Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma of the hepatic bile duct: a case report and review of the literature
The World Health Organization's updated classification of digestive system neuroendocrine tumors in 2010 first proposed the classification of mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC). The incidence of bilia... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 25, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sulai Liu, Zhendong Zhong, Meng Xiao, Yinghui Song, Youye Zhu, Bo Hu, Zengpeng Sun, Weimin Yi and Chuang Peng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Initial results from a multi-center population-based cluster randomized trial of esophageal and gastric cancer screening in China
The objective of the study was to report the baseline screening findings ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 24, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hongmei Zeng, Kexin Sun, Maomao Cao, Rongshou Zheng, Xibin Sun, Shuzheng Liu, Zhiyi Zhang, Yuqin Liu, Guizhou Guo, Guohui Song, Yigong Zhu, Xianghong Wu, Bingbing Song, Xianzhen Liao, Yanfang Chen, Mingyang Song & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigation of the clinical significance and pathological features of lanthanum deposition in the gastric mucosa
There are often specific endoscopic findings caused by deposition of lanthanum (La) in the gastric mucosa of patients taking lanthanum carbonate (LaC), a novel phosphate binder for patients on hemodialysis. We... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shinya Nishida, Kazuhiro Ota, Kimiaki Hattori, Taro Iwatsubo, Shimpei Kawaguchi, Yuichi Kojima, Toshihisa Takeuchi, Tamaki Maeda, Masahiro Sakaguchi and Kazuhide Higuchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of a novel method to detect clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori using a stool antigen test reagent
The resistance rate of Helicobacter pylori to clarithromycin (CAM) is high among infected children in Japan. Therefore, a new method for detecting CAM-resistant H. pylori using a minimally invasive technique is s... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Toshihiko Kakiuchi, Kazutoshi Hashiguchi, Ichiro Imamura, Aiko Nakayama, Ayako Takamori, Masumi Okuda and Muneaki Matsuo Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex with rare associated findings in the gastrointestinal system: a case report and review of the literature
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a complex and heterogeneous genetic disease that has well-established clinical diagnostic criteria. These criteria do not include gastrointestinal tumors. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Larissa Brussa Reis, Daniele Konzen, Cristina Brinckmann Oliveira Netto, Pedro Moacir Braghirolli Braghini, Gabriel Prolla and Patricia Ashton-Prolla Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Characterization of gut microbiota associated with clinical parameters in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a liver disorder that specifically occurs in pregnancy. Elevated levels of liver transaminases aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and serum bili... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rong Li, Xuehai Chen, Zhongzhen Liu, Yan Chen, Chuan Liu, Lingfei Ye, Liang Xiao, Zhenjun Yang, Jian He, Wen-Jing Wang and Hongbo Qi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epidermoid cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen in the pancreas head: a case report
An epidermoid cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIPAS) in the pancreas head is an extremely rare condition. The natural course of this condition is not well known, and it is difficult to diagnose b... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hyo Jung Ko, Jae Ryong Shim, Tae Beom Lee, Byung Hyun Choi, Jung-Hee Lee, Je Ho Ryu and Kwangho Yang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Serum hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase as an early predictive marker of the severity of acute pancreatitis: a retrospective study
To investigate the value of serum hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (HBDH) level, an isozyme of lactate dehydrogenase, in evaluating the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Weiming Xiao, Weili Liu, Ling Yin, Yong Li, Guotao Lu, Xinnong Liu, Weijuan Gong, Yanbing Ding, Mei Wang and Zhigang Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acute portal vein thrombosis secondary to COVID-19: a case report
COVID-19 pneumonia exhibits several extra-pulmonary complications. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Roham Borazjani, Seyed Reza Seraj, Mohammad Javad Fallahi and Zhila Rahmanian Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Endoscopic full-thickness resection of gastric ectopic splenic nodules
Ectopic spleen is extremely rare. Most cases are congenital, acquired ectopic spleen may be a consequence of surgery or trauma to the spleen. The ectopic spleen in the gastric wall we reported is even rarer. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Linfu Zheng, Dazhou Li and Wen Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Narrow band imaging under less-air condition improves the visibility of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
The current virtual chromoendoscopy equipment cannot completely detect superficial squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the esophagus, despite its development in the recent years. Thus, in this study, we aimed to ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Taro Iwatsubo, Ryu Ishihara, Yasushi Yamasaki, Yusuke Tonai, Kenta Hamada, Minoru Kato, Sho Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Kono, Hiromu Fukuda, Yusaku Shimamoto, Kentaro Nakagawa, Masayasu Ohmori, Masamichi Arao, Kenshi Matsuno, Hiroyoshi Iwagami, Shuntaro Inoue & hel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Size measurements of hepatocellular carcinoma: comparisons between contrast and two-dimensional ultrasound
This study is aimed to compare the size measurements of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in three US imaging modalities, i.e. two-dimensi... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fei Chen, Fei Wang, Si Sun, Mei Zhu and Zheng Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tolvaptan therapy of Chinese cirrhotic patients with ascites after insufficient diuretic routine medication responses: a phase III clinical trial
To determine the safety and efficacy of different doses of tolvaptan for treating Chinese cirrhotic patients with or without hyponatraemia who still had ascites after routine therapy with diuretics. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 19, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jieting Tang, Yongfeng Wang, Tao Han, Qing Mao, Jun Cheng, Huiguo Ding, Jia Shang, Qin Zhang, Junqi Niu, Feng Ji, Chengwei Chen, Jidong Jia, Xiangjun Jiang, Nonghua Lv, Yueqiu Gao, Zhenghua Wang & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Authors response to correspondence regarding paper entitled Syphilitic hepatitis: a case report and review of the literature
In the correspondence from Abdurrahman et al., they raised three main concerns and critiques of our recently published article entitled “Syphilitic hepatitis: a case report and review of the literature”. First... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jiaofeng Huang, Bo Wan, Mingfang Wang, Yueyong Zhu and Su Lin Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol is a predictor of survival in cirrhotic patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding: a retrospective study
Lipid profiles are declined in patients with viral liver cirrhosis and correlated with severity of liver disease. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis in China. Our primary aim was t... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ran Cheng, Ning Tan, Qian Kang, Hao Luo, Hongyu Chen, Jiali Pan, Yifan Han, Yuqing Yang and Xiaoyuan Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

HER2 gene assessment in liquid biopsy of gastric and esophagogastric junction cancer patients qualified for surgery
Amplification of HER2 gene (ERBB2) and overexpression of HER2 protein on cancer cells are found in 10 –26% of gastric cancer (GC) and esophagogastric junction cancer (EGJC). Gene copy number variation (CNV) could ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Anna Grenda, Kamila Wojas-Krawczyk, Tomasz Skoczylas, Pawe ł Krawczyk, Jadwiga Sierocińska-Sawa, Grzegorz Wallner and Janusz Milanowski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal complications are associated with a poor outcome in non-critically ill pneumonia patients
Development of gastrointestinal (GI) complications is adversely associated with prognosis in the critically ill. However, little is known about their impact on the outcome of non-critically ill patients. In th... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chun-Ta Huang, Chun-Ming Hong, Yi-Ju Tsai, Wang-Huei Sheng and Chong-Jen Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between platelet count and mucosal healing in Japanese patients with ulcerative colitis: a cross-sectional study
Mucosal healing (MH) has been indicated as the therapeutic goal for ulcerative colitis (UC). Platelet count is known as an inflammation evaluation. However, the association between platelet count and MH among ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 16, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shinya Furukawa, Sen Yagi, Kana Shiraishi, Kenichirou Mori, Tomoyuki Ninomiya, Keitarou Kawasaki, Yuji Mizukami, Seiyuu Suzuki, Masayoshi Uraoka, Naozumi Shibata, Sanae Nakamura, Satoshi Imamine, Hidehiro Murakami, Katsuhisa Ohashi, Masamoto Torisu, Aki H Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of metastasis between early-onset and late-onset gastric signet ring cell carcinoma
There is little knowledge to date about the distant metastasis of early-onset gastric signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) or the difference in metastasis based on age. Therefore, we conducted a comprehensive ret... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Qiang-Ping Zhou, Yong-Hua Ge and Cheng-Yuan Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increasing newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease and improving prognosis in China: a 30-year retrospective study from a single centre
We aimed to characterize the trends of prognosis in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn ’s disease (CD) in a Chinese tertiary hospital. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hong Lv, Meng Jin, Huimin Zhang, Xuanfu Chen, Meixu Wu, Mingyue Guo, Runing Zhou, Zheng Wang, Hong Yang and Jiaming Qian Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Asymptomatic hepatic artery dissection early after living-donor liver transplantation with simultaneous splenectomy: two case reports
Hepatic artery dissection after liver transplantation is an uncommon morbidity. The onset mechanism and management for this disorder remain unclear. The present report describes the cases of two patients with ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Keita Shimata, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Tomoaki Irie, Yuzuru Sambommatsu, Masashi Kadohisa, Sho Ibuki, Seiichi Kawabata, Kaori Isono, Masaki Honda, Hidekazu Yamamoto and Taizo Hibi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Management of syphilitic hepatitis
Syphilis is a sexuality transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum. Liver involvement is very rarely seen and occurs in the second phase of the disease. Syphilitic hepatitis generally is mild clinical condi... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 12, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Abdurrahman Kaya and Sibel Y ıldız Kaya Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

The effects of resistant starches on inflammatory bowel disease in preclinical and clinical settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a debilitating chronic disease with limited treatment options. Resistant starches may represent a novel treatment for IBD. However, its efficacy and safety remain unclear. O... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Joshua Montroy, Rania Berjawi, Manoj M. Lalu, Eyal Podolsky, Cayden Peixoto, Levent Sahin, Alain Stintzi, David Mack and Dean A. Fergusson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between apoptosis inhibitor of macrophage and microsatellite instability status in colorectal cancer
The microsatellite instability (MSI) in colorectal cancer (CRC) has a more favorable clinical outcome and is characterized by highly upregulated expression of various immunological checkpoints than microsatell... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wen-juan Huang, Xin Wang, Meng-lin Zhang, Li Li and Rui-tao Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adding ursodeoxycholic acid to the endoscopic treatment and common bile duct stenting for large and multiple biliary stones: Will it improve the outcomes?
The role of common bile duct (CBD) stenting in the establishment of bile stream in the elderly patients and the ones who are not good candidates for surgery due to not responding to treatments was well documen... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ahmad Hormati, Mohammad Reza Ghadir, Seyed Saeed Sarkeshikian, Faezeh Alemi, Majid Moghaddam, Sajjad Ahmadpour, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi and Gholam Reza Sivandzadeh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Folate levels in hepatocellular carcinoma patients with portal vein thrombosis
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) occurs frequently in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is often diagnosed in the course of a routine patient evaluation and surveillance for liver cancer. The purpose of this stud... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Giulia Malaguarnera, Vito Emanuele Catania, Saverio Latteri, Antonio Maria Borz ì, Gaetano Bertino, Roberto Madeddu, Filippo Drago and Michele Malaguarnera Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Long term outcomes of colon polyps with high grade dysplasia following endoscopic resection
The risk of recurrent colonic adenoma associated with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) colon polyps at baseline colonoscopy remains unclear. We conducted a clinical cohort study with patients who underwent polypecto... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Jia-Jang Chang, Cheng-Hung Chien, Shuo-Wei Chen, Li-Wei Chen, Ching-Jung Liu and Cho-Li Yen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

ZBTB7A functioned as an oncogene in colorectal cancer
Despite zinc finger and BTB domain-containing 7A (ZBTB7A) documented importance in multiple tumors, the function and clinical value in Colorectal cancer (CRC) remain elusive. The aim of this study was to evalu... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Li Wang, Meng-Xia Zhang, Mei-Fang Zhang and Zi-Wei Tu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Loss of skeletal muscle mass affects the incidence of minimal hepatic encephalopathy: a case control study
Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterized by progressive and systemic decreases in skeletal muscle mass and muscle strength. The influence or prognosis of various liver diseases in this condition have been widely... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 9, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Masakuni Tateyama, Hideaki Naoe, Motohiko Tanaka, Kentaro Tanaka, Satoshi Narahara, Takayuki Tokunaga, Takeshi Kawasaki, Yoko Yoshimaru, Katsuya Nagaoka, Takehisa Watanabe, Hiroko Setoyama, Yutaka Sasaki and Yasuhito Tanaka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An assessment of chromosomal alterations detected by fluorescence in situ hybridisation in pancreatobiliary tract malignancy
Using fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) to detect any gain of chromosomes 3, 7, or 17 and loss of the 9p21 locus has been proven to be sensitive in the diagnosis of pancreatobiliary tumors. However, bo... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 4, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Xiaohong Pu, Hongwei Zheng, Xin Yang, Qing Ye, Zhiwen Fan, Jun Yang, Xiangshan Fan, Xiaoping Zhou, Yudong Qiu, Qin Huang, Hongyan Wu and Jun Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Non-invasive predictors of prognosis of Asian patients with histopathologically-confirmed lean nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
The prognostic factors of morbidity and mortality in patients with lean NAFLD (body mass index   (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 4, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Soichi Iritani, Norio Akuta, Yusuke Kawamura, Akira Kajiwara, Kayoko Kasuya, Shunichiro Fujiyama, Hitomi Sezaki, Tetsuya Hosaka, Masahiro Kobayashi, Mariko Kobayashi, Satoshi Saito, Fumitaka Suzuki, Yasuji Arase, Kenji Ikeda, Yoshiyuki Suzuki and Hiromits Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Granulomatous cholangitis mimicking hilar cholangiocarcinoma: a case report
Hilar biliary stricture caused by isolated fungal infections in immunocompetent patients are considered to be extremely rare and difficult to the diagnose from the outset. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 4, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shigeru Fujisaki, Motoi Takashina, Ken-ichi Sakurai, Ryouichi Tomita and Tadatoshi Takayama Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A preinstalled nasopharyngeal airway in the right nasal passageway to facilitate nasogastric intubation in anesthetized and intubated patients: a prospective randomized controlled trial
Nasogastric intubation (NGI) is usually challenging in patients under general anesthesia, with reported success rate at the first attempt to be less than 50%. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 3, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ting-Yang Huang, Jr-Rung Lin and Yung-Tai Chung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

HFD and HFD-provoked hepatic hypoxia act as reciprocal causation for NAFLD via HIF-independent signaling
The occurrence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is found to be higher in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized by intermittent hypoxia. Activation of hypoxia-inducible... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 3, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Xiaofang Zhang, Caoxin Huang, Xuejun Li, Zhaoshui Shangguan, Wenjing Wei, Suhuan Liu, Shuyu Yang and Yijie Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adverse events of video capsule endoscopy over the past two decades: a systematic review and proportion meta-analysis
A full spectrum of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) adverse events over the past two decades has not been evaluated. We aimed to determine pooled rates, predictors and temporal-trend of VCE adverse events over th... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - November 2, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yuan-Chen Wang, Jun Pan, Ya-Wei Liu, Feng-Yuan Sun, Yang-Yang Qian, Xi Jiang, Wen-Bin Zou, Ji Xia, Bin Jiang, Nan Ru, Jia-Hui Zhu, En-Qiang Linghu, Zhao-Shen Li and Zhuan Liao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of a dedicated care pathway for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in an integrated US healthcare system demonstrates support of weight management and improved ALT
A care pathway for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in Kaiser Permanente San Diego, California was instituted in August 2017 to improve efficiency of disease staging and promote lifestyle modification. (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Heather Patton, Raoul Burchette, Stephanie Tovar, Jose Pio, Jiaxiao Shi and Lisa M. Nyberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changes in plasma bile acids are associated with gallbladder stones and polyps
The development of gallbladder disease (GBD) is related to bile acid (BA) metabolism, and the rate of BA circulation increases the risk of biliary cancer. However, it is unclear whether patterns of circulating... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 31, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Linshi Wu, Yinping Wang, Sibo Zhu, Xunxia Bao, Zhiliang Fu, Timing Zhen, Zhiqing Yuan, Qiwei Li, Zheng Deng, Jianhua Sun and Tao Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hepatitis C virus infection and its associated factors among prisoners in a Nigerian prison
The prison population is considered at high risk of acquiring infectious diseases due to confined conditions, behavioral factors, injection drug use, unprotected sexual activity, non-professional tattooing and... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ifeyinwa M. Okafor, Solomon O. Ugwu and Henshaw U. Okoroiwu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Beyond the scope and the glue: update on evaluation and management of gastric varices
Gastric varices are encountered less frequently than esophageal varices. Nonetheless, gastric variceal bleeding is more severe and associated with worse outcomes. Conventionally, gastric varices have been desc... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Cyriac Abby Philips, Rizwan Ahamed, Sasidharan Rajesh, Tom George, Meera Mohanan and Philip Augustine Tags: Review Source Type: research

Acute cholestasis as uncommon onset of Kawasaki disease: a case report
Kawasaki disease (KD) or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome is a vasculitis that mostly occurs in young children. Adult-onset KD (AKD) is rare and often misdiagnosed. Here we report a rare case of KD with chole... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 28, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Massimo Gallerani, Marco Pala, Fabio Fabbian and Alfredo De Giorgi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Thymic carcinoma metastasize to the small intestine: a case report
Thymic carcinoma is a rare mediastinal neoplasm with a high malignant potential. It often shows pleural invasion and distant metastasis. The metastasis of thymic carcinoma to the small intestine is rarely repo... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 28, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yi Yuan, Hong Pu, Ming-hui Pang, Yi-sha Liu and Hang Li Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Developing the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 for a greater impact on the quality of life of patients with functional dyspepsia compared to Somatic Symptom Scale-8
To develop the Patient Health Questionnaire-8 (PHQ-8) as a more reliable approach than the Somatic Symptom Scale-8 (SSS-8), evaluating somatization which might be a critical factor influencing the quality of l... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 28, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chaoqun Yuan, Guizhen Yong, Xi Wang, Ting Xie, Chunyan Wang, Yuan Yuan and Guobin He Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hepatic predominant presentation of Kawasaki disease in adolescence case report and review of literature
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is the most common paediatric vasculitis affecting small to medium arteries. Although the average age of diagnosis is 3.4  years with a well-defined clinical presentation, older patients w... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Krishan Pratap, Logan S. Gardner, David Gillis, Martin Newman, Dana Wainwright and Roger Prentice Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Eosinophilic peritonitis with colon cancer: a case report
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) are a rare group of inflammatory disorders that can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the rectum. In particular, those with ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ryo Ataka, Hirokazu Tanaka, Shintaro Yagi, Kei Yamane, Kenji Yoshino, Tomoyuki Miyauchi, Tomoaki Yoh, Keiichi Arafuka, Shinichi Fujita, Akihiko Hamada, Bunji Endo and Shinji Uemoto Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Vertical distance from navel as a risk factor for bowel obstruction associated with feeding jejunostomy after esophagectomy: a retrospective cohort study
Placement of feeding jejunostomy (PFJ) during esophagectomy is an effective method to maintain adequate nutrition, but is associated with serious complications such as bowel obstruction and jejunal torsion. Th... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Teppei Kamada, Hironori Ohdaira, Hideyuki Takeuchi, Junji Takahashi, Rui Marukuchi, Eisaku Ito, Norihiko Suzuki, Satoshi Narihiro, Sojun Hoshimoto, Masashi Yoshida, Mitsuyoshi Urashima and Yutaka Suzuki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Small intestinal mucosal injury and its risk factors in patients with gastrointestinal cancer who developed complicated fluoropyrimidine-induced diarrhea
Diarrhea is a common adverse event of fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy. However, limited data are available on the frequency and risk factors of complicated chemotherapy-induced diarrhea (CID) and small int... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Miho Sakumura, Takayuki Ando, Ayumu Hosokawa, Takahiko Nakajima, Iori Motoo, Hiroshi Mihara, Akira Ueda, Shinya Kajiura, Sohachi Nanjo, Haruka Fujinami, Kohei Ogawa and Ichiro Yasuda Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Linked color imaging improves visibility of reflux esophagitis
With more prevalent gastroesophageal reflux disease comes increased cases of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Image-enhanced endoscopy using linked-color imaging (LCI) differentiates between ... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tsutomu Takeda, Daisuke Asaoka, Daiki Abe, Maiko Suzuki, Yuta Nakagawa, Hitoshi Sasaki, Yoshihiro Inami, Muneo Ikemura, Hisanori Utsunomiya, Shotaro Oki, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Atsushi Ikeda, Noboru Yatagai, Hiroyuki Komori, Yoichi Akazawa, Kohei Matsumoto & he Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Distinct clinicopathological differences between early gastric cardiac and non-cardiac carcinomas: a single-center retrospective study of 329 radical resection cases
Early gastric carcinoma is heterogeneous and can be divided into early gastric cardiac carcinoma (EGCC) and early gastric non-cardiac carcinoma (EGNCC) groups. At present, differences in clinicopathology remai... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 21, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yaohui Wang, Xiuqing Li, Lili Gao, Chenxi Wang, Yifen Zhang and Qin Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A hypocaloric high-protein diet supplemented with β-cryptoxanthin improves non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized controlled trial
Despite promising animal data, there is no randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the effects of high protein (HP)-diet and/or β-cryptoxanthin in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Aims: Safety and effic... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fatemeh Haidari, Abdollah Hojhabrimanesh, Bizhan Helli, Seyed-Saeed Seyedian, Kambiz Ahmadi-Angali and Behnaz Abiri Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subtotal (segment II –VIII) hepatectomy for bilateral diffuse hepatolithiasis with compensatory caudate lobe hypertrophy: a report of two cases
Hepatolithiasis often leads to atrophy –hypertrophy complex due to bile duct obstruction, inflammation or infection in the affected liver segments and compensatory response in the normal segments. In severe bil... (Source: BMC Gastroenterology)
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - October 20, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Wei Wang, ZiJie Zhang and Jian Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research