Table of Contents

Volume 5,Issue 2

Open Access Case Report

Varicella-Zoster Gastritis in a Liver Transplant Patient: A Call to Attention

Received: 01 March 2021;  Published: 21 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.hg.2102057


The reactivation of the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a rare cause of acute gastritis in adults. About 30 cases have been reported in the literature, mostly with immunocompromised patients and mainly after bone marrow transplantation or during the development of malignant hematological diseases. Clinically, it is usually accompanied by cutaneous manifestations. Here, we studied a case of VZV gastritis in a liver transplant (LT) patient. We described the main symptoms, endoscopic fi [...]

Open Access Review

The Effects of Mediterranean Diet on the Human Gut Microbiota; a Brief Discussion of Evidence in Humans

Received: 09 November 2020;  Published: 05 February 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.hg.2101056


The Mediterranean diet (MD) is considered one of the healthiest dietary patterns due to its rich provision of phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, polyunsaturated, omega-3, and short-chain fatty acids through a variety of foods. The supply of such nutrients and bioactive components can support gut health and reduce systemic inflammation, with accumulating evidence from several human studies demonstrating the utility of the Mediterranean diet in the prevention of chronic and metabolic d [...]