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Magnifying Endoscopy for Intestinal Follicular Lymphoma Is Helpful for Prompt Diagnosis

Iwamuro M, Okuda M, Yumoto E, Suzuki S, Shirakawa , Takata K, Yoshino T, Okada H, Yamamoto K

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):258-261.
The representative endoscopic features of primary intestinal follicular lymphoma are well known as small whitish polypoid nodules, but a magnified view has only been described in a few case reports....
Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage Using a Ligated Catheter for Recurrent Catheter Obstruction: Antireflux Technique

Hamada T, Tsujino T, Isayama H, Hakuta R, Ito Y, Nakata R, Koike K

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):255-257.
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) is an established procedure for biliary obstruction. However, duodenobiliary or jejunobiliary reflux of the intestinal contents through a PTBD catheter sometimes causes recurrent catheter obstruction...
Crohn's Disease Initially Accompanied by Deep Vein Thrombosis and Ulnar Neuropathy without Metronidazole Exposure

Kim W, Kang B, Kim BW, Kim JS, Lee HM, Lim EJ, Kim JI, Kang BK, Ji JS, Lee BI, Choi H

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):252-254.
Extraintestinal manifestations are not uncommon in Crohn's disease, and a thromboembolic event is a disastrous potential complication. Deep vein thrombosis is the most common manifestation of a thromboembolic event and...
Transcatheter Arterial Chemotherapy with Miriplatin for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients with Chronic Renal Failure: Report of Three Cases

Imai N, Ikeda K, Seko Y, Kawamura Y, Sezaki H, Hosaka T, Akuta N, Kobayashi , Saitoh S, Suzuki F, Suzuki Y, Arase Y, Kumada H

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):246-251.
Miriplatin is a novel lipophilic platinum complex that was developed to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although HCC patients frequently have coexisting chronic renal failure, little prospective data are available regarding...
Endoscopic Papillectomy for Benign Ampullary Neoplasms: How Can Treatment Outcome Be Predicted?

Ahn DW, Ryu JK, Kim J, Yoon WJ, Lee SH, Kim YT, Yoon YB

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):239-245.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic papillectomy is increasingly performed with curative intent for benign papillary tumors. This study was performed to identify factors that predict the presence of malignancy and affect endoscopic success. METHODS:...
Differentiating Immunoglobulin G4-Related Sclerosing Cholangitis from Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Tabata T, Kamisawa T, Hara S, Kuruma S, Chiba K, Kuwata G, Fujiwara T, Egashira H, Koizumi K, Fujiwara J, Arakawa T, Momma K, Kurata M, Honda G, Tsuruta K, Itoi T

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):234-238.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Few studies have differentiated immunoglobulin G (IgG) 4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) from hilar cholangiocarcinoma (CC). Thus, we sought to investigate useful features for differentiating IgG4-SC from hilar CC. METHODS: We...
Risk Factors of Post Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Bacteremia

Kwak MS, Jang ES, Ryu JK, Kim YT, Yoon YB, Park JK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):228-233.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bacteremia following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a severe complication, but the risk factors for this condition have not yet been clearly determined. Thus, the aim of this study...
Lipoic Acid Prevents the Changes of Intracellular Lipid Partitioning by Free Fatty Acid

Kim DC, Jun DW, Jang EC, Kim SH, Kim EK, Lee SP, Lee KN, Lee HL, Lee OY, Yoon BC, Choi HS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):221-227.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It is suggested that the hepatic lipid composition is more important than lipid quantity in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. We examined whether lipoic acid (LA) could alter intrahepatic...
A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease with Thrombospondin Motif 2 May Contribute to Cirrhosis in Humans through the Transforming Growth Factor-beta/SMAD Pathway

Dong C, Li HJ, Chang S, Liao HJ, Zhang ZP, Huang P, Tang HH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):213-220.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to investigate the correlation between a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motif 2 (ADAMTS-2) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1) in clinical human cirrhotic tissues. METHODS: The liver tissues...
Metadherin Is a Prognostic Predictor of Hepatocellular Carcinoma after Curative Hepatectomy

Ahn S, Hyeon J, Park CK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):206-212.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The prognosis after surgical resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poor because of a high rate of recurrence. Thus, it is crucial to identify patients with a high risk...
The Efficacy and Safety of Peginterferon-alpha-2a in Korean Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B: A Multicenter Study Conducted in a Real Clinical Setting

Kwon JH, Kim YS, Kim SG, Jang JW, Kim TH, Jung YK, Kwon OS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):197-205.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Genotype C is the principal type of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Koreans and is associated with poor prognosis for peginterferon alpha-2a therapy. The efficacy of and compliance to...
Effect of Acute Stress on Immune Cell Counts and the Expression of Tight Junction Proteins in the Duodenal Mucosa of Rats

Lee HS, Kim DK, Kim YB, Lee KJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):190-196.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Duodenal immune alterations have been reported in a subset of patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of acute stress on...
Cost Effectiveness Associated with Helicobacter pylori Screening and Eradication in Patients Taking Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and/or Aspirin

Song HJ, Kwon JW, Kim N, Park YS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):182-189.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was performed to investigate the cost effectiveness of Helicobacter pylori screening/eradication in South Korean patients treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or aspirin. METHODS: A decision Markov model...
High Recurrence Rate of Idiopathic Peptic Ulcers in Long-Term Follow-up

Yoon H, Kim SG, Jung HC, Song IS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):175-181.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Our aim was to compare the long-term clinical outcomes of idiopathic peptic ulcer disease (IPUD) with those of Helicobacter pylori-positive and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced peptic ulcer disease (PUD). METHODS:...
Asymptomatic Brain Lesions on Cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dolapcioglu C, Guleryuzlu Y, Uygur-Bayramicli O, Ahishali E, Dabak R

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):169-174.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to examine the frequency and type of asymptomatic neurological involvement in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Fifty-one IBD patients with no...
Miniprobe Endoscopic Ultrasonography Has Limitations in Determining the T Stage in Early Colorectal Cancer

Tsung PC, Park JH, Kim YS, Kim SY, Park WW, Kim HT, Kim JN, Kang YK, Moon JS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):163-168.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mini-probe endoscopic ultrasonography (mEUS) is a useful diagnostic tool for accurate assessment of tumor invasion. The aim of this study was to estimate the accuracy of mEUS in patients...
Effect of Biofeedback Therapy in Constipation According to Rectal Sensation

Ahn JY, Myung SJ, Jung KW, Yang DH, Koo HS, Seo SY, Yoon IJ, Kim KJ, Ye BD, Byeon JS, Jung HY, Yang SK, Kim JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):157-162.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The pathophysiologic mechanism of rectal hyposensitivity (RH) is not well documented, and the significance of RH in biofeedback therapy (BFT) has not been evaluated. Thus, we aimed to assess...
Rescue Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-Guided Trucut Biopsy Following Suboptimal EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration for Mediastinal Lesions

Cho CM, Al-Haddad , LeBlanc JK, Sherman S, McHenry L, DeWitt J

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):150-156.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) and Trucut biopsy (TCB) are sensitive techniques for diagnosing mediastinal lesions, but it is unclear how either one or both should be used...
Chemoprevention of Gastrointestinal Cancer: The Reality and the Dream

Chun KS, Kim EH, Lee S, Hahm KB

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):137-149.
Despite substantial progress in screening, early diagnosis, and the development of noninvasive technology, gastrointestinal (GI) cancer remains a major cause of cancer-associated mortality. Chemoprevention is thought to be a realistic...
Advances in Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Biliary Drainage: A Comprehensive Review

Sarkaria S, Lee HS, Gaidhane M, Kahaleh M

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2013 Mar;7(2):129-136.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has become the first-line therapy for bile duct drainage. In the hands of experienced endoscopists, conventional ERCP results in a failed cannulation rate of 3% to...

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