Background Rapid gastric emptying (RGE) is defined as less than 30% retention at 1 h of solid meal ingestion. It is unclear whether RGE represents a separated clinical entity or part of the functional dyspepsia spectrum.
Background Thrombocytopenia is the most common hematologic complication associated with chronic liver disease (CLD) with important clinical implications. While the mechanisms for thrombocytopenia are multifactorial, platelet sequestration in the spleen and decreased thrombopoietin (TPO) production are the main mechanisms in patients with CLD.
Background The elderly assess higher incidence of gastric diseases and may meet challenges and contraindications when flexible esophagogastroduodenoscopy intubating. Magnetic-controlled capsule endoscopy (MCE) is declared as a promising alternative, but its applications in elderly population do not attach enough importance.
Background Nonadherence to direct-acting agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C (HCV) decreases viral response. To measure nonadherence to DAAs, a reliable, valid, and easily implemented method is needed.
Background Although endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS–FNA) has been widely used for the diagnosis of pancreatic tumors, the ability to obtain adequate pancreatic tumor tissue needs to be improved.
Background The prostaglandin D2 receptor DP2 has been implicated in eosinophil infiltration and the development of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
Background Only a few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and some uncontrolled trials have reported the efficacy and adverse events (AEs) of tacrolimus (Tac) in patients with refractory Crohn’s disease (CD). The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of the therapeutic efficacy and AEs of Tac in patients with CD.
Background Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) is a safe and useful procedure for managing small bowel bleeding. However, there are limited studies regarding the preferable timing of DBE and its impact on long-term outcomes.