navascués, Luisa González-Diéguez, Valle Cadahía, María Varela, Miguel Ángel de Jorge, Andrés Castaño-García, Manuel Rodríguez,

Background and aims: diabetes has been reported as a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in population-based studies but there are controversial data in patients with cirrhosis. Metformin could...

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Prevalence and factors associated with poor sleep quality in inflammatory bowel disease outpatients
512-518
Elisa García Calvo, Miguel Durà Gil, Benito Velayos Jiménez, Luis I Fernández Salazar,

Introduction: sleep disorders are common in the general population and have obvious repercussions on quality of life. Poor sleep quality is associated to inflammatory activity and fatigue in inflammatory...

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Ways to perform an endoscopic tattoo. Prospective and randomized study in patients with colorectal neoplasm
519-523
David Barquero, Verónica González, Orlando García, Alejandro Fernández, Alejandro Blasco, Mercè Navarro, Ana Bargalló García, Marta Martín, Eva Erice, Xavier Ariza, Carlos Hernández, Celia Vascónez, Montse Martín, Jordi Castellví, Alfredo Mata,

Background and aims: intraoperative identification of colonic lesions previously detected via colonoscopy may be difficult. Endoscopic tattooing facilitates identification, but there is no evidence regarding...

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High expression of NDRG3 correlates with poor prognosis in gastric cancer patients
524-528
Yun Liu, Jinxuan Xia, Yong Zhou, Shihe Shao,

Introduction: N-myc downstream-regulated gene 3 (NDRG3) is an important member of the NDRG family and is linked with malignant tumors. However, the relationship between NDRG3 and gastric cancer (GC) is...

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Hepatitis C in homeless people: reaching a hard-to-reach population
529-532
Rebeca Alfranca, Mercè Salvans, Carmen López, Cristina Giralt, Marissa Ramírez, Fran Calvo,

Objective: the aim of this study was to analyze the process of detection and treatment of hepatitis C in individuals experiencing homelessness (IEH). Methods: an analytical cross-sectional study was performed...

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Physical frailty in liver transplantation
533-540
Lorena Puchades Renau, Julia Herreras López, Maria Àngels Cebrià i Iranzo, Natalia Cezón Serrano, Marina Berenguer Haym,

In patients with cirrhosis, frailty represents a status of global physical dysfunction associated with a multiplicity of factors, including muscle wasting, undernutrition and malnutrition, and functional...

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Esophageal perforation secondary to an arterial embolization device in scimitar syndrome
541-542
Patricia Alonso Carnicero, Ibabe Villalabeitia Ateca, Aingeru Sarriugarte Lasarte, Ángel Barturen Barroso,

Scimitar syndrome is a congenital malformation that is usually associated with hypoplasia of the right lung with an abnormal blood supply by direct branches of the aorta. These branches normally require...

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Gastric plasmacytoma: a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding
543-544
María Reyes Busta Nistal, María Lourdes del Olmo Martínez, Daniel Corrales Cruz, Miguel Durà Gil,

A 43-year-old female presented to our department with hemoglobin of 3.4 g/dl. She denied gastrointestinal bleeding or weight loss. An upper endoscopy revealed an ulcerative lesion on the greater curvature...

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Clinical impact of endoscopic ultrasound in the study of adrenal gland: cytomegalovirus infection mimicking a neoplasic hypercaptation in PET
545-546
Albert Martín-Cardona, Ferran Vall-Llovera Calmet, Clarisa González Mínguez, Carme Loras,

A 71-year-old woman with stage IV follicular lymphoma in complete remission since 2006. In March 2019, chemotherapy treatment was initiated due to a relapse with pulmonary involvement. At three months,...

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Intestinal obstruction caused by Anisakis
547
Èlia Bartra Balcells, Joan Domènech Calvet, Daniel Del Castillo Déjardin,

A 77-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department due to a clinical and radiological pattern of intestinal obstruction. An abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a dilatation of the jejunum...

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Bone metaplasia in a rectal polyp
548
Enrique Calcerrada Alises, Jaime Ruiz Tovar, Miguel Ángel García Ureña,

A 77-year-old male underwent a colonoscopy because of a positive fecal occult blood test. A polyp was removed from the rectum, 12 cm from the anal margin, with a hyperplastic appearance, covered by a cap...

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Duodenal schwannoma, an infrequent entity
548-549
Lucía Madero Velázquez, Francisco Uceda, Lidia Buendía,

Schwannomas are benign tumors derived from the Schwann cells of the neural sheath. Their incidence in the digestive tract is very low and generally occurs in the stomach, colon and rectum. Duodenal schwannoma...

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Intestinal spirochetosis: normal intestinal flora or etiology of diarrhea?
549-550
María del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Alicia Martín-Lagos Maldonado, Javier Luis López Hidalgo,

A 22-year-old male began with up to 12 loose stools per day, with mucus and no blood. They were present for two months, even during the night. Moreover, he complained of abdominal pain and weight loss....

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A case of severe diverticulosis in a patient with ulcerative colitis
550-551
Emanuel Dias, João Santos-Antunes, Guilherme Macedo,

A 50-year-old female with ulcerative colitis (UC) (pancolitis) for 13 years was referred for a screening colonoscopy. At onset, she presented with severely active disease and required intravenous corticosteroids...

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Gastric caustic injury after organophosphate poisoning
551
Miguel Mascarenhas Saraiva, Tiago Filipe Ribeiro, Filipe Vilas Boas, Guilherme Macedo,

An 83-year-old male was brought to the Emergency Room after ingesting an unknown dose of dimethoate, an organophosphate pesticide. He had been previously diagnosed with depression but there were no previous...

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Hepatic reactive lymphoid hyperplasia: a difficult differential diagnosis with hepatocarcinoma
552
Rocío Avellana Moreno, Sofía De la Serna Esteban, Alejandra García-Botella,

Hepatic reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (HRLH) is an uncommon lesion. We present the case of a 58-year-old patient with a liver nodule incidentally found by abdominal ultrasonography (US). Liver function,...

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Endoscopic diagnosis of primary and recurrent mantle cell lymphomas
552-553
Miguel Mascarenhas Saraiva, Tiago Filipe Ribeiro, Amadeu Corte Real Nunes, Guilherme Macedo,

A 64-year-old male presented to our center with epigastric pain, anorexia, fatigue, weight loss and anemia on a laboratory study. An abdominal ultrasound revealed thickening of the gastric walls. Upper...

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Mucinous cystadenoma arising from a pancreatic heterotopia
553-554
Antonio Z. Gimeno-García, Sonia García-Hernández, Isabel Betancor-Fernández,

Mucinous pancreatic cystadenoma (MCA) is a premalignant lesion usually located in the body and tail of the pancreas, characteristically in females in their fifties and sixties. The definitive diagnosis...

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Hepatic injury and COVID-19: pathogenic mechanisms or epiphenomena?
554-555
Javier A. Cienfuegos, Víctor Valentí, Fernando Rotellar,

Ampuero J et al. analyzed the relationship between liver injury and clinical progression of the disease in a meta-analysis of over 5,000 COVID-19 patients. The authors reported an association between increased...

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COVID-19 and the liver: the chicken or the egg dilemma
555
Javier Ampuero, Manuel Romero Gómez,

After the publication of our meta-analysis, in which we demonstrated that aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and total bilirubin were related to a poor prognosis in patients...

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