Gastroenterology Research

Frequency: Bimonthly
Journal Access: Open Access
Editor-in-Chief: Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Florida, USA
ISSN-print: 1918-2805
ISSN-online: 1918-2813
Journal scope: Basic research and clinical practice of gastroenterology, hepatology, pancreas and biliary, alimentary metabolism, nutrition, oncology and related fields.
Indexed and covered: PubMed and PubMed Central;
Chemical Abstracts (CA); JournalTOCs; Google Scholar; Worldcat; EBSCO; Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI-Web of Science).
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  • Body Mass Index Is Associated With Mucosal Disease in Crohn’s: Results of a Case-Control Study

    Recent studies have suggested that increased body mass index (BMI) may have an adverse effect on treatment outcomes and natural history in Crohn’s disease (CD).

  • Clinical and Sociodemographic Aspects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

    In Brazil, there are few epidemiological studies available about the demographic and clinical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

  • A Lumpy Bumpy Liver

    A 40-year-old male patient presented with distension of abdomen since last 4 years. The distension was progressive and more in upper abdomen.

  • Association of the Nonalcoholic Hepatic Steatosis and Its Degrees With the Values of Liver Enzymes and Homeostasis Model Assessment-Insulin Resistance Index

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is among the most common chronic diseases of the modern world with a wide variety of factors including genetic, environmental and metabolic.

  • Slower Fibrosis Progression Among Liver Transplant Recipients With Sustained Virological Response After Hepatitis C Treatment

    The natural course of hepatic fibrosis in HCV allograft recipients with sustained virological response (SVR) after anti-HCV therapy remains debatable.




Efficacy of Video Capsule Endoscopy in the Management of Suspected Small Bowel Bleeding in Patients With Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) patients have a high prevalence of gastrointestinal bleeding from the small bowel. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is often used for diagnosis in these patients, but efficacy has yet to be determined. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of VCE in the management of CF-LVAD patients with suspected small bowel bleeding by comparing to a non-VCE CF-LVAD control group.
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Africa and Middle East: An Attempt to Predict the Present and Future Implications on the Healthcare System
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a group of hepatic diseases that range in severity. NAFLD is increasingly recognized as an epidemic among different populations, including those in Africa and the Middle East. The objective of this narrative review is to document the prevalence of and risk factors for NAFLD in Africa and the Middle East and the potential implications on the healthcare systems. Full Text

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Eosinophilic Colitis Masquerading as Malignancy of Colon
Eosinophilic colitis (EC) is a rare part of spectrum of diseases called eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (EGID). It was found to have bimodal distribution involving neonates and adults in age groups of 30 - 50 with male preponderance. We present this case of a 78-year-old woman who came to the hospital with abdominal pain, hematochezia and unintentional weight loss, and was found to have EC. This case was very unique given the age at presentation and the radiological findings mimicking malignancy. Full Text

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Vol. 11, No. 1, Feb 2018

Table of Contents


A Review of Double Common Bile Duct and Its Sequelae Abstract HTML PDF
Sindhura Kolli, Denzil Etienne, Madhavi Reddy, Ghulamullah Shahzad 1-4

Original Article

Clinical Implication of Enlarged Prostate in Patients with the Ileal Pouch-anal Anastomosis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Abstract HTML PDF
Lei Lian, Emmanuel Obusez, Erick M. Remer, Manoj Monga, Bo Shen 5-10
Internists’ Perceptions of Proton Pump Inhibitor Adverse Effects and Impact on Prescribing Practices: Results of a Nationwide Survey Abstract HTML PDF
Jacob E. Kurlander, Mark Kolbe, Joel H. Rubenstein, Caroline R. Richardson, Michele Heisler, Arlene Weissman, Raymond De Vries, Sameer D. Saini 11-17
Aquanet Bowel Cleansing Device Versus Oral Sodium Picosulfate for Pre-Endoscopy Bowel Preparation: Propensity Score Analysis for Interventional Effectiveness Evaluation Abstract HTML PDF
Roberto L. Kaiser Junior, Luiz G. de Quadros, Mikaell A.G. Faria, Fernanda S.L. Kaiser, Juan C.O. Campo, Idiberto J. Zotarelli Filho 18-24
Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma as Solitary Subcentimeter Polypoid Gastric Mucosal Lesions: Clinicopathologic Analysis of Five Cases Abstract HTML PDF
Amanda Hemmerich, Mohanad Shaar, Rebecca Burbridge, Cynthia D. Guy, Shannon J. McCall, Diana M. Cardona, Xuchen Zhang, Jinping Lai, Xuefeng Zhang 25-30
Assessment of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment and Its Challenges: A Survey of Internal Medicine Residents in a Community Hospital Abstract HTML PDF
Mazin Khalid, Sumit Dahal, Vijay Gayam, Amrendra Mandal, Muhammad R. Hossain, Osama Mukhtar, Mowyad Khalid, Pavani Garlapati, Mohammed Mansour 31-35
Outcomes of a Physician-Controlled Wire-Guided Cannulation of the Bile Duct Using a Novel Sphincterotome: A Single-Center, Prospective Study Abstract HTML PDF
Koichiro Mandai, Koji Uno, Yuki Ueda, Yusuke Okada, Kenjiro Yasuda 36-40
Comparative Effectiveness of Vedolizumab vs. Infliximab Induction Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis: Experience of a Real-World Cohort at a Tertiary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center Abstract HTML PDF
Chaitanya Allamneni, Krishna Venkata, Huifeng Yun, Fenglong Xie, Lindsey DeLoach, Talha A. Malik 41-45
Analysis of Helicobacter pylori Genotypes Amongst Jordanians’ Dental Plaque Samples Abstract HTML PDF
Mohammad Abu-Lubad, Hamed Alzoubi, Dua’a Jarajreh, Alaa Al Sawalqa, Holger Bruggemann, Eman Albataineh, Amin Aqel, Munir Al-Zeer 46-51

Case Report

Autologous Graft-Versus-Host Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Patients With Multiple Myeloma and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Abstract HTML PDF
Muhammad B. Hammami, Rebecca Talkin, Ahmad M. Al-Taee, Martin W. Schoen, Sagun D. Goyal, Jin-Ping Lai 52-57
Worsening of Acute Cholangitis Caused by a Bile Duct Stone After Hospitalization: A Case Series Abstract HTML PDF
Tetsuro Akashi, Yuichi Tachibana, Susumu Matsuo, Junya Gibo 58-61
Fatal Acute Liver Failure With Intravenous Amiodarone: A Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Vijay Gayam, Mazin Khalid, Sumit Dahal, Pavani Garlapati, Arshpal Gill, Ragin Alex, Mohammad Mansour 62-63
A Case of Adolescent Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome Abstract HTML PDF
Mikaell Alexandre Gouvea Faria, Bruna Basaglia, Vinicius Quintiliano Moutinho Nogueira, Tatiana Barros Gama Ferraz de Mendonca, Roberto Luiz Kaiser Junior, Idiberto Jose Zotarelli Filho, Luiz Gustavo de Quadros 64-67
Gastric Diverticula: A Review and Report of Two Cases Abstract HTML PDF
Daryl Ramai, Andrew Ofosu, Madhavi Reddy 68-70
Gastric Outlet and Duodenal Obstruction as a Complication of Migrated Gastrostomy Tube: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Jamil Shah, Tagore Sunkara, Krishna Sowjanya Yarlagadda, Prashanth Rawla, Vinaya Gaduputi 71-74
A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain and Mass in an 18-Year-Old Patient: A Diagnostic Dilemma Abstract HTML PDF
Hassan Tariq, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Vamshidhar Vootla, Mohamed ElZaeedi, Masooma Niazi, Brian Gilchrist, Ariyo Ihimoyan, Anil Dev, Sridhar Chilimuri 75-78
Histologic Characterization of Kratom Use-Associated Liver Injury Abstract HTML PDF
Michael Riverso, Michael Chang, Consuelo Soldevila-Pico, Jinping Lai, Xiuli Liu 79-82
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