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Russell body gastritis was first defined in 1998, but not many cases have been reported since then. The exact causes and process of this condition are unknown yet; however, considering the reported cases, it has been highly suggested to have correlation with Helicobacter pylori infection. Russell body gastritis has a non-specific clinical presentation of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Dieulafoy lesions are an important cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of endoscopic treatment for these lesions and to identify the possible predictive factors for rebleeding associated with clinical and endoscopic characteristics. METHODS Records from 44 patients admitted with(More)
Adverse cutaneous reactions to drugs are frequent, affecting from 2% to 3% of all hospitalized patients. But only about 2% of these cutaneous reactions are severe and seldom are fatal. The term drug hypersensitivity syndrome refers to a specific severe drug reaction, including skin rash, fever, lymph node enlargement, and single or multiple organ(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Adequate bowel cleansing is essential for a high-quality, effective, and safe colonoscopy. The aims of this study were to compare the efficacy and tolerability of split-dose polyethylene glycol with aqueous sodium phosphate for outpatients who underwent scheduled colonoscopy. METHODS In this prospective trial, 207 outpatients (aged(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS For decades, thiopurines have been the mainstay of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment and will play an important role in the future. However, complex metabolism and various side effects limit the use of these potent drugs in clinical practice. The Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases developed a set of consensus(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Infliximab was introduced recently as a rescue therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients refractory to conventional treatments such as therapy with 5-amiono salicylic acids (5-ASA), immune modulators, and corticosteroids. However, there is insufficient data about its efficacy and safety in Korea. METHODS From 7 tertiary referral(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In the present study, we evaluated the efficacy and tolerability between same-day bowel preparation protocols using 2 sachets of Picosulfate and a 4 L split-dose polyethylene glycol (PEG) bowel preparation for afternoon colonoscopy. METHODS The study had a single-center, prospective, randomized, and investigator-blinded, non-inferiority(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that presents with variable features and repeated disease aggravation. The incidence of CD is increasing in Korea. We evaluated the clinical features of CD in a study population in Busan and Gyeongnam, Korea. METHODS A hospital-based analysis included 619 patients diagnosed with(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is an uncommon manifestation of plasma cell neplasia, which occurs outside the bone marrow. Intestinal involvement usually occur secondarily in multiple myeloma but it occur primarily less commonly. We experienced a woman who had a primary EMP localized in the stomach and the EMP was removed successfully by endoscopic(More)
We present a case of perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) in the abdominal cavity at the falciform ligament. A 30-yr-old Korean man visited to hospital for the evaluation of a growing, palpable abdominal mass. He had felt the mass growing over 6 months. There was no family or personal history of tuberous sclerosis. The resected specimen showed a(More)