Age-Related Decrease in Skeletal Muscle Mass Is An Independent Risk Factor for Incident NAFLD: A 10-Year Retrospective Cohort Study.
Conclusions: A progressive increase in fat mass and a loss of ASM with aging were significantly associated with incident NAFLD. This association was more prominent in nonobese subjects. PMID: 30037166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - July 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

An Economic Modeling Study of Helicobacter pylori Eradication: Comparison of DPO-Based PCR and Empirical Treatment.
Authors: Gweon TG, Kim JS, Kim BW Abstract Background/Aims: Dual priming oligonucleotide-based multiplex polymerase chain reaction (DPO-based PCR) can detect the presence of clarithromycin resistance without culture. The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of DPO-based PCR for Helicobacter pylori eradication. Methods: From 2015 to 2016, medical records of patients who received H. pylori eradication therapy were analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups: tailored group patients who were treated based on DPO-based PCR and empirical group patients. Eradication rate and medical cost, i...
Source: Gut and Liver - July 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Peptide Nucleic Acid Probe-Based Analysis as a New Detection Method for Clarithromycin Resistance in Helicobacter pylori.
Conclusions: H. pylori clarithromycin resistance can be easily and accurately assessed by dual-labeled PNA probe-based melting curve analysis if probes are used based on the appropriate resistance-related mutations. This method is fast, simple, accurate, and adaptable for clinical samples. It may help clinicians choose a precise eradication regimen. PMID: 30037168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - July 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Impact of Education on School Nurses' Knowledge of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Authors: Kim ES, Kwon KT, Kim SK, Kim M, Lee HS, Jang BI, Kim KO, Kim EY, Lee YJ, Hong SJ, Yang CH, Kang B, Choe BH Abstract Background/Aims: School nurses' knowledge of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been evaluated. We aimed to investigate school nurses' knowledge of IBD and determine whether education could improve this knowledge. Methods: School nurses were invited to complete self-reported questionnaires on IBD. Then, IBD specialists from tertiary referral hospitals provided a 60-minute lecture with educational brochures on two occasions, with a 3-month interval. Within 6 months after the educatio...
Source: Gut and Liver - July 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Weight Loss as a Nonpharmacologic Strategy for Erosive Esophagitis: a 5-Year Follow-up Study.
Conclusions: EE resolution is associated with a decrease in BMI, and weight loss is potentially an effective GERD treatment. PMID: 30037170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - July 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Association of Perianal Fistulas with Clinical Features and Prognosis of Crohn's Disease in Korea: Results from the CONNECT Study.
Authors: Chun J, Im JP, Kim JW, Lee KL, Choi CH, Kim H, Cheon JH, Ye BD, Kim YH, Kim YS, Jeen YT, Han DS, Kim WH, Kim JS Abstract Background/Aims: The disease course and factors associated with poor prognosis in Korean patients with Crohn's disease (CD) have not been fully determined. The aim of this study was to explore potential associations between the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of CD and perianal fistulas in a Korean population. Methods: The retrospective Crohn's Disease Clinical Network and Cohort (CONNECT) study enrolled patients diagnosed with CD between July 1982 and December 2008 f...
Source: Gut and Liver - July 26, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Plasma Levels of K18 Fragments Do Not Correlate with Alcoholic Liver Fibrosis.
Conclusions: Plasma M30 levels are often elevated in ALD and correlate with serum transaminases but do not reflect fibrosis. The usefulness as a prognostic marker awaits evaluation in prospective studies. PMID: 29976035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - July 7, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Effects of Antiplatelet Agents on Bleeding after Endoscopic Resection of Gastric Tumor.
Authors: Ahn JY PMID: 29945420 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Long-Term Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Early Gastric Cancer in Korea.
Authors: Kwon YH PMID: 29945421 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Does Estrogen Contribute to the Esophageal Barrier Function in Women?
Authors: Iijima K PMID: 29945422 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

An Elevated Platelet Count Increases the Risk of Relapse in Ulcerative Colitis Patients with Mucosal Healing.
Conclusions: The platelet count could be used as a predictor of relapse in UC patients with MH. PMID: 29945423 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of UI05MSP015CT in Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.
Conclusions: Once-daily mosapride is not inferior to conventional mosapride in efficacy and is safe in patients with FD. PMID: 29938452 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Prospective Multicenter Study on the Challenges Inherent to Using Large Cell-Type Stents for Bilateral Stent-in-Stent Placement in Patients with Inoperable Malignant Hilar Biliary Obstruction.
Conclusions: Large cell-type stents for endoscopic bilateral stent-in-stent placement showed acceptable functional success and stent patency when technically successful. However, the technical difficulty associated with the entanglement of the second stent delivery sheath in the hook-cross-type vertex of the first stent may preclude large cell-type stents from being considered as a dedicated standard tool for stent-in-stent placement. PMID: 29938453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Frequency and Characteristics of Interval Colorectal Cancer in Actual Clinical Practice: A KASID Multicenter Study.
Conclusions: The frequency of interval CRC among patients who had undergone a surveillance colonoscopy was 0.095%. While sharing some similar clinical features and survival outcomes, interval CRCs in Korea developed more often in males and on the left side in contrast to results from Western studies. PMID: 29938454 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Optimal Starting Age for Colorectal Cancer Screening in an Era of Increased Metabolic Unhealthiness: A Nationwide Korean Cross-Sectional Study.
Conclusions: Starting CRC screening earlier, namely, at 45 rather than at 50 years of age, may improve secondary prevention of CRC in Korea. PMID: 29938455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Balloon-occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration versus Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt for the Management of Gastric Variceal Bleeding.
Conclusions: BRTO provides better bleeding control, rebleeding-free survival, and OS than TIPS for patients with GV bleeding. PMID: 29938456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Development of a Novel Endoscopic Scoring System to Predict Relapse after Surgery in Intestinal Beh çet's Disease.
Conclusions: This new endoscopic scoring system could predict clinical relapse in patients after surgical resection of intestinal BD. PMID: 29938457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Increased Expression of the Matrix-Modifying Enzyme Lysyl Oxidase-Like 2 in Aggressive Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Poor Prognosis.
Conclusions: LOXL2 expression represents a subgroup of HCCs with more aggressive behavior and is suggested to be a poor prognostic marker in HCC patients. PMID: 29938458 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Real-World Clinical Efficacy and Tolerability of Direct-Acting Antivirals in Hepatitis C Monoinfection Compared to Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection in a Community Care Setting.
Conclusions: In a real-world setting, DAA regimens have lower SVR 12 in HCV/HIV coinfection than in HCV monoinfection. Further studies involving a higher number of HCV/HIV coinfected patients are needed to identify real predictors of a reduced response. PMID: 29938459 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Clinical Implication and Risk Factors for Malignancy of Atypical Gastric Gland during Forcep Biopsy.
Conclusions: Further evaluation and treatment should be considered for atypical gastric gland during forcep biopsy if there is a large-sized (>10 mm) lesion, depressed morphology, or surface nodularity. PMID: 29938460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Regulatory Dendritic Cells Induced by Mesenchymal Stem Cells Ameliorate Dextran Sodium Sulfate-Induced Chronic Colitis in Mice.
Conclusions: Our data suggest that MSCs differentiate DCs into rDCs, which ameliorate chronic colitis. Thus, rDCs stimulated by MSCs may be therapeutically useful for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. PMID: 29938461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Incidence and Overall Survival of Biliary Tract Cancers in South Korea from 2006 to 2015: Using the National Health Information Database.
Conclusions: The overall incidence rates of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct cancer and gallbladder cancer decreased from 2006 to 2015. Among biliary tract cancers, intrahepatic bile duct cancers exhibited a high incidence rate and poor survival rate. PMID: 29938462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - June 28, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy in Intestinal Beh çet's Disease.
Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy in Intestinal Behçet's Disease. Gut Liver. 2018 May 24;: Authors: Park J, Cheon JH Abstract Intestinal Behçet's disease is a rare, immune-mediated chronic intestinal inflammatory disease; therefore, clinical trials to optimize the management and treatment of patients are scarce. Moreover, intestinal Behçet's disease is difficult to treat and often requires surgery because of the failure of conventional medical treatment. Administration of anti-tumor necrosis factor α, a potential therapeutic strategy, is currently under active clinical inves...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 24, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Endoscopic Resection of Gastric Cancer Caused by Adenoma.
Authors: Shin SY, Kim JH PMID: 29724085 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

The Long-Term Effect of Early Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor on Restoration of Growth in Pediatric Crohn's Disease.
Authors: Shim JO, Jeen YT PMID: 29724086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Inflammatory Parameters as Available Prognostic Factors for Pancreatic Cancer after Chemoradiotherapy.
Authors: Cho CM PMID: 29724087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

The Bleeding Risk after Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Patients Taking Antithrombotic Agents Is Not Negligible.
Authors: Jang DK, Lee SH PMID: 29724088 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

"Latent Gastric Cancer" after Eradicating Helicobacter pylori.
"Latent Gastric Cancer" after Eradicating Helicobacter pylori. Gut Liver. 2018 May 15;12(3):367-368 Authors: Uno Y PMID: 29724089 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Effect of Abdominal Visceral Fat Change on Regression of Erosive Esophagitis: Prospective Cohort Study.
Authors: Nam SY, Kim YW, Park BJ, Ryu KH, Kim HB Abstract Background/Aims: Although abdominal visceral fat has been associated with erosive esophagitis in cross-sectional studies, there are few data on the longitudinal effect. We evaluated the effects of abdominal visceral fat change on the regression of erosive esophagitis in a prospective cohort study. Methods: A total of 163 participants with erosive esophagitis at baseline were followed up at 34 months and underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy and computed tomography at both baseline and follow-up. The longitudinal effects of abdominal visceral fat on the re...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Analysis of Syndecan-2 Methylation in Bowel Lavage Fluid For Detection of Colorectal Neoplasm.
Conclusions: Our results demonstrated that SDC2 methylation was a frequent event in precancerous lesions and showed high potential in BLF for detecting patients with colorectal neoplasm. PMID: 29730903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes of endoscopic balloon dilation for benign strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Conclusions: The experience of 10 years shows that EBD is safe and effective for the treatment of benign strictures in IBD patients. Importantly, EBD may allow long-term effective palliation of the symptoms associated with benign intestinal strictures in IBD patients. PMID: 29730904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Assessment of the Surveillance Interval at 1 Year After Curative Treatment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Risk Stratification.
Authors: Lee M, Chang Y, Oh S, Cho YY, Jung DE, Kim HH, Nam JY, Cho H, Cho EJ, Lee JH, Yu SJ, Yi NJ, Lee KW, Lee DH, Lee JM, Yoon JH, Suh KS, Kim Y Abstract Background/Aims: Guidelines recommend surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence at 3-month intervals during the first year after curative treatment and 6-month intervals thereafter in all patients. This strategy does not reflect individual risk of recurrence. We aimed to stratify risk of recurrence to optimize surveillance intervals during the first year after treatment. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 1,316 HCC patients treated with r...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Predictors of Malignancy in "Pure" Branch-Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas Without Enhanced Mural Nodules on CT Imaging: A Nationwide, Multicenter Study.
Conclusions: In patients with "pure" BD-IPMNs who have no enhanced mural nodules on CT, cyst size ≥30 mm and main pancreatic duct diameter ≥5 mm may be associated with malignancy. PMID: 29730906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Is the Isolated-Tip Needle-Knife Precut as Effective as Conventional Precut Fistulotomy in Difficult Biliary Cannulation?
Authors: Lee TH, Park SH, Yang JK, Han SJ, Park S, Choi HJ, Lee YN, Cha SW, Moon JH, Cho YD Abstract Background/Aims: Needle-knife precut fistulotomy (NK-F) is a well-known freehand technique for difficult biliary cannulation (DBC). Another approach involves the Iso-Tome®, a modified precutting device with an insulated needle tip to prevent direct thermal injury. This comparative study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Iso-Tome® precut (IT-P) compared to that of NK-F for DBC. Methods: Patients with a naïve papilla who underwent early IT-P or NK-F for DBC were enrolled. DBC was defined as failur...
Source: Gut and Liver - May 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Measuring Intrahepatic Vascular Changes Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography to Predict the Prognosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis Combined with Cirrhosis: A Prospective Pilot Study.
Conclusions: HVAT using microbubble CEUS could be a useful additional index to predict short-term mortality in patients with AH and cirrhosis. PMID: 29699059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Contrast-Enhanced Endoscopic Ultrasound for Differentially Diagnosing Autoimmune Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer.
Conclusions: CEH-EUS may be a useful noninvasive modality for differentially diagnosing f-AIP and PC. Combined CEH-EUS findings could improve the specificity of CEH-EUS in differentiating f-AIP from PC. PMID: 29699060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Expression of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and β-Klotho Regulates Hepatic Fibrosis through the Nuclear Factor-κB and c-Jun N-Terminal Kinase Pathways.
Conclusions: These results indicate that the inflammatory response during fibrogenesis increases FGF21 levels and suppresses β-Klotho via the NF-κB and JNK pathway. In addition, FGF21 likely protects hepatocytes from hepatic inflammation and fibrosis. PMID: 29699061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Patient Response to Endoscopic Therapy for Gastroesophageal Varices Based on Endoscopic Ultrasound Findings.
Conclusions: The presence of para-gastric veins is a characteristic of poor response to endoscopic therapy for treating gastroesophageal varices. Early identification of this subgroup necessitates a change in course of treatment to improve overall patient outcome. PMID: 29699062 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Clinical Impact of Recombinant Soluble Thrombomodulin for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Associated with Severe Acute Cholangitis.
Conclusions: rTM treatment may have a positive impact on improving DIC and survival rates in patients with severe acute cholangitis. PMID: 29699063 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - April 29, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Korean Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection Using the SF-36 and EQ-5D.
Conclusions: HRQoL in Korean patients with chronic HCV infection was low and was affected by cirrhosis severity, SVR, and comorbidity as well as income, which had the strongest effect. Therefore, HRQoL may be improved by antiviral therapy with reasonable costs to prevent cirrhosis progression. PMID: 29588435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in Patients with Early Gastric Cancer: A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study.
Conclusions: ESD showed excellent long-term clinical outcomes and can be accepted as a curative treatment for patients with EGC who meet the expanded criteria in final pathology studies. PMID: 29588436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Comparison of Tight Junction Protein-Related Gene mRNA Expression Levels between Male and Female Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Patients.
Conclusions: We demonstrated that female ERD/NERD patients were affected more by GERD and male ERD patients showed significant changes of tight junction protein mRNA expression levels. PMID: 29558791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 23, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Exploring the Link between Helicobacter pylori Eradication and Metachronous Gastric Cancer Development.
Authors: Yang HJ PMID: 29482313 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Fecal Immunochemical Test and Fecal Calprotectin Measurement Are Noninvasive Monitoring Tools for Predicting Endoscopic Activity in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis.
Authors: Chang JY, Cheon JH PMID: 29482314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - March 1, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Cancer Risk in Patients with Intestinal Beh çet's Disease: A Nationwide Population-Based Study.
Conclusions: Patients with intestinal BD demonstrated a higher risk of hematologic cancer, especially leukemia, than the general population. Furthermore, women with intestinal BD showed a higher risk of all cancers. PMID: 29429154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Continuous Use of Thienopyridine May Be as Safe as Low-Dose Aspirin in Endoscopic Resection of Gastric Tumors.
Conclusions: Continuing thienopyridine and aspirin did not increase the risk of post-ESD. Multiple antiplatelet therapy and a large specimen size were independent risk factors of post-ESD bleeding. PMID: 29429155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Guideline Adherence to Colonoscopic Surveillance Intervals after Polypectomy in Korea: Results from a Nationwide Survey.
Conclusions: The present study reveals a remaining discrepancy between practitioner recommendations and current guidelines for postpolypectomy surveillance. Several factors were shown to be related to guideline adherence, suggesting a need for appropriate control and continuing education or training programs among particular groups of practitioners. PMID: 29429156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 13, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Rebleeding in Patients with Peptic Ulcer Bleeding: Analysis of the Korean Peptic Ulcer Bleeding (K-PUB) Study.
Conclusions: The presence of co-morbidities, use of multiple drugs, albumin levels, and initial presentations with hematemesis/hematochezia can be indicators of rebleeding in patients with PUB. The wide use of proton pump inhibitors and prompt endoscopic interventions may explain the low incidence of rebleeding and low mortality rates in Korea. PMID: 29409302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Slow-Pull Using a Fanning Technique Is More Useful Than the Standard Suction Technique in EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration in Pancreatic Masses.
Conclusions: The slow-pull with needle fanning technique showed a good diagnostic yield for EUS-FNA for pancreatic mass. This technique can be useful for performing EUS-guided sampling for diagnosing pancreatic disease. PMID: 29409303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research

Gastric Cancer Caused by Adenoma: Predictive Factors Associated with Lesions Other Than the Expanded Indications.
Conclusions: The current indications for curative ER in GC can be applied to GC caused by adenoma. In cases suspected of having lesions other than the expanded indications, patients should be cautiously selected for ER to reduce the risk of an inappropriate procedure. PMID: 29409304 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gut and Liver)
Source: Gut and Liver - February 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research