Jui-Hsiang Tang

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BACKGROUND The ingestion of caustic substances induces an extensive spectrum of injuries to the aerodigestive tract which include extensive necrosis and perforation of the esophagus and stomach. The gold standard of safely assessing depth, extent of injury, and appropriate therapeutic regimen is esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). The objective of this study(More)
GOAL To assess the efficacy of rapid urease test (RUT) in patients with bleeding ulcers, as well as the effects of visible blood in the stomach and short-term (<24 h) use of standard-dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) on RUT sensitivity. BACKGROUND The sensitivity of RUT in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori in upper gastrointestinal bleeding has been(More)
Dieulafoy lesion is an unusual but important cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The study retrospectively reviewed 29 patients (2.1%) with Dieulafoy lesions of 1393 acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding episodes from October 1999 to May 2001. Nineteen patients (66%) were male and the median age was 62 years (range, 19 to 86 years). Two(More)
OBJECTIVE Some biliary neoplasms secrete copious mucin into bile ducts, yet the management of mucobilia is not well known. The objective of this study was to analyze 16 patients with copious mucin in the biliary tract stressing the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixteen patients with(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of double balloon endoscope (DBE) on the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) success rate in patients with a history of Billroth II (B II) gastrectomy. METHODS From April 2006 to March 2007, 32 patients with a B II gastrectomy underwent 34 ERCP attempts. In all cases, the ERCP procedures were started using a(More)
Patients with bleeding ulcers can have recurrent bleeding and mortality after endoscopic therapy. Risk stratification is important in the management of the initial patient triage. The aim of this study is to identify the clinical and laboratory risk factors for recurrent bleeding and mortality. A prospective study was conducted in 390 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Bleeding peptic ulcers can be due to Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or idiopathic causes. The aim of this prospective study was to identify the clinical outcomes of bleeding peptic ulcers related to different causes. METHODS A total of 390 patients with bleeding ulcers(More)
AIM To compare the hemostatic efficacy between epinephrine injection alone and epinephrine injection combined with thermotherapy for delayed post-endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) bleeding. METHODS Cases with delayed post-ES bleeding undergoing epinephrine injection alone (epinephrine injection group, n = 26) or epinephrine combined with thermotherapy(More)
OBJECTIVES Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is a late complication of advanced gastric, pancreatic, and duodenal cancer. Palliative treatment of the obstruction is the main aim of therapy for these patients. Self-expandable metal stents are used for treating GOO. From our experience, the placement of the stent across the pylorus is easier and makes the(More)
There is a paucity of epidemiologic data concerning Barrett’s esophagus (BE) in Taiwan. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of and risk factors for BE in self-referred Taiwanese patients undergoing diagnostic endoscopy. A total of 736 consecutive patients undergoing upper endoscopy for a variety of gastro-intestinal symptoms from February to(More)