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OBJECTIVE To discover whether scattered white spots (SWS) in the duodenum are related to a specific kind of disease. We also scrutinized other upper endoscopic findings which might be associated with SWS. METHODS Among the patients who were admitted for upper gastrointestinal system endoscopy, those having the endoscopic appearance of SWS in duodenum were… (More)
We report venous complications, including portal vein and hepatic vein stenoses, that required interventional radiological treatment in three pediatric and two adult living related liver transplant recipients. Between April 2001 and April 2005, 81 liver transplantations were performed at our hospital. Sixty-two grafts were from living donors. During… (More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) eradication on microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS Consecutive patients with dyspepsia, type 2 diabetes mellitus and microalbuminuria were recruited. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and rapid urease test (H. pylori fast) were performed for detecting H. pylori infection.… (More)
BACKGROUND Immunosuppressive therapy with anti-TNF-alpha antibodies is effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, there is an increased risk for infections associated with this therapy. METHODS Here, we report the case of a 58-year-old patient with Crohn's disease (CD) treated with steroids and azathioprine who developed severe… (More)
Intestinal lymphangiectasia is one of the protein-losing enteropathies. Herein, a case with intestinal lymphangiectasia responded well to diet and octreotide is presented.
Biological treatments (anti-tumor necrosis factor-a antibody, mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitors) and azathioprine given to patients with Crohn's disease (CD) provide the opportunity for mucosal healing. This fact has given rise to the question of whether clinical relief or mucosal healing is the treatment goal in CD. If only clinical relief is… (More)