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BACKGROUND AND AIM To examine associations between lifestyle risk factors and intrahepatic stone (IHS), we conducted a case-control study in Taiwan, which has the highest incidence of IHS in the world. METHODS Study subjects were 151 patients newly diagnosed with IHS at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between January 1999 and December 2001. Two control(More)
Heart puncture-induced hemopericardium is a serious complication of the pericardiocentesis. Two-dimensional echocardiographic examination performed in two patients just before and after the development of hemopericardium revealed a unique image in which pericardial bleeding manifested itself by an echodensity thrombus appearance adjacent to the cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors investigated differential expression of cdx2 in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN) and ductal adenocarcinoma. METHODS Patients with IPMN (n = 23) and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (n = 30) were studied. Expression of cdx2 mRNA, CDX2 protein, muc2 mRNA, MUC2 apomucin, and MUC5AC apomucin were(More)
The echocardiogram of the interatrial septum (IAS) was examined using the right-sided parasternal approach. The IAS can be detected in 56% of patients with heart disease and in 24% of normal subjects. In this study, we analyzed 15 normal subjects and 35 patients with right (RA) or left (LA) atrial overloading. The normal IAS shows anterior motion during(More)
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