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Erratum: Predicting Liver-Related Events Using Transient Elastography in Chronic Hepatitis C Patients with Sustained Virological Response

Lee HW, Chon YE, Kim SU, Kim BK, Park JY, Kim DY, Ahn SH, Jung KS, Park YN, Han KH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):653-655.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl150211
On the pages 432 and 434, Figures 2 and 3 were incorrectly reproduced in the publishing process.
Differences in Clinical Manifestations according to the Positivity of Interferon-γ Assay in Patients with Intestinal Tuberculosis

Jung HJ, Kim YH, Kim YS, Jeong SY, Park SW, Seo JY, Jung H, Im JP, Kim JW, Hong SN, Lee KL

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):649-652.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15439
Intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) remains prevalent in Asia. An interferon-γ assay (QuantiFERON-TB gold test [QFT]) is considered to be an effective supplementary tool for diagnosing ITB. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical...
The Wire-Grasping Method as a New Technique for Forceps Biopsy of Biliary Strictures: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study of Effectiveness

Yamashita , Ueda K, Kawaji Y, Tamura T, Itonaga M, Yoshida T, Maeda H, Magari H, Maekita T, Iguchi M, Tamai H, Ichinose M, Kato J

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):642-648.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15231
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Transpapillary forceps biopsy is an effective diagnostic technique in patients with biliary stricture. This prospective study aimed to determine the usefulness of the wire-grasping method as a new technique...
Bile Flow Phantom Model and Animal Bile Duct Dilation Model for Evaluating Biliary Plastic Stents with Advanced Hydrophilic Coating

Kwon CI, Kim G, Jeong S, Lee WS, Lee DH, Ko KH, Hong SP, Hahm KB

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):632-641.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15417
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The efforts to improve biliary plastic stents (PSs) for decreasing biofilm formation and overcome short patency time have been continued. The aim of this study is to evaluate the...
Ascitic Fluid Calprotectin and Serum Procalcitonin as Accurate Diagnostic Markers for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

Abdel-Razik A, Mousa N, Elhammady , Elhelaly R, Elzehery R, Elbaz S, Eissa M, El-Wakeel , Eldars W

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):624-631.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15120
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is based on a polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) exceeding 250/μL in ascitic fluid. The aim of the study was to evaluate serum procalcitonin...
Low-Dose Pegylated Interferon α-2b Plus Ribavirin for Elderly and/or Cirrhotic Patients with Genotype 2 Hepatitis C Virus

Tamai H, Shingaki N, Mori Y, Moribata K, Kawashima , Maeda Y, Niwa T, Deguchi H, Inoue I, Maekita T, Iguchi M, Kato J, Ichinose M

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):617-623.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15193
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to predict sustained viral response (SVR) to low-dose pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) plus ribavirin of elderly and/or cirrhotic patients with genotype 2 hepatitis C virus (HCV) using...
Potential Efficacy of Pegylated Interferon-α and a Nucleos(t)ide Analogue as Combination Therapy for HBeAg-Positive Chronic Hepatitis B

Wi CI, Kim WR, Gross JB, Stadheim L, Poterucha

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):611-616.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl14256
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Despite the potent suppression of the hepatitis B virus with modern antiviral agents, only a minority of HBeAg-positive patients achieve hepatitis B e antigen seroconversion. We aimed to explore...
Efficacy and Safety of a Steroid-Free Immunosuppressive Regimen after Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Wei Q, Xu X, Wang C, Zhuang R, Zhuang L, Zhou L, Xie H, Wu J, Zhang M, Shen Y, Wang W, Zheng S

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):604-610.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15017
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an immunosuppressive regimen without steroids after liver transplantation (LT) for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Sixty-six HCC patients...
Disease Phenotype, Activity and Clinical Course Prediction Based on C-Reactive Protein Levels at Diagnosis in Patients with Crohn's Disease: Results from the CONNECT Study

Kwon JH, Im JP, Ye BD, Cheon JH, Jang HJ, Lee KM, Kim YS, Kim SW, Kim YH, Song GA, Han DS, Kim WH, Kim JS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):595-603.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15411
BACKGROUND/AIMS: C-reactive protein (CRP) is an easily measured index of disease activity, but its ability to predict clinical course is controversial. We therefore designed a study to determine whether the...
Serum Concentrations of Insulin, Ghrelin, Adiponectin, Leptin, Leptin Receptor and Lipocalin-2 in Children with Celiac Disease Who Do and Do Not Adhere to a Gluten-Free Diet

Janas RM, Rybak A, Wierzbicka-Rucińska A, Socha P, Śnitko R, Szaflarska-Popławska A, Stolarczyk A, Oralewska , Cytra-Jarocka E, Iwańczak , Grzybowska-Chlebowczyk U, Cichy W, Czaja-Bulsa G, Socha J

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):587-594.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15404
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The roles of the many bioactive peptides in the pathogenesis of celiac disease remain unclear. To evaluate the serum concentrations of insulin, ghrelin, adiponectin, leptin, leptin receptor, and lipocalin-2...
Risk of Clostridium difficile Infection with the Use of a Proton Pump Inhibitor for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in Critically Ill Patients

Ro Y, Eun CS, Kim HS, Kim JY, Byun YJ, Yoo KS, Han DS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):581-586.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15324
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) are commonly prescribed for stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in critically ill patients. Several studies have suggested that the use of...
Usefulness of Measuring Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chung SH, Lee HW, Kim SW, Park SJ, Hong SP, Kim TI, Kim WH, Cheon JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):574-580.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15209
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The relationships between serum procalcitonin, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) have not been completely determined. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of measuring serum procalcitonin...
Effect of Functional Status on the Quality of Bowel Preparation in Elderly Patients Undergoing Screening and Surveillance Colonoscopy

Kumar A, Lin L, Bernheim O, Bagiella E, Jandorf L, Itzkowitz , Shah BJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):569-573.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15230
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Optimal bowel preparation is essential for successful screening or for surveillance colonoscopy (SC). Inadequate bowel preparation is associated with older age, the male gender, and the presence of certain...
Comparison of the Efficacies of Parenteral Iron Sucrose and Oral Iron Sulfate for Anemic Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Korea

Han YM, Yoon H, Shin CM, Koh SJ, Im JP, Kim BG, Kim JS, Jung HC

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):562-568.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15373
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The optimal route for iron administration in anemic patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been determined. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacies of...
Sequential Therapy versus Triple Therapy for the First Line Treatment of Helicobacter pylori in Korea: A Nationwide Randomized Trial

Kim JS, Kim BW, Hong SJ, Kim JI, Shim KN, Kim JH, Baik GH, Kim SW, Song HJ, Kim JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):556-561.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15470
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection with standard triple therapy (TT) has declined primarily because of increased antibiotic resistance. Sequential therapy (ST) has been suggested as an alternative to TT...
A Comparative Randomized Trial on the Optimal Timing of Dexamethasone for Pain Relief after Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Early Gastric Neoplasm

Pyo JH, Lee H, Min YW, Min BH, Lee JH, Rhee PL, Kim JJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):549-555.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15302
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effects of preoperative and postoperative dexamethasone on pain after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric neoplasm. METHODS: Forty patients...
Endoscopic Findings of Upper Gastrointestinal Involvement in Primary Vasculitis

Gong EJ, Kim DH, Chun JH, Ahn JY, Choi KS, Jung KW, Lee JH, Choi KD, Song HJ, Lee GH, Jung HY, Kim JH, Song IH, Kim YG

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):542-548.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15198
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastrointestinal involvement in vasculitis may result in life-threatening complications. However, its variable clinical presentations and endoscopic features, and the rarity of the disease, often result in delayed diagnosis. METHODS: Clinical...
Magnifying Endoscopy with Narrow Band Imaging of Early Gastric Cancer: Correlation with Histopathology and Mucin Phenotype

Ok KS, Kim GH, Park DY, Lee HJ, Jeon HK, Baek DH, Lee BE, Song GA

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):532-541.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15364
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Magnifying endoscopy with narrow band imaging (ME-NBI) is a useful modality for the detailed visualization of microsurface (MS) and microvascular (MV) structures in the gastrointestinal tract. This study aimed...
Comparison of AIMS65 Score and Other Scoring Systems for Predicting Clinical Outcomes in Koreans with Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Park SM, Yeum SC, Kim BW, Kim JS, Kim JH, Sim EH, Ji JS, Choi H

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):526-531.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15153
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The AIMS65 score has not been sufficiently validated in Korea. The objective of this study was to compare the AIMS65 and other scoring systems for the prediction of various...
Effects of N-acetylcysteine on First-Line Sequential Therapy for Helicobacter pylori Infection: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

Yoon H, Lee DH, Jang ES, Kim J, Shin CM, Park YS, Hwang JH, Kim JW, Jeong SH, Kim N

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2016 Jul;10(4):520-525.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl15048
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the adjuvant effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on first-line sequential therapy (SQT) for Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS: Patients with H. pylori infections were randomly assigned to receive sequential therapy...

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