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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. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are formally developed statements that assist users to provide proper health care for a kind of disease and play a significant contribution in healthcare system. This study ...

    Authors: Hongliang Tian, Chao Ding, Jianfeng Gong, Xiaolong Ge, Lynne V. McFarland, Lili Gu, Qiyi Chen, Chunlian Ma, Weiming Zhu, Jieshou Li and Ning Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2016 16:52

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  2. The relationship between fecal calprotectin (FC) and disease extent in ulcerative colitis (UC) has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to clarify the correlation of FC with disease extent and ...

    Authors: Kousaku Kawashima, Shunji Ishihara, Takafumi Yuki, Nobuhiko Fukuba, Naoki Oshima, Hideaki Kazumori, Hiroki Sonoyama, Noritsugu Yamashita, Yasumasa Tada, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Akihiko Oka, Yoshiyuki Mishima, Ichiro Moriyama and Yoshikazu Kinoshita

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2016 16:47

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  3. Polyethylene glycol is commonly used to manage constipation and is available with or without electrolytes. The addition of electrolytes dates back to its initial development as lavage solutions in preparation ...

    Authors: Peter Katelaris, Vasi Naganathan, Ken Liu, George Krassas and John Gullotta

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2016 16:42

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  4. Breastfeeding is associated with a variety of positive health outcomes in children and is recommended exclusively for the first 6 months of life; however, 50–70 % of infants in the US are formula-fed. To test ...

    Authors: Laxmi Yeruva, Nicole E. Spencer, Manish K. Saraf, Leah Hennings, Anne K. Bowlin, Mario A. Cleves, Kelly Mercer, Sree V. Chintapalli, Kartik Shankar, Roger G. Rank, Thomas M. Badger and Martin J. J. Ronis

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2016 16:40

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Gastroenterology 2016 16:55

  5. Studies have shown an increased prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after acute gastroenteritis. Food as a precipitating and perpetuating factor in IBS has gained recent interest, but food intolerance...

    Authors: Sverre Litleskare, Knut-Arne Wensaas, Geir Egil Eide, Kurt Hanevik, Gudrun Elise Kahrs, Nina Langeland and Guri Rortveit

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:164

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  6. Granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis (GMA) has shown efficacy in patients with active Crohn’s disease (CD). However, with routine weekly therapy, it may take several weeks to achieve remission. This s...

    Authors: Naoki Yoshimura, Yoko Yokoyama, Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Hiroki Takahashi, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Takayuki Yamamoto, Tomoo Nakagawa, Takumi Fukuchi, Satoshi Motoya, Reiko Kunisaki, Shingo Kato, Fumihito Hirai, Yoh Ishiguro, Satoshi Tanida, Sakiko Hiraoka, Keiichi Mitsuyama…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:163

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  7. Trans-anal irrigation (TAI) is used widely to treat bowel dysfunction, although evidence for its use in adult chronic functional constipation remains unclear. Long-term outcome data are lacking, and the effect...

    Authors: Christopher D. Emmett, Helen J. Close, Yan Yiannakou and James M. Mason

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:139

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  8. Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a polypoid lobular capillary hemangioma rarely observed in the gastrointestinal tract. Only a few cases in the small bowel have been described in the literature.

    Authors: Shun-ichi Misawa, Hiroto Sakamoto, Akira Kurogochi, Yasushi Kirii, Shinichiro Nakamura, Tomoko Misawa, Suguru Yoneda, Mari Hirano, Osamu Owa, Hiroyuki Takagi and Hiroyoshi Ota

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:126

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  9. Although sarcoidosis and celiac disease are both chronic immunologic disorders involving multiple organ systems, reports about association of diseases in individual patients are sparse. While sarcoidosis is a ...

    Authors: Tassilo Kruis, Korinna Jöhrens, Verena Moos, Imke Puls, Britta Siegmund, Severin Daum and Michael Schumann

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:62

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  10. Studies have demonstrated usefulness of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in managing distress in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, few have focused on IBD course. The present trial aimed to investi...

    Authors: Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Peter Bampton, David Hetzel, Patrick Hughes, Adrian Esterman and Jane M Andrews

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:54

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  11. Oral tacrolimus therapy is effective for refractory ulcerative colitis (UC), but dose adjustment according to the trough concentrations which varies largely among individuals, is required. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Sakiko Hiraoka, Jun Kato, Yuki Moritou, Daisuke Takei, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Asuka Nakarai, Sakuma Takahashi, Keita Harada, Hiroyuki Okada and Kazuhide Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:53

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  12. Several systematic reviews (SRs) of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing laparoscopic versus open appendectomy have been published, but there has been no overview of SRs of these two interventions. Th...

    Authors: Thomas Jaschinski, Christoph Mosch, Michaela Eikermann and Edmund AM Neugebauer

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:48

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  13. In the chronically inflamed rabbit small intestine, brush border membrane (BBM) Na-glutamine co-transport is inhibited in villus cells (mediated by B0AT1), while it is stimulated in crypt cells (mediated by SN...

    Authors: Soudamani Singh, Subha Arthur, Jamilur Talukder, Balasubramanian Palaniappan, Steven Coon and Uma Sundaram

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:47

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  14. Many factors have been found to affect the difficulty of colonoscope insertion, such as age, gender, body mass index (BMI), history of abdominal surgery and operator etc. However, a scoring system may be more ...

    Authors: Hui Jia, Limei Wang, Hui Luo, Shaowei Yao, Xiangping Wang, Linhui Zhang, Rui Huang, Zhiguo Liu, Xiaoyu Kang, Yanglin Pan and Xuegang Guo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:46

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  15. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like conditions in glycogen storage disease (GSD) type Ib have been predominantly described in children. Signs and symptoms of GSD type Ib are hypoglycemia, pancytopenia and he...

    Authors: Magdalena Sarah Volz, Mani Nassir, Christoph Treese, Moritz von Winterfeld, Ursula Plöckinger, Hans-Jörg Epple and Britta Siegmund

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:45

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  16. Free perforation is the most severe and debilitating complication associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), and it usually requires emergency surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of free pe...

    Authors: Young Seok Doh, You Sun Kim, Song I Bae, Jong Pil Im, Jae Hee Cheon, Byong Duk Ye, Ji Won Kim, Young Sook Park, Ji Hyun Lee, Young-Ho Kim, Joo Sung Kim, Dong Soo Han and Won Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:31

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  17. To observe and compare the short term results and functional recovery of laparoscopic subtotal colectomy with antiperistaltic cecorectal anastomosis (LSCACRA) in the treatment of Adult slow transit constipatio...

    Authors: Dong Wei, Jian Cai, Yang Yang, Ting Zhao, Hui Zhang, Changshan Zhang, Yuanyao Zhang, Jianfeng Zhang and Fengbo Cai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:30

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  18. Gastrointestinal endoscopy plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disorders. When endoscopy is indicated during pregnancy, concerns about the effects on pregnancy outcome ofte...

    Authors: Alison De Lima, Boris Galjart, Pieter HA Wisse, Wichor M Bramer and C Janneke van der Woude

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:15

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  19. Tofacitinib, a novel, oral Janus kinase inhibitor, demonstrated a dose-dependent efficacy for induction of clinical response and remission in patients with active ulcerative colitis (UC). The objective of the ...

    Authors: Julián Panés, Chinyu Su, Andrew G Bushmakin, Joseph C Cappelleri, Carla Mamolo and Paul Healey

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:14

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  20. Cross-sectional imaging techniques as magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) may offer additional information on transmural inflammation, stricturing and fistulising complications in Crohn’s disease (CD). The p...

    Authors: Feng Qi, Shen Jun, Qiao Yu Qi, Peng Jiang Chen, Geng Xiao Chuan, Zhu Jiong and Xu Jian Rong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:12

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  21. Environmental and genetic factors contribute to variation in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety and depression. Comorbidity between these disorders is high. A previous investigation of our population-base...

    Authors: May-Bente Bengtson, Geir Aamodt, Morten H Vatn and Jennifer R Harris

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:9

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  22. Celiac disease (CD) is a global health problem and its prevalence is underestimated, especially in Latin American populations. Our aim was to evaluate the clinical features, psychological factors, and health-r...

    Authors: Karen Lizzete Ramírez-Cervantes, José María Remes-Troche, María del Pilar Milke-García, Viridiana Romero and Luis F Uscanga

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:4

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  23. Precise diagnostics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and identification of potentially more aggressive phenotypes of Crohn’s disease (CD) is urgently needed. The aim of our prospective study was to assess t...

    Authors: Darina Kohoutova, Marcela Drahosova, Paula Moravkova, Stanislav Rejchrt and Jan Bures

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:190

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  24. Non-adherence to aminosalicylates is observed among 30% to 45% of patients with ulcerative colitis and increases the risk of relapse. The Health Belief Model is a theoretical model that could offer a broader p...

    Authors: Aki Kawakami, Makoto Tanaka, Masakazu Nishigaki, Naoki Yoshimura, Ryoichi Suzuki, Shin Maeda, Reiko Kunisaki and Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:220

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  25. Early life exposures may modify risk of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD; Crohn’s disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC)). However, the relationship between early life exposures and natural history of IBD has n...

    Authors: Abra Y Guo, Betsy W Stevens, Robin G Wilson, Caitlin N Russell, Melissa A Cohen, Holly C Sturgeon, Anna Thornton, Cosmas Giallourakis, Hamed Khalili, Deanna D Nguyen, Jenny Sauk, Vijay Yajnik, Ramnik J Xavier and Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:216

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  26. Women treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs may develop enteric neuropathy and dysmotility. Administration of a GnRH analog to rats leads to similar degenerative neuropathy and ganglioneur...

    Authors: Elin Sand, Bodil Roth, Björn Weström, Peter Bonn, Eva Ekblad and Bodil Ohlsson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:209

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  27. Intestinal capillariasis is one of the common causes of malabsorption in the East. Reports emphasizing the roles of clinical, endoscopic and radiologic findings of intestinal capillariasis are limited.

    Authors: Julajak Limsrivilai, Supot Pongprasobchai, Piyaporn Apisarnthanarak and Sathaporn Manatsathit

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:207

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  28. The pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves interactions between the host genetic susceptibility, intestinal microflora and mucosal immune responses through the pattern recognition receptor. ...

    Authors: Nezha Senhaji, Brehima Diakité, Nadia Serbati, Younes Zaid, Wafaa Badre and Sellama Nadifi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:206

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  29. Small bowel angioectasia is reported as the most common cause of bleeding in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Although the safety and efficacy of endoscopic treatment have been demonstrated, re...

    Authors: Eiji Sakai, Hiroki Endo, Masataka Taguri, Harunobu Kawamura, Leo Taniguchi, Yasuo Hata, Akiko Ezuka, Hajime Nagase, Takaomi Kessoku, Ken Ishii, Jun Arimoto, Eiji Yamada, Hidenori Ohkubo, Takuma Higurashi, Tomoko Koide, Takashi Nonaka…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:200

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  30. Gastrointestinal graft–versus-host disease (GvHD) is a potentially life-threatening complication after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Since therapeutic options are still limited, a prophylactic ap...

    Authors: Renate Schmelz, Martin Bornhäuser, Johannes Schetelig, Alexander Kiani, Uwe Platzbecker, Uta Schwanebeck, Xina Grählert, Lutz Uharek, Daniela Aust, Gustavo Baretton, Rainer Schwerdtfeger, Jochen Hampe, Roland Greinwald, Ralph Mueller, Gerhard Ehninger and Stephan Miehlke

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:197

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  31. The chronic nature of inflammatory bowel disease leads to considerable impairment on the health related quality of life (HRQOL). The aims of the present study are to validate the mainland Chinese translation o...

    Authors: Junjie Xu, Hui Lin, Xu Feng, Minyue Tang, Jun Shen and Zhihua Ran

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:199

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  32. Celiac disease is a multiform, challenging condition characterized by extremely variable features. Our goal was to define clinical, serological and histopathological findings in a large cohort of celiacs diagn...

    Authors: Umberto Volta, Giacomo Caio, Vincenzo Stanghellini and Roberto De Giorgio

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:194

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  33. Data are accumulating that emphasize the important role of the intestinal barrier and intestinal permeability for health and disease. However, these terms are poorly defined, their assessment is a matter of de...

    Authors: Stephan C Bischoff, Giovanni Barbara, Wim Buurman, Theo Ockhuizen, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke, Matteo Serino, Herbert Tilg, Alastair Watson and Jerry M Wells

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:189

    Content type: Review

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  34. The serological diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) often relies on the presence of anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA autoantibodies. Patients suffering from selective IgA deficiency (IgAD) are often not awa...

    Authors: Francoise Bienvenu, Silvia I Anghel, Cécile Besson Duvanel, Julien Guillemaud, Lorna Garnier, Florian Renosi, Alain Lachaux and Jacques Bienvenu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:186

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  35. Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a frequent comorbidity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients with a higher functional bowel disorder severity index (FBDSI). We tested the possibility that mild to severe IB...

    Authors: Fabrizio Tremolaterra, Serena Gallotta, Yvonne Morra, Ennio Lubrano, Carolina Ciacci and Paola Iovino

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:9002

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  36. The treatment of iron deficiency anemia in children with inflammatory bowel disease is a particular challenge and often insufficient. Absorption of orally given iron may be impaired by intestinal inflammation ...

    Authors: Martin W Laass, Simon Straub, Suki Chainey, Garth Virgin and Timothy Cushway

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:184

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  37. Blood-based diagnostics has the potential to simplify the process of diagnosing celiac disease (CD). Although high levels of autoantibodies against tissue transglutaminase (anti-TG2) are strongly indicative of...

    Authors: Hanna Bragde, Ulf Jansson, Mats Fredrikson, Ewa Grodzinsky and Jan Söderman

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:176

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  38. Previous studies indicated that the micro integral membrane protein located within the media place of the integral membrane protein of Lactobacillus plantarum CGMCC 1258 had protective effects against the intesti...

    Authors: Zhihua Liu, Liang Kang, Chao Li, Chao Tong, Meijin Huang, Xingwei Zhang, Nanqi Huang, Mary Pat Moyer, Huanlong Qin and Jianping Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:171

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  39. In up to 30 percent of small bowel capsule endoscopy procedures, the capsule does not reach the cecum within recording time. A prolonged gastric transit time has been recognized as a risk factor for incomplete...

    Authors: Jessie Westerhof, Rinse K Weersma, Reinier A Hoedemaker and Jan J Koornstra

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:162

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  40. Evaluation of pregnant women with known or suspected Crohn’s disease (CD) remains a challenge. Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) is a promising diagnostic tool in these patients; however, the clinical data...

    Authors: Myriam D Stern, Uri Kopylov, Shomron Ben-Horin, Sarah Apter and Marianne Michal Amitai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:146

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  41. Crohn’s disease (CD) is a lifelong, relapsing and remitting inflammatory condition of the intestine. Medical imaging is crucial for diagnosis, phenotyping, activity assessment and detecting complications. Dive...

    Authors: Stuart Taylor, Susan Mallett, Gauraang Bhatnagar, Stuart Bloom, Arun Gupta, Steve Halligan, John Hamlin, Ailsa Hart, Antony Higginson, Ilan Jacobs, Sara McCartney, Steve Morris, Nicola Muirhead, Charles Murray, Shonit Punwani, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:142

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Coeliac disease is a common enteropathy characterized by an increased mortality mainly due to its complications. The natural history of complicated coeliac disease is characterised by two different types of co...

    Authors: Federico Biagi, Alessandra Marchese, Francesca Ferretti, Rachele Ciccocioppo, Annalisa Schiepatti, Umberto Volta, Giacomo Caio, Carolina Ciacci, Fabiana Zingone, Anna D’Odorico, Antonio Carroccio, Giuseppe Ambrosiano, Pasquale Mansueto, Antonio Gasbarrini, Anna Chiara Piscaglia, Alida Andrealli…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:139

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  43. Hydroxyurea at a relatively low dose is frequently prescribed to induce hemoglobin F production in patients with sickle cell and β-thalassemia diseases because of its good efficacy and safety profiles. However...

    Authors: Kochawan Boonyawat, Sansanee Wongwaisayawan, Prawat Nitiyanant and Vichai Atichartakarn

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:134

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Early induction with biologics can reduce complications in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and improve their quality of life. The safety of biologics, however, is uncertain. Granulocyte and monocyte adsorpt...

    Authors: Takumi Fukuchi, Hiroshi Nakase, Satoshi Ubukata, Minoru Matsuura, Takuya Yoshino, Takahiko Toyonaga, Keiji Shimazu, Hideaki Koga, Hiroshi Yamashita, Dai Ito and Kiyoshi Ashida

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:124

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  45. Hirschsprung’s disease (HSCR) is the most common congenital gut motility disorder. We aimed to investigate the roles of miR-195 in the pathogenesis of HSCR.

    Authors: Hao Lei, Junwei Tang, Hongxing Li, Hongwei Zhang, Changgui Lu, Huan Chen, Wei Li, Yankai Xia and Weibing Tang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:123

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