In Sik Chung

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Gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and gastric cancer are a few of the diverse disease manifestations that have been shown to be associated with infection by Helicobacter pylori. Why some individuals develop more severe forms of disease remains largely unknown. In this study, 225 South Korean strains were genotyped for vacA and then analyzed to determine if(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Biliary stricture is the most common and important complication after right-lobe living-donor liver transplantation (RL-LDLT) with duct-to-duct biliary anastomosis. This study evaluated the efficacy and long-term outcome of endoscopic treatment for biliary stricture after LDLT, with the aim of identifying the factors that influence the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM An endoscopic forceps biopsy (EFB) carries the risk of missing the neoplastic foci within a polyp as only a small portion of the lesion is sampled using this technique. Accordingly, the histological examination of specimens obtained by an EFB is of limited accuracy and patient management based on the histological findings is(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:This study estimated the prevalence and clinical spectrum of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Asan-si, Korea, as the prevalence is believed to be lower than in Western countries.METHODS:A cross-sectional survey, using a reliable and valid questionnaire, was performed on randomly selected 2,240 Asan-si residents aged between 18(More)
Helicobacter pylori causes diseases ranging from gastritis to peptic ulcer disease to gastric cancer. Geographically, areas with high incidences of H. pylori infection often overlap with areas with high incidences of gastric cancer, which remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Strains of H. pylori that carry the virulence(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Quality of life (QoL) is consistently decreased in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but the relationship between QoL and psychological factors in GERD has not yet been clearly defined. The present study investigated the relationship between the psychological factors of two subtypes of GERD and QoL. METHODS A cohort of 769(More)
To investigate the potential implication of the subtype of intestinal metaplasia in the progression to the gastric carcinoma, we analyzed the mutations of the p53 gene and microsatellite instability (MSI) both in the complete type (type I) and in the sulphomucin-secreting incomplete type (type III) intestinal metaplasia located adjacent to the gastric(More)
The aim of this study was to assess clinical outcomes of endoscopic stenting for a gastric outlet obstruction caused by gastric cancer and the prognostic factors for stent patency by reviewing medical records. Eighty-one stents were inserted into 75 patients (48 men, average age 66 years). The technical and clinical success rates were 98 and 87%,(More)
Recombinant green fluorescent protein (GFP) with a molecular mass of 29 kDa was transiently expressed in Agrobacterium-inoculated leaf-disks prepared from Nicotiana benthamiana plants. Expression of GFP from the Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) 35 S promoter within a replicating vector based on the geminivirus Beet curly top virus (BCTV) was more than 3(More)
Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for malignant colorectal obstruction is widely used in palliative treatment and as an alternative to surgery. The aims of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness of stent placement for palliative treatment and to identify the predictive factors associated with stent occlusion. A retrospective analysis was performed(More)