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Comments to Prediction of Advanced Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Enhanced Model of BARD Score

Guan YS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):228-228.
No abstract available.
A Patient with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Presenting with Acute Pancreatitis and Ascites

Baek MS, Mok YM, Han WC, Kim YS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):224-227.
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is a rare disease characterized by focal or diffuse eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach and duodenum. EGE has vague, nonspecific symptoms, including nausea,...
Focal Thickening at the Fundus of the Gallbladder: Computed Tomography Differentiation of Fundal Type Adenomyomatosis and Localized Chronic Cholecystitis

Kim BS, Oh JY, Nam KJ, Cho JH, Kwon HJ, Yoon SK, Jeong JS, Noh MH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):219-223.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The objective of our study was to identify useful computed tomography (CT) findings for differentiating fundal type adenomyomatosis from localized chronic cholecystitis involving the fundus of the gallbladder. METHODS: We...
Severe Bleeding and Perforation Are Rare Complications of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration for Pancreatic Masses: An Analysis of 3,090 Patients from 212 Hospitals

Hamada T, Yasunaga H, Nakai Y, Isayama H, Horiguchi , Matsuda S, Fushimi K, Koike K

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):215-218.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is useful for the pathological diagnosis of pancreatic masses, but patients are susceptible to severe bleeding and perforation. Because the incidence and severity...
Elevated Hemoglobin A1c Levels Are Associated with Worse Survival in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Diabetes

Cheon YK, Koo JK, Lee YS, Lee TY, Shim CS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):205-214.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) has been identified as an adverse prognostic variable associated with increased mortality in various cancers. Although DM and hyperglycemia are considered risk factors for pancreatic...
Silencing of CXCR4 Inhibits Tumor Cell Proliferation and Neural Invasion in Human Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Tan XY, Chang S, Liu W, Tang HH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):196-204.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the expression of CXC motif chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) in the tissues of patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma (hilar-CCA) and to investigate the cell proliferation and frequency of...
The Expression of Programmed Death-1 in Circulating CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells during Hepatitis B Virus Infection Progression and Its Correlation with Clinical Baseline Characteristics

Xu P, Chen YJ, Chen H, Zhu XY, Song HF, Cao LJ, Wang XF

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):186-195.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Programmed death-1 (PD-1) expression was investigated in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected patients at the chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, liver cirrhosis (LC), and...
Clinical Utility of Plasma Glypican-3 and Osteopontin as Biomarkers of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Lee HJ, Yeon JE, Suh SJ, Lee SJ, Yoon EL, Kang K, Yoo YJ, Kim JH, Seo YS, Yim HJ, Byun KS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):177-185.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is the biomarker most widely used to detect hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), despite its suboptimal diagnostic accuracy. Glypican-3 (GPC3) and osteopontin (OPN) are secreted glycoproteins that are reportedly...
Relationship between the Severity of Diversion Colitis and the Composition of Colonic Bacteria: A Prospective Study

Baek SJ, Kim SH, Lee CK, Roh KH, Keum B, Kim CH, Kim J

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):170-176.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Diversion colitis is the inflammation of the excluded segment of the colon in patients undergoing ostomy. It has been suggested that a change in colonic flora may lead to...
Symptom Characteristics and Psychosomatic Profiles in Different Spectrum of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Lim CH, Choi MG, Baeg MK, Moon SJ, Kim JS, Cho YK, Park JM, Lee IS, Kim SW, Choi KY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):165-169.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is diagnosed based on symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation but is a heterogeneous condition which can be subclassified according to endoscopy and esophageal reflux monitoring....
The Risk Factors and Quality of Life in Patients with Overlapping Functional Dyspepsia or Peptic Ulcer Disease with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Lee SW, Lee TY, Lien HC, Yeh HZ, Chang CS, Ko CW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):160-164.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), functional dyspepsia (FD), and peptic ulcer disease (PUD) impact the daily lives of affected individuals. The aim of this study was to compare the risk...
Endoscopic Experience Improves Interobserver Agreement in the Grading of Esophagitis by Los Angeles Classification: Conventional Endoscopy and Optimal Band Image System

Lee SH, Jang BI, Kim KO, Jeon SW, Kwon JG, Kim EY, Jung JT, Park KS, Cho KB, Kim ES, Park CG, Yang CH, DeaguGyeongbook Gastrointestinal Study Group

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):154-159.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Interobserver variation by experience was documented for the diagnosis of esophagitis using the Los Angeles classification. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether interobserver agreement can be...
Fatigue Severity and Factors Associated with High Fatigue Levels in Korean Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Yoo S, Jung YS, Park JH, Kim HJ, Cho YK, Sohn CI, Jeon WK, Kim BI, Park DI

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):148-153.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Many patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) often complain of fatigue. To date, only a few studies in Western countries have focused on fatigue related to IBD, and fatigue...
Effects of DA-9701, a Novel Prokinetic Agent, on Phosphorylated Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Expression in the Dorsal Root Ganglion and Spinal Cord Induced by Colorectal Distension in Rats

Lee SP, Lee KN, Lee OY, Lee HL, Jun DW, Yoon BC, Choi HS, Hwang SJ, Lee SE

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):140-147.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: DA-9701, a standardized extract of Pharbitis Semen and Corydalis Tuber, is a new prokinetic agent that exhibits an analgesic effect on the abdomen. We investigated whether DA-9701 affects visceral...
Immune Response and the Tumor Microenvironment: How They Communicate to Regulate Gastric Cancer

Lee K, Hwang H, Nam KT

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):131-139.
Gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the world. A growing body of evidence indicates that inflammation is closely associated with the initiation, progression, and...
Population Screening for Colorectal Cancer Means Getting FIT: The Past, Present, and Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening Using the Fecal Immunochemical Test for Hemoglobin (FIT)

Allison JE, Fraser CG, Halloran S, Young GP

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 Mar;8(2):117-130.
Fecal immunochemical tests for hemoglobin (FIT) are changing the manner in which colorectal cancer (CRC) is screened. Although these tests are being performed worldwide, why is this test different from...

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