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  1. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is assumed to be the major cause of chronic liver disease (CLD) in sub-Saharan Africa. The contribution of other aetiological causes of CLD is less well documented and hence o...

    Authors: Stian Magnus Staurung Orlien, Nejib Yusuf Ismael, Tekabe Abdosh Ahmed, Nega Berhe, Trine Lauritzen, Borghild Roald, Robert David Goldin, Kathrine Stene-Johansen, Anne Margarita Dyrhol-Riise, Svein Gunnar Gundersen, Marsha Yvonne Morgan and Asgeir Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:27

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The primary function of the intestines is the absorption of water and nutrients. Although our knowledge about these processes on the cellular level is extensive, a number of important intracellular elements re...

    Authors: Satu Oltedal, Ivar Skaland, Jodi Maple-Grødem, Kjersti Tjensvoll, Emiel A. M. Janssen, Bjørnar Gilje, Rune Smaaland, Reino Heikkilä and Oddmund Nordgård

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:26

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  3. Content type: Research article

    It has been reported that some single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in lipid regulators such as apolipoproteins and cell surface molecules for hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry into hepatocytes are associated wi...

    Authors: Rie Harada, Masako Kimura, Yasushi Sato, Tatsuya Taniguchi, Tetsu Tomonari, Takahiro Tanaka, Hironori Tanaka, Naoki Muguruma, Hirohiko Shinomiya, Hirohito Honda, Issei Imoto, Masahiro Sogabe, Toshiya Okahisa and Tetsuji Takayama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:24

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Serum IgG and IgA food antibodies have been used for dietary advice to subjects with gastrointestinal symptoms and perceived food intolerance, but the role of these antibodies in mediating intolerance is contr...

    Authors: Anne Stine Kvehaugen, Dag Tveiten and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:22

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Accelerated treatment strategy, including tight disease control and early aggressive therapy with immunosuppressives (IS) and biological agents have become increasingly common in inflammatory bowel disease (IB...

    Authors: Zsuzsanna Kurti, Akos Ilias, Lorant Gonczi, Zsuzsanna Vegh, Petra Fadgyas-Freyler, Gyula Korponay, Petra A. Golovics, Barbara D. Lovasz and Peter L. Lakatos

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:23

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although subacute and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms are very common in primary care, epidemiological date are sparse. The aim of the study was to examine and quantify the prevalence of subacute and chronic...

    Authors: Maria Avramidou, Felix Angst, Jules Angst, André Aeschlimann, Wulf Rössler and Ulrich Schnyder

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The gastric microbiota has recently been implicated in the causation of organic/structural gastroduodenal diseases (gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastric cancer) in patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in...

    Authors: Verima Pereira, Philip Abraham, Sivaramaiah Nallapeta and Anjali Shetty

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:20

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) predict severity in various diseases. In this study, we evaluated the value of NLR and PLR as prognostic factors in acute pancreatiti...

    Authors: Seung Kook Cho, Saehyun Jung, Kyong Joo Lee and Jae Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:18

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral neuropathy is one most common, limiting and invalidating neurological symptom in subjects with hepatitis C virus and mixed cryoglobulinemia. Notably, the medical therapy proposed to eradicate HCV, c...

    Authors: Rita Moretti, Paola Caruso, Matteo Dal Ben, Silvia Gazzin and Claudio Tiribelli

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:19

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Compliance with a gluten-free diet (GFD) is difficult at all ages but particularly for teenagers due to social, cultural, economic, and practical pressures. The multidisciplinary team responsible for the treat...

    Authors: Maraci Rodrigues, Glauce Hiromi Yonaminez and Carla Aline Satiro

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:15

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  11. Content type: Case report

    We present the first description of en bloc endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for total circumferential Barrett’s adenocarcinoma, predominantly of the long-segment Barrett’s esophagus (LSBE), with a 2-year f...

    Authors: Miki Kaneko, Akira Mitoro, Motoyuki Yoshida, Masayoshi Sawai, Yasushi Okura, Masanori Furukawa, Tadashi Namisaki, Kei Moriya, Takemi Akahane, Hideto Kawaratani, Mitsuteru Kitade, Kousuke Kaji, Hiroaki Takaya, Yasuhiko Sawada, Kenichiro Seki, Shinya Sato…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:16

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography using a short double-balloon endoscope (DB-ERC) is a promising minimally-invasive method for accessing hepaticojejunostomy (HJ) anastomosis in patients with surgically alt...

    Authors: Sho Mizukawa, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hironari Kato, Shinichiro Muro, Yutaka Akimoto, Daisuke Uchida, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Takeshi Tomoda, Shigeru Horiguchi and Hiroyuki Okada

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:14

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Dyspepsia is a common problem in the community and clinical practice with symptom(s) considered arising from the gastroduodenal region. Dyspepsia burden and associated factors vary from country to country. The...

    Authors: Abdurahaman Seid, Zemenu Tamir and Wondmagegn Demsiss

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:13

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Slingshot homolog-1 (SSH1) plays an important role in pathological processes, including in the occurrence and development of tumours. The purpose of this study was to determine whether SSH1 is a key biomarker ...

    Authors: Yusufu Maimaiti, Maimaitiaili Maimaitiming, Yiliang Li, Saifuding Aibibula, Azatijiang Ainiwaer, Aikebaier Aili, Zhenzhu Sun and Kelimu Abudureyimu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:12

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Nutrition support is a common means for patients with gastric cancer, especially for those undergoing elective surgery. Recently, enteral immunonutrition (EIN) was increasingly found to be more effective than ...

    Authors: Ying Cheng, Junfeng Zhang, Liwei Zhang, Juan Wu and Zhen Zhan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:11

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Different clinical behaviour influences the importance of differentiating focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) from other focal liver lesions (FLLs). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of contrast-en...

    Authors: Tomasz K. Nowicki, Karolina Markiet, Ewa Izycka-Swieszewska, Katarzyna Dziadziuszko, Michal Studniarek and Edyta Szurowska

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:10

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease (MIVOD) is difficult to diagnose because of its rarity, nonspecific clinical findings, and frequent confusion with other diseases including inflammatory bowel dis...

    Authors: Yosuke Yamada, Ken Sugimoto, Yashiro Yoshizawa, Yoshifumi Arai, Yoshiro Otsuki, Tomio Arai, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Sato and Yoshisuke Hosoda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:9

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a factor that has a significant negative impact on the quality of life (QoL). Vertebral fractures and/or spinal malalignment may influence the frequency of GERD. Howev...

    Authors: Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata, Kensuke Koyama and Hirotaka Haro

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:8

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The risk of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in patients with different hematological malignancy except lymphoma were rarely known before.

    Authors: Chien-Yuan Chen, Feng-Ming Tien, Aristine Cheng, Shang-Yi Huang, Wen-Chien Chou, Ming Yao, Jih-Luh Tang, Hwei-Fang Tien and Wang-Huei Sheng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:6

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Colonoscopy plays crucial role in the establishment of the diagnosis, management and follow-up of ulcerative colitis (UC). None of the currently widely used endoscopic scores consider disease extent, and there...

    Authors: Anita Bálint, Klaudia Farkas, Zoltán Szepes, Ferenc Nagy, Mónika Szűcs, László Tiszlavicz, Renáta Bor, Ágnes Milassin, Mariann Rutka, Anna Fábián and Tamás Molnár

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:7

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Ramosetron is a potent and selective serotonin type 3 receptor antagonist. This meta-analysis aimed to analyze the efficacy and safety of ramosetron for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D).

    Authors: Qingqing Qi, Yan Zhang, Feixue Chen, Xiuli Zuo and Yanqing Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:5

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  22. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original article [1] contained an error incorporated during production. A duplicated version of Table 1 was published in place of Table 2. Table 2 has been corrected in the original article ...

    Authors: Wataru Shibata, Soichiro Sue, Sachiko Tsumura, Yasuaki Ishii, Takeshi Sato, Eri Kameta, Makoto Sugimori, Hiroaki Yamada, Hiroaki Kaneko, Tomohiko Sasaki, Tomohiro Ishii, Toshihide Tamura, Masaaki Kondo and Shin Maeda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:4

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    The original article was published in BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:145

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