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BACKGROUND Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage (ERBD) by using a plastic stent is suggested to be as effective as endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) for temporary biliary drainage in acute suppurative cholangitis (ASC). However, there are few studies that compared ERBD and ENBD in ASC. OBJECTIVES We compared the safety and efficacy of ERBD and ENBD(More)
This study was designed to compare the detectability of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) and bedside chest radiography (CR) for a pneumothorax. During the last 14 months, 97 consecutive patients who were admitted to our institute to undergo a transthoracic needle aspiration and biopsy (TNAB) of the lung were included. Both HRUS and CR were performed(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate findings of chemotherapy-induced focal hepatopathy (CIFH) on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) and diffusion-weighted (DW) images and to determine imaging features that are most helpful in differentiating CIFH from metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to determine the feasibility and safety of salvage chemotherapy, using docetaxel and cisplatin in 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin-pretreated esophageal cancer. METHODS Patients with metastatic or recurrent esophageal squamous cell carcinoma that had previously been treated with 5-FU and cisplatin chemotherapy or(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Food residue is frequently observed in the gastric remnant after distal gastrectomy, despite adequate preparation. We devised a water-intake method to reduce food residue in the gastric remnant by drinking large quantities of water in a short time. The aims of this study were to identify the risk factors for food residue and to study the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There are controversies on the efficacy and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for un-differentiated early gastric cancer (EGC) despite the expansion of ESD indications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term outcome of ESD compared to that of surgical treatment in patients with undifferentiated EGC. METHODS A(More)
The incidence of brain metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is expected to increase as a result of prolonged survival due to the recent advances in HCC treatment. However, there is no definite treatment strategy for brain metastasis from HCC mainly due to its rarity and dismal prognosis. To provide helpful recommendations in treatment of brain(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although triple combination therapy containing a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and two antibiotics is considered as a standard regimen for the first-line anti-Helicobacter pylori treatment, the recent trend of eradication rates following this therapy has been declined in the last few years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
The purpose of this study was to present clinical and MR imaging features of intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee. Retrospective review of 1685 consecutive medical records and MR examinations of the knee performed at three imaging centers allowed identification of 20 patients (13 men and 7 women; mean age 35 years), in whom evidence of intra-articular(More)
The therapeutic methods of iatrogenic colon perforation have not been performed despite the increasing rates of successful management by endoscopic clip closure. This study aimed to analyze the efficacy and complications of endoscopic clip closure and to identify the risk factors associated with the need for early surgery to avoid more invasive surgical(More)