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The Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Barrett's Esophagus in a Korean Population: A Nationwide Multicenter Prospective Study
The results suggest that regular endoscopic screening with a high index of suspicion is necessary for the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus, lower than reported in Western countries. Expand
[The relationship between hepatitis B virus infection and the incidence of pancreatic cancer: a retrospective case-control study].
There was no significant association between seropositivity for HBsAg or anti-HCV and PC and further studies are warranted to clarify the association between HBV infection and PC in regions where HBV is endemic. Expand
Endoscopic versus surgical resection of GI stromal tumors in the upper GI tract.
Endoscopic resection might be an alternative therapeutic modality for GISTs in the upper GI tract in selective cases. Expand
Comparison of the Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection Risk of Using Proton Pump Inhibitors versus Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonists for Prophylaxis and Treatment of Stress Ulcers: A
The use of PPIs for both the prevention and treatment of stress ulcers was associated with a 38.6% increased risk of hospital-acquired CDI occurrence compared to H2RA use, and subgroup analyses of the purpose of study medication use, study site, and study design confirmed the consistency of a greater CDI risk with PPIs than with H2RAs. Expand
Endoscopic Approach for Major Complications of Bariatric Surgery
  • M. Joo
  • Medicine
  • Clinical endoscopy
  • 23 December 2016
Endoscopy plays a pivotal role in the management of post-bariatric complications, and close cooperation between endoscopists and bariatric surgeons may further increase the success rate of endoscopic procedures. Expand
Durability of Antiviral Response in HBeAg-Positive Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Who Maintained Virologic Response for One Year After Lamivudine Discontinuation
Delayed relapse is not infrequent, even in patients who maintain VR for 1 year after LMV discontinuation, therefore, LMV maintenance therapy might be considered in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients who achieve VR. Expand
Effects of sphingolipid synthesis inhibition on cholesterol gallstone formation in C57BL/6J mice
The impact of SPT inhibition on cholesterol gallstone formation in C57BL/6J mice was investigated and it was found that myriocin is a potent and specific inhibitor ofSPT. Expand
The roles of HOXB7 in promoting migration, invasion, and anti‐apoptosis in gastric cancer
The aim of this study was to compare HOXB7 expression level between gastric cancer and non‐cancerous gastric tissues. Additionally, the functional effects of HOXB7, including its pro‐migration orExpand
Hepatolithiasis and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: A review.
Surgical resection is recommended in cases of single lobe hepatolithiasis with atrophy, uncontrolled stricture, symptom duration of more than 10 years, and long history of biliary-enteric anastomosis, and it is not yet clear whether hepatic resection can reduce the occurrence of subsequent HL-CCA. Expand
Effects of the Temporary Placement of a Self-Expandable Metallic Stent in Benign Pyloric Stenosis
Despite the symptomatic improvement, temporary SEMS placement is premature as an effective therapeutic tool for benign pyloric stenosis unless a novel stent is developed to prevent migration. Expand