Jeng-Kai Jiang

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PURPOSE Acute diverticulitis is a disease with a wide clinical spectrum, ranging from a phlegmon (stage Ia), to localized abscesses (stages Ib and II), to free perforation with purulent (stage III) or feculent peritonitis (stage IV). While there is little debate about the best treatment for mild episodes and/or very severe episodes, uncertainty persists(More)
PURPOSE The features of T1 colorectal adenocarcinoma and the risk determination of lymph node metastasis were reviewed. Prognostic factors were assessed to verify whether the risk of lymph node metastasis would influence the long-term prognosis. METHODS Patients undergoing curative resection of T1 colorectal adenocarcinoma at the Taipei Veterans General(More)
This retrospective study aimed to determine the effects of diabetes on overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) in patients with newly diagnosed colon cancers, with particular focus on the impact of diabetes on survival at each stage of colon cancer. From January 1999 to January 2008, 2762 consecutive patients diagnosed with colon cancer in(More)
Glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) participates in detoxification of potentially genotoxic compounds that may alter the efficacy and toxicity of platinum-based chemotherapy. We analyzed the influence of I105V polymorphism of GSTP1 on clinico-pathological features and outcomes in 166 Chinese patients with metastatic colorectal carcinoma who had been(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that the uridine-diphosphoglucuronosyl transferase 1A1 (UGT1A1)*28 polymorphism reduces UGT1A1 enzyme activity, which may lead to severe toxicities in patients who receive irinotecan. This study was conducted to assess the influence of this polymorphism on the efficacy and toxicity of irinotecan treatment in Chinese patients with(More)
Oxaliplatin is effective in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC) patients; however, severe neurotoxicity develops frequently. To assess the efficacy of oral glutamine for preventing neuropathy induced by oxaliplatin, a pilot study was performed. A total of 86 patients with MCRC treated at Taipei Veterans General Hospital were enrolled.(More)
This study was designed to compare the long-term results of straight and J-pouch coloanal anastomoses after resection of rectal cancers located in the critical position of 5–6 cm from the anal verge. The subjects of this study were 81 patients who underwent radical resection of rectal cancers located 5–6 cm from the anal verge, followed by straight or(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality in Taiwan. We became interested in searching for the factors predictive of survival. Serum CA19-9 (carbohydrate antigen 19-9) level has been reported as a factor predictive of survival in patients with colorectal cancer. A few articles have reported that patients with(More)
PURPOSE Colonic J-pouch has been constructed to overcome reservoir dysfunction after restorative rectal surgery, whereas no effort has been made for sphincter dysfunction. We conducted a prospective, randomized study comparing surgical and functional outcomes between side-to-end anastomosis and colonic J-pouch after low anterior resection in which the(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) of different onset ages is controversial. METHODS Data were obtained from a prospective database at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. There were 2,738 newly diagnosed patients with CRC from 2001 to 2006. Two extreme age groups, younger (≤40 years) and elderly (≥80 years), were analyzed to(More)