Eun Taek Park

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BACKGROUND/AIMS We assessed the efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon (peginterferon) plus ribavirin and identified the predictors of a sustained virologic response (SVR) in Korean patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. METHODS A total of 192 patients with chronic hepatitis C, treated with both peginterferon (n=141) or conventional(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Narrow band imaging (NBI) endoscopy can be used for gross differentiation between the types of colonic polyps. This study was conducted as a retrospective study for estimation of the interobserver and intra-observer agreement of the pit pattern of the mucosal surface and the accuracy of histology prediction. METHODS A total of 159 patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There is some controversy regarding whether or not hepatitis C virus (HCV) subtype 1b is more influential than non-1b subtypes on the progression of chronic hepatitis (CH) C to liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 823 patients with chronic HCV infection, including 443 CH patients, 264(More)
OBJECTIVES Clevudine has demonstrated antiviral potency in the treatment of naïve chronic hepatitis B patients in pivotal studies. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a 1-year treatment with clevudine in chronic hepatitis B patients. METHODS This is a post-marketing surveillance using case report forms which were(More)
Amyloidosis is a disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid in various tissues and organs. Gastrointestinal manifestations including gastroparesis, constipation, malabsorption, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, and bleeding are common. GI bleeding is a rare initial symptom which can be fatal in some cases. Absence of systemic symptoms and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cholecystectomy is necessary for the treatment of symptomatic or complicated gallbladder (GB) stones, but oral litholysis with bile acids is an attractive alternative therapeutic option for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of magnesium trihydrate of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The effective and reproducible diagnostic parameters for differentiating benign from malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are still not clear. In this study, GISTs were diagnosed and classified by immunohistochemistry and their clinical and pathologic features were investigated. GISTs were re-evaluated by Amin's and NIH's(More)
OBJECTIVES Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are diverse diseases with different prognosis. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS) introduced 2 different tumor node metastasis (TNM) stages, and the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed WHO 2010 grading system for pNETs. Therefore, we(More)
Acute cholangitis and biliary pancreatitis caused by bile duct stones are not infrequently develop during pregnancy, they can cause serious complications and wastage for both mother and fetus. 1 For pancreaticobiliary diseases in pregnancy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been suggested as an effective alternative to surgery. 2(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Rabeprazole sodium is a potent proton pump inhibitor. We assessed the efficacy, safety and compliance of one-week triple therapy including rabeprazole with amoxicillin and clarithromycin for eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). METHODS Eighty-eight H. pylori-positive patients with peptic ulcer disease were received rabeprazole(More)