Vincent King Sun Leung

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BACKGROUND Many patients who have had upper gastrointestinal bleeding continue to take low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular prophylaxis or other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for musculoskeletal pain. It is uncertain whether infection with Helicobacter pylori is a risk factor for bleeding in such patients. METHODS We studied patients with a(More)
BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend that patients at risk for ulcer disease who require treatment for arthritis receive nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are selective for cyclooxygenase-2 or the combination of a nonselective NSAID with a proton-pump inhibitor. We assessed whether celecoxib would be similar to diclofenac plus omeprazole(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines on pain management recommend that patients at risk of ulcers receive either a cyclo-oxygenase (COX 2) inhibitor or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). These two treatments have similar effectiveness, but they are insufficient for protection of patients at very high risk for ulcer bleeding.(More)
BACKGROUND It is uncertain whether aspirin therapy should be continued after endoscopic hemostatic therapy in patients who develop peptic ulcer bleeding while receiving low-dose aspirin. OBJECTIVE To test that continuing aspirin therapy with proton-pump inhibitors after endoscopic control of ulcer bleeding was not inferior to stopping aspirin therapy, in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are becoming more common in Asia, but epidemiologic data are lacking. The Asia-Pacific Crohn's and Colitis Epidemiology Study aimed to determine the incidence and phenotype of IBD in 8 countries across Asia and in Australia. METHODS We performed a prospective, population-based study of IBD incidence in(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Recurrence of varices and rebleeding after endoscopic therapy is very common. Data on the prediction of recurrent varices after initial obliteration by endoscopic therapy are few. The aim of this study was to correlate the presence and the size of paraesophageal varices (PEVs) in patients after endoscopic variceal ligation with recurrent(More)
BACKGROUND Concurrent therapy with a proton-pump inhibitor is a standard treatment for patients receiving aspirin who are at risk for ulcer. Current U.S. guidelines also recommend clopidrogel for patients who have major gastrointestinal intolerance of aspirin. We compared clopidogrel with aspirin plus esomeprazole for the prevention of recurrent bleeding(More)
Up to a third of patients have early rebleeding from oesophageal varices after endoscopic variceal ligation. Octreotide infusion is effective for control of variceal bleeding. We investigated the efficacy of octreotide infusion as an adjunct to endoscopic variceal ligation to prevent early rebleeding from varices. 100 consecutive patients admitted with(More)
BACKGROUND A "test-and-treat" strategy for H pylori infection has been recommended in Europe and North America as safe and cost-effective for management of patients with dyspepsia. The primary aim of this study was to determine the frequency of gastroesophageal cancer in 2 groups of patients with dyspepsia: those 45 years of age or younger without "alarm"(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The role of endosonography (EUS) in the management of portal hypertension is not well defined. We aimed to study the use of a new generation video-echo endoscope in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal varices (GEV) and extraluminal venous abnormalities in cirrhotic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cirrhotic patients were studied by(More)