Nelson N S Kung

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), and colonoscopy are the most commonly recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy and safety of these 3 screening procedures in a general population of ethnic Chinese. METHODS Asymptomatic adults older than 50 years(More)
BACKGROUND A "test-and-treat" strategy for H pylori infection has been recommended in Europe and North America as safe and cost-effective for management of patients with dyspepsia. The primary aim of this study was to determine the frequency of gastroesophageal cancer in 2 groups of patients with dyspepsia: those 45 years of age or younger without "alarm"(More)
BACKGROUND Concurrent therapy with a proton-pump inhibitor is a standard treatment for patients receiving aspirin who are at risk for ulcer. Current U.S. guidelines also recommend clopidrogel for patients who have major gastrointestinal intolerance of aspirin. We compared clopidogrel with aspirin plus esomeprazole for the prevention of recurrent bleeding(More)
A case of bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in a Chinese male patient with ankylosing spondylitis is presented. A review of the literature emphasizes the rarity of this arthro-pathology in ankylosing spondylitis. The importance in the recognition of this complication by clinical examination supplemented by computed tomography is stressed.
AIM To compare the efficacy and tolerability of a 3-day quadruple therapy with a standard 7-day triple therapy in eradicating Helicobacter pylori infection and healing duodenal ulcers. METHODS Patients with H. pylori-positive duodenal ulcers were randomized to receive either lansoprazole 30 mg, clarithromycin 500 mg, and metronidazole 400 mg twice daily(More)
BACKGROUND Emtricitabine is a nucleoside analogue approved for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus 1 with clinical activity against hepatitis B virus (HBV). METHODS To compare the safety and efficacy of emtricitabine with placebo in patients with HBV, we conducted a randomized (2:1), double-blind study at 34 sites in North America, Asia, and Europe(More)
Because acute myocardial infarction causes significant morbidity and mortality, a correct diagnosis in the accident and emergency department is important so that early treatment including thrombolytic therapy can be given. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reasons for missed diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in the accident and emergency(More)
BACKGROUND Although lamivudine is effective for treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection, its potential therapeutic impact on HBV-related membranous nephropathy (MN) in adults has not been characterized. METHODS We treated 10 HBsAg-positive patients with biopsy-proven MN, elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and HBV-DNAemia (group 1),(More)
Congenital hepatic fibrosis is an uncommon fibrocystic disorder affecting the intrahepatic bile ducts. It has autosomal recessive inheritance. The main consequence of this condition is portal hypertension and it is often misdiagnosed as cirrhosis. Patients with congenital hepatic fibrosis usually present during childhood or early adolescence with(More)