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  1. Content type: Research article

    Hepatic arterioportal shunt (A-P shunt) is defined as the direct blood flow established between hepatic artery and portal venous system; it is frequently observed in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC...

    Authors: Huiyong Wu, Wei Zhao, Jianbo Zhang, Jianjun Han and Shuguang Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:174

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    Associations between colorectal cancer and microbiota have been identified. Archived fecal samples might be valuable sample sources for investigating causality in carcinogenesis and biomarkers discovery due to...

    Authors: Trine B. Rounge, Roger Meisal, Jan Inge Nordby, Ole Herman Ambur, Thomas de Lange and Geir Hoff

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:171

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Chronic autoimmune atrophic gastritis (CAAG) is an autoimmune disease characterized by hypo/achlorhydria. A role of CAAG in the pathogenesis of nutritional deficiencies has been reported, therefore we hypothes...

    Authors: Sara Massironi, Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Clorinda Ciafardini, Susanna Bernasconi, Irene Felicetta, Dario Conte and Maddalena Peracchi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:172

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The adequacy of pre-procedure preparation is the principal determinant of the quality of colonoscopy in pediatric as in adult patients. There is a lack of consensus, among providers on a standard pre-procedure...

    Authors: Ashwath S. Kumar, Brooke L. Beutler and Thomas M. Attard

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:170

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Alterations of the small-intestinal permeability (s-IP) might play an essential role in both diarrhoea-predominant IBS (D-IBS) and celiac disease (CD) patients. Our aims were to analyse in D-IBS patients the s...

    Authors: Michele Linsalata, Giuseppe Riezzo, Benedetta D’Attoma, Caterina Clemente, Antonella Orlando and Francesco Russo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:167

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Patients with potentially resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are frequently found to be unresectable on exploration due to small distant metastasis. This study was to investigate predictors of ...

    Authors: Xinchun Liu, Yue Fu, Qiuyang Chen, Junli Wu, Wentao Gao, Kuirong Jiang, Yi Miao and Jishu Wei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:168

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Clinical severity and intestinal lesions of Crohn’s disease (CD) usually progress over time and require a step up adjustment of the therapy either to prevent or to treat complications. The aim of the study was...

    Authors: Nadia Pallotta, Giuseppina Vincoli, Patrizio Pezzotti, Maurizio Giovannone, Alessandro Gigliozzi, Danilo Badiali, Piero Vernia and Enrico Stefano Corazziari

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:164

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of liver-related events, cardiovascular events and type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients with histopathologically confirmed NAFLD remains unclear.

    Authors: Norio Akuta, Yusuke Kawamura, Yasuji Arase, Satoshi Saitoh, Shunichiro Fujiyama, Hitomi Sezaki, Tetsuya Hosaka, Masahiro Kobayashi, Mariko Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Fumitaka Suzuki, Kenji Ikeda and Hiromitsu Kumada

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:165

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a form of cancer that easily aggress to contiguous structures. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) are increased in majority species of cancers an...

    Authors: Manping Huang, Bin Huang, Guowen Li and Sainan Zeng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:169

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) often requires deep sedation. Dexmedetomidine, a highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist with sedative activity and minimal effects on respiration, has re...

    Authors: Osamu Inatomi, Takayuki Imai, Takehide Fujimoto, Kenichiro Takahashi, Yoshihiro Yokota, Noriaki Yamashita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Atsushi Nishida, Shigeki Bamba, Mitsushige Sugimoto and Akira Andoh

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:166

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is one of the most frequently performed procedures for the treatment of biliary-pancreatic diseases. The most frequent complications of ERCP include pancre...

    Authors: Yangbei Zhu, Shuling Wang, Shengbing Zhao, Lin Qi, Zhaoshen Li and Yu Bai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:163

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  12. Content type: Case report

    The diagnosis of Coeliac disease (CD) requires a combination of sign/symptoms, positivity of specific antibodies and duodenal histological evidence of villous atrophy. Duodenal villous atrophy, despite represe...

    Authors: Vito Domenico Corleto, Vincenza Patrizia Di Marino, Gloria Galli, Giulio Antonelli, Chiara Coluccio, Arcangelo Di Cerbo, Stefania Uccini and Bruno Annibale

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:162

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Gallbladder Polyps (GBP) are highly prevalent in China; however, the etiology of GBP has not been clearly defined. This study explored the associations between lifestyle factors and GBP and whether it mediated...

    Authors: Song Leng, Ai Zhao, Qiang Li, Leilei Pei, Wei Zheng, Rui Liang and Hong Yan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:159

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Macrocytic anemia is common in liver disease. However, its role in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related decompensated cirrhosis remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to determine the association between...

    Authors: Jian Yang, Bin Yan, Lihong Yang, Huimin Li, Yajuan Fan, Feng Zhu, Jie Zheng and Xiancang Ma

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:161

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The elderly population presents higher morbidity of H. pylori associated diseases in proximal stomach. The specific pathogenesis and mechanism have not been clearly addressed. The gastric environment for H. pylor...

    Authors: Huiying Shi, Hanhua Xiong, Wei Qian and Rong Lin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:158

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Advanced pancreatic cancer is accompanied not only by bile duct obstruction, but also occasionally by duodenal obstruction. With new advances in chemotherapy and improvement in the management of stent dysfunct...

    Authors: Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Hironari Kato, Shigeru Horiguchi, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Yosuke Saragai, Saimon Takada, Sho Mizukawa, Shinichiro Muro, Daisuke Uchida, Takeshi Tomoda and Hiroyuki Okada

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:157

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Symptom based referral criteria for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection are the cornerstone of the strategy to improve prognosis in CRC. In 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) upda...

    Authors: Jesús-Miguel Herrero, Pablo Vega, María Salve, Luis Bujanda and Joaquín Cubiella

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:155

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) may facilitate tissue acquisition for a definitive diagnosis of gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors (SETs). This study aimed to determine the di...

    Authors: Do Hoon Kim, Gwang Ha Kim, Chang Min Cho, Chang Hwan Park, Soo-Young Na, Tae Hyeon Kim, Yu Kyung Cho, Ji Hyun Kim and Dong-Wan Seo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:151

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To overcome duodenobiliary reflux induced by biliary stents, antireflux valve (ARV) biliary stents have been developed and showed improvement in stent patency. However, negative study results have also been re...

    Authors: Chang-Il Kwon, Jong Pil Moon, Ho Yun, Seok Jeong, Dong Hee Koh, Woo Jung Lee, Kwang Hyun Ko and Dae Hwan Kang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:150

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Gastrointestinal complications are the main cause of death in patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE). Available treatments often restore biochemical homeostasis, but fail t...

    Authors: Rana Yadak, Max V. Boot, Niek P. van Til, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Armin Finkenstedt, Elly Bogaerts, Irenaeus F. de Coo and Marianna Bugiani

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:149

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative serum potassium levels are closely associated with postoperative clinical outcomes after gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of our retrospective study was to identify the prevalence and risk facto...

    Authors: Qianqian Zhu, Xianlong Li, Fang Tan, Yingqing Deng, Chulian Gong, Jingping Hu, Pinjie Huang and Shaoli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:152

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Existing data about the prognostic value of absolute count of blood cells in gastric cancer was limited. Thus, the present study aims to investigate the prognostic value of absolute count of white blood cell (...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Gaozan Zheng, Qiao Wang, Shushang Liu, Zhen Liu, Guanghui Xu, Fei Wang, Man Guo, Xiao Lian and Hongwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:148

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study is to investigate the association between the hepatic expression of Yin Yang 1 (YY1) and the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

    Authors: Xianwen Yuan, Jun Chen, Qi Cheng, Yinjuan Zhao, Pengzi Zhang, Xiaoyan Shao, Yan Bi, Xiaolei Shi, Yitao Ding, Xitai Sun and Bin Xue

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:147

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to study the epidemiology and risk factors, including exposure to emotional stress, for constipation in Indonesian children and adolescents of 10–17 year age group.

    Authors: Hanifah Oswari, Fatima Safira Alatas, Badriul Hegar, William Cheng, Arnesya Pramadyani, Marc Alexander Benninga and Shaman Rajindrajith

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:146

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Pyogenic liver abscess(PLA) has become common in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), but it is unclear whether differences exist between patients with and without DM. A retrospective study was performed to i...

    Authors: Wenfei Li, Hongjie Chen, Shuai Wu and Jie Peng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:144

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic pseudocyst (PPC) is a common complication of acute and chronic pancreatitis. To our knowledge no study has systematically reported the risk factors for the formation, intervention and recurrence of ...

    Authors: Jie-hui Tan, Lei Zhou, Rong-chang Cao and Guo-wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:143

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are frequently prescribed drugs and can cause drug-induced liver injury. Although patients with drug-induced liver injury from NSAIDs often recover spontaneously,...

    Authors: Wen Xie, Qi Wang, Yuanjiao Gao and Calvin Q. Pan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:142

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  28. Content type: Research article

    With the rising demands for pancreas transplantation, surgeons are trying to extend the donors pool and set up a more appropriate assessment system. We aim to evaluate the effect of donor hypertension on recip...

    Authors: Zhen-Hua Hu, Yang-Jun Gu, Wen-Qi Qiu, Jie Xiang, Zhi-Wei Li, Jie Zhou and Shu-Sen Zheng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:141

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Vedolizumab is safe and effective in adult patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC); however, data in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are scarce. Therefore, we evaluated ve...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Schneider, Daniel Weghuber, Benjamin Hetzer, Andreas Entenmann, Thomas Müller, Georg Zimmermann, Sebastian Schütz, Wolf-Dietrich Huber and Judith Pichler

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:140

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Early onset pancreatic cancer (EOPC), i.e. pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) occurring in patients below 50 years of age, is rare and there is limited information regarding risk factors, molecular basis ...

    Authors: Chara Ntala, Silvana Debernardi, Roger M. Feakins and Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:139

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the recommended treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients at Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) B-stage, whereas sorafenib is an orally administered smal...

    Authors: Lin Li, Wenzhuo Zhao, Mengmeng Wang, Jie Hu, Enxin Wang, Yan Zhao and Lei Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:138

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Although tolvaptan treatment improves hyponatremia, only few studies have investigated whether tolvaptan actually benefits the survival of cirrhotic patients. This study evaluated the impact of tolvaptan on si...

    Authors: Shuzhen Wang, Xin Zhang, Tao Han, Wen Xie, Yonggang Li, Hong Ma, Roman Liebe, Honglei Weng and Hui-Guo Ding

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:137

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  33. Content type: Case report

    IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognized autoimmune systemic disorder characterized by elevated levels of serum IgG4 and abundant infiltration of IgG4-positive plasmacytes in the affected organs. T...

    Authors: Xuexue Deng, Ronghua Fang, Jianshu Zhang and Rongqiong Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:136

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  34. Content type: Case report

    The use of immune-checkpoint inhibitors in cancer treatment has become increasingly common, resulting in an increase in the incidence of related side effects. Diarrhoea and colitis have been previously documen...

    Authors: Ryosuke Yamauchi, Toshihiro Araki, Keiichi Mitsuyama, Takaaki Tokito, Hidenobu Ishii, Shinichiro Yoshioka, Kotaro Kuwaki, Atsushi Mori, Tetsuhiro Yoshimura, Osamu Tsuruta and Takuji Torimura

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:135

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Successful H. pylori treatment requires the knowledge of local antimicrobial resistance. Data on the efficacy of H. pylori eradication regimens available in sub-Saharan Africa are scant, hence the optimal treatme...

    Authors: Jean Damascene Kabakambira, Celestin Hategeka, Cameron Page, Cyprien Ntirenganya, Vincent Dusabejambo, Jules Ndoli, Francois Ngabonziza, DeVon Hale, Claude Bayingana and Tim Walker

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:134

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Although many patients still have anxiety about upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, there have been few reports on the influence of distractions for a person who is going to undergo upper GI endoscopy soon....

    Authors: Masahiro Sogabe, Toshiya Okahisa, Yuka Adachi, Masanori Takehara, Shinichi Hamada, Jun Okazaki, Yasuteru Fujino, Akira Fukuya, Kaizo Kagemoto, Akihiro Hirao, Koichi Okamoto, Masahiko Nakasono and Tetsuji Takayama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:132

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Synchronous polypectomy in colonic malignancies is contentious due to the perceived risks of tumour implantation at polypectomy sites (PS). We assess the risks of tumour implantation after synchronous polypect...

    Authors: W. J. Tan, N. ZP. Ng, Y. D. Chen, Y. H. M. Chee, F. J. Foo, C. L. Tang and M. H. Chew

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:133

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Alteration of the gut microbiota by repeated antibiotic treatment increases susceptibility to Clostridioides difficile infection. Faecal microbiota transplantation from donors with a normal microbiota effectively...

    Authors: Jillian R.-M. Brown, Burkhardt Flemer, Susan A. Joyce, Akbar Zulquernain, Donal Sheehan, Fergus Shanahan and Paul W. O’Toole

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:131

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Iguratimod is a novel anti-rheumatic drug with the capability of anti-cytokines as report goes. It has been reported that iguratimod is effective and safe for rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatisms. As sid...

    Authors: Xiao-li Li, Xiao-Chang Liu, Yu-Lin Song, Ru-Tao Hong and Hai Shi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:130

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) concerns approximately up to 1.8% of the pediatric female population. One of the complications that can occur in the course of this disease is acute liver failure. This study’s objective ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Górowska-Kowolik, Agata Chobot and Jarosław Kwiecień

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:126

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  41. Content type: Research article

    A variety of extra-intestinal manifestations (EIMs), including hepatobiliary complications, are associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to play a potenti...

    Authors: Guo chao Niu, Lei Liu, Libo Zheng, Hong Zhang, David Q. Shih and Xiaolan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:127

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of the postoperative stomach (ESD-P) for early gastric cancer (EGC) is considered a technically difficult procedure. However, it is difficult to compare the outcomes of E...

    Authors: Mitsuru Esaki, Sho Suzuki, Yasuyo Hayashi, Azusa Yokoyama, Shuichi Abe, Taizo Hosokawa, Shinichi Tsuruta, Yosuke Minoda, Yoshitaka Hata, Haruei Ogino, Hirotada Akiho, Eikichi Ihara and Yoshihiro Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:125

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