Patommatat Bhanthumkomol

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The attachment of a transparent hood to the colonoscope tip has been reported to offer some benefits, such as enabling the endoscopist to perform the colonoscopy more easily and to save time. However, there have been no randomized, controlled trials concerning these benefits, nor have any reports been published regarding the use of hoods for the purpose of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of effects of IL-1 polymorphisms, CYP2C19 genotype together with antibiotic resistance for H. pylori eradication are rare worldwide. The present study was designed to evaluate efficacy of 10-day sequential therapy (SQT) and 14-day standard triple therapy (STT) with four- times-daily dosing of amoxicillin for H. pylori eradication related(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major health problem in the Asia-Pacific region including Thailand. Several factors have been proposed as contributing to hepatocarcinogenesis. This study was aimed to investigate the impact of CYP2C19 genotypic polymorphism in HCC related to chronic HBV(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of inadequate bowel preparation before elective colonoscopy in this region has never been studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors prospectively described the incidence and factors related to inadequate bowel preparation in Thammasat university hospital. Bowel preparation quality was accessed by using Aronchick scale. Factors(More)
Background and study aims Anastomotic stricture is a late complication after biliary reconstructive surgery, but standard treatments are currently lacking. We selected patients who had undergone pancreaticoduodenectomy and Child's procedure, and aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of temporary placement of fully covered self-expandable metal stents(More)
A 52-year-old woman was admitted with a large intraabdominal mass. 123I- metaiodobenzylguanidine (123I-MIBG) scintigraphy revealed considerable 123I-MIBG accumulation by the mass that was compatible with a diagnosis of paraganglioma. However, a spindle cell tumor that was identified using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration before surgery(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The clinical significance of steatohepatitis in chronic hepatitis B remains unclear. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for steatohepatitis in chronic hepatitis B, and to determine its correlation with liver fibrosis and response to antiviral therapy. METHODS Liver histopathology of 256 consecutive chronic(More)
One of the most common indications for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is choledocholithiasis – the occurrence of stones in the common bile duct (CBD). However, in approximately 5% to 10% of cases, the procedure fails, especially in a patient with large or impacted stones [1]. An uncommon adverse event during ERCP with CBD stone(More)
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