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  1. Serum Amyloid A (SAA) is a major acute phase protein of unknown function. SAA is mostly expressed in the liver, but also in other tissues including the intestinal epithelium. SAA reportedly has anti-bacterial ...

    Authors: Erik RM Eckhardt, Jassir Witta, Jian Zhong, Razvan Arsenescu, Violeta Arsenescu, Yu Wang, Sarbani Ghoshal, Marcielle C de Beer, Frederick C de Beer and Willem JS de Villiers
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:133
  2. From the morphological appearance, it was impossible to distinguish terminal portal venules from small lymphatic vessels in the portal tract even using histochemical microscopic techniques. Recently, D2-40 was...

    Authors: Hiroaki Yokomori, Masaya Oda, Fumihiko Kaneko, Shigeyuki Kawachi, Minoru Tanabe, Kazunori Yoshimura, Yuko Kitagawa and Toshifumi Hibi
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:131
  3. The aim of the study was to assess the use colonoscopy over time in the assessment of large bowel obstruction in a tertiary university hospital.

    Authors: Konstantinos H Katsanos, Mariana Maliouki, Athina Tatsioni, Eleftheria Ignatiadou, Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Michael Fatouros and Epameinondas V Tsianos
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:130
  4. Although laparoscopic surgery has been available for a long time and laparoscopic cholecystectomy has been performed universally, it is still not clear whether open appendectomy (OA) or laparoscopic appendecto...

    Authors: Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Lixuan Sang, Wenliang Zhang, Zhiqiang Chu, Xin Li and Yongfeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:129
  5. The oral multi-kinase inhibitor sunitinib malate improves the survival of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) after the disease progresses or intolerance to imatinib mesylate develops. Urinary...

    Authors: Koichiro Watanabe, Satoshi Otsu, Ryotaro Morinaga, Sakura Kawano, Yoshinori Hirashima, Hiroyuki Sakashita and Kuniaki Shirao
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:128
  6. Colorectal cancer is one kind of frequent malignant tumors of the digestive tract which gets high morbidity and mortality allover the world. Despite the promising clinical results recently, less information is...

    Authors: Chen Huang, Renxiang Huang, Tao Jiang, Kejian Huang, Jun Cao and Zhengjun Qiu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:127
  7. The association between proinflammatory cytokine gene polymorphisms and gastric diseases related to Helicobacter pylori varies by population and geographic area.

    Authors: Dinorah N Martínez-Carrillo, Elvira Garza-González, Reyes Betancourt-Linares, Trinidad Mónico-Manzano, Cuauhtémoc Antúnez-Rivera, Adolfo Román-Román, Eugenia Flores-Alfaro, Berenice Illades-Aguiar and Gloria Fernández-Tilapa
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:126
  8. IQGAP1 and IQGAP2 are homologous members of the IQGAP family of scaffold proteins. Accumulating evidence implicates IQGAPs in tumorigenesis. We recently reported that IQGAP2 deficiency leads to the development...

    Authors: Colin D White, Hema Khurana, Dmitri V Gnatenko, Zhigang Li, Robert D Odze, David B Sacks and Valentina A Schmidt
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:125
  9. The paucity of controlled data for the treatment of most biliary sphincter of Oddi disorder (SOD) types and the incomplete response to therapy seen in clinical practice and several trials has generated controv...

    Authors: Evangelos Kalaitzakis, Tim Ambrose, Jane Phillips-Hughes, Jane Collier and Roger W Chapman
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:124
  10. Achieving the target of 95% colonoscopy completion rate at centres conducting colorectal screening programs is an important issue. Large centres and teaching hospitals employing endoscopists with different lev...

    Authors: Fabrizio Cardin, Nadia Minicuci, Alessandra Andreotti, Elena Pinetti, Federico Campigotto, Barbara M Donà, Bruno Martella and Oreste Terranova
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:123
  11. Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is a disorder of unknown etiology and is characterized clinically by portal hypertension, splenomegaly, and hypersplenism accompanied by pancytopenia. This study evaluates ...

    Authors: Jan Däbritz, Jennifer Worch, Ulrike Materna, Bernward Koch, Gabriele Koehler, Christina Duck, Michael C Frühwald and Dirk Foell
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:122
  12. Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare multiple gastrointestinal polyposis. Up till now, many complications of CCS have been reported in the literature, but rib fracture is not included.

    Authors: Bosi Yuan, Xinxin Jin, Renmin Zhu, Xiaohua Zhang, Jiong Liu, Haijun Wan, Heng Lu, Yunzhu Shen and Fangyu Wang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:121
  13. Autoantibodies to the human muscarinic acetylcholine receptor of the M3 type (hmAchR M3) have been suggested to play an etiopathogenic role in Sjögren's syndrome. Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) often is assoc...

    Authors: Christoph P Berg, Karin Blume, Kirsten Lauber, Michael Gregor, Peter A Berg, Sebastian Wesselborg and Gerburg M Stein
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:120
  14. acute recurrent pancreatitis is a complex multigenic disease, the diagnosis is even more difficult when this disease develops in a child.

    Authors: Vito D Corleto, Stefano Gambardella, Francesca Gullotta, Maria R D'Apice, Matteo Piciucchi, Elena Galli, Vincenzina Lucidi, Giuseppe Novelli and Gianfranco Delle Fave
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:119
  15. S100A12, a calcium-binding proinflammatory protein secreted by granulocytes, has been associated with different diseases of inflammatory origin, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this study, the u...

    Authors: Anastassios C Manolakis, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Chara Tzavara, Varvara Valotassiou, Anastasia Kapsoritaki and Spyros P Potamianos
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:118
  16. Liver involvement, including elevated direct-reacting bilirubin levels, is common in patients with sickle cell disease. Fifty to seventy percent of sickle cell patients have pigmented gallstones due to precipi...

    Authors: Gabriele Curcio, Marco Sciveres, Marta Di Pisa, Ilaria Tarantino, Luca Barresi, Silvia Riva and Mario Traina
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:117
  17. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is an often-used and safe diagnostic method in gastroenterology. Transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy is now an established addition to the endoscopic instrumentarium. Although the ...

    Authors: Serhat Aymaz, Bernd Krakamp, Oliver Kirschberg and Rolf Lefering
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:116
  18. Liver fibrosis is a middle stage in the course of chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, which will develop into cirrhosis and eventually hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) if not treated at the early stage. C...

    Authors: Ye Lu, Jie Liu, Chengzhao Lin, Haijian Wang, Ying Jiang, Jiyao Wang, Pengyuan Yang and Fuchu He
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:115
  19. The rate of H. pylori infection in Vietnam is reportedly high, but the spectrum of H. pylori-associated gastroduodenal diseases has not been systematically investigated. Moreover, despite the similarities of ethn...

    Authors: Tung L Nguyen, Tomohisa Uchida, Yoshiyuki Tsukamoto, Dung T Trinh, Long Ta, Bang H Mai, Song H Le, Ky D Thai, Dung D Ho, Hai H Hoang, Takeshi Matsuhisa, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Masaaki Kodama, Kazunari Murakami, Toshio Fujioka, Yoshio Yamaoka…
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:114
  20. Angioectasias in the gastrointestinal tract can be found in up to 3% of the population. They are typically asymptomatic but may sometimes result in severe bleeding. The reasons for why some patients bleed from...

    Authors: Charlotte M Höög, Olle Broström, Tomas L Lindahl, Andreas Hillarp, Gerd Lärfars and Urban Sjöqvist
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:113
  21. Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR), has two major functions: the stimulation of the growth hormone production and the stimulation of food intake. Accumulating evi...

    Authors: Daniele Campa, Barbara Pardini, Alessio Naccarati, Ludmila Vodickova, Jan Novotny, Verena Steinke, Nils Rahner, Elke Holinski-Feder, Monika Morak, Hans K Schackert, Heike Görgens, Judith Kötting, Beate Betz, Matthias Kloor, Christoph Engel, Reinhard Büttner…
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:112
  22. Recently, several new endoscopic treatments have been used to treat patients with Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia. This systematic review aimed to determine the safety and effectiveness of these ...

    Authors: Devidas Menon, Tania Stafinski, Heng Wu, Darren Lau and Clarence Wong
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:111
  23. Probiotics can alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), possibly by stabilizing the intestinal microbiota. Our aim was to determine whether IBS-associated bacterial alterations were reduced du...

    Authors: Anna Lyra, Lotta Krogius-Kurikka, Janne Nikkilä, Erja Malinen, Kajsa Kajander, Kyösti Kurikka, Riitta Korpela and Airi Palva
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:110
  24. There is very small occurrence of adenocarcinoma in the small bowel. We present a case of primary duodenal adenocarcinoma and discuss the findings of the case diagnostic modalities, current knowledge on the mo...

    Authors: Peter T Kalogerinis, John E Poulos, Andrew Morfesis, Anthony Daniels, Stavroula Georgakila, Thomas Daignualt and Alexandros G Georgakilas
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:109
  25. Certain urinary metabolites are the product of gut microbial or mammalian metabolism; others, such as hippurate, are mammalian-microbial 'co-metabolites'. It has previously been observed that Crohn's disease (...

    Authors: Horace RT Williams, I Jane Cox, David G Walker, Jeremy FL Cobbold, Simon D Taylor-Robinson, Sara E Marshall and Timothy R Orchard
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:108
  26. Psychological stress has previously been associated with several immunological diseases, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease. Through questionnaire data from the ABIS study (All Babies In southeast Sweden) we exam...

    Authors: Karl Mårild, Anneli Sepa Frostell and Jonas F Ludvigsson
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:106
  27. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) remain significant health problems in the US and worldwide. IBD is most often associated with eastern European ancestry, and is less frequently reported in other populations o...

    Authors: Hemanth Veluswamy, Kunal Suryawala, Ankur Sheth, Shannon Wells, Erik Salvatierra, Walter Cromer, Ganta V Chaitanya, Annette Painter, Mihir Patel, Kenneth Manas, Ellenmarie Zwank, Moheb Boktor, Kondal Baig, Balaji Datti, Michael J Mathis, Alireza Minagar…
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:104
  28. FibroTest (FT) is the most frequently used serum fibrosis marker and consists of an algorithm of five fibrosis markers (alfa2-macroglobulin, apolipoproteinA1, haptoglobin, GGT, bilirubin). The Enhanced Liver F...

    Authors: Mireen Friedrich-Rust, William Rosenberg, Julie Parkes, Eva Herrmann, Stefan Zeuzem and Christoph Sarrazin
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:103
  29. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) play key roles in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    Authors: Paola Dongiovanni, Raffaela Rametta, Anna Ludovica Fracanzani, Luca Benedan, Vittorio Borroni, Paolo Maggioni, Marco Maggioni, Silvia Fargion and Luca Valenti
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:102
  30. The value of abdominal echography in primary care is great because it is innocuous, inexpensive, easy to perform and provides a great deal of information making this the first examination to be requested in ca...

    Authors: Ma Antònia Auladell, Llorenç Caballeria, Guillem Pera, Lluís Rodríguez, José Dario Casas, Jesús Aznar, Dolores Miranda, Carmen Sánchez, Antonio Negrete, Josep Ma Castellví, Jesús Bernad, Santiago Canut, Josep Aubà, Miren Maite Aizpurua and Pere Torán
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:101
  31. Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by the presence of anti-mitocondrial autoantibodies (AMA) which has an essential role also for diagnosis. In addition, also some ant...

    Authors: Haiying Liu, Yunfeng Liu, Luxia Wang, Dexing Xu, Bingliang Lin, Renqian Zhong, Sitang Gong, Mauro Podda and Pietro Invernizzi
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:100
  32. Emphysematous cholecystitis is a variant of acute cholecystitis which is generally caused by gas-forming organisms. Emphysematous cholecystitis may cause gas spreading within the subcutaneous tissue, peritonea...

    Authors: Luciano Delgado-Plasencia, Ignacio González-García, Diana Rodríguez-González and Esther Torres-Monzón A
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:99
  33. Endoscopic treatments, such as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and laparoscopic gastrectomy, are increasingly used to treat a subset of patients with early gastric cancer (EGC). To achieve successful ou...

    Authors: Bong Eun Lee, Gwang Ha Kim, Do Youn Park, Dae Hwan Kim, Tae Yong Jeon, Su Bum Park, Hyun Seok You, Dong Yup Ryu, Dong Uk Kim and Geun Am Song
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:97
  34. Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint all over the world and it is a risk factor of colorectal cancer. In this study, the efficacy of aqueous leaf extract of Aloe ferox Mill. was studied agai...

    Authors: Olubunmi A Wintola, Taofik O Sunmonu and Anthony J Afolayan
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:95
  35. The epidemiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has yet to be investigated using the symptomatic threshold criteria recommended by the Montreal Definition. This study aimed to determine the prevalen...

    Authors: Jia He, Xiuqiang Ma, Yanfang Zhao, Rui Wang, Xiaoyan Yan, Hong Yan, Ping Yin, Xiaoping Kang, Jiqian Fang, Yuantao Hao, Qiang Li, John Dent, Joseph JY Sung, Duowu Zou, Mari-Ann Wallander, Saga Johansson…
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:94
  36. Thiamazole is a widely used antithyroid agent that has been approved for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Although thiamazole-induced hepatotoxicity is a main side effect, it may progress to liver failure in ...

    Authors: Chuan Shen, Cai-Yan Zhao, Fang Liu, Ya-Dong Wang and Jun Yu
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:93
  37. Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is an enzyme synthesized by the liver and plays an important role in lipogenesis. The present study aimed to investigate whether serum FASN concentration may provide a direct link be...

    Authors: Gerard Aragonès, Carlos Alonso-Villaverde, Cristina Oliveras-Ferraros, Raúl Beltrán-Debón, Anna Rull, Fernando Rodríguez-Sanabria, Jordi Camps, Alejandro Vázquez Martín, Javier A Menéndez and Jorge Joven
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:92
  38. Aberrant regulation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) has been implicated in several human cancers; however, it has not been reported in the gastric cancer tissues to date. The present study was performe...

    Authors: Yu Jin Cho, Ji Hun Kim, Jiyeon Yoon, Sung Jin Cho, Young San Ko, Jong-Wan Park, Hye Seung Lee, Hee Eun Lee, Woo Ho Kim and Byung Lan Lee
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:91
  39. Protease inhibitors (PI's) and reverse transcriptase drugs are important components of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for treating human acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Long-term clini...

    Authors: Manuel B Braga Neto, Carolina V Aguiar, Jamilly G Maciel, Bruna MC Oliveira, Jesus E Sevilleja, Reinaldo B Oriá, Gerly AC Brito, Cirle A Warren, Richard L Guerrant and Aldo AM Lima
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:90
  40. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is commonly regarded as a functional disorder, and is hypothesized to be associated with anxiety and depression. This evidence mainly rests on population-based studies utilising ...

    Authors: Arnstein Mykletun, Felice Jacka, Lana Williams, Julie Pasco, Margaret Henry, Geoffrey C Nicholson, Mark A Kotowicz and Michael Berk
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:88
  41. The high frequency of local recurrence occurring after endoscopic piecemeal resection (EPMR) for large colorectal tumors is a serious problem. However, almost all of these cases of local recurrence can be dete...

    Authors: Takayoshi Kishino, Takahisa Matsuda, Taku Sakamoto, Takeshi Nakajima, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Seiichiro Yamamoto and Yutaka Saito
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:87
  42. Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) has been shown to be able to relax the sphincter of Oddi (SO) both in animals and humans. Theoretically, the use of these compounds during and after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopan...

    Authors: Bin Chen, Tao Fan and Chun-hui Wang
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:85
  43. We describe a rare case of diffuse macroscopic discoloration and chemical gastritis due to chronic bromazepam intake. The chemical composition of pharmaceuticals has to be considered at endoscopy and it is evi...

    Authors: Oliver Kirschberg, Thomas Saers, Bernd Krakamp and Michael Brockmann
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:84
  44. The fact that prognoses remain poor in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma highlights the demand for suitable animal models to facilitate the development of anti-cancer medications. This study empl...

    Authors: Hoi-Hung Chan, Tian-Huei Chu, Hsin-Fan Chien, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, E-Ming Wang, Huay-Ben Pan, Hsiao-Mei Kuo, Tsung-Hui Hu, Kwok-Hung Lai, Jiin-Tsuey Cheng and Ming-Hong Tai
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2010 10:83

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