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Safety and Utility of Single-Session Endoscopic Ultrasonography and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for the Evaluation of Pancreatobiliary Diseases

Kawakubo K, Kawakami H, Kuwatani M, Haba S, Kudo T, Abe Y, Kawahata S, Onodera M, Ehira N, Yamato H, Eto K, Sakamoto N

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):329-332.
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are essential for diagnosing and treating pancreatobiliary diseases. Single-session EUS and ERCP are considered to be essential in reducing the duration of...
Glutamine-Supplemented Parenteral Nutrition and Probiotics in Four Adult Autoimmune Enteropathy Patients

Xu RY, Wan YP, Zhou YQ, Lu LP, Chen ZQ, Wu YJ, Cai W

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):324-328.
To evaluate the effects of glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition (PN) and probiotics in adult autoimmune enteropathy (AIE) patients. Four adult AIE patients were identified from April 2006 to January 2012. Clinical...
Long-Term Outcome of Photodynamic Therapy with Systemic Chemotherapy Compared to Photodynamic Therapy Alone in Patients with Advanced Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Hong MJ, Cheon YK, Lee EJ, Lee TY, Shim CS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):318-323.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with cholangiocarcinoma usually present at an advanced stage, and more than 50% of cases are not resectable at the time of diagnosis. Recently, photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been...
Gallstone Disease Does Not Predict Liver Histology in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Yilmaz Y, Ayyildiz T, Akin H, Colak Y, Ozturk O, Senates E, Tuncer I, Dolar E

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):313-317.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We sought to examine whether the presence of gallstone disease (GD) in patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is associated with liver fibrosis and histological nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
Prophylactic Pancreatic Stent Placement for Endoscopic Duodenal Ampullectomy: A Single-Center Retrospective Study

Chang WI, Min YW, Yun HS, Lee KH, Lee JK, Lee KT, Rhee PL

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):306-312.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We investigated the efficacy of prophylactic pancreatic stent placement for preventing postprocedure pancreatitis in patients undergoing endoscopic papillectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study included 82 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic papillectomy...
The Correlation between NK Cell and Liver Function in Patients with Primary Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Sha WH, Zeng XH, Min L

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):298-305.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to detect the expression of natural killer (NK) cell receptor natural killer group 2D (NKG2D) in the peripheral blood of patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma and...
Clinically Useful Diagnostic Tool of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography for Focal Liver Masses: Comparison to Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ryu SW, Bok GH, Jang JY, Jeong SW, Ham NS, Kim JH, Park EJ, Kim JN, Lee WC, Shim KY, Lee SH, Kim SG, Cha SW, Kim YS, Cho YD, Kim HS, Kim BS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):292-297.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the diagnostic value of contrast (SonoVue(R)) enhancement ultrasonography (CEUS) and to compare this method with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluating liver masses. METHODS:...
Mest Attenuates CCl4-Induced Liver Fibrosis in Rats by Inhibiting the Wnt/beta-Catenin Signaling Pathway

Li W, Zhu C, Li Y, Wu Q, Gao R

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):282-291.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway has been reported to play an important role in liver fibrosis. This study was designed to investigate whether mesoderm-specific transcript homologue (Mest), a strong negative...
Low Pepsinogen I Level Predicts Multiple Gastric Epithelial Neoplasias for Endoscopic Resection

Park SY, Lim SO, Ki HS, Jun CH, Park CH, Kim HS, Choi SK, Rew JS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):277-281.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Synchronous/metachronous gastric epithelial neoplasias (GENs) in the remaining lesion can develop at sites other than the site of endoscopic resection. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the...
G Protein beta3 Subunit Polymorphism and Long-Term Prognosis of Functional Dyspepsia

Chung HA, Lee SY, Lee HJ, Kim JH, Sung IK, Shim CS, Jin CJ, Park HS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):271-276.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A link between G protein beta3 (GNB3) polymorphism and functional dyspepsia (FD) has been suggested. The aim of this study was to determine the role of GNB3 polymorphism in...
Acute Pancreatitis Secondary to Ciprofloxacin Therapy in Patients with Infectious Colitis

Sung HY, Kim JI, Lee HJ, Cho HJ, Cheung DY, Kim SS, Cho SH, Kim JK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):265-270.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ciprofloxacin is considered to be a safe and effective treatment for acute infectious colitis. However, this drug may cause drug-induced pancreatitis, albeit rarely. METHODS: From March 2007 to February 2012,...
Recent Chemotherapy Reduces the Maximum-Standardized Uptake Value of 18F-Fluoro-Deoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in Colorectal Cancer

Lee M, Yeum TS, Kim JW, Oh S, Lee SA, Moon HR, Choi YH, Han YM, Choi JM, Jang DK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):254-264.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of recent chemotherapy on the patterns of the maximum-standardized uptake value (M-SUV) and sensitivity of 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed...
Proton Pump Inhibitor Use before Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Is Associated with Adverse Outcomes

Im JP, Cha JM, Kim JW, Kim SE, Ryu DY, Kim EY, Kim ER, Chang DK, Small Intestine Research Group of the Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Disease (KASID)

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):248-253.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Knowledge of the risk factors associated with adverse outcomes after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) may be helpful for developing PEG recommendations. The purpose of this study was to identify...
Insufficient Knowledge of Korean Gastroenterologists Regarding the Vaccination of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):242-247.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is an increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients to develop infections due to the use of immunomodulators and biologics. Several infections are preventable by immunizations. This...
Host-Microbiome Interactions in Alcoholic Liver Disease

Chen P, Schnabl B

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):237-241.
Alcoholic liver disease is a leading cause of morbidity and liver-related death worldwide. Intestinal bacterial overgrowth and dysbiosis induced by ethanol ingestion play an important role in the pathogenesis of...
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gastric Cancer Treatment: Current Status and Future Perspectives

Son T, Kwon IG, Hyung WJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2014 May;8(3):229-236.
Minimally invasive surgery, which has been extensively used to treat gastric adenocarcinoma, is now regarded as one of the standard treatments for early gastric cancer, and its suitability for advanced...

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