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BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) had been uncommon in China until about 1990, but since then, it has been seen in the clinical setting more and more. The prevalence and phenotype of IBD in the Chinese population is not well known. The present study investigates the trend of prevalence in ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) in Wuhan(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Environmental factors such as food, lifestyle and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection are widely different in Asian countries compared with the West, and physiological functions and genetic factors of Asians may also be different from those of Westerners. Establishing an Asian consensus for functional dyspepsia is crucial in order(More)
OBJECTIVES Studies conducted in large populations of patients and providing full information on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) antibiotic resistance are needed to determine the efficacy of sequential therapy (SQT) against this pathogen. This study compared eradication rates with SQT and standard triple therapy (STT), and evaluated the impact of antibiotic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Many of the ideas on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are derived from studies conducted in Western societies. Their relevance to Asian societies has not been critically examined. Our objectives were to bring to attention important data from Asian studies, articulate the experience and views of our Asian experts, and provide a relevant(More)
Dyspepsia is a syndrome consisting of epigastric pain, burning, fullness, discomfort, early satiety, nausea, vomiting and belching. Functional dyspepsia (FD) is diagnosed if upper gastrointestinal endoscopy does not show structural abnormality explaining these symptoms. 8%-30% and 8%-23% of Asian people suffer from of uninvestigated dyspepsia and FD,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cigarette smoking, alcohol use, appendectomy, and family history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have all been shown to be associated with IBD, but there were no reports of risk factors for IBD in a Chinese population in which the incidence of IBD is increasing during the past decade. We conducted a case-control study to examine(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Research has increasingly suggested that gut flora plays an important role in the development of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS). Studies of the curative effect of probiotics for IBS have usually been positive but not always. However, the differences of treatment effects and mechanisms among probiotic stains, or mixture(More)
BACKGROUND Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been implicated as a potential therapeutic target in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). However, whether BDNF exerts an epileptogenic or antiepileptogenic function remains controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS BDNF/tyrosine kinase receptor B (trkB) expression levels were comparatively assessed in the(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 and PC6 points on solid gastric emptying and dyspeptic symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia. Nineteen patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) were involved in the study, consisting of two parts: (1) acute effects of EA on solid gastric emptying in FD patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent functional disorder with poor understanding on its pathogenesis and pathology. China has huge amount of population and have a lot of literatures on IBS in Chinese publications. The aim of this article was to review the reported investigations on IBS in China and discuss the difference(More)