• H. Yen, C. Yang, S. Wu, M. Soon
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • B. Yang, C. Yeh, C. Hsu, T. Chang, C. Wang
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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, [...]

  • C. Tseng, Y. Chen
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • Y. Tsai, C. Lee, T. Tang, I. Chang, C. Chang, L. Mo, W. Wang
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • C. Lin, C. Hsieh, T. Chen, T. Lin, T. Huang, H. Lee, K. Chen, L. Liao, C. Wang
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2016). Vol. 3

  • H. Lin, T. Chen
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • P. Liao, H. Wang, S. Shih, M. Chen
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2016). Vol. 3

  • K. Lee, Y. Hsieh, C. Perng, Y. Chao, C. Li, M. Hou, H. Lin
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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 [...]

  • -. 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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • W. Hsu, M. Sun, H. Lo, C. Tsai, Y. Tsai
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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 [...]

  • T. Hsiao, C. Wang
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2014). Vol. 1

  • L. Lin
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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 [...]

  • H. Chiu
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • C. Chien, R. Chien
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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, [...]

  • R. Chien
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2014). Vol. 1

  • C. Chen, K. Chou, L. Tsao
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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 [...]

  • C. Cheng, C. Wu, M. Bair
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2016). Vol. 3

  • K. Cheng, C. Yu, J. Chou
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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 [...]

  • C. Chang, C. Wu
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2015). Vol. 2

  • W. Chang, C. Chen, C. Liu, M. Chen, H. Wang, C. Lin
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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. Chen, J. Li, C. Yang, C. Chen, H. Wang, C. Lin, C. Lin, C. Lin
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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 [...]

  • C. Dai
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (2016). Vol. 3

  • K. Chen, H. Chen, T. Ou, W. Tsai, T. Hsieh
    Advances in Digestive Medicine (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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