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Gallbladder Dysfunction Diagnosed by Cholescintigraphy with a Fatty Meal

Hokama A, Kishimoto , Ihama Y, Chinen H, Kinjo F, Fujita J

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):556-557.
No abstract available.
Liver Cirrhosis Induced by Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: A Case Report and Review

Lee KG, Hyun JJ, Seo YS, Keum B, Yim HJ, Jeen YT, Lee HS, Chun HJ, Kim CD, Ryu HS, Um SH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):551-555.
Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is a metabolic disorder that results in a decrease in uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase activity. It is characterized by photosensitivity, bullae formation, and skin pigmentation. There are four...
Complete Endoscopic Resection of Very Early Stage Gastric Plasmacytoma

Kim JW, Kim HS, Lee JH, Chae MH, Kim MY, Shim KY, Baik SK, Kwon SO, Cho MY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):547-550.
Gastric plasmacytomas are very rare, and most are not detected until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. However, there have been recent reports of cases of early-stage gastric...
Sorafenib-Induced Interstitial Pneumonitis in a Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case Report

Myung HJ, Jeong SH, Kim JW, Kim HS, Jang JH, Yoon HI, Kim JS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):543-546.
Sorafenib is an oral multikinase inhibitor that has shown a survival benefit in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, and is considered to be generally safe. We treated a patient with...
Utility of Serum YKL-40 as a Tumor-Specific Marker of Hepatobiliary Malignancies

Yang JD, Kim E, Pedersen R, Kim WR, Pungpapong S, Roberts LR

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):537-542.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Serum YKL-40 has been linked to several human cancers. We investigated the potential role of serum YKL-40 as a marker of hepatobiliary malignancies. METHODS: Archived serum samples of patients undergoing...
A Low Viral Load Predicts a Higher Initial Virologic Response to Adefovir in Patients with Lamivudine-Resistant Chronic Hepatitis B

Shin SR, Koh KC, Gwak GY, Choi MS, Lee JH, Paik SW, Yoo BC

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):530-536.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adefovir (ADV) is the preferred drug for treating lamivudine (LAM)-resistant hepatitis B. However, not all patients who face virologic breakthrough during LAM treatment respond to ADV. The aim of...
Single-Step EUS-Guided Transmural Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts: Analysis of Technical Feasibility, Efficacy, and Safety

Ahn JY, Seo DW, Eum J, Song TJ, Moon SH, Park DH, Lee SS, Lee SK, Kim MH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):524-529.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the progress of product development, single-step endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transmural drainage can overcome some disadvantages of the blind or two-step procedures used in the treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts....
Distinguishing Xanthogranulomatous Cholecystitis from the Wall-Thickening Type of Early-Stage Gallbladder Cancer

Chang BJ, Kim SH, Park HY, Lim SW, Kim J, Lee KH, Lee KT, Rhee JC, Lim JH, Lee JK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):518-523.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) mimics early-stage gallbladder (GB) cancer with wall thickening on computed tomography (CT), both clinically and radiologically. Preoperative differentiation of XGC from early-stage GB cancer is important...
A Planned Prospective, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Trial Assessing the Effect of Helicobacter pylori Eradication on the Healing of Iatrogenic Ulcer after Endoscopic Resection of Gastric Neoplasm

Kim SG, Song HJ, Choi IJ, Cho JY, Jung HY, Keum B, Cheon JH, Lee YC, Kim JG, Park SK, Park BJ, Jung HC

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):514-517.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Helicobacter pylori eradication may facilitate the healing of iatrogenic ulcer after endoscopic resection of gastric neoplasm. This study involved designing a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial, performed by the...
Benign Bronchoesophageal Fistula in Adults: Endoscopic Closure as Primary Treatment

Ahn JY, Jung HY, Choi JY, Kim MY, Lee JH, Choi KS, Kim DH, Choi KD, Song HJ, Lee GH, Kim JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):508-513.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Benign bronchoesophageal fistula (BEF) is a rare condition that is usually treated surgically; however, less invasive endoscopy procedures have been attempted to overcome the disadvantages of surgery. The aim...
Three-Weekly S-1 Monotherapy as First-Line Treatment in Elderly Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Gastric Cancer

Lim JH, Lee MH, Kim HG, Shin YW, Yi HG, Shin SH, Hur YS, Kim CS, Chang HJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):503-507.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Elderly patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) have generally been excluded from clinical trials, and there are few data available on the treatment of these patients. The efficacy of...
A Significant Number of Sessile Serrated Adenomas Might Not Be Accurately Diagnosed in Daily Practice

Kim SW, Cha JM, Lee JI, Joo KR, Shin HP, Kim GY, Lim SJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):498-502.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis of hyperplastic polyps (HPs) may involve a conglomeration of subgroups of serrated polyps. The diagnosis of HPs may therefore be revisited if this is sessile serrated adenoma...
Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging Using a Protease-Specific Probe for the Detection of Colon Tumors

Yoon SM, Myung SJ, Ye BD, Kim IW, Lee NG, Ryu YM, Park K, Kim K, Kwon IC, Park YS, Park CS, Moon DH, Kim DH, Do MY, Byeon JS, Yang SK, Kim JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):488-497.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Early tumor detection is crucial for the prevention of colon cancer. Near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging using a target-activatable probe may permit earlier disease detection. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) participate in...
A Matched Case-Control Study Using the Propensity Score on Differences in the Characteristics of Colorectal Polyps between Younger and Older Koreans: Proximal Shift in the Distribution of Colorectal Polyps among Older Koreans

Kim YG, Jang BI, Kim DH, Moon HJ, Oh HJ, Kim TN, Lee HM

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):481-487.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Several studies have found that the frequency of colorectal polyps increases significantly from the age of 50 years. The goal of this study was to determine the differences in...
Low Levels of Pepsinogen I and Pepsinogen I/II Ratio are Valuable Serologic Markers for Predicting Extensive Gastric Corpus Atrophy in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Mucosectomy

Song HJ, Jang SJ, Yun SC, Park YS, Kim MJ, Lee SM, Choi KD, Lee GH, Jung HY, Kim JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):475-480.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The levels of pepsinogen (PG) I and the PGI/II ratio are useful serologic markers for chronic atrophic gastritis. This study evaluated the performance and clinical implications of these markers...
Helicobacter pylori Seropositivity Is Associated with Gastric Cancer Regardless of Tumor Subtype in Korea

Cho SJ, Choi IJ, Kim CG, Lee JY, Kook MC, Seong MW, Park SR, Lee JS, Kim YW, Ryu KW, Lee JH, Nam BH, Park YI

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):466-474.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the association between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and gastric cancer (GC) according to tumor subtype in Korea. METHODS: H. pylori status was determined serologically using the enzyme-linked...
Pancreas Transplantation

Han DJ, Sutherland DE

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):450-465.
Diabetes mellitus is generally treated with oral diabetic drugs and/or insulin. However, the morbidity and mortality associated with this condition increases over time, even in patients receiving intensive insulin treatment,...
The Molecular Targets for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Strimpakos AS, Syrigos KN, Saif MW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2010 Dec;4(4):433-449.
Pancreatic cancer is considered an aggressive malignancy that responds poorly to current treatments and therefore has a dismal survival rate. This disease is usually not diagnosed until a late stage,...

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