In Sung Song

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BACKGROUND Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are considered rare diseases in developing countries. We have evaluated the incidence and prevalence of CD and UC over time in a district of Seoul, Korea. METHODS A population-based study was performed from 1986 to 2005 in the Songpa-Kangdong district of Seoul. To recruit patients as completely(More)
BACKGROUND The genes that encode proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines are good candidate markers of host susceptibility to gastroduodenal disease. The present study was performed to evaluate whether or not the genetic polymorphisms of IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10 are associated with gastroduodenal disease in the Korean population. METHODS This study(More)
BACKGROUND AND GOALS Chronic inflammation associated with Helicobacter pylori infection is a risk factor of gastric adenocarcinoma. Interleukin-8 (IL-8) plays an important role in gastric mucosal inflammation induced by H. pylori infection. Recently, studies on the association of genetic polymorphisms of various proinflammatory cytokines with gastric(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Infection of Helicobacter pylori is viewed as a major driver of progression to the precancerous state or to gastric cancer. This study was performed to investigate the effect of H. pylori infection on gastric cancer development and to determine to what extent H. pylori eradication is likely to reduce the prevalence of gastric cancer. (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Although more than 80% of undifferentiated early gastric cancers (EGC) are not associated with lymph node metastasis, endoscopic mucosal resection is not generally accepted as a means of curative treatment because of an abundance of conflicting data concerning clinicopathological characteristics and prognoses. The aim of this study was to(More)
Reciprocal interactions between Helicobacter pylori and cells of the gastric epithelium to which it adheres may affect colonization. Changes in gene expression of H. pylori induced by adhesion to AGS gastric cancer cells by coculture were compared to changes in gene expression of H. pylori cultured without AGS cells by using cDNA filter macroarrays.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) for the locoregional staging of gastric cancer. EUS and computed tomography (CT) are valuable tools for the preoperative evaluation of gastric cancer. With the introduction of new therapeutic options and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The plant sterol guggulsterone has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. It remains unknown, however, whether guggulsterone is effective for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Therefore, we investigated anti-inflammatory effects of guggulsterone on intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) and on experimental murine(More)
This study was performed to evaluate clinical outcomes and factors associated with patency of self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) in patients with malignant upper gastrointestinal (UGI) obstruction. In 83 patients with malignant UGI obstruction, 118 SEMS placements were performed. Obstruction sites were esophagus/gastro-esophageal junction (GEJ) and gastric(More)
BACKGROUND It is rarely known whether antiplatelets increase the risk of bleeding after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of antiplatelets on post-ESD bleeding. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Single, tertiary-care referral center. PATIENTS This study involved 1591 gastric neoplasms (815 adenomas and 776(More)