Background Cancer is a major cause of death in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Preventive strategies, such as colonoscopy, deal with higher burdens that may lead to lower quality.
Background Gut microbiota play an important role in human health. However, the application of gut microbiome in regular clinical practice is limited by interindividual variations and complexity of test results.
Background Sedation during endoscopy in cirrhotic patients is typically via moderate sedation, most commonly using a combination of a benzodiazepine (i.e., midazolam) and narcotic (i.e., fentanyl) or with propofol using monitored anesthesia care (MAC). Here, we examined the safety of moderate sedation and MAC in patients with cirrhosis.
Background A novel three-dimensional high-resolution esophageal manometry provides a dynamic 360° representation of the pressure at the esophagogastric junction.
Background There is lack of data for identifying optimal local therapy for the management of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after hepatic resection.
Background CAPS1 (calcium-dependent activator protein for secretion) is a multi-domain protein involved in regulating exocytosis of synaptic vesicles and dense-core vesicles. However, the expression and function of CAPS1 in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) remains unclear. In the present study, we explored the role of CAPS1 in CCA carcinogenesis.
Background While Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is one of the most effective and durable treatment options for obesity and its comorbidities, it is complicated by long-term weight regain in over 20% of patients.
Background Postoperative ileus (POI) is a temporary delay of coordinated intestinal peristalsis. Alvimopan, an oral peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist approved for accelerating gastrointestinal recovery, has never been studied specifically in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).