Background/Aims: Both hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and liver stiffness (LS) are useful tools for predicting mortality in patients with cirrhosis. We investigated the combined effect of HVPG and LS on long-term mortality in patients with cirrhosis.
Methods: We retrospectively collected da..
Background/Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between clinical risk factors of post-extubation dysphagia (PED) and the severity of impaired pharyngeal swallowing function assessed via videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSSs).
Methods: This study was a retrospective review of med..
Background/Aims: We systematically evaluated the clinical characteristics, prevalence of cirrhosis, and mode of detection in virus-unrelated (non-B non-C, NBNC) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in Korea.
Methods: A total of 447 consecutive treatment-naïve NBNC-HCC adult patients who were r..
Background/Aims: A reproducible, endoscope-based, large animal model, of acute pancreatitis was developed to meet the need for a suitable means of preclinically testing treatments. The aim of this study was to develop an endoscope-based animal model of acute pancreatitis.
Methods: This experimental..
Background/Aims: Non-selective β-blockers (NSBBs) are used for primary prevention of esophageal variceal hemorrhage (VH) in patients with portal hypertension, but a significant number of patients develop VH while on NSBB therapy. In this study, we sought to determine whether liver volume can predi..
Min Young Baek, Jeong-Ju Yoo, Soung Won Jeong, Jae Young Jang, Yong Kwon Kim, Shin Ok Jeong, Sae Hwan Lee, Sang Gyune Kim, Sang-Woo Cha, Young Seok Kim, Young Deok Cho, Hong Soo Kim, Boo Sung Kim, Yong Jae Kim, Su Yeon Park
Korean J Intern Med. 2019;34(6):1223-1232. Published online October 26, 2018
Background/Aims: Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is performed for single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that are not eligible for surgery or ablation therapy. We investigated the clinical outcomes of patients with a single HCC ≤ 5 cm treated with TACE.
Methods: This study analyzed 175 conse..
Background/Aims: The Internet is the main resource for health-related information. The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is rapidly increasing in Asian countries. However, the quality of websites for IBD available in this region has not been evaluated. We aimed to evaluate the quality of the..
Background/Aims: The eradication rate of the first-line triple therapy (a proton pump inhibitor, clarithromycin, and amoxicillin) for Helicobacter pylori infection has gradually decreased in Korea. We evaluated whether clinical parameters, clarithromycin resistance, and CYP2C19 genotype can affect t..
Background/Aims: Irsogladine maleate, an enhancer of gastric mucosal protective factors, has demonstrated its efficacy for various gastric mucosal injuries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of irsogladine for prevention of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or..
Background/Aims: Limited data are available regarding the association between age at menarche and the risk of colorectal adenoma. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between reproductive factors including age at menarche and the risk of colorectal adenoma.
Methods: A cross-sectional st..
Baek Gyu Jun, Eui Ju Park, Woong Cheul Lee, Jae Young Jang, Soung Won Jeong, Young Don Kim, Gab Jin Cheon, Young Sin Cho, Sae Hwan Lee, Hong Soo Kim, Yun Nah Lee, Sang Gyune Kim, Young Seok Kim, Boo Sung Kim
Korean J Intern Med. 2019;34(5):989-997. Published online March 14, 2018
Background/Aims: This study was conducted to clarify the sustained virological response (SVR) prediction ability of baseline and treatment-related factors in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Methods: This retrospective study collected data at four tertiary referral hospitals..
Background/Aims: The optimal management of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients with partial virologic response (PVR) to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) remains unclear. We aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy of prolonged TDF therapy in treatment-naïve CHB patients with PVR to TDF therapy in..
Jae Young Oh, Byung Seok Kim, Chang Hyeong Lee, Jeong Eun Song, Heon Ju Lee, Jung Gil Park, Jae Seok Hwang, Woo Jin Chung, Byoung Kuk Jang, Young Oh Kweon, Won Young Tak, Soo Young Park, Se Young Jang, Jeong Ill Suh, Sang Gyu Kwak
Korean J Intern Med. 2019;34(4):794-801. Published online May 25, 2018
Background/Aims: Previous studies have reported a high rate of sustained virologic response (SVR) and a low rate of serious adverse events with the use of daclatasvir (DCV) and asunaprevir (ASV) combination therapy. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of DCV and ASV combination therapy for patient..
Background/Aims: This study was aimed to investigate the current clinical status of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) in Korea based on a National Health Insurance (NHI) database between 2011 and 2014.
Methods: The claims data of ESD for EGC in Korean NHI were re..
Background/Aims: Intestinal cholesterol absorption includes intestinal Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) and is an important target pathway in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We investigated the expression of NPC1L1 and its correlation with liver X receptor (LXR) expression in peripheral mon..
Background/Aims: Recently, to lower the production costs and risk of infection, new disposable biopsy forceps made using simple manufacturing techniques have been introduced. However, the effects of the manufacturing techniques are unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate which types of biopsy..
Background/Aims: There are only a few epidemiological study about inflammatory bowel disease in the last 10 years in Turkey, especially in Western Blacksea region. In our study, we aimed to identify the changes in the incidence and the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in Western Blacksea reg..
Background/Aims: Although the association between intrapulmonary shunt (IPS) and liver cirrhosis is clear, data of repeated contrast echocardiography (CE) before and after liver transplantation (LT) to evaluate factors associated with IPS are limited.
Methods: Hand-agitated saline was used for CE a..
Background/Aims: Snoring is the sound of turbulence and vibration of the upper respiratory tissues and has been identified as a risk factor of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to identify associated clinical factors in snoring patients undergoing se..
Background/Aims: A number of clinical trials reported varying effects of cholesterol lowering agents in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients. We, therefore, assessed the changes in hepatic steatosis and NAFLD activity score (NAS) after treatment with cholesterol lowering agents in NAFLD..