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Burden of Clostridium Difficile Infection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

2016-02

Alina Constantin, Madalina Ilie, Daniela Tabacelia, Bogdan Popa, Gabriel Constantinescu, Radu Tincu, Radu Alexandru Macovei

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There is epidemiologic evidence that in patients with IBD, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurs more frequently than in the general population and that these rates have been increasing over the past several decades. [...]

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The Role of Capsule Endoscopy in Obscure GI Bleeding: Experience of a Tertiary Center in Romania

2016-02

Lucian Negreanu, Ana Filimon, Ana Stemate, Theodor Voiosu, Bogdan Mateescu

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding OGIB represents about 5% of those patients with gastrointestinal bleeding of any type. It is defined as persistent or recurrent bleeding of unknown origin (i.e., recurrent or persistent iron-deficiency anemia, positive fecal occult blood test, or visible bleeding) with a negative upper and/or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. [...]

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Implications of Interleukins in Liver Fibrosis and Sustained Virological Response in Patients with Viral Hepatitis C

2016-02

Alexandra Floriana Rosu, Ovidiu Mircea Zlatian, Viorel Biciusca, Lucica Rosu, Rui Tato Marinho, Tudorel Ciurea

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of progressive hepatic disease with a high impact on human health worldwide. Patients with chronic hepatitis C have an increased risk of complications with need of hospitali-zation for different associated pathology. Liver fibrosis is correlated with high morbidity and mortality. Liver cirrhosis is frequently associated with anemia caused by gastrointestinal hemorrhage from esophageal varices or from angiodysplasia of the antrum. [...]

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Secrets Behind a Successful Career

2016-02

Stefan Hell

"Today, now co-responsible for the new generations of scientists, I often wonder whether the way in which science is organized sufficiently encourages young re-searchers to pursue unusual research topics." [...]

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