Yingdi Liu

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Repeated applications of rendezvous technique combining percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (PE) in patients with recurrent obstructive jaundice have not been reported. The present study aimed to evaluate treatment effects of this technique in patients who previously(More)
Background: To evaluate the hemostatic effects of emergent Eendoscopic Variceal Sclerotherapy (EIS) combined with acrylate glue (N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate, NBCA) injection (ESCI) on esophageal variceal bleeding, and to investigate glue extrusion after endoscopic injection. Methods: The rate of hemostasis and blood transfusion in patients that received ESCI(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the clinical characteristics and evaluate the effectiveness of cyanoacrylate injection in patients with duodenal varices (DV). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between June 2003 and June 2008 all patients with DV (n=14) were analyzed retrospectively. Their clinical characteristics, endoscopic diagnoses and values of endoscopic cyanoacrylate(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms whereby patients with obesity/overweight are more susceptible to alcohol-associated liver fibrosis are unclear. Leptin, a peptide hormone secreted by white adipose tissue is increased in association with overweight/obesity and is recognized as mediator of liver fibrosis. We sought to assess whether leptin contributes to alcoholic(More)
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