A 73-year-old woman presenting with anorexia was admitted. She had been treated for diabetes and hyperlipidemia, but had no past history of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or corticosteroid therapy. On the fifth day of hospitalization, computed tomography (CT) revealed edema and dilation of the rectum and sigmoid colon
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The evaluation of pancreatic head lesions poses a great challenge for gastroenterologists. We report a case of pancreatic carcinoma in a 62-year-old man, who presented with a history of intermittent abdominal pain for one month. Due to its nonspecific clinical presentation and imaging features of CT, MRI and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), diagnosis of pancreatic carcinoma …
A 71-year-old man, referred to our hospital, presented with a 5×5 cm gastric submucosal tumor with central ulceration at the greater curvature of the lower body as disclosed by upper gas- trointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS). A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a 5×5 cm mass in the stomach and enlargement …
Emergence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) in a patient with previously negative Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) serology post Orthotropic Liver Transplant (OTLX) is known as De-novo Hepatitis B (DNHB). To study the clinical profile and epidemiology of patients with DNHB in Qatar. This descriptive epidemiological study was done by retrospectively reviewing records of 159 …
Cannabis use is a widely debated topic in current media, however there is still little known about the effects of long-term cannabis use in pediatric patients. In this nearly two-year-long case, we describe an adolescent male with multiple hospital admissions for complications associated with chronic daily use of highly concentrated
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Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a serious issue faced by the pharmaceutical industry, and often leads to drug withdrawal once patients experience drug-induced severe hepatic failure. We developed an in vitro assay system that enables to assess cellular damage and immune reaction responses that ultimately result in DILI using troglitazone as a model drug….
Foreign bodies in the gastrointestinal tract are frequently encountered by gastroenterologists. This in- cludes ingestions as well as insertions via the rectum. However, ingestions/insertions of intact cellular phones are rare. We present a case series of small cellular telephones which were removed from the gastrointestinal tract. Two in separate
To study the application of adjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (pCCA). We retrospectively collected the data of 86 patients who underwent surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma in our department between 2012 to 2017. The patients were divided into surgery alone group (n=44) and adjuvant….
To explore the variables which could predict the prognosis and might be considered as staging factors in patients with T2N0M0 Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC).Records of 525 patients with pathologic T2N0M0 ESCC who underwent surgical resection were reviewed. The T2 category was further subdivided into T2a (circular muscle layers) and T2b (longitudinal muscle layers)….