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Thrombosis of pancreatic arteriovenous malformation induced by diagnostic angiography: case report

Thrombosis of pancreatic arteriovenous malformation induced by diagnostic angiography: case report

Background: We report on a case of pancreatic arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) that obliterated shortly after diagnostic angiography (DSA). PAVM is a rare anomaly that presents...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 68/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Liver elasticity measurement before and after biliary drainage in patients with obstructive jaundice: a prospective cohort studya prospective cohort study

Liver elasticity measurement before and after biliary drainage in patients with obstructive jaundice: a prospective cohort studya prospective cohort study

Background: Obstructive jaundice has been reported to influence liver elasticity, independent of liver fibrosis. The aim of our prospective study was to evaluate the changes in...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 65/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Development of a novel mouse model of hepatocellular carcinoma with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis using a high-fat, choline-deficient diet and intraperitoneal injection of diethylnitrosamine

Development of a novel mouse model of hepatocellular carcinoma with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis using a high-fat, choline-deficient diet and intraperitoneal injection of diethylnitrosamine

Background: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is increasing, and its clinicopathological features are well established. Several animal...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 61/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Successful sofosbuvir treatment with ribavirin dose reduction for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 2 infection in a patient with ulcerative colitis: a case report

Successful sofosbuvir treatment with ribavirin dose reduction for chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 2 infection in a patient with ulcerative colitis: a case report

Background: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong, immunologically mediated disease. Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are now available for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 66/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology Medical virology
Choledochoscopic high-frequency needle-knife electrotomy for treatment of anastomotic strictures after Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy

Choledochoscopic high-frequency needle-knife electrotomy for treatment of anastomotic strictures after Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy

Background: Anastomotic stricture is a complex and substantial complication following Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy. Initially, endoscopic and percutaneous approaches are often...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 54/2016

Fecal calprotectin level correlated with both endoscopic severity and disease extent in ulcerative colitis

Fecal calprotectin level correlated with both endoscopic severity and disease extent in ulcerative colitis

Background: The relationship between fecal calprotectin (FC) and disease extent in ulcerative colitis (UC) has not been fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to clarify...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 47/2016

Implementation of baby boomer hepatitis C screening and linking to care in gastroenterology practices: a multi-center pilot study

Implementation of baby boomer hepatitis C screening and linking to care in gastroenterology practices: a multi-center pilot study

Background: Estimates suggest that only 20 % of HCV-infected patients have been identified and <10 % treated. However, baby boomers (1945-1965) are identified as having a...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 45/2016

Case report of hepatic artery dissection secondary to hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm after living donor liver transplantation

Case report of hepatic artery dissection secondary to hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm after living donor liver transplantation

Background: Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm (HAP) and Hepatic artery dissection are rare vascular complications after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), which may lead to...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 44/2016

The incidence, presentation, outcomes, risk of mortality and economic data of drug-induced liver injury from a national database in Thailand: a population-base study

The incidence, presentation, outcomes, risk of mortality and economic data of drug-induced liver injury from a national database in Thailand: a population-base study

Background: Toxic liver diseases are mainly caused by drug-induced liver injury (DILI). We assessed incidences and outcomes of DILI including associated factors for mortality...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 135/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Bleeding ‘downhill’ esophageal varices associated with benign superior vena cava obstruction: case report and literature review

Bleeding ‘downhill’ esophageal varices associated with benign superior vena cava obstruction: case report and literature review

Background: Proximal or ‘downhill’ esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 134/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Malignant transformation of a gastric hyperplastic polyp in a context of <i>Helicobacter pylori</i>-negative autoimmune gastritis: a case report

Malignant transformation of a gastric hyperplastic polyp in a context of Helicobacter pylori-negative autoimmune gastritis: a case report

Background: Gastric foveolar hyperplastic polyps (GFHPs) are common findings in clinical practice. GFHPs commonly arise in a background of chronic atrophic gastritis, including...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 130/2016

Specialization: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Faecal calprotectin: factors affecting levels and its potential role as a surrogate marker for risk of development of Crohn’s Disease

Faecal calprotectin: factors affecting levels and its potential role as a surrogate marker for risk of development of Crohn’s Disease

Background: Faecal calprotectin (FC) is one of the most widely used non-invasive tests for the diagnosis and assessment of Crohn’s disease (CD) activity. Despite this, factors...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 126/2016

Clinical significance of incidental [18 F]FDG uptake in the gastrointestinal tract on PET/CT imaging: a retrospective cohort study

Clinical significance of incidental [18 F]FDG uptake in the gastrointestinal tract on PET/CT imaging: a retrospective cohort study

Background: The frequency and clinically important characteristics of incidental (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18 F]FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) uptake in the...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 125/2016

Collagenous colitis presenting as spontaneous perforation in an 80 year old woman: Report of a Case

Collagenous colitis presenting as spontaneous perforation in an 80 year old woman: Report of a Case

Background: Perforation of the colon occurring during or shortly following colonoscopy or barium enema is a rare complication of collagenous colitis (CC). "Spontaneous...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 124/2016

Effect of mobile phone reminder messages on adherence of stent removal or exchange in patients with benign pancreaticobiliary diseases: a prospectively randomized, controlled study

Effect of mobile phone reminder messages on adherence of stent removal or exchange in patients with benign pancreaticobiliary diseases: a prospectively randomized, controlled study

Background: Plastic and covered metal stents need to be removed or exchanged within appropriate time in case of undesirable complications. However, it is not uncommon that...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 105/2016

An innovative fast track solution for food bolus impaction due to Jackhammer esophagus in an emergency department: the “Nitro-Push Blind Technique” case report

An innovative fast track solution for food bolus impaction due to Jackhammer esophagus in an emergency department: the “Nitro-Push Blind Technique” case report

Background: In the medical literature are described only few clinical cases of esophageal food bolus impaction due to esophageal motility disorders. Moreover, the management of...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 95/2016

Gastropericardial fistula: getting to the heart of the matter

Gastropericardial fistula: getting to the heart of the matter

Background: Gastropericardial fistula is a rare life-threatening condition, being reported only 65 times in modern literature.Case presentation: A 67 year-old man who presented...

Full article   BMC Gastroenterology Issue: 96/2016