Ching-Chung Lin

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Benign esophageal lesions have a wide spectrum of clinical and pathologic features. Understanding the endoscopic and pathologic features of esophageal lesions is essential for their detection, differential diagnosis, and management. The purpose of this review is to provide updated features that may help physicians to appropriately manage these esophageal(More)
AIMS This study aimed to investigate the effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), an active component isolated from honeybee propolis, in inducing apoptosis in human pancreatic cancer cells. METHODS Inhibition of viability of BxPC-3 and PANC-1 cell lines induced by CAPE was estimated by a trypan blue dye exclusion test. The type of cell death in(More)
AIM The usual bile duct stone may be removed by means of Dormia basket or balloon catheter, and results are quite good. However, the degree of difficulty is increased when stones are larger. Studies on the subject reported many cases where mechanical lithotripsy is combined with a second technique, e.g. electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL), where stones are(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy agents, particularly those that can induce apoptosis, are the major intervening strategy in the treatment of leukemia. In this study, we investigated the effects of baicalin (a compound obtained from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi and S. rivularis Benth Labiateae) on the viability, induction of apoptosis and associated mechanism in(More)
We prospectively assessed the relationship between nodular gastritis and Helicobacter pylori infection. Of 1409 adults who underwent endoscopy for persistent dyspepsia between June 2004 and August 2005, 41 (2.9%) patients were diagnosed with nodular gastritis (11 [27%] men and 30 [73%] women). The mean age was 45.9 years. A control group of 65 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The treatment efficacy of peginterferon plus ribavirin for patients with HCV genotype 1 is inferior to that in patients with HCV genotype 2, but the efficacy among patients with mixed HCV genotype 1 + 2 is less clear. We compared the treatment outcome of peginterferon alpha-2b plus ribavirin among naïve chronic hepatitis C patients in(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE For patients undergoing gastric surgery because of complications of peptic ulcers, such as bleeding or perforation in the pre-Helicobacter pylori eradication era, their infection status was not surveyed or it was neglected altogether. Previous reports have shown spontaneous clearance of H. pylori in these patients but the determining(More)
AIM To investigate acute transient hepatocellular injury in patients with cholelithiasis and cholecystitis but no evidence of choledocholithiasis. METHODS The medical records of patients with cholelithiasis who underwent cholecystectomy between July 2003 and June 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Imaging studies to detect common bile duct (CBD) stones(More)
AIM To evaluate the relationship between clinical information (including age, laboratory data, and sonographic findings) and severe complications, such as gangrene, perforation, or abscess, in patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). METHODS The medical records of patients hospitalized from January 1997 to December 2002 with a diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, there is no training model that simulates the target lesion encountered during endoscopic submucosal dissection. OBJECTIVE To develop a novel method simulating a target lesion for endoscopic submucosal dissection. DESIGN Training program with the use of an ex vivo porcine stomach model. SETTING Clinical skills training center. (More)