Skip to content

Advertisement

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders

Section edited by Emmanuel A Tsochatzis and Rakesh Tandon

This section concerns all clinical and basic science aspects of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics and pathophysiology.

Page 1 of 8

  1. Content type: Research article

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) concerns approximately up to 1.8% of the pediatric female population. One of the complications that can occur in the course of this disease is acute liver failure. This study’s objective ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Górowska-Kowolik, Agata Chobot and Jarosław Kwiecień

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:126

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Research article

    A variety of extra-intestinal manifestations (EIMs), including hepatobiliary complications, are associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to play a potenti...

    Authors: Guo chao Niu, Lei Liu, Libo Zheng, Hong Zhang, David Q. Shih and Xiaolan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:127

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research article

    Currently, no standard of care or therapies have been established for patients with advanced HCC. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of conventional transarterial chemoembolization using gelatin sponges or m...

    Authors: Yi-Sheng Liu, Chia-Ying Lin, Ming-Tsung Chuang, Chia-Ying Lin, Yi-Shan Tsai, Chien-Kuo Wang and Ming-Ching Ou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:124

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research article

    The vertical transmission of HBV from mothers to their infants at birth or in early infancy has a significant role in the endemicity of HBV infection. Tenofovir is one of the most potent anti-HBV agents with a...

    Authors: Wenhui Li, Li Jia, Xin Zhao, Xiaoyuan Wu and Hongxia Tang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:121

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Case report

    Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas that varies in severity from mild to life threatening usually requiring hospitalization. The true incidence of drug-induced pancreatitis (DIP) is ind...

    Authors: Sana Chams, Skye El Sayegh, Mulham Hamdon, Sarwan Kumar and Vesna Tegeltija

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:122

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research article

    The mortality due to hemorrhage of esophageal varices (EV) is still high. The predominant cause for EV is liver cirrhosis, which has a high prevalence in Western Europe. Therefore, non-invasive screening marke...

    Authors: Birgit Tsaknakis, Rawan Masri, Ahmad Amanzada, Golo Petzold, Volker Ellenrieder, Albrecht Neesse and Steffen Kunsch

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:123

    Published on:

  7. 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

    Published on:

  8. 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

    Published on:

  9. 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

    Published on:

  10. 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

    Published on:

  11. 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

    Published on:

  12. 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

    Published on:

  13. 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

    Published on:

  14. 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

    Published on:

  15. 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

    Published on:

  16. 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

    Published on:

  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) consist of a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with various organs of origin. At diagnosis 21% of the patients with a Grade 1 NET and 30% with a Grade 2 NET have distant metastases....

    Authors: Arthur J. A. T. Braat, Dik J. Kwekkeboom, Boen L. R. Kam, Jaap J. M. Teunissen, Wouter W. de Herder, Koen M. A. Dreijerink, Rob van Rooij, Gerard C. Krijger, Hugo W. A. M. de Jong, Maurice A. A. J. van den Bosch and Marnix G. E. H. Lam

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:84

    Published on:

  18. Content type: Research article

    Portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) was once regarded as a contraindicaton to liver transplantation (LT). However, growing evidence has indicated that PPH patients undergoing LT may show similar outcomes compare...

    Authors: Bingsong Huang, Yi Shi, Jun Liu, Paul M. Schroder, Suxiong Deng, Maogen Chen, Jun Li, Yi Ma and Ronghai Deng

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:79

    Published on:

  19. Content type: Research article

    One-third of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) develop dysmetabolic iron overload syndrome (DIOS), the pathogenesis of which is unknown. Altered production of the iron-regulatory peptide ...

    Authors: Joel Marmur, Soheir Beshara, Gösta Eggertsen, Liselotte Onelöv, Nils Albiin, Olof Danielsson, Rolf Hultcrantz and Per Stål

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:78

    Published on:

  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Although trough levels of immunosuppressive drugs are largely used to monitor immunosuppressive therapy after solid organ transplantation, there is still no established tool that allows for a validated assessm...

    Authors: Imeke Goldschmidt, André Karch, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Frauke Mutschler, Norman Junge, Eva Doreen Pfister, Tamara Möhring, Lorenzo d’Antiga, Patrick McKiernan, Deirdre Kelly, Dominique Debray, Valérie McLin, Joanna Pawlowska, Loreto Hierro, Kerstin Daemen, Jana Keil…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:63

    Published on:

  21. Content type: Research article

    Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) is characterized by pulmonary vasoconstriction, while hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is characterized by vasodilation. Definite POPH is a risk factor for the survival after o...

    Authors: Yosuke Saragai, Akinobu Takaki, Yuzo Umeda, Takashi Matsusaki, Tetsuya Yasunaka, Atsushi Oyama, Ryuji Kaku, Kazufumi Nakamura, Ryuichi Yoshida, Daisuke Nobuoka, Takashi Kuise, Kosei Takagi, Takuya Adachi, Nozomu Wada, Yasuto Takeuchi, Kazuko Koike…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:62

    Published on:

  22. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a hepatotropic DNA virus, and its DNA may be a potent inflammatory molecule. Interferon-inducible protein 16 (IFI16), a newly discovered DNA sensor, plays an important role in the pr...

    Authors: Xiuqing Pang, Xinhua Li, Zhishuo Mo, Jing Huang, Hong Deng, Ziying Lei, Xingrong Zheng, Zhiying Feng, Dongying Xie and Zhiliang Gao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:61

    Published on:

  23. Content type: Research article

    Thrombin activates hepatic stellate cells via protease-activated receptor-1. The role of Factor Xa (FXa) in hepatic fibrosis has not been elucidated. We aimed to evaluate the impact of FXa and thrombin in vitr...

    Authors: Ameet Dhar, Fouzia Sadiq, Quentin M. Anstee, Adam P. Levene, Robert D. Goldin and Mark R. Thursz

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:60

    Published on:

  24. Content type: Research article

    In a recent study we had evidence that sulphite oxidase (SO) may be a relevant autoantigen in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Aim of the present study was, therefore, to analyse humoral and cellular immu...

    Authors: Beate E. Preuß, Christoph P. Berg, Christoph Werner, Sandra Plankenhorn, Nisar P. Malek and Reinhild Klein

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:58

    Published on:

  25. Content type: Case report

    An intra-abdominal abscess can sometimes become serious and difficult to treat. The current standard treatment strategy for intra-abdominal abscess is percutaneous imaging-guided drainage. However, in cases of...

    Authors: Shinichi Morita, Kenya Kamimura, Takeshi Suda, Chiyumi Oda, Takahiro Hoshi, Tsutomu Kanefuji, Kazuyoshi Yagi and Shuji Terai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:55

    Published on:

  26. Content type: Case report

    Pancreatic duct disruption is a challenging condition leading to pancreatic juice leakage and consequently to pancreatic fluid collections. The manifestations of pancreatic main duct leak include pseudocysts, ...

    Authors: Martino Gerosa, Marco Chiarelli, Angelo Guttadauro, Matilde De Simone, Fulvio Tagliabue, Melchiorre Costa, Sabina Terragni and Ugo Cioffi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:52

    Published on:

  27. Content type: Research article

    Pancreatic duct obstructions are common in patients with pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, it is often neglected in follow up. This study was to review the outcomes of pancreatic duct obstruction and explore t...

    Authors: Lingfu Zhang, Dianrong Xiu, Chunhui Yuan, Bin Jiang and Zhaolai Ma

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:53

    Published on:

  28. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have emerged indicating that sarcopenia is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, we aimed to systematically review and quantify the association between sacropenia and the histologic...

    Authors: Rui Yu, Qiangwei Shi, Lei Liu and Lidong Chen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:51

    Published on:

  29. Content type: Research article

    There are few reports about resection of portal vein (PV)/superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and reconstruction by using allogeneic vein. This case-control study was designed to explore the feasibility and safety ...

    Authors: Xing-mao Zhang, Jie Zhang, Hua Fan, Qiang He and Ren Lang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:49

    Published on:

  30. Content type: Case report

    Current treatment options for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) are pegylated interferon alpha and nucleoside analogues (NAs). NAs have relatively fewer side effects than interferon alpha, and generally well tolerated...

    Authors: Yue Ying, Yue-Kai Hu, Jia-Lin Jin, Ji-Ming Zhang, Wen-Hong Zhang and Yu-Xian Huang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:45

    Published on:

  31. Content type: Research article

    Detection of human hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in the urine of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB) has been reported previously, suggesting urine could provide a potential route of horizontal HBV...

    Authors: Surbhi Jain, Ying-Hsiu Su, Yih-Ping Su, Sierra McCloud, Ruixia Xue, Tai-Jung Lee, Shu-Chuan Lin, Selena Y. Lin, Wei Song, Jamin D. Steffen and Chi-Tan Hu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:40

    Published on:

  32. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) has become well established as a modality for the management of common bile duct stones (CBDS), especially in the setti...

    Authors: Tatenda C. Nzenza, Yahya Al-Habbal, Glen R. Guerra, S. Manolas, Tuck Yong and Trevor McQuillan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:39

    Published on:

  33. Content type: Research article

    In patients with common bile duct stones (CBDS) and intact gallbladder, further management for the gallbladder after the CBDS clearance is still controversial. The relationship between gallbladder motility and...

    Authors: Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Hoi-Hung Chan, Kwok-Hung Lai, Chih-An Shih, Sung-Shuo Kao, Wei-Chih Sun, E-Ming Wang, Wei-Lun Tsai, Kung-Hung Lin, Hsien-Chung Yu, Wen-Chi Chen, Huay-Min Wang, Feng-Woei Tsay, Huey-Shyan Lin, Jin-Shiung Cheng and Ping-I Hsu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:32

    Published on:

  34. Content type: Research article

    Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), an anti-ulcer drug widely used in Japan, has attracted interest because of its various therapeutic effects. Therefore, we investigated the effects of GGA on human hepatic stellate ...

    Authors: Takemasa Senoo, Ryu Sasaki, Yuko Akazawa, Tatsuki Ichikawa, Satoshi Miuma, Hisamitsu Miyaaki, Naota Taura and Kazuhiko Nakao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:34

    Published on:

  35. 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

    Published on:

  36. 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

    Published on:

  37. 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

    Published on:

  38. 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

    Published on:

  39. 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

    Published on:

  40. Content type: Research article

    Pathogenesis in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) involves abnormal cholesterol metabolism and hepatic accumulation of toxic free cholesterol. Apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT) inhibition...

    Authors: Renger G. Tiessen, Ciara A. Kennedy, Bradley T. Keller, Nancy Levin, Lisette Acevedo, Bronislava Gedulin, Andre A. van Vliet, Alejandro Dorenbaum and Melissa Palmer

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:3

    Published on:

  41. Content type: Case report

    The burden of disease caused by Streptococcus agalactiae has increased significantly among older adults in the last decades. Group B streptococcus infection can be associated with invasive disease and severe clin...

    Authors: Pietro Achilli, Angelo Guttadauro, Paolo Bonfanti, Sabina Terragni, Luca Fumagalli, Ugo Cioffi, Francesco Gabrielli, Matilde De Simone and Marco Chiarelli

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:170

    Published on:

  42. Content type: Research article

    It is essential to accurately predict Postoperative liver failure (PHLF) which is a life-threatening complication. Liver hardness measurement (LSM) is widely used in non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis. ...

    Authors: Jie-wen Lei, Xiao-yu Ji, Jun-feng Hong, Wan-bin Li, Yan Chen, Yan Pan and Jia Guo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:171

    Published on:

  43. Content type: Research article

    Chemokines/cytokines play important roles in the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). However, their clinical characteristics and implications in treatment responses to pegylated interferon plus ribaviri...

    Authors: Chia-Chen Lin, Shih-Huan Su, Wen-Juei Jeng, Chien-Hao Huang, Wei Teng, Wei-Ting Chen, Yi-Cheng Chen, Chun-Yen Lin and I-Shyan Sheen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:169

    Published on:

  44. Content type: Review

    Hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronic infection affects up to 240 million people in the world and it is a common cause of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HBV covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) pla...

    Authors: Sonia Alonso, Adriana-René Guerra, Lourdes Carreira, Juan-Ángel Ferrer, María-Luisa Gutiérrez and Conrado M. Fernandez-Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:168

    Published on:

  45. Content type: Case report

    Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a very rare tumor derived from plasma cells and found outside the bone marrow. Most have been identified in patients with the more aggressive anaplastic form of the disease. Only...

    Authors: Tao Lu, Hong Pu and Gaoping Zhao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:167

    Published on:

  46. Content type: Study protocol

    The number of bariatric interventions for morbid obesity is increasing worldwide. Rapid weight loss is a major risk factor for gallstone development. Approximately 11 % of patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gast...

    Authors: Thomas C. C. Boerlage, Sylke Haal, L. Maurits de Brauw, Yair I. Z. Acherman, Sjoerd Bruin, Arnold W. J. M. van de Laar, Daan E. Moes, Bart A. van Wagensveld, Claire E. E. de Vries, Ruben van Veen, Ruben Schouten, Marcel G. Dijkgraaf, Paul Fockens, Victor E. A. Gerdes and Rogier P. Voermans

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:164

    Published on:

  47. Content type: Research article

    To assess the feasibility of noninvasive and quantitative evaluation of hepatic pathophysiological changes in rabbit hepatic warm ischemia-reperfusion injury (WIRI) models by using intravoxel incoherent motion...

    Authors: Qian Ji, Zhi Qiang Chu, Tao Ren, Shi Chao Xu, Long Jiang Zhang, Wen Shen and Guang Ming Lu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:161

    Published on:

  48. 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

    Published on:

2017 Journal Metrics

Advertisement