Risk Factors of Intestinal Metaplasia in Northwest of China
Li Ke, Di Zhang, Yu Chen, Linhui Zhang, Shaohua Zhu, Anhui Wang, Lei Shang, Xiaomeng Cui, Xin Liu, Yongquan Shi and Daiming Fan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 19, 2016
The aim of this study was to find out the risk factors of gastric intestinal metaplasia (IM) in northwest of China. A retrospective case-control study was conducted with a well-designed questionnaire, including basic information and related factors. Totally 2157 subjects with benign upper gastrointestinal disorders from Xijing hospital and the second affiliated hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University were enrolled in this study, among which 332 cases were patients with IM and another 1825 patients...
Diarrhea as First Symptom in Systemic Erythematous Lupus in Child - A Case Report
Milena Rios Santos, Patricia Cerqueira Lima, Luciana Rodrigues Silva, Marilia Menegassi Zotareli, Cibele Dantas Ferreira Marques and Hemerson Dyego Novais Gomes
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 30, 2016
The systemic erythematous lupus (LES) is a chronic inflammatory disease of autoimmune aetiology, characterized by the involvement of multiple organs and systems. It can be related to the production of different antibodies and the formation of immune complexes. It is a universally distributed disease which most frequently affects young females in childbearing age. It is uncommon to occur before ten years of age and very rare before five years of age....
Hepatotoxicity from Alpha-Methyldopa During Pregnancy: Two Case Reports
Raul Adrover, Cecilia Siri, Daniel Cocozzella, Carlos Quarin, Juan Rome and Horacio Aziz
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: July 29, 2016
A 29-year-old woman in her third pregnancy (at 22 weeks), with a history of arterial hypertension under treatment with enalapril, which medication was switched to α-methyldopa on gestation week 8. She then began to experience coluria, generalized pruritus, and asthenia. Four days before consultation, she presented with jaundice. ...
Profile of 151 Patients Undergoing Open Gastrostomy an a Cancer Hospital
Matheus Matta Machado Mafra Duque Estrada Meyer, Edmilson Celso Santos, Thalita Ezequiel de Souza, Paulo Vilela Neto, Laura Mendes Franca, Luisa Godinho Soares Bomfa, Marina Janot Pacheco de Castro, Paula Ferreira Possa, Rita de Cassia Melo Rabelo and Marcos Campos Wanderley Reis
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 08, 2016
The gastrostomy is a procedure that aims to ensure a feeding pathway for patients who are unable to maintain adequate long term oral intake. Currently there are described the classical open technique and minimally invasive techniques, such as percutaneous endoscopic and percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy, each one with its profile of indications and complications....
Discordance Between Endoscopic & Histological Findings Warrant a Reassessment of the Pathological Specimen
Koh ZL Sharon, Yamamoto H and Tsang BS Charles
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 01, 2016
We report a 52-year-old man who underwent a screening colonoscopy, which revealed a sessile rectal polyp with neoplastic features on magnified chromo-endoscopy. Based on pit pattern analysis and endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) was performed for a presumptive diagnosis of an early rectal neoplastic lesion (limited to the mucosa and upper third of the submucosa). Histopathological examination however reported it to be a submucosal rectal lipoma with overlying re...