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Intestinal disorders

This section concerns all clinical and basic science aspects of intestinal disorders including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics and pathophysiology.

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  1. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the pathogenesis of which is complicated, and it is difficult to treat. In recent years, the emerging fecal microbiota transplantation (F...

    Authors: Xiao-Fei Dang, Qing-Xi Wang, Zhao Yin, Lin Sun and Wei-Hua Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:401

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  2. Gastrointestinal endoscopy may be associated with pain and anxiety. Predictors for high pain scores after endoscopies in children are not known. The aim of our study was to identify risk factors for prolonged ...

    Authors: Tut Galai, Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Nathan P. Heller, Amir Ben-Tov, Yael Weintraub, Achiya Amir, Hadar Moran-Lev, Lilach Zac and Shlomi Cohen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:400

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  3. We aimed to characterize the trends of prognosis in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) in a Chinese tertiary hospital.

    Authors: Hong Lv, Meng Jin, Huimin Zhang, Xuanfu Chen, Meixu Wu, Mingyue Guo, Runing Zhou, Zheng Wang, Hong Yang and Jiaming Qian

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:377

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  4. 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...

    Authors: Joshua Montroy, Rania Berjawi, Manoj M. Lalu, Eyal Podolsky, Cayden Peixoto, Levent Sahin, Alain Stintzi, David Mack and Dean A. Fergusson

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:372

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  5. 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...

    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

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:364

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  6. 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...

    Authors: Yi Yuan, Hong Pu, Ming-hui Pang, Yi-sha Liu and Hang Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:358

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Tunneled peritoneal drainage catheters are described as an effective and relatively safe method in the management of malignant and non-malignant refractory ascites. Therapeutic advantages, linked to their use,...

    Authors: Maria Paparoupa, Henning Wege, Anna Creutzfeldt, Marcial Sebode, Faik G. Uzunoglu, Olaf Boenisch, Axel Nierhaus, Jakob R. Izbicki and Stefan Kluge

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:345

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  8. Population-based analysis for the liver metastases of small bowel cancer is currently lacking. This study aimed to analyze the frequency, prognosis and treatment modalities for newly diagnosed small bowel canc...

    Authors: Xiaorong Ye, Lifu Wang, Yongjun Xing and Chengjun Song

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:342

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  9. As with isolated ileitis the findings of nonspecific small bowel enteritis (NSE) on capsule endoscopy (CE) poses a clinical challenge. There is lack of available evidence to help clinicians to predict signific...

    Authors: Sandeep Sihag, Brandon Tan, Serhiy Semenov, Mohd Syafiq Ismail, Barbara Ryan, Anthony O’Connor, Niall Breslin, Rita Douglas and Deirdre McNamara

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:341

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  10. Previous studied revealed that psoriasis and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have highly overlapping epidemiological characteristics, genetic susceptibility loci, disease risk factors, immune mechanisms, and ...

    Authors: Jingyi Ju, Yuanyuan Dai, Jiaolan Yang, Changqin Liu, Li Fan, Lijin Feng, Binghui Zhao, Meiying Zeng, Zhanju Liu and Xiaomin Sun

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:340

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  11. A defecation disorder (DD) is a difficulty in evacuation documented by physiological exams. However, this physiological evaluation can be cumbersome, inaccessible and costly. Three “low-cost” tools to evaluate...

    Authors: A. C. Caetano, D. Costa, R. Gonçalves, J. Correia-Pinto and C. Rolanda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:338

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  12. Foreign body ingestion is a common clinical problem. The upper esophagus is the most common site of foreign body, accounting for more than 75% of all cases, but cases with a foreign body in the duodenal papill...

    Authors: Lizhi Yi, Zhengyu Cheng, Yafei Zhou, Qin Wang, Yangyang Liu, Ke Liu, Tao Wang and Xianfei Zhong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:323

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  13. There are no accurate markers that can predict clinical outcome in ulcerative colitis at time of diagnosis. The aim of this study was to explore a comprehensive data set to identify and validate predictors of ...

    Authors: Jon R. Florholmen, Kay-Martin Johnsen, Renate Meyer, Trine Olsen, Øystein K. Moe, Petter Tandberg, Mona D. Gundersen, Jan-Magnus Kvamme, Knut Johnsen, Terje Løitegård, Gabriele Raschpichler, Cecilia Vold, Sveinung W. Sørbye and Rasmus Goll

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:321

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  14. SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and has been a significant public health threat. Despite typical manifestations of illness are dominated by respiratory symptom, some patients have concurrent gastrointestinal m...

    Authors: Taojiang Chen, Qin Yang and Hongyu Duan

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:318

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  15. Diet may play a role in disease status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We tested whether the inflammatory potential of diet, based on a summation of pro- and anti-inflammatory nutrients, is associ...

    Authors: Carlijn R. Lamers, Nicole M. de Roos and Ben J. M. Witteman

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:316

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  16. Cryptogenic multifocal ulcer stenosing enteritis (CMUSE) is a rare disease characterized by multiple superficial ulcers, stenosis, and obstruction of the small intestine of unknown origin, and the course can r...

    Authors: Cheng Chang, Chen Jiang, Yaoyao Miao, Bin Fang and Lili Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:300

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  17. Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) is a peripheral T-cell malignancy caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type 1. The clinical course of ATLL is very heterogeneous, and many organs, including the gastroint...

    Authors: Tadashi Miike, Hiroshi Kawakami, Takuro Kameda, Shojiro Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Tahara, Tomonori Hidaka, Yoko Kubuki, Kenji Yorita, Yutaka Akiyama, Yasuji Arimura, Yoshimasa Kubota, Hiroaki Kataoka and Kazuya Shimoda

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:298

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  18. Thioguanine (TG) is a thiopurine which has been used for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), who have failed azathioprine (AZA) or mercaptopurine (MP) due to adverse events or suboptimal response. ...

    Authors: Ahmed B. Bayoumy, Elsa L. S. A. van Liere, Melek Simsek, Ben Warner, Aathavan Loganayagam, Jeremy D. Sanderson, Simon Anderson, Jonathan Nolan, Nanne K. de Boer, Chris J. J. Mulder and Azhar Ansari

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:296

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  19. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection can significantly complicate and worsen the condition of acute severe ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. We aimed to explore the predictive risk factors to prevent and identify C...

    Authors: Hong Yang, Kaichun Wu, Hongjie Zhang, Qin Owyang, Yinglei Miao, Fang Gu, Naizhong Hu, Kaifang Zou, Jianqiu Sheng, Jin Li, Ping Zheng, Yulan Liu, Junxia Li, Xiaodi Wang, Yongdong Wu, Yaozong Yuan…

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:294

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  20. Pressure sores are sometimes refractory to treatment, often due to malnutrition. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) obstructs absorption in the digestive tract and causes malnutrition. However, littl...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Kubota, Hidekazu Nagano, Kentaro Ishii, Takashi Kono, Satomi Kono, Shinsuke Akita, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa and Tomoaki Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:283

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  21. While Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) ulcers has declined recently, H. pylori-negative and/or gastrotoxic drug-negative peptic ulcers (HNGN-PU) has increased. This study aimed to analyze the etiology of peptic ul...

    Authors: Jung Yeon Joo, Jin Min Cho, In Hyuk Yoo and Hye Ran Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:280

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  22. Although the etiology of pouchitis remains unknown, inflammatory cytokines are significantly associated with the pathogenesis of pouchitis. The cytokine responses that characterize inflammatory bowel diseases ...

    Authors: Takahito Kitajima, Yoshiki Okita, Mikio Kawamura, Satoru Kondo, Yuji Toiyama, Keiichi Uchida and Masato Kusunoki

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:277

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  23. Segmental absence of intestinal musculature (SAIM) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction and perforation due to partial or complete defects in the intestinal muscularis propria in neonates and is occasiona...

    Authors: Kosuke Kashiwagi, Keisuke Jimbo, Kenji Hosoi, Go Miyano, Takahiro Kudo, Atsuyuki Yamataka and Toshiaki Shimizu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:272

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  24. Helicobacter pylori is accounted as the most etiologic agent for digestive disorders, in particular, the most important of them i.e. peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. In the recent years, association of vacA genot...

    Authors: Masoud Keikha, Mohammad Ali-Hassanzadeh and Mohsen Karbalaei

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:266

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  25. Delayed bowel obstruction due to seat belt injury is extremely rare. The delayed onset of nonspecific symptoms makes a timely diagnosis difficult. A deep understanding of the characteristics of this condition ...

    Authors: Xing-Bin Ma, Bao-Guang Hu, Wei Wang, Xian-Yong Cheng, Chun-Di Guan and Cheng-Xia Liu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:262

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  26. The incidence of gluten-related disorders (GRDs) continues to increase and its global prevalence is estimated at approximately 5% of the population. Celiac disease (CD), dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), gluten a...

    Authors: Nazanin Taraghikhah, Sara Ashtari, Nastaran Asri, Bijan Shahbazkhani, David Al-Dulaimi, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani, Mohammad Reza Razzaghi and Mohammad Reza Zali

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:258

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  27. Rapid and accurate diagnostic tools are needed for appropriate management of infectious diarrhea.

    Authors: Daisy Torres-Miranda, Hana Akselrod, Ryan Karsner, Alessandra Secco, Diana Silva-Cantillo, Marc O. Siegel, Afsoon D. Roberts and Gary L. Simon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:246

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  28. Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) is a rare disease, which is difficult to be differentiated from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To cause the attention, we present twelve cases of CAEBV in...

    Authors: Weijia Xu, Xiaoyun Jiang, Jiajie Chen, Qiqi Mao, Xianguang Zhao, Xu Sun, Liang Zhong and Lan Rong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:257

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  29. Crystal storing histiocytosis is a rare disorder associated with monoclonal gammopathy. In this disease, monoclonal heavy and light chains accumulate in the lysosome of macrophages, leading to histiocytic reac...

    Authors: Adrien Contejean, Frédérique Larousserie, Didier Bouscary, Anthony Dohan, Bénédicte Deau-Fischer, Tali-Anne Szwebel, Marion Dhooge, Benoit Terris and Marguerite Vignon

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:239

    Content type: Case report

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  30. A gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only effective treatment for celiac patients and assessing adherence to this diet is important. Celiac disease Adherence Test (CDAT) is a valid English-language questionnaire th...

    Authors: Zeinab Nikniaz, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Saeideh Ghaffarifar, Zahra Saeedi, Zahra Akbari Namvar and Masood Shirmohammadi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:247

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  31. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is an immune-complex mediated vasculitis characterized by neutrophilic inflammation and nuclear debris in post capillary venules. LCV is a rare dermatologic manifestation of C...

    Authors: Meredith Buck, Igor Dumic, Wendy McDermott, Charles Nordstrom, Samarth Dawan, Andrew Virata, Scott Martin, Ann Hudson, Tamara Milovanovic and Terri Nordin

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:240

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  32. Pigmented bile salts darken the small-bowel lumen and are present with bile acid, which is involved in the development of bowel habits. The small-bowel water content (SBWC) in the ileum could represent the col...

    Authors: Taiki Aoyama, Akira Fukumoto, Kenjiro Shigita, Naoki Asayama, Shinichi Mukai and Shinji Nagata

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:237

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  33. The induction of chronic inflammation, perforation, and abscess by foreign bodies (FBs) in adults is uncommon. We present a delayed diagnosis case for a patient who had a fishbone stuck in the duodenal bulb, r...

    Authors: Zhihui Wang, Zhiqiang Du, Xiangrong Zhou, Tianming Chen and Chunyan Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:236

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  34. Studies of microbiota composition of infants with small intestinal ostomy due to various etiologies are limited. Here, we characterized the intestinal microbiota of neonates with ileostomy resulting from disti...

    Authors: Tian Qian, Haitao Zhu, Li Zhu, Chao Chen, Chun Shen and Rong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:224

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  35. Real-world comparisons of biologic treatment outcomes for ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn’s disease (CD) patients are limited. We sought to evaluate the real-world effectiveness of vedolizumab (VDZ) and anti-...

    Authors: Ulf Helwig, Michael Mross, Stefan Schubert, Heinz Hartmann, Alina Brandes, Dara Stein, Christian Kempf, Jana Knop, Sarah Campbell-Hill and Robert Ehehalt

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:211

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  36. Functional dyspepsia (FD), belching disorders (BD) and functional heartburn (FH) are the three most common upper functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) in IBS patients. FD is known to exert deleterious e...

    Authors: Xin Yao, Yunsheng Yang, Shutian Zhang, Yu Shi, Qian Zhang and Yongjun Wang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:209

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  37. Tacrolimus (TAC) is a powerful remission-inducing drug for refractory ulcerative colitis (UC). However, it is unclear whether mucosal healing (MH) influences relapse after completion of TAC.We investigated whe...

    Authors: Ayumi Ito, Syun Murasugi, Teppei Omori, Shinichi Nakamura and Katsutoshi Tokushige

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:203

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  38. Studies have suggested that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the available data on this association are inconsistent. This meta-analy...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Lang Chen, Changsheng Xing, Guangtong Deng, Furong Zeng, Tingting Xie, Lei Gu and Huixiang Yang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:192

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  39. Constipation is often self-managed by patients and guidelines are available to aid healthcare professionals in the counseling of patients for self-management. Therefore, we have explored the knowledge and atti...

    Authors: Marion Eberlin, Sabine Landes, Doerthe Biber-Feiter and Martin C. Michel

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:191

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  40. Gut microbiota alterations including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) might play a role in pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Rifaximin could effectively and safely improve IBS symptom...

    Authors: Xiaojun Zhuang, Zhenyi Tian, Mei Luo and Lishou Xiong

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:187

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  41. Intravenous iron replacement is recommended for iron-deficient patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but may be associated with hypophosphataemia, predisposing to osteomalacia and fractures. This stu...

    Authors: Wendy Fang, Rachel Kenny, Qurat-ul-Ain Rizvi, Lawrence P. McMahon and Mayur Garg

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:183

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  42. Small bowel (SB) bleeding accounts for 5% of all gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding cases and 80% of obscure GI bleeding cases. Although angioectasia is the common etiology of SB bleeding, nonsteroidal anti-inflam...

    Authors: Doo-Ho Lim, Kyoungwon Jung, Seung Bum Lee, In Kyu Park, Hee Jeong Cha, Jae Ho Park, Byung Gyu Kim, Seok Won Jung, In Du Jeong, Jae Hyun Kim, Sung Eun Kim, Won Moon, Moo In Park and Seun Ja Park

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:178

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  43. Indications and diagnostic yield of small-bowel video capsule endoscopy (SB-VCE) are communicated in recent clinical academic guidelines. However, guidelines are based mainly on relatively few, small, selectio...

    Authors: André Artan Kharazmi, Saeid Aslani, Malene Fey Kristiansen, Eva Efsen Dahl and Mark Berner-Hansen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:177

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  44. Colitis is generally considered a risk factor for colon neoplasia. However, not all types of colitis seem to have equal neoplastic transformation potential.

    Authors: Hassan Ashktorab, Hassan Brim, Sally Hassan, Mehdi Nouraie, Agazi Gebreselassie, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Angesom Kibreab, Farshad Aduli, Giovanni Latella, Steven R. Brant, Zaki Sherif and Aida Habtezion

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:170

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  45. Colonoscopy is a routine procedure in diagnosis and treatment of colonic disease. While generally regarded as a safe procedure, potentially fatal complications can occur. Gas gangrene is one such complication,...

    Authors: Lachlan J. Fairley, Samuel L. Smith and Stephen K. Fairley

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:163

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  46. Intestinal perforation from peritoneal dialysis is rare, but the resulting complications are serious. Some patients do not necessarily have symptoms, and it can be difficult to differentiate their condition fr...

    Authors: Qiuyuan Shao, Yangyang Xia, Qingyan Zhang and Miao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2020 20:157

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