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  1. 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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  2. Edwardsiella tarda is a motile, facultatively anaerobic gram-negative bacillus that is isolated from a wide spectrum of animals in aquatic environments but rarely causes infection in humans. Here, we describe the...

    Authors: Koshi Ota, Hiroki Yamanoue, Nobuyuki Aizawa, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kanna Ota and Akira Takasu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:299

    Content type: Case report

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which leads to acid reflux into the esophagus, is a common gastrointestinal disorder. Several studies have shown the prevalence of GERD in Iranian population, but their ...

    Authors: Mohammad Karimian, Hassan Nourmohammadi, Majid Salamati, Mohammad Reza Hafezi Ahmadi, Fatemeh Kazemi and Milad Azami

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:297

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  5. 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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  6. Amebiasis is a rare condition in developed countries but epidemiologically growing. Clinical manifestation may range from asymptomatic to invasive disease, amoebic liver abscess being the most common manifesta...

    Authors: Matteo Borro, Giuseppe Murdaca, Monica Greco, Simone Negrini and Maurizio Setti

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:295

    Content type: Case report

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. It is unclear if the 99mTc-sodium phytate (99mTc-SP) is as reliable as the gold-standard 99mTc-sulfur colloid (99mTc-SC) for gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES). This study is aimed to compare the emptying rates ...

    Authors: Norazlina Mat Nawi, Nashrulhaq Tagiling, Mohd Fazrin Mohd Rohani, Wan Mohd Nazlee Wan Zainon, Muhammad Saifuddin Zanial, Mung Seong Wong and Yeong Yeh Lee

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  9. With the recent increased use of lanthanum carbonate, several cases of lanthanum phosphate deposition to gastric mucosa in dialysis patients have been reported. However, the endoscopic appearance of the early-...

    Authors: Akiko Ohno, Jun Miyoshi, Hidesato Tanabe, Mitsunori Kusuhara, Masao Toki, Tomohiro Chiba, Hiroaki Shimoyamada, Junji Shibahara and Tadakazu Hisamatsu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:292

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Esophageal tuberculosis (ET) is relatively rare, and the diagnosis is challenging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of ET and highlight the role of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) i...

    Authors: Rong Zhu, Yonghua Bai, Yuankun Zhou, Xingguo Fang, Kui Zhao, Biguang Tuo and Huichao Wu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:291

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  11. Poorly differentiated anal neuroendocrine carcinomas (ANECs) are rare lesions with poor prognosis, and the molecular etiology is only partially understood.

    Authors: Carl Christofer Juhlin, Henrik Falhammar, Magnus Kjellman, Jan Åhlén, Staffan Welin and Jan Calissendorff

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:290

    Content type: Case report

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  12. With the improvement of treatment and prognosis for patients with late malignant diseases, certain malignancies with distant metastasis (M1 category) have been further classified into M1a (single metastatic si...

    Authors: Fang Feng, Wei Cai, Gaoming Wang, Weigang Chen, Haochang Yang, Mingyu Sun and Li Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:289

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  13. The importance of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) after liver transplantation (LT) for graft and patient survival is an ongoing controversy. So far it has not been elucidated when and in how far DSA are harmfu...

    Authors: Katharina Willuweit, Alexandra Frey, Lisa Bieniek, Andreas Heinold, Matthias Büchter, Peter A. Horn, Heiner Wedemeyer and Kerstin Herzer

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:288

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  14. In the diagnosis of IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC), differentiation from extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ECC) is extremely important but is still a clinical challenge. This study aimed to eluci...

    Authors: Yasutaka Ishii, Masahiro Serikawa, Tomofumi Tsuboi, Ryota Kawamura, Ken Tsushima, Shinya Nakamura, Tetsuro Hirano, Ayami Fukiage, Juri Ikemoto, Yusuke Kiyoshita, Sho Saeki, Yosuke Tamura and Kazuaki Chayama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:287

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  15. Pancreatic panniculitis is a rare skin manifestation in pancreatic disease patients that most frequently develops on the lower legs. We report the unique case of a 68-year-old man who suffered from pancreatic ...

    Authors: Yuki Yamashita, Satoru Joshita, Tetsuya Ito, Masafumi Maruyama, Shuichi Wada and Takeji Umemura

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:286

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Recent improvements in stone extraction implements and apparatus have lessened the complexity of the endoscopic bile duct stone treatment. However, despite confirmation of complete removal, cases of residual s...

    Authors: Akashi Fujita, Kazunari Nakahara, Yosuke Michikawa, Ryo Morita, Keigo Suetani, Junya Sato, Yosuke Igarashi, Ryuichiro Araki, Hiroki Ikeda, Kotaro Matsunaga, Tsunamasa Watanabe and Fumio Itoh

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:285

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  17. The prevalence of chronic constipation is increased in females and with age or environmental (low temperature), racial, socioeconomic, and habitual risk factors. The impact of low outside temperature on consti...

    Authors: Hiroshi Mihara, Aiko Murayama, Sohachi Nanjo, Takayuki Ando, Kazuto Tajiri, Haruka Fujinami, Masaaki Yamada and Ichiro Yasuda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:284

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  18. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Inflammatory pseudotumour has been used to describe an inflammatory or fibrosing tumoral process of an undetermined cause that may involve a variety of organ systems, including the lungs, spleen, liver, lymph ...

    Authors: Antonio Calvo, Jesús Salas, Gloria Muñoz, Ana Díez and María Coral de la Vega

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:282

    Content type: Case report

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  20. The incidence of mucinous appendiceal adenocarcinomas (MAA) has increased over the past three decades. Advanced stage tumor diagnosis is likely attributable to non-specific findings. Here we describe advanced ...

    Authors: Katerina Roma, Mark Baldwin, Daniel Sedmak, Matthew Silva, William Stellar and Gina Many

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:281

    Content type: Case report

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  21. While Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) ulcers has declined recently, H. pylori-negative and/or gastrotoxic drug-negative peptic ulcers (HNGN-PU) has increased. This study aimed to analyze the etiology of peptic ul...

    Authors: Jung Yeon Joo, Jin Min Cho, In Hyuk Yoo and Hye Ran Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:280

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  22. We aimed to compare the safety and effectiveness of the following procedures after pancreaticoduodenectomy: isolated pancreaticojejunostomy, isolated gastrojejunostomy, and conventional pancreaticojejunostomy.

    Authors: Yunxiao Lyu, Bin Wang, Yunxiao Cheng, Yueming Xu and Wei Bing Du

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:279

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  23. Almost all liver tumours can be removed laparoscopically, but some difficult tumour locations complicate laparoscopic surgery. Recurrent liver tumours often pose great difficulties to laparoscopic surgery due ...

    Authors: Baifeng Li, Tao Liu, Yijie Zhang and Jialin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:278

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Although the etiology of pouchitis remains unknown, inflammatory cytokines are significantly associated with the pathogenesis of pouchitis. The cytokine responses that characterize inflammatory bowel diseases ...

    Authors: Takahito Kitajima, Yoshiki Okita, Mikio Kawamura, Satoru Kondo, Yuji Toiyama, Keiichi Uchida and Masato Kusunoki

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:277

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  25. Left-sided portal hypertension (LSPH) is an extremely rare clinical syndrome, and it is the only form of curable portal hypertension. It is primarily caused by pancreatic disease, and is associated with compli...

    Authors: Dajun Yu, Xiaolan Li, Jianping Gong, Jinzheng Li, Fei Xie and Jiejun Hu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:276

    Content type: Case report

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  26. The extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are more difficult to manage than the typical symptoms. The efficacy of high-dose and standard-dose proton pump inhibitors against t...

    Authors: Jae Ho Cho, Cheol Min Shin, Hyuk Yoon, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim and Dong Ho Lee

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:275

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  27. African Americans (AA) are at high risk for Colorectal Cancer (CRC). Studies report a 30–60% increase in CRC risk with physical inactivity, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Activation of the WNT/β-catenin (CTNN...

    Authors: Babak Shokrani, Hassan Brim, Tahmineh Hydari, Ali Afsari, Edward Lee, Mehdi Nouraie, Zaki Sherif and Hassan Ashktorab

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:274

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  28. Epstein-Barr virus-associated early gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma (EBV-GCLS) is a rare variant of early gastric carcinomas. Clinicopathological features of this variant remain obscure, especially in C...

    Authors: Yuqing Cheng, Xiaoli Zhou, Kequn Xu, Jin Huang and Qin Huang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:273

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  29. Segmental absence of intestinal musculature (SAIM) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction and perforation due to partial or complete defects in the intestinal muscularis propria in neonates and is occasiona...

    Authors: Kosuke Kashiwagi, Keisuke Jimbo, Kenji Hosoi, Go Miyano, Takahiro Kudo, Atsuyuki Yamataka and Toshiaki Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:272

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Patients with liver cirrhosis typically exhibit abnormal coagulation parameters in conventional coagulation tests (CCTs). Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is a holistic blood coagulation assay. This metho...

    Authors: Jessica Seeßle, Jan Löhr, Marietta Kirchner, Josefin Michaelis and Uta Merle

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:271

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  31. Reflux esophagitis (RE) and absence of Helicobacter pylori (non-H. pylori) are considered to be associated with the progression to long-segment Barrett’s esophagus (LSBE). However, it is difficult to assess this ...

    Authors: Genki Usui, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Toyohisa Jinno, Kazutoshi Fujibayashi, Teppei Morikawa, Toshiaki Gunji and Nobuyuki Matsuhashi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:270

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  32. Adenomatous gallbladder polyps, premalignant lesions of the gallbladder, have fatal outcomes, whereas cholesterol polyps have benign features. Herein, we proposed a novel, predictive scoring model of adenomato...

    Authors: Eun-young Kim and Tae-ho Hong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:268

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  33. A pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) represents a pus-filled cavity within the liver parenchyma caused by the invasion and multiplication of bacteria. The most common offender isolated from the PLA in children is Staph...

    Authors: Petar Rasic, Srdjan Bosnic, Zorica V. Vasiljevic, Slavisa M. Djuricic, Vesna Topic, Maja Milickovic and Djordje Savic

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:267

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Helicobacter pylori is accounted as the most etiologic agent for digestive disorders, in particular, the most important of them i.e. peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. In the recent years, association of vacA genot...

    Authors: Masoud Keikha, Mohammad Ali-Hassanzadeh and Mohsen Karbalaei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:266

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  35. MELD score and MELD score derivates are used to objectify and grade the risk of liver-related death in patients with liver cirrhosis. We recently proposed a new predictive model that combines serum creatinine ...

    Authors: Tomasz Dziodzio, Robert Öllinger, Wenzel Schöning, Antonia Rothkäppel, Radoslav Nikolov, Andrzej Juraszek, Paul V. Ritschl, Martin Stockmann, Johann Pratschke and Maximilian Jara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:265

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  36. Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a life-threatening postoperative complication. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the fistula risk score (FRS) and preoperative body composition fa...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Keiji Hanada, Minoru Hattori, Masahiro Nakahara, Hideki Ohdan and Toshio Noriyuki

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:264

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  37. Chronic exposure to lead causes lead to accumulate mainly in the liver. In vivo studies have shown that lead toxicity is related to alterations in the inflammatory response. We aimed to evaluate the associatio...

    Authors: Tongluk Teerasarntipan, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Piyapan Prueksapanich and Duangporn Werawatganon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:263

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  38. Delayed bowel obstruction due to seat belt injury is extremely rare. The delayed onset of nonspecific symptoms makes a timely diagnosis difficult. A deep understanding of the characteristics of this condition ...

    Authors: Xing-Bin Ma, Bao-Guang Hu, Wei Wang, Xian-Yong Cheng, Chun-Di Guan and Cheng-Xia Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:262

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Approximately 15% of all cancers are due to infection. The bacteria Helicobacter pylori is the single leading carcinogenic infectious agent and the main cause of stomach cancer. Prevalence of H. pylori, and, corr...

    Authors: Sydnee Crankshaw, Julia Butt, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Nadine J. Barrett, Sabrena Mervin-Blake, Kevin Oeffinger, Steven Patierno, Valarie Worthy, Ronald Godbee and Meira Epplein

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:261

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  40. Several DNA viruses are highly suspicious to have oncogenic effects in humans. This study investigates the presence of potentially oncogenic viruses such as SV40, JCV, BKV and EBV in patient-derived colorectal...

    Authors: Michael Gock, Marcel Kordt, Stephanie Matschos, Christina S. Mullins and Michael Linnebacher

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:260

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  41. The incidence of gluten-related disorders (GRDs) continues to increase and its global prevalence is estimated at approximately 5% of the population. Celiac disease (CD), dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), gluten a...

    Authors: Nazanin Taraghikhah, Sara Ashtari, Nastaran Asri, Bijan Shahbazkhani, David Al-Dulaimi, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani, Mohammad Reza Razzaghi and Mohammad Reza Zali

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:258

    Content type: Review

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  42. Rapid and accurate diagnostic tools are needed for appropriate management of infectious diarrhea.

    Authors: Daisy Torres-Miranda, Hana Akselrod, Ryan Karsner, Alessandra Secco, Diana Silva-Cantillo, Marc O. Siegel, Afsoon D. Roberts and Gary L. Simon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:246

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  43. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is a rare disease, which is difficult to be differentiated from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To cause the attention, we present twelve cases of CAEBV in...

    Authors: Weijia Xu, Xiaoyun Jiang, Jiajie Chen, Qiqi Mao, Xianguang Zhao, Xu Sun, Liang Zhong and Lan Rong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:257

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  44. Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Therefore, identifying the predictive factors for surgical morbidity, disease recurrence, and long-term survival is necessa...

    Authors: Hitomi Takechi, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Kazuaki Tanabe, Minoru Hattori, Hironobu Amano, Toshio Noriyuki and Masahiro Nakahara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:256

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  45. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a frequent condition in obese patients and regularly progresses to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and subsequent cirrhosis. Histologic evaluation is the gold ...

    Authors: Sophia Marie-Therese Schmitz, Andreas Kroh, Tom Florian Ulmer, Julia Andruszkow, Tom Luedde, Jonathan Frederik Brozat, Ulf Peter Neumann and Patrick Hamid Alizai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:254

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  46. Health care costs are growing faster than the rest of the global economy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Countries’ health expenditures include paying for general medicine, diagnostic proced...

    Authors: Larissa Akeme Nakano, Eduardo Luiz Rachid Cançado, Cleuber Esteves Chaves, Maria Cristina Vaz Madeira, Jéssica Toshie Katayose, Mariana Akemi Nabeshima, Victor Fossaluza, Gabriela Guimarães Uhrigshardt, Zheng Liting, Vanusa Barbosa Pinto, Flair José Carrilho and Suzane Kioko Ono

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:253

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