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The Successful Treatment of Chronic Cholecystitis with SpyGlass Cholangioscopy-Assisted Gallbladder Drainage and Irrigation through Self-Expandable Metal Stents

Gutkin E, Hussain SA, Kim SH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):136-138.
A 34-year-old female with a history of advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis and right-sided heart failure presented with chronic, postprandial right upper quadrant pain, and weight loss. Endoscopic biliary drainage was deemed...
A Case of Autoimmune Pancreatitis Manifested by a Pseudocyst and IgG4-Associated Cholangitis

Sohn JW, Cho CM, Jung MK, Park SY, Jeon SW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):132-135.
Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a benign disorder and a unique form of chronic pancreatitis with several characteristic features. A cystic formation that mimics a pseudocyst is a rare finding. There...
A Rare Case of a Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Colon Mimicking a Juvenile Polyp

Kang SH, Chung WS, Hyun CL, Moon HS, Lee ES, Kim SH, Sung JK, Lee BS, Jeong HY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):129-131.
Primary signet ring cell carcinoma (SRC) of colon at early stage is quite rare. Only 26 cases were reported until now. We report an early stage of primary SRC which...
A Novel Frameshift Mutation of the ALDOB Gene in a Korean Girl Presenting with Recurrent Hepatitis Diagnosed as Hereditary Fructose Intolerance

Choi HW, Lee YJ, Oh SH, Kim KM, Ryu JM, Lee BH, Kim GH, Yoo HW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):126-128.
Hereditary fructose intolerance is an autosomal recessive disorder that is caused by a deficiency in fructose-1-phosphate aldolase (Aldolase B). Children can present with hypoglycemia, jaundice, elevated liver enzymes and hepatomegaly...
Endoscopic Treatment of Duodenal Bleeding Caused by Direct Hepatocellular Carcinoma Invasion with an Ethanol Injection

Kim JN, Lee HS, Kim SY, Kim JH, Jung SW, Koo JS, Yim HJ, Lee SW, Choi JH, Kim CD, Ryu HS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):122-125.
We report a case of a man who developed duodenal bleeding caused by direct hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) invasion, which was successfully treated with endoscopic ethanol injection. A 57-year-old man with...
A Case of Synchronous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Esophagus and Stomach

Lim SM, Jung ES, Shin SK, Chung HS, Kim HI, Kim DW, Cho BC

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):118-121.
Synchronous esophageal and gastric cancers with the pathologic features of a squamous cell carcinoma are extremely rare. A 57-year-old male visited our hospital with a history of hematemesis and was...
One-Step Transpapillary Balloon Dilation under Cap-Fitted Endoscopy without a Preceding Sphincterotomy for the Removal of Bile Duct Stones in Billroth II Gastrectomy

Lee TH, Hwang JC, Choi HJ, Moon JH, Cho YD, Yoo BM, Park SH, Kim JH, Kim SJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):113-117.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic sphincterotomy may be limited in Billroth II gastrectomy because of difficulty in orientating the duodenoscope and sphincterotome as a result of altered anatomy. This study was planned to...
Recurrence of Bile Duct Stones after Endoscopic Papillary Large Balloon Dilation Combined with Limited Sphincterotomy: Long-Term Follow-Up Study

Kim KH, Rhu JH, Kim TN

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):107-112.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic papillary large-balloon dilation combined with limited endoscopic sphincterotomy (EPLBD+ES) is promising for the treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones. The aim of this study was to clarify...
Efficacy and Tolerability of Peginterferon Alpha Plus Ribavirin in the Routine Daily Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Patients in Korea: A Multi-Center, Retrospective Observational Study

Park SH, Park CK, Lee JW, Kim YS, Jeong SH, Kim YS, Kim JH, Hwang SG, Rim KS, Yim HJ, Cheong JY, Cho SW, Lee JS, Park YM, Jang JW, Lee CK, Shon JH, Yang JM, Ju YS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):98-106.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of peginterferon plus ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients under real life setting in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical...
Ischemia-Modified Albumin Levels in Children with Chronic Liver Disease

Cakir M, Karahan SC, Mentese A, Sag E, Cobanoglu , Polat TB, Erduran E

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):92-97.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) levels have been shown to correlate with the severity of liver failure in adults. However, the role of IMA levels has not been evaluated in children...
Persistence of Protective Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Titers after Successful Double-Dose Hepatitis B Virus Rescue Vaccination in HIV-Infected Patients

Kim JH, Psevdos G, Groce V, Sharp V

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):86-91.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To assess the durability of protective hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) titers in HIV-infected patients who responded to double-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) rescue vaccination. METHODS: A retrospective chart review...
The Clinical Factors for Predicting Severe Diverticulitis in Korea: A Comparison with Western Countries

Kim SY, Oh TH, Seo JY, Jeon TJ, Seo DD, Shin WC, Choi WC, Jeong MJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):78-85.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It is unclear whether the risk factors associated with complicated diverticulitis in Asian and Western countries are the same. We evaluated the risk factors associated with severe diverticulitis (SD)...
The Role of CDX2 in Intestinal Metaplasia Evaluated Using Immunohistochemistry

Lee BH, Kim N, Lee HS, Kang JM, Park HK, Jo HJ, Shin CM, Lee SH, Park YS, Hwang JH, Kim JW, Jeong SH, Lee DH, Jung HC, Song IS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):71-77.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intestinal metaplasia (IM) has been regarded as a premalignant condition. This study evaluated the role of the transforming factor CDX2 according to the severity and type of IM. METHODS: This...
The Miss Rate for Colorectal Adenoma Determined by Quality-Adjusted, Back-to-Back Colonoscopies

Ahn SB, Han DS, Bae JH, Byun TJ, Kim JP, Eun CS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):64-70.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colonoscopy is considered to be the gold standard for detecting adenomatous polyps. Polyps are missed during colonoscopic examination at a rate that varies from 6% to 27%. The adenoma...
The Feasibility and Safety of the Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of Superficial Gastric Neoplastic Lesions in Patients with Compensated Liver Cirrhosis: A Retrospective Study

Choi JH, Kim ER, Min BH, Choi D, Kang KJ, Lee JH, Rhee PL, Kim JJ, Rhee JC

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):58-63.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: When undergoing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) may suffer from a high risk of bleeding, bacteremia and tissue vulnerability. There have been few reports evaluating...
Glomus Tumor of the Stomach: A Clinicopathologic Analysis of 10 Cases and Review of the Literature

Kang G, Park HJ, Kim JY, Choi D, Min BH, Lee JH, Kim JJ, Kim KM, Park CK, Sohn TS, Kim S

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):52-57.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastric glomus tumors are extremely rare, and presurgical confirmation is often impossible. The identification of clinical and radiologic characteristics of this tumor type is important for preoperative diagnosis and...
The Immunohistochemical Expression of STAT3, Bcl-xL, and MMP-2 Proteins in Colon Adenoma and Adenocarcinoma

Lee SW, Ahn YY, Kim YS, Kang SB, Nam SW, Lee DS, Jeong HY, Kim JM

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):45-51.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) are a family of transcription factors that are activated in response to cytokines and growth factors. STAT3 activation has been implicated in...
Efficacy of the Combination of Tetracycline, Amoxicillin, and Lansoprazole in the Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Treatment-Naive Patients and in Patients Who Are Not Responsive to Clarithromycin-Based Regimens: A Pilot Study

Sezikli M, Cetinkaya , Guzelbulut F, Yesil A, Altonoz ME, Ulu N, Ovunc Kurdas AO

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):41-44.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the eradication rate of a triple therapy regimen that included a proton pump inhibitor, amoxicillin, and tetracycline instead of clarithromycin in...
The Biology of Cancer Stem Cells and Its Clinical Implication in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Yoon SK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):29-40.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor with limited treatment options in its advanced state. The molecular mechanisms underlying HCC remain unclear because of the complexity of its multi-step...
Evolutionary History of the Helicobacter pylori Genome: Implications for Gastric Carcinogenesis

Correa P, Piazuelo M

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2012 Jan;6(1):21-28.
The genome of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori has evolved over the millennia since its migration out of Africa along with its human host approximately 60,000 years ago. Human migrations, after...

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