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Low Serum Pancreatic Amylase and Lipase Values Are Simple and Useful Predictors to Diagnose Chronic Pancreatitis

Oh HC, Kwon CI, El Hajj II, Easler JJ, Watkins J, Fogel EL, McHenry L, Sherman S, Zimmerman , Lehman GA

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):878-883.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17066
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic role of low serum amylase and lipase values in the detection of chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Patients underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and were diagnosed...
Reactivation of Hepatitis C Virus and Its Clinical Outcomes in Patients Treated with Systemic Chemotherapy or Immunosuppressive Therapy

Lee HL, Bae SH, Jang B, Hwang S, Yang H, Nam HC, Sung PS, Lee SW, Jang JW, Choi JY, Han NI, Song BJ, Lee JW, Yoon SK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):870-877.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16434
BACKGROUND/AIMS: According to the results of several studies, the outcome of hepatitis C virus (HCV) reactivation is not as severe as the outcome of hepatitis B virus reactivation. The aim...
Serum MicroRNA Levels as a Noninvasive Diagnostic Biomarker for the Early Diagnosis of Hepatitis B Virus-Related Liver Fibrosis

Bao S, Zheng J, Li N, Huang C, Chen M, Cheng Q, Yu K, Chen S, Zhu M, Shi G

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):860-869.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16560
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the role of selected serum microRNA (miRNA) levels as potential noninvasive biomarkers for differentiating S0–S2 (early fibrosis) from S3–S4 (late fibrosis) in patients with a chronic hepatitis...
Role of Shear Wave Elastography in Evaluating the Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B

Jeong JY, Sohn JH, Sohn W, Park CH, Kim TY, Jun DW, Kim Y, Jeong WK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):852-859.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16521
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the use of measurements of liver stiffness (LS) by two-dimensional real-time shear wave elastography (SWE) for predicting the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic...
Useful Endoscopic Ultrasonography Parameters and a Predictive Model for the Recurrence of Esophageal Varices and Bleeding after Variceal Ligation

Jeong SW, Kim HS, Kim SG, Yoo JJ, Jang JY, Lee SH, Kim HS, Lee JS, Kim YS, Kim BS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):843-851.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16458
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To identify the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography with a mini-probe (EUM) and to create a predictive model for esophageal variceal (EV) recurrence and bleeding following esophageal variceal ligation (EVL). METHODS:...
Healthcare Costs for Chronic Hepatitis C in South Korea from 2009 to 2013: An Analysis of the National Health Insurance Claims' Data

Ki M, Choi HY, Kim KA, Jang ES, Jeong SH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):835-842.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17034
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAA) in 2013 revolutionized hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment, offering a cure rate >90%. However, this therapy is expensive, and estimations of the number...
Effects of Entecavir and Tenofovir on Renal Function in Patients with Hepatitis B Virus-Related Compensated and Decompensated Cirrhosis

Park J, Jung KS, Lee HW, Kim BK, Kim SU, Kim DY, Ahn SH, Han KH, Park JY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):828-834.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16484
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The renal effects of nucleos(t)ide analogs in patients with chronic hepatitis B are controversial. We aimed to compare the impact of entecavir (ETV) and tenofovir (TDF) on renal function...
Patients' Preferences for Primary Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Survey of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in Korea

Cho YH, Kim DH, Cha JM, Jeen YT, Moon JS, Kim JO, Lee SK, Cho YK, Im JP, Jang JY, Shin JE, Yoon SM, Jung Y, Kim ES, Lee KN, Cho SJ, Kim Y, Park BY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):821-827.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17025
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The adoption of colonoscopy as a primary colorectal cancer (CRC) screening technique has been argued for in Korea, without evidence of patient preferences. This study aimed to investigate patients’...
Is the AIMS 65 Score Useful in Prepdicting Clinical Outcomes in Korean Patients with Variceal and Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding?

Choe JW, Kim SY, Hyun JJ, Jung SW, Jung YK, Koo JS, Yim HJ, Lee SW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):813-820.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16607
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Various clinical scoring systems, including the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), Rockall risk score (RS), and AIMS65 score (AIMS65), have been validated to predict the clinical outcomes in patients with upper...
The Characteristics and Prognosis of Diffuse-Type Early Gastric Cancer Diagnosed during Health Check-Ups

Lee JY, Gong EJ, Chung EJ, Park HW, Bae SE, Kim EH, Kim J, Do YS, Kim TH, Chang HS, Song HJ, Choe J, Jung HY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):807-812.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17033
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Because of the poor prognosis of diffuse-type gastric cancer, early detection is important. We investigated the clinical characteristics and prognosis of diffuse-type early gastric cancer (EGC) diagnosed in subjects...
The Effect of Intragastric Administration of Botulinum Toxin Type A on Reducing Adiposity in a Rat Model of Obesity Using Micro-CT and Histological Examinations

Park JS, Zheng HM, Kim JM, Kim CS, Jeong S, Lee DH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):798-806.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16557
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Botulinum toxin type A (BTX), a long-acting inhibitor of muscular contraction in both striated and smooth muscles, is responsible for gastric motility. The aim of this study was to...
IL-10 Plays a Pivotal Role in Tamoxifen-Induced Spasmolytic Polypeptide-Expressing Metaplasia in Gastric Mucosa

Lee C, Lee H, Hwang SY, Moon CM, Hong SN

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):789-797.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16454
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastric cancer evolves in the pathologic mucosal milieu, and its development is characterized by both the loss of acid-secreting parietal cells and mucosal cell metaplasia, called spasmolytic polypeptide-expressing metaplasia...
Comparison of the Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection Risk of Using Proton Pump Inhibitors versus Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonists for Prophylaxis and Treatment of Stress Ulcers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Azab M, Doo L, Doo DH, Elmofti Y, Ahmed M, Cadavona J, Liu XB, Shafi A, Joo MK, Yoo JW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):781-788.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16568
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been widely used for the prevention and treatment of stress gastric ulcers in hospital settings, there are concerns that PPIs increase the risk...
Extrahepatic Manifestations of Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Chalifoux , Konyn PG, Choi G, Saab S

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):771-780.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16365
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease characterized by progressive destruction of the intrahepatic bile ducts, leading to cholestasis. PBC is known to have both hepatic and extrahepatic...
Familial Pancreatic Cancer and the Future of Directed Screening

Welinsky S, Lucas AL

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):761-770.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16414
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and the 12th most common worldwide. Mortality is high, largely due to late stage...
Sessile Serrated Adenomas: How to Detect, Characterize and Resect

Ma MX, Bourke MJ

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):747-760.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl16523
Serrated polyps are important contributors to the burden of colorectal cancers (CRC). These lesions were once considered to have no malignant potential, but currently up to 30% of all CRC...
Estimation of Direct Medical Costs Related to Chronic Hepatitis C: A Rationale for Early Antiviral Therapy

Kim DY

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):745-746.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17408
No abstract available.
Can We Trust Safety of Tenofovir Disoproxil in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis?

Oh H, Jun DW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):743-744.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17401
No abstract available.
The Role of IL-10 in Gastric Spasmolytic Polypeptide-Expressing Metaplasia-Related Carcinogenesis

Park DJ, Kim SE

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):741-742.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17395
No abstract available.
Does Proton Pump Inhibitor Increase the Clostridium difficile Infection Risk in the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Stress Ulcers than Histanime-2 Receptor Antagonist?

Eun CS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2017 Nov;11(6):739-740.
  • doi: 10.5009/gnl17430
No abstract available.

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