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BMC Gastroenterology

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.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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