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Meta‐analysis: the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), is a systemic disorder that predominantly affects the bowels but is also associated with venousExpand
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Pharmacologic prophylaxis of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis: protease inhibitors and NSAIDs in a meta-analysis
Post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis is the most frequent complication of ERCP. Several meta-analyses have examined the effects of protease inhibitors (gabexateExpand
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N-body interatomic potentials for hexagonal close-packed metals
Abstract Finnis-Sinclair (F-S) type many-body potentials have been constructed for eight hexagonal metals: Co, Zr, Ti, Ru, Hf, Zn, Mg and Be. The potentials are parameterized using cubic splines andExpand
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Effect of pretreatment with Lactobacillus gasseri OLL2716 on first-line Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy
Background and Aim:  Helicobacter pylori eradication clearly decreases peptic ulcer recurrence rates. H. pylori eradication is achieved in 70–90% of cases, but treatment failures due to poor patientExpand
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Aspirin and non-aspirin NSAIDs increase risk of colonic diverticular bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding is a frequent cause of hospitalization, particularly in the elderly, and its incidence appears to be on the rise. Colonic diverticular bleeding is the most common formExpand
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Alteration in the gastric microbiota and its restoration by probiotics in patients with functional dyspepsia
Objective The objective of this study was to comparatively analyse the gastric fluid (GF) microbiota between patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) and healthy controls (HC), and to assess theExpand
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Cytomegalovirus enterocolitis in an immunocompetent individual.
We report a rare case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) enterocolitis in a healthy 57-year-old woman. In March 1999, she developed hematochezia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Total colonoscopy on March 17thExpand
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Analysis of the cag pathogenicity island and IS605 of Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from patients with gastric cancer in Japan
Background : CagA protein is encoded by the cagA gene, which is part of the cag pathogenicity island (PAI) in Helicobacter pylori. Insertion sequence (IS) elements are a diverse set of specializedExpand
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Smoking and Risk for Acute Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Abstract We aimed to better understand the relationship between smoking and a risk for acute pancreatitis (AP) in existing observational studies. We identified studies by searching the PubMed,Expand
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The effect of Helicobacter pylori on cell proliferation and apoptosis in gastric epithelial cell lines
Background: Helicobacter pylori has been implicated in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer and malignant lymphoma. It is not known whether the bacterium stimulates cell proliferation directly or ifExpand
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