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Cilostazol ameliorates diabetic nephropathy by inhibiting highglucose- induced apoptosis

Chian CW, Lee YS, Lee YJ, Chen YH, Wang CP, Lee WC, Lee HJ

Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a hyperglycemia-induced progressivedevelopment of renal insufficiency. Excessive glucose can increase mitochondrialreactive oxygen species (ROS) and induce cell damage, causing mitochondrial dysfunction.Our previous study indicated that cilostazol...
Proton Pump Inhibitor Switching Strategy after Failure of Standard Triple Therapy for Helicobacter pylori Infection

Kim J, Kim YJ, Chung WC

Background/Aims: It is still unknown whether cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 polymorphisms influence Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication, especially in eastern Asia. We aimed to evaluate how changes in proton pump...
Is serum pepsinogen testing necessary in populationbased screening for gastric cancer?

Kim YJ, Chung WC

Ischemic Colitis Associated with Low-volume Oral Sulfate Solution for Bowel Preparation

Chung JW, Lee JM, Sohn YW, Han WC, Yoon K

Ischemic colitis resulting from bowel preparation for colonoscopy is extremely rare, with only a small number of cases with polyethylene glycol having been reported. Here, we present a patient with...
Learning Curve of the Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Arthroplasty

Ham DH, Chung WC, Choi BY, Choi JE

Purpose: To evaluate the timing of the improvement in surgical skills of the direct anterior approach for hip arthroplasty through an analysis of the clinical features and learning curve in...
Mental Disorders and Interferon Nontreatment in Hepatitis C Virus Infection-a Population Based Cohort Study

Chiu WC, Lu ML, Chang CC

Objective This study investigates the association between mental disorders and interferon nontreatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a large national sample. Methods Using the National Health...
Clinical Impact of Common Bile Duct Angulation on the Recurrence of Common Bile Duct Stone: A Meta-analysis and Review

Ryu S, Jo IH, Kim S, Kim YJ, Chung WC

Background/Aims: Local and systemic factors, such as diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia, are considered risk factors for the recurrence of choledocholithiasis after successful endoscopic clearance. Local factors include the presence of...
Association of Tongue Pressure with Swallowing Function and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease

Kim J, Choi KH, Song YJ, Chung SJ, Park KW, Song KJ, Son WC, Ahn HJ

Objective: The purpose of this study was to verify the hypothesis, by performing objective measurements, that tongue pressure will have an association with swallowing function in patients with Parkinson’s disease....
Association between Recurrence and Survival Rates According to the Location of Gastric Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor

Yu YJ, Kim TH, Oh JH, Chung WC

BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the clinicopathological parameters of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and to investigate the effect of tumor site on clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients treated...
Doxorubicin Promotes Migration and Invasion of Breast Cancer Cells through the Upregulation of the RhoA/MLC Pathway

Liu CL, Chen MJ, Lin JC, Lin CH, Huang WC, Cheng SP, Chen SN, Chang YC

PURPOSE: Cancer cells develop acquired resistance induced by chemotherapeutic drugs. In this study, we investigated the effects of brief treatment with cytotoxic drugs on the phenotype of breast cancer cells. METHODS:...
Usefulness of Virtual Expiratory CT Images to Compensate for Respiratory Liver Motion in Ultrasound/CT Image Fusion: A Prospective Study in Patients with Focal Hepatic Lesions

Kang TW, Lee MW, Cha DI, Park HJ, Park JS, Bang WC, Kim SW

OBJECTIVE: To assess whether virtual expiratory (VE)-computed tomography (CT)/ultrasound (US) fusion imaging is more effective than conventional inspiratory (CI)-CT/US fusion imaging for hepatic interventional procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study...
Eradication Therapy for Helicobacter pylori with Diagnostic Test for Clarithromycin Resistance

Kim YJ, Chung WC

Addressing the increasing antibiotic resistance, including clarithromycin resistance, which affects Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication therapy, is a challenge for clinicians. Antibiotic resistance is the main reason for H. pylori...
The usefulness of fecal calprotectin in assessing inflammatory bowel disease activity

Lee YW, Lee KM, Lee JM, Chung YY, Kim DB, Kim YJ, Chung WC, Paik CN

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Fecal calprotectin (FC) is known to correlate with disease activity and can be used as a predictor for relapse or treatment response in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We evaluated...
Conus Medullaris Syndrome Due to Posterior Spinal Artery Infarction

Yi JH, Kim JS, Noh KC, Chung SE, Byun JI, Shin WC

A 77-year-old female with a history of osteoarthritis visited our clinic complaining of lower back pain, paresthesia in both legs, and voiding difficulty. Her pain and temperature sensations were diminished...
Accuracy of Endoscopic Diagnosis of Mild Atrophic Gastritis with Helicobacter pylori Infection

Kim DB, Chung WC

No abstract available.
Safety and Efficacy of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid from Fermented Rice Germ in Patients with Insomnia Symptoms: A Randomized, Double-Blind Trial

Byun JI, Shin YY, Chung SE, Shin WC

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the subjective and objective improvements in sleep quality after treatment with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA; 300 mg daily) extracted from unpolished rice germ. METHODS:...
The development of Taiwan Fracture Liaison Service network

Chang LY, Tsai KS, Peng JK, Chen CH, Lin GT, Lin CH, Tu ST, Mao IC, Gau YL, Liu HC, Niu CC, Hsieh MH, Chien JT, Hung WC, Yang RS, Wu CH, Chan DC

Osteoporosis and its associated fragility fractures are becoming a severe burden in the healthcare system globally. In the Asian-Pacific (AP) region, the rapidly increasing in aging population is the main...
Evaluation of the Midpalatal Suture Maturation in Young Koreans Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

Kim IS, Kim HW, Choi YJ, Choi WC

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ossification and maturation of the midpalatal suture in young Koreans using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample...
Factors Associated with Rebleeding in Patients with Peptic Ulcer Bleeding: Analysis of the Korean Peptic Ulcer Bleeding (K-PUB) Study

Kim JS, Kim BW, Park SM, Shim KN, Jeon SW, Kim SW, Lee YC, Moon HS, Lee SH, Jung WT, Kim JI, Kim KO, Park JJ, Chung WC, Kim JH, Baik GH, Oh JH, Kim SM, Kim HS, Yang CH, Jung JT, Lim CH, Song HJ, Kim YS, Kim GH, Kim JH, Chung JI, Lee JH, Choi MH, Choi JK

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Rebleeding is associated with mortality in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB), and risk stratification is important for the management of these patients. The purpose of our study was...
Risk factors in progression from endometriosis to ovarian cancer: a cohort study based on medical insurance data

Chiang AJ, Chang C, Huang CH, Huang WC, Kan YY, Chen J

OBJECTIVE: The objective was to identify risk factors that were associated with the progression from endometriosis to ovarian cancer based on medical insurance data. METHODS: The study was performed on a...

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