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Clinical Gastroenterology and TreatmentISSN: 2469-584X


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-584X/1510067

Lamivudine in the Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation after Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients

Yanda Lu, Donghua Xie, Wei Huang, Heyi Gong, Qiuhe Song and Jinming Yu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 21, 2019

43 cases of HBV carriers were divided into control group (n = 22) and prevention group (n = 21) accordingly to disease type. The two groups received chemotherapy at standard dose intensity. For the prevention group lamivudine 100 mg/d was added. Liver function, HBV markers, and HBV-DNA level were tested for every patient before and after chemotherapy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-584X/1510066

Efficacy and Safety of Direct Acting Antivirals (DAAs) in an Urban Clinical Setting

Olga M. Klibanov, Delina Meskel, Chris Gillette and Tagbo J Ekwonu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 21, 2019

This retrospective cohort included patients who initiated on DAAs between May 2014 and May 2018. The primary endpoint was SVR12. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the results. Bivariate associations between patients achieving treatment success and demographic and clinical variables were conducted using chi-square, Fisher's exact test, and independent samples t-test with a two-sided alpha value of 0.05....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-584X/1510065

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) - Associated Spondyloarthropathy in the Biologic Era: A Case Series

Cristina Tocia, MD, Luana Alexandrescu, MD, Victoria Cristina Șuța, MD and Eugen Dumitru, MD

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: April 29, 2019

Articular manifestations are the most common extraintestinal manifestations in inflammatory bowel diseases and are classified into axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) and peripheral SpA. EIM may occur before or after IBD diagnosis, being the proof that IBD is not only limited to gut. Here we present a case series of three patients with Crohn's disease and extraintestinal manifestations admitted to our hospital. Patients had in common young age, Crohn's disease with moderate or severe clinic and endosc...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-584X/1510064

Migrated Esophageal Stent Endoscopic Extraction through Gastrostomy Site in a Patient with Severe Esophageal Stricture

Claire M Shin and Steven B Clayton

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 18, 2019

A 36-year-old woman with a history of benign refractory esophageal stricture from gastroesophageal reflux disease was treated with anesophageal stent and a gastrostomy tube 2 months prior to presenting with acute dysphagia and odynophagia. Esophagram and upper endoscopy revealed esophageal stent migration into the stomach and a pinpoint stricture of the distal third of the esophagus, which made retrograde extraction unfeasible. The stent was successfully extracted through the pre-existing gastro...

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