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We correlated serial brain MRIs with neuropathological findings in a 16-year-old female whose autopsy was consistent with Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE). Diffusion-weighted imaging, diffusion coefficients mapping and neuropathology findings were suggested vasogenic edema in the periaqueductal and peri-the-fourth ventricular areas. This is the first(More)
Lymph node metastasis (LNM) in gastric cancer is associated with higher rate of cancer recurrence and poor prognosis. As a result, a reliable biomarker for the prediction of LNM is important and would be valuable in the clinical practice. MiRNA microarray revealed that ten miRNAs were expressed significantly different among patients with or without LNM. A(More)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an effective alternative treatment for early gastric cancer. However, a major concern is the likelihood of lymph node metastasis. From December 1987 to December 2006, 391 patients who underwent curative surgery for gastric cancer with mucosal (T1a, n = 265) or submucosal (T1b, n(More)
The investigation of prognostic factor for gastric cancer is still desirable because of dismal prognosis in gastric cancer. Lauren’s classification is currently a useful histological classification. There are few large series evaluating the prognostic significance of Lauren’s classification in gastric cancer. From January 1987 to December 2013, a total of(More)
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the stomach is a very rare disease, consisting of less than 0.4 % of all stomach cancer. From 1991 to 2013, a total of 2800 patients received gastrectomy for gastric cancer at Taipei Veterans General hospital. Among them, seven patients (0.25 %) diagnosed as adenosquamous carcinoma were enrolled. The clinicopathologic(More)
Mismatch repair (MMR) and germline E-cadherin (CDH1) mutations are two of the major pathways of carcinogenesis in familial gastric cancer (GC). A total of 260 sporadic and 66 familial GC patients were enrolled and molecular and survival differences were compared. Familial GC patients had earlier onset and were diagnosed at an earlier stage and had both a(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic gastrectomy, has become more popular in the treatment of gastric cancer. However, few studies have compared the learning curves between laparoscopic and robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS Data were prospectively collected between July 2008 and Aug 2014. A total of 145(More)
BACKGROUND The best sites for biopsy-based tests to evaluate H. pylori infection in gastritis with atrophy are not well known. This study aimed to evaluate the site and sensitivity of biopsy-based tests in terms of degree of gastritis with atrophy. METHODS One hundred and sixty-four (164) uninvestigated dyspepsia patients were enrolled. Biopsy-based tests(More)
Refractory ascites can occur in patients with various conditions. Although several procedures based on the reinfusion of ascitic fluid have been reported after the failure of bed rest, salt and water restriction, diuretics, intravenous administration of albumin, and repeated paracentesis, these procedures are performed for ascitic fluid removal without(More)
Robot-assisted gastrectomy has been reported to be a safe alternative to both conventional laparoscopy and the open approach for treating early gastric carcinoma. Currently, there are a limited number of published reports on this technique in the literature. We assessed the current status of robotic and laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of gastric(More)