Year 2018 / Volume 110 / Number 11
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Year 2018 / Volume 110 / Number 11

Editorial

Colorectal cancer screening and survival
681-683
José Díaz-Tasende,

It is difficult to resist the undeniable allure of screening as a means to diagnose common, potentially serious diseases before their natural history reaches an incurable stage. Colorectal cancer (CRC)...

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Screening-detected colorectal cancers show better long-term survival compared with stage-matched symptomatic cancers
684-690
Javier A. Cienfuegos, Jorge Baixauli, Patricia Martínez Ortega, Víctor Valentí, Fernando Martínez Regueira, Pablo Martí-Cruchaga, Gabriel Zozaya, José Luis Hernández Lizoain,

Purpose: the aim of this study was to compare overall and disease-free survival among patients with colorectal cancer detected via a screening program as compared to those with symptomatic cancer. Material...

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A clinical trial comparing propofol versus propofol plus midazolam in diagnostic endoscopy of patients with a low anesthetic risk
691-698
Laura Julián Gómez, Ana Fuentes Coronel, Carmen López Ramos, Carlos Ochoa Sangrador, Paola Fradejas Salazar, Eva Martín Garrido, Pilar Conde Gacho, Carmen Bailador Andrés, María García-Alvarado, Gabriella Rascarachi, Rocio Castillo Trujillo, Santiago José Rodríguez Gómez,

Background and objectives: propofol and midazolam are two of the most commonly used sedatives in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGE). The objective of this study was to evaluate these two sedation regimens...

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Switching from endoscopic submucosal dissection to salvage piecemeal knife-assisted snare resection to remove a lesion: A preoperative risk score from the beginning.
699-705
José C. Marín-Gabriel, David Lora Pablos, José Díaz-Tasende, Pilar Cancelas-Navia, Sarbelio Rodríguez Muñoz, Andrés J. del Pozo-García, Marina Alonso-Riaño, Yolanda Rodríguez-Gil, Carolina Ibarrola-Andrés, Gregorio Castellano Tortajada,

Background and aims: endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in the Western setting remains a challenge. Therefore, other simplified techniques such as knife-assisted snare resection (KAR) have been reported...

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Assessment of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ) using the EGJ contractile integral (EGJ-CI) following per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) in achalasia
706-711
Dan Wang, Hong Xu, Tongyu Tang, Jing Wang, Yao Yu, C. Prakash Gyawali,

Background: the esophagogastric junction contractile integral (EGJ-CI) is a novel high-resolution manometry (HRM) tool designed to assess EGJ barrier function. This study assessed whether changes in EGJ-CI...

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Prevalence of the need for sodium intake restriction and the use of laxatives in palliative patients
712-717
Álvaro Gándara del Castillo, María Herrera Abián, Cristina Vicente Martín, José María Fraile Vicente, Ruth Delgado Juárez,

Background: palliative patients usually have diseases that require a restriction of dietary sodium, although the prevalence of this requirement is unknown. Such conditions, combined with constipation,...

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The long-term recurrence rate and survival of obstructive left-sided colon cancer patients: a stent as a bridge to surgery
718-725
Araceli Ballestero Pérez, Juan Carlos García Pérez, Alfonso Muriel, Javier Die Trill, Eduardo Lobo,

Background: a colonic stent as a bridge to elective surgery for left-sided malignant colonic obstruction is an alternative to the classical treatment. The aim of our study was to evaluate the recurrence...

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Meckel’s diverticulum: clinical features, diagnosis and management
726-732
Serdar Kuru, Kemal Kismet,

Meckel’s diverticulum is the most common anomalous development of the gastrointestinal system that results from an incomplete vitelline canal. A diagnosis is usually made during the clinical examination...

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String sign of Kantor in a patient with Crohn’s disease
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Cristina Rubín de Célix Vargas, Paula Martín García, Lourdes del Campo, Luisa García-Buey,

We report the case of a 29-year-old male with structuring ileocolic Crohn’s disease (CD), diagnosed in 2007 and treated with oral azathioprine, oral mesalazine and intravenous infliximab, without any other...

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Case Report

Treatment of graft-versus-host disease with mesenchymal cells as a complication of a liver transplantation
734-736
Lorena Mora, Félix Alegre, José Juan Rifón, Pablo Martí, José Ignacio Herrero,

We present the case of a liver transplant (LT) recipient donor who developed graft versus host disease (GVHD). The main features were cutaneous rash, diarrhea and pancytopenia. Mesenchymal cells were administered...

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Topical mesalazine as a cause of Stevens-Johnson syndrome
736-738
Andrea Núñez Ortiz, Claudio Trigo Salado, María Dolores de la Cruz Ramírez, José Manuel Herrera Justiniano, Eduardo Leo Carnerero,

Mesalazine is a drug routinely used in ulcerative colitis and usually has few side effects. There have been reports of uncommon cases of severe mucocutaneous damage, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)...

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Research letter

An unusual case report of inflammatory fibrous polyps in the upper gastrointestinal tract
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Baifang Wang, Guoqing Xiang, Jia Zhu,

Inflammatory fibrous polyps (IFPs) were considered to be benign and umcommon, which can seriously affect the quality of life. We reported a case with the IFP presented with atypical symptoms and the so-called...

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Research letter

The sedation issue: accumulating data while failing to advance towards a solution?
740-741
Emilio J. de la Morena Madrigal,

My reading of the monographic issue of April 2018, devoted by REED to sedation in digestive endoscopy, evoked in methe reflections written in this Scientific Lettter.

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Biliary bleeding due to a hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm rupture
741
Andrés Barrientos Delgado, Ana Delgado Maroto, Samia Hallouch Toutouh,

Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Traumatic etiology is frequent (vascular anastomosis or iatrogenesisia), although it is also related to infectious or inflammatory...

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Research letter

Obstructive jaundice secondary to a hepatic hydatid cyst
741-742
Ana Villán González, José Martín Pérez Pariente, Eva Barreiro Alonso,

The rupture of a hepatic hydatid cyst into the intrahepatic bile ducts is one the most common and serious complication of hepatic hydatidosis and occurs in 5-25% of cases. (1, 2, 3). Endoscopic retrograde...

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Research letter

Iatrogenic superior mesenteric artery syndrome
742-743
Gisela Silva, Helena Moreira-Silva, Marta Tavares,

We have carefully read the article “Superior mesenteric artery syndrome: an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction” by José Barquín-Yagüez et al. and we would like to report one case with the same diagnosis...

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Symptomatic exfoliative esophagitis induced by dabigatran
743-744
Marta Cuadros Martínez, Consuelo Froilán Torres, Nerea Gonzalo Bada,

Dabigatran is an oral anticoagulant prescribed as an alternative to warfarin which has been associated with exfoliative esophagitis and esophageal ulcer. We report a new case of dabigatran-induced exfoliative...

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