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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208009/impact-of-a-newly-developed-short-double-balloon-enteroscope-on-stent-placement-in-patients-with-surgically-altered-anatomies
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Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hironari Kato, Hiroyuki Okada
A newly developed short double-balloon enteroscope with a working channel enlarged to a diameter of 3.2 mm is a novel innovation in stent placement for patients with surgically altered anatomies. Herein, we report three patients in whom this new scope contributed to an efficient technique and ideal treatment. In the first case, the double guidewire technique was efficient and effective for multiple stent placements. In the second case, covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement, which is the standard treatment for malignant biliary obstruction, could be performed in a technologically sound and safe manner...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208008/disability-due-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-correlated-with-drug-compliance-disease-activity-and-quality-of-life
#2
Jin Young Yoon, Jeong Eun Shin, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong Il Park, Jae Myung Cha
Background/Aims: The inflammatory bowel disease disability index (IBD-DI) was recently developed for IBD to assess the functional consequences and disease burden. We applied the IBD-DI to a Korean population and identified predictive factors influencing IBD-related disability. Methods: Between March and August 2015, 322 consecutive patients with IBD were prospectively recruited. Patients completed the IBD-DI questionnaire and Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Questionnaire (CUCQ-8) for assessing quality of life...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208007/risk-factors-for-vitamin-d-zinc-and-selenium-deficiencies-in-korean-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#3
Yoo Min Han, Hyuk Yoon, Soo Lim, Mi-Kyung Sung, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Joo Sung Kim
Background/Aims: Studies on the micronutrient status of Asian patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are scarce. We evaluated the prevalence of micronutrient deficiency and verified the risk factors for micronutrient deficiency in Korean patients with IBD. Methods: We measured the serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 [25-(OH)D], zinc, and selenium to analyze the clinical risk factors for micronutrient levels below the reference values. In addition, we compared the 25-(OH)D levels of patients with IBD to those of age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208006/comparison-of-histologic-core-portions-acquired-from-a-core-biopsy-needle-and-a-conventional-needle-in-solid-mass-lesions-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#4
Ban Seok Lee, Chang-Min Cho, Min Kyu Jung, Jung Sik Jang, Han Ik Bae
Background/Aims: The superiority of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) over EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) remains controversial. Given the lack of studies analyzing histologic specimens acquired from EUS-FNB or EUS-FNA, we compared the proportion of the histologic core obtained from both techniques. Methods: A total of 58 consecutive patients with solid mass lesions were enrolled and randomly assigned to the EUS-FNA or EUS-FNB groups...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208005/expression-of-microrna-in-host-cells-infected-with-helicobacter-pylori
#5
Jun-Won Chung, Seok Hoo Jeong, Sun Mi Lee, Jhang Ho Pak, Gin Hyug Lee, Jin-Yong Jeong, Jin-Ho Kim
Background/Aims: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression. We assess miRNA regulation by Helicobacter pylori infection and elucidate their role in H. pylori-infected gastric epithelial cells. Methods: The relationship between miRNA expression and DNA methylation was examined. Cells were treated with the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) inhibitor Bay 11-7082 to determine the relationship between miRNA expression and NF-κB signal transduction. Results: In the negative control cells infected with H...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208004/a-novel-partially-covered-self-expandable-metallic-stent-with-proximal-flare-in-patients-with-malignant-gastric-outlet-obstruction
#6
Naminatsu Takahara, Hiroyuki Isayama, Yousuke Nakai, Shuntaro Yoshida, Tomotaka Saito, Suguru Mizuno, Hiroshi Yagioka, Hirofumi Kogure, Osamu Togawa, Saburo Matsubara, Yukiko Ito, Natsuyo Yamamoto, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
Background/Aims: Endoscopic placement of self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) has emerged as a palliative treatment for malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). Although covered SEMSs can prevent tumor ingrowth, frequent migration of covered SEMSs may offset their advantages in preventing tumor ingrowth. Methods: We conducted this multicenter, single-arm, retrospective study at six tertiary referral centers to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a partially covered SEMS with an uncovered large-bore flare at the proximal end as an antimigration system in 41 patients with symptomatic malignant GOO...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208003/partially-covered-metal-stents-may-not-prolong-stent-patency-compared-to-uncovered-stents-in-unresectable-malignant-distal-biliary-obstruction
#7
Jae Yun Kim, Gyu Bong Ko, Tae Hoon Lee, Sang-Heum Park, Yun Nah Lee, Young Sin Cho, Yunho Jung, Il-Kwun Chung, Hyun Jong Choi, Sang-Woo Cha, Jong Ho Moon, Young Deok Cho, Sun-Joo Kim
Background/Aims: Controversy still exists regarding the benefits of covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) compared to uncovered SEMSs. We aimed to compare the patency and stent-related adverse events of partially covered SEMSs (PC-SEMSs) and uncovered SEMSs in unresectable malignant distal biliary obstruction. Methods: A total of 134 patients who received a PC-SEMS or uncovered SEMS for palliation of unresectable malignant distal biliary obstruction were reviewed retrospectively...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208002/expression-of-hepatocyte-hepatitis-b-core-antigen-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-as-a-marker-in-the-management-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#8
Sun Young Yim, Tae Hyung Kim, Suh Sang Jun, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yeon Seok Seo, Hyung Joon Yim, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hoon Jai Chun, Hong Sik Lee, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim, Nam Hee Won, Ho Sang Ryu
Background/Aims: We aimed to clarify the association of HBsAg/HBcAg with the disease status and treatment response in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: We investigated 171 biopsy-proven entecavir-treated CHB patients (109 HBeAg-positive, 62 HBeAg-negative). HBcAg expression was positive when ≥10% of hepatocytes stained, and classified into nuclear, mixed, and cytoplasmic patterns. HBsAg expressions were intracytoplasmic (diffuse, globular, and submembranous) and membranous...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208001/predictive-factors-for-complete-response-and-recurrence-after-transarterial-chemoembolization-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Shin Ok Jeong, Eui Bae Kim, Soung Won Jeong, Jae Young Jang, Sae Hwan Lee, Sang Gyune Kim, Sang Woo Cha, Young Seok Kim, Young Deok Cho, Hong Soo Kim, Boo Sung Kim, Yong Jae Kim, Dong Erk Goo, Su Yeon Park
Background/Aims: To investigate the predictive factors for complete response (CR) and recurrence after CR in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). Methods: Among 691 newly diagnosed HCC patients, 287 were treated with TACE as a first therapy. We analyzed the predictive factors for CR, recurrence after CR, and overall survival (OS). Results: Eighty-one patients (28.2%) achieved CR after TACE, and recurrence after CR was detected in 35 patients (43...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183162/management-of-antiviral-resistance-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#10
REVIEW
Young-Suk Lim
The primary goal of therapy for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is to prevent liver disease progression. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) seroclearance or seroconversion is regarded as an optimal endpoint to discontinue treatment. However, HBsAg seroclearance occurs very rarely with nucleos(t)ide analog (NUC) treatment, and long-term, almost indefinite, NUC treatment is required for the majority of patients. In patients with drug-resistant hepatitis B virus (HBV), a combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and entecavir (ETV), which is currently regarded as the strongest combination therapy against HBV, would be potentially safe to prevent the emergence of additional HBV resistance mutations...
February 13, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104896/the-role-of-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-without-sphincterotomy-in-gallstone-patients-with-cholangitis-and-suspected-common-bile-duct-stones-not-detected-by-cholangiogram-or-intraductal-ultrasonography
#11
Hyeon Jeong Goong, Jong Ho Moon, Yun Nah Lee, Hyun Jong Choi, Seo-Youn Choi, Moon Han Choi, Min Jin Kim, Tae Hoon Lee, Sang-Heum Park, Hae Kyung Lee
Background/Aims: Treatment for cholangitis without common bile duct (CBD) stones has not been established in patients with gallstones. We investigated the usefulness of endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) without endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in patients diagnosed with gallstones and cholangitis without CBD stones by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and intraductal ultrasonography (IDUS). Methods: EBD using 5-F plastic stents without EST was performed prospectively in patients with gallstones and cholangitis if CBD stones were not diagnosed by ERCP and IDUS...
January 20, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096521/decreased-esophageal-sensitivity-to-acid-in-morbidly-obese-patients-a-cause-for-concern
#12
Vicente Ortiz, Diego Alvarez-Sotomayor, Esteban Sáez-González, Francia Carolina Díaz-Jaime, Marisa Iborra, Julio Ponce, Vicente Garrigues
Background/Aims: To evaluate esophageal sensitivity to acid between morbidly obese (MO) patients and non-MO controls with abnormal esophageal acid exposure. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 58 patients: 30 MO (cases) and 28 non-MO (controls). Esophageal symptoms and esophageal sensitivity to 0.1 M hydrochloric acid solution (Bernstein test) were compared between MO and non-MO patients with a prior diagnosis of abnormal esophageal acid exposure. Results: MO patients were less symptomatic than non-MO controls (14% vs 96%; odds ratio [OR], 0...
January 20, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096520/differences-in-prevalence-of-lymphovascular-invasion-among-early-gastric-cancers-between-korea-and-japan
#13
Sun-Young Lee, Naohisa Yoshida, Osamu Dohi, Sang Pyo Lee, Daisuke Ichikawa, Jeong Hwan Kim, In-Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Eigo Otsuji, Yoshito Itoh, Chan Sup Shim, Hye Seung Han, Mitsuo Kishimoto, Yuji Naito
Background/Aims: The presence of invasion is a diagnostic criterion of early gastric cancer (EGC) in Korea, whereas diagnosis in Japan is based on enlarged nuclei and prominent nucleoli. Moreover, the depth of invasion is the location of cancer cell infiltration in Korea, whereas it is the location of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) or cancer cell infiltration in Japan. We evaluated the characteristics of EGC with LVI to uncover the effects of different diagnostic criteria. Methods: Consecutive T1-stage EGC patients who underwent complete resection were included after endoscopic or surgical resection...
January 20, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980231/a-novel-model-for-predicting-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-normal-alanine-aminotransferase-levels
#14
Dong Hyun Sinn, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Kyunga Kim, Joong Hyun Ahn, Ji Hyeon Lee, Jung Hee Kim, Dong Hyeon Lee, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Wonseok Kang, Geum-Youn Gwak, Yong-Han Paik, Moon Seok Choi, Joon Hyeok Lee, Kwang Cheol Koh, Seung Woon Paik
Background/Aims: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can develop in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels. Therefore, methods that can stratify an individual's HCC risk are needed. Methods: A simple HCC risk score was developed from 971 patients with CHB who had elevated hepatitis B virus DNA levels (>2,000 IU/mL) with normal or mildly elevated ALT levels (<80 U/L). The score was validated from an independent cohort of 507 patients...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965478/efficacy-of-capecitabine-plus-oxaliplatin-combination-chemotherapy-for-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-after-failure-of-first-line-gemcitabine-based-therapy
#15
Kwang Hyun Chung, Ji Kon Ryu, Jun Hyuk Son, Jae Woo Lee, Dong Kee Jang, Sang Hyub Lee, Yong-Tae Kim
Background/Aims: Second-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) that progresses following gemcitabine-based treatment has not been established. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of second-line combination chemotherapy with capecitabine and oxaliplatin (XELOX) in these patients. Methods: Between August 2011 and May 2014, all patients who received at least one cycle of XELOX (capecitabine, 1,000 mg/m(2) twice daily for 14 days; oxaliplatin, 130 mg/m(2) on day 1 of a 3-week cycle) combination chemotherapy for unresectable or recurrent PDAC were retrospectively recruited...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965477/impact-of-obesity-on-a-chinese-population-with-erosive-esophagitis-and-barrett-s-esophagus
#16
Shou-Wu Lee, Han-Chung Lien, Teng-Yu Lee, Chun-Fang Tung, Hong-Zen Yeh, Chi-Sen Chang
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between obesity and erosive esophagitis (EE) or Barrett's esophagus (BE) in a Chinese population. Methods: Data from subjects were retrospectively collected from 2006 to 2009. Individuals with BE were identified and age- and sex-matched at a 1:2 ratio with normal esophagocardial junction and EE patients. The subjects were stratified into two groups: the normal weight group and overweight/ obesity group (body mass index ≥25 mg/m(2)) or the normal waist group and abdominal obesity group (waist circumference ≥90 cm for men and ≥80 cm for women)...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965476/positive-glucose-breath-tests-in-patients-with-hysterectomy-gastrectomy-and-cholecystectomy
#17
Dae Bum Kim, Chang-Nyol Paik, Yeon Ji Kim, Ji Min Lee, Kyong-Hwa Jun, Woo Chul Chung, Kang-Moon Lee, Jin-Mo Yang, Myung-Gyu Choi
Background/Aims: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in patients undergoing abdominal surgeries, such as gastrectomy, cholecystectomy, and hysterectomy. Methods: One hundred seventy-one patients with surgery (50 hysterectomy, 14 gastrectomy, and 107 cholecystectomy), 665 patients with functional gastrointestinal disease (FGID) and 30 healthy controls undergoing a hydrogen (H₂)-methane (CH₄) glucose breath test (GBT) were reviewed...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965475/magnetic-resonance-elastography-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-the-evaluation-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#18
Tiffany P Hennedige, Gang Wang, Fiona P Leung, Hind S Alsaif, Lynette Ls Teo, Seng Gee Lim, Aileen Wee, Sudhakar K Venkatesh
Background/Aims: Comparison of the accuracy of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Methods: In this retrospective analysis, we investigated 63 patients with CHB and liver fibrosis. DWI was performed with both breath-hold (DWI-BH) and free-breathing (DWI-FB) sequences (b=0, 500). The mean liver stiffness and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) were calculated by drawing regions of interest maps...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965474/a%C3%A3-a%C3%A3-berries-inhibit-colon-tumorigenesis-in-azoxymethane-dextran-sulfate-sodium-treated-mice
#19
Yoon Jin Choi, Yoon Jeong Choi, Nayoung Kim, Ryoung Hee Nam, Seonmin Lee, Hye Seung Lee, Ha-Na Lee, Young-Joon Surh, Dong Ho Lee
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of açaí against azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colorectal cancer development. Methods: The effect of açaí on tumorigenesis was assessed by evaluating tumor incidence, multiplicity and invasiveness in the mouse colon. The levels of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proinflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor α [TNF-α], interleukin [IL]-1β, and IL-6) were measured via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965473/diagnostic-value-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-symptomatic-patients-with-high-and-intermediate-probabilities-of-common-bile-duct-stones-and-a-negative-computed-tomography-scan
#20
Tae Joo Jeon, Jae Hee Cho, Yeon Suk Kim, Si Young Song, Ji Young Park
Background/Aims: When computed tomography (CT) does not indicate choledocholithiasis in highly suspicious patients, there is no definite consensus on the subsequent modality. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) indicates fewer procedure-related complications than endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and has a lower cost than magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic value of EUS in patients with suspected choledocholithiasis and negative CT findings...
December 16, 2016: Gut and Liver
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