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Epidemiology of gastroenterological disorders

This section aims to publish research on the prevalence and the environmental, behavioral, dietary and occupational correlates of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

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  1. Post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (PI-IBS) is a functional bowel disorder which has significant impacts to a patient’s quality of life. No IBS-specific biomarker or treatment regimen for PI-IBS currentl...

    Authors: Erika Austhof, Kenzie Schaefer, Jaime Faulkner, Laura Bach, Mark Riddle and Kristen Pogreba-Brown

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:159

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  2. Incidence of ulcerative colitis (UC) in elderly population is increasing because of ageing and because of its minimal impact on life span. Data on natural history, outcomes and therapeutic strategies are limited.

    Authors: Irene Zammarchi, Francesco Lanzarotto, Rosanna Cannatelli, Francesca Munari, Federica Benini, Alessandro Pozzi, Alberto Lanzini and Chiara Ricci

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:147

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  3. Abdominal pain may be a presenting symptom of lead poisoning and is often difficult to diagnose. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of abdominal pain in patients seen in the Laghman Hakim Hospital ED...

    Authors: Mahtab Shabani, Seyed Kaveh Hadeiy, Parinaz Parhizgar, Nasim Zamani, Hamid Mehrad, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam and Scott Phillips

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:134

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  4. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are considered to reflect the systemic inflammatory response and clinical prognosis. However, the independent prognostic values o...

    Authors: Wei-Long Chang, Wen-Chang Yang, Xiang-Yu Zeng, Cheng-Guo Li, Zhen Xiong, Tao Wang, Rui-Zhi Zhang, Kai-Xiong Tao and Peng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:124

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  5. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) provides an indispensable and unambiguous inspection allowing the discovery upper gastrointestinal lesions. However, many patients are anxious about undergoing EGD. Few studies...

    Authors: Masahiro Sogabe, Toshiya Okahisa, Akira Fukuya, Kaizo Kagemoto, Yasuyuki Okada, Yuka Adachi, Takeshi Kurihara, Toru Nii, Satoshi Teramae, Hironori Tanaka, Tetsu Tomonari, Koichi Okamoto, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Masahiko Nakasono and Tetsuji Takayama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:122

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  6. The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Africa is not known but is believed to be increasing because of demographic and epidemiologic transition. The main objectives of this study were to d...

    Authors: Sylvester Chuks Nwokediuko, Olusegun Adekanle, Adegboyega Akere, Abdulfatai Olokoba, Chiedozie Anyanechi, Sabo Mustapha Umar, Abubakar Maiyaki, Uchenna Ijoma, Olive Obienu, Augustine Uhunmwangho and Dennis Ndububa

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:107

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  7. The Gut and Obesity in Asia (GOASIA) Workgroup was formed to study obesity and gastrointestinal diseases in the Asia Pacific region. We aimed to 1) compare the characteristics of elderly (i.e. age ≥ 60) vs. no...

    Authors: Panyavee Pitisuttithum, Wah Kheong Chan, Panida Piyachaturawat, Kento Imajo, Atsushi Nakajima, Yosuke Seki, Kazunori Kasama, Satoru Kakizaki, Jian Gao Fan, Myeong Jun Song, Seung Kew Yoon, Yock Young Dan, Laurentius Lesmana, Khek Yu Ho, Khean Lee Goh, Vincent Wai Sun Wong…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:88

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  8. The incidence of cirrhosis for individuals in Sweden has previously been reported as stable/low among European countries. However, Swedish population-based studies are scarce and none of them included data fro...

    Authors: Juan Vaz, Berne Eriksson, Ulf Strömberg, David Buchebner and Patrik Midlöv

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:84

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  9. There are several studies with varied and mixed results about the possible relationship between H. pylori and diabetes. Therefore, this current meta-analysis performed to determine the association between H. pylo...

    Authors: Kamyar Mansori, Yousef Moradi, Sara Naderpour, Roya Rashti, Ali Baradaran Moghaddam, Lotfolah Saed and Hedyeh Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:77

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  10. Advances in surgical techniques and perioperative care have improved the short- and mid-term postoperative outcomes of patients with Hirschsprung disease (HD). However, the long-term outcomes of these patients...

    Authors: Ying Dai, Yongfang Deng, Yan Lin, Runxian Ouyang and Le Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:67

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  11. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a chronic and a common condition worldwide which causes mild to severe symptoms. Private tuition attendees are a group which could have potential risk factors for GORD...

    Authors: Darsha Gunasinghe, Chathurika Gunawardhana, Shakthi Halahakoon, Ali Haneeka, Najiyya Hanim, Chamara Hapuarachchi and Devarajan Rathish

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:45

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  12. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common chronic liver diseases. Studies have shown that sleep apnea is associated with NAFLD. However, studies on the association between sleep disord...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Wei, Peng-Yi Lee, Cheng-Yu Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Che-Chen Lin, Jin-Shang Wu, Yin-Fan Chang, Chen-Long Wu and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:32

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  13. This study aimed to summarize the previously published literature on the role of platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) on overall survival (OS) in patients with gastric cancer.

    Authors: Weijuan Cao, Xiaomin Yao, Danwei Cen, Yajun Zhi, Ningwei Zhu and Liyong Xu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:16

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  14. The impact of liver cirrhosis on the outcomes of admission to intensive care unit (ICU) is not completely understood. Our purpose is to identify risk factors for mortality in ICU patients with liver cirrhosis.

    Authors: Yu-Feng Huang, Chao-Shun Lin, Yih-Giun Cherng, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Ray-Jade Chen, Ta-Liang Chen and Chien-Chang Liao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:15

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  15. Previous studies have indicated that disease activity, psychological symptoms and social support were associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases(IBD). H...

    Authors: Hanlin Fu, Atipatsa Chiwanda Kaminga, Yan Peng, Tiejian Feng, Tingting Wang, Xiaobing Wu and Tubao Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:11

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  16. Little is known about the natural history of serrated polyps (SPs), partly due to the lack of large-scale epidemiologic data. In this study, we examined the validity of SP identification according to SNOMED (S...

    Authors: Soran R. Bozorg, Mingyang Song, Louise Emilsson and Jonas F. Ludvigsson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 20:3

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  17. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common emergency department (ED) presentation with high morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of data on the profile and outcome of patients who present with U...

    Authors: Shaffin S. Rajan, Hendry R. Sawe, Asha J. Iyullu, Dereck A. Kaale, Nancy A. Olambo, Juma A. Mfinanga and Ellen J. Weber

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:212

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  18. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is prevalent in patients with morbid obesity. After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) chronic abdominal pain is common, however the etiology is largely unknown. We aimed to study t...

    Authors: Ingvild Kristine Blom-Høgestøl, Martin Aasbrenn, Monica Chahal-Kummen, Cathrine Brunborg, Inger Eribe, Jon Kristinsson, Per G. Farup and Tom Mala

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:204

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  19. Only a paucity of large-scale perspective and cross-sectional studies on H. pylori infection in China have been published. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for H. pylor...

    Authors: Wenhai Wang, Wei Jiang, Shengtao Zhu, Xiujing Sun, Peng Li, Kejia Liu, Henghui Liu, Junchao Gu and Shutian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:186

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  20. Studies indicate that gastric cancer (GC) incidence has decreased, whereas signet ring cell carcinoma (SRC) incidence has increased. However, recent trends in GC incidence are unclear. We used our hospital can...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ohyama, Dai Yoshimura, Yosuke Hirotsu, Kenji Amemiya, Hiroyuki Amano, Yuko Miura, Hiroshi Ashizawa, Keiko Nakagomi, Shinya Takaoka, Kenji Hosoda, Yoji Suzuki, Toshio Oyama, Masao Hada, Yuichiro Kojima, Hitoshi Mochizuki and Masao Omata

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:178

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  21. The pattern and distribution of human rotavirus genotypes in young children in developing countries play an important role in epidemiological studies, as well as providing a strategy for the development of fut...

    Authors: Nazanin Lorestani, Abdolvahhab Moradi, Ali Teimoori, Maha Masodi, Sayyad Khanizadeh, Mina Hassanpour, Naemeh Javid, Abdollah Ardebili, Alijan Tabarraei and Hadi Razavi Nikoo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:100

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  22. Children in poor areas show significant growth retardation that does not improve with an adequate supply of energy and nutrients, which may be related to asymptomatic intestinal infection caused by poor sanita...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Sheng, Xueqing Sun, Feng Li, Junli Wang and Jingqiu Ma

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:96

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  23. Different definitions of constipation have been used to estimate its prevalence in the community but this creates difficulties when comparing results from various studies. This study explores the impact of dif...

    Authors: Barry L. Werth, Kylie A. Williams, Murray J. Fisher and Lisa G. Pont

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:75

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  24. The global prevalence of H. pylori approaches 50%, with prevalence rates between 20 and 40% in developed countries and up to 90% in Africa and other developing nations of the world. Development of H. pylori-assoc...

    Authors: Ayodeji Idowu, Asisipho Mzukwa, Ute Harrison, Pia Palamides, Rainer Haas, Melvin Mbao, Razinah Mamdoo, Jonathan Bolon, Tolulope Jolaiya, Stella Smith, Reidwaan Ally, Anna Clarke and Henry Njom

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:73

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  25. Hepatic steatosis is prevalent in Western countries, but few studies have evaluated whether the frequency and severity of steatosis are greater in the setting of HIV infection. We compared the prevalence and s...

    Authors: Jessie Torgersen, Kaku So-Armah, Matthew S. Freiberg, Matthew B. Goetz, Matthew J. Budoff, Joseph K. Lim, Tamar Taddei, Adeel A. Butt, Maria C. Rodriguez-Barradas, Amy C. Justice, Jay R. Kostman and Vincent Lo Re III

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:52

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  26. Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infections are prevalent and recognized as major cause of gastrointestinal diseases in Ethiopia. However, Studies conducted on the prevalence, risk factors and other clinical forms ...

    Authors: Addisu Melese, Chalachew Genet, Balew Zeleke and Tesfaye Andualem

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:8

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  27. The long-term natural history of microscopic colitis (MC) (collagenous colitis (CC), lymphocytic colitis (LC)), traditionally considered relapsing but non-progressive diseases, is poorly defined. Whether persi...

    Authors: Alexander Levy, Nienke Z. Borren, Benjamin Maxner, William Tan, Danielle Bellavance, Kyle Staller, Daniel Chung, Hamed Khalili and Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:1

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  28. Gallbladder Polyps (GBP) are highly prevalent in China; however, the etiology of GBP has not been clearly defined. This study explored the associations between lifestyle factors and GBP and whether it mediated...

    Authors: Song Leng, Ai Zhao, Qiang Li, Leilei Pei, Wei Zheng, Rui Liang and Hong Yan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:159

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  29. The elderly population presents higher morbidity of H. pylori associated diseases in proximal stomach. The specific pathogenesis and mechanism have not been clearly addressed. The gastric environment for H. pylor...

    Authors: Huiying Shi, Hanhua Xiong, Wei Qian and Rong Lin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:158

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  30. Perioperative serum potassium levels are closely associated with postoperative clinical outcomes after gastrointestinal surgery. The aim of our retrospective study was to identify the prevalence and risk facto...

    Authors: Qianqian Zhu, Xianlong Li, Fang Tan, Yingqing Deng, Chulian Gong, Jingping Hu, Pinjie Huang and Shaoli Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:152

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  31. Existing data about the prognostic value of absolute count of blood cells in gastric cancer was limited. Thus, the present study aims to investigate the prognostic value of absolute count of white blood cell (...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Gaozan Zheng, Qiao Wang, Shushang Liu, Zhen Liu, Guanghui Xu, Fei Wang, Man Guo, Xiao Lian and Hongwei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:148

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  32. We aimed to study the epidemiology and risk factors, including exposure to emotional stress, for constipation in Indonesian children and adolescents of 10–17 year age group.

    Authors: Hanifah Oswari, Fatima Safira Alatas, Badriul Hegar, William Cheng, Arnesya Pramadyani, Marc Alexander Benninga and Shaman Rajindrajith

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:146

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  33. Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) frequently undergo colectomy to reduce the 70 to 90% lifetime risk of colorectal cancer. After risk-reducing colectomy, duodenal cancer and complications from...

    Authors: Danielle C. Sample, N. Jewel Samadder, Lisa M. Pappas, Kenneth M. Boucher, Wade S. Samowitz, Therese Berry, Michelle Westover, Deepika Nathan, Priyanka Kanth, Kathryn R. Byrne, Randall W. Burt and Deborah W. Neklason

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:115

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) varies in different countries. This study aimed to assess phenotype, medications, prevalence and incidence of IBD in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

    Authors: Adalberta Lima Martins, Rhaisa Almeida Volpato and Maria da Penha Zago-Gomes

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:87

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  37. The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli (E. coli), particularly E. coli sequence type ST131, is becoming a global concern. Commensal bacteria, an important reservoir of antibiotic resistance g...

    Authors: I-Fei Huang, Wei-Yang Lee, Jiun-Ling Wang, Chih-Hsin Hung, Hong-Hsiang Hu, Wan-Yu Hung, Yun-Ju Hung, Wen-Chi Chen, Ying-Tso Shen and Ming-Fang Cheng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:86

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  38. Obesity is a known risk factor for erosive esophagitis (EE) and metabolic unhealthiness has been implicated in EE pathogenesis. However, obesity and metabolic unhealthiness are not synonymous and the associati...

    Authors: Myong Ki Baeg, Sun-Hye Ko, Seung Yeon Ko, Hee Sun Jung and Myung-Gyu Choi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:82

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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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