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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 7

Editorial

Reflex testing. A key tool for the elimination of hepatitis C
513-514
José Ignacio Herrero, Javier Ampuero, Conrado M. Fernández Rodríguez,

Hepatitis C is a major cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as the primary indication for liver transplant in Europe. The highly effective direct-acting antivirals currently available...

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Towards the elimination of hepatitis C: implementation of reflex testing in Andalusia
515-519
María de la Paz Casas, Fernando García, Carolina Freyre-Carrillo, Natalia Montiel, Alberto de la Iglesia, Isabel Viciana, Ana Domínguez, Vicente Guillot, Aurora Muñoz, Purificación Cantudo, Francisco Franco-Álvarez, Juan Antonio Reguera, María Angustias Romera, Teresa Cabezas, Julio Vargas, Mercedes Ramírez-Arcos, Inmaculada Guerrero, África García-Navarrete, María Jesús Pérez-Santos, Encarnación Clavijo, Carolina Roldán, Antonio Guzmán, Matilde Palanca, Eva Torres, María del Carmen Serrano, María del Carmen Lozano, Berta Becerril, Pilar Luzón, María Ángeles Galán, Juan Carlos Alados, Federico García,

Background and aim: undiagnosed hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and/or inadequate access to care are barriers to the elimination of HCV. Reflex testing has proven to facilitate referral to care, treatment...

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Quality of life study in asymptomatic patients with hepatitis C
520-524
Raúl Honrubia López, Antonio Madejón Seiz, Miriam Romero Portales, Araceli García Sánchez, Pilar Castillo Grau, José Carlos Erdozain Sosa, Antonio Olveira Martín, Ana Robles, Javier García-Samaniego Rey,

Objective and methods: an observational, longitudinal, prospective study was performed to assess changes in perceived quality of life in asymptomatic patients with hepatitis C under treatment with direct-acting...

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Recapture of patients with an incomplete diagnosis of hepatitis C virus infection
525-531
Cristina Burgui, Carmen Martín, Regina Juanbeltz, Ramón San Miguel, Iván Martínez-Baz, José Manuel Zozaya, Jesús Castilla,

Background: hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody tests have been performed since the 90s, although HCV-RNA (viral load) determination was not always performed. Some of these patients may be actively infected...

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Patients with hepatitis C lost to follow-up: ethical-legal aspects and search results
532-537
Irene Andaluz García, María del Mar Arcos Rueda, María Dolores Montero Vega, Pilar Castillo Grau, Luz Martín Carbonero, Javier García-Samaniego Rey, Miriam Romero Portales, Araceli García Sánchez, Carmen Busca Arenzana, Juan González García, María Luisa Montes Ramírez, Antonio Olveira Martín,

Introduction: data on the prevalence and characteristics of hepatitis C patients lost to follow-up are lacking. In addition, the identification of this population clashes with data protection regulations. Methods:...

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Changes in the characteristics of hospital admissions due to decompensated cirrhosis in the era of direct-acting antivirals against hepatitis C virus
538-544
Miguel Fraile López, Lissa Franco, Carmen Álvarez Navascués, María Varela, Valle Cadahía, María Torner, Ana Gómez Outomuro, María Luisa González-Diéguez, Manuel Rodríguez García,

Background: the development of interferon-free regimens, based on direct acting antivirals (DAAs) has revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Aims: to determine if there have...

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Linkage to care strategy for the micro-elimination of hepatitis C among parenteral drug users on methadone replacement therapy in Gipuzkoa
545-549
Ylenia Pérez Castaño, José Manuel Chouza Pérez, Vanesa Sanz Largo, Edurne Almandoz Cortajarena, Alexandra Gómez García, Francisco Javier Esandi González, Agustín Castiella Eguzkiza, Sandra Arranz Díaz, Itxaso Urtasun Lugea, Maria José Sánchez Iturri, Borja Gil Fernández, Luis Bujanda, Juan Arenas Ruiz-Tapiador,

Introduction: parenteral drug users (PDUs) are a population with a high prevalence of infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and significant difficulties to access to treatment. Opioid replacement...

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Prevalence of hepatitis C in patients with non-affective psychotic disorders
550-554
Antonio Cuadrado, Joaquín Cabezas, Susana Llerena, Juan Francisco Nieves Salceda, José Ignacio Fortea, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Javier Crespo,

Introduction: the goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with non-affective psychotic disorders and to compare it with population-based data. Material...

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Vedolizumab response in inflammatory bowel disease. Two years of follow-up
555-558
Pilar del Pino Bellido, María Belvis Jiménez, Luisa Castro Laria, María Belén Maldonado Pérez, Antonia Sáez Díaz, Ángel Caunedo Álvarez, Federico Argüelles-Arias,

Background: vedolizumab is an α4β7 integrin antagonist. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical response and remission rates with vedolizumab. Methods: this was a retrospective study of inflammatory...

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Intestinal failure in adults and children
559-564
Alida Alcolea Sánchez, Francisco de Borja Nava Hurtado de Saracho, Alba M Sánchez-Galán, Rocío González Sacristán,

Intestinal failure (IF) is rare, but it represents one of the most complex medical-surgical management pathologies, both in adults and children. The first-line treatment is parenteral nutrition (PN). However,...

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Special Article

Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis C in Cantabria
565-570
Javier Crespo, Ana Tejerina Puente, Antonio Cuadrado, Susana Llerena, Joaquín Cabezas, Joaquin Cabezas on behalf of Grupo de Trabajo para la Eliminación de la Hepatitis C en Cantabria*,

* Grupo de Trabajo para la Eliminación de la Hepatitis C en Cantabria: Joaquin Cabezas, Fernando Andrés Mantecon, Ana Batlle López, Javier Cloux Blasco, Marta Cobo, Inés De Benito Polación, Aroa Delgado Uría, Carmen Fariñas Álvarez, Susana Fernández Iglesias, María Eliecer Cano García, Miguel García Ribes, Pablo González Astorqui, Aitzibe Illaro Uranga, Beatriz Josa Fernandez, Soledad Melgosa Moreno, Purificación Mellado Encias, Maria del Mar Navarro Córdoba, Rosa Ortiz Diego, Lius Miguel Otero García, Guillermo Pombo Alles, Isabel Priede Díaz, Montserrat San Martín Aparicio, Carlos Armiñanzas, Jesús Artal, Jose Manuel Cifrián Martínez, Carmen Cobo Pelayo, Jose Enrique Gutierrez Mora, María Yolanda Jubete Castañedo, Miguel Mateo Soler, Enrique María Ocio San Miguel, Manuel Pereda Beaure, Juan Carlos Ruiz San Millan, Jose Antonio Vallejo Correas, Javier Zueco Gil

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the leading causes of liver-related morbidity and mortality worldwide, affecting more than 70 million people. Approximately, between 55 % and 85 % of infected people...

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Endoscopic therapy in disconnected duct syndrome: re-connecting the duct
571-572
Luísa Martins Figueiredo, Luis Lourenço, David Horta, Alexandra Martins,

We report the case of a 61-year-old male patient with a history of acute necrotizing biliary pancreatitis and a disconnected duct syndrome. He underwent transgastric drainage using a luminal apposing metal...

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A complex case of low-phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis syndrome
573-574
Luísa Martins Figueiredo, Luis Lourenço, David Horta, Alexandra Martins,

The low-phospholipid-associated cholelithiasis (LPAC) syndrome is a form of symptomatic and recurring cholelithiasis occurring in young adults, associated with mutations in the ABCB4 gene. It is a clinical...

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Research letter

Portal venous gas and pneumatosis intestinalis secondary to intestinal subocclusion: success of non-surgical management
575-576
Sofía de la Serna Esteban, Gonzalo Sanz-Ortega, Manuel Vázquez Romero,

The association of intestinal and portal pneumatosis in the same patient usually occurs in intestinal ischemic-necrotic processes, with ominous prognosis. However, there are forms of presentation outside...

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Intra-abdominal desmoid tumor and chronic inflammatory bowel disease. An uncommon scenario
576
Manuel Buitrago Ruiz, Victoriano Soria Aledo, José Luis Aguayo Albasini,

We present the case of a patient with an inflammatory bowel disease to whom a pelvic desmoid tumor is discovered during an infertility study.

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Gastric ulcer due to mucormycosis in a critical patient
576-577
Alejandro Pérez Fernández, José María Rubio Mateos, María Josefa Sánchez Fernández,

We have read the article published by Sánchez-Velázquez P et al., which described a clinical case of gastrointestinal hemorrhage secondary to gastric ulcer due to Mucor. We present a similar clinical case,...

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An acute episode of inflammatory bowel disease vs a rare manifestation of an Epstein-Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcer. Case report
577-578
Ángel García-Romera, Selene González-Díaz, Laura Ramos,

The Epstein-Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcer is an entity that has been recently accepted in the literature, included under the lymphoproliferative disorders. Some publications provide information...

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Gastric syphilis and its importance for a differential diagnosis in HIV patients
578-579
Sergio Navarro-Martínez, Carmen Payá-Llorente, Manuel Vicente Planells Roig,

A 41-year-old male, with history of HIV presented to emergency department with two months of abdominal pain and a weight loss. Radiological and endoscopic examinations where suggestive of gastric cancer....

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Medullary colorectal carcinoma. Do we really know it?
579-580
Ana Puerta Vicente, Alberto Vilar Tabanera, Juan Carlos García Pérez,

Medullary carcinoma (MC) is a recently described subtype of mismatch repair deficient (MMRd) colorectal carcinoma (CRC) which, despite being poorly differentiated by traditional morphological criteria,...

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Vedolizumab-associated psoriasis: until where does gut selectivity go?
580-581
Tiago Pereira Guedes, Isabel Pedroto, Paula Lago,

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Psoriasis are chronic inflammatory diseases that share common genotype, clinical course, and immunological features, although its relationship is still unclear. We report...

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A legal issue with dental prostheses and their possible complications
581
Antonio María Caballero Mateos, Estefanía Belén Pullas Latta, Begoña Vidal-Vílchez,

After observing two cases of dental prostheses impacted in esophagus, fortunately solved by means of endoscopy, we have revised the current legislation in Spain. Knowing the present design of the prostheses...

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Rescue of a migrated pancreatic stent using a hand-made loop-catheter
581-582
Rafael Ruiz-Zorrilla López, Eduardo López Fernández, Pablo Palomares Rivas,

We present a pancreatic plastic stent migration case and the difficulty of an endoscopic approach to remove it, this time resolved with a hand-made loop catheter using a straight cannula and a NovaGold...

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Digestive services in the Spanish National Health System of the XXI century. Organizational and operational standards for a patient-centered service
582-583
Miguel García, Eva Marín Serrano, Miguel Garcia on behalf of Junta Directiva de la Asociación Española de Ecografía Digestiva*,

* Junta Directiva de la Asociación Española de Ecografía Digestiva: Miguel Garcia, Eva Marín Serrano, Francisco Javier Alvarez Higueras, Manuel Crespo Sánchez, Juan Carlos Pérez Alvarez, María Tejada Cabrera

The Spanish Society of Gastroenterology (SEPD) has published a consensus document that discusses the key standards and recommendations for organizing digestive system units (DSUs) in the 21st century....

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Author´s reply: “Consensus document for Digestive services in the National Health System of the XXI century”
583
Javier Crespo, Francisco Javier Elola Somoza,

We would like to thank the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Digestive Ultrasound (AEED) for their interest in our paper. We agree with them about the relevance of digestive ultrasound in...

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COVID-19. Immunothrombosis and the gastrointestinal tract
583-584
Javier A. Cienfuegos, Ana Almeida Vargas, Carlos Sánchez Justicia,

Mönkemüller et al. brilliantly describe the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in the gastrointestinal tract. Their findings highlight the local and systemic inflammatory response generated by the coronavirus. After...

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Systemic inflammatory response and thrombosis due to alterations in the gut microbiota in COVID-19
584-585
Klaus Mönkemüller, Lucia C. Fry, Steffen Rickes,

We thank Dr. Cienfuegos and colleagues for their comments on our recent publication “COVID-19, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and the small bowel”. Cienfuegos et al. have treated several COVID-19 patients with...

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Treatment of a tuberculous esophagomediastinal fistula with a covered metal stent
585-586
Guocan Yu, Xudong Xu, Jun Yang,

We present the case of a tuberculous esophagomediastinal fistula treated with a covered metal stent. A 48-year-old female with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with dysphagia and retrosternal...

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