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Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 1

Editorial

Small pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: observing and monitoring or prompt surgical resection
1-4
Javier A Cienfuegos, Luis Hurtado-Pardo, Fernando Rotellar,

Over recent decades there has been a significant increase in the annual incidence of neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (PanNETs), from 0.4 to 0.8 per 100,000 inhabitants, due to a more widespread use...

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Editorial

Can NAFLD overwhelm the Spanish healthcare system in the years to come?
5-9
Javier Crespo, Paula Iruzubieta, Jeffrey V. Lazarus,

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading driver of chronic liver disease globally and is likely to become the main cause of end-stage liver disease and liver transplantation in the next...

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Usefulness of peripheral blood monocyte count to predict relapse in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective longitudinal cohort study
10-15
Rocío Ferreiro-Iglesias, Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Javier López-Díaz, Iria Bastón Rey, Juan Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz,

Background: monocytes play an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease but data are scarce regarding activity biomarkers, above all in patients under biologic therapies. Objective:...

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Opioid-induced esophageal dysfunction — Prevalence and manometric findings
16-21
Luis Gerardo Alcalá-González, Alba Jiménez-Masip, Lucía Relea Pérez, Claudia Barber-Caselles, Elizabeth Barba-Orozco,

Background: prescription opioid use is on the rise. There has been an increasing recognition that chronic opioid consumption can result in esophageal motility disorders, and this association has been named...

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Irritable bowel syndrome and basal serum tryptase: correlation between subtype, severity, and comorbidities. A pilot study
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Constanza Ciriza de los Ríos, Isabel Castel de Lucas, Fernando Canga Rodríguez-Valcárcel, María del Carmen Diéguez Pastor, Natividad de las Cuevas Moreno, Enrique Rey Díaz-Rubio,

Introduction: the activation of mast cells causes alterations in epithelial and neuromuscular function and is involved in visceral hypersensitivity and dysmotility in gastrointestinal functional disorders....

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Low applicability of the ‘‘Six-and-twelve score” in hepatocellular carcinoma treated with Drug-Eluting Beads Transarterial Chemoembolization.
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María Pipa-Muñiz, Andrés Castaño-García, Susana Sanmartino, Alicia Mesa, Carmen Álvarez-Navascués, María Luisa González-Diéguez, Valle Cadahía-Rodrigo, Mario Ernesto Piscoya-Díaz, Serafín Marcos Costilla-García, Manuel Rodríguez, María Varela,

Objective: The effectiveness of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) depends on the selection of suitable patients. The ‘‘Six-and-twelve score” distinguishes three groups...

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A review of the diagnosis and management of liver hydatid cyst
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Ester Ferrer Inaebnit, Francesc Xavier Molina Romero, Juan José Segura Sampedro, Xavier González Argenté, José Miguel Morón Canis,

Hydatidosis is a zoonosis caused by Echinococcus in the larval stage. Humans are accidental intermediary hosts where cystic lesions develop, primarily in the liver and the lungs. It is usually asymptomatic,...

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Isolated subcutaneous emphysema of the abdominal wall following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
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Oly Campos Corleta, Mariana Kumaira Fonseca, Nelson Heitor Vieira Coelho, Leandro Totti Cavazzola,

Isolated subcutaneous emphysema without retroperitoneal perforation is a rare complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). We present the case of an 87-year-old female who developed...

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Gastric ischemia: cross-sectional imaging findings via a case series
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Darío Herrán de la Gala, Sara Sánchez Bernal, Juan Crespo del Pozo, Raúl Pellón Dabén,

Gastric ischemia is an uncommon, serious, and potentially fatal disease caused by diffuse or focal gastric vascular insufficiency. It can be caused by states of systemic hypotension or disseminated vasculitis...

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Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis: a rare cause of chronic liver disease with portal hypertension diagnosed by abdominal ultrasound
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Alejandro Jesús Borrella Gras, Mariano Gómez Rubio, Inés María Olazarán Narváez, Marina Castellanos González,

Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis (HSS) is a major cause of chronic liver disease with portal hypertension (pHTN) in Africa, Asia, and America. Abdominal ultrasound is essential for diagnosis.

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Letter

EBV-positive mucocutaneous ulcer — Only in immunosuppressed patients?
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Flor María Fernández-Gordón Sánchez, María Arranz Álvarez, Justino Jiménez Almonacid, Carmen García-Ramos García,

We report the case of a 42-year-old male without a previous medical history who presented with hematochezia, tenesmus, and weight loss over two months. An ulcerated lesion located on the pectineal line,...

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Letter

Gastroduodenal ischemia in a patient with severe SARS-CoV-2 infection
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Isabel Garrido, Armando Peixoto, Guilherme Macedo,

A 54-year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, and diastolic heart failure, was admitted due to COVID-19 pneumonia. Respiratory failure gradually deteriorated and...

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Letter

Assessment of liver damage in patients with COVID-19 is sub-optimal: results of a survey of medical practitioners
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Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Salvador Benlloch Pérez, Moisés Diago Madrid,

Liver damage, defined by an increase in liver chemistry parameters, is related to more unfavorable severity and prognosis in patients with COVID-19. These patients are also treated with immunomodulatory...

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Letter

SARS-CoV-2 and splenic infarction: a rarely described thromboembolic presentation
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Daniel Alvarenga Fernandes, José de Arimatéia Batista Araújo Filho, Amélia Ribeiro de Jesus,

We report the case of a COVID-19 patient presenting with fever, headache and dyspnea, evolving with severe acute abdominal pain. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan diagnosed splenic infarction....

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Letter

The inclusive use of effect size conversion and Bayes factor in digestive disease research
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Cristian Ramos Vera,

An important article was published, whicht evaluated statistically significant associations (p 100) and the histological diagnosis of gangrenous acute cholecystitis in patients who underwent cholecystectomy...

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Letter

Biliary stent migration as a rare cause of ileal perforation
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Daniel Barranco Castro, Reyes Aparcero López, Antonio Domínguez Amodeo, Ángel Caunedo Álvarez,

The incidence rate of biliary stent migration is 3-6 %; most cases are asymptomatic, with elimination of the piece in the feces.

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Letter

Carcinosarcoma of the gallbladder diagnosed in a cholecystectomy specimen
55-56
José Joaquín Paricio, Anastasio Serrano Egea, Sara Mariscal Zabala, Elena Verdú Martín, Esther Sánchez Díaz,

We report the case of a patient with an incidental diagnosis of gallbladder adenocarcinoma with chondrosarcomatoid areas in a cholecystectomy specimen. Since it is associated with a worse prognosis when...

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Letter

Capecitabine-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy
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Carolina Cerrella Cano, Eduardo Junquera Alonso, Marina Terroba Alonso, Francisco Xavier Cano Calderero, Lucía Seoane Blanco, Edisa M. Armesto González,

We report the case of a 79-year-old male who had undergone surgery for a mucus-secreting, stage-III pancreatic adenocarcinoma 2 years previously, who was recently started on capecitabine monotherapy for...

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Letter

Surprises in cecal intubation: foreign bodies in the colon
56-57
Isabel Pérez Valle, Pedro Amor Martín, Ángel Cano Abascal,

We report the case of a 70-year-old male who visited for a colonoscopy on an outpatient basis after being admitted months earlier due to a subocclusive condition that was resolved with conservative treatment....

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Letter

Lemmel’s syndrome: an uncommon complication of periampullary duodenal diverticulum
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Mikel Martín, Pilar Gómez, Martín Amarelo, Martín Sáenz,

Lemmel’s syndrome is an uncommon entity that causes obstructive jaundice due to a periampullary duodenal diverticulum in the absence of choledolithiasis or neoplasia. To date, there are few published cases...

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Letter

Comparison of satisfaction degree of patients treated at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit (IBDU) of Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre between previous face-to-face care and telephone care during the COVID-19 pandemic
58-59
Pablo Vázquez García, Flor María Fernández-Gordón Sánchez, María Algara San Nicolás, Carmen Yela San Bernardino, Begoña Casis Herce, Ángeles Masedo González, Gonzalo Jesús Gómez Gómez, María del Pilar Martínez Montiel,

The aim of the IBDU is to provide comprehensive care for patients with IBD (1,2). During the COVID-19 pandemic, telephone medical consultations and telemedicine training sessions were implemented to ensure...

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Letter

Risk factors for mortality in patients with acute bacterial cholangitis — Type-2 diabetes is a significant clinical predictor
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Raúl Alberto Jiménez Castillo, Joel Omar Jáquez-Quintana, Ariadnee Irma Reyna-Aréchiga, Yessica Guadalupe López-Alejandro, Sayra Nallely Juárez-Hernández, Christian Devanny Del Ángel-Argueta, Daniel Eduardo Benavides-Salgado, Héctor Jesús Maldonado-Garza,

Acute cholangitis is a life-threatening infection, and several features are associated with a worse prognosis if prompt treatment is not started. Eighty-six subjects with acute cholangitis were included...

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Letter

Abnormal submucosal artery mimicking a submucosal tumor in the stomach: the invisible threat that lies within
61-62
De-feng Li, Ben-hua Wu, Li-sheng Wang,

A 74-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital, who complained of abdominal distension for 1 year with no previous history of disease. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed a submucosal tumor...

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Upper gastrointestinal complaints in celiac patients at diagnosis. Association with endoscopic and histopathological findings
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Lorete Maria da Silva Kotze, Luiz Roberto Kotze, Raquel Canzi Almada Souza, Renato Nisihara,

This study investigated the prevalence of upper gastrointestinal symptoms in Brazilian patients at the time of diagnosis with celiac disease (CD), associating them with endoscopic and histopathological...

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Azathioprine-induced alopecia: a rare adverse event, early marker of myelotoxicity
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Juan Antonio Vázquez Rodríguez, Esther Merino Gallego, Antonio José Baños Arévalo, Francisco Gallardo Sánchez, Leticia Miras Lucas, Álvaro Pérez González,

Though not exempt from adverse events, azathioprine (AZA) is an inexpensive and effective drug in the induction and maintenance treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We present the case...

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Letter

Autoimmune hepatitis triggered by COVID-19
64-65
Cristina Montón Rodríguez, Pablo Navarro Cortés, Paloma Lluch García, Miguel Mínguez Pérez,

We present the case of a 60-year-old female with no drug allergies or toxic habits, with hypothyroidism, and receiving treatment with levothyroxine. She was admitted in February 2021 and presented with...

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