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  1. Chemoprevention of colorectal neoplasia with aspirin and statins is under-investigated in Black patients. Since Black patients suffer disproportionately from colon cancer incidence and mortality compared to ot...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Renelus, Devika Dixit, Phuong T. Nguyen, Kingsley K. Njoku, Parth B. Patel, Katiria Pintor-Jimenez, Fengxia Yan, Jonathan M. Buscaglia, Kevin E. Woods and Daniel S. Jamorabo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:379

    Content type: Research

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  2. Cyclin-dependent kinase 19 (CDK19) is a component of the mediator coactivator complex, which is required for transcriptional activation. In this study, we utilized public databases and wet-bench hepatic cell l...

    Authors: Xiaopeng Cai, Jingwen Deng, Jiaming zhou, Huiqiang Cai and Zhi Chen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:377

    Content type: Research

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  3. The significance of different ages of perianal disease (PD) onset in patients with perianal Crohn’s disease (PCD) remains unknown. We aimed to investigate the impact of paediatric-onset PD (POP) and adult-onse...

    Authors: Haichao Wang, Yaling Wu, Chen Ye, Zhanju Liu and Xiaolei Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:376

    Content type: Research

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  4. The prognostic nutritional index, a marker of nutritional status and systemic inflammation, is a known biomarker for various cancers. However, few studies have evaluated the predictive value of the prognostic ...

    Authors: Masashi Utsumi, Koji Kitada, Naoyuki Tokunaga, Takamitsu Kato, Toru Narusaka, Ryosuke Hamano, Hideaki Miyasou, Yousuke Tsunemitsu, Shinya Otsuka and Masaru Inagaki

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:375

    Content type: Research

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  5. Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma (BMPM) is one of the rarest diseases in medicine with only more than 200 cases worldwide. This paper aims to report a case of Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelio...

    Authors: Kelarji Ahmad Beshr, Alshutaihi Mohammad Sami, Ghazal Ahmad, Mahli Nihad and Sarab Agha

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:374

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, although its etiology has largely been unclear. Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF-I) are effective for the treatment....

    Authors: Shin Kashima, Kentaro Moriichi, Katsuyoshi Ando, Nobuhiro Ueno, Hiroki Tanabe, Sayaka Yuzawa and Mikihiro Fujiya

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:373

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Trisomy 8 positivity myelodysplastic syndrome with Behçet's disease is rare. Isolated trisomy 8 is a frequent cytogenetic abnormality in the MDS, but the characteristic of trisomy 8 and the association between...

    Authors: Xiaofen Zhang, Meng Jin, Zhe Shen, Xingyong Wan, Lan Li, Yuwei Zhang, Xinping Zhou, Chen Mei, Hongyan Tong and Chaohui Yu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:372

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Studies on a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) show the elevation of liver enzymes and liver fibrosis index (FIB-4) independently on pre-existing liver diseases. It points to increased liver fibrogenesis duri...

    Authors: Oksana Kolesova, Ieva Vanaga, Sniedze Laivacuma, Aleksejs Derovs, Aleksandrs Kolesovs, Maija Radzina, Ardis Platkajis, Jelena Eglite, Elvira Hagina, Seda Arutjunana, Davis Simanis Putrins, Jelena Storozenko, Baiba Rozentale and Ludmila Viksna

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:370

    Content type: Research

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  9. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the outcomes of palliative endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) and complete stone removal among elderly patients with choledocholithiasis using propensity score matching.

    Authors: Koh Kitagawa, Akira Mitoro, Takahiro Ozutsumi, Masanori Furukawa, Yukihisa Fujinaga, Norihisa Nishimura, Yasuhiko Sawada, Tadashi Namisaki, Takemi Akahane and Hitoshi Yoshiji

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:369

    Content type: Research

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  10. The clinical features of amoebic colitis resemble those of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and therefore the risk of misdiagnosis is very high. The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of the...

    Authors: Bing Yue, Ying Meng, Yanhua Zhou, Haiying Zhao, Yongdong Wu and Ye Zong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:367

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Gallbladder carcinoma (GBC) was the most common malignancy of biliary tract. Patients with malignancies frequently present with activated coagulation pathways, which might potentially related to tumor progress...

    Authors: Peng Cao, Lei Jiang, Liang-Yi Zhou and Yan-Ling Chen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:366

    Content type: Research

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  12. Undelayed diagnosis is thought to be a major determinant for good prognosis in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD). However, factors predicting diagnostic delay and the consequences of this remain poor...

    Authors: Emmiina Sulkanen, Marleena Repo, Heini Huhtala, Pauliina Hiltunen and Kalle Kurppa

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:364

    Content type: Research

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  13. The benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy is still controversial for stage II gastric cancer patients. This study aims to identify prognostic factors to guide individualized treatment for stage II gastric cancer pa...

    Authors: Zi-Jian Deng, Run-Cong Nie, Jun Lu, Xi-Jie Chen, Jun Xiang, Chang-Ming Huang, Ying-Bo Chen, Jun-Sheng Peng and Shi Chen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:363

    Content type: Research

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  14. Patients with intestinal Behçet’s disease (BD) frequently undergo intestinal resections, which significantly affects postoperative morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify the association...

    Authors: Eun Ae Kang, Jung Won Park, Yehyun Park, Soo Jung Park, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim, Min Soo Cho and Jae Hee Cheon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:362

    Content type: Research

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  15. Ixekizumab is monoclonal antibody targeted against interleukin-17 (IL-17) and has been approved for use in chronic plaque psoriasis. Despite its efficacy in treating psoriasis, concerns have been raised regard...

    Authors: Xin Mu, John Fardy, Stephanie Reid and Julia Trahey

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:361

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Synchronous colorectal cancer (SCRC) is featured by the presence of multiple primary tumor lesions in a single patient at initial diagnosis. It is less common with the prevalence of approximately 3.5% among co...

    Authors: Xiongjie Jia, Xinyu Peng, Junjie Sun, Tao Zhang, Hengxue Lin, Tianliang Bai and Aimin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:360

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Activation of Adenosine 5′-monophosphate-activated protein kinase/Sirtuin1 (AMPK/SIRT1) exerts an effect in alleviating obesity and gut damage. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP), a nitric oxide (NO) donor, has been r...

    Authors: Xiaomei Li, Chen Li, Yuanqi Li, Cong Liu, Xue Liang, Ting Liu and Zhihua Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:359

    Content type: Research

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  18. Delays in receiving follow-up colonoscopy after an abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) result are associated with increased colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. Little is known about patterns of fol...

    Authors: Gloria D. Coronado, Alexandra Kihn-Stang, Matthew T. Slaughter, Amanda F. Petrik, Jamie H. Thompson, Jennifer S. Rivelli, Ricardo Jimenez, Jeffrey Gibbs, Neha Yadav and Rajasekhara R. Mummadi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:356

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is the most important risk factor for gastritis and peptic ulcer. However, factors other than H. pylori are involved in its pathogenesis. In the current study, we aimed t...

    Authors: Seyedeh Amineh Hojati, Sara Kokabpeyk, Salma Yaghoubi, Farahnaz Joukar, Mehrnaz Asgharnezhad and Fariborz Mansour-Ghanaei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:355

    Content type: Research

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  20. DAL-1 gene was reported to inhibit proliferation, migration, invasion, and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of gastric cancer (GC) cells in our previous study. The association between the genomic var...

    Authors: Hui Wang, Yuling Jiang, Lina Yu, Lidan Xu, Rongwei Guan, Mengdi Cai, Kexian Dong, Xiao Liang, Jing Bai and Jingcui Yu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:354

    Content type: Research

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  21. Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare, chronic cholestatic liver disease that often progresses to end-stage liver disease and/or the development of hepatobiliary neoplasia. Lack of prognostic tools an...

    Authors: Ahmad Hassan Ali, Brian D. Juran, Erik M. Schlicht, Jackie K. Bianchi, Bryan M. McCauley, Elizabeth J. Atkinson and Konstantinos N. Lazaridis

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:353

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  22. Individuals with pN3 gastric cancer (GC) account for a large proportion of pN + GC, and exhibit poor survival outcomes. The pN3 stage is defined based upon the number of metastatic lymph nodes (mLNs), but the ...

    Authors: Qiantao Hu, Siwei Pan and Zijun Guo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:352

    Content type: Research

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  23. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is an emerging tissue ablation technique with widespread potential, especially for cancer treatment. Although the safety and efficacy of IRE for gastric tissue ablation have ...

    Authors: Yuchi Zhang, Xuan Han, Zhuoqun Li, Yu Zhang, Lihong Liang, Xiaoying Ma, Haonan Liu, Yihui Gao, Qingshan Li, Xue Chen, Yi Lv and Fenggang Ren

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:351

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Olmesartan, which is an angiotensin II receptor blocker, reportedly causes spruelike enteropathy, with intestinal villous atrophy as its typical histopathological finding. Interestingly, collagenous and/or lym...

    Authors: Shiho Kaneko, Kana Matsuda, Yasuko Mizuta, Shoya Shiratori, Kazuma Kishi, Akihisa Nakamura, Masataka Yagisawa, Nobuyuki Ehira, Minoru Uebayashi and Hiroya Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:350

    Content type: Case report

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  25. IgG4-related disease involvement of the digestive tract is very rare. In few reported cases of isolated gastric/duodenal IgG4-related disease, none of which resulted in luminal obstruction.

    Authors: Lina Chen, Abdulaziz Almudaires, May Alzahrani, Karim Qumosani and Subrata Chakrabarti

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:349

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Esophageal metastasis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is extremely rare. We have described herein a case of a 59-year-old man with esophageal metastasis of RCC that was endoscopically resected.

    Authors: Ken Ohnita, Shuntaro Higashi, Satoshi Hirai, Ai Kuwahara, Kana Kakigao, Suguru Nakashiki, Kenichiro Inoue, Hirokazu Kurohama, Masahiro Nakashima and Kazuhiko Nakao

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:348

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Up to 30% of patients with ulcerative colitis will undergo surgery resulting in an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) or permanent end ileostomy (EI). We aimed to understand how patients decide between these ...

    Authors: Jessica N. Cohan, Elissa M. Ozanne, Rebecca K. Hofer, Yvonne M. Kelly, Anna Kata, Craig Larsen and Emily Finlayson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:347

    Content type: Research article

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  28. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the efficacy of complete omentectomy (CO) in patients undergoing radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer.

    Authors: Akao Zhu, Guang Yin, Xinchun Liu, Wencheng Kong, Yu Zhang, Yuqiang Shan, Rongchao Ying, Jian Zhang and Chunhua Zhou

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:346

    Content type: Research

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  29. There is rising utilization of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) for a growing number of metastatic malignancies. While gastrointestinal side effects of ICI are common, isolated ICI-induced enteritis leading ...

    Authors: Kellie Young, Emery Lin, Emerson Chen, Brian Brinkerhoff, Gregory Scott and Jessica Yu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:345

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in elective and outpatient procedures. Guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provided a framework for gradual reopening of outpatient clinica...

    Authors: Christopher Nguyen, Kevin T. Kline, Shehzad Merwat, Sheharyar Merwat, Gurinder Luthra, Sreeram Parupudi and Steven Cohn

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:344

    Content type: Research article

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  31. This study aimed to examine the impact of dietary compositions and patterns on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) morbidity in Japanese men.

    Authors: Chihiro Nakashita, Lu Xi, Yasushi Inoue, Ryota Kabura, Shota Masuda, Yuko Yamano and Takahiko Katoh

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:342

    Content type: Research

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  32. Colon cancer (CC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed malignancies worldwide. Several biomarkers have been suggested for improved prognostic evaluation, but few have been implemented in clinical practice. Th...

    Authors: Tuomas Kaprio, Alexander M. Lindström, Tiina Rasila, Olga Saavalainen, Ines Beilmann-Lehtonen, Harri Mustonen, Caj Haglund and Leif C. Andersson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:341

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  33. Primary small cell carcinoma of the pancreas (SCCP) is a rare malignant neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC). Typically, it presents with lymphovascular invasion as well as metastasis at the time of diagnosis which ...

    Authors: Safa Elzein, Fei Bao, Ray Lin, Gabriel Schnickel, Andrew M. Lowy and Gregory P. Botta

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:340

    Content type: Case report

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  34. To discover the novel ATP7B mutations in 103 southern Chinese patients with Wilson disease (WD), and to determine the spectrum and frequency of mutations in the ATP7B gene and genotype–phenotype correlation in a ...

    Authors: Mingming Li, Jing Ma, Wenlong Wang, Xu Yang and Kaizhong Luo

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:339

    Content type: Research

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  35. Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD) is an uncommon disorder due to an outpouching of tissue through the Killian triangle that is thought to be caused by dysfunction of the cricopharyngeal muscle.

    Authors: Senai Goitom Sereke, Felix Bongomin and Zeridah Muyinda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:338

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Most patients with acute pancreatitis (AP) experience mild, self-limiting disease with little or no need for hospital care. However, 20–25% of patients develop a more severe and potentially life-threatening co...

    Authors: Martina Sjöbeck, Hanna Sternby, Heiko Herwald, Henrik Thorlacius and Sara Regnér

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:337

    Content type: Research

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  37. Narrow-band imaging (NBI) highlights the surface structures and vessels of colorectal polyps and is useful for determining the polyp histology. The narrow-band imaging international colorectal endoscopic (NICE...

    Authors: Yasuhiko Hamada, Kyosuke Tanaka, Masaki Katsurahara, Noriyuki Horiki, Reiko Yamada, Tomomi Yamada and Yoshiyuki Takei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:336

    Content type: Research article

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  38. SARS-CoV-2 may produce intestinal symptoms that are generally mild, with a small percentage of patients developing more severe symptoms. The involvement of SARS-CoV-2 in the physiopathology of bowel damage is ...

    Authors: Albert Martin-Cardona, Josep Lloreta Trull, Raquel Albero-González, Marta Paraira Beser, Xavier Andújar, Pablo Ruiz-Ramirez, Jaume Tur-Martínez, Carme Ferrer, José Angel De Marcos Izquierdo, Anna Pérez-Madrigal, Laura Goiburú González, Jorge Espinós Perez and Maria Esteve

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:334

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Although rare, several immune-related adverse effects can be life-threatening. Here, we describe a metastatic gastric cancer patient presenting with nivolumab-related myasthenia gravis and myocarditis, a previ...

    Authors: Masaru Komatsu, Motoharu Hirai, Kazuaki Kobayashi, Hideki Hashidate, Junki Fukumoto, Aki Sato, Hideki Usuda, Komei Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Takahashi and Shirou Kuwabara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:333

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Acute pancreatitis is a common and potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease, but literatures for the disease burden are scarce for many countries. Understanding the current burden of acute pancreatitis and ...

    Authors: Chang-li Li, Meng Jiang, Chun-qiu Pan, Jian Li and Li-gang Xu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:332

    Content type: Research

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  41. Adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD) and food insecurity (FI) may influence health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in individuals with celiac disease (CD). This study aimed to investigate the association betw...

    Authors: Fahdah F. Al-sunaid, Maha M. Al-homidi, Rawan M. Al-qahtani, Reema A. Al-ashwal, Ghada A. Mudhish, Mahitab A. Hanbazaza and Abeer S. Al-zaben

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:330

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  42. Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma is a rare clinical manifestation, especially in the gastric and ampullary. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological features and prognosis of mix...

    Authors: Sishu Yang, Jiong Lu, Yulong Cai, Bei Li and Xianze Xiong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2021 21:329

    Content type: Research

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