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  1. Content type: Case report

    An intra-abdominal abscess can sometimes become serious and difficult to treat. The current standard treatment strategy for intra-abdominal abscess is percutaneous imaging-guided drainage. However, in cases of...

    Authors: Shinichi Morita, Kenya Kamimura, Takeshi Suda, Chiyumi Oda, Takahiro Hoshi, Tsutomu Kanefuji, Kazuyoshi Yagi and Shuji Terai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:55

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection can induce individual inflammatory and immune reactions which associated with extra-digestive disorders. Our aim is to investigate the association between H. pylori infec...

    Authors: Bo-Lin Pan, Chih-Fang Huang, Seng-Kee Chuah, Jui-Chin Chiang and Song-Seng Loke

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:54

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic duct disruption is a challenging condition leading to pancreatic juice leakage and consequently to pancreatic fluid collections. The manifestations of pancreatic main duct leak include pseudocysts, ...

    Authors: Martino Gerosa, Marco Chiarelli, Angelo Guttadauro, Matilde De Simone, Fulvio Tagliabue, Melchiorre Costa, Sabina Terragni and Ugo Cioffi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:52

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic duct obstructions are common in patients with pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, it is often neglected in follow up. This study was to review the outcomes of pancreatic duct obstruction and explore t...

    Authors: Lingfu Zhang, Dianrong Xiu, Chunhui Yuan, Bin Jiang and Zhaolai Ma

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:53

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have emerged indicating that sarcopenia is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, we aimed to systematically review and quantify the association between sacropenia and the histologic...

    Authors: Rui Yu, Qiangwei Shi, Lei Liu and Lidong Chen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:51

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is a worldwide threat to human health with high prevalence. In this study, we analyzed the relationship between latitude, average annual temperature, average daily sunshi...

    Authors: Chao Lu, Ye Yu, Lan Li, Chaohui Yu and Ping Xu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:50

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There are few reports about resection of portal vein (PV)/superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and reconstruction by using allogeneic vein. This case-control study was designed to explore the feasibility and safety ...

    Authors: Xing-mao Zhang, Jie Zhang, Hua Fan, Qiang He and Ren Lang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:49

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) constitutes a heterogenous group of rare multisystem genetically transmitted disorders comprising several blistering muco-cutaneous diseases with a monogenic basis and either autosom...

    Authors: Agata Michalak, Halina Cichoż-Lach, Beata Prozorow-Król, Leszek Buk and Monika Dzida

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:47

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Bleeding after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in antithrombotic drug users is still one of the important issues to be solved. We performed scheduled second-look endoscopy (SLE) 5 days after ESD, when t...

    Authors: Koichi Izumikawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Tomoki Inaba, Shigenao Ishikawa, Kenji Kuwaki, Ichiro Sakakihara, Kumiko Yamamoto, Sakuma Takahashi, Shigetomi Tanaka, Masaki Wato and Hiroyuki Okada

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:46

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Current treatment options for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are pegylated interferon alpha and nucleoside analogues (NAs). NAs have relatively fewer side effects than interferon alpha, and generally well tolerated...

    Authors: Yue Ying, Yue-Kai Hu, Jia-Lin Jin, Ji-Ming Zhang, Wen-Hong Zhang and Yu-Xian Huang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:45

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Perianal fistula surgery can damage the anal sphincters which may cause faecal incontinence. By measuring regional pressures, 3D-HRAM potentially provides better guidance for surgical strategy in patients with...

    Authors: Richelle J. F. Felt-Bersma, Maarten S. Vlietstra, Paul F. Vollebregt, Ingrid J. M. Han-Geurts, Vera Rempe-Sorm, Grietje J. H. Vander Mijnsbrugge and Charlotte B. H. Molenaar

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:44

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  12. Content type: Research article

    For patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC), second-line chemotherapy regimen remains controversial. The efficacy and safety of irinotecan-containing doublet treatment and irinotecan monotherapy were compa...

    Authors: Liuting Yang, Xiaoyue Jiang, Han Yan, Yingying Li, Hongchao Zhen, Bingmei Chang, Seyed Kariminia and Qin Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:43

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The primary purpose of this study was to compare Rome III and IV evaluation criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia (FD), and an overlap syndrome consisting of both IBS and FD by asse...

    Authors: Trent Edwards, Craig Friesen and Jennifer V. Schurman

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:41

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Detection of human hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the urine of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB) has been reported previously, suggesting urine could provide a potential route of horizontal HBV...

    Authors: Surbhi Jain, Ying-Hsiu Su, Yih-Ping Su, Sierra McCloud, Ruixia Xue, Tai-Jung Lee, Shu-Chuan Lin, Selena Y. Lin, Wei Song, Jamin D. Steffen and Chi-Tan Hu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:40

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) has become well established as a modality for the management of common bile duct stones (CBDS), especially in the setti...

    Authors: Tatenda C. Nzenza, Yahya Al-Habbal, Glen R. Guerra, S. Manolas, Tuck Yong and Trevor McQuillan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:39

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of biliary tract pathology is growing with an age-related trend, and progresses as the population ages. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) represents the gold standard for trea...

    Authors: Marianna Galeazzi, Paolo Mazzola, Breanna Valcarcel, Giuseppe Bellelli, Marco Dinelli, Giulio Maria Pasinetti and Giorgio Annoni

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:38

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  17. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, after publication of this article [1], it was noticed that the names of the second and third authors were incorrectly displayed, respectively, as Glauce Hiromi Yonaminez and Carla Aline Satiro. ...

    Authors: Maraci Rodrigues, Glauce Hiromi Yonamine and Carla Aline Fernandes Satiro

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:36

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    The original article was published in BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:15

  18. Content type: Research article

    In patients with common bile duct stones (CBDS) and intact gallbladder, further management for the gallbladder after the CBDS clearance is still controversial. The relationship between gallbladder motility and...

    Authors: Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Hoi-Hung Chan, Kwok-Hung Lai, Chih-An Shih, Sung-Shuo Kao, Wei-Chih Sun, E-Ming Wang, Wei-Lun Tsai, Kung-Hung Lin, Hsien-Chung Yu, Wen-Chi Chen, Huay-Min Wang, Feng-Woei Tsay, Huey-Shyan Lin, Jin-Shiung Cheng and Ping-I Hsu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:32

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Cyclooxygenase (COX) activity is increased in endoscopic normal colonic mucosa from patients with colorectal neoplasia (CRN). COX-2 is thought to be the predominant COX isozyme involved in neoplasia. Meanwhile...

    Authors: Thorbjørn Søren Rønn Jensen, Badar Mahmood, Morten Bach Damm, Marie Balslev Backe, Mattias Salling Dahllöf, Steen Seier Poulsen, Mark Berner Hansen and Niels Bindslev

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:31

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Chronic abdominal pain is a common worldwide problem and known to be associated with psychological problems. This study evaluated the association between abdominal pain-predominant functional gastrointestinal ...

    Authors: Nishadi Ranasinghe, Niranga Manjuri Devanarayana, Shaman Rajindrajith, Madusanka S. Perera, Samudu Nishanthinie, Tania Warnakulasuriya and Piyanjali Thamesha de Zoysa

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:33

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), an anti-ulcer drug widely used in Japan, has attracted interest because of its various therapeutic effects. Therefore, we investigated the effects of GGA on human hepatic stellate ...

    Authors: Takemasa Senoo, Ryu Sasaki, Yuko Akazawa, Tatsuki Ichikawa, Satoshi Miuma, Hisamitsu Miyaaki, Naota Taura and Kazuhiko Nakao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:34

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a standard treatment for early gastric cancer. A new multi-functional ESD device was developed to achieve complete ESD with a single device. A metal plate attached to ...

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

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:35

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