Volume 30, No 6 (2017)

Table of Contents

Invited Reviews

Drugs for improving esophageal mucosa defense: where are we now and where are we going? PDF HTML
Edoardo Savarino, Patrizia Zentilin, Elisa Marabotto, Gaia Pellegatta, Claudia Coppo, Matteo Brunacci, Pietro Dulbecco, Vincenzo Savarino 585
Endoscopic management of colorectal adenomas PDF HTML
Benjamin Meier, Karel Caca, Andreas Fischer, Arthur Schmidt 592

Review Articles

Risk factors for postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease with emphasis on surgical predictors PDF HTML
Antonios Gklavas, Dionysios Dellaportas, Ioannis Papaconstantinou 598
Current and future biomarkers in colorectal cancer PDF HTML
George Zarkavelis, Stergios Boussios, Alexandra Papadaki, Konstantinos H. Katsanos, Dimitrios K. Christodoulou, George Pentheroudakis 613
Long non-coding RNA in pancreatic adenocarcinoma and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors PDF HTML
Dimitrios Moschovis, Maria Gazouli, Maria Tzouvala, Antonios Vezakis, George Karamanolis 622

Original Articles

Effects of probiotic-containing products on stool frequency and intestinal transit in constipated adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials PDF HTML
Larry E. Miller, Arthur C. Ouwehand, Alvin Ibarra 629
Cap-assisted colonoscopy versus standard colonoscopy: is the cap beneficial? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials PDF HTML
Fazia A. Mir, Christine Boumitri, Imran Ashraf, Michelle L. Matteson-Kome, Douglas L. Nguyen, Srinivas R. Puli, Matthew L. Bechtold 640
Long-term efficacy of vacuum-assisted therapy (Endo-SPONGE®) in large anastomotic leakages following anterior rectal resection PDF HTML
Alessandro Mussetto, Rosario Arena, Andrea Buzzi, Lorenzo Fuccio, Silvia Dari, Mario Luciano Brancaccio, Omero Triossi 649
The effectiveness of intravenous iron for iron deficiency anemia in gastrointestinal cancer patients: a retrospective study PDF HTML
Laurens Verhaeghe, Luk Bruyneel, Elisabeth Stragier, Marc Ferrante, Daan Dierickx, Hans Prenen 654
Pilot study of the prevalence of binge eating disorder in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease patients PDF HTML
Jinyu Zhang, Omair Abbasi, Lev Malevanchik, Neena Mohan, Richard Dennicola, Nicholas Tarangelo, Dina Halegoua-De Marzio 664
Obstetricians’ and gynecologists’ knowledge, education, and practices regarding chronic hepatitis B in pregnancy PDF HTML
Bolin Niu, Dina Halegoua-De Marzio, Jonathan M. Fenkel, Steven K. Herrine 670
Cardiac dysfunction as an early predictor of portal hypertension in chronic hepatitis C PDF HTML
Cecilia Marconi, Mattia Bellan, Paola Giarda, Rosalba Minisini, Serena Favretto, Michela Emma Burlone, Lisa Franzosi, Mario Pirisi 675
Sex-related differences in predicting choledocholithiasis using current American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy risk criteria PDF HTML
Ankit Chhoda, Deepanshu Jain, Shashideep Singhal 682
Is complete mesocolic excision oncologically superior to conventional surgery for colon cancer? A retrospective comparative study PDF HTML
Christos Agalianos, Nikolaos Gouvas, Christos Dervenis, John Tsiaousis, George Theodoropoulos, Demetrios Theodorou, George Zografos, Evaghelos Xynos 688

Images of the Month

Successful endoscopic treatment for gastric mural abscess due to fish bone migration PDF HTML
Masabumi Kaneko, Kyosuke Tanaka, Hiroaki Naota, Kazuhiko Kobayashi 697
Endoscopic submucosal dissection with double-tunnel technique for en bloc resection of large rectal laterally spreading tumor PDF HTML
Stefanos P. Bassioukas, Charalampis Katzakis, Christos Kitsios, Akrivi Pandazopoulou 698
A unique appendiceal orifice: a striking foreign body in the cecum PDF HTML
Hamzeh Saraireh, Mohammad Bilal, Karen Szauter 699

Case Report

Embolia cutis medicamentosa: an unusual adverse reaction to terlipressin PDF HTML
Polychronis Gatos-Gatopoulos, Stephanos Konstantoudakis, Ioannis G. Panayiotides, George D. Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou 700

Letters to the Editor

Helicobacter pylori best treatment approach: should a national consensus be the best consensus? PDF HTML
Christos Liatsos, Sotirios D. Georgopoulos 704

ISSN: 1792-7463