Gastroenterology Research

Frequency: Bimonthly
Journal Access: Open Access
ISSN-print: 1918-2805
ISSN-online: 1918-2813
Journal scope: Gastroenterology Research (GR) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal, focusing on basic research and clinical practice of gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreas and biliary, alimentary metabolism, nutrition, oncology and related fields.
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A Comprehensive Review of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC): Genetic Disorders of Hepatocanalicular Transporters
Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis or PFIC is a general term used to describe a group of genetic disorders involving the hepatocanalicular transporters. These diseases are characterized by persistent cholestasis, pruritus and jaundice. Type I PFIC is characterized by defect in the gene that codes for aminophospholipid translocase protein and maintains canalicular membrane stability. Types 2 and 3 are caused by defect in genes that code for bile acid transporter and a phospholipid translocase, respectively.
Full Text | Vol 7, No 2, 2014

-Local Tumor Progression of Hepatocellular Carcinoma After Microwave Percutaneous Ablation: A Preliminary Report

-A Rare Cause of Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage in Immunocompromised Host

-The Use of a Hemostasis Introducer for Percutaneous Extraction of Bile Duct Stones

-The Effects of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy on Quality of Life in Patients With Dementia

-Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: Mortality and Risk Factors for Survival

-Desloratadine Induced Pill Esophagitis

-Endoscopic Treatment Options in Patients With Gastrojejunal Anastomosis Stricture Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass


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Prognostic Factors and Complications in Patients With Operational Peptic Ulcer Perforation in Northern Thailand
Peptic ulcer perforation (PUP) is a very serious condition that leads to excessive complications and mortality. This study aimed to explore the possible prognostic factors and complications in patients with perforated peptic ulcer operation. A 6-year retrospective cohort study in Nakornping Hospital between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2010 was conducted. The study included 912 patients who underwent PUP surgery. Patient characteristics were analyzed by using frequency, percentage, mean (standard deviation) and median (range). A comparison between groups was made. The Pearson’s Chi-squared or Fisher’s exact test was used for categorical variables, as appropriate. Full Text

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Significantly Elevated Liver Alkaline Phosphatase in Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive hepatopathy can have a mildly elevated liver profile, which should normalize with appropriate therapy. Liver specific alkaline phosphatase (ALP) in decompensated heart failure (HF) can be mildly elevated. The levels exceeding beyond the expected rise should be a concern and lead to further investigation. The literature reports insubstantial number of cases regarding significantly elevated levels of ALP and congestive hepatopathy. We report a case of a 45-year-old female with known history of severe cardiomyopathy that had persistently elevated levels of ALP. Full Text | Vol 7, No 2, 2014

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Review

A Comprehensive Review of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC): Genetic Disorders of Hepatocanalicular Transporters Abstract HTML PDF
Syed Amer, Amtul Hajira 39-43
Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of Pancreas Abstract HTML PDF
Shah Naveed, Hasina Qari, Tanveer Banday, Asma Altaf, Mah Para 44-50
Alicaforsen: An Emerging Therapeutic Agent for Ulcerative Colitis and Refractory Pouchitis Abstract HTML PDF
Terron Anthony Hosten, Ke Zhao, Hong Qiu Han, Gang Liu, Xiang Hui He 51-55

Original Article

Liver Biopsy and FibroScan to Detect Early Histopathological Changes in Chronic HBV Patients Not Candidate for Treatment Abstract HTML PDF
Sahar Maklad, Gamal Esmat, Ehsan Hassan, Mohamed Attalah, Alaa Abou Zeid 56-63

Case Report

Significantly Elevated Liver Alkaline Phosphatase in Congestive Heart Failure Abstract HTML PDF
Leonid Shamban, Brijesh Patel, Michael Williams 64-68
Acute Hepatitis E in the US Today Occurs in Diverse Patient Populations: Case Reports Abstract HTML PDF
Abimbola Aderinto-Adike, Mary R. Schwartz, Howard P. Monsour Jr. 69-72
Hematochezia From Splenic Arterial Pseudoaneurysm Ruptured Into Pancreatic Pseudocyst Coexisting With Fistula to the Colon: A Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Jihong Zhao, Xianglei Kong, Dianbo Cao, Lijuan Jiang 73-77
 
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