Cystic Pancreatic Lesions Beyond the Guidelines: Can we Make an Evidence-Based Decision Whether to Resect or to Observe?

Cystic Pancreatic Lesions Beyond the Guidelines: Can we Make an Evidence-Based Decision Whether to Resect or to Observe?

December 15, 2015 at 9:28 AM 0 comments

Giovanni Marchegiani, Stefano Andrianello, Giuseppe Malleo, Alex Borin, Claudio Bassi, *Roberto Salvia Department of Surgery, Pancreas Institute of Verona University, Verona, Italy *Correspondence to roberto.salvia@univr.it Disclosure: The authors have declared no potential conflicts of interest. Received: 30.07.15 Accepted: 24.08.15 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2015;4[1]:88-94. Abstract Pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs) are noRead More

Management of Diverticulitis and Prevention of Recurrence

Management of Diverticulitis and Prevention of Recurrence

December 15, 2015 at 9:27 AM 0 comments

Paolo Andreozzi, Francesco Paolo Zito, Giovanni Sarnelli, *Rosario Cuomo Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Gastroenterological Unit, University Federico II, Naples, Italy *Correspondence to rcuomo@unina.it Disclosure: The authors have declared no potential conflict of interest. Received: 30.07.15 Accepted: 21.08.15 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2015;4[1]:95-100. Abstract Acute diverticulitis is an acute inflammationRead More

An Update on the Treatment of  Helicobacter Pylori Infection

An Update on the Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori Infection

December 15, 2015 at 9:26 AM 0 comments

*Sinéad Marian Smith Department of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine; School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland *Correspondence to smithsi@tcd.ie Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 05.08.15 Accepted: 02.09.15 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2015;4[1]:101-107. Abstract Helicobacter pylori treatment is becoming a challenge inRead More

Perfect or Failed ERCP:  What Makes the Difference?

Perfect or Failed ERCP: What Makes the Difference?

December 15, 2015 at 9:25 AM 0 comments

*Julius Spicak, Tomas Hucl Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic *Correspondence to julius.spicak@ikem.cz Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 19.05.15 Accepted: 25.09.15 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2015;4[1]:108-113. Abstract Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has become an effective and safe therapeutic method, providingRead More

Bridging Paediatric Liver Diseases to Adult Care: What Does the Gastroenterologist Need to Know?

Bridging Paediatric Liver Diseases to Adult Care: What Does the Gastroenterologist Need to Know?

December 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM 0 comments

*Deirdre A. Kelly University of Birmingham; The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK *Correspondence to deirdre.kelly@bch.nhs.uk Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 30.07.15 Accepted: 09.10.15 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2014;3:114-120. Abstract Advances in medical and surgical therapy mean that significant numbers of children withRead More

Hepatitis E in Europe: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hepatitis E in Europe: Diagnosis and Treatment

December 15, 2015 at 9:23 AM 0 comments

Charlotte M. Nijskens,1 Suzan D. Pas,2 Annemiek A. van der Eijk,2 *Robert A. de Man1 1. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands 2. Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands *Correspondence to r.deman@erasmusmc.nl Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 22.05.15Read More

Highlights from the UEG Week Congress 2014: New Evidence and Novel Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Highlights from the UEG Week Congress 2014: New Evidence and Novel Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

December 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM 0 comments

*Caroline Charles,1 Enrico Stefano Corazziari2 1. Scilink Medical Writing, Biarritz, France 2. Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy *Correspondence to scilink.mw@gmail.com Disclosure: Medical writing assistance was funded by Almirall. Received: 09.10.14 Accepted: 03.11.14 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2014;3:36-41. Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a commonRead More

A Prokinetic Agent with a Dual Effect – Itopride – In the Treatment of Dysmotility

A Prokinetic Agent with a Dual Effect – Itopride – In the Treatment of Dysmotility

December 3, 2014 at 9:52 AM 0 comments

*Petr Dite, Martin Rydlo, Milan Dockal, Arnost Martinek Academic Centre of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine of the University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic *Correspondence to pdite.epc@gmail.com Disclosure: Authors declare that they have nothing to disclose. Received: 12.09.14 Accepted: 17.10.14 Citation:Read More

Risks of Using Bedside Tests to Verify Nasogastric Tube Position in Adult Patients

Risks of Using Bedside Tests to Verify Nasogastric Tube Position in Adult Patients

December 3, 2014 at 9:45 AM 0 comments

*Melody Ni,1 Oliver Priest,1 Lawrence D. Phillips,2 George B. Hanna1 1. Department of Surgery and Cancer, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London, London, UK 2. Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK *Correspondence to z.ni@imperial.ac.uk Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. The work was supportedRead More

Diagnostic Methods in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis: From Endoscopy to the Future

Diagnostic Methods in Eosinophilic Oesophagitis: From Endoscopy to the Future

December 3, 2014 at 9:39 AM 0 comments

*Joaquín Rodríguez-Sánchez, Bartolomé López Viedma Endoscopy Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital General Universitario de Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain *Correspondence to joakinrodriguez@gmail.com Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest. Received: 03.04.14 Accepted: 06.08.14 Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2014;3:57-63. Abstract Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly prevalent disease in clinical practice. Nowadays itRead More