Dok Yong Lee

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Serotonin is thought to be an important neurotransmitter in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is reported that functional polymorphism in the promotor region of the serotonin transporter gene is related with the subtypes of IBS and shows racial difference. However, a functional relation between polymorphism and IBS is(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The clinical usefulness of urinary trypsinogen-2 dipstick test is still in controversy. We evaluated the usefulness of urinary trypsinogen-2 dipstick test in patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS Urinary trypsinogen-2 dipstick test was prospectively performed in 50 patients with acute pancreatitis, 50 patients with non-pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The blended current is usually used for endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) to minimize bleeding. The pure cutting current may induce less edema of the ampulla and therefore result in less injury to the pancreas theoretically. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of electric currents used on the development of serum pancreatic enzyme(More)
Heterotopic pancreas, defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue that lacks anatomic and vascular continuity with the pancreas proper, may be more likely to undergo malignant change. However, malignancy arising from heterotopic pancreas is rare. In Korea, only one case of adenocarcinoma arising from a gastric heterotopic pancreas has been reported.(More)
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