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  1. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is considered to be a challenge in patients with surgically altered anatomy. We aimed to identify the risk factors of ERCP-related adverse events in patien...

    Authors: Xiaojia Chen, Fan Wang, Jing Liu, Wenhui Tao, Zhang Zhang, Tingting Cao, Jun Fang and Qiu Zhao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:448

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  2. Accumulating evidence suggests a critical role of intestinal dysbacteriosis in surgical site infections and anastomotic leakage after abdominal surgery. However, a direct correlation between pre-existing dysba...

    Authors: Yuwei Liu, Wanbin He, Jie Yang, Yuhua He, Ziqiang Wang and Ka Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:446

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Therapy for eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) improves symptoms of H. pylori-associated dyspepsia (HPD), but the effects of eradication in elderly patients are unclear. The aim of our study was to in...

    Authors: Ikko Tanaka, Shoko Ono, Yoshihiko Shimoda, Masaki Inoue, Sayoko Kinowaki, Momoko Tsuda, Masayoshi Ono, Keiko Yamamoto, Yuichi Shimizu, Mototsugu Kato and Naoya Sakamoto

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:445

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Nowadays, liver transplantation has become a main therapy for end-stage liver disease. However, studies show that there are high mortality and severe complications after liver transplantation. Although gastroi...

    Authors: Ruiping Bai, Rui An, Kunyu Han, Mengwen Xue, Simei Zhang, Xin Shen and Shaohua Zheng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:444

    Content type: Research article

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  5. NS5A and NS5B proteins of hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the main targets of compounds that directly inhibit HCV infections. However, the emergence of resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) may cause substant...

    Authors: Zahra Hasanshahi, Ava Hashempour, Farzane Ghasabi, Javad Moayedi, Zahra Musavi, Behzad Dehghani, Heidar Sharafi and Hassan Joulaei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:443

    Content type: Research

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  6. IgG4-related disease mainly manifests as organomegaly and is accompanied by tissue fibrosis (Mimori, Mod Rheumatol 29(2):213, 2019) which is frequently confused with tumour (Dawei et al., J Gastroenterol Hepat...

    Authors: Fulong Zhang, Jing Xu, Yuandong Zhu, Qianneng Wu, Xincheng Xie and Yan Shi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:442

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Dyspepsia is a common cause of physician visits. If and when endoscopy should be performed depend on the regions and the populations. This study aimed to identify the current risk factors predictive of upper g...

    Authors: Yu Huang, Qian Gui, Huiyi Li, Xiaohua Long, Xiao Liang and Hong Lu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:441

    Content type: Research

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  8. The effect of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on gastrointestinal (GI) cancers is controversial, and no research has been conducted in the East. This study investigates the association between MHT and GI canc...

    Authors: Ji Hyung Nam, Sung-In Jang, Hyun Soo Park, Jae Hak Kim, Jun Kyu Lee, Yun Jeong Lim, Moon-Soo Koh, Jin Ho Lee, Sohee Park, Chung Mo Nam and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:440

    Content type: Research

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  9. Some, but not all, prior studies have suggested that patients with chronic liver disease are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing more severe disease. However, nationwide data are lacking f...

    Authors: Tracey G. Simon, Hannes Hagström, Rajani Sharma, Jonas Söderling, Bjorn Roelstraete, Emma Larsson and Jonas F. Ludvigsson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:439

    Content type: Research

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  10. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent disorder with significant negative impact on quality of life of patients that results in high healthcare use and costs. Improving healthcare outcomes for IB...

    Authors: Gwen M. C. Masclee, Johanna T. W. Snijkers, Marijke Boersma, Ad A. M. Masclee and Daniel Keszthelyi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:438

    Content type: Research

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  11. Endoscopic negative pressure therapy is a novel and successful treatment method for a variety of gastrointestinal leaks. This therapy mode has been frequently described for rectal and esophageal leakages. Duod...

    Authors: Dörte Wichmann, Kai Tobias Jansen, Flurina Onken, Dietmar Stüker, Emanuel Zerabruck, Christoph R. Werner, Can Yurttas, Karolin Thiel, Alfred Königsrainer and Markus Quante

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:436

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Stent migration is one of the most common complications during the placement of multiple plastic biliary stents (MPBS) under endoscopy. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and efficiency of the fishing...

    Authors: Huahui Zhang, Fengdong Li, Jian Huang, Chunyan Huo and Jin Huang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:435

    Content type: Research

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  13. Reliable noninvasive predictors of the top three causes of death [cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), malignancies, and liver-related events in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)] have not yet...

    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 2021 21:434

    Content type: Research

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  14. The intestinal microbiota is thought to be involved in the occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease in remission with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-type symptoms, but the specific distinct profile of these ba...

    Authors: Xiufang Cui, Haiyang Wang, Ziping Ye, Yi Li, Xinyun Qiu and Hongjie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:433

    Content type: Research

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  15. Although some kinds of endoluminal surgery for patients with proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have been reported, there are few reports on their long-term outcomes....

    Authors: Kazuhiro Ota, Toshihisa Takeuchi, Yuichi Kojima, Noriaki Sugawara, Shinya Nishida, Taro Iwatsubo, Shimpei Kawaguchi, Satoshi Harada, Satoshi Tokioka and Kazuhide Higuchi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:432

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  16. The aim of the study is to explore the independent association of free triiodothyronine (FT3), free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) with hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance.

    Authors: Danyan Ma, Jinyang Zeng, Bingkun Huang, Fangfang Yan, Jiawen Ye, Yun Chen, Xiying Zeng, Xin Zheng, Fangsen Xiao, Mingzhu Lin, Changqin Liu and Zhibin Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:431

    Content type: Research

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  17. Esophageal cancer (EC) is a common and lethal carcinoma; however, the effectiveness and feasibility of the chemo- and radio-therapy (CRT) for the elderly patients (≥ 70 years) with surgery have not been fully ...

    Authors: Xinrong Li, Jin Zhang, Chenxiao Ye, Junquan Zhu, Kaibo Guo and Yong Guo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:430

    Content type: Research

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  18. Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a comprehensive syndrome characterized by an acute deterioration of liver function and high short-term mortality rates in patients with chronic liver disease. Whether p...

    Authors: Yunyun Wang, Fengtian Wu, Chao Chen, Lichen Xu, Wei Lin, Chunhong Huang, Ying Yang, Shanshan Wu, Jinjin Qi, Hanqin Cao, Guojun Li, Meng Hong and Haihong Zhu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:429

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In rare cases, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma can present as a pyogenic liver abscess and are often misdiagnosed. This study aimed to analyze the imaging features of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma mimicking ...

    Authors: Manrong Liu, Jiong Chen, Ruisui Huang, Jianning Huang, Lin Li, Yunqian Li, Mi Qin, Wenqi Qin, Haiyang Nong and Ke Ding

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:427

    Content type: Research

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  20. The role of serotonin and its metabolic pathway in proper functioning of the pancreas has not been thoroughly investigated yet in acute pancreatitis (AP) patients. Tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) as the rate-limi...

    Authors: Jadwiga Snarska, Ewa Fiedorowicz, Dominika Rozmus, Konrad Wroński, Maria Latacz, Natalia Kordulewska, Janusz Płomiński, Roman Grzybowski, Huub F.J. Savelkoul, Elżbieta Kostyra and Anna Cieślińska

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:426

    Content type: Research

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  21. Pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD) with pancreatogastrostomy is a standard surgical procedure for pancreatic head tumors, duodenal tumors and distal cholangiocarcinomas. Post-operative pancreatic ...

    Authors: Dominik J. Kaczmarek, Dominik J. Heling, Maria A. Gonzalez-Carmona, Christian P. Strassburg, Vittorio Branchi, Hanno Matthaei, Jörg Kalff, Steffen Manekeller, Tim R. Glowka and Tobias J. Weismüller

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:425

    Content type: Research

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  22. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) prevalence is lower in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than in those without IBD, suggesting that H. pylori plays a protective role in IBD. It has been reported that...

    Authors: Yuji Fujita, Keiichi Tominaga, Takanao Tanaka, Takeshi Sugaya and Shigemi Yoshihara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:424

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM), a rare manifestation of metastatic cancer with poor prognosis, is characterized by subacute/acute fatal pulmonary hypertension. The main cause of PTTM is gast...

    Authors: Naoki Kawakami, Tomohiro Moriya, Rina Kato, Kentaro Nakamura, Hiroaki Saito, Yoko Wakai, Kazuhito Saito and Mai Sakashita

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:423

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Although the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) research consortium (AARC) ACLF score is easy to use in patients with hepatitis b virus-related ACLF (HBV...

    Authors: Jian Sun, Hongying Guo, Xueping Yu, Haoxiang Zhu, Xueyun Zhang, Jianghua Yang, Jiefei Wang, Zhiping Qian, Zhongliang Shen, Richeng Mao and Jiming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:422

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare disease that manifests as pancreatic involvement in systemic IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD), a special type of chronic pancreatitis caused by autoimmune abnormalities. T...

    Authors: Han Wang, Lan Yao, Ligang Wang, Xixi Sun and Bin Huang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:421

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Although hundreds of risk loci for Crohn’s disease (CD) have been identified, the underlying pathogenesis of CD remains unclear. Recently, evidence has shown that aberrant gene expression in colon tissues of C...

    Authors: Daowei Li, Yuanzi Liang, Jia Lu and Yue Tan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:420

    Content type: Research

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  27. Inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is treated by conventional transarterial chemoembolization (cTACE) using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) or digital subtraction angiography (DSA). We compared pat...

    Authors: Kittipitch Bannangkoon, Keerati Hongsakul and Teeravut Tubtawee

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:419

    Content type: Research

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  28. The detection rate of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) very-early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is increasing because of advances in surveillance and improved imaging technologies for high-risk popu...

    Authors: Yuan-Chen Li, Ping-Hung Chen, Jen-Hao Yeh, Pojen Hsiao, Gin-Ho Lo, TaoQian Tan, Pin-Nan Cheng, Hung-Yu Lin, Yaw-Sen Chen, Kun-Chou Hsieh, Pei-Min Hsieh and Chih-Wen Lin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:418

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  29. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is frequently recommended for chronic diarrhea assessment in Western countries, but its benefit in the Southeast Asia region is not well established.

    Authors: Julajak Limsrivilai, Choompunuj Sakjirapapong, Onuma Sattayalertyanyong, Tanawat Geeratragool, Phalat Sathirawich, Ananya Pongpaibul, Piyaporn Apisarnthanarak, Phutthaphorn Phaophu, Nichcha Subdee, Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya and Nonthalee Pausawasdi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:417

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  30. MKI67 plays a vital role in the tumour microenvironment (TME) and congenital immunity. The present work focuses on exploring the prognosis prediction performance of MKI67 and its associations with T cell activ...

    Authors: Shi-yi Wu, Pan Liao, Lu-yu Yan, Qian-yi Zhao, Zhao-yu Xie, Jie Dong and Hong-tao Sun

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:416

    Content type: Research

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  31. Quality of care (QoC) is a highly important topic in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We recently elaborated a decalogue of QoC indicators (IQCARO-QoC) developed by IBD patients. The aim of the present study ...

    Authors: F. Casellas, Xavier Calvet, D. Carpio, I. Vera, R. Saldaña, M. Mínguez, L. Marín and B. Juliá

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:412

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) with interval cholecystectomy is an effective treatment modality in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis. However, some patients still fail to undergo interval cholecys...

    Authors: Peng Yao, Zhihui Chang and Zhaoyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:410

    Content type: Research

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  33. Both gastric adenocarcinoma with primitive enterocyte phenotype (GAPEP) (including hepatoid adenocarcinoma) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing gastric adenocarcinoma have poor prognoses. However, the value ...

    Authors: Bingzhi Wang, Yibin Xie, Li Zheng, Xiaohao Zheng, Jia Gao, Xiuyun Liu, Yanling Yuan, Zhuo Li, Ning Lu and Liyan Xue

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:408

    Content type: Research

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  34. To investigate the safety and efficacy of 8Spheres in partial splenic embolization. To explore the possibility of accurate control of splenic embolic volume by quantifying the number of microspheres used durin...

    Authors: Haohao Lu, Chuansheng Zheng, Bin Liang and Bin Xiong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:407

    Content type: Research

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  35. Underwater polypectomy without the need for submucosal injection has been reported. A heat-sink effect by immersing the polyp in water was proposed but no such experiment has been performed to support the clai...

    Authors: Chih-Wei Tseng, Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Chung-Chih Lin, Malcolm Koo and Felix W. Leung

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:406

    Content type: Research

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  36. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most important liver diseases. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) has anti-atherogenic properties and its reduction can be associated with fatty liver. Serum ...

    Authors: Saman Nikeghbalian, Rasoul Rahimi, Hamed Nikoupour, Neda Soleimani, Sina Vakili, Fatemeh Zal and Fahimeh Kaveh Baghbahadorani

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:405

    Content type: Research

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  37. Duplication of the portal vein is a rare type of anatomic variant of the portal vein (PV) system that can be incidentally found and can lead to various challenges and consequences. Herein, we report an unusual...

    Authors: Qian Yang, Jun Li, Hanwei Wang and Shunan Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:404

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is a validated primary quality indicator for colonoscopy procedures. However, there is growing concern over the variability associated with ADR indicators. Currently, the factors t...

    Authors: Liang Huang, Yue Hu, Shan Liu, Bo Jin and Bin Lu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:403

    Content type: Research

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  39. Perioperative patients are at risk of developing stress ulcers (SU), which can cause clinically important bleeding. Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is widely applied to the patients in Intensive care unit (ICU)...

    Authors: Xiao Xuan Xing, Chen Zhu, Yan Qi Chu, Xiang Rong Bai, Ke Wang, Si Tao Zhang and Su Ying Yan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:402

    Content type: Research

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  40. Bleeding can be a serious adverse event of endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST). However, the risk of EST bleeding between direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) users and those who received no antithrombotic agents has ...

    Authors: Sakue Masuda, Kazuya Koizumi, Takashi Nishino, Tomohiko Tazawa, Karen Kimura, Junichi Tasaki, Chikamasa Ichita, Akiko Sasaki, Makoto Kako, Haruki Uojima and Ayumu Sugitani

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:401

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  41. Diagnostic laparoscopy is often a necessary, albeit invasive, procedure to help resolve undiagnosed peritoneal diseases. Previous retrospective studies reported that EUS-FNA is feasible on peritoneal and oment...

    Authors: Pradermchai Kongkam, Theerapat Orprayoon, Sirilak Yooprasert, Nakarin Sirisub, Naruemon Klaikaew, Anapat Sanpawat, Shahram Safa, Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, Pinit Kullavanijaya and Rungsun Rerknimitr

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:400

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  42. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent cancer worldwide and poses a serious challenge for clinicians. Previous studies have shown promising results in patients with Microsatellite Stable microsate...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Fang Zhang, Lingdi Zhao, Xiaomin Fu, Yiman Shang and Quanli Gao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:399

    Content type: Case report

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