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Diagnostic Delay in Romanian Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Risk Factors and Impact on the Disease Course and Need for Surgery.
A long diagnostic delay in IBD correlates with an increased frequency of bowel stenoses and need for IBD-related surgery. Expand
McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome - a rare cause of acute renal failure.
The McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome can be a problem of difficult diagnosis, both for the gastroenterologist and also for the nephrologist, and the patient may develop severe complications, which require a sustained treatment. Expand
Nutritional status in cirrhotic patients.
Malnutrition was correlated with clinical severity of liver disease and a positive correlation was found between these two parameters and the severity of cirrhosis. Expand
Open vs robotic radical gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer
This study aims to evaluate the immediate outcomes of robotic and open gastrectomy for patients with locally advanced gastric adenocarcinomas.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is associated to symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome. Evidence from a multicentre study in Romania.
This study is the first to estimate the prevalence of SIBO in ibs patients from Romania and finds that rifaximin is effective in treating SI BO in IBS patients and controlled trials are warranted. Expand
Adding pegylated interferon to entecavir for hepatitis B e antigen–positive chronic hepatitis B: A multicenter randomized trial (ARES study)
24 weeks of Peg‐IFN add‐on therapy led to a higher proportion of HBeAg response, compared to ETV monotherapy, and resulted in more viral decline and appeared to prevent relapse after stopping ETV, suggesting Peg‐ifN add-on therapy may facilitate the discontinuation of nucleos(t)ide analogs. Expand
Noninvasive clinical model for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in overweight and morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
A noninvasive model for NASH diagnosis in MOP is proposed that should be validated prospectively and can accurately predict NASH (sensitivity of 90, specificity of 93, and AUC of 0.9576). Expand
Gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal presentation in patients with celiac disease.
This study indicated that upper abdominal disorders such as abdominal pain and dyspepsia were the most common primary complaints among European patients, whereas Iranian patients had complaints of diarrhea and bloating as the classic presentations of CD. Expand
Recent insights into the molecular pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease: a review of emerging therapeutic targets
Recent studies targeting intestinal immunology and its molecular activation pathways provide new possibilities for therapeutics, including antitumor necrosis factor molecules, which were a breakthrough in IBD, improving mucosal healing and resection-free survival rate and other classes of therapeutic agents come to focus. Expand
A retrospective study of bacterial infections in cirrhosis.
The rate of bacterial infections in HC is low compared with the literature, but it is necessary to actively seek infections in all hospitalized patients with HC, especially in the ones with decompensated cirrhosis and with upper GI bleeding. Expand