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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 1

Editorial

Small but great steps
1-4
Javier A. Cienfuegos, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Martínez,

At the beginning of 2020 it is our pleasure to inform our readers about the changes in structure and future projects this journal will undertake. First of all, we wish to thank The National and International...

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Editorial

Is celiac disease really associated with inflammatory bowel disease?
4-6
Celia Escudero-Hernández, David Bernardo, Eduardo Arranz, José Antonio Garrote,

Celiac disease (CeD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic gastrointestinal disorders of inflammatory origin that develop in response to environmental triggers in genetically predisposed individuals....

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The association between de novo inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease
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Noemí Manceñido Marcos, Ramón Pajares Villarroya, Silvia Salinas Moreno, M. Rosario Arribas López, Carmen Comas Redondo,

Introduction: controversial data have been reported on the potential association between celiac disease (CeD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Objective: to study the prevalence of CeD in patients...

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Gastric phytobezoars: the therapeutic experience of 63 patients in Northern China
12-15
Lin Lin, Canghai Wang, Jing Wu, Kuiliang Liu, Hong Liu, Nan Wei, Wu Lin, Guojun Jiang, Weiping Tai, Hui Su,

Introduction: Sixty-three patients with gastric phytobezoars were reviewed. Methods: forty-eight (76.2%) patients received endoscopic combined with chemical therapies and 15 (23.8%) received only chemical...

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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy without radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Oncologic outcomes
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Javier A. Cienfuegos, Javier Rodríguez, Jorge Baixauli, Ana Chopitea Ortega, Alejandro García-Consuegra, Marta Abengózar, Carlos Sánchez Justicia, José Luis Hernández Lizoain,

Background: the standard treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer is neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy, surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. Only 50% of patients receive the adjuvant treatment due to the...

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Clinical validation of Endofaster® for a rapid diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection
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Eugenia Sánchez Rodríguez, Rubén Sánchez Aldehuelo, Raquel Ríos León, Rosa María Martín Mateos, Ana García García de Paredes, Carlos Martín de Argila, Alejandra Caminoa, Agustín Albillos, Enrique Vázquez-Sequeiros,

Background: this study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the Endofaster® for the detection of Helicobacter pylori. Methods: during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastric juice was aspirated...

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Elevated high mobility group A2 expression in liver cancer predicts poor patient survival
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Yue-Chen Zhao, Yan Jiao, Yan-Qing Li, Zhuo Fu, Zhao-Ying Yang, Miao He,

Background: liver cancer is a malignant tumor with a high morbidity and mortality that endangers human health. High mobility group A2 (HMGA2) is a chromosome associated protein that participates in embryogenesis,...

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Laparoscopic versus open pancreatoduodenectomy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Dezhen Lin, Zhaoliang Yu, Xiaochuan Chen, Wenpei Chen, Yifeng Zou, Jiancong Hu,

Introduction: the evidence with regard to the benefit of laparoscopic surgery for pancreatoduodenectomy is conflicting. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the short-term outcomes in patients...

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Factors associated with the stool characteristics of children with cerebral palsy and chronic constipation
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Andrea A. García Contreras, Edgar Manuel Vásquez Garibay, Carmen Alicia Sánchez Ramírez, Mary Fafutis Morris, Vidal Delgado Rizo,

Background: chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem in children with cerebral palsy and several factors can influence the stool frequency, consistency and pH in these cases. Aim: to...

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Diverticulitis in immunodeficient patients: our experience in the management of high-risk patients
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Javier Serrano González, José Luis Lucena de la Poza, Laura Román García de León, Jesús Gabriel García Schiever, Neda Farhangmehr Setayeshi, Pablo Calvo Espino, Arsenio Sánchez Movilla, Victor Sánchez Turrión,

Introduction: acute diverticulitis is a very prevalent disease. The need for a more aggressive management in immunodeficient patients has not been established. We present the results of our unit with immunodeficient...

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Treatment of microscopic colitis: the role of budesonide and new alternatives for refractory patients
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Eukene Rojo, María José Casanova, Javier P. Gisbert,

Microscopic colitis is a common cause of chronic watery diarrhea with a great impact on patient quality of life. Microscopic colitis includes two histological subtypes: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic...

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Vedolizumab for treatment of chronic refractory pouchitis: a systematic review with pool analysis
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Davide Giuseppe Ribaldone, Rinaldo Pellicano, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Mario Morino, Marco Astegiano,

Background and objectives: about 1%-2% of patients with chronic refractory pouchitis, in the context of ulcerative colitis, end up with a permanent ileostomy. The aim of this systematic review was to collect...

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Principles for implementing a population screening strategy for hepatitis C in Spain
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Joaquín Cabezas, Federico García, José Luis Calleja Panero, María Buti, José María Molero García, Antonio Javier Blasco, Pablo Lázaro de Mercado, Javier Crespo,

Background: hepatitis C, besides health impairment, results in significant loss of productivity and diminished quality of life, and noticeably contributes to health expenditure increases. Because of all...

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Capsule endoscopy, a useful tool for the diagnosis of a tapeworm infection
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Leire Aburruza Ucar, Alfonso Elosua González, Ignacio Fernández-Urién Sainz,

The incidence of parasitic infections is rising in developed countries and its diagnosis might be challenging. We present the case of a woman diagnosed with a tapeworm infection by capsule endsocopy. Capsule...

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Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis: differential diagnosis between acute cholecystitis and gallbladder cancer
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María del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Eloísa Cervilla Sáez de Tejada, Beatriz Zúñiga de Mora Figueroa, Lucía Roldán Mateo, Amparo Roa Colomo,

We present the images of ultrasound, magnetic resonance and histology of a patient with suggestive findings of xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis. Gallbladder cancer cannot be completely ruled out until...

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Research letter

Hepatic portal venous gas. Should it be considered as an ominous radiologic sign?
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Ana Hernando Sanz, María Díaz-Tobarra, Gregorio González Álvarez,

Portal pneumatosis is considered as an ominous radiologic sign if it is associated to intestinal ischemia. If sepsis is present, mortality reaches 80-90%. However, in inflammatory disease or infections...

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Hypertensive panesophageal pressurization in type II achalasia
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Luigi Melcarne, Anna Sánchez Vilanova, Carlos Guarner-Argente,

We present a case-report about a patient with type II achalasia. In the high-resolution esophageal manometry (HRM), an atypical hypertensive panesophageal pressurizations were observed. Until now, the...

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Research letter

Hepatic epithelioid angiomyolipoma: contribution of a new case
76-77
María Ángeles Valero González, Yolanda Núñez Delgado, Ana Milena Muñoz,

In relation to the article published by Ortiz S et al. (1), we have recently seen a 37-year-old female who presented to the Emergency Department with pain in right hypochondrium and a mild increase in...

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Familial dysphagia: eosinophilic esophagitis
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María del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Adelina García Robles, Francisco Javier Casado Caballero,

We present a family with several cases of eosinophilic esophagitis. Some cases of eosinophilic esophagitis in the same family have been previously described. Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis present...

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Esophagogastroduodenoscopy: how far should we go? A point of view.
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Pedro Marcos, Liliana Eliseu, Helena Vasconcelos,

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Temporomandibular joint dislocation after an upper endoscopy: a complication to consider
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Antonio M.ª Caballero-Mateos, Antonio José Ruiz-Rodríguez, Joaquín García-Márquez,

After observing a case of a temporomandibular joint dislocation after an upper endoscopy, we carried out a literature review to find out how frequent it is and suggest the sedation as a possible risk factor...

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Laparoscopic treatment of acute abdomen due to a massive gastric dilatation
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Carlos Yánez Benítez, Jorge Escartín Valderrama, Juan Luis Blas Laína,

We present the case of a 23-year-old female patient with a past medical history of achalasia and laparoscopic seromiotomy. She presented to the Emergency Department with an acute abdomen, characterized...

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Crohn’s disease in patients treated with etanercept
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Eduardo Valdivielso Cortázar, Maria Teresa Diz-Lois Palomares, Pedro Alonso Aguirre,

We present the case of a 39-year-old male treated with Etanercept and debut of inflammatory bowel disease 11 months later. A literature review of the possible relationship between the debut and the treatment...

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