Yong Jin Jung

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Recent data indicate that hepatic steatosis is associated with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and obesity (especially central body fat distribution). There have been few studies on the correlation between biopsy-proven hepatic steatosis and the above factors in a disease-free population. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aims of this study were to investigate whether acid suppressive therapy increases the risk of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and to define factors associated with mortality in cirrhotic patients with SBP. METHODS Cirrhotic patients who had undergone paracentesis after hospitalization were included. Those patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence, risk factors and outcomes for anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug-induced liver injury (DILI) in patients with chronic liver disease including cirrhosis. METHODS A total of 107 patients with chronic liver disease were assessed for anti-TB DILI. Anti-TB DILI was defined as elevation of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), aspartate(More)
Lamivudine (LAM) has been extensively used to treat hepatitis B, but high incidence of drug resistance has required rescue studies. We validated the optimum treatment strategy for LAM-resistant patients by means of a comparative study of add-on adefovir (ADV) and a switch to entecavir (ETV). We assessed the virologic response in consecutive LAM-resistant(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate post-transcriptional gene expression in various physiological and pathological processes, including viral infections. The miR-17-92 cluster encodes six miRNAs (miR-17-5p, miR-18a, miR-19a, miR-19b, miR-20a, and miR-92a-1) which are transactivated by c-Myc. Because hepatitis B virus transactivates c-Myc, the interaction between(More)
AIM To investigate histological characteristics of gastric polyps in the Korean population. METHODS We reviewed endoscopic photographs and medical records of patients with gastric polyps who underwent endoscopic mucosal resection from April 1996 through February 2003. RESULTS A total of 85 gastric polyps from 74 patients were reviewed. Male-to-female(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is closely related with a wide range of gastrointestinal disease. One-week triple therapy is currently considered as the golden standard for the treatment of H. pylori infection. However, gastrointestinal abnormal responses are major pitfalls in such regimen. The aim of this study was to identify symptoms,(More)
OBJECTIVE Fas/FasL polymorphisms, which are related to apoptosis, might influence the clearance of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was performed to determine whether Fas and FasL promoter polymorphisms are associated with clinical outcome in chronic HBV infection. METHODS A total of 1,095(More)
AIM To investigate the usefulness of tumor markers and adenosine deaminase in differentiating between tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) and peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). METHODS A retrospective analysis of data was performed on consecutive patients who underwent peritoneoscopic and abdominal computed tomography (CT) evaluations. Among 75 patients at the(More)
BACKGROUND SK Hep-1 cells (SK cells) derived from a patient with liver adenocarcinoma have been considered a human hepatoma cell line with mesenchymal origin characteristics, however, SK cells do not express liver genes and exhibit liver function, thus, we hypothesized whether mesenchymal cells might contribute to human liver primary cancers. Here, we(More)