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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 11

Editorial

Complete Barrett’s esophagus eradication by endoscopic techniques: remission or cure?
819-820
Alejandro Repiso Ortega, Concepción Muñoz Rosas,

The prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus has been estimated to be 1 % to 2 % of all patients referred for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, and up to 15% amongst patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux...

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Index of the Mayo Endoscopy and Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopy Index of Severity: are they equally valid?
821-825
María Belvis Jiménez, Pedro Hergueta-Delgado, Blas José Gómez Rodríguez, Belén Maldonado Pérez, Luisa Castro Laria, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez, María Luisa Morales Barroso, María Dolores Galván Fernández, María Fernanda Guerra Veloz, Victoria Alejandra Jiménez García, Rafael Romero Castro, Antonio Benítez Roldán, Cristina Castro Márquez, Reyes Aparcero López, Antonio Garrido Serrano, Ángel Caunedo Álvarez, Federico Argüelles Arias,

Introduction: endoscopy plays an essential role in the management of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), as it allows us to visualize and assess the severity of the disease. Different scores have been...

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Quality of care provided to outpatients with hepatic cirrhosis in a teaching hospital
826-831
Xavier Xiol Quingles, Sílvia Salord Vila, Alberto Amador Navarrete, Carme Baliellas Comellas, Alba Cachero Ros, Rosa Rota Roca, Valeria Pérez Campuzano, José Castellote Alonso,

Introduction: a set of indicators to measure the quality of care of cirrhotic patients has been established and previously published studies report an adherence rate to clinical guide indications of 40-80...

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Serum miR-21 and miR-210 as promising non-invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of colorectal cancer
832-837
Gang Li, Qi Wang, Zhenjun Li, Yi Shen,

Objective: this study aimed to investigate the expression and clinical significance of miR-21 and miR-210 in serum of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods: the expression levels of serum miR-21...

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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of renal lesions: experience in a tertiary center
838-842
Sergio Bazaga, Javier Tejedor-Tejada, Mario Gallardo Ramírez, Francisco Javier García-Alonso, Diego González, Beatriz Madrigal, Ana Carbajo, Marina de Benito, Manuel Perez-Miranda, Carlos de la Serna Higuera,

Introduction: endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allows the histological diagnosis of radiologically undetermined renal lesions, although few series have been described. Objectives: to describe the procedure,...

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Efficacy of entecavir in treating hepatitis B virus-associated membranous nephropathy
843-849
Lifen Wang, Bingying Xie, Quan Zheng, Lixia Xu, Zhiming Ye,

Objective: hepatitis B virus-associated membranous nephropathy (HBV-MN) is the most common pathological type of hepatitis B virus-associated glomerulonephritis. This study evaluated the efficacy of entecavir...

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Esophageal motility disorders in children with dysphagia: the utility of the Chicago classification
850-853
Rubén Peña-Vélez, Erick Toro-Monjaraz, David Avelar-Rodríguez, José Cadena-León, Karen Ignorosa-Arellano, Alejandro Loredo-Mayer, Flora Zárate-Mondragón, Roberto Cervantes-Bustamante, Jaime Ramírez-Mayans,

Background: esophageal manometry is the standard criterion for the evaluation of dysphagia and the diagnosis of a primary motor disorder of the esophagus in adults and children. Aims: to describe the...

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Spanish online survey on informed consent for the performance of paracentesis. Do we have it? Do we use it?
854-859
Javier Jiménez Sánchez, Lidia Serrano Díaz, Diana Chuni Jiménez, Miguel Ruiz Moreno, Blanca Gallego Pérez, Carmen María Marín Bernabé, María Gómez Lozano, Daniel García Belmonte, Rosa Gómez Espín, Isabel Nicolás de Prado, José Enrique Hernández Ortuño, Esperanza Egea Simón, Juan José Martínez Crespo,

Introduction: informed consent is necessary for invasive procedures as a document that guarantees the ethical health relationship and patient safety. Aims: to analyze whether we have and use informed consent...

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Rectal advancement flaps for the treatment of transphincteric perianal fistulas: a three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound and quality of life assessment
860-863
Marina Garcés Albir, Stephanie Anne García-Botello, Vicente Pla-Martí, José Martín-Arévalo, David Moro-Valdezate, Alejandro Espi, Joaquín Ortega,

This study quantifies the damage to the internal anal sphincter (IAS) after a rectal mucosal advancement flap for a high transphincteric fistula in 16 patients using 3D-endoanal ultrasound. This was correlated...

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Surveillance of patients with Barrett’s esophagus after complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia
864-868
José Miguel Esteban López-Jamar, Ravishankar Asokkumar, Jacobo Ortiz-Fernández-Sordo, Rehan J. Haidry,

A 55-year-old Caucasian male with a long history of smoking and reflux disease underwent endoscopic evaluation for dyspepsia. During upper endoscopy, a 4 cm long Barrett’s segment with an 8 mm nodular...

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Alcoholic-related liver disease: pathogenesis, management and future therapeutic developments
869-878
Josepmaria Argemi, Meritxell Ventura-Cots, Vikrant Rachakonda, Ramón Bataller,

Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) is the most frequent cause of advanced chronic liver disease worldwide. Excessive and prolonged alcohol use leads to ALD, which ranges from early forms such as alcoholic...

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Groove pancreatitis: a rare cause of severe gastric dilation
879-880
Paula Martínez de la Cruz, Daniel Riado Mínguez, José Martel Villagrán, Cristina Verdejo Gil,

A 57-year-old male with a history of chronic pancreatitis related to heavy smoking and alcohol abuse was evaluated in the emergency department due to a 3-day history of epigastric pain and postprandial...

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Cholangiohydatidosis: an uncommon cause of acute cholangitis
881-882
Mafalda João, Marta Silva, David Perdigoto, Sofia Mendes,

Cholangitis is a common clinical entity. Cholangitis from hydatid disease is far less common. We present a case of acute cholangitis caused by cystobiliary communications in a patient with disseminated...

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Jejunal schwannoma detected by video capsule endoscopy
883-884
Akira Hokama, Yasue Irei, Hajime Aoyama, Jiro Fujita,

We present a rare case of a 60-year-old woman with jejunal schwannoma. This is the first case of intestinal schwannomas detected by video capsule endoscopy. Characteristic endoscopic and immunohistochemical...

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Research letter

Co-occurrence of compression syndromes: celiac axis stenosis, superior mesenteric artery and nutcracker syndrome
885
Javier A. Cienfuegos, Isabel Vivas Pérez, Fernando Rotellar,

Moreno Márquez et al. report an association between arcuate ligament syndrome (ALS) and the “nutcracker” phenomenon (compression of the left renal vein). The case illustrates the association between several...

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An esophageal neuroendocrine tumor in a Barrett’s esophagus successfully treated with endoscopic resection
885-886
María Belvis Jiménez, María Fernanda Guerra Veloz, Manuel Rodríguez-Téllez,

Neuroendocrine tumors rarely occur in the esophagus because the neuroendocrine system is not well developed in the esophagus. The case of a neuroendocrine esophageal tumor developed in a patient with Barret's...

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Research letter

Acute pancreatitis secondary to a plastic prophylactic pancreatic prosthesis
886-887
Lidia Serrano Díaz, Carmen María Marín Bernabé, Juan José Martínez Crespo,

Plastic pancreatic prosthesis are indicated in the prophylactic of post-ERCP pancreatitis. But paradoxically, these prosthesis can cause pancreatitis if they are not expelled in a short period of time....

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The best plastic pancreatic stent to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis
887-888
Jesús García-Cano, Miriam Viñuelas Chicano,

We consider very interesting the comments made by Serrano Díaz et al. on pancreatic stents inserted as prophylaxis for acute post-ERCP pancreatitis. As we recently stated in an editorial related to the...

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Problems with a prophylactic non-expulsive pancreatic stent
888-889
Juan José Martínez Crespo, Lidia Serrano Díaz, Carmen María Marín Bernabé,

We appreciate the advice and comment of Drs. García Cano and Viñuelas about the best plastic stent for the prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (post-ERCP) pancreatitis. We...

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Severe enterocolitis secondary to ipilimumab and nivolumab with an excellent response to a single dose of infliximab
889-890
Ana María Luque Carmona, Guillermo Ontanilla-Clavijo, Eduardo Leo Carnerero,

Immunotherapy is gaining significance in the management of oncological disease. It has demonstrated high levels of efficacy, though it also has hitherto unknown side effects, such as colitis. We present...

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SARS-CoV-2 and acute pancreatitis: a new etiological agent?
890
Daniel Alvarenga Fernandes, Aline Satomi Yumioka, Helio Ranes de Menezes Filho,

We hereby report a case of COVID-19 who presented acute pancreatitis (AP) without any other risk factors, which emphasizes the possibility of considering SARS-CoV-2 as a new etiological agent for AP. We...

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Pancreatic injury in COVID-19: pathogenesis and challenges
891
Javier A. Cienfuegos, Ana Almeida Vargas, Daniel Aliseda Jover,

Apart from the mechanisms reported by Fernandes et al, the thromboembolic pathogenesis should also be taken into account in patients with severe COVID-19 and prophylaxis with low molecular weight heparin...

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Chilaiditi’s and Ogilvie syndromes
891-892
Vitorino M. Santos,

We read the interesting case study of interposition of the colon between the liver and the right diaphragm (Chilaiditi’s sign) that was recently reported by Ruiz Pardo et al. in a 73-year-old male with...

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Resuming ultrasound activity after the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
892
Eva Marín Serrano, Javier Álvarez-Higueras, Miguel García-González,

Recently, Dr. Crespo et al. published in your Journal a paper recommending the use of ultrasonography during the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst wearing only a facial mask for protection,...

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