Joonkoo Kang

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Background: We compared the perioperative parameters and outcomes achieved with hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy (HALC) vs open colectomy (OC) for the management of benign and malignant colorectal disease, including cancer patients treated with curative intent. Methods: Sixty eligible patients were randomized to either HALC (n = 30) or OC (n = 30)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Stress is believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of functional gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of acute auditory stress on gastric motor responses to a meal in healthy subjects. METHODS A total of eight healthy volunteers (seven men and one woman; median age, 33.4 years [30-35(More)
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