Chien-Chung Liao

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Endoluminal gastroplication (ELGP) offers a minimally invasive option for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Western countries. However, long-term outcomes of ELGP in Asian populations have not been investigated. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the long-term benefits of ELGP in Asian patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Gastroesophageal flap valve (GEFV) grade predicts severe gastroesophageal reflux disease in Caucasians, but its role in other populations is unclear. This study evaluated the significance of endoscopic grading of the GEFV in Taiwanese subjects. METHODS Five hundred and six consecutive patients undergoing routine check-ups at the National Taiwan(More)
OBJECTIVE Accuracy of diagnostic methods for detecting Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection among patients with bleeding peptic ulcers has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic tests and their combined usage in detection of H. pylori infection in patients with bleeding gastric ulcers and without the use(More)
BACKGROUND It is well accepted that in patients with uncomplicated peptic ulcers, Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy does not need to be followed by further antisecretory treatment. However, it is uncertain whether patients with bleeding peptic ulcers should receive maintenance antiulcer therapy after successful H pylori eradication and ulcer healing.(More)
Department of Internal Medicine, Cathay General Hospital; Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital; and Department of Pathology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei. Received: 16 January 2002. Revised: 4 February 2002. Accepted: 5 March 2002. Reprint requests and correspondence to: Dr. Yung-Chih Lai, Department of Internal Medicine,(More)
BACKGROUND Duodenal ulcer with deformity of the bulb is evidence of a chronic process of ulcer disease. This prospective study was carried out to investigate the relationship between the degree of bulbar deformity and the density of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with duodenal ulcer. METHODS Patients with endoscopically proven active duodenal(More)
Negative CLO test pellets can be reused repeatedly in diagnostic endoscopy within a short period of time. However, the duration that these pellets can be stored at room temperature before second use remains unclear. A total of 360 patients, 190 males and 170 females, who required a CLO test during endoscopy, were enrolled in this study. Two biopsies were(More)
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