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Proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-based triple therapy consisting of PPI, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin, is the recommended first-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection. However, the eradication rate of triple therapy has declined over the past few decades. We analyzed the eradication rate and adverse events of triple therapy to evaluate current(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS With technical and instrumental advances, the endoscopic removal of bezoars is now more common than conventional surgical removal. We investigated the clinical outcomes in a patient cohort with gastrointestinal bezoars removed using different treatment modalities. METHODS Between June 1989 and March 2012, 93 patients with gastrointestinal(More)
BACKGROUND The underlying mechanism of atopic dermatitis (AD) exacerbated by Staphylococcus aureus has not been established. However, we demonstrated recently that the majority of S. aureus strains colonized in the skin of Korean AD patients carried genes encoding staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) and/or toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1). OBJECTIVE(More)
Melamine-induced nephrotoxicity is closely associated with crystal formation in the kidney caused by combined exposure to melamine (Mel) and cyanuric acid (CA). However, there are few dosage-finding studies for toxicological evaluation of chronic co-exposure to Mel and CA. The objective of this study was to investigate the possible mechanism by which a Mel(More)
Melamine-induced renal toxicity is associated with crystal formation in the kidney following exposure to melamine and cyanuric acid. However, metabolomic profiling of intact kidney tissue after chronic intake of melamine and cyanuric acid (M + CA) mixtures has rarely been studied. The present study investigated the melamine-induced renal toxicity by(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the beverage intake patterns of Canadian adults and explore characteristics of participants in different beverage clusters. DESIGN Analyses of nationally representative data with cross-sectional complex stratified design. SETTING Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2 (2004). SUBJECTS A total of 14 277 participants aged(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The efficacy of surveillance for esopha-geal squamous cell neoplasia (ESCN) in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains contro-versial. Our study aimed to provide clinical data concerning the necessity of surveillance for detecting early ESCN in pa-tients with HNSCC. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the data(More)
BACKGROUND The main pathology of haemodialysis graft stenosis is venous neointimal hyperplasia at graft-venous anastomoses. Neointimal hyperplasia is also observed in cases of coronary artery in-stent restenosis. Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat cancer, and has been proven to inhibit neointimal hyperplasia of coronary artery in-stent(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. ustekinumab. Although controlled clinical trials will(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Metastasis to the stomach is rare. The aim of this study was to describe and analyze the clinical outcomes of cancers that metastasized to the stomach. METHODS We reviewed the clinicopathological aspects of patients with gastric metastases from solid organ tumors. Thirty-seven cases were identified, and we evaluated the histology, initial(More)