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Year 2021 / Volume 113 / Number 6

Editorial

Arrival in port
393-395
Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Martínez,

The Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas (REED), the flagship journal for gastroenterology in the Spanish language, is now docking at a new port where this editor-in-chief (EiC), who began his trek...

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Overall clinical and economic impact of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
396-403
Antoni Sicras-Mainar, Rocío Aller, Javier Crespo, José Luis Calleja, Juan Turnes, Manuel Romero Gómez, Salvador Augustín,

Objectives: to establish the clinical and economic consequences (resource utilization and healthcare costs) of non-alcoholic fatty liver in the setting of the usual clinical practice in Spain. Patients...

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Role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the diagnosis and classification of lymphomas
404-410
Javier Tejedor-Tejada, Carlos Chavarría, Beatriz Burgueño-Gómez, Ignacio Fanjul, Francisco Javier García-Alonso, María Ángeles Torres, Beatriz Madrigal, Manuel Pérez-Miranda, Carlos De la Serna-Higuera,

Background: endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a safe and effective technique in the diagnosis of mediastinal and abdominal masses. However, the usefulness of EUS-FNA in the...

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Establishment and verification of a nomogram for predicting the risk of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer
411-417
Zhengbing Wang, Jiangtao Liu, Yi Luo, Yinjie Xu, Xuan Liu, Lifu Wei, Qiaobo Zhu,

Background: endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely recognized by patients and doctors due to its advantages in early gastric cancer (EGC). The accurate prediction of the risk of lymph node...

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Glasgow prognostic score is a predictive index for postoperative infectious complications after total proctocolectomy in ulcerative colitis patients
418-422
Sui-Han Wang, Fei-Chao Xuan, Hai-Shui Zheng, Tian-Yu Lin, Wei Zhou,

Background and aim: Glasgow prognostic score is a systemic inflammatory-based score. The aim of this study was to determine whether the Glasgow prognostic score was a useful predictor of short-term outcomes...

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Can we optimize CEA as a response marker in rectal cancer?
423-428
Tânia Gago, Paulo Caldeira, Ana Catarina Cunha, Pedro Campelo, Horácio Guerreiro,

Background and aim: carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a biomarker commonly used in colorectal cancer. However, its prognostic value is still controversial. Recent studies demonstrate that CEA produced...

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Adherence to a gluten-free diet and quality of life in Chilean celiac patients
429-431
Alejandra Parada, Constanza Méndez, Alberto Espino, Álvaro Reyes, Helga Santibáñez,

Introduction: a gluten-free diet (GFD) is the treatment for celiac disease (CD), with adherence oscillating between 42 % and 91 %. The purpose of this study was to assess adherence to GFD and its relation...

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Chronic viral hepatitis C micro-elimination program using telemedicine. The Mexican experience
432-435
José Luis Pérez Hernández, Rodolfo Lehmann Mendoza, Javier Luna Martínez, José Fernando Torres Roldán, Pedro Armando Chaidez Rosales, Hilario Ascención Martinez Arredondo, Verónica Rebollar González, Lourdes De la Cruz Silva, Daniel Santana Vargas, María de Fátima Higuera de la Tijera, C. Alejandro Arce Salinas,

Background: hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem. Chronic infection induces the development of fibrosis and cirrhosis together with all the related complications. The use of direct-acting...

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Management of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth by pediatric gastroenterologists in Spain
436-441
Rafael Martín-Masot, Manuel Molina Arias, Juan José Díaz Martín, María Luz Cilleruelo Pascual, Carolina Gutiérrez Junquera, Ester Donat, Enriqueta Román Riechmann, Víctor M. Navas-López,

Background: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a heterogeneous condition with nonspecific symptoms. This study aimed to report its management by pediatric gastroenterologists in Spain. Methods:...

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Capsule retention caused by cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis
442-446
Lin Lin, Kuiliang Liu, Hong Liu, Wenbin Shen, Nengwei Zhang, Jing Wu,

Introduction: cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis (CMUSE) is a rare illness. Capsule retention (CR) has been reported in a few cases of CMUSE. Methods: we present four cases of CMUSE with...

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Risk factors and management strategies associated with non-response to aminosalicylates as a maintenance treatment in ulcerative colitis
447-453
David Martí-Aguado, María Pilar Ballester, Miguel Mínguez,

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) are used as the first-line maintenance treatment in patients with mild-moderate ulcerative colitis (UC). Early identification of patients at high risk for 5-ASA non-response and...

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Is endoscopic drainage better than percutaneous drainage for patients with pancreatic fluid collections? A comparative meta-analysis
454-462
Qi-Chen Cai, Yu-Xin Zhang, Yang Liao, Jian-Ping Gong, Bin Xiong,

Introduction: though endoscopic and percutaneous drainage have emerged as the most common minimally invasive treatments for pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs), estimates of therapeutic superiority for...

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Severe respiratory failure secondary to megaesophagus due to terminal achalasia
463-464
David Ortiz López, María Asunción Acosta Mérida, María del Mar Callejón Cara, Joaquín Marchena Gómez,

We present the case of a 56-year-old male diagnosed with achalasia ten years previously without follow-up. He presented with fever, dysphonia and dyspnea associated with a constitutional syndrome of one...

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Percutaneous treatment of a splenorenal shunt with an atrial septal closure device
465-466
Luis Fernández González, Roberto Blanco Mata, Ignacio Terreros Bejo, Alexander Jon Aguinaga Alesanco,

We present the case of a 70-year-old female who underwent liver transplantation in 2011 due to enolic cirrhosis with a normofunction graft and no portal hypertension. During the last months, recurrent...

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Endoscopic forceps removal for complicated magnetic beads impaction
467-469
Tao Dong, Xuming Mo, Zhining Fan, Li Liu,

A 2-year-old girl was transferred to our center after she was witnessed swallowing a magnetic toy two days previously. An abdominal x-ray at a community hospital showed multiple foreign bodies in the gastric...

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Dilation of the biliary tract secondary to intrahepathic biliary mucinous cystadenoma with ovarian stroma
470
Eduardo Valdivielso Cortázar, Lidia González Peñas, Pedro Alonso Aguirre,

We present the case of a 55-year-old female with no history of interest and asymptomatic, who was admitted to perform studies due to findings of an abdominal ultrasound. A dilated left intrahepatic bile...

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Diagnosis and immunocytochemical characterization of an EBV related diffuse B large cell lymphoma of the retroperitoneum from cell block preparations obtained by means of EUS guided FNA
470-471
Alexandra Kalogeraki, Dimitrios Tamiolakis, Evangelos Kalaitzakis,

Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the retroperitoneum has been scarcely reported and the diagnostic workup is challenging due to difficulties in access to tissue. A 73-year-old female presented...

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Herpes simplex virus type 7 and Epstein-Barr virus as strange causes of a gastric ulcer
471-472
Víctor Jiménez Beltrán, Olegario Castaño Fernández, Lorena Blanco García,

Esophageal, gastric and duodenal ulcers are found in immunocompromised patients due to virus, mainly cytomegalovirus (CMV), and less frequently Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), varicella zoster virus (VZV) and...

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis with cutaneous and systemic (intestinal) involvement. Diagnosis by capsule endoscopy
472-473
María José Mesa López, Juan Egea Valenzuela, Jesús Lozano Herrero,

A 26-year-old male diagnosed with cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis was admitted due to abdominal pain and rectal bleeding with slight clinical-analytical impact. On examination, he presented multiple...

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Intestinal obstruction secondary to Crohn-like disease in common variable immu-nodeficiency
473-474
Clara Fernández Fernández, Alejandro Manrique Municio, Alberto Alejandro Marcacuzco Quinto,

A 32-year-old male patient with common variable immunodeficiency (CVI), under treatment with human immunoglobulin G, experienced recurrent episodes of intestinal pseudo-obstruction that were medically...

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Primary gastric adenocarcinoma in a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome
474-475
Olga Ortega Lobete, Raquel Díaz Ruiz, Leticia Pérez Carazo,

We present the case of a 42-year-old female under study due to dyspepsia without response to empirical treatment, with perioral mucocutaneous pigmentation. A gastroscopy revealed a 5 cm gastric tumor in...

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Endoscopic extraction of a retained Kehr’s T-tube fragment
475-476
Cláudia Macedo, Dário Gomes, Pedro Figueiredo,

A 55-year-old male underwent a liver transplantation due to alcoholic cirrhosis. Three years later, a re-transplantation was performed due to refractory biliary strictures related to ischemic cholangiopathy....

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How is the duodenal mucosa in functional dyspepsia?
476-477
Antonio Mª Caballero-Mateos, M. Rosa Caballero Plasencia,

Gastric mucosa has been widely studied during the pre/post-Helicobacter pylori (Hp) era. Excluding peptic ulcer disease (PUD), the duodenal mucosa has not been thoroughly analyzed, even less so in functional...

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Liver transplant in a receptor with ABO incompatibility: a viable option
477
Alfredo Vivas López, Iago Justo Alonso, Alejandro Manrique Municio, Alberto Marcacuzco Quinto, Carmelo Loinaz Segurola,

We present the case of a 41-year-old male with type A blood group and a diagnosis of fulminant liver failure of an unknown cause, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with severe coagulopathy...

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Lemmel syndrome: an uncommon complication of periampular duodenal diverticulum
477-478
María del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Alicia Martín-Lagos Maldonado, Adelina García Robles,

Lemmel’s syndrome consists of obstructive jaundice due to compression of a periampular duodenal diverticulum (DDP), in the absence of choledocholithiasis or tumor. DDP are pseudodiverticula without a muscle...

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The role of gastroduodenal stents in palliation of malignant gastroduodenal outlet obstruction, regarding the article by Alcalá-González et al.
478-479
Fábio Pereira Correia, Gonçalo Alexandrino, Joana C. Branco,

We read with great interest the article of Luis Alcalá-González et al. This study reinforces the scientific evidence regarding safety and effectiveness of self-expandable metal stent placement for the...

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Effectiveness of almagate in gastroesophageal reflux disease: a post-hoc analysis of a randomized cross-over double-blind study
479
Fermín Mearin, Francesca Pajuelo Lorenzo, José Ríos,

Almagate (aluminium-magnesium hydroxycarbonate hydrate) is a widely used antacid in Spain as an over-the-counter formulation. However, data on the control of acidity in patients with gastroesophageal reflux...

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