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  1. Content type: Research article

    Gallbladder disease (GBD) is a highly prevalent condition; however, little is known about potential differences in risk factors by sex and ethnicity/race. Our aim was to evaluate dietary, reproductive and obes...

    Authors: Jane C. Figueiredo, Christopher Haiman, Jacqueline Porcel, James Buxbaum, Daniel Stram, Neal Tambe, Wendy Cozen, Lynne Wilkens, Loic Le Marchand and Veronica Wendy Setiawan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:153

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been recently identified as a risk factor of gastrointestinal tract cancers, especially hepatocellular carcinoma, and colorectal cancer. Whether NAFLD is a risk fa...

    Authors: Nicha Wongjarupong, Buravej Assavapongpaiboon, Paweena Susantitaphong, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Rungsun Rerknimitr and Roongruedee Chaiteerakij

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:149

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disease of the gastrointestinal tract. The current study aimed to examine the association between visceral hypersensitivity in IBS and cortical activation ...

    Authors: Danping Wang, Xie Zhang, Xuesong Zhang, Zhigang Huang and Yufei Song

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:148

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare, autosomal dominant disease clinically characterized by the early onset of many adenomatous polyps throughout the colon, which turn into colon cancer, if left unt...

    Authors: Flaminia Purchiaroni, Takeshi Nakajima, Taku Sakamoto, Seiichiro Abe and Yutaka Saito

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:152

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  5. Content type: Technical advance

    Infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) is a serious local complication of acute pancreatitis, with high mortality. Minimally invasive therapy including percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) has become the preferred...

    Authors: Pi Liu, Jun Song, Hua-jing Ke, Nong-hua Lv, Yin Zhu, Hao Zeng, Yong Zhu, Liang Xia, Wen-hua He, Ji Li, Xin Huang and Yu-peng Lei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:155

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The serum gradient of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) varies over time after cessation of nucleos(t)ide analog (NA) treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). The association between the time-va...

    Authors: Nai-Hsuan Chien, Yen-Tsung Huang, Chun-Ying Wu, Chi-Yang Chang, Ming-Shiang Wu, Jia-Horng Kao, Lein-Ray Mo, Chi-Ming Tai, Chih-Wen Lin, Tzeng-Huey Yang, Jaw-Town Lin and Yao-Chun Hsu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:154

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Esophageal basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (EBSCC) is a rare malignant disease. Advanced EBSCC (AEBSCC) has a poorer prognosis than the more common esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, but no treatment policy ...

    Authors: Toshiya Maebayashi, Naoya Ishibashi, Takuya Aizawa, Masakuni Sakaguchi, Homma Taku, Moritaka Ohhara, Toshirou Takimoto and Yoshiaki Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:151

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Blue laser imaging (BLI) and linked color imaging (LCI) are the color enhancement features of the LASEREO endoscopic system, which provide a narrow band light observation function and expansion and reduction o...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Yoshifuku, Yoji Sanomura, Shiro Oka, Mio Kurihara, Takeshi Mizumoto, Tomohiro Miwata, Yuji Urabe, Toru Hiyama, Shinji Tanaka and Kazuaki Chayama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:150

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although Helicobacter-induced gastric inflammation is the major predisposing factor for gastric carcinogenesis, the precise mechanism by which chronic gastritis causes gastric cancer remains unclear. Intestinal a...

    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 2017 17:145

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  10. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic hamartomas are extremely rare and may be misdiagnosed as malignant tumors. We report herein a case of a small, solid-type pancreatic hamartoma.

    Authors: Hiroaki Nagano, Masayuki Nakajo, Yoshihiko Fukukura, Yoriko Kajiya, Atsushi Tani, Sadao Tanaka, Mari Toyota, Toru Niihara, Masaki Kitazono, Toyokuni Suenaga and Takashi Yoshiura

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:146

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic cancer occurs more frequently in older patients, but these are underrepresented in the phase III clinical studies that established the current treatment standards. This leads to uncertainty regardin...

    Authors: Anne Katrin Berger, Georg Martin Haag, Martin Ehmann, Anne Byl, Dirk Jäger and Christoph Springfeld

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:143

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Portal vein embolization is essential for patients with biliary cancer who undergo extended hepatectomy to induce hypertrophy of the future remnant liver. Over 830 patients have undergone the portal vein embol...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Tsai, Motoi Nojiri, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tomoki Ebata, Takashi Mizuno and Masato Nagino

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:144

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The prognosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is influenced by its anatomic site; however, few studies on the prognosis of gastric GISTs have been reported. The aims of this study were to evaluate l...

    Authors: Chul Hong Park, Gwang Ha Kim, Bong Eun Lee, Geun Am Song, Do Youn Park, Kyung Un Choi, Dae Hwan Kim and Tae Yong Jeon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:141

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a biomarker for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The significance of pre-treatment AFP (pt-AFP) in non-viral HCC (nvHCC) is not clear.

    Authors: Siriwardana Rohan Chaminda, Thilakarathne Suchintha, Niriella Madunil Anuk, Dassanayake Anuradha Supun, Gunathilake Mahen Bhagya, Liyanage Chandika Anuruddha Habarakada and De Silva Hithadurage Janaka

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:142

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Gastric cancer is a frequent malignant tumor worldwide and its early detection is crucial for curing the disease and enhancing patients’ survival rate. This study aimed to assess whether the multi-disciplinary...

    Authors: Lianjun Di, Huichao Wu, Rong Zhu, Youfeng Li, Xinglong Wu, Rui Xie, Hongping Li, Haibo Wang, Hua Zhang, Hong Xiao, Hui Chen, Hong Zhen, Kui Zhao, Xuefeng Yang, Ming Xie and Bigung Tuo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:147

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Currently, a suitable questionnaire in German language is not available to monitor the progression and evaluate the severity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Therefore, this study aimed to translate the Gast...

    Authors: Sarah K. Schäfer, Kathrin Julia Weidner, Jorge Hoppner, Nicolas Becker, Dana Friedrich, Caroline S. Stokes, Frank Lammert and Volker Köllner

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:139

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The current clinical practice on chronic hepatitis B (CHB) requires better on-treatment monitoring of viral persistence. Quantified assays for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and core-related antigen (HBcr...

    Authors: Zhan-Qing Zhang, Xiao-Nan Zhang, Wei Lu, Yan-Bing Wang, Qi-Cheng Weng and Yan-Ling Feng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:140

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Real-life data on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) prevalence and costs are scarce. The aims of this study were to provide an overview of the prevalence, mortality, health care utilization and costs of IBD pat...

    Authors: Caroline Bähler, Stephan R. Vavricka, Alain M. Schoepfer, Beat Brüngger and Oliver Reich

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:138

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Very few studies report on the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its correlates in the Middle East. This study investigated Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) prevalence in a sample of Lebanese adul...

    Authors: Rajaa Chatila, Mahmoud Merhi, Essa Hariri, Nada Sabbah and Mary E. Deeb

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:137

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The gut microbiota plays crucial roles in the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, the precise mechanisms by which alterations of the gut microbiota and its metabolism contributing to ...

    Authors: Shoji Yamada, Nobuhiko Kamada, Takeru Amiya, Nobuhiro Nakamoto, Toshiaki Nakaoka, Masaki Kimura, Yoshimasa Saito, Chieko Ejima, Takanori Kanai and Hidetsugu Saito

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:136

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common problem across the world. We aimed to determine the prevalence of NAFLD and its associations in Sri Lankan adolescents living in an urban Sri Lankan community.

    Authors: Shaman Rajindrajith, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Chamilka Jayasinghe, Dulani Kottahachchi, Anuradhani Kasturiratne, Shamila T. de Silva, Madunil A. Niriella, Anuradha S. Dassanayake, Arjuna P. de Silva and H. Janaka de Silva

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:135

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Post-transplant tuberculosis (PTTB) is a serious opportunistic infection in renal graft recipients with a 30-70 fold higher incidence compared to the general population. PTTB occurs most frequently within the ...

    Authors: Andrea Cikova, Diana Vavrincova-Yaghi, Peter Vavrinec, Anna Dobisova, Andrea Gebhardtova, Zora Flassikova, Mark A. Seelen, Robert H. Henning and Aktham Yaghi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:131

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The present study was performed to compare the safety of sedation during endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in the endoscopy room versus operation room.

    Authors: Daisuke Yamaguchi, Naoko Yamaguchi, Yuki Takeuchi, Takahiro Yukimoto, Kei Ikeda, Kosuke Matsumoto, Rikako Kinoshita, Saori Kamachi, Kyosuke Sugiyama, Tomohito Morisaki, Keisuke Ario, Hisako Yoshida, Ryo Katsuki, Seiji Tsunada and Kazuma Fujimoto

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:127

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Additional surgery is recommended when early colorectal cancer (ECRC) is resected by non-curative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and there is significant risk of lymph node metastasis (LNM). The aim of...

    Authors: Tao Chen, Yi-Qun Zhang, Wei-Feng Chen, Ying-Yong Hou, Li-Qing Yao, Yun-Shi Zhong, Mei-Dong Xu and Ping-Hong Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:134

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Hepatobiliary tuberculosis includes miliary, tuberculous hepatitis or localized forms. The localised form is extremely uncommon and can mimic malignancy. Still rarer is its presentation as sclerosing cholangitis.

    Authors: Aleena Jain, Rachana Chaturvedi, Chetan Kantharia, Amita Joshi, Mangesh Londhe and Mayura Kekan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:126

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