The efficacy of limited endoscopic sphincterotomy plus endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation for removal of large bile duct stones
The removal of large bile duct stones (> 15 mm) by conventional endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) and endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) can be challenging, requiring mechanical lithotripsy (ML) in add... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chung-Mou Kuo, Yi-Chun Chiu, Chih-Ming Liang, Cheng-Kun Wu, Lung-Sheng Lu, Wei-Chen Tai, Yuan-Hung Kuo, Keng-Liang Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah and Chung-Huang Kuo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epstein-Barr virus infection is associated with a higher Child-Pugh score and may predict poor prognoses for patients with liver cirrhosis
Studies on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) have focused mostly on neoplastic disease. Few studies have considered immunocompetent patients who are not severely immunocompromised. Liver cirrhosis is associated with va... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jianhua Hu, Xiaoli Zhang, Guodong Yu, Huan Cai, Jueqing Gu, Menglin Hu, Dairong Xiang, Jiangshan Lian, Liang Yu, Hongyu Jia, Yimin Zhang and Yida Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Paraneoplastic pemphigus and myasthenia gravis as the first manifestations of a rare case of pancreatic follicular dendritic cell sarcoma: CT findings and review of literature
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a rare neoplasm that originates from follicular dendritic cells in lymphoid tissue while paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune blistering disease associate... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tao Lu, Bin Song, Hong Pu, Xinglan Li, Qiqi Chen and Chong Yang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Histological improvement in chronic hepatitis B patients treated with bicyclol: real world experience
Bicyclol, the most commonly-used liver hepatoprotective drug in China, is often selected to control disease progression in CHB patients who refuse anti-viral treatment. However, data on histological changes af... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Xiaoling Chi, Huanming Xiao, Meijie Shi, Gaoshu Cai, Yubao Xie, Junmin Jiang, Guangjun Tian, Shuduo Wu, Chaozhen Zhang, Pengtao Zhao and Jiezhen Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A non-randomised single centre cohort study, comparing standard and modified bowel preparations, in adults with cystic fibrosis requiring colonoscopy
Adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) have been reported to be at five to ten-fold risk (25 to 30 fold risk after solid organ transplant) of colorectal cancer (CRC) than the general population. Limited publications... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: A. G. Matson, J. P. Bunting, A. Kaul, D. J. Smith, J. Stonestreet, K. Herd, R. S. Hodgson and S. C. Bell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fibrosis-4 index at diagnosis is associated with all-cause mortality in patients with microscopic polyangiitis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis
In this study, we investigated whether at diagnosis could be associated with all-cause mort... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hee Jin Park, Jun Yong Park, Seung Min Jung, Jason Jungsik Song, Yong-Beom Park and Sang-Won Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of HLA on clinical and analytical features of pediatric celiac disease
Celiac disease (CD) is triggered by gluten and related prolamines in genetically susceptible individuals. We aimed to investigate the influence of HLA-DQ genotypes in clinical, serological and histological fea... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Eva Mart ínez-Ojinaga, Marta Fernández-Prieto, Manuel Molina, Isabel Polanco, Elena Urcelay and Concepción Núñez Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low vitamin D levels are associated with high viral loads in patients with chronic hepatitis B: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Previous studies have investigated the vitamin D status in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its relationship with HBV replication, the results however were inconsistent. The present ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 11, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ye-Chao Hu, Wei-Wei Wang, Wei-Yun Jiang, Chun-Qing Li, Jian-Chun Guo and Yun-Hao Xun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The IGF system in patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated with prednisolone or infliximab: potential role of the stanniocalcin-2 / PAPP-A / IGFBP-4 axis
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) present with reduced serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). Anti-inflammatory treatment with prednisolone or infliximab ameliorates symptoms and increases ci... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - June 3, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rikke Hjortebjerg, Karen L. Thomsen, J ørgen Agnholt and Jan Frystyk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Autologous stem cell transplantation in refractory Crohn ’s disease – low intensity therapy evaluation (ASTIClite): study protocols for a multicentre, randomised controlled trial and observational follow up study
Intestinal inflammation in Crohn ’s disease (CD) is caused by mucosal immune system reactivity to luminal antigen and results in debilitating symptoms, reduced quality of life, impaired work productivity and si... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 31, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: John A. Snowden, Chris Hawkey, Daniel Hind, Lizzie Swaby, Katie Mellor, Richard Emsley, Laura Mandefield, Ellen Lee, Manuela Badoglio, Emmanuelle Polge, Myriam Labopin, John Gribben, A. Graham Pockley, Gemma A. Foulds, Alan Lobo, Simon Travis & hellip; Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Novel 1  L polyethylene glycol-based bowel preparation (NER1006): proof of concept assessment versus standard 2 L polyethylene glycol with ascorbate – a randomized, parallel group, phase 2, colonoscopist-blinded trial
Colonoscopy requires colon cleansing. For this, many polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based preparations still require a high preparation-volume intake. Using an increased osmotic load with ascorbate (Asc), five new ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 30, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lucy B. Clayton, Bola Tayo, Marc Halphen and R üdiger Kornberger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognostic factors of acute mesenteric ischemia in ICU patients
The primary endpoint was to investigate the prognostic factors of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) in ICU patients. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 30, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Martin Caluwaerts, Diego Castanares-Zapatero, Pierre-Fran çois Laterre and Philippe Hantson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Feasibility of ambulatory surgery for anal fistula with LIFT procedure
Ambulatory surgery maintains the advantages of a more rapid return to work and overall reduced hospital costs. The specific impact of ambulatory surgery for anal fistula using the LIFT procedure (ligation of t... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 30, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jian-ming Qiu, Guan-gen Yang, Hong-tao Wang, Chao Fu, Dong Wang and Tingting Mei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolated gastric varices secondary to abdominal tuberculosis mimicking lymphoma: a case report
Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) rarely presents with abdominal masses and rarely causes isolated gastric varices. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 28, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yaoyao Gong, Shuo Li, Rong Rong, Xiaoxing Chen and Liuqin Jiang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Sofosbuvir add-on to ribavirin for chronic hepatitis E in a cirrhotic liver transplant recipient: a case report
Chronic hepatitis E represents an emerging challenge in organ transplantation, as there are currently no established treatment options for patients who fail to clear hepatitis E virus (HEV) following reduction... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Montserrat Fraga, J érôme Gouttenoire, Roland Sahli, Haithem Chtioui, Cristina Marcu, Manuel Pascual, Darius Moradpour and Julien Vionnet Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Can the rate and location of sessile serrated polyps be part of colorectal Cancer disparity in African Americans?
Up to 30% of colorectal cancers develop through the serrated pathway. African Americans (AAs) suffer a disproportionate burden of colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinicopathological fe... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mehdi Nouraie, Hassan Ashktorab, Nazli Atefi, Saman Azam, Taraneh Tarjoman, Edward Lee, Babak Shokrani, Ali Afsari, Akbar Soleimani, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Sanmeet Singh and Hassan Brim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Defining constipation to estimate its prevalence in the community: results from a national survey
This study explores the impact of dif... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Barry L. Werth, Kylie A. Williams, Murray J. Fisher and Lisa G. Pont Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors of mortality in patients under treatment for chronic hepatitis B in Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study
In this study we a... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hailemichael Desalegn, Hanna Aberra, Nega Berhe, Girmay Medhin, Bitsatab Mekasha, Svein Gunnar Gundersen and Asgeir Johannessen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Detection of Helicobacter pylori and its virulence genes (cagA, dupA, and vacA) among patients with gastroduodenal diseases in Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, South Africa
The global prevalence of H. pylori approaches 50%, with prevalence rates between 20 and 40% in developed countries and up to 90% in Africa and other developing nations of the world. Development of H. pylori-assoc... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ayodeji Idowu, Asisipho Mzukwa, Ute Harrison, Pia Palamides, Rainer Haas, Melvin Mbao, Razinah Mamdoo, Jonathan Bolon, Tolulope Jolaiya, Stella Smith, Reidwaan Ally, Anna Clarke and Henry Njom Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Small bowel metastasis from pulmonary rhabdomyosarcoma causing intussusception: a case report
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), especially primary pulmonary RMS, is an extremely rare type of soft tissue sarcoma in adults. Small bowel is an uncommon site for metastases. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 10, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ke-kang Sun and Xiao-jun Shen Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Correction to: Serum HBV RNA quantification: useful for monitoring natural history of chronic hepatitis B infection
Following publication of the original article [1] (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 10, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yayun Liu, Meng Jiang, Jianya Xue, Hongli Yan and Xuesong Liang Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Early screening the small bowel is key to protect Peutz-Jeghers syndrome patients from surgery: a novel mutation c.243delG in STK11 gene
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a Mendelian disease, whose causative gene is STK11, mainly characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and increased cancer risk. Clinical observation reveals intussusception in ch... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yu-Liang Jiang, Zi-Ye Zhao, Bai-Rong Li, Jing Li, Xiao-Wei Jin, En-Da Yu, Xiao-Dong Xu and Shou-Bin Ning Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Economic burden of moderate to severe irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in six European countries
Irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation (IBS-C) is a complex disorder with gastrointestinal and nervous system components. The study aim was to assess the economic burden of moderate to severe I... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 7, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jan Tack, Vincenzo Stanghellini, Ferm ín Mearin, Yan Yiannakou, Peter Layer, Benoit Coffin, Magnus Simren, Jonathan Mackinnon, Gwen Wiseman and Anne Marciniak Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sustained serological and complete responses in HBeAg-positive patients treated with Peginterferon alfa-2b: a 6-year long-term follow-up of a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial in China
Pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) alfa-2b is recommended for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). We aimed to investigate the sustainability of off-treatment responses among Chinese HBeAg-positive CHB patients treated with... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jian Sun, Huiguo Ding, Guofeng Chen, Guiqiang Wang, Lai Wei, Jiming Zhang, Qing Xie, Mobin Wan, Hong Tang, Shijun Chen, Zhiliang Gao, Yuming Wang, Dazhi Zhang, Wenxiang Huang, Jifang Sheng, Qin Ning & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association of liver function and quality of life of patients with liver cancer
Quality of life (QOL) assessments with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30, QLQ-HCC18, C30 and HCC18 index scores have been shown to be prognostic factors for overall... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Leung Li, Frankie Mo, Edwin P. Hui, Stephen L. Chan, Jane Koh, Nelson L. S. Tang, Simon C. H. Yu and Winnie Yeo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serum D-dimer levels at admission for prediction of outcomes in acute pancreatitis
Systemic alterations in coagulation are associated with complications of acute pancreatitis (AP). D-dimer, a fibrin degradation product, was recently described as a marker of pancreatitis outcome. Early predic... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jianhua Wan, Xiaoyu Yang, Wenhua He, Yin Zhu, Yong Zhu, Hao Zeng, Pi Liu, Liang Xia and Nonghua Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of diagnosis on health-related quality of life in people with coeliac disease: a UK population-based longitudinal perspective
Before diagnosis, people with coeliac disease suffer reduced quality of life, which improves substantially after the disease has been diagnosed. Delayed diagnosis is common. The aim of this study was to assess... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - May 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mara Violato and Alastair Gray Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Case report of cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis (CMUSE): a rare isease may contribute to endoscopy-capsule retention in the small intestine
Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported the wrong version of Table 1 has been published. The word of 'Capsule' was mistakenly written as 'Capusle'. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 29, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: En-Wei Tao, Tian-Hui Zou, Yong-Feng Wang, Jie-Ting Tang, Ying-Xuan Chen and Qin-Yan Gao Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Rapid decline of noninvasive fibrosis index values in patients with hepatitis C receiving treatment with direct-acting antiviral agents
Studies on temporal changes in noninvasive fibrosis indices and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) treated with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are limited. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wei-Fan Hsu, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Wen-Pang Su, Chia-Hsin Lin, Po-Heng Chuang, Sheng-Hung Chen, Hung-Yao Chen, Hung-Wei Wang, Guan-Tarn Huang and Cheng-Yuan Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic effect of shear wave elastography imaging for differentiation of malignant liver lesions: a meta-analysis
Shear wave elastography (SWE) imaging have been proposed for characterization of focal liver lesions. We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the accuracy and clinical utility of SWE imaging for differentiati... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Xing Hu, Xiaojie Huang, Hui Chen, Tong Zhang, Jianhua Hou, Aixin Song, Lei Ding, Weiyuan Liu, Hao Wu and Fankun Meng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A literature review and case report of severe and refractory post-colectomy enteritis
Ulcerative colitis (UC)-related post-colectomy enteritis is a very rare condition that is characterized by diffuse small-bowel mucosal inflammation following colectomy and could be very dangerous. In previousl... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yingyun Yang, Yuan Liu, Weiyang Zheng, Weixun Zhou, Bin Wu, Xiyu Sun, Wei Chen, Tao Guo, Xiaoqing Li, Hong Yang, Jiaming Qian and Yue Li Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorder in the stomach and duodenum: a case report
Methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorder (MTX-LPD) can present as a benign lymphoid proliferation or a malignant lymphoma in patients taking MTX. Almost 50% of MTX-LPD cases show spontaneous remiss... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Haruka Toyonaga, Masashi Fukushima, Naoto Shimeno and Tetsuro Inokuma Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Tumor location as an indicator of survival in T1 resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a propensity score-matched analysis
The latest 8th edition of the AJCC staging system emphasizes the importance of tumor size however, the clinical significance of the combination of tumor location with tumor size remains unknown. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zibo Meng, Mingsi Cao, Yushun Zhang, Zhiqiang Liu, Shihong Wu and Heshui Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Vitamin K deficiency-induced hemorrhagic shock after thoracentesis: a case report
Vitamin K deficiency results in serious coagulation dysfunction, but hemorrhagic shock is rare. Herein, we describe a case of vitamin K deficiency and abnormality in the path of the intercostal artery, the com... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hideya Itagaki and Takuro Hagino Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A case of ectopic pancreas in the ileum presenting as obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain
Ectopic pancreas is an infrequent submucosal tumor in the gastrointestinal tract defined as a pancreatic tissue lacking vascular or anatomic continuity with the main body of the pancreas. Ectopic pancreas in t... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 17, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rugile Mickuniene, Ieva Stundiene, Tomas Jucaitis, Dileta Valanciene and Jonas Valantinas Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Serum HBV RNA quantification: useful for monitoring natural history of chronic hepatitis B infection
As an alternative biomarker of intrahepatic covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) transcriptional activity, hepatitis B virus (HBV) RNA may evolve during long-lasting virus-host interactions during chronic h... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yayun Liu, Meng Jiang, Jianya Xue, Hongli Yan and Xuesong Liang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endoscopic transpapillary drainage in disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome after acute pancreatitis and trauma: long-term outcomes in 31 patients
Conventionally, disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome is treated surgically. Endoscopic management is associated with lesser morbidity and mortality than that observed with surgery and shows similar success ra... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yan Chen, Yueping Jiang, Wei Qian, Qihong Yu, Yuanhang Dong, Huiyun Zhu, Feng Liu, Yiqi Du, Dong Wang and Zhaoshen Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cases report: severe colonic bleeding in ulcerative colitis is refractory to selective transcatheter arterial embolization
Severe haemorrhage is an uncommon but life-threatening complication of ulcerative colitis (UC). Superselective transcatheter embolization has shown to be an effective and safe therapeutic modality in patients ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jose Miranda-Bautista, Luc ía Diéguez, Gracia Rodríguez-Rosales, Ignacio Marín-Jiménez and Luis Menchén Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Prevalence and long-term outcomes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among elderly individuals from the United States
The prevalence and outcomes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among elderly have not been well described. Our aim was to assess the prevalence, risk factors and mortality of NAFLD in individuals old... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Pegah Golabi, James Paik, Rashmi Reddy, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Gregory Trimble and Zobair M. Younossi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of the prevalence, severity, and risk factors for hepatic steatosis in HIV-infected and uninfected people
Hepatic steatosis is prevalent in Western countries, but few studies have evaluated whether the frequency and severity of steatosis are greater in the setting of HIV infection. We compared the prevalence and s... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jessie Torgersen, Kaku So-Armah, Matthew S. Freiberg, Matthew B. Goetz, Matthew J. Budoff, Joseph K. Lim, Tamar Taddei, Adeel A. Butt, Maria C. Rodriguez-Barradas, Amy C. Justice, Jay R. Kostman and Vincent Lo Re III Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) as a non-invasive test for steatosis in suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) is a non-invasive method for diagnosing hepatic steatosis. Despite good diagnostic performance, clinical application of CAP is limited due to the influences of covariates... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ke Pu, Yuping Wang, Suyang Bai, Hui Wei, Yongning Zhou, Jiangao Fan and Liang Qiao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A retrospective clinical and microbial analysis of 32 patients with bilomas
Bilomas are defined collections of bile fluids mainly caused by iatrogenic injuries of the bile duct system. Owing to the infrequency of this disease, studies addressing bilomas are rare. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: S. W ürstle, A. Göß, C. D. Spinner, W. Huber, H. Algül, C. Schlag, R. M. Schmid, A. Weber, A. Obermeier and J. Schneider Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic manifestations in inflammatory bowel diseases: a referral center study
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic manifestations have been reported in patients with Crohn ’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Our aim was to describe the prevalence of hepatobiliary and pancreatic manifestations in i... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 3, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fotios S. Fousekis, Konstantinos H. Katsanos, Vasileios I. Theopistos, Gerasimos Baltayiannis, Maria Kosmidou, Georgios Glantzounis, Leonidas Christou, Epameinondas V. Tsianos and Dimitrios K. Christodoulou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Case report of cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis (CMUSE): a rare disease may contribute to endoscopy-capsule retention in the small intestine
CMUSE is a rare disease whose diagnosis remains difficult because the lesion is confined to the small bowel. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 3, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: En-Wei Tao, Tian-Hui Zou, Yong-Feng Wang, Jie-Ting Tang, Ying-Xuan Chen and Qin-Yan Gao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Presenting symptoms in inflammatory bowel disease: descriptive analysis of a community-based inception cohort
Few data are currently available on the initial presenting symptoms of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - April 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bryce Perler, Ryan Ungaro, Grayson Baird, Meaghan Mallette, Renee Bright, Samir Shah, Jason Shapiro and Bruce E. Sands Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: The 1000IBD project: multi-omics data of 1000 inflammatory bowel disease patients; data release 1
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - March 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Floris Imhann, K. J. Van der Velde, R. Barbieri, R. Alberts, M. D. Voskuil, A. Vich Vila, V. Collij, L. M. Spekhorst, K. W. J. Van der Sloot, V. Peters, H. M. Van Dullemen, M. C. Visschedijk, E. A. M. Festen, M. A. Swertz, G. Dijkstra and R. K. Weersma Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Small bowel adenocarcinoma as a complication of celiac disease: clinical and diagnostic features
Small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA) is a rare neoplasm, which can occur in a sporadic form or can be associated with a number of predisposing conditions such as hereditary syndromes and immune-mediated intestinal... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - March 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Giacomo Caio, Umberto Volta, Francesco Ursini, Roberto Manfredini and Roberto De Giorgio Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of primary colorectal Cancer location on the KRAS status and its prognostic value
This study aimed to inves... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - March 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ming-zhi Xie, Ji-lin Li, Zheng-min Cai, Ke-zhi Li and Bang-li Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) patients evaluated using Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) Transient Elastography (TE): a tertiary referral center experience
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging disease, where it can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and lead to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowt... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - March 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yoga Fitriakusumah, C. Rinaldi A. Lesmana, Winda Permata Bastian, Chyntia O. M. Jasirwan, Irsan Hasan, Marcellus Simadibrata, Juferdy Kurniawan, Andri Sanityoso Sulaiman and Rino A. Gani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The FATZO mouse, a next generation model of type 2 diabetes, develops NAFLD and NASH when fed a Western diet supplemented with fructose
Metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance, obesity, and hyperglycemia are prominent risk factors for the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)/steatohepatitis (NASH). Dietary rodent mod... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - March 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Gao Sun, Charles V. Jackson, Karen Zimmerman, Li-Kun Zhang, Courtney M. Finnearty, George E. Sandusky, Guodong Zhang, Richard G. Peterson and Yi-Xin (Jim) Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research