Volume 7

Self-Expandable Metal Stents for the Management of Gastric Outlet Obstruction: Experience from A Tertiary-Care Facility in Pakistan

1. Abstract 1.1. Aim Gastric outlet obstruction is commonly considered as advanced malignancies of the stomach, duodenum, pancreas, hepatobiliary, and ampullary regions. Surgical bypass and chemotherapy are the common treatment modalities for gastric obstruction. This study was done to determine the outcomes of self-expandable metal stents in patients with gastric outlet obstruction.

Intestinal Ischemia Following Cardiac Surgery: An Unusual Clinical Presentation

1. Abstract Mesenteric ischemia is a dreadful complication with a high mortality rate. Early diagnosis and management is mandatory to improve prognosis. We report a 72-year-old woman who has undergone a bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement. She presented an abdominal pain associated to an occlusive syndrome. Angio-CT scan has found initially a functional bowel obstruction without …

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Endoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Fiatula in Ano (VAAFT-Fistura) In The Era of Surgical Innovation. A Serial Prospective Evaluation of 10 Patients

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: Fistula in-ano is an abnormal chronic infected tunnel ( tract ) between the rectum or the anal canal and perianal skin usually ,with granulation tissue which connecting a primary orifice ( internal ) to a secondary one ( external) .This morbid antity represents a dilemma for both ,patients and surgeon-proctologists because …

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Enhancing A Radiomics-Based Pathological Response Prediction for Locally Advanced Rectum Cancer

1. Abstract 1.1. Aims: This study aims to further enhance a validated radiomics-based model for predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemo‑radiotherapy (CRT) in LARCs for use in the clinical practice. 1.2. Methods: A generalized linear model (GLM) to predict pCR in LARC patients previously trained in Europe and validated with external inter-continental cohort (59 …

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Pros and Cons of Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anaemia

1. Short Communication Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and iron deficiency (AD) are very common specially in low-income countries [1]. People can suffer from symptoms of anaemia in the absence of anaemia itself if they have decreased iron stores as red blood cells and tissue will not receive enough iron from the plasma when iron stores …

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Atypical Initial Presentation of Crohn’s Disease: Inflammatory Ampullary Pseudotumor Causing Obstruction of the Common Bile Duct – A Case Report and Review of the Literature of Pseudotumors Linked to Crohn’s Disease

1. Introduction Crohn’s disease extraintestinal manifestations have been well described in the literature and in many cases may precede the diagnosis of the disease. However, the findings of an inflammatory pseudotumor, at different organs of the body, is rare especially those presenting in the peripancreatic (such as ampulla of Vater) and pancreatic area, and obstructing …

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Malignant Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula: Case Report

1. Abstract A 64-year-old male patient diagnosed with locally advanced esophageal cancer complicated by tracheo-esophageal fistula. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), contrasted CT and PET-CT showed mid esophageal lesion. Bronchial fibroscopy (BFS) revealed protruding nodular mass invasion from esophagus at the distal trachea and fistula.

Salvia Miltiorrhiza Ameliorates Disease Progression in Dextran-Sodium-Sulfate Induced Colitis in Mice

1. Abstract Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM, or Danshen) extract has been approved by China FDA for the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases owing to its potent anti-inflammatory effects. Whether SM may be used to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) remains elusive. In the current study, Dextran-Sodium-Sulfate (DSS) induced colitis in mice was used as a …

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