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  1. Content type: Case report

    Follicular nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a common benign liver tumor for which conservative management is indicated. Surgical or interventional management is indicated in symptomatic cases. Transarterial emboli...

    Authors: Peter C. Ambe, Stefan Jansen and Hubert Zirngibl

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:91

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Dieulafoy’s lesion (DL) is one of the rare causes of upper gastrointestional bleeding. This disease is characterized by small sub-mucosal arteriole that eroded the stomach mucosa and cause severe upper GI blee...

    Authors: Chen Si, Zhu Xiuli, Xie Li, Jia Yong, Zhou Ying and Zhang Kaiguang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:89

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to assess the validity of the measurement of pepsinogen as a screening test for chronic atrophic gastritis (AG) in health check-up populations in China.

    Authors: Yuling Tong, Yulian Wu, Zhenya Song, Yingying Yu and Xinyan Yu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:88

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The previously reported prevalence of gastric heterotopia in the cervical esophagus, also termed inlet patch (IP), varies substantially, ranging from 0.18 to 14%. Regarding cases with adenocarcinoma within IP,...

    Authors: Ulrich Peitz, Michael Vieth, Matthias Evert, Jovana Arand, Albert Roessner and Peter Malfertheiner

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:87

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) varies around the world and between females and males. We aimed to compare the risk of CRC among immigrants to Ontario, Canada, to its general population.

    Authors: Lawrence Paszat, Rinku Sutradhar, Ying Liu, Nancy N. Baxter, Jill Tinmouth and Linda Rabeneck

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:85

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Gastric premalignant conditions, atrophic gastritis (AG) and intestinal metaplasia (IM) are characterized by an increase of proliferation and a reduction of apoptosis in epithelial cells. The epithelial cell k...

    Authors: R. Rosania, M. Varbanova, T. Wex, C. Langner, J. Bornschein, F. Giorgio, E. Ierardi and P. Malfertheiner

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:84

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Controversies persist regarding the effect of prokinetics for the treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD). This study aimed to assess the comparative efficacy of prokinetic agents for the treatment of FD.

    Authors: Young Joo Yang, Chang Seok Bang, Gwang Ho Baik, Tae Young Park, Suk Pyo Shin, Ki Tae Suk and Dong Joon Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:83

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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a growing epidemic around the world, and obese patients are generally regarded as high risk for surgery compared with normal weight patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence ...

    Authors: Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Shu-ting Zhai, Jia-qin Cai, Qi-long Chen, Ding-wei Chen, Yi-ping Zhu, Yu Zhang, Ya-ping Zhang, Hendi Maher and Xian-fa Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:78

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Underlying causes in Chinese children with recurrent acute liver failure (RALF), including liver crises less than full acute liver failure, are incompletely understood. We sought to address this by searching f...

    Authors: Jia-Qi Li, Yi-Ling Qiu, Jing-Yu Gong, Li-Min Dou, Yi Lu, A. S. Knisely, Mei-Hong Zhang, Wei-Sha Luan and Jian-She Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:77

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    The gut microbiome exerts extensive roles in metabolism of nutrients, pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals. Little has been known for the role of gut microbiota in regulating cholesterol and bile acids in associ...

    Authors: Qihan Wang, Long Jiao, Chuanqi He, Haidong Sun, Qu Cai, Tianquan Han and Hai Hu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:74

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal fibrosis is a serious complication of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. There is no specific treatment for intestinal fibrosis. Studies have indicated tha...

    Authors: Jun Bon Koo, Myeong-Ok Nam, Younshin Jung, Jongman Yoo, Duk Hwan Kim, Gwangil Kim, Sung Jae Shin, Kee Myung Lee, Ki Baik Hahm, Jong Woo Kim, Sung Pyo Hong, Kwang Jae Lee and Jun Hwan Yoo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:73

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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Tokyo guideline for acute cholecystitis recommended percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage followed by cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis, but the optimal timing for the subsequent chol...

    Authors: Koetsu Inoue, Tatsuya Ueno, Orie Nishina, Daisuke Douchi, Kentaro Shima, Shinji Goto, Michinaga Takahashi, Chikashi Shibata and Hiroo Naito

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:71

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic papillectomy (EP) is reported to be a relatively safe and reliable procedure for complete resection of ampullary neoplasms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic outcomes and complic...

    Authors: Sung Hoon Kang, Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Min Kyu Jung, Chang Min Cho, Kwang Bum Cho, Ji Min Han, Ho Gak Kim and Hyun Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:69

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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    By means of 24 h multi-channel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH), patients with heartburn and normal upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings can be classified into those with non-erosive reflu...

    Authors: Feng Gao, Yan Gao, Xue Chen, Jie Qian and Jie Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2017 17:67

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