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Epidemiology of functional dyspepsia: a global perspective.
Dyspepsia refers to group of upper gastrointestinal symptoms that occur commonly in adults. Dyspepsia is known to result from organic causes, but the majority of patients suffer from non-ulcer orExpand
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Individual patient data meta-analysis of controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) technology for assessing steatosis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS The prevalence of fatty liver underscores the need for non-invasive characterization of steatosis, such as the ultrasound based controlled attenuation parameter (CAP). Despite goodExpand
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Asian Consensus Report on Functional Dyspepsia
Background/Aims Environmental factors such as food, lifestyle and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection are widely different in Asian countries compared to the West, and physiological functionsExpand
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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in Parkinson's disease.
BACKGROUND Recent studies reported a high prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in Parkinson's disease (PD), and a possible association with gastrointestinal symptoms and worseExpand
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Cost-effectiveness of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (histoacryl) glue injections versus transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in the management of acute gastric variceal bleeding
ABSTRACTThe management of bleeding gastric varices has not been standardized. Although transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is used in most centers, endoscopic treatment withExpand
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Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with worse severity of Parkinson's disease.
BACKGROUND Some studies have suggested that chronic Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection can aggravate the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson's disease (PD), and targeted intervention couldExpand
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A Randomized Trial of Silymarin for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Silymarin is a complex mixture of 6 major flavonolignans and other minor polyphenolic compounds derived from the milk thistle plant Silybum marianum; it has shown antioxidant,Expand
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Phenotypic variation in Blastocystis sp. ST3
BackgroundBlastocystis, is one of the most common human intestinal protozoan, which has many conflicting reports on its pathogenic role. Gut conditions which obviously varies in asymptomaticExpand
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A multi-ethnic study of a PNPLA3 gene variant and its association with disease severity in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
The adiponutrin (PNPLA3) rs738409 polymorphism has been found to be associated with susceptibility to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in various cohorts. We further investigated theExpand
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Anxiety and depression in various functional gastrointestinal disorders: Do differences exist?
OBJECTIVE:  To examine the differences in the prevalence and severity of anxiety and depression in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), nonerosive reflux disease (NERD), irritable bowel syndromeExpand
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