Seung-Jae Myung

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BACKGROUND Conventional EMR has been the endoscopic treatment of choice for rectal carcinoid tumors. However, histologically complete resection often cannot be achieved because the carcinoid tumors are located mainly in the submucosal layer. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), a new method for large colorectal neoplasm resection, may overcome this(More)
Over the decades, there has been a great deal progress in the understanding of gallstones owing to the continuous efforts aimed at elucidating their pathogenesis. An optimal classification system is needed because the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment can be different according to the classes. Currently, two systems are widely used:(More)
BACKGROUND Despite a high en bloc resection rate, its technical difficulty and risk of complications limit the widespread use of colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). OBJECTIVE To analyze outcomes after colorectal ESD and ESD with snaring (ESD-S), a simplified modification of ESD. DESIGN A retrospective observational study. SETTING A(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Although the incidence of colorectal cancer is rising in Asian countries, there are no guidelines for its screening in this region due in part to the lack of epidemiological data regarding colorectal neoplasms. This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of colorectal neoplasms in average-risk Koreans and to assess the effectiveness of(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have suggested that the clinical characteristics and genetic background of Crohn's disease (CD) patients differ between Asian and Caucasian individuals. However, the clinical features and course of CD in Asian patients remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the clinical features and long-term prognosis of CD in a Korean(More)
Although obesity is a risk factor for colorectal cancer, the underlying mechanism is not clear. Adiponectin is an adipokine that binds to 2 types of receptors, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2. The plasma concentrations of adiponectin are reduced in obese individuals and adiponectin has been reported to have anticarcinogenic properties. Furthermore, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2(More)
Recently, several authors have reported that Helicobacter pylori DNA has been found in human bile. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence of H. pylori in the biliary tree of Koreans, including the bile, biliary epithelium, and gallstones. This study analyzed intrahepatic bile, bile duct tissue, and gallstones from 43 patients with(More)
We report here a new protease activatable strategy based on a polymer nanoparticle platform. This nanosensor delivers chemically labeled matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-activatable fluorogenic peptides to the specific MMPs of interest in vivo. Intravenous administration of the nanosensor in an MMP-positive SCC-7 xenograft tumor and a colon cancer mouse model(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the immune response to hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccinations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We therefore assessed the immunogenicity of HAV vaccine in patients with IBD and evaluated the impact on vaccination efficacy of immunosuppressants, including corticosteroids, thiopurines, and anti-tumor necrosis(More)
Gut microbiota play an important part in the pathogenesis of mucosal inflammation, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, owing to the complexity of the gut microbiota, our understanding of the roles of commensal and pathogenic bacteria in the maintenance of immune homeostasis in the gut is evolving only slowly. Here, we evaluated the role of(More)