Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor 2017-2019

 

Editor-in-Chief:

Tom MOREELS

 

Deputy Editor:

Nicolas LANTHIER

 

Case series



Distal intestinal obstruction in CF patients


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complete intestinal obstruction by intestinal contents in the terminal ileum and proximal colon- is frequently seen in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Diagnosis is based on suggestive symptoms of abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant, a palpable mass on examination and signs of obstruction on plain radiography. Treatment consists of intensive laxative treatment with oral laxatives and enemas. Surgery only serves as the last resort for patients not responding to medical therapy, because of the well-known high rate of peri- and postoperative morbidity of surgery in CF patients. In this article we present 3 cases of DIOS, followed by a review of the relevant literature. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2015, 78, 49-52). [Product Details...]



Ecstasy induced acute hepatic failure. Case reports


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amphetamine derivative known as ecstasy, has stimulating and hallucinogenic properties. It has become a substance that is widely used especially by young people. Hepatotoxicity is one of the rare side effects of this substance and can be fatal. Ecstasy-induced fulminant hepatitis has been reported in case reports. The clinical course and the prognosis of the cases may differ. In this article, two cases in whom ecstasy-induced fulminant hepatic failure had developed and who were treated with liver transplantation, and one case which recovered with treatment, have been presented. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2015, 78, 53-55). [Product Details...]


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