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  1. Content type: Research article

    Prior hepatitis B virus infection (PBI) may increase the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but the impact of PBI on clinical outcomes following treatment for HCC remains unknown. The aim of th...

    Authors: Yutaka Midorikawa, Tadatoshi Takayama, Hisashi Nakayama, Tokio Higaki, Masamichi Moriguchi, Kyoji Moriya, Tatsuo Kanda, Shunichi Matsuoka and Mitsuhiko Moriyama

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:147

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    Microvessel density (MVD), as a derived marker for angiogenesis, has been associated with poor outcome in several types of cancer. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of MVD in stage II and III c...

    Authors: Sjoerd H. den Uil, Evert van den Broek, Veerle M. H. Coupé, Thomas T. Vellinga, Pien M. Delis-van Diemen, Herman Bril, Eric J. Th. Belt, Onno Kranenburg, Hein B. A. C. Stockmann, Jeroen A. M. Belien, Gerrit A. Meijer and Remond J. A. Fijneman

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:146

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to understand the disease characteristics and treatment outcomes of Crohn’s disease (CD) in a real-world setting in China.

    Authors: Yue Li, Baili Chen, Xiang Gao, Naizhong Hu, Meifang Huang, Zhihua Ran, Zhanju Liu, Jie Zhong, Duowu Zou, Xiaoping Wu, Jianlin Ren, Jianqiu Sheng, Ping Zheng, Huahong Wang, Minhu Chen, Junrong Chen…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:145

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Splenic nodules are uncommon entities that occur rarely in the general population. Although an infectious etiology (primarily bacteria, followed by mycobacteria) is usually found, noninfectious diseases, inclu...

    Authors: D. F. Bavaro, G. Ingravallo, F. Signorile, F. Fortarezza, F. Di Gennaro, G. Angarano and A. Saracino

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:144

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Reports showed adenoma miss rates (AMRs) of 22.5–27% in the right colon and 23.4–33.3% in the proximal colon. Missed lesions could contribute to postcolonoscopy cancers. Water exchange (WE) with near-complete ...

    Authors: Chi-Liang Cheng, Yen-Lin Kuo, Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Jui-Hsiang Tang and Felix W. Leung

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:143

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Paragangliomas, also known as chemodectomas, are rare tumors arise from chemoreceptor tissue, and most commonly locate at the bifurcation of the common carotid, the jugular foramen, aortic arch, and retroperit...

    Authors: Zhao-Ru Dong, Yan-Ni Xia, Rui-Yi Zhao, Rui Wu, Kai-Xuan Liu, Kai Shi, Lun-Jie Yan, Cheng-Yu Yao, Yu-Chuan Yan and Tao Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:142

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is associated with mortality in patients with critical illness such as severe acute pancreatitis, but it remains unclear whether decompressive laparotomy for ACS can improv...

    Authors: Shinya Ikeda, Takuma Kagami, Shinya Tani, Takahiro Uotani, Mihoko Yamade, Yasushi Hamaya, Yoshifumi Morita, Takanori Sakaguchi, Satoshi Osawa and Ken Sugimoto

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:141

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Individuals can be infected with multiple strains of Helicobacter pylori. However, the differences among co-infecting strains have not been well analyzed yet. This study aimed to investigate whether the virulence...

    Authors: Ji Won Seo, Jae Yong Park, Tae-Seop Shin and Jae Gyu Kim

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:140

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic transpapillary cannulation of the gallbladder is useful but challenging. This study aimed to investigate cystic duct anatomy patterns, which may guide cystic duct cannulation.

    Authors: Jun Cao, Xiwei Ding, Han Wu, Yonghua Shen, Ruhua Zheng, Chunyan Peng, Lei Wang and Xiaoping Zou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:139

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  10. Content type: Case report

    The increasing life expectancy of individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is likely to be associated with new age-related challenges, colorectal cancer (CRC) most notably; recent consensus recommendations for CRC s...

    Authors: James M. Abraham, Kathleen Mahan, Tetyana Mettler, Jordan M. Dunitz and Alexander Khoruts

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:137

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Risk stratification for patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal (NVUGI) bleeding is crucial for successful prognosis and treatment. Recently, the AIMS65 score has been used to predict mortality risk a...

    Authors: Min Seong Kim, Jeongmin Choi and Won Chang Shin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:136

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of detecting and removing residual common bile duct stones (CBDS) using direct peroralcholangioscopy (DPOC) after performing endoscopic retrograde cholangiop...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Yang, Xiong-Chang Liu, Xiao-Qin Chen, Qi-Yong Zhang and Tian-Rang Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:135

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In cirrhosis upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy (UGIE) identifies oesophageal varices (OV). UGIE is unavailable in most resource-limited settings. Therefore, we assessed prediction of presence of OV using hemato...

    Authors: K. Perera, S. K. Kodisinghe, D. S. Ediriweera, D. Moratuwagama, S. Williams, A. Pathmeswaran, M. A. Niriella and H. J. de Silva

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:134

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of curcumin supplementation on inflammatory indices, and hepatic features in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    Authors: Saeede Saadati, Amir Sadeghi, Asieh Mansour, Zahra Yari, Hossein Poustchi, Mehdi Hedayati, Behzad Hatami and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:133

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infection is clinically challenging, notably in cases with penicillin allergy. Cephalosporin could be used in lieu of amoxicillin to eradicate Helicobacter pylori. The current work...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Song, Wei Fu and Liya Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:132

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Our study aimed to determine the effect of probiotic consumption containing six viable microorganisms of 30 × 1010 cfu Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria strains for six months on clinical outcomes and inflammatory...

    Authors: Liyana Zaharuddin, Norfilza Mohd Mokhtar, Khairul Najmi Muhammad Nawawi and Raja Affendi Raja Ali

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:131

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a kind of malignancies to impact human health. It has been reported that aberrant toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling may contribute to the development and progression of HCC, ...

    Authors: Liyu Shi, Xiaoqiu Zheng, Yuzhuo Fan, Xiaolan Yang, Aimei Li and Jun Qian

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:130

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Imaging is an essential tool in the management of patients with Colorectal cancer (CRC) by helping evaluate number and sites of metastases, determine resectability, assess response to treatment, detect drug to...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Antonio Avallone, Raffaele Palaia, Paolo Delrio, Fabiana Tatangelo, Gerardo Botti, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:129

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To provide criteria for the differential diagnosis of serous cystic neoplasms (SCNs) and mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) by analyzing the imaging features of these two neoplasms by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

    Authors: Lisen Zhong, Ningli Chai, Enqiang Linghu, Huikai Li, Jing Yang and Ping Tang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:127

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate the association between serum vitamin D levels and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) parameters, such as metabolic syndrome (MS), inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis fact...

    Authors: Li-Wei Chen, Cheng-Hung Chien, Sheng-Fong Kuo, Chia-Ying Yu, Chih-Lang Lin and Rong-Nan Chien

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:126

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  21. Content type: Research article

    General overnutrition is one of the key factors involved in the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as the most common liver disease occur by two steps of liver injury ranges from steatosis...

    Authors: Feryal Savari, Seyyed Ali Mard, Mohammad Badavi, Anahita Rezaie and Mohammad Kazem Gharib-Naseri

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:125

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Bone mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSC) showed protective potential against intestinal ischemia. Oxygenase-1(HO-1) could alleviate oxidative stress. In the present study, we constructed HO-1-expressing BMSC and ...

    Authors: Xue-Tao Yan, Xiao-Li Cheng, Xiang-Hu He, Wen-Zhong Zheng, Yuan Xiao-Fang and Chen Hu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:124

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder of the epithelial CFTR apical chloride channel resulting in multi-organ manifestations, including pancreatic exocrine secretion. In the pancreas, CFTR abnormality res...

    Authors: J. Dixon Johns and Steven M. Rowe

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:123

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The identification of patients with advanced liver fibrosis secondary to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains challenging. Using non-invasive liver fibrosis tests (NILT) in primary care may permit...

    Authors: Ankur Srivastava, Simcha Jong, Anna Gola, Ruth Gailer, Sarah Morgan, Karen Sennett, Sudeep Tanwar, Elena Pizzo, James O’Beirne, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Julie Parkes and William Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:122

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) in piecemeal technique is the treatment standard for larger flat or sessile colorectal lesions. The method is burdened by a high recurrence rate mostly presenting as difficul...

    Authors: Annabell von Helden, Ralf Hildenbrand, Bernd Sido and Franz Ludwig Dumoulin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:121

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The effectiveness in surveillance colonoscopy largely depends on the quality of bowel preparation. We aimed to investigate the quality of bowel preparation segmentally and its effect on Adenoma Detection Rate ...

    Authors: Rui Guo, Yong-Jun Wang, Mo Liu, Jun Ge, Ling-Ye Zhang, Ling Ma, Wen-Yu Huang and Hui-Hong Zhai

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:119

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Multiple organ failure (MOF) is a serious complication of moderately severe (MASP) and severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). This study aimed to develop and assess three machine-learning models to predict MOF.

    Authors: Qiu Qiu, Yong-jian Nian, Yan Guo, Liang Tang, Nan Lu, Liang-zhi Wen, Bin Wang, Dong-feng Chen and Kai-jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:118

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Fecal microbiota transplantation may contribute to disease remission in ulcerative colitis; however, the factors that determine the effects of treatment remain unknown. The aim of the present study was to pros...

    Authors: Yan Tian, Yan Zhou, Sisi Huang, Jun Li, Kui Zhao, Xiaohui Li, Xiangchen Wen and Xiao-an Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:116

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) also suffer from a wide range of additional disorders, which may be caused by the disease, the side effect of the medication, or a lack of physical activity (PA)....

    Authors: Katharina G. Eckert, Isabelle Abbasi-Neureither, Maximilian Köppel and Gerhard Huber

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:115

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Microcirculatory disturbance is an important factor in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) but there have been few studies in this field. Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) has been used over...

    Authors: Yu Tian, Yue Zheng, Guigen Teng, Junxia Li and Huahong Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:114

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of residual gastric volume is common practice in critical care units. However, the effects and safety of discarding or returning gastric aspirates remain uncertain. Therefore, we aimed to evalua...

    Authors: Zunjia Wen, Ailing Xie, Mingqi Peng, Lanzheng Bian, Li Wei and Mei Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:113

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Acute anaemia in decompensated liver cirrhosis is commonly caused due to gastrointestinal bleeding; however, sometimes, detecting the site of blood loss is challenging.

    Authors: Marco Biolato, Claudia Tarli, Giuseppe Marrone, Brunella Barbaro, Antonio Liguori, Antonio Gasbarrini and Antonio Grieco

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:112

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be responsible for alteration in quality of life and economic burden. The aim of this study was to evaluate healthcare use related to this disorder in France.

    Authors: Jean-Marc Sabaté, Sébastien Rivière, Pauline Jouet, Christelle Gastaldi-Menager, Anne Fagot-Campagna and Philippe Tuppin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:111

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Beta-herpesviruses are common opportunistic pathogens that cause morbidity after liver transplantation (LT).

    Authors: Conrad Rauber, Katja Bartelheimer, Taotao Zhou, Christian Rupp, Paul Schnitzler, Peter Schemmer, Peter Sauer, Karl Heinz Weiss and Daniel Nils Gotthardt

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:110

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The effect of laparoscopic fundoplication on reflux-related chronic cough is unpredictable, the aim of the study is to investigate the predictive effect of positive reflux-cough correlation on the resolution o...

    Authors: Dong Chen, Zhonggao Wang, Zhiwei Hu, Yan Liang, Fei Xiao and Jimin Wu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:108

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Accurate evaluation of anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) responses is crucial for both diagnosis and treatment of intestinal tuberculosis (ITB). Little is known about the role of cross-sectional imaging techniques...

    Authors: Li Ma, Qingli Zhu, Yue Li, Wenbo Li, Xuan Wang, Wei Liu, Jianchu Li and Yuxin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:106

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Daily cannabis assumption is currently associated with several physical and mental health problems, however in the past it was prescribed for a multitude of symptoms, including vomiting, abdominal pain and dia...

    Authors: Lanfranco Pellesi, Maria Chiara Verga, Nicola De Maria, Erica Villa, Luigi Alberto Pini and Simona Guerzoni

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:105

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Our aim was to clarify the incidence of bowel obstruction associated with a feeding jejunostomy (BOFJ) after thoracoscopic esophagectomy and its association to characteristics and postoperative change in body ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tsutomu Namikawa, Jun Iwabu, Sunao Uemura, Masaya Munekage, Keiichiro Yokota, Michiya Kobayashi and Kazuhiro Hanazaki

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:104

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Biliary mucinous cystic neoplasms are rare cystic lesions of the liver which carry pre-malignant potential. Given the scarcity of reports in the literature, they pose a considerable challenge to clinical manag...

    Authors: Côme Tholomier, Yifan Wang, Olga Aleynikova, Tsafrir Vanounou and Jean-Sebastien Pelletier

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:103

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Aryl-hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a multiple ligand-activated transcription factor that has important roles in xenobiotic, physiological, or pathological functions. Transgenic mice systemically expressing con...

    Authors: Ai Dantsuka, Osamu Ichii, Annika Hanberg, Yaser Hosny Ali Elewa, Saori Otsuka-Kanazawa, Teppei Nakamura and Yasuhiro Kon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:102

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The preventive effects of antiviral therapy to reduce rebleeding rate in patients with hepatitis B-related cirrhosis undergoing endoscopic treatment have not yet been reported.

    Authors: Lingling He, Xiaohui Ye, Jiali Ma, Ping Li, Yu Jiang, Julong Hu, Junru Yang, Yuling Zhou, Xiuxia Liang, Yijun Lin and Hongshan Wei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:101

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The pattern and distribution of human rotavirus genotypes in young children in developing countries play an important role in epidemiological studies, as well as providing a strategy for the development of fut...

    Authors: Nazanin Lorestani, Abdolvahhab Moradi, Ali Teimoori, Maha Masodi, Sayyad Khanizadeh, Mina Hassanpour, Naemeh Javid, Abdollah Ardebili, Alijan Tabarraei and Hadi Razavi Nikoo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:100

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Currently, WeChat is widely used in disease education for patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) in China. It is beneficial for the patients to actively engage in their disease management.

    Authors: Qiao Yu, Liyi Xu, Lili Li, Min Zhi, Yubei Gu, Xinying Wang, Hong Guo, Yue Li, Yihong Fan, Bolin Yang, Meng Xue, Minfang Lv, Dingting Xu, Hanyun Zhang, Yan Li, Yongmao Song…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:97

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The outcomes of patients with refractory benign esophageal strictures (RBES) are unclear, and the clinical efficacy of dilation versus stent placement is lacking. Our objective was to explore the role of endos...

    Authors: Qing Lu, Hailin Yan, Yilan Wang, Tiantian Lei, Linlin Zhu, Hongsheng Ma and Jinlin Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:95

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