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Intestinal disorders

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. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common and difficult to treat and its pathogenesis is closely related to gut microbiota. However, differences in gut microbiota of patients in different regions make it more d...

    Authors: Lijun Mei, Jiaoli Zhou, Yimo Su, Kunhong Mao, Jing Wu, Caicai Zhu, Ling He and Ying Cui

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:105

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  2. Several modifications of the Kimura procedure for congenital duodenal obstruction (CDO) have been reported, however, their effects on the outcomes show conflicting results.

    Authors: Munawir Makkadafi, Aditya Rifqi Fauzi, Setya Wandita, Akhmad Makhmudi and Gunadi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:100

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  3. Coeliac disease (CD) is characterised by diverse clinical symptoms, which may cause diagnostic problems and reduce the patients’ quality of life. A study conducted in the United Kingdom (UK) revealed that the ...

    Authors: Emilia Majsiak, Magdalena Choina, Dominik Golicki, Alastair M. Gray and Bożena Cukrowska

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:99

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  4. Inpatient colonoscopy bowel preparation (ICBP) is frequently inadequate and can lead to adverse events, delayed or repeated procedures, and negative patient outcomes. Guidelines to overcome the complex factors...

    Authors: Alexandra T. Strauss, Jennifer Yeh, Diego A. Martinez, Gayane Yenokyan, Janet Yoder, Ravi Nehra, Tara Feller, Kathy Bull-Henry, Ellen Stein, Lawrence C. H. Hsu, Haitham Al-Grain, Candice Zabko and Christopher Fain

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:89

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  5. The threshold concentration of infliximab during maintenance therapy has not been well-defined in relation to histologic remission. The aim of the study is to dentify the maintenance-phase infliximab concentra...

    Authors: Aze Wilson, Bethany Choi, Michael Sey, Terry Ponich, Melanie Beaton and Richard B. Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:77

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  6. NER1006 (Plenvu®, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Bridgewater, NJ) is a 1 L polyethylene glycol bowel preparation indicated for colonoscopy in adults. A US online survey assessed real-world ease of use and treatment satis...

    Authors: Brooks D. Cash, Mary Beth C. Moncrief, Michael S. Epstein and David M. Poppers

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:70

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  7. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and endoscopic submucosal excavation (ESE) have been widely used and have gradually become the main endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal mucosal and submucosal lesio...

    Authors: Yongkang Lai, Qian Zhang, Xiaolin Pan, Zhenhua Zhu, Shunhua Long, Xiaojiang Zhou, Guohua Li, Yin Zhu, Youxiang Chen and Xu Shu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:64

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  8. Bile acid malabsorption occurs in up to one third of patients with chronic diarrhoea of functional characteristics. The gold standard test for its diagnosis is the 75Selenium homocholic acid taurine (75SeHCAT) te...

    Authors: Virginia Flores, Helena Martínez-Lozano, Federico Bighelli, Javier Orcajo, Javier García-Lledó, Juan Carlos Alonso-Farto and Luis Menchén

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:56

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  9. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is characterized by the condition that bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been applied as an effective tool for ...

    Authors: Fenghua Xu, Ning Li, Chun Wang, Hanyang Xing, Dongfeng Chen and Yanling Wei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:54

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  10. Abdominal pain is a frequent symptom in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Pain can result from ongoing inflammation or functional disord...

    Authors: Martina Ledergerber, Brian M. Lang, Henriette Heinrich, Luc Biedermann, Stefan Begré, Jonas Zeitz, Niklas Krupka, Andreas Rickenbacher, Matthias Turina, Thomas Greuter, Philipp Schreiner, René Roth, Alexander Siebenhüner, Stephan R. Vavricka, Gerhard Rogler, Niko Beerenwinkel…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:53

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  11. Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and is often misdiagnosed in clinical practice. Herein, a case series of AEFs are presented and the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, ...

    Authors: Jia Luo, Wen Tang, Mengran Wang, Yao Xiao, Manhong Tan and Chunyan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:49

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  12. A wide variation of causes can lead to gastrointestinal symptoms in children- an infection with parasites is one of them. The expansion of international travel might lead to an increase in testing children for...

    Authors: Corinne Légeret, Céline Rüttimann, Hans Fankhauser and Henrik Köhler

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:39

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  13. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined as a multifactorial disorder associated with visceral hypersensitivity, altered gut motility and dysfunction of the brain-gut axis. Gut microbiota and its metabolites ...

    Authors: Ilnar F. Shaidullov, Dina M. Sorokina, Farit G. Sitdikov, Anton Hermann, Sayar R. Abdulkhakov and Guzel F. Sitdikova

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:37

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  14. Vedolizumab has become a standard treatment for the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). However, there is an ongoing debate on the ideal individual treatment algorithm...

    Authors: Laura Mühl, Emily Becker, Tanja M. Müller, Raja Atreya, Imke Atreya, Markus F. Neurath and Sebastian Zundler

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:33

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  15. Mucosal Schwann cell hamartomas are rare neurogenic tumors which present most commonly in the distal colon. They are usually discovered as small, single polyps in asymptomatic patients.

    Authors: Takeshi Okamoto, Takaaki Yoshimoto and Katsuyuki Fukuda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:29

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  16. Dasatinib is a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) developed for treatment of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The drug has been shown to act as a potent multikinase inhibitor by blo...

    Authors: Naoki Oshima, Yoshiyuki Mishima, Kotaro Shibagaki, Kousaku Kawashima, Norihisa Ishimura, Fumiyoshi Ikejiri, Chie Onishi, Takahiro Okada, Masaya Inoue, Ichiro Moriyama, Junji Suzumiya, Yoshikazu Kinoshita and Shunji Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:19

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  17. Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) may be associated with the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). There are some reports of alterations in SCFAs and 5-HT in I...

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

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:14

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  18. Many patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) in clinical remission frequently complain of bowel symptoms such as increased stool frequency (SF) and rectal bleeding (RB). However, studies on these patient-reporte...

    Authors: Kwangwoo Nam, Sang Hyoung Park, Jun Ho Oh, Ho-Su Lee, Soomin Noh, Jae Cheol Park, Jin Yong Kim, Eun Hye Oh, Jeongseok Kim, Nam Seok Ham, Sung Wook Hwang, Dong-Hoon Yang, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung and Suk-Kyun Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:13

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  19. Chronic intestinal schistosomiasis has been reported to be associated with colonic polyps, colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis. We aim to investigate the clinical characteristics of intestinal-related les...

    Authors: Xian Qin, Cai-Yuan Liu, Yi-Lin Xiong, Tao Bai, Lei Zhang, Xiao-Hua Hou and Jun Song

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:12

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  20. Colonic volvulus, a condition in which a colonic segment partially twists around its base, is the third leading cause of large bowel obstruction after colonic neoplasms and diverticular disease. However, volvu...

    Authors: Akihiro Yoshida, Yasutake Uchima, Naoki Hosaka, Kosuke Minaga and Masatoshi Kudo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:11

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  21. Chronic active Epstein–Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is defined as Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)-positive T/NK cell-related neoplasia, and its major clinical symptom is systemic inflammation presenting as infectious...

    Authors: Yosuke Aihara, Kei Moriya, Naotaka Shimozato, Shinsaku Nagamatsu, Shinya Kobayashi, Masakazu Uejima, Hideki Matsuo, Eiwa Ishida, Hideo Yagi, Toshiya Nakatani, Hitoshi Yoshiji and Eiryo Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:6

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  22. Non-celiac gluten or wheat sensitivity (NCWS) is a “clinical entity induced by the ingestion of wheat leading to intestinal and/or extraintestinal symptoms that improve once the wheat-containing foodstuff is r...

    Authors: Consolato Sergi, Vincenzo Villanacci and Antonio Carroccio

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:5

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  23. Quality of life (QOL) for patients with Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is of interest worldwide and disease-specific instruments are needed for clinical research and practice. This paper focus on the development a...

    Authors: Chonghua Wan, Ying Chen, Li Gao, Qingqing Zhang, Peng Quan and Xiaoyuan Sun

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:422

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  24. Clinicians aim to prevent progression of Crohn’s disease (CD); however, many patients require surgical resection because of cumulative bowel damage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of early in...

    Authors: Mingming Zhu, Qi Feng, Xitao Xu, Yuqi Qiao, Zhe Cui, Yunqi Yan and Zhihua Ran

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:421

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  25. Pediatric Crohn’s disease is characterized by a higher incidence of complicated phenotypes. Murine models help to better understand the dynamic process of intestinal fibrosis and test therapeutic interventions...

    Authors: Claire Dupont-Lucas, Rachel Marion-Letellier, Mathilde Pala, Charlène Guerin, Asma Amamou, Marine Jarbeau, Christine Bôle-Feysot, Lionel Nicol, Amelyne David, Moutaz Aziz, Elodie Colasse, Céline Savoye-Collet and Guillaume Savoye

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:416

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  26. In contrast to the well-characterized Celiac Disease (CD), the clinical scenarios encompassed by the non-celiac self-reported wheat sensitivity (NCSRWS) might be related to different antigens that trigger dist...

    Authors: Antonia Isabel Castillo-Rodal, Janette Furuzawa-Carballeda, Mario Peláez-Luna, José Castro-Gómez, Yolanda López-Vidal and Luis Uscanga

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:414

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  27. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the pathogenesis of which is complicated, and it is difficult to treat. In recent years, the emerging fecal microbiota transplantation (F...

    Authors: Xiao-Fei Dang, Qing-Xi Wang, Zhao Yin, Lin Sun and Wei-Hua Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:401

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  28. Gastrointestinal endoscopy may be associated with pain and anxiety. Predictors for high pain scores after endoscopies in children are not known. The aim of our study was to identify risk factors for prolonged ...

    Authors: Tut Galai, Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Nathan P. Heller, Amir Ben-Tov, Yael Weintraub, Achiya Amir, Hadar Moran-Lev, Lilach Zac and Shlomi Cohen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:400

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  29. We aimed to characterize the trends of prognosis in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) in a Chinese tertiary hospital.

    Authors: Hong Lv, Meng Jin, Huimin Zhang, Xuanfu Chen, Meixu Wu, Mingyue Guo, Runing Zhou, Zheng Wang, Hong Yang and Jiaming Qian

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:377

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  30. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a debilitating chronic disease with limited treatment options. Resistant starches may represent a novel treatment for IBD. However, its efficacy and safety remain unclear. O...

    Authors: Joshua Montroy, Rania Berjawi, Manoj M. Lalu, Eyal Podolsky, Cayden Peixoto, Levent Sahin, Alain Stintzi, David Mack and Dean A. Fergusson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:372

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  31. A full spectrum of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) adverse events over the past two decades has not been evaluated. We aimed to determine pooled rates, predictors and temporal-trend of VCE adverse events over th...

    Authors: Yuan-Chen Wang, Jun Pan, Ya-Wei Liu, Feng-Yuan Sun, Yang-Yang Qian, Xi Jiang, Wen-Bin Zou, Ji Xia, Bin Jiang, Nan Ru, Jia-Hui Zhu, En-Qiang Linghu, Zhao-Shen Li and Zhuan Liao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:364

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  32. Thymic carcinoma is a rare mediastinal neoplasm with a high malignant potential. It often shows pleural invasion and distant metastasis. The metastasis of thymic carcinoma to the small intestine is rarely repo...

    Authors: Yi Yuan, Hong Pu, Ming-hui Pang, Yi-sha Liu and Hang Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:358

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Tunneled peritoneal drainage catheters are described as an effective and relatively safe method in the management of malignant and non-malignant refractory ascites. Therapeutic advantages, linked to their use,...

    Authors: Maria Paparoupa, Henning Wege, Anna Creutzfeldt, Marcial Sebode, Faik G. Uzunoglu, Olaf Boenisch, Axel Nierhaus, Jakob R. Izbicki and Stefan Kluge

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:345

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  34. Population-based analysis for the liver metastases of small bowel cancer is currently lacking. This study aimed to analyze the frequency, prognosis and treatment modalities for newly diagnosed small bowel canc...

    Authors: Xiaorong Ye, Lifu Wang, Yongjun Xing and Chengjun Song

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:342

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  35. As with isolated ileitis the findings of nonspecific small bowel enteritis (NSE) on capsule endoscopy (CE) poses a clinical challenge. There is lack of available evidence to help clinicians to predict signific...

    Authors: Sandeep Sihag, Brandon Tan, Serhiy Semenov, Mohd Syafiq Ismail, Barbara Ryan, Anthony O’Connor, Niall Breslin, Rita Douglas and Deirdre McNamara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:341

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  36. Previous studied revealed that psoriasis and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have highly overlapping epidemiological characteristics, genetic susceptibility loci, disease risk factors, immune mechanisms, and ...

    Authors: Jingyi Ju, Yuanyuan Dai, Jiaolan Yang, Changqin Liu, Li Fan, Lijin Feng, Binghui Zhao, Meiying Zeng, Zhanju Liu and Xiaomin Sun

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:340

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  37. A defecation disorder (DD) is a difficulty in evacuation documented by physiological exams. However, this physiological evaluation can be cumbersome, inaccessible and costly. Three “low-cost” tools to evaluate...

    Authors: A. C. Caetano, D. Costa, R. Gonçalves, J. Correia-Pinto and C. Rolanda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:338

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  38. Foreign body ingestion is a common clinical problem. The upper esophagus is the most common site of foreign body, accounting for more than 75% of all cases, but cases with a foreign body in the duodenal papill...

    Authors: Lizhi Yi, Zhengyu Cheng, Yafei Zhou, Qin Wang, Yangyang Liu, Ke Liu, Tao Wang and Xianfei Zhong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:323

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  39. There are no accurate markers that can predict clinical outcome in ulcerative colitis at time of diagnosis. The aim of this study was to explore a comprehensive data set to identify and validate predictors of ...

    Authors: Jon R. Florholmen, Kay-Martin Johnsen, Renate Meyer, Trine Olsen, Øystein K. Moe, Petter Tandberg, Mona D. Gundersen, Jan-Magnus Kvamme, Knut Johnsen, Terje Løitegård, Gabriele Raschpichler, Cecilia Vold, Sveinung W. Sørbye and Rasmus Goll

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:321

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  40. SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and has been a significant public health threat. Despite typical manifestations of illness are dominated by respiratory symptom, some patients have concurrent gastrointestinal m...

    Authors: Taojiang Chen, Qin Yang and Hongyu Duan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:318

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  41. Diet may play a role in disease status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We tested whether the inflammatory potential of diet, based on a summation of pro- and anti-inflammatory nutrients, is associ...

    Authors: Carlijn R. Lamers, Nicole M. de Roos and Ben J. M. Witteman

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:316

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  42. Cryptogenic multifocal ulcer stenosing enteritis (CMUSE) is a rare disease characterized by multiple superficial ulcers, stenosis, and obstruction of the small intestine of unknown origin, and the course can r...

    Authors: Cheng Chang, Chen Jiang, Yaoyao Miao, Bin Fang and Lili Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:300

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  43. Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a peripheral T-cell malignancy caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. The clinical course of ATLL is very heterogeneous, and many organs, including the gastroint...

    Authors: Tadashi Miike, Hiroshi Kawakami, Takuro Kameda, Shojiro Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Tahara, Tomonori Hidaka, Yoko Kubuki, Kenji Yorita, Yutaka Akiyama, Yasuji Arimura, Yoshimasa Kubota, Hiroaki Kataoka and Kazuya Shimoda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:298

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  44. Thioguanine (TG) is a thiopurine which has been used for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), who have failed azathioprine (AZA) or mercaptopurine (MP) due to adverse events or suboptimal response. ...

    Authors: Ahmed B. Bayoumy, Elsa L. S. A. van Liere, Melek Simsek, Ben Warner, Aathavan Loganayagam, Jeremy D. Sanderson, Simon Anderson, Jonathan Nolan, Nanne K. de Boer, Chris J. J. Mulder and Azhar Ansari

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:296

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  45. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection can significantly complicate and worsen the condition of acute severe ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. We aimed to explore the predictive risk factors to prevent and identify C...

    Authors: Hong Yang, Kaichun Wu, Hongjie Zhang, Qin Owyang, Yinglei Miao, Fang Gu, Naizhong Hu, Kaifang Zou, Jianqiu Sheng, Jin Li, Ping Zheng, Yulan Liu, Junxia Li, Xiaodi Wang, Yongdong Wu, Yaozong Yuan…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:294

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  46. Pressure sores are sometimes refractory to treatment, often due to malnutrition. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) obstructs absorption in the digestive tract and causes malnutrition. However, littl...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Kubota, Hidekazu Nagano, Kentaro Ishii, Takashi Kono, Satomi Kono, Shinsuke Akita, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa and Tomoaki Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:283

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