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  1. Research article

    Prokinetics for the treatment of functional dyspepsia: Bayesian network meta-analysis

    Controversies persist regarding the effect of prokinetics for the treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD). This study aimed to assess the comparative efficacy of prokinetic agents for the treatment of FD.

    Young Joo Yang, Chang Seok Bang, Gwang Ho Baik, Tae Young Park, Suk Pyo Shin, Ki Tae Suk and Dong Joon Kim

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:83

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Case report

    Fetal death in utero and miscarriage in a patient with Crohn’s disease under therapy with ustekinumab: case-report and review of the literature

    Ustekinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody against the p40 subunit of interleukin (IL) 12 and 23 which is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases. Ustekinumab is approved for psoria...

    C. Venturin, S. Nancey, P. Danion, M. Uzzan, M. Chauvenet, C. Bergoin, X. Roblin, B. Flourié and G. Boschetti

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:80

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Novel NBAS mutations and fever-related recurrent acute liver failure in Chinese children: a retrospective study

    Underlying causes in Chinese children with recurrent acute liver failure (RALF), including liver crises less than full acute liver failure, are incompletely understood. We sought to address this by searching f...

    Jia-Qi Li, Yi-Ling Qiu, Jing-Yu Gong, Li-Min Dou, Yi Lu, A. S. Knisely, Mei-Hong Zhang, Wei-Sha Luan and Jian-She Wang

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:77

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Laparoscopic gastrectomy in obese gastric cancer patients: a comparative study with non-obese patients and evaluation of difference in laparoscopic methods

    Obesity is a growing epidemic around the world, and obese patients are generally regarded as high risk for surgery compared with normal weight patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence ...

    Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Shu-ting Zhai, Jia-qin Cai, Qi-long Chen, Ding-wei Chen, Yi-ping Zhu, Yu Zhang, Ya-ping Zhang, Hendi Maher and Xian-fa Wang

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:78

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Survivin expression pattern in the intestine of normoxic and ischemic rats

    Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, regulates mitosis and chromosome segregation. The expression of survivin proceeds during embryonic development and in addition has already...

    Alexandra Scheer, Shirley K. Knauer and Rabea Verhaegh

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:76

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Anti-fibrogenic effect of PPAR-γ agonists in human intestinal myofibroblasts

    Intestinal fibrosis is a serious complication of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. There is no specific treatment for intestinal fibrosis. Studies have indicated tha...

    Jun Bon Koo, Myeong-Ok Nam, Younshin Jung, Jongman Yoo, Duk Hwan Kim, Gwangil Kim, Sung Jae Shin, Kee Myung Lee, Ki Baik Hahm, Jong Woo Kim, Sung Pyo Hong, Kwang Jae Lee and Jun Hwan Yoo

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:73

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  7. Case report

    Incomplete ileus and hemafecia as the presenting features of multi-organ involved primary systemic AL amyloidosis: a rare case report

    AL Amyloidosis is known to be a systemic disease affecting multiple organs and tissue while it’s rare that patients present with gastrointestinal symptoms at first and later develop multiple-organ dysfuction. ...

    Li Tian, Anliu Tang, Xian Zhang, Zhen Mei, Fen Liu, Jingbo Li, Xiayu Li, Feiyan Ai, Xiaoyan Wang and Shourong Shen

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:72

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Optimal timing of cholecystectomy after percutaneous gallbladder drainage for severe cholecystitis

    The Tokyo guideline for acute cholecystitis recommended percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage followed by cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis, but the optimal timing for the subsequent chol...

    Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Orie Nishina, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Chikashi Shibata and Hiroo Naito

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:71

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Therapeutic outcomes of endoscopic papillectomy for ampullary neoplasms: retrospective analysis of a multicenter study

    Endoscopic papillectomy (EP) is reported to be a relatively safe and reliable procedure for complete resection of ampullary neoplasms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic outcomes and complic...

    Sung Hoon Kang, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Min Kyu Jung, Chang Min Cho, Kwang Bum Cho, Ji Min Han, Ho Gak Kim and Hyun Soo Kim

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:69

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Efficacy of chemotherapy in elderly patients with unresectable pancreatic cancer: a multicenter review of 895 patients

    The efficacy of chemotherapy for unresectable pancreatic cancer has improved. However, it is occasionally difficult to make treatment decisions for elderly patients. We reviewed the outcomes of elderly patient...

    Taira Kuroda, Teru Kumagi, Tomoyuki Yokota, Nobuaki Azemoto, Aki Hasebe, Hirotaka Seike, Mari Nishiyama, Nobu Inada, Naozumi Shibata, Hideki Miyata, Tomoe Kawamura, Yusuke Imai, Akiko Ueno-Toshimori, Yoshinori Tanaka, Takashi Terao, Yoshiki Imamura…

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:66

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Self-rated health and functional capacity in individuals reporting overlapping symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome - a population based study

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), functional dyspepsia (FD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are common functional gastrointestinal conditions with a significant impact on daily life. The objectives we...

    Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Sanne Rasmussen, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, Sandra Elnegaard and Peter Fentz Haastrup

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:65

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Circulating cathelicidin levels correlate with mucosal disease activity in ulcerative colitis, risk of intestinal stricture in Crohn’s disease, and clinical prognosis in inflammatory bowel disease

    Cathelicidin (LL-37) is an antimicrobial peptide known to be associated with various autoimmune diseases. We attempt to determine if cathelicidin can accurately reflect IBD disease activity. We hypothesize tha...

    Diana Hoang-Ngoc Tran, Jiani Wang, Christina Ha, Wendy Ho, S. Anjani Mattai, Angelos Oikonomopoulos, Guy Weiss, Precious Lacey, Michelle Cheng, Christine Shieh, Caroline C. Mussatto, Samantha Ho, Daniel Hommes and Hon Wai Koon

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:63

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Accuracy of M2BPGi, compared with Fibro Scan®, in analysis of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C

    Mac-2 Binding Protein Glycosylation isomer (M2BPGi) is a novel serological glyco-biomarker for staging liver fibrosis. Here, we aimed to evaluate the efficiency of serum M2BPGi in identifying liver fibrosis st...

    Hongqin Xu, Wenli Kong, Lei Liu, Xiumei Chi, Xiaomei Wang, Ruihong Wu, Xiuzhu Gao, Huan Wang, Limei Qu, Yue Qi, Yu Pan and Junqi Niu

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:62

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Noninvasive assessment of liver steatosis in children: the clinical value of controlled attenuation parameter

    To assess the clinical validity of controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) in the diagnosis of hepatic steatosis in a series of overweight or obese children by using the imperfect gold standard methodology.

    Giovanna Ferraioli, Valeria Calcaterra, Raffaella Lissandrin, Marinella Guazzotti, Laura Maiocchi, Carmine Tinelli, Annalisa De Silvestri, Corrado Regalbuto, Gloria Pelizzo, Daniela Larizza and Carlo Filice

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:61

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  15. Research article

    FBXW7 expression is associated with prognosis and chemotherapeutic outcome in Chinese patients with gastric adenocarcinoma

    FBXW7, a component of the Skp-Cullin1-F-box, mediates target protein recognition. It is a tumor suppressor gene that plays a role in the regulation of cell cycle exit and reentry via c-Myc, c-Jun and Notch deg...

    Mao-Ran Li, Chun-Chao Zhu, Tian-Long Ling, Ye-Qian Zhang, Jia Xu, En-Hao Zhao and Gang Zhao

    BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:60

    Published on: 2 May 2017

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