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Year 2019 / Volume 111 / Number 10

Editorial

Shadows in the current management of hepatocellular carcinoma in Spain - An embarrassing truth
727-730
Javier Crespo García, Raúl J. Andrade,

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Up to 80% of patients with HCC have concomitant cirrhosis as a result of hepatitis B or C virus, alcohol...

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Definition of the profiles of hepatitis C virus patients based on the identification of risky practices in Spain
731-737
Jose Luis Calleja Panero, Sabela Lens García, Miguel Fernández Bermejo, Javier Crespo García,

The absolute number of patients infected with the hepatitis C virus and its prevalence in Spain according to risk practices are not precise. The objective of the study was to estimate the current direct-action...

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The status of proton pump inhibitor use: a prescription survey of 45 hospitals in China
738-743
Jie Ying, Liu-Cheng Li, Cui-Yun Wu, Zhen-Wei Yu, Lian-Di Kan,

Background: proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been widely used in the clinic but inappropriate prescribing has also increased dramatically. Objective: to describe the prescribing patterns and assess the...

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The use of serum calprotectin as a biomarker for inflammatory activity in inflammatory bowel disease
744-749
Cristina Suárez Ferrer, Marta Abadía Barno, Eduardo Martín Arranz, Andrea Jochems, Laura García Ramírez, Joaquín Poza Cordón, Marta Jaquotot Herranz, Alberto Cerpa Arencibia, María Dolores Martín Arranz,

Introduction: simple, reliable and non-invasive biomarkers are needed to enable the early detection of inflammatory activity for the correct management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). One of these...

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First hospital contact via the Emergency Department is an independent predictor of overall survival and disease-free survival in patients with colorectal cancer
750-756
Teresa Téllez, Marilina García-Aranda, Irene Zarcos-Pedrinaci, Francisco Rivas-Ruiz, Elisabeth Pérez Ruiz, María del Carmen Padilla-Ruiz, María Luisa Baré, Manuela Morales-Suárez-Varela, Antonio Rueda, Julia Alcaide, Maximino Redondo Bautista,

Aims: the aim of this study was to examine the possible association between the type of hospital admission and subsequent survival of the patient, as well as the pathological features recorded in a large...

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Diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasonography for dilation of common bile duct of indeterminate cause
757-759
Mafalda Sousa, Sónia Fernandes, Luísa Proença, Carlos Fernandes, João Silva, Ana Catarina Gomes, Edgar Afecto, João Carvalho,

Introduction: with the widespread use of abdominal imaging, common bile duct (CBD) dilation is a common problem in the daily practice. However, the significance of a dilated CBD as a predictor of underlying...

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Characteristics and survival of hepatocellular carcinoma in non-cirrhotic liver
760-766
Marta Romero-Gutiérrez, María Abanades Tercero, Juan Ruiz Martín, Juan Diego Castro Limo, Tomás Artaza Varasa, Concepción González de Frutos, Gema de la Cruz Pérez, Juan José Sánchez Ruano, Ana Zaida Gómez Moreno, Rafael Gómez Rodríguez,

Introduction: the characteristics, screening, and survival of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for patients without cirrhosis have not been fully studied. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed...

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Training in Ultrasound for Resident Physicians in Gastroenterology: a survey and training project by the Spanish Association of Digestive Ultrasound (Asociación Española de Ecografía Digestiva - AEED)
767-774
Concepcion González de Frutos, Eva Marín Serrano, Mariano Gómez-Rubio, Manuel Crespo Sánchez, Francisco Javier Álvarez-Higueras, Gregorio Castellano-Tortajada,

Background: the training program of the gastroenterology specialty that is mandatory for resident physicians, obliges them to be proficient in diagnostic and therapeutic digestive ultrasound tools. Methodology:...

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Clinical characteristics and genetic profiles of young and adult patients with cholestatic liver disease
775-788
Minh Tuan Huynh, Truong-Tam Nguyen, Sophie Grison, Olivier Lascols, Eric Fernandez, Véronique Barbu,

Background and aims: heterozygous ABCB4, ABCB11 and ATP8B1 sequence variants were previously reported to be associated with low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy,...

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Barrett’s esophagus: “All diseases are divine and all are human”
789-794
Vicente Munitiz Ruiz, Luisa F. Martienz de Haro, Ángeles Ortiz, David Ruiz de Angulo, Pascual Parrilla,

Barrett’s esophagus (BE) is a controversial condition. The significance of this condition lies in its premalignant potential, so it is important that clinically applicable biomarkers be identified for...

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Unusual radiological image: the floating gallbladder
795
Montserrat Rovira Argelagués, Eduardo Javier Calvet Medina, Montse Pierres Mir, Joaquim Navarro Sanahuja,

Radiological images of a patient consulting the emergency room for pain in the right hypochondrium and hypercalcified images in the right-medial area of ​​the upper hemiabdomen, which correspond to the...

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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the biliary tract: a lesion of the bile duct lumen
796-797
Eugenia Sánchez Rodríguez, Alejandra Caminoa Lizarralde, Jose Ramón Foruny Olcina, Enrique Vázquez Sequeiros,

Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) is a rare entity characterized by papillary growth within the bile duct lumen1, currently regarded as a biliary counterpart of intraductal papillary...

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Case Report

Liver transplantation as a rescue surgery after failure of embolization of a giant hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm
798-801
David Ferreras, Víctor López-López, Ricardo Robles Campos, Francisco Sánchez Bueno, Pablo Ramírez,

We present the case of a male diagnosed with a giant hepatic artery aneurysm, which first presented with pain and hemorrhage due to a partial rupture of the aneurysm. After discarding treatment with a...

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Regression of a giant pseudopolyp in a patient with colonic Crohn’s disease after therapy with infliximab
801-803
José Francisco Sánchez Melgarejo, Belén Navarro, José María Rubio, Guillermo Bastida, Pilar Nos,

Giant inflammatory pseudopolyps (> 15 mm) are an uncommon complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and a differential diagnosis with adenomas and carcinomas is challenging. Although usually asymptomatic,...

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Endoluminal radiofrequency ablation with SpyGlass™ in the management of cholangiocarcinoma
803-805
Rodrigo Mansilla-Vivar, Lidia Argüello-Viúdez, Cristina Sánchez-Montes, Noelia Alonso-Lázaro, Vicente Pons-Beltrán,

Most extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas are unresectable at the time of diagnosis and even in case of a resectable cancer, surgery is not an option for the elderly or patients with comorbidities (1). Current...

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Case Report

Familial low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis resulting from an autosomal dominant ABCB4 mutation
806-808
José Miranda-Bautista, Julia Suárez-González, Cristina Andrés-Zayas, Ismael Buño, Rafael Bañares,

Low phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis (LPAC) syndrome is characterized by early intrahepatic and symptomatic gallstones leading to cholangitis, acute pancreatitis and biliary colic. It has been associated...

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Case Report

Ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma arising from the peritoneum
809-811
Diego Martínez-Acitores, María Hernández Ainsa, Luis Cortés García, María Lourdes Bengochea Martínez, María José Palacios Fanlo,

Ectopic hepatocellular carcinoma is a rare entity. Most cases are asymptomatic and are occasionally found during autopsy or laparoscopy. They may sometimes cause relevant clinical problems such as abdominal...

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Research letter

Gastric serrated adenoma
812
María del Carmen García Gavilán, Alfonso Alcalde Vargas, Cristina Abitei,

A 51 years-old male with several family history of gastric cancer, who was studied one year before for dyspepsia. A new gastroscopy was done that objectified in the greater curvature, a sessile polyp with...

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Pancreatic panniculitis
812-813
Ignacio Torres-Navarro, Nohelia Rojas-Ferrer, Rafael Botella-Estrada,

Pancreatic panniculitis (PP) is an infrequent manifestation of pancreatic pathology (2%). This condition has mainly been described in association with acute and chronic pancreatitis, in males aged 40-60...

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Infectious proctitis due to syphilis and chlamydia: an exuberant presentation
813-814
Mafalda Sousa, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues,

Infectious proctitis by sexually transmitted diseases are increasing in incidence and should be considered in men who have sex with men with rectal symptoms. In this case, we show an exuberant form of...

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Ruptured hepatic sarcoma as a cause of acute abdomen
814-815
Jorge Luna-Abanto, Luis García Ruiz,

A 24-year-old male patient, in study for a hepatic tumor, was admitted to emergency due to hypovolemic shock and anemia. The abdominal CT scan showed an extensive expansive lesion of 11.8x11.7cm in liver...

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A giant liver abscess due to Fasciola hepatica infection
815-816
Ernesto Ángel Dzib Calan, Ivanhoe Larracilla Salazar, Jorge Iván Morales Pérez,

A 60-year-old female patient with a 3-month history of upper right quadrant pain, nausea, fluid evacuation, yellowing, weight loss, intolerance to the oral route, liver disease and hepatomegaly without...

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Hemophagocytic syndrome, a diagnostic challenge in Gastroenterology
816
Rita Jiménez Rosales, María del Mar Martín-Rodríguez, Eduardo Redondo-Cerezo,

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a syndrome of severe immune activation with macrophage and T- cell infiltration resulting in multi organ damage. We report the case of a patient successfully treated...

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