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  1. Endoscopy is currently recognized as the gold standard for assessing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) severity. However, because the procedure is costly and invasive, endoscopy is not suitable for frequently m...

    Authors: Jun Huang, Jie Lu, Feiyu Jiang and Tiejun Song
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:393
  2. Endoscopic self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement is the key endoscopic treatment for unresectable malignant biliary obstruction. The benefit of covered SEMS over uncovered SEMS remains unknown as are ri...

    Authors: Nottawan Suksai, Patarapong Kamalaporn, Supphamat Chirnaksorn and Sukanya Siriyotha
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:392
  3. The aim of this study was to determine whether serum vitamin D levels are associated with H. pylori infection and whether low serum vitamin D levels are an independent risk factor for H. pylori infection.

    Authors: Dan Liu, Li Ren, Dapeng Zhong, Wei Zhang, Wen Wen Li, Jie Liu and Chuan Han
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:391
  4. Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common and deadly cancer and often accompanied by varying degrees of liver damage, leading to the dysfunction of fatty acid ...

    Authors: Ping Yan, Yunhai Luo, Zuotian Huang, Tong Mou, Hang Yang, Dadi Peng and Zhongjun Wu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:390
  5. Texture and color enhancement imaging (TXI) enhances the changes in endoscopic features caused by gastric neoplasms, such as redness/whiteness and elevation/depression. This study aimed to demonstrate the effe...

    Authors: Toshiki Futakuchi, Akira Dobashi, Hideka Horiuchi, Hiroto Furuhashi, Hiroaki Matsui, Yuko Hara, Masakuni Kobayashi, Shingo Ono, Naoto Tamai, Kazutaka Gomisawa, Takashi Yamauchi, Machi Suka and Kazuki Sumiyama
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:389
  6. Oral nucleoside (acid) analogues (NAs) are recommended for patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV-ACLF). The efficacy and safety of tenofovir (TDF) and entec...

    Authors: Neng Wang, Sike He, Yu Zheng and Lichun Wang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:388
  7. The majority of HBeAg-positive mothers with chronic hepatitis B have high levels of viremia and inactive disease with normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) during pregnancy. In addition, postpartum disease act...

    Authors: Shi OuYang, Ziren Chen, Tingting Peng, Yawen Geng, Junchao Qiu, Zhirong Xiao and Calvin Q. Pan
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:387
  8. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the main causes of liver cancer and imposes an enormous social and economic burden. The blood-borne virus screening policy for preventing iatrogenic infections rende...

    Authors: Lingling Zheng, Xiaoli Zhang, Yuxia Nian, Wenjuan Zhou, Dan Li and Yong Wu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:386
  9. Several studies have shown significant involvement of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in the tumor microenvironment and cancer progression. However, no data on reliable TAM-related biomarkers are available...

    Authors: Hua Li, Lujuan Pan, Junyu Guo, JianLe Lao, Mingwei Wei and Fuda Huang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:385
  10. Nucleoside analogues are currently applied as a first-line treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. However, the long-term effects of this type of treatment on kidney and bone tissue need to be furthe...

    Authors: Zekun Liu, Zhenzhen Zhao, Xuefeng Ma, Shousheng Liu and Yongning Xin
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:384
  11. The criteria for surgical intervention after non-curative endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of early gastric cancer are unclear. We aimed to clarify the risk factors for residual cancer and lymph node met...

    Authors: Feng Sun, Yibo Huang, Yan Sun, Xingzhou Wang, Shichao Ai, Wenxian Guan and Meng Wang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:383
  12. Colon adenocarcinoma (COAD) is one of the most frequent types of cancer worldwide. Disulfidptosis has been identified as a new mode of cell death recently. The goal of this study was to explore the possibility...

    Authors: Pan Chen, Jun Yu, Qian Luo, Jie Li and Wei Wang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:382
  13. Previous studies have indicated that HBV pregenome RNA (HBV pgRNA) could predict HBeAg seroconversion among the chronic hapatitis B (CHB) patients treated with pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) or nucleos(t)ide a...

    Authors: Guangjun Song, Ruifeng Yang, Qian Jin, Juan Liu, Huiying Rao, Bo Feng and Yandi Xie
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:381
  14. Focal acute pancreatitis is a special type of acute pancreatitis, which diagnosis is based on image showing a focal mass formation in the pancreas. For acute pancreatitis with or without focal inflammatory enl...

    Authors: Mengmeng Ding, Renren Wang, Huawei Xu, Meng Li, Tao Zhou, Yueyue Li, Yanjing Gao and Xiaomeng Gu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:380
  15. Ruptured aneurysm is a serious complication of distal pancreatectomy (DP) or pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) that can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. This study aimed to examine the efficacy of a Viaba...

    Authors: Hideki Izumi, Hisamichi Yoshii, Rika Fujino, Shigeya Takeo, Eiji Nomura, Masaya Mukai, Satoshi Suda, Kosuke Tomita, Shunsuke Kamei, Yukihisa Ogawa, Terumitsu Hasebe and Hiroyasu Makuuchi
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:379
  16. Paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD) patients require chronic care over the lifespan. Care for these patients is complex, as it is adapted for childrens’ life stages and changing disease activity. Guid...

    Authors: Aletta Boerkoel, Luisa Tischler, Kalina Kaul, Heiko Krause, Ulrike Stentzel, Stefan Schumann, Neeltje van den Berg and Jan de Laffolie
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:378
  17. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is easily neglected in the non-obese population. TyG index (triglyceride glucose Index) and TG/HDL-c (triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) are new ind...

    Authors: Shuying Li, Li Feng, Jie Ding, Weihong Zhou, Tangbin Yuan and Jiangfeng Mao
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:376
  18. Natural orifice transluminal endoscopy surgery (NOTES) gastrojejunal anastomosis (GJA) with duodenal exclusion (DE) could be used as a less invasive alternative to surgical gastric bypass. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: S Ouazzani, L Monino, L Beyer-Berjot, E Garnier, S Berdah, M Barthet and JM Gonzalez
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:375
  19. This paper aimed to assess the clinical efficacy, adverse reactions, and safety of employing PD-1 inhibitors in conjunction with chemotherapy as a treatment strategy for advanced gastric cancer (GC).

    Authors: Xue Huang, Du He, Lin Lai, Jun Chen, Yukun Zhang and Huilin Mao
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:374
  20. Authors: Yoshiaki Mihara, Masataka Hirasaki, Yosuke Horita, Takashi Fujino, Hisayo Fukushima, Yasuo Kamakura, Kousuke Uranishi, Yasumitsu Hirano, Shomei Ryozawa, Masanori Yasuda, Yoshinori Makino, Satomi Shibazaki and Tetsuya Hamaguchi
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:373

    The original article was published in BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:339

  21. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has excellent accuracy in diagnosing preoperative lesions before anal fistula surgery. However, MRI is not good in identifying early recurrent lesions and effective methods for...

    Authors: Hao Xu, Guo-Zhong Xiao, Yi-Hui Zheng, Yuan-Ji Fu, Sheng-Lan Zhong, Dong-Lin Ren, Wen-Ru Li and Hong-Cheng Lin
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:372
  22. Iatrogenic esophageal perforation (IEP) is a severe adverse event (AE) of upper endoscopy procedures (UEPs) associated with morbidity. Management has shifted from surgery to endotherapy with clip closure (CC),...

    Authors: Eric M. Montminy, Blake Jones, J. Christie Heller and Augustin Attwell
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:371
  23. The need for pain management is increasing in pediatrics, but the side effects of overuse or abuse of analgesics can be harmful to children’s health and even life-threatening in severe cases.

    Authors: Fangyu Dai, Rensen Zhang, Ruyu Deng, Guoyong Wang, Hongjie Guo and Chunbao Guo
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:369
  24. Ulcerative colitis (UC) represents a clinically challenging condition characterized by persistent damage to the colonic epithelial mucosa as the principal pathological feature. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution...

    Authors: Zhiyong Zhang, Lingnan Kong, Ming Lv, Yukuan Yao, Li Gao, Ruchen Zhou, Wenlong Ma and Jing Li
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:368
  25. It is widely known that muscle mass influences the outcomes of many chronic diseases. Erector spine mass is a convenient parameter obtained from routine abdominal computed tomography (CT). The clinical applica...

    Authors: Chao Zhou, Yuan Liu, Xiaoxiao Liang, Ning Zhang, Tingting He, Jingjing Zhang, Jin Zhang, Shuangnan Fu, Xin Li, Pengcheng Liu, Tianyi Zhang and Man Gong
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:367
  26. No randomized controlled trials have been completed to see whether statin can decrease hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. We used large-scale, population-based, observat...

    Authors: Dong Hyun Sinn, Danbee Kang, Yewan Park, Hyunsoo Kim, Yun Soo Hong, Juhee Cho and Geum-Youn Gwak
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:366
  27. Whether alcohol intake is associated with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication failure remains controversial, and this meta-analysis was aimed at investigating the effect of alcohol on the risk of H. pylor...

    Authors: Jing Yu, Yiming Lv, Peng Yang, Yizhou Jiang, Xiangrong Qin and Xiaoyong Wang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:365
  28. Sex and reproductive status differences exist in both non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and body composition. Our purpose was to investigate the relationship between body composition and the severity o...

    Authors: Yu-tian Cao, Wen-hui Zhang, Yan Lou, Qian-hua Yan, Yu-juan Zhang, Fang Qi, Liu-lan Xiang, Tian-su Lv, Zhu-yuan Fang, Jiang-yi Yu and Xi-qiao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:364
  29. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become an important treatment method in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections and is under investigation as a treatment for several other diseases. FMT’s mechani...

    Authors: Linn Kallbekken Skjevling, Hege Marie Hanssen, Per Christian Valle, Rasmus Goll, Frederik Emil Juul, Øystein Arlov and Peter Holger Johnsen
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:363
  30. The prevalence of early-onset colon cancer (EOCC) among individuals below the age of 50 has shown a marked upward trend in recent years. The embryology, clinical symptoms, incidence, molecular pathways, and on...

    Authors: Sirui Zhu, Jiawei Tu, Wei Pei, Zhaoxu Zheng, Jianjun Bi and Qiang Feng
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:362
  31. Benign biliary strictures can have a significant negative impact on patient quality of life. There are several modalities which can be utilized with the goal of stricture resolution. These techniques include b...

    Authors: Katlin Mallette, Jeffrey Hawel, Ahmad Elnahas, Nawar A. Alkhamesi, Christopher M. Schlachta and Ephraim S. Tang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:361
  32. Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is associated with various diseases. Early detection can prevent the onset of illness. We constructed a nomogram to predict groups at high risk of HP infection.

    Authors: Yi-ting Lin, Pei-ru Wang, Wen-wen Xue, Si-si Zhou, Ze-yu Huang, Yu-ting Li, Zhuo-na Zheng, Wen-jing Hou, Qi-xian Chen and Jing Yu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:359
  33. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic progressive inflammatory disease of the esophagus, characterized by extracellular matrix remodeling and fibrotic stricture formation. Disease monitoring requires mul...

    Authors: Martin Pehrsson, Willemijn E. de Rooij, Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen, Morten Asser Karsdal, Joachim Høg Mortensen and Albert Jan Bredenoord
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:357

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:407

  34. Delivering effective secondary preventive and integrated care has the potential to break the revolving-door phenomenon of frequent readmissions in patients with advanced chronic liver disease. To address this, we...

    Authors: Eric Kalo, Asma Baig, Emily Gregg, Jacob George, Scott Read, Wai-See Ma and Golo Ahlenstiel
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:356
  35. Anxiety and depression symptoms are common in IBD population, both adult and pediatric patients. Increased psychological distress might contribute to initiation and switching to biologic therapy in adult patie...

    Authors: F. Milo, G. Angelino, E.F. Romeo, P. De Angelis and P. Tabarini
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:355
  36. This study will focus on exploring the clinical characteristics of rectal cancer (RC) patients with Second Primary Malignancies (SPMs) and constructing a prognostic nomogram to provide clinical treatment decis...

    Authors: Yong-Chao Sun, Zi-Dan Zhao, Na Yao, Yu-Wen Jiao, Jia-Wen Zhang, Yue Fu and Wei-Hai Shi
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:354
  37. Bowel complaints are very common among patients with colorectal cancer. However, the most used questionnaires for colorectal cancer survivors do not comprehensively comprise bowel symptoms. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Cinara Sacomori, Luz Alejandra Lorca, Mónica Martinez-Mardones, Marta Natalia Pizarro-Hinojosa, Gonzalo Sebastián Rebolledo-Diaz and Jessica Andrea Vivallos-González
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:352
  38. Bowel preparation is a crucial factor affecting the diagnostic accuracy of colonoscopy, and few randomized control trials evaluated enhancement in bowel preparation. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Gholamreza Rezamand, Farahnaz Joukar, Ehsan Amini-Salehi, Hamed Delam, Reza Zare, Alireza Samadi, Sara Mavadati, Soheil Hassanipour and Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:351
  39. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is widespread worldwide. On the other hand, social inequality and socioeconomic status (SES) can affect all aspects of health. Therefore, this study aimed to investiga...

    Authors: Zahra Sadeghianpour, Bahman Cheraghian, Hamid Reza Farshchi and Mohsen Asadi-Lari
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:350
  40. Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract (LGITB) is a common clinical presentation. Recent guidelines have recommended for incorporation of clinical risk assessment tools in the management for LGITB. We ...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Madeline Yen Min Chee, Rehena Sultana and Winson Jianhong Tan
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:349
  41. : In chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB), seroclearance of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is associated with favourable clinical outcomes compared to those with persistent HBsAg seropositivity, and thus c...

    Authors: Karin Kan, Danny Ka-Ho Wong, Rex Wan-Hin Hui, Wai Kay Seto, Man-Fung Yuen and Lung-Yi Mak
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:348
  42. Surveillance colonoscopy decreases colorectal cancer mortality; however, lesions are occasionally missed. Although an appropriate surveillance interval is indicated, variations may occur in the methods used, s...

    Authors: Naoya Okada, Jun Arimoto, Takanori Nishiguchi, Mikio Kobayashi, Toshihiro Niikura, Hiroki Kuwabara, Michiko Nakaoka, Atsushi Nakajima and Hideyuki Chiba
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:347
  43. Therapeutic options for ulcerative colitis (UC) have increased since the introduction of biologics a few decades ago. Due to the wide range of biologics available, physicians have difficulty in selecting biolo...

    Authors: Xinqiao Chu, Yaning Biao, Chengjiang Liu, Yixin Zhang, Chenxu Liu, Ji-zheng Ma, Yufeng Guo and Yaru Gu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:346
  44. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that develops due to the impaired immune response in genetically susceptible individuals, and its etiopathogenesis is not fully elucidated. IL-17...

    Authors: Tahir Buran, Muhammet Burak Batır, Fethi Sırrı Çam, Elmas Kasap, Fatih Çöllü, Hamide Betül Gerik Çelebi and Mustafa Şahin
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:345

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