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Biopsy samples were taken from the gastric mucosa of 209 patients endoscoped for dyspepsia symptoms. Campylobacter-like organisms (CLOs) were cultured from 74 of 179 (41.4%) cases and seen in sections from 110 of 209 (52.6%) cases and in smears from 119 of 209 (56.9%) cases; totally, 145 of 209 cases were positive, giving a rate of 69.4%. CLOs were positive(More)
GOALS The aim of this study was to explore whether prophylactic use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) could aid in the treatment of refractory ascites on the basis of current randomized controlled trials. BACKGROUND TIPS is more effective for refractory ascites versus large-volume paracentesis. At present, however, the survival(More)
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