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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. Content type: Research article

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disease of the gastrointestinal tract. The current study aimed to examine the association between visceral hypersensitivity in IBS and cortical activation ...

    Authors: Danping Wang, Xie Zhang, Xuesong Zhang, Zhigang Huang and Yufei Song

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:148

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    Currently, a suitable questionnaire in German language is not available to monitor the progression and evaluate the severity of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Therefore, this study aimed to translate the Gast...

    Authors: Sarah K. Schäfer, Kathrin Julia Weidner, Jorge Hoppner, Nicolas Becker, Dana Friedrich, Caroline S. Stokes, Frank Lammert and Volker Köllner

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:139

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Post-transplant tuberculosis (PTTB) is a serious opportunistic infection in renal graft recipients with a 30-70 fold higher incidence compared to the general population. PTTB occurs most frequently within the ...

    Authors: Andrea Cikova, Diana Vavrincova-Yaghi, Peter Vavrinec, Anna Dobisova, Andrea Gebhardtova, Zora Flassikova, Mark A. Seelen, Robert H. Henning and Aktham Yaghi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:131

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Tumor suppressor gene p53 expression has been reported in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the correlation between p53 expression and UC remains controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was ...

    Authors: Xiaohong Lu, Yuanjie Yu and Shiyun Tan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:111

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    We aimed to evaluate the role of fecal calprotectin (FC) as a noninvasive marker for the disease activity of ulcerative colitis (UC) in a Korean cohort.

    Authors: Sun-Ho Lee, Min-Ju Kim, Kiju Chang, Eun Mi Song, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang and Byong Duk Ye

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:110

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) aid therapeutic decision making in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who lose response to anti-TNF therapy. Our aim was to evaluate the frequency and predictive f...

    Authors: Lorant Gonczi, Zsuzsanna Kurti, Mariann Rutka, Zsuzsanna Vegh, Klaudia Farkas, Barbara D. Lovasz, Petra A. Golovics, Krisztina B. Gecse, Balazs Szalay, Tamas Molnar and Peter L. Lakatos

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:97

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  7. Content type: Research article

    During weaning, babies and young animal often experience diarrhea from food intolerance and/or decreasing levels of maternal antibodies, and diarrhea tends to be particularly severe during the early-weaned per...

    Authors: Yulan Dong, Yanan Han, Zixu Wang, Zhuoming Qin, Chenyu Yang, Jing Cao and Yaoxing Chen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:82

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Ustekinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody against the p40 subunit of interleukin (IL) 12 and 23 which is involved in the pathogenesis of several inflammatory diseases. Ustekinumab is approved for psoria...

    Authors: C. Venturin, S. Nancey, P. Danion, M. Uzzan, M. Chauvenet, C. Bergoin, X. Roblin, B. Flourié and G. Boschetti

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:80

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is sometimes used as an umbrella-term for idiopathic inflammatory conditions in the mesentery. Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a radiological finding and its relation to clinical S...

    Authors: Lisa Nyberg, Jan Björk, Peter Björkdahl, Olle Ekberg, Klas Sjöberg and Lina Vigren

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:75

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  10. Content type: Case report

    AL Amyloidosis is known to be a systemic disease affecting multiple organs and tissue while it’s rare that patients present with gastrointestinal symptoms at first and later develop multiple-organ dysfuction. ...

    Authors: Li Tian, Anliu Tang, Xian Zhang, Zhen Mei, Fen Liu, Jingbo Li, Xiayu Li, Feiyan Ai, Xiaoyan Wang and Shourong Shen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:72

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with increased intestinal permeability, which involves paracellular passage regulated through tight junctions (TJ). The aim of the study was to investigate single...

    Authors: Elisabeth Norén, Sven Almer and Jan Söderman

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:68

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cathelicidin (LL-37) is an antimicrobial peptide known to be associated with various autoimmune diseases. We attempt to determine if cathelicidin can accurately reflect IBD disease activity. We hypothesize tha...

    Authors: Diana Hoang-Ngoc Tran, Jiani Wang, Christina Ha, Wendy Ho, S. Anjani Mattai, Angelos Oikonomopoulos, Guy Weiss, Precious Lacey, Michelle Cheng, Christine Shieh, Caroline C. Mussatto, Samantha Ho, Daniel Hommes and Hon Wai Koon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:63

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The magnitude of risk of serious infections due to available medical therapies of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains controversial. We conducted a systematic review and network meta-analysis of the exist...

    Authors: Chelle L. Wheat, Cynthia W. Ko, Kindra Clark-Snustad, David Grembowski, Timothy A. Thornton and Beth Devine

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:52

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The evidence on the role of gut microbiota in post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) is convincing. Lactobacillus spp. positively affect IBS symptoms, although the mechanisms through which probiotic...

    Authors: Debora Compare, Alba Rocco, Pietro Coccoli, Debora Angrisani, Costantino Sgamato, Barbara Iovine, Umberto Salvatore and Gerardo Nardone

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:53

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Apoptosis inhibitor of macrophages (AIM) was initially identified as an apoptosis inhibitor that supports the survival of macrophages against various apoptosis-inducing stimuli, and AIM produced by macrophages...

    Authors: Yohei Ono, Shuji Kanmura, Yuko Morinaga, Kohei Oda, Katsuto Kawabata, Shiho Arima, Fumisato Sasaki, Yuichirou Nasu, Shiroh Tanoue, Shinichi Hashimoto, Hiroki Taguchi, Hirofumi Uto, Hirohito Tsubouchi and Akio Ido

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:40

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Polyethylene glycosylated (PEGylated) porcine glucagon-like peptide-2 (pGLP-2) considerably increases half-life and stability compared with the native pGLP-2, but the effective dose for intestinal damage is st...

    Authors: Ke-ke Qi, Jia-jia Lv, Jie Wu and Zi-wei Xu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:34

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Colitis is exacerbated in patients with concurrent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We assessed the prevalence and clinical features of CMV colitis in hospitalized IBD pati...

    Authors: Meng-Tzu Weng, Chien-Chih Tung, Yi-Shuan Lee, Yew-Loong Leong, Ming-Jium Shieh, Chia-Tung Shun, Cheng-Yi Wang, Jau-Min Wong and Shu-Chen Wei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:28

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the impact of different case definition algorithms on the prevalence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) and to compare the occurrence ...

    Authors: J. F. Ludvigsson, K. Büsch, O. Olén, J. Askling, K. E. Smedby, A. Ekbom, E. Lindberg and M. Neovius

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:23

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