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Intestinal disorders

Section edited by Peter Lakatos

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

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  1. Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a rare vascular tumor associated with human herpesvirus (HHV)-8 infection. One of the variants of KS is defined iatrogenic and is overall reported in transplanted patient but also, alt...

    Authors: Valerio Papa, Maria Cristina Giustiniani, Loris Riccardo Lopetuso and Alfredo Papa

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:76

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  2. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) alteration have been reported in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the results are conflicting. Our study aims to explore the alteration of SCFAs in patients with diarrhea-pre...

    Authors: Zhenyi Tian, Xiaojun Zhuang, Mei Luo, Wei Yin and Lishou Xiong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:73

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  3. Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a systemic connective tissue disease (CTD) associated with a predisposition for intestinal inflammation, food allergy, and failure to thrive, often necessitating nutritional suppl...

    Authors: Pamela A. Frischmeyer-Guerrerio, Gretchen MacCarrick, Harry C. Dietz, F. Dylan Stewart and Anthony L. Guerrerio

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:71

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  4. Meckel’s diverticulum is a remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct. It can lead to intestinal perforation, obstruction and gastrointestinal bleeding. While the internal hernia caused by Meckel’s diverticulum is ...

    Authors: Yang Zhang, Yuchen Guo, Yuanlin Sun and Yuechao Xu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:69

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Although prophylactic clip application before polypectomy may prevent postpolypectomy bleeding (PPB), the usefulness of prophylactic clipping in the treatment of large pedunculated polyps is controversial in s...

    Authors: Jae Seung Soh, Myeongsook Seo and Kyung-Jo Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:68

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  6. Mucormycosis is rare, life-threatening fungal infection. Frequently observed in those patients having underlying immunosuppression such as, diabetes, organ transplantation, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) i...

    Authors: Abdi Bati Wotiye, Poornachandra KS and Biniyam Alemayehu Ayele

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:61

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  7. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a minimally invasive procedure used for the treatment of lesions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There is increased usage of hemoclips during EMR for the prevention of...

    Authors: Karen Chang, Brian S. Lee, Timnit Tekeste, Andrew Nguyen, Mopelola Adeyemo, Agathon Girgis, Karl K. Kwok, H. Michael Crowson, Alicia O. Burris, Rajeev Attam, Charles T. Chaya, Theodore E. Durbin, Andrew Q. Giap, Gordon C. Hunt, John Iskander, Kevin T. Kao…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:60

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  8. The gut microbiota participates in the metabolism of substances and energy, promotes the development and maturation of the immune system, forms the mucosal barrier, and protects the host from pathogen attacks....

    Authors: Qiang Wang, Chenjun Hao, Wenchao Yao, Defu Zhu, Haifeng Lu, Long Li, Biao Ma, Bei Sun, Dongbo Xue and Weihui Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:59

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  9. The implication of microscopic ileitis finding in patients referred for ileocolonoscopy for clinically suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not well defined, and its correlation with clinical outcome ...

    Authors: Fadi Abu Baker, Jesus Alonso Z’cruz De La Garza, Smadar Nafrin, Amir Mari, Muhammed Suki, Baruch Ovadia, Oren Gal and Yael Kopelamn

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:52

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  10. Owing to the development of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and video capsule endoscopy (VCE) in recent years, direct visualization of the entire small intestinal mucosa has become possible. Because of the no...

    Authors: Zihan Huang, Xiang Liu, Fei Yang, Guoxin Wang, Nan Ge, Sheng Wang, Jintao Guo and Siyu Sun

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:42

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  11. Effective control of the inflammatory process in Crohn’s disease (CD) is reflected in intestinal mucosal healing. The performances of faecal calprotectin (fcal), clinical and serologic parameters in the inflam...

    Authors: Francisco Guilherme Cancela e Penna, Rodrigo Macedo Rosa, Pedro Ferrari Sales da Cunha, Stella Cristina Silva de Souza and Maria de Lourdes de Abreu Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:35

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  12. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disease that affects the quality of life (QOL) and social functioning of sufferers. Visceral anxiety is currently considered a key factor in the onset and exacerbatio...

    Authors: Shino Kikuchi, Yuki Oe, Yohei Sasaki, Hirono Ishii, Yuri Ito, Masaru Horikoshi, Takashi Sozu, Hiroshi Seno and Toshi A. Furukawa

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:29

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) tend to avoid dairy products to minimize abdominal pain and diarrhea. The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of protein from dairy sources (PPDS) in...

    Authors: May-Bente Bengtson, Margaretha Haugen, Anne Lise Brantsæter, Geir Aamodt and Morten H. Vatn

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:28

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  14. Monopolar instruments are generally used in colorectal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Bipolar instruments have previously been reported to be as safe as monopolar instruments. We sought to compare the saf...

    Authors: Kensuke Shinmura, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Motohiro Kojima, Hiroshi Nakamura, Shozo Osera, Yusuke Yoda, Keisuke Hori, Yasuhiro Oono, Atsushi Ochiai and Tomonori Yano

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:27

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  15. Hemodialysis patients are prone to constipation, which can adversely affect their quality of life (QOL). Elobixibat, a highly selective inhibitor of the ileal bile acid transporter, can increase the bile acid ...

    Authors: Daigo Kamei, Yuiko Kamei, Masashi Nagano, Michio Mineshima, Kosaku Nitta and Ken Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:26

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  16. Naldemedine, a novel peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist, has improved opioid-induced constipation in randomized controlled trials. The most frequent adverse event of naldemedine is diarrhea, whi...

    Authors: Yusuke Takagi, Gakuji Osawa, Yoriko Kato, Eri Ikezawa, Chika Kobayashi and Etsuko Aruga

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:25

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  17. Gastrointestinal (GI) cytomegaloviral (CMV) infection is common among patients with immunocompromised status; however, data specific to GI-CMV infection in immunocompetent patients are comparatively limited.

    Authors: Thanaboon Chaemsupaphan, Julajak Limsrivilai, Chenchira Thongdee, Asawin Sudcharoen, Ananya Pongpaibul, Nonthalee Pausawasdi and Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:22

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  18. Patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) experience periods of recurring and episodic clinical signs and symptoms. This study sought to establish the association between disease activity and health-related qualit...

    Authors: Alessandro Armuzzi, Miriam Tarallo, James Lucas, Daniel Bluff, Benjamin Hoskin, Danielle Bargo, Joseph C. Cappelleri, Leonardo Salese and Marco daCosta DiBonaventura

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:18

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  19. Gankyrin (GK) is an oncoprotein which regulates inflammatory responses and its inhibition is considered as a possible anti-inflammatory therapy for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

    Authors: Toshiharu Sakurai, Hiroki Nishiyama, Tomoyuki Nagai, Susumu Goto, Hiroyuki Ogata and Masatoshi Kudo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:12

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  20. Epstein–Barr virus-positive mucocutaneous ulcer (EBV-MCU) is a new category of mature B-cell neoplasms. Ulcers occur in the oropharyngeal mucosa, skin, and gastrointestinal tract. The onset of EBV-MCU is sugge...

    Authors: Nozomi Morita, Chiaki Okuse, Keigo Suetani, Hiroyasu Nakano, Tetsuya Hiraishi, Shinya Ishigooka, Shuzo Mori, Tsukasa Shimamura, Takeshi Asakura, Junki Koike, Fumio Itoh and Michihiro Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:9

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Interleukin-10 (IL10) signalling pathway deficiency results in severe very early onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEOIBD), and enterostomy is often inevitable. However, studies in these surgical populations a...

    Authors: Zifei Tang, Zhiheng Huang, Weili Yan, Yi Zhang, Peng Shi, Kuiran Dong, Ying Gong, Min Ji, Yuhuan Wang, Zhuowe Yu and Ying Huang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:8

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  22. The duodenum is a common site for diverticulum formation. Most of the duodenal diverticula are asymptomatic, incidental findings. Perforation is a rare but potentially lethal complication of duodenal diverticu...

    Authors: Moysis Moysidis, Daniel Paramythiotis, Anestis Karakatsanis, Evropi Amanatidou, Elisavet Psoma, Xanthippi Mavropoulou and Antonios Michalopoulos

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:5

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of the novel complex drug, consisting of released-active form of antibodies to S-100 protein, tumor necrosis factor-α and histamine, (Kolofort) ...

    Authors: Vladimir T. Ivashkin, Elena A. Poluektova, Alexey B. Glazunov, Mikhail A. Putilovskiy and Oleg I. Epstein

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 20:2

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  24. Double-balloon enteroscopy enables performing numerous small bowel biopsies for pathologic analysis. However, most histopathological characteristics of Crohn’s disease are non-specific characteristics. We aime...

    Authors: Yun Cui, Shi-yuan Lu, Jie Xu, Yan-shen Peng, Qi Miao, Xiao-qing Wang, Xiao-yu Chen and Zhi-hua Ran

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:232

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  25. Conventional endoscopic treatments can’t control bleeding in as many as 20% of patients with non-variceal gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Recent studies have shown that over-the-scope-clip (OTSC) system allowe...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhong, Shali Tan, Yutang Ren, Muhan Lü, Yan Peng, Xiangsheng Fu and Xiaowei Tang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:225

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  26. Various types of medical glues/adhesives/topical coagulants’ (referred to as MG hereinafter) have widespread application as surgical adhesives, and have been shown to be safe and effective for a broad range of...

    Authors: Wei Li, Mingming Xiao, Yujia Chen, Jiaxing Yang, Donghui Sun, Jian Suo and Daguang Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:224

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Capsule endoscopy (CE) is the preferred diagnostic test of choice in the investigation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). Although, a conservative strategy is recommended in the short-term, for cases...

    Authors: Panu Wetwittayakhlang, Jirapat Wonglhow, Nisa Netinatsunton, Naichaya Chamroonkul and Teerha Piratvisuth

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:216

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  28. Fecal calprotectin (FCP), magnetic resonance enterography (MRE), and colonoscopy are complementary biometric tests that are used to assess patients with Crohn’s Disease (CD). While prior studies have evaluated...

    Authors: Alexander S. Somwaru, Vikesh Khanijow and Venkat S. Katabathina

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:210

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  29. Heparin bridging therapy (HBT) is indeed related to a high frequency of bleeding after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). In this study, our aim was to investigate clinical impact of management of oral antico...

    Authors: Shoko Ono, Marin Ishikawa, Kana Matsuda, Momoko Tsuda, Keiko Yamamoto, Yuichi Shimizu and Naoya Sakamoto

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:206

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  30. This case seeks to highlight to endoscopists a rare benign disorder that may be encountered during endoscopy. Clinicians may be tempted to biopsy, which could lead to a catastrophic gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

    Authors: Kushala W. M. Abeysekera, Daniel S. Pearl, Paul Burn and Andrew Lowe

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:198

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The available information on granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis (GMA) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) under special situations remains unclear. We conducted a retrospective, multic...

    Authors: Satoshi Motoya, Hiroki Tanaka, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Taro Osada, Takayuki Yamamoto, Hitoshi Hongo, Chiemi Mizuno, Daisuke Saito, Nobuo Aoyama, Toshihisa Kobayashi, Hiroaki Ito, Satoshi Tanida, Masanori Nojima, Seiichiro Kokuma and Eiji Hosoi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:196

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  32. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) have been widely used as stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in critically ill patients, however, its efficacy and safety remain unclear. Thi...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Zhou, Hanyuan Fang, Jianfei Xu, Peifu Chen, Xujun Hu, Bixin Chen, Hua Wang, Caibao Hu and Zhaojun Xu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:193

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  33. There is an unmet need for novel treatments, such as drugs or vaccines, adjunctive to or replacing a burdensome life-long gluten-free diet for coeliac disease. The gold standard for successful treatment is a h...

    Authors: Juha Taavela, Keijo Viiri, Alina Popp, Mikko Oittinen, Valeriia Dotsenko, Markku Peräaho, Synnöve Staff, Jani Sarin, Francisco Leon, Markku Mäki and Jorma Isola

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:189

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  34. Bile acid malabsorption (BAM) and bile acid-related diarrhea represent an under-recognized cause of chronic diarrhea mainly because of limited guidance on appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests. We aimed ...

    Authors: Ivan Lyutakov, Francesco Ursini, Plamen Penchev, Giacomo Caio, Antonio Carroccio, Umberto Volta and Roberto De Giorgio

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:185

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  35. Patients using opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain often experience side effects that may affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL). These side effects include opioid-induced constipation (OIC), sedat...

    Authors: Michelle S. Keller, Alma Jusufagic and Brennan M. R. Spiegel

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:182

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  36. A validated histopathological tool to precisely evaluate bowel fibrosis in patients with Crohn’s disease is lacking. We attempted to establish a new index to quantify the severity of bowel fibrosis in patients...

    Authors: Xue-hua Li, Zhuang-nian Fang, Tian-ming Guan, Jin-jiang Lin, Can-hui Sun, Si-yun Huang, Ren Mao, Bao-lan Lu, Qing-hua Cao, Shi-ting Feng and Zi-ping Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:180

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  37. Colonoscopy is associated with a risk of peritonitis in patients on peritoneal dialysis. However, no study has yet described the risk factors in play.

    Authors: Tae-Geun Gweon, Sung Hoon Jung, Sang Woo Kim, Kang-Moon Lee, Dae Young Cheung, Bo-In Lee and Hwang Choi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:175

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  38. The extra-intestinal manifestation of tracheobronchitis is a rare complication of ulcerative colitis (UC). Here, we present a case of UC-related tracheobronchitis wherein the positive clinical effects of infli...

    Authors: Lisa Horgan, Siobhain Mulrennan, Lloyd D’Orsogna and Andrew McLean-Tooke

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:171

    Content type: Case report

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  39. A nested qualitative interview study within the CONSTRUCT trial was conducted to explore experiences and perceptions of patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis following treatment with infliximab or cicl...

    Authors: Frances Rapport, Clare Clement, Anne C. Seagrove, Laith Alrubaiy, Hayley A. Hutchings and John G. Williams

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:166

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  40. Genetic factors increase the risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) has been used in IBS patients, but the findings are inconsistent. The goal of this review...

    Authors: Shiwei Zhu, Ben Wang, Qiong Jia and Liping Duan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:165

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  41. Plaque psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are both chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases with an overlapping genetic profile and have been linked in epidemiological studies. Psoriasis and I...

    Authors: Matthew K. Smith, Jay Pai, Remo Panaccione, Paul Beck, Jose G. Ferraz and Humberto Jijon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:162

    Content type: Case report

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  42. An intestinal stoma, though a life-saving procedure on the care of many gastrointestinal conditions, carries significant number of complications. This study describes the common indications, complications, and...

    Authors: Alicia Massenga, Alfred Chibwae, Aloyce A. Nuri, Merchades Bugimbi, Yasin K. Munisi, Ramadhani Mfinanga and Phillipo L. Chalya

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:157

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  43. Haemolytic uraemic syndrome is a rarely seen in adults often leading to critical illness. This case highlights how difficult it can be to establish a diagnosis and treat when a patient presents with bloody dia...

    Authors: Shiva Thambiah Radhakrishnan, Aruchuna Ruban, Aarthy Kanmany Uthayakumar, Patrizia Cohen, Jeremy Levy and Julian Teare

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:156

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease which can affect multiple organs, resulting in significant mortality and morbidity. Lupus enteritis is one of the rare complications of SLE, defined as vas...

    Authors: Xiu-Li Zhu, Xue-Mei Xu, Si Chen, Qiao-Min Wang and Kai-Guang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:154

    Content type: Case report

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  45. With the development and application of endoscopic technology, most pedunculated polyps can be absolutely resected with a complete specimen by hot snare polypectomy (HSP). Brunner’s gland hamartoma (BGH) is a ...

    Authors: Lizhi Yi, Zhengyu Cheng, Huarong Qiu, Jianjun Yang, Tao Wang and Ke Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:151

    Content type: Case report

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