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  1. Content type: Research article

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) comprises non-progressive steatosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the latter of which may cause cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As NAFLD dete...

    Authors: Tilman Kühn, Tobias Nonnenmacher, Disorn Sookthai, Ruth Schübel, Daniel Antonio Quintana Pacheco, Oyunbileg von Stackelberg, Mirja E. Graf, Theron Johnson, Christopher L. Schlett, Romy Kirsten, Cornelia M. Ulrich, Rudolf Kaaks, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Johanna Nattenmüller

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:113

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have indicated that bile acid is associated with progression of liver cirrhosis. However, the particular role of specific bile acid in the development of liver cirrhosis is not definite. The p...

    Authors: Zhimin Liu, Zhifeng Zhang, Mei Huang, Xiaoping Sun, Bojia Liu, Qiyang Guo, Qingshan Chang and Zhijun Duan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:112

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common complication of allo-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Endoscopic biopsy can provide a definitive diagnosis, but the optimal endoscopic approach ...

    Authors: Yuusaku Sugihara, Sakiko Hiraoka, Nobuharu Fujii, Shiho Takashima, Yasushi Yamasaki, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Masahiro Takahara, Kenji Kuwaki, Keita Harada, Takehiro Tanaka and Hiroyuki Okada

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:111

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  4. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the Acknowledgments section was incomplete. The full section is the following:

    Authors: Amira Widyasari, Winona Alda Pravitasari, Andi Dwihantoro and Gunadi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:110

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    The original article was published in BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:56

  5. Content type: Research article

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is mutually and bidirectionally linked with metabolic syndrome (MetS) of which it is both the cause and the consequences. Worldwide, 6.3 to 33% of the general populati...

    Authors: Bashu Dev Pardhe, Shreena Shakya, Anjeela Bhetwal, Jennifer Mathias, Puspa Raj Khanal, Roshan Pandit, Jyotsna Shakya, Hari Om Joshi and Sujan Babu Marahatta

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:109

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Acute pancreatitis (AP) is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Current severity scores include multiple variables and some of them are only complete within 48 h of admission. Red cell distrib...

    Authors: Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Dário Gomes, Nuno Almeida and Luís Tomé

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:108

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) is caused by variations in ATP8B1, ABCB11 or ABCB4 genes. Data on genetic variations in Indian patients with PFIC are lacking.

    Authors: Anjali Sharma, Ujjal Poddar, Shikha Agnihotry, Shubha R. Phadke, Surender K. Yachha and Rakesh Aggarwal

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:107

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recently, although studies have investigated the role of NSAIDs in the prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis (PEP), selection of the ideal drug, the time and route of i...

    Authors: Yunxiao Lyu, Yunxiao Cheng, Bin Wang, Yueming Xu and Weibing Du

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:106

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Malignant growth and metastasis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) occur in some patients even during the course of treatment, but their mechanisms remains poorly understand at the molecular level so far.

    Authors: Chaoyong Shen, Yuan Yin, Huijiao Chen, Ruixue Wang, Xiaonan Yin, Zhaolun Cai, Bo Zhang, Zhixin Chen and Zongguang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:105

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) remains to be established as a safe and effective alternative to open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) for pancreatic-head and periampullary malignancy. The purpose of t...

    Authors: Ke Chen, Xiao-long Liu, Yu Pan, Hendi Maher and Xian-fa Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:102

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a relatively safe procedure; however, acute and chronic complications of PEG have been reported. We aimed to determine risk factors associated with complications an...

    Authors: Gyu Young Pih, Hee Kyong Na, Ji Yong Ahn, Kee Wook Jung, Do Hoon Kim, Jeong Hoon Lee, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee and Hwoon-Yong Jung

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:101

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The classifications and counts of white blood cells (WBCs) have been proved to be able to be used as prognostic markers in cancer cases. The present study investigated the potential values of the classificatio...

    Authors: Yin-Ling Wang, Xin-Xin Ge, Yi Wang, Meng-Dan Xu, Fei-Ran Gong, Min Tao, Wen-Jie Wang, Liu-Mei Shou, Kai Chen, Meng-Yao Wu and Wei Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:99

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to compare the performance of AIMS65, Glasgow–Blatchford (GBS) and Rockall scores (RS) in predicting the death risk among emergency-hospitalized patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (U...

    Authors: Lei Gu, Fei Xu and Jie Yuan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:98

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is characterized by gas-filled cysts in the intestinal submucosa and subserosa. There are few reports of PCI occurring in duodenum and rectum. Here we demonstrated four...

    Authors: Yong juan Wang, Yu ming Wang, Yan min Zheng, Hui qing Jiang and Jie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:100

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection has been commonly linked to the development of autoimmunity, in part through activation of B cells. B cells are also postulated to play a pathogenic role in the autoim...

    Authors: Henry H. Nguyen, Abdullah Khathlan, Marvin J. Fritzler and Mark G. Swain

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:97

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Transient infantile hypertriglyceridemia (HTGTI) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase 1 (GPD1) gene.

    Authors: Jia-Qi Li, Xin-Bao Xie, Jia-Yan Feng, Lian Chen, Kuerbanjiang Abuduxikuer, Yi Lu, Yu-Chuan Li and Jian-She Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:96

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  17. Content type: Research article

    A high rate of complete colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) investigations is required for a more widespread use of CCE. The objective of this study was to assess if coffee or chewing gum can increase excretion of t...

    Authors: Maria Magdalena Buijs, Morten Kobaek-Larsen, Lasse Kaalby and Gunnar Baatrup

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:95

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Human rotavirus (HRV) is a major cause of viral gastroenteritis in infants; particularly in developing countries where malnutrition is prevalent. Malnutrition perturbs the infant gut microbiota leading to sub-...

    Authors: Anand Kumar, Anastasia N. Vlasova, Loic Deblais, Huang-Chi Huang, Asela Wijeratne, Sukumar Kandasamy, David D. Fischer, Stephanie N. Langel, Francine Chimelo Paim, Moyasar A. Alhamo, Lulu Shao, Linda J. Saif and Gireesh Rajashekara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:93

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Esophageal cancers accounted for nearly 16,000 deaths in 2016. The number of patients with esophageal cancers increases every year. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) prior to esophagectomy is a standard tre...

    Authors: R. Taylor Ripley, Deborah R. Surman, Laurence P. Diggs, Jane B. Trepel, Min-Jung Lee, Jeremy Ryan, Jeremy L. Davis, Seth M. Steinberg, Jonathan M. Hernandez, Choung Hoang, Cara M. Kenney, Colleen D. Bond, Tricia F. Kunst, Anthony Letai and David S. Schrump

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:94

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Current available treatments for Helicobacter pylori eradication are chosen according to local clarithromycin and metronidazole resistance prevalence. The aim of this study was to estimate, by means of molecular ...

    Authors: Patricio Gonzalez-Hormazabal, Maher Musleh, Susana Escandar, Hector Valladares, Enrique Lanzarini, V. Gonzalo Castro, Lilian Jara and Zoltan Berger

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:91

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Submucosal hematoma has never been associated with caustic injuries. Long-term follow-up of patients who ingested ammonia is not well known and ammonia ingestion is rare.

    Authors: Moana Gelu-Simeon, Anh-Phuc Chuong, Faouzi Saliba, Guillaume Thiery, Marc Laurent, Claire Vilain, Marius Borel, Leonardo Amaral, Marceline Alexis, Georgette Saint-Georges and Eric Saillard

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:92

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Hepatic cysts are the most frequent, innocuous, space-occupying lesions of the liver. The majority of solitary liver cysts are nonsymptomatic. When liver cysts reach a large size, there are some complications,...

    Authors: Cheng Zhang, Yue-Feng Ma and Yu-Long Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:90

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Unlike western world, gallstones and hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) are among the first two etiologies of acute pancreatitis (AP) in China. But yet, detailed differences in clinical features and outcomes between h...

    Authors: Xiaoyao Li, Lu Ke, Jie Dong, Bo Ye, Lei Meng, Wenjian Mao, Qi Yang, Weiqin Li and Jieshou Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:89

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