Issue 7 Articles

An Uncommon Presentation of a Common Rectal Condition

Case Report

We report a case of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome (SRUS) whose colonoscopy showed a rectal mass whose large pale appearance was uncommon and should be remembered as a presentation of SRUS. SRUS is a chronic, benign disorder commonly caused by consti-pation – clinical features can comprise of rectal bleeding, passage of mucous, rectal pain, tenesmus, incomplete evacuation, straining on defecation and rectal prolapse

Serum Follistatin as Short-Term Prognostic Markers for Patients with Chronic Liver Disease

Research Article

Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) is caused by several agents and leads to mortality through various mechanisms. Several prognostic factors have been discussed for CLD. Follistatin (FST) is a potential marker for liver function, muscle function, and metabolism. We evaluated whether FST correlated with prognosis and clinical factors

Controlled HIV-HCV Viremia and Immune-Reconstitution are Associated with Slow Progression of Liver Disease in Co-infected Hemophilic Patients After 30 Years of Follow-Up

Research Article

Controversial results have been reported about the progression of liver disease in HIV-HCV coinfected populations. The purpose of this study is to assess long-term liver disease progression in a group of coinfected patients with hemophilia

Giant Inflammatory Fibroid Polyp of Upper Esophagus: A Life -Threatening Rare Case

Case Report

Inflammatory fibroid polyps IFPs of the esophagus are very uncommon. Giant IFPs are an extre-mely rare entity and the majority of them are located in the distal third of the esophagus. They are slowly growing and remain clinically “silent”. As the mass enlarges clinical symptoms appear with dysphagia, chest pain and food regurgitation being the most common  

A Case of Severe Duodenitis in an Adult Patient with Hyper Ige Syndrome

Case Report

We present the first case of severe duodenitis in the adult Japanese patient with hyper IgE syn- drome (HIES). A 41 years male patient, who has a treatment in the dermatology of our hospi- tal for severe dermatitis with hyper IgE syndrome, had a right frank pain with diarrhea for one week. Because he vomited with nausea two days ago, we were asked for his gastrointestinal exa- mination

Hepatic Hydatid Diagnosed Before Operation but Mucinous Biliary Cystadenoma of Intrahepatic Bile Duct By Pathology after Operation: A Case Report

Case Report

Intrahepatic biliary cystadenoma is a rare benign tumor of the liver, with less than 5% incidence. Although with the progress of imaging, the discovery of this disease species is more than before, but because this disease has no specific diagnostic means, the preoperative misdiagnosis rate is very high

A Rare Clinical Course of Spontaneous Loss of Surface Antigen of Chronic Hepatitis B by Vertical Transmission: A Case Report

Case Report

The spontaneous loss of surface antigen (SLS) with or without antibodies is considered to be the manifestation of functional cure for chronic hepatitis B virus (CHB) infection. The probability of SLS is very low and its mechanism is unknown. There are many studies on the natural history of SLS, but few studies on its occurrence process

Two Infant Cases of Chronic Hepatitis B Cirrhosis Treated with Lamivudine and Literatures Review

Case Report

This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of lamivudine treatment for infant children with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) cirrhosis. Clinical features, laboratory examinations, efficacy and safety of lamivudine anti- viral therapy for two infant cases with chronic hepatitis B cirrhosis who were treated and relative long-term followed up in our hospital were reported. Literatures

Is HIV in the Human Population Since the Beginning of our Existence?

Short Communication

Despite great success in the diagnostics and therapy of AIDS, there are many unanswered questions. Without giving the answers to these questions more successful treatment of patients cannot be expected. The strong argument for this prediction is a fact that it is not possible to stop the worldwide spread of AIDS, especially in Africa. The data leading to the conclusion that HIV alone is the etiologic agent responsible

Metamorphosis (Transfiguration) of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

Review Article

Nowadays between 30% and 50% of patients with liver cirrhosis die due to bacterial infections [1, 2]. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) is a big complication of the severe complication “ascites” in liver cirrhosis [3-5]. SBP is the main cause of death in patients with cirrhosis [2, 6]. SBP does not arisefrom intraabdominal source which requiressurgery [6, 7], but viabacterial translocation of intestinal (monomicrobial) flora