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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research article

    Gut microbiota may be altered in patients with cirrhosis, and may further change after administration of lactulose. We studied the composition of gut microbiota in patients with cirrhosis and assessed the effe...

    Authors: Aditya Narayan Sarangi, Amit Goel, Ankur Singh, Avani Sasi and Rakesh Aggarwal

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:125

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Hypovitaminosis D is associated with many features of the metabolic syndrome, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Vitamin D-enriched mushrooms extracts exert a synergistic anti-inflammatory effect. Th...

    Authors: A. Drori, D. Rotnemer-Golinkin, S. Avni, A. Drori, O. Danay, D. Levanon, J. Tam, L. Zolotarev and Y. Ilan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:130

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) has recently become available for assessment of liver fibrosis. We aimed to develop a prediction model for liver fibrosis using clinical variables, including LSM.

    Authors: Yusuke Mitsuka, Yutaka Midorikawa, Hayato Abe, Naoki Matsumoto, Mitsuhiko Moriyama, Hiroki Haradome, Masahiko Sugitani, Shingo Tsuji and Tadatoshi Takayama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:133

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Acetaminophen (APAP) is a readily available and safe painkiller. However, its overdose is the most common cause of acute liver injury (ALI). Many predisposing factors contribute to susceptibility to APAP-induc...

    Authors: Tae Hyung Kim, Dahee Choi, Joo Young Kim, Jeong Hyeon Lee and Seung-Hoi Koo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:124

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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with impairment of cognitive function and mood disorders. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of sustained virological response (SVR) on cognitive functio...

    Authors: Mary Ellen Dias Barbosa, Ana Luiza Zaninotto, Daniel Ferraz de Campos Mazo, Mario Guimarães Pessoa, Cláudia Pinto Marques Souza de Oliveira, Flair José Carrilho and Alberto Queiroz Farias

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:122

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Eradication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) using direct-acting agents (DAA) has been associated with a financial burden to health authorities worldwide. We aimed to evaluate the guideline-based treatment costs by ...

    Authors: Hugo Perazzo, Marcelino Jose Jorge, Julio Castro Silva, Alexandre Monken Avellar, Patrícia Santos Silva, Carmen Romero, Valdilea Gonçalves Veloso, Ruben Mujica-Mota, Rob Anderson, Chris Hyde and Rodolfo Castro

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:119

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive pancreatoduodenectomy (MIPD) has been gradually attempted. However, whether MIPD is superior, equal or inferior to its conventional open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD) is not clear.

    Authors: Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Xiao-long Liu, Guang-yi Jiang, Di Wu, Hendi Maher and Xiu-jun Cai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:120

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Patients could develop endocrine and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency after acute pancreatitis (AP), but the morbidity, risk factors and outcome remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate th...

    Authors: Jianfeng Tu, Jingzhu Zhang, Lu Ke, Yue Yang, Qi Yang, Guotao Lu, Baiqiang Li, Zhihui Tong, Weiqin Li and Jieshou Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:114

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