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Journal Volume 84 - 2021
Issue Fasc. 1, January - March
Articles 28


The growing impact of Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica T. Vanuytsel, N. Lanthier

Original articles

High- versus low-dose proton pump inhibitors post endoscopic hemostasis in hemodialysis cases with peptic ulcer bleeding A.A. Salman, M.A. Salman, M.D. Sarhan, H El-Din Shaaban, M. Yousef, A. Ibrahim, M. Tourky, A. Youssef, M. El Sherbiny

Role of endoscopy in suspicion of atrophic gastritis with and without intestinal metaplasia in comparison to histopathology H. Ibrahim, A. Shams El-Deen, Z.A. Kasemy, M. Saad, A.A. Sakr

Impact of antithrombotics on the fecal immunochemical test for colorectal cancer screening : a multi-center Belgian experience L. Wauters, V.R.H. Van der Voort, P. Dobbels, K. Hendrickx, V. Casneuf, J. Vandervoort

Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and fibrosis evolution in hepatitis C patients with severe fibrosis or cirrhosis treated with direct acting antiviral agents C. Hamoir, Y. Horsmans, P. Stärkel, G. Dahlqvist, S. Negrin Dastis, N. Lanthier

Comorbidities and concomitant medications in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection receiving second-generation direct-acting antiviral regimens in Belgium : an observational study S. Bourgeois, JP. Mulkay, M. Cool, X. Verhelst, G. Robaeys, L. Lasser, V. Lefebvre, I. Colle, C. Van Steenkiste, J. Decaestecker, S. Coulon, K. Venken, T. Vanwolleghem

Serum biomarkers as an alternative to vibration controlled transient elastography in liver fibrosis staging in chronic hepatitis C P. Debnath, S. Nair, P. Rathi, P. Junare, S. Jain, S. Chandnani, A. Singh, Q. Contractor

Platelet safety range before splenectomy for hypersplenism : based on 244 cases of splenectomy in hepatolenticular degeneration patients S.T. Wang, H. Feng, H. Peng, L. Huang, F.H. Zhou, Q.S. Yu

Tolvaptan reduces the required amount of albumin infusion in patients with decompensated cirrhosis with uncontrolled ascites : a multicenter retrospective propensity score-matched cohort study Y. Suzuki, A. Naganuma, T. Hoshino, T. Hatanaka, T. Ueno, M. Namikawa, D. Takizawa, H. Arai, H. Suzuki, H. Takagi, H. Tojima, Y. Yamazaki, K. Sato, S. Kakizaki, T. Uraoka

A change in the timing for starting systemic therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma : the comparison of sorafenib and lenvatinib as the first-line treatment T. Hatanaka, S. Kakizaki, T. Nagashima, T. Ueno, M. Namikawa, H. Tojima, D. Takizawa, A. Naganuma, H. Arai, K. Sato, N. Harimoto, K. Shirabe, T. Uraoka

Current ERCP practice in Belgium: the BSGIE survey C. Snauwaert, X. Dekoninck, T. Moreels

Case series

Vitamine B12 deficiency in children : a diagnostic challenge J. Van Vlaenderen, J. Christiaens, M. Van Winckel, R. De Bruyne, S. Vande Velde, S. Van Biervliet


Venous thromboembolism in patients with inflammatory bowel disease : review of literature and practical algorithms L. Coremans, B. Strubbe, H. Peeters

Fecal microbiota transplantation in hepatic encephalopathy : a review of the current evidence and future perspectives E. Afecto, A. Ponte, S. Fernandes, J. Silva, C. Gomes, J. Correia, J. Carvalho

Case reports

Mantle cell lymphoma simulating inflammatory bowel disease F. Lifrange, R. de Wind, C. Spilleboudt, I. Karfis, A. Van Gossum, P. Demetter

Interferon-alpha-2a as a salvage treatment for hemorrhagic enteritis associated with Epstein-Barr Virus reactivation : a case report D. Lankenau-Vela, F. De la Garza-Salazar, P. Colunga-Pedraza, D. Jaime-Villalón

Infected hepatic cyst complicating urinary sepsis A. Coulon, I. Ould-Nana, J-Y. Wilputte


Gastro-intestinal symptoms are associated with a lower in-hospital mortality rate in frail older patients hospitalized for COVID-19 N. Lanthier, C. Mahiat, S. Henrard, P. Stärkel, I. Gilard, I. De Brauwer, P. Cornette, B. Boland

Ischemic rectal necrosis after aortic valve replacement surgery successfully treated with conservative management E. Dias, J. Santos-Antunes, S. Lopes, G. Macedo

A rare case of acute hepatitis caused by Komboucha tea C. Steger, T. Vandamme, P.H. Steger

Clinical images

Muscular rim sign at endoscopic ultrasound in a patient with a suspected cyst of the pancreatic head G. Marasco, R. Sadik

Gastrointestinal bleeding with joint pain A.K. Singh, C.L. Birda, J. Samanta, S.K. Sinha, R. Kochhar

A curious case of diarrhea S. De Meulder, F.J. Van de Mierop

Book review

Prolegomenon of diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound – from scene dock to stagecraft I. Borbath, T. Moreels

Georges Brohée Prize

The “Fonds Georges Brohée” : a longstanding Belgian national initiative to stimulate research in hepatogastroenterology I. Borbath, R. Fiasse, P. Van Hootegem

Recent advances in the approach to hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension S. Raevens, A. Geerts, L. Devisscher, H. Van Vlierberghe, C. Van Steenkiste, I. Colle

Expert Point of View

Belgian consensus guideline on the management of hemorrhoidal disease H. De Schepper, G. Coremans, M.A. Denis, P. Dewint, M. Duinslaeger, I. Gijsen, P. Haers, N. Komen, C. Remue, P. Roelandt, M. Somers, M. Surmont, D. Van de Putte, S. Van den Broeck, C. Van Kemseke, D. De Looze