Gastroenterology Research

Editor-in-Chief: Xiuli Liu, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Florida, USA
Frequency: Bimonthly
Journal Access: Open Access
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.
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Highlights

  • Low Expression of Transforming Growth Factor β in the Epithelium of Barrett’s Esophagus

    The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) in the different stages of Barrett’s esophagus (BE). Paired endoscopic esophageal biopsy samples were obtained from patients with BE prospectively. Subjects were classified into three groups: BE, BE with dysplasia, and adenocarcinoma (AC) arising from BE.

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Feasibility of Underwater Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Colorectal Lesions: A Single Center Study in Japan
Underwater endoscopic mucosal resection (U-EMR) has emerged as an alternative technique for the resection of colorectal lesions. This study aimed to evaluate our initial experience using U-EMR. Our analysis included 64 lesions, contributed by 38 patients, with a mean age of 68.6 years. The study sample included 33 right-sided and 25 left-sided colon lesions, and seven rectal lesions, with an average size of 16.2 mm.
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Anti-Inflammatory Biologics and Anti-Tumoral Immune Therapies-Associated Colitis: A Focused Review of Literature
An increasing number of drugs including monoclonal antibodies and small molecules, either anti-inflammatory or immunity-enhancing, have been developed to treat human diseases and the number of medications in these classes is likely to expand in the future. The two most commonly used categories of such therapies are the anti-inflammatory group (anti- tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α, anti-interleukins/interleukin receptors, and anti-integrin bodies) and the anti-tumoral agents (immune checkpoint inhibitors, anti-CD20, and anti-endothelial growth factor). Full Text


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Diphyllobothrium latum Mimicking Subacute Appendicitis
Diphyllobothrium latum (D. latum) infection in humans is uncommon in the United States. Although there has been a drastic decline in the report of D. latum infection in this region, physicians should be aware of an uncommon presentation and its clinical relevance. We report a case of 55-year-old female of Ecuadorian/Peruvian origin who presented with an unknown cause of chronic right lower quadrant abdominal pain for 2 months without other particular symptoms. Full Text

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Vol. 11, No. 4, Aug 2018

Table of Contents

Editorial

The Role of the Gut Barrier Function in Health and Disease Abstract HTML PDF
Stelios F. Assimakopoulos, Christos Triantos, Ioannis Maroulis, Charalambos Gogos 261-263
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1053w

Review

Difference Between Left-Sided and Right-Sided Colorectal Cancer: A Focused Review of Literature Abstract HTML PDF
Burcin Baran, Nazli Mert Ozupek, Nihal Yerli Tetik, Emine Acar, Omer Bekcioglu, Yasemin Baskin 264-273
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1062w

Original Article

Feasibility of Underwater Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Colorectal Lesions: A Single Center Study in Japan Abstract HTML PDF
Takuji Kawamura, Hiroaki Sakai, Tomoya Ogawa, Naokuni Sakiyama, Yuki Ueda, Atsushi Shirakawa, Yusuke Okada, Kasumi Sanada, Kojiro Nakase, Koichiro Mandai, Azumi Suzuki, Atsuhiro Morita, Kiyohito Tanaka, Koji Uno, Kenjiro Yasuda 274-279
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1021w
Profile of Gut Hormones, Pancreatic Hormones and Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in New Zealand Maori Abstract HTML PDF
Aya Cervantes, Ruma G. Singh, Sayali A. Pendharkar, Sakina H. Bharmal, Maxim S. Petrov 280-289
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1042w
Should We Measure Adenoma Detection Rate for Gastroenterology Fellows in Training? Abstract HTML PDF
Mustapha M. El-Halabi, Patrick R. Barrett, Melissa Martinez Mateo, Nabil F. Fayad 290-294
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1043w
Impact of Hyoscine Bromide Use on Polyp Detection Rate During Colonoscopy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Abstract HTML PDF
Muhammad Yasir Khan, Ahmed Dirweesh, Waqas Javed Siddiqui 295-304
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1057w
Relationship Between the Intraperitoneal Stent Length in Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Hepaticogastrostomy and Surgically Altered Upper Gastrointestinal Anatomy in Patients With Malignant Biliary Obstruction Abstract HTML PDF
Koichiro Mandai, Koji Uno, Kenjiro Yasuda 305-308
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1059w
Association Between Vitamin D Levels and Treatment Response to Direct-Acting Antivirals in Chronic Hepatitis C: A Real-World Study Abstract HTML PDF
Vijay Gayam, Amrendra Kumar Mandal, Mazin Khalid, Osama Mukhtar, Arshpal Gill, Pavani Garlapati, Benjamin Tiongson, Jagannath Sherigar, Mohammed Mansour, Smruti Mohanty 309-316
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1072w

Case Report

Metachronous Granular Cell Tumor of the Descending Colon Abstract HTML PDF
Binav Shrestha, Mazin Khalid, Vijay Gayam, Osama Mukhtar, Shivani Thapa, Amrendra K. Mandal, Jaspreet Kaler, Mowyad Khalid, Pavani Garlapati, Shamah Iqbal, Gerald Posner 317-320
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1045w
A Rare Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Gastric Ulcer and Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report and Literature Review Abstract HTML PDF
Vijay Gayam, Amrendra Kumar Mandal, Mazin Khalid, Jaspreet Kaler, Shivani Thapa, Pavani Garlapati, Arshpal Gill, Ragin Alex, Binav Shrestha 321-325
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1048w
Endoscopic Appearance and Management of Recto-Sigmoid Endometriosis: Case Report Abstract HTML PDF
Abubakr Adam, Mechu Narayanan, Christine Hachem 326-328
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1049w
Spontaneous Expulsion per Rectum of a Colorectal Polyp: A Rare and Unusual Case Abstract HTML PDF
Jamil Shah, Abul Shahidullah 329-332
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1054w
 
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