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In 2002, the Japan Pancreas Society (JPS) was the first in the world to propose diagnostic criteria for autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). Since the concept of AIP has changed with the accumulation of AIP cases, the Research Committee of Intractable Pancreatic Diseases (RCIPD) provided by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan and the JPS issued(More)
A consensus meeting on autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) was held in Seoul on August 31, 2007. Many Korean and Japanese gastroenterologist interested in AIP participated in the joint symposium, and issues related to histology, radiology, clinical manifestation, serology, and diagnostic criteria were discussed. This joint meeting indicated the need for unified(More)
BACKGROUND Osmotic release oral system (OROS) hydromorphone is a potent, long-acting opioid analgesic, effective and safe for controlling cancer pain in patients who have received other strong opioids. To date, few studies have examined the efficacy of hydromorphone for pain relief in opioid-naive cancer patients. OBJECTIVES A prospective, open-label,(More)
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