• H. Yen, C. Yang, S. Wu, M. Soon
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Colonoscopic polypectomy is a common procedure for removing colonic polyps to prevent subsequent development of colon cancer. Hemorrhage is the most common complication following [...]

  • C. Yeh, Y. Lin, C. Yu, C. Hsu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Taiwan implemented a comprehensive and universal National Health Insurance (NHI) program to cover all inhabitants. This study aimed to assess the medical utilization by liver [...]

  • C. Yeh, C. Cheng, H. Lin, T. Luo, J. Chang, A. Ho
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels, accompanying increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Previous studies have suggested that statins can [...]

  • S. Yan, C. Chang, C. Chen, Y. Yeh, C. Tsai
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    This work was conducted to study the relationship of reticulocyte production index to clinically significant anemia in chronic hepatitis C patients receiving pegylated interferon [...]

  • T. Yang, C. Lu
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Perforation of the mesenteric small bowel is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen in the emergency department. Early diagnosis is difficult owing to unspecific clinical presentations. [...]

  • S. Yang, S. Liao, C. Ko, C. Tung, Y. Peng, H. Lien, H. Yeh, C. Chang, J. Wang
    (2015).

    Abstract
    Many tumors are small and located around the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and they are difficult to obtain tissue from for pathological diagnosis by the guidance of conventional [...]

  • K. Yang, S. Shih, H. Wang, W. Chang, K. Hu
    (2015). Vol. 2

  • B. Yang, C. Yeh, C. Hsu, T. Chang, C. Wang
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma has a poor therapeutic outcome and treatment options are limited. Sorafenib, an orally active multikinase inhibitor, is the only systemic [...]

  • C. Wu, M. Bair, I. Lin, Y. Lee, H. Chen
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    We herein present the case of a woman who had esophageal thermal injury after having a spicy hot pot. The patient came to us with complaints of odynophagia, dysphagia, and [...]

  • C. Wu, T. Chen, C. Lin, C. Chiu, M. Su, C. Chiu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is one of the most frequent complications of liver cirrhosis. Ascitic fluid lactoferrin has been proved to be a good diagnostic tool [...]

  • L. Wu, C. Chen, C. Liu, M. Chen, P. Liu, P. Liu, O. Seror, I. Lee, S. Lin
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Conventional monopolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) bears the risks of incomplete ablation and tumor seeding. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of [...]

  • S. Wang, H. Wang, T. Wang, H. Wang, W. Chang, C. Chu, S. Lin, H. Yeh, S. Shih
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Most benign gastric ulcers are healed through suppression of gastric acid by a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Despite prolonged use of a PPI, some gastric ulcers still do not [...]

  • H. Wang, C. Kuo, W. Lin, C. Hsu, Y. Ho, C. Lin, K. Chen, M. Su, C. Chiu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Barretts esophagus (BE) is the most common cause or precursor of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), a condition with a poor prognosis. This study aimed to investigate the clinical [...]

  • C. Tseng, J. Tsai, C. Tai, C. Chang, T. Tang, H. Wang
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Paraganglioma is a rare extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma which originates from chromaffin cells within the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk and of the celiac, renal, suprarenal, [...]

  • Y. Tsai, C. Lee, T. Tang, I. Chang, C. Chang, L. Mo, W. Wang
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Esophageal cancer is a common and highly lethal disease. In the Asia-Pacific region, esophageal squamous cell neoplasias are the major forms of the disease. Recent advances [...]

  • M. Tsai, T. Chen, H. Lai, T. Chen, M. Chang, C. Lin
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Colonoscopy is a standard and useful examination in the diagnosis of colorectal diseases, however, it usually causes pain to patients. Some patients receive narcotic drugs, [...]

  • C. Ting, W. Huang, C. Feng, C. Yu, C. Peng, W. Su, H. Lai, K. Cheng, P. Chuang, J. Kao
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (ICC) is an uncommon but lethal cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the factors affecting the survival of ICC patients and [...]

  • W. Teng, T. Chang, C. Huang, W. Jeng, W. Chen, C. Huang, Y. Ho, C. Lin, I. Sheen
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Rapid null response (rNR), defined as less than one log decline of Hepatitis C virus (HCV-RNA) at Week 4 of treatment with pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin (PegIFN/RBV), [...]

  • S. Teng, J. Shin, J. Huang
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    We report a 73-year-old male patient who suffered from right upper abdominal dull pain, fever, and chills for 2 days. Gall bladder stones and acute cholecystitis were diagnosed, [...]

  • W. Su, T. Hsieh, T. Hsieh, K. Tseng, C. Peng, C. Lin, T. Su, T. Hsiao, T. Tseng, H. Lin, C. Wang, J. Kao
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Clinical trials and real-world data confirm the efficacy of entecavir treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB), however, the factors associated with a favorable response remain [...]

  • W. Sun, F. Tsay, K. Lai, P. Hsu, C. Shih
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Pseudomelanosis duodeni is a rare endoscopic finding that manifests as dark speckled spots in the duodenum. It is considered a benign condition and is associated with certain [...]

  • Y. Shih, C. Liang, C. Lin, W. Hsu, C. Wu, C. Chung
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by a classic tetrad of nonthrombocytopenic palpable purpura, arthritis, gastrointestinal, and renal [...]

  • I. Shih, T. Lee, C. Tu, C. Chang, Y. Wang, Y. Tseng, H. Chiu, M. Wu, H. Wang, T. Shih, K. Liu
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Magnetic resonance (MR) enterography has emerged as a new imaging modality in evaluating patients with Crohns disease. However, whether interpretations of MR enterography [...]

  • L. Saha, A. Bhatia, A. Chakrabarti
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the antiulcer activity and mechanism of bezafibrate in a rat model of aspirin-induced gastric ulcer. We used an aspirin-induced [...]

  • T. Ou, H. Huang, T. Hsieh, W. Chang, H. Chu, C. Hsu, Y. Shih, T. Huang, P. Chen, H. Lin
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Esophageal candidiasis (EC) often occurs in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, but is uncommon in non-HIV-infected patients. It is known that malignancy, [...]

  • Y. Li, C. Pan, H. Chan, K. Lai, P. Hsu
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    A 48-year-old male presented with diffuse abdominal fullness for 1 month and tea-colored urine for 10 days. Abdominal computed tomography/magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography [...]

  • T. Lin, H. Chan, P. Hsu, T. Tsai, E. Wang, K. Lai, J. Cheng, H. Wang
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Clonorchis sinensis is endemic to Southeast Asia, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Those infected often have a history of consumption of raw fresh fish. Its manifestations can be [...]

  • Y. Lin, Y. Chen, P. Liao, W. Chao, J. Lin, Y. Hong, S. Wang
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Splenic vein occlusion caused by abdominal lymphadenopathy is rare. We herein present the case of a 80-year-old man with refractory isolated gastric variceal bleeding in the [...]

  • W. Lin, H. Wang, S. Shih
    (2015). Vol. 2

  • C. Lin, C. Hsieh, T. Chen, T. Lin, T. Huang, H. Lee, K. Chen, L. Liao, C. Wang
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a main therapy for patients with intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The purpose of our study was to determine [...]

  • C. Lin, Y. Hsieh, C. Hsu, Y. Chu, H. Yeh, T. Chen, C. Chiu
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a polypoid form of capillary hemangioma. This study aimed to analyze the clinical and endoscopic features of gastric PG. We retrospectively reviewed [...]

  • C. Lin, Y. Chiu
    (2016). Vol. 3

  • H. Lin, T. Chen
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Gallbladder perforation is a rare complication of cholecystitis. Similarly, septic thrombophlebitis of the portal vein, also called pylephlebitis, is another rare complication [...]

  • S. Liao, C. Ko, H. Yeh, C. Chang
    (2015). Vol. 2

  • P. Liao, H. Wang, S. Shih, M. Chen
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Heterotopic pancreas is a congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of ectopic pancreatic tissue far from the pancreas. The treatment of heterotopic pancreas may include [...]

  • W. Lei, W. Lo, C. Yi, T. Liu, C. Chen
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Achalasia is characterized by esophageal aperistalsis and a failure of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation. Combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and manometry [...]

  • Y. Lee, M. Bair, H. Chen, I. Lin, C. Wu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    A Dieulafoy lesion is an uncommon and sometimes life-threatening cause of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Typically, it presents as a tiny mucosal defect with an exposed protruding [...]

  • P. Lee, J. Chen, H. Tung, C. Cheng, T. Chuang, S. Wang, H. Wu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Distinguishing inactive hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carriers from hepatitis B e antigen-negative hepatitis remains difficult but is important because patients with [...]

  • W. Lee, H. Wang, M. Chen, W. Chang, C. Chu, T. Wang, S. Shih, K. Hu
    (2016). Vol. 3

  • K. Lee, Y. Hsieh, C. Perng, Y. Chao, C. Li, M. Hou, H. Lin
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Malignant gastric outlet obstruction causes significant malnutrition and morbidity. The implantation of a metallic stent is an alternative palliative treatment to allow the [...]

  • T. Lee, F. Hung, L. Yang
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    To compare the efficacy of esomeprazole and famotidine against stress ulcers and the association of these prophylactic agents with ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients [...]

  • Y. Kuo, C. Chang, M. Wu, L. Mo
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    A 65-year-old Taiwanese man presented with dark urine for 5 days before admission to hospital and with fever on the 2nd day of admission to hospital. Laboratory studies showed [...]

  • S. Kao, D. Wu, S. Chuah, C. Kuo, C. Lu, W. Tai, K. Lai, W. Chen, F. Tsay, H. Wang, T. Tsai, K. Ling, C. Shih, P. Hsu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Incomplete symptom resolution to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is a common problem in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aims of this study [...]

  • J. Kang, C. Chuang, C. Chen, H. Cheng, W. Chang, W. Chen, P. Cheng, B. Sheu
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Adequate bowel preparation is an important quality indicator of colonoscopy. This study validated whether the bowel cleansing quality and adenoma detection rate (ADR) could [...]

  • L. Jhang, C. Hung, T. Shieh, C. Chang, H. Wang, S. Shih, M. Chen
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Ectopic sebaceous glands (ESGs) are benign esophageal lesions that have a lower detection rate than malignant lesions because most patients are asymptomatic. However, this [...]

  • C. Hu, R. Chien, C. Lin, C. Liu
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Intussusception is rare in adults, representing only 1% of bowel obstruction and 5% of all intussusceptions. Previous reports have shown that > 90% of adults diagnosed with [...]

  • C. Hu, C. Lin, H. Chien, K. Yeh, R. Chien
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Primary gastrointestinal (GI) lymphoma accounts for 30–50% of all extranodal non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, making the GI tract the most common site of extranodal non-Hodgkin’s [...]

  • H. Hung, C. Su, Y. Wang, J. Luo, H. Leu, H. Huang, Y. Yang, T. Chen, C. Lu, M. Hou, W. Chan, H. Lin, F. Chang, F. Lee, S. Lee
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    This study aims to establish a noninvasive scoring system to predict the risk of erosive esophagitis (EE). From 2002 to 2009, a total of 34, 346 consecutive adults who underwent [...]

  • J. Hung, T. Liu, C. Yi, W. Lei, C. Chen
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    We aimed to investigate whether disruption of the circadian rhythm in rotating shift work (RSW) workers would change anorectal motility and cardiac autonomic function. We [...]

  • C. Hung, M. Chen, C. Chen, C. Liu, S. Shih, K. Hu, H. Wang
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    The technical complexity of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) demands adequate training to lower the surgical risks. The diameter and mucosal structure of the porcine [...]

  • L. Huang, C. Lin, T. Chen, H. Lee, C. Tsia
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is regarded as a relatively safe procedure, however, it carries a very low incidence of severe adverse events. Perforation is a rare complication [...]

  • T. Huang, T. Tu, S. Huang, C. Lee, C. Wu
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Gastritis cystica polyposa is relatively rare and characterized by polypoid hyperplasia and cystic dilatation of the gastric glands in stomach. Most cases are related to previous [...]

  • W. Hsu, C. Liang, C. Lin, T. Lee, C. Chung
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Adequate colonic cleansing is essential for a high quality colonoscopy. Few studies have investigated the association between patient education and quality of bowel preparation. [...]

  • C. Hsu, T. Liu, C. Yi, W. Lei, J. Hung, C. Chen
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Pelvic floor dyssynergia can be a cause of idiopathic constipation. Although pelvic floor dyssynergia can be diagnosed by rectal balloon expulsion (BE) and anorectal manometry, [...]

  • W. Hsu, C. Yang, C. Lin
    (2015). Vol. 2

  • W. Hsu, M. Sun, H. Lo, C. Tsai, Y. Tsai
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    A 27-year-old man with a huge esophageal leiomyoma, 4.5 cm in size, at the distal esophagus suffered from postprandial belching and chest discomfort. Endoscopic submucosal [...]

  • W. Hsu, M. Sun, H. Lo, C. Tsai, Y. Tsai, P. Chen
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Nonpolypoid colorectal neoplasm has been widely recognized in the past few years. Among nonpolypoid colorectal neoplasms, laterally spreading tumor (LST) is a unique and distinct [...]

  • C. Hsieh, C. Tu, M. Tsai, C. Liang, H. Wang, P. Tseng
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the gastrointestinal tract involves mostly the colon and rectum and mainly develops in immunocompromised patients. CMV infection in the [...]

  • Y. Hsieh, I. Lee, K. Wei, T. Chang, S. Tung, C. Wu, Y. Lin
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Limited data are available on the interval of disease-free status after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer and precancer lesion in Taiwan. In [...]

  • L. Lin
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    The use of a homemade balloon dilator and protector hood composed of condoms for assisting the removal of sharp foreign bodies lodged in the upper esophagus in difficult cases [...]

  • H. El-Bassat, L. AboAli, S. Yamany, H. Shenawy, R. Din, A. Taha
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    The purpose of this study was to determine whether the mucosal expression of interleukin (IL)-23p19 has a role in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis, and to determine [...]

  • K. Chung, T. Chien, S. Chuang, H. Wu, M. Sheu, C. Lin, H. Kuo
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common cancer with an increasing incidence worldwide because of the dissemination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infection. Surgical resection [...]

  • C. Chou, C. Hsu, C. Chan, A. Li, H. Lin
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are nonepithelial neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract and have been increasingly recognized in recent years. In contrast, stromal tumor [...]

  • C. Choo, H. Yen, C. Yang, Y. Chen, W. Su, M. Soon
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an emerging technique for treating superficial neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinical experience of ESD for superficial [...]

  • Y. Chiu, D. Chan, Y. Shih
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    A 51-year-old man was referred to our clinic for recurrent obstructive jaundice and underwent pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for a suspected malignancy. The pathology [...]

  • C. Chien, R. Chien
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most prevalent human cancers in the world, but its prognosis is extremely poor. HCC is considered a hypervascular tumor. Thalidomide, [...]

  • C. Chen, K. Chou, L. Tsao
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) is a continuing problem in populations with high prevalence of tuberculosis and is difficult to diagnose early. Here, we report a case of confirmed [...]

  • H. Chen, C. Tu, P. Lee, H. Chiu, M. Wu, H. Wang
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    We report a 27-year-old female with chronic iron deficiency anemia and unexplained fecal occult blood. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography disclosed a possible [...]

  • C. Chen, M. Wu, G. Lien, F. Suk
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    The occurrence rate and severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease with erosive esophagitis (EE) in patients after converting nasogastric tube (NGT) feeding to percutaneous [...]

  • H. Chen, P. Chen, W. Chang, T. Hsieh, T. Huang
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    Expertise in enteral nutrition is an important aspect of the skill set of clinical gastroenterologists. Feeding tubes can be placed by bedside, endoscopic, fluoroscopic, and [...]

  • Y. Chen, T. Chen, M. Su, H. Ning, C. Kuo, W. Lin, Y. Ho, C. Lin, C. Hsu, C. Chiu, P. Chen
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    In Taiwan, the prevalence of colorectal cancer has been increasing in recent decades. As a result, the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) has been advocated and widely used for [...]

  • T. Chen, P. Huang, B. Show, C. Wen, Y. Chen
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of interleukin-28B (IL28B) were associated with sustained virological response (SVR) in hepatitis C virus genotype 1 (HCV-1) infected [...]

  • K. Cheng, C. Yu, J. Chou
    (2015). Vol. 2

    Abstract
    Pseudoachalasia, or secondary achalasia, caused by neoplasms is a rare entity. We describe a case of pseudoachalasia in an 80-year-old woman who presented with a 2-month history [...]

  • Y. Cheng, A. Ong, C. Lin, C. Lin, W. Chen, S. Lin
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    To compare the effectiveness of early termination (ET) and standard termination (ST) of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using internally cooled [...]

  • W. Cheng, H. Cheng, P. Chen, J. Kang, E. Yang, B. Sheu, W. Chen
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    The index of hemoglobin (IHb) has not been applied in colonoscopy to correlate the histological features of colon polyps. This study tested whether the net change of IHb values [...]

  • K. Chayama, M. Imamura, C. Hayes
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    There are estimated to be more than a hundred million hepatitis C virus (HCV) carriers worldwide. About 30% of carriers develop serious liver diseases, such as liver cirrhosis [...]

  • W. Chang, C. Chen, C. Liu, M. Chen, H. Wang, C. Lin
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem autoimmune rheumatic disorder characterized by fibrosis in the skin and internal organs but rarely with hepatic or brain involvement. Reversible [...]

  • K. Chang, C. Chang, F. Tai, C. Wang, R. Lin
    (2014). Vol. 1

    Abstract
    The study was conducted to reveal the most appropriate empiric antibiotics for the treatment of community-acquired biliary tract infections (CA-BTI) at a regional hospital [...]

  • L. Lin
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Several cases of successful percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) through the transnasal route have been reported, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in transnasal PEG [...]

  • C. Tseng, Y. Hsu, C. Chang, C. Lin, J. Lin, L. Mo
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to increased insulin resistance, but the dynamics of insulin resistance in HCV-infected patients receiving pegylated interferon [...]

  • S. Wang, Y. Ou, C. Cheng, H. Ho, K. Chiu, C. Lin, C. Chen, J. Li, C. Yang, C. Chen, C. Lin, C. Lin, H. Wang
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Cancer of the appendix is very rare and is typically found incidentally in approximately 1% of patients who received appendectomies. Most of appendiceal tumors are carcinoid, [...]

  • M. Weng, S. Wei, Y. Leong, C. Tung, C. Shun, J. Wong
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Here we present a 50-year-old man who suffered from progressively bloody diarrhea for 2 months. A colonoscopy revealed pancolonic mucosal inflammation, ulceration, and spontaneous [...]

  • M. Wong, M. Chen, C. Chen, C. Hung, H. Wang, C. Chang
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Gallbladder sarcomatoid carcinoma is a rare neoplasm characterized by the simultaneous presence of malignant epithelial and mesenchymal components. There is little information [...]

  • K. Chen, H. Chen, T. Ou, W. Tsai, T. Hsieh
    (2016). Vol. 3

    Abstract
    Liver cystic neoplasms are uncommon and vary from benign to overtly malignant. Liver cystic metastases are rare and mostly come from colon, pancreas, ovary, kidney, neuroendocrine, [...]

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