Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology (ISSN-1319-3767) is published
Bimonthly by the Saudi Gastroenterology Association (SGA).
The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles covering all the
aspects of digestive diseases, including the prevention, diagnosis
and management and related genetics, pathophysiology, and
epidemiology as relevant to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary
The journal provides immediate free access to its scientific
contents and does not charge the authors fee for submission,
processing or publication of the manuscripts. Manuscripts could be
submitted online from www.journalonweb.com/sjg.
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be addressed to The Editors, The Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Unit, King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-1-4671215, Fax +966-1-4671217 Or sent
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All articles published
represent the opinion of the authors and not reflect the official
policy of the Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology. Similarly,
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as reported in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports®
(Thomson Reuters, 2017): 1.368
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Mohammad El Mouzan
Ibrahim Al Mofleh
EDITOR IN CHIEF
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
AbdulRahman A. Al Hussaini: Children’s Specialized Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Al Zughaibi: Gastrointestinal Physiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Majid Al Madi: Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mahmoud H. Mosli: College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bandar Aljudaibi: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
AHMAD AL ZUBAIDI: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
ABDULLAH S. AL GHAMDI: King Fahad Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
ABDULRAHMAN M. AL JEBREEN: King Saud University Medical City, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
ABDULRAHMAN S. AL MULHIM
AHMAD M AL AKWAA
AHMAD S. AL MALKI
AHMED O. AL OMAIR
ALI M. AL BINALI
HAIDER A AL-SHURAFA
HAMAD I AL ASHGAR
MOHAMED A. BABATIN
NIZAR A AL-NAKSHABANDI
YOUSEF A. QARI