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19.08.2019 | Original Article—Alimentary Tract Open Access

Internet survey on the actual situation of constipation in the Japanese population under 70 years old: focus on functional constipation and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome

According to the 2016 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions conducted by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the prevalence of constipation ranges from 2 to 5% in Japan and it shows a higher frequency in females than males …

08.08.2019 | Original Article—Alimentary Tract

Cost-utility analysis of a ‘vonoprazan-first’ strategy versus ‘esomeprazole- or rabeprazole-first’ strategy in GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is ubiquitous worldwide and evidence suggests an increasing prevalence of this chronic disease, particularly in North America and East Asia [ 1 ]. It has been reported in a systematic review that the …

07.08.2019 | Review Open Access

Sarcopenia in cirrhosis: from pathogenesis to interventions

Sarcopenia (severe muscle depletion) is a prevalent muscle abnormality in patients with cirrhosis that confers poor prognosis both pre- and post-liver transplantation. The pathogenesis of sarcopenia is multifactorial and results from an imbalance …

07.08.2019 | Original Article—Alimentary Tract

Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulates enteric cholinergic activities and is abnormally expressed in the enteric ganglia of patients with slow transit constipation

Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is a protein channel that is widely expressed in human bodies. CFTR is located not only in secretory cells associated with mucus, sweat and enzyme production [ 1 – 3 ], but also monocytes …

06.08.2019 | Original Article—Alimentary Tract

Clinical impact of different cut-off values in high-resolution manometry systems on diagnosing esophageal motility disorders

High-resolution manometry (HRM) allows us to evaluate esophageal motility more precisely and easier than with conventional manometry. The Chicago classification, which is a systematic classification of esophageal motility disorders, is defined by …

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The Journal of Gastroenterology, which is the official publication of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, publishes Original Articles (Alimentary Tract/Liver, Pancreas, and Biliary Tract), Review Articles, Rapid Communications, Letters to the Editors and other articles on all aspects of the field of gastroenterology. Significant contributions relating to basic research, theory, and practice are welcomed. These publications are designed to disseminate knowledge in this field to a worldwide audience, and accordingly, its editorial board has an international membership.

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