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PURPOSE Common bile duct (CBD) stone is a relatively common disease in elderly patients. There have been many reports about the efficacy and safety of LCBDE. But for elderly patients, only a few studies about its efficacy and safety exist. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and the surgical outcome of LCBDE in patients who are 70(More)
Black carrots (Daucus carota L.) are rich in anthocyanins which contribute many health benefits, but are limited by bioavailability and instability when exposed to oxygen, heat and light. Fermenting black carrots may improve the stability, absorption and bioactivity of its anthocyanins. Here, we examined whether and by what mechanisms the long-term(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several clinical risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD) in the patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have been suggested. However, its prevalence and pathophysiology in Korean population have not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for low BMD in Korean IBD patient.(More)
PURPOSE The present study aims to provide an applicability of laparoscopic gastrectomy used in the treatment of giant duodenal ulcer perforation. METHODS Between July 2010 and April 2011, laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with ROUX-EN-Y gastrojejunostomy and truncal vagotomy was performed in consecutive 5 patients with giant duodenal ulcer perforation. (More)
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