Issue 2 Article

Quo Vadismedicina Ex Testimoniis? A Quarter Century after its Inception, Where is Evidence-Based Medicine Now? More Questions than Answers

1. AbstarctTo mistrust science and deny the validity of the scientific method is to resign your job as a human. You’d better go look for work as a plant or wild animal. P.J. O¬íRourke 1947- Parliament of Whores (1991).Just as Peter asked Jesus in the New Testament about two thousand years ago, Domine, quo vadis? …

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The Influence of Pre-Treatment with a Proton Pump Inhibitor / H2 Receptor Antagonists on Helicobacter Pylori Eradication

1. Abstract Vonoprazan (VPZ) is more useful than proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-based regimen as H. pylori eradication therapy. It is controversial whether pretreatment with H2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) or PPI before H. pylori eradication treatment increases or decreases the eradication rate. In this retrospective study, 802 patients with H. pylori infection were treated. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.47829/JJGH.2020.5201

Wire Swallowing: A Purging Behavior

1. Clinical ImagePurging is a self-inflicted behavior, to ridding the body of food consumed in order to lose weight or prevent weight gain. Self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, diuretic abuse, enemas and excessive exercise are well-known purging behaviors. Purging disorder affects 2.5-4.8% of adolescent females; the behavior mostly affects physiologically and potentiates physical harm [1, 2]. …

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Putative Regulatory Element Located in the Introns 9 and 17 of the ACE2 Gene May Be Influenced By COVID-19 Risk Variants

1. Abstract Preliminary genomic data of the SARS-CoV2 virus responsible for COVID-19 showed that, its ability to infect relies on special cell surface spike proteins that have binding affinity to the human protein angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE2). Among several patients analysed, it usually infects most age groups evenly. However, only a small percent of the confirmed …

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