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PURPOSE To promote proper management of postoperative bleeding, we investigated the clinical manifestations, predisposing factors, diagnostic approaches, and treatments of bleeding complications after gastric cancer surgery. METHODS Using a prospectively constructed database, we reviewed retrospectively 39 patients who suffered bleeding complications from(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate intraoperative diagnosis of serosal invasion is a prerequisite for proper application of invasive procedures, such as intraperitoneal chemohyperthermia, for serosa positive gastric carcinomas. METHODS We reviewed the prospectively constructed data of 1,265 gastric cancer patients who underwent surgery between 2007 and 2009. Accuracies(More)
PURPOSE Despite the compelling scientific and clinical data supporting the use of early oral nutrition after major gastrointestinal surgery, traditional bowel rest and intravenous nutrition for several postoperative days is still being used widely after gastric cancer surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A phase II study was carried out to evaluate the(More)
Korean Red Ginseng (KRG) is a functional food and has been well known for keeping good health due to its anti-fatigue and immunomodulating activities. However, there is no data on Korean red ginseng for its preventive activity against acute respiratory illness (ARI). The study was conducted in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial in(More)
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