Soo-Jeong Cho

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Endoscopic resection for early gastric cancers that meet the expanded indication is considered to be an investigational treatment. The study aim was to evaluate long-term outcomes of endoscopic resection compared with surgery for early gastric cancers meeting the expanded indication. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from(More)
Few results regarding the long-term survival from laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) have been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of LATG in terms of long-term survival and morbidity. A case–control study was conducted on 100 cases of LATG and 348 cases of open total gastrectomy (OTG) performed for treating(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is known to be age dependent; the influence of age on prognosis is, however, controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the tumor characteristics and survival rates of young and old HCC patients, with respect to tumor stage. METHODS We reviewed the clinical data and survival times of(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication in preventing metachronous gastric cancer (GC) development after endoscopic resection (ER) of early gastric cancer (EGC) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of H. pylori status on the incidence of metachronous GC after ER during long-term follow-up. (More)
PURPOSE Family history of gastric cancer is a major risk factor for the disease. In this study, we investigated the prognoses of patients with gastric cancer with a family history. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from 1,273 patients with gastric adenocarcinoma who had undergone gastrectomy between 2001 and 2005 at a tertiary cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) provide effective palliation of malignant pyloric obstruction in patients with inoperable gastric cancer. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness and side effects of covered and uncovered SEMSs for the palliation of malignant pyloric obstruction. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, single-center study. (More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic resection (ER) of early gastric cancer (EGC) meeting the absolute indication has excellent long-term outcomes. OBJECTIVE To compare long-term outcomes of ER with those of surgery in patients with EGC who met the absolute indication for ER. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A specialized center for the treatment of(More)
The best therapeutic modality has not been established for gastric low-grade adenomas or dysplasia (LGD), which can progress to invasive carcinoma despite a low risk. This study aims to investigate the clinical efficacy, safety, and local recurrence after argon plasma coagulation (APC) treatment of gastric LGD compared with endoscopic submucosal dissection(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in gastric cancer progression and metastasis. This study investigated the role of miRNA-135a in early gastric cancer (EGC) including lymph node (LN) metastasis. We examined the correlation between miRNA-135a expression and clinical outcomes in 59 patients who underwent surgery for EGC. Using gastric cancer cell lines,(More)
An artificial bifunctional enzyme, cellulase-β-glucosidase, was prepared by gene fusion from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga maritima MSB8. The fusion protein exhibited both cellulase (Cel5C) and β-glucosidase (BglB) activity when the bglB gene was fused to downstream of cel5C, but not when cel5C was fused to downstream of bglB. The specific(More)