Our third flagship journal of 2021 contains peer-reviewed, expert research articles sharing the most recent scientific advancements and innovations from a range of disciplines including hepatology, gastroenterology, microbiology, and much more. The articles contain up-to-date and significant coverage relevant to many specialities and are accompanied by interviews with world class experts.
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Gastric Pouch Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour Post-Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A First Reported Case
Gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumour is an extremely rare condition to occur after bariatric surgery. To the authors’ knowledge, only two cases of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumours after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have been reported in the medical literature, both occurring in the excluded gastric remnant. Herein, the authors report the third case of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumour post-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and the first case to occur in the gastric pouch, which was managed surgically by laparoscopic resection. From here, combining the observations of clinicians treating and following up patients post-bariatric surgery in an international database will be beneficial to patients, and aid in development of surveillance guidelines.
Demographic and Clinical Presentation of Hospitalised Patients with SARS-CoV-2 During the First Omicron Wave
Since the detection of the first cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant causing COVID-19 infections in South Africa in November 2021, there have been a few population-based reports to suggest that the clinical severity and presentation of this variant is different to previous COVID-19 surges. This variant is known to have several mutations to previous variants of this virus; hence, it was predicted to be much more infectious due to possible immune evasion.
Cutaneous Mucormycosis Co-infection in a Patient with COVID-19
A 54-year-old male tested positive in late February on a screening COVID-19 test performed after a family member’s test had become positive. A few weeks later, they presented to the emergency room at a different hospital centre with shortness of breath and fever.