Wei Jei Lee

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Affiliation: En-Chu Kong Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery: Asia-Pacific perspective
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 15:751-7. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of Ligasure versus conventional surgery for extended gastric cancer resection
    W J Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Br J Surg 90:1493-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty and laparoscopic gastric bypass: a comparison
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 14:626-34. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of obesity surgery on the metabolic syndrome
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei Hsien 237, Taiwan
    Arch Surg 139:1088-92. 2004
  5. pmc Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y versus mini-gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity: a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital and School of Nursing, Taiwan
    Ann Surg 242:20-8. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin levels in overweight and obese Asians
    Wei Shiung Yang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Res 10:1104-10. 2002
  7. pmc Genetic variation in the NOC gene is associated with body mass index in Chinese subjects
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e69622. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of Helicobacter pylori infection and corpus gastritis on the postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty
    Hsih Hsi Wang
    EverHealth Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:297-307. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for diabetes treatment in nonmorbidly obese patients: efficacy and change of insulin secretion
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Surgery 147:664-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Diabetes remission and insulin secretion after gastric bypass in patients with body mass index <35 kg/m2
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 21:889-95. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Bariatric surgery: Asia-Pacific perspective
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 15:751-7. 2005
    ..Bariatric surgeons in the Asia-Pacific region had founded the Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Group (APBSG) at Seoul, Korea on October 6, 2004...
  2. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trial of Ligasure versus conventional surgery for extended gastric cancer resection
    W J Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Br J Surg 90:1493-6. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to examine the value of the Ligasure system in extended lymph node dissection (D2) during gastrectomy for cancer in a randomized clinical trial...
  3. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty and laparoscopic gastric bypass: a comparison
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 14:626-34. 2004
    ..Recent advancement in laparoscopic (L) techniques has made LVBG and LGBP alternatives for the conventional open approach...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of obesity surgery on the metabolic syndrome
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei Hsien 237, Taiwan
    Arch Surg 139:1088-92. 2004
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  5. pmc Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y versus mini-gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity: a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital and School of Nursing, Taiwan
    Ann Surg 242:20-8. 2005
    ..This prospective, randomized trial compared the safety and effectiveness of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) and laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (LMGBP) in the treatment of morbid obesity...
  6. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin levels in overweight and obese Asians
    Wei Shiung Yang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Res 10:1104-10. 2002
    ..In this study, we investigated the plasma adiponectin levels in relation to the variables of MS among overweight/obese Asian subjects...
  7. pmc Genetic variation in the NOC gene is associated with body mass index in Chinese subjects
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e69622. 2013
    ..Furthermore, NOC mRNA levels in human abdominal adipose tissue were significantly increased in obese subjects compared to non-obese controls...
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of Helicobacter pylori infection and corpus gastritis on the postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty
    Hsih Hsi Wang
    EverHealth Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:297-307. 2006
    ..We aimed to examine the impact of HP infection and corpus gastritis on preoperative patient characteristics, postoperative complications and weight loss following laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVBG)...
  9. doi request reprint Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for diabetes treatment in nonmorbidly obese patients: efficacy and change of insulin secretion
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
    Surgery 147:664-9. 2010
    ..This trial assessed prospectively the effect of sleeve gastrectomy on type 2 diabetes and the serial changes of insulin secretion to oral glucose loads...
  10. doi request reprint Diabetes remission and insulin secretion after gastric bypass in patients with body mass index <35 kg/m2
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 21:889-95. 2011
    ..This trial prospectively assessed the effect of diabetes remission, glucose metabolism, and the serial changes of insulin secretion after gastric bypass in inadequately controlled T2DM patients with a BMI of 23-35 kg/m(2)...
  11. doi request reprint Predicting success of metabolic surgery: age, body mass index, C-peptide, and duration score
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:379-84. 2013
    ..However, a grading system to categorize and predict the outcome of metabolic surgery is lacking. The study setting was a tertiary referral hospital (Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan)...
  12. doi request reprint Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y vs. mini-gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity: a 10-year experience
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, No 168, Chin Kuo Road, Tauoyan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Obes Surg 22:1827-34. 2012
    ..While laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (LMGB) has been reported to be a simple and effective treatment for morbid obesity, controversy exists. Long-term follow-up data from a large number of patients comparing LMGB to LRYGB are lacking...
  13. ncbi request reprint Differential influences of gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy on plasma nesfatin-1 and obestatin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Curr Pharm Des 19:5830-5. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that the novel anorexic hormone nesfatin-1 and another new hormone obestatin might contribute to the marked improvement in glycemic homeostasis and weight loss in diabetics after GB and SG...
  14. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal quality of life following laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery and Nursing, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 12:819-24; discussion 825. 2002
    ..Previous studies disclosed a significant improvement in the health-related quality of life after substantial weight loss following VBG. Data regarding the specific gastrointestinal quality of life following LVBG is lacking...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass for type 2 diabetes mellitus: comparison of BMI>35 and <35 kg/m2
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, and Department of International Business, Ching Yun University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:945-52. 2008
    ..However, little is known concerning T2DM patients with BMI<35 kg/m2. Recent studies have suggested that T2DM patients with BMI<35 kg/m2 might benefit from gastric bypass surgery...
  16. pmc Common ALDH2 genetic variants predict development of hypertension in the SAPPHIRe prospective cohort: gene-environmental interaction with alcohol consumption
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:58. 2012
    ..Genetic variants near/within the ALDH2 gene encoding the mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 have been associated with blood pressure and hypertension in several case-control association studies in East Asian populations...
  17. doi request reprint Changes in postprandial gut hormones after metabolic surgery: a comparison of gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:683-90. 2011
    ..However, the mechanism remains speculative. We compared the postprandial gut hormone patterns between patients undergoing laparoscopic GB and laparoscopic SG at 2 years after surgery in a hospital-based, prospective study...
  18. ncbi request reprint The influence of Helicobacter pylori infection on the development of gastric ulcer in symptomatic patients after bariatric surgery
    Chang Shyue Yang
    Department of Internal Medicine, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:735-9. 2006
    ..There are few data relating to the role of H. pylori infection and surgical procedures on the occurrence of gastric ulcer following bariatric surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hepatic histopathology of morbid obesity: concurrence of other forms of chronic liver disease
    Phui Ly Liew
    Department of Pathology, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:1584-93. 2006
    ..The authors analyzed the hepatic histopathology in morbidly obese patients and predictors of concurrence of clinical and/ or histopathologic findings of steatohepatitis with other forms of chronic liver disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Role of appendectomy in laparoscopic training
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Hospital, Liouying, Taiwan
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:113-8. 2006
    ..This study aimed to evaluate whether laparoscopic appendectomy is suitable for training residents to become proficient in laparoscopic surgery...
  21. ncbi request reprint Short-term results of laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass
    Weu Wang
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 15:648-54. 2005
    ..Controversy exists concerning the efficacy and side-effects of this procedure. This report presents the technique of laparoscopic MGB and its results in 423 patients...
  22. doi request reprint Gastrointestinal metabolic surgery for the treatment of diabetic patients: a multi-institutional international study
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, No 168, Chin Kuo Road, Tauoyan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:45-51; discussion 51-2. 2012
    ..This study aims to describe recent experience with surgical treatment of T2DM in Asian centers...
  23. doi request reprint ESR1, FTO, and UCP2 genes interact with bariatric surgery affecting weight loss and glycemic control in severely obese patients
    Tsan Hon Liou
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 21:1758-65. 2011
    ..Significant variability in weight loss and glycemic control has been observed in obese patients receiving bariatric surgery. Genetic factors may play a role in the different outcomes...
  24. doi request reprint Experience in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbidly obese Taiwanese: staple-line reinforcement is important for preventing leakage
    Kong Han Ser
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County, 330, Taiwan, ROC
    Surg Endosc 24:2253-9. 2010
    ..We report our 2-year experience with LSG and specifically evaluate the importance of staple-line protection to prevent leakage after the laparoscopic procedure...
  25. pmc Gender, body mass index, and PPARγ polymorphism are good indicators in hyperuricemia prediction for Han Chinese
    Ming Fen Lee
    Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan City, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 17:40-6. 2013
    ..BMI, gender, and the rs1822825 polymorphism in the PPARγ gene appeared good biomarkers in hyperuricemia; therefore, these powerful indicators may be included in the prediction of hyperuricemia to increase the accuracy of the analysis...
  26. doi request reprint Laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass: experience with tailored bypass limb according to body weight
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Obes Surg 18:294-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to report clinical result of tailored bypass limb in a group of patients receiving laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass surgery...
  27. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of central obesity in laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 13:921-5. 2003
    ..Laparoscopic surgery had increased the interest and growth of bariatric surgery. Whether central obesity has any adverse effect in laparoscopic bariatric surgery is not clear...
  28. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal quality of life following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in Asia
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital and Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:586-91. 2006
    ..Previous studies in Western countries disclosed a significant improvement in co-morbidities and health-related quality of life. Data from Asia and regarding the specific GI quality of life following LAGB are lacking...
  29. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass for failed vertical banded gastroplasty
    Weu Wang
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 14:777-82. 2004
    ..Re-operation is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. This study is to evaluate the s a fety and efficacy of laparoscopic mini-gastric bypass (LMGB) for failed vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Alterations of BAT-26 identify a subset of gastric cancer with distinct clinicopathologic features and better postoperative prognosis
    Ming Shiang Wu
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7 Chun Shan S Rd, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:285-9. 2002
    ..This study investigated whether BAT-26 is a useful marker for a mutator phenotype with distinct clinicopathologic features in gastric cancer...
  31. doi request reprint C-peptide predicts the remission of type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, No 168, Chin Kuo Road, Tauoyan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Obes Surg 22:293-8. 2012
    ..C-peptide is a surrogate of the pancreatic beta cell mass. However, the clinical significance of C-peptide in a diabetic patient after bariatric surgery has not been studied clearly...
  32. doi request reprint Gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Arch Surg 146:143-8. 2011
    ..To determine the efficacies of 2 weight-reducing operations on diabetic control and the role of duodenum exclusion...
  33. ncbi request reprint Colonoscopic-assisted laparoscopic resection of a colon lipoma
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Hospital, PO Box 174 Shan Hua, Liouying, Tainan County 741, Taiwan
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:37-40. 2006
    ..In our case, the tumor was localized intraoperatively and extracted using the intraoperative colonoscopy. This double-scope technique is safe and cost-effective for some difficult colonic lesions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Insulin secretion and interleukin-1β dependent mechanisms in human diabetes remission after metabolic surgery
    Chih Yen Chen
    Faculty of Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Curr Med Chem 20:2374-88. 2013
    ..Human diabetes remission after metabolic surgery is through insulin secretion and interleukin-1β dependent mechanisms. GB is superior to SG in cardiocerebral risk reduction in Asian non-morbidly obese, not well-controlled T2DM patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery for gastric stromal cell tumors: intermediate follow-up results
    I Rue Lai
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:563-6. 2006
    ..There has been no evidence of tumor recurrence, including one patient with microscopic invasion of section margin. LWS can be performed safely with a satisfactory remission rate for patients with gastric stromal cell tumors...
  36. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic treatment of ileocecal intussusception caused by primary ileal lymphoma
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, San shia Town, Taipei Hsien, 237, Taiwan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 14:93-5. 2004
    ..The most important rule in treatment is avoidance of tumor emboli spread during manipulation. Therefore, a trial of reduction of the intussuscepted intestine should be prohibited...
  37. ncbi request reprint Minilaparoscopic and laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a comparative study
    Ming Te Huang
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Arch Surg 138:1017-23. 2003
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Revisional surgery for laparoscopic minigastric bypass
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:486-91. 2011
    ..However, the data regarding revision surgery after LMGB during long-term follow-up is not clear...
  39. ncbi request reprint Improvement of insulin resistance after obesity surgery: a comparison of gastric banding and bypass procedures
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Obes Surg 18:1119-25. 2008
    ..The mechanism in improving T2DM after bariatric surgery remains speculative. This trial assessed the effect of duodenal jejunal exclusion on the resolution of IR in gastric banding and gastric bypass procedures...
  40. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty: 5-year results
    Weu Wang
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, and School of Nursing, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 15:1299-303. 2005
    ..However, reports of laparoscopic VBG (LVBG) from large series with longer results are limited...
  41. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of ultrasonographic examination for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Ren Jow Liang
    Department of Internal Medicine, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 17:45-56. 2007
    ..There are few data relating to the role of fatty score (FS) and modified fatty score (MFS) in ultrasonographic (US) examination on the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Is mini-laparoscopic appendectomy feasible for children
    Po Li Wei
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 14:61-5. 2004
    ..Even for a ruptured appendix, the mini-LA can be the treatment of choice in a well-equipped hospital with well-trained surgeons...
  43. doi request reprint The role of nocturnin in early adipogenesis and modulation of systemic insulin resistance in human
    Siow Wey Hee
    Institute of Molecular Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1558-65. 2012
    ..Taken together, these results suggest the role of Noc in the modulation of early adipogenesis as well as systemic insulin sensitivity...
  44. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in the carbonyl reductase 3 gene confers risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance: a potential regulator of adipogenesis
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Mol Med (Berl) 90:847-58. 2012
    ..Our results indicated that genetic polymorphism in the CBR3 gene conferred risk of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in Chinese. The association was probably mediated through modulation of adipogenesis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Replication of genome-wide association signals of type 2 diabetes in Han Chinese in a prospective cohort
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 76:365-72. 2012
    ..We also examined whether these variants predict progression to diabetes in a large prospective family based Chinese cohort...
  46. doi request reprint Transumbilical 2-site laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: initial results of 100 cases and comparison with traditional laparoscopic technique
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:208-13. 2012
    ..We have introduced a 2-site modified single-incision laparosopic surgery technique for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB)...
  47. ncbi request reprint Totally laparoscopic radical BII gastrectomy for the treatment of gastric cancer: a comparison with open surgery
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:369-74. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to determine whether this procedure is superior to conventional open technique...
  48. ncbi request reprint mRNA levels of the insulin-signaling molecule SORBS1 in the adipose depots of nondiabetic women
    Wei Shiung Yang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Res 11:586-90. 2003
    ..However, its roles in humans either in health or disease are rarely explored. In this report, we measured the SORBS1 mRNA levels in human adipose tissues...
  49. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic single-anastomosis duodenal-jejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADJB-SG): short-term result and comparison with gastric bypass
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, No 168, Chin Kuo Road, Tauoyan, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 24:109-13. 2014
    ..4 to 25.4 at 1 year after surgery with a mean weight loss of 32.7 % which is higher than gastric bypass. Laparoscopic SADJB-SG appears to be an ideal metabolic/bariatric surgery, whereas the efficacy is non-inferior to gastric bypass...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparison of serum CA72-4, CEA, TPA, CA19-9 and CA125 levels in gastric cancer patients and correlation with recurrence
    I Rue Lai
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:1157-60. 2002
    ..Serum tumor markers were investigated as prognostic factors for recurrence in patients with gastric cancers...
  51. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and outcome of morbidly obese bariatric patients with concurrent hepatitis B viral infection
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Obes Surg 18:589-94. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study is to investigate whether HBV infection influences clinic features and outcomes of bariatric surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Palliative gastrojejunostomy for advanced gastric antral cancer: double scope technique
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Hospital, Liouying, Taiwan
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 16:133-6. 2006
    ..It also provides accurate staging of the disease perioperatively. It should be considered the surgical choice for geriatric patients when clinically appropriate...
  53. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and improvement of obesity-related illness following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding procedure for morbidly obese patients in Taiwan
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Taoyuan Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 105:887-94. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to evaluate body weight loss, surgical complications, and comorbidities after LAGB surgery...
  54. ncbi request reprint Prevention of trocar-wound hernia in laparoscopic bariatric operations
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Hospital Liou Ying Campus, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:913-8. 2006
    ..However, laparoscopic surgery may still be followed by trocar-wound herniation. Various methods have been advocated for its prevention...
  55. ncbi request reprint Gastric ghrelin expression associated with Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic gastritis in obese patients
    Phui Ly Liew
    Department of Pathology, En Chu Kong Hospital, No 399 Fu hsing Road, San shia Town, Taipei Hsien 237, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:612-9. 2006
    ..pylori infection to ghrelin, then to obesity. The aim of the present study is to investigate gastric ghrelin immunoreactivity associated with H. pylori infection, chronic gastritis and the clinical correlation in obese patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint The application of artificial neural networks and decision tree model in predicting post-operative complication for gastric cancer patients
    Ching Wen Chien
    Institute of Hospital and Health Care Administration, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1140-5. 2008
    ..Therefore, 3 data mining techniques were applied in this study on improving prediction of post-operative complication...
  57. doi request reprint Clinical predictors of obstructive sleep apnea in Asian bariatric patients
    Pu Sheng Yeh
    Department of Internal Medicine, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Obes Surg 20:30-5. 2010
    ..Polysomnography (PSG) remains the gold standard for diagnosis, but it is a time-consuming and expensive examination. Our study is aimed at identifying practical clinical predictors of OSA for bariatric patients...
  58. ncbi request reprint Appendix diameter: a predictor of wound infection after laparoscopic appendectomy
    Hung Hua Liang
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am Surg 77:307-10. 2011
    ..Wound infection was associated with longer operation time, return to oral intake, and hospital stay. Appendix diameter may predict postoperative wound infection after laparoscopic appendectomy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Change in vascular adhesion protein-1 and metabolic phenotypes after vertical banded gastroplasty for morbid obesity
    Hung Yuan Li
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung Shan S Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Obes Res 13:855-61. 2005
    ..The current study explored whether the changes in serum VAP-1 levels correlate with the changes in metabolic phenotypes after weight reduction surgery...
  60. doi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein and white blood cell count in morbidly obese surgical patients
    Sheng Bin Chen
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Obes Surg 19:461-6. 2009
    ..This study is aimed at the clinical significance of WBC and CRP in morbidly obese patients and the change after bariatric surgery...
  61. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic resection of appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 15:325-8. 2005
    ..It is important to avoid tumor rupture during manipulation, and formation of pseudomyxoma peritonei, in case the tumor is malignant...
  62. ncbi request reprint The serial changes of ghrelin and leptin levels and their relations to weight loss after laparoscopic minigastric bypass surgery
    Jyh Ming Liou
    Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University Hospital, No 7, Chung Shan S Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 18:84-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, we aimed to evaluate their serial changes and to analyze their relations to weight reduction after LMGBP...
  63. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic drainage of pyogenic liver abscesses
    Weu Wang
    Department of General Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Surg Today 34:323-5. 2004
    ..To report our experience of performing laparoscopic drainage of liver abscesses in patients who failed to respond to conservative treatment...
  64. pmc Hand-assisted laparoscopic hepatectomy for solid tumor in the posterior portion of the right lobe: initial experience
    Ming Te Huang
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, 399 Fuhsing Rd, San shia Town, Taipei Hsien, 237, Taiwan
    Ann Surg 238:674-9. 2003
    ..To prove the feasibility of hand-assisted laparoscopic liver resection for tumors located in the posterior portion of the right hepatic lobe...
  65. ncbi request reprint Allele-specific differential expression of a common adiponectin gene polymorphism related to obesity
    Wei Shiung Yang
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, and Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Mol Med (Berl) 81:428-34. 2003
    ..In conclusion, the allele-specific differential expression of this common polymorphism could be responsible for its biological effects observed in this and the other studies...
  66. ncbi request reprint Reappraisal of the new UICC staging system for gastric cancer: problem in lymph node stage
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:860-4. 2002
    ..However, the advantage of the new system is still a matter of debate. The aim of the present study is to compare the new system with the old one (1987), which is based on the location of positive lymph nodes...
  67. doi request reprint Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for the elderly: a surgical and quality-of-life study
    Weu Wang
    Department of Surgery and Minimal Invasive Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, China
    Surg Today 38:305-10. 2008
    ..This study compared the results between young and elderly patients who underwent laparoscopic fundoplication for the treatment of GERD...
  68. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in obese patients referred for weight reduction surgery in Taiwan
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 102:459-64. 2003
    ..The prevalence of MS in obesity is not clear. This investigation assessed the prevalence and inter-relationships of MS with various demographic and clinical characteristics in patients with severe obesity...
  69. doi request reprint Improved renal function 12 months after bariatric surgery
    Chun Cheng Hou
    Department of Internal Medicine, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 9:202-6. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate changes in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in severely obese patients 1 year after bariatric surgery...
  70. doi request reprint Predictors of diabetes remission after bariatric surgery in Asia
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taiwan
    Asian J Surg 35:67-73. 2012
    ..However, prediction of successful T2DM remission after surgery has not been clearly studied in Asian patients. This information might be helpful for applying gastrointestinal surgery as metabolic surgery for T2DM...
  71. doi request reprint Intracerebroventricular O-n-octanoylated ghrelin and its splice variant-induced feeding is blocked by insulin, independent of obestatin or CRF receptor, in satiated rats
    Chih Yen Chen
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nutrition 28:812-20. 2012
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Anti-obesity drug use before professional treatment in Taiwan
    Tsan Hon Liou
    Community Medicine Research Center and Institute of Public Health, National Yang Ming University, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:580-6. 2007
    ..Young, obese females, and those who had taken Chinese herbal preparations/dietary supplements had a high likelihood to report using anti-obesity medicines. Use of unproven weight-loss drugs is common and warrants further investigation...
  73. doi request reprint Impact of intracerebroventricular obestatin on plasma acyl ghrelin, des-acyl ghrelin and nesfatin-1 levels, and on gastric emptying in rats
    Chih Yen Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Mol Med Rep 6:191-6. 2012
    ..However, the weight of the ingested food negatively affects the gastric emptying of a solid nutrient meal in conscious, fasted rats...
  74. doi request reprint Severe obesity is associated with novel single nucleotide polymorphisms of the ESR1 and PPARgamma locus in Han Chinese
    Hsin Hung Chen
    Department of Health Sciences, Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:255-62. 2009
    ..A large number of potential obesity loci have been reported. At least 18 genes have been replicated in a minimum of 5 studies on obesity-related phenotypes. Fourteen additional genes have been associated with obesity in Asians...
  75. doi request reprint Recent advances in laparoscopic surgery
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Asian J Endosc Surg 6:1-8. 2013
    ..Laparoscopic surgery has become well developed in recent decades and is the choice of treatment in abdominal surgery. Recently developed SILS techniques and robotic surgery are promising but their benefits remain to be determined...
  76. pmc Deficiency of NPGPx, an oxidative stress sensor, leads to obesity in mice and human
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan Graduate Program of Translational Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    EMBO Mol Med 5:1165-79. 2013
    ..These results indicate that NPGPx protects against fat accumulation in mice and human via modulating ROS, and highlight the importance of targeting redox homeostasis in obesity management. ..
  77. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in older patients: clinical experience from 56 consecutive patients in a rural community hospital in Taiwan
    Hou Yu Su
    Department of Surgery, Saint Mary s Hospital Luodong, Yilan County, Taiwan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:227-30. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a safe and effective treatment for gallbladder disease in elderly patients. However, there is little convincing prospective data regarding the outcome of LC in patients above 75 years of age...
  78. doi request reprint Effects of obesity surgery on type 2 diabetes mellitus Asian patients
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, Min Sheng General Hospital, No 168, Jingguo Rd, Taoyuan, 330, Taiwan, ROC
    World J Surg 33:1895-903. 2009
    ..However, data concerning obese Asian patients have not been reported, and the mechanism of improving T2DM after bariatric surgery in this population remains speculative...
  79. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of endoscopic findings and therapy in patients with upper gastrointestinal symptoms after laparoscopic bariatric surgery
    Chang Shyue Yang
    Department of Internal Medicine, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 16:1232-7. 2006
    ..More should be known about the spectrum of endoscopic abnormalities and treatments in patients with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) symptoms after laparoscopic bariatric surgery...
  80. ncbi request reprint Gastric bypass and diabetes: past, present and future
    Tse I Lee
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei
    Curr Diabetes Rev 7:305-12. 2011
    ..However, the underlying mechanisms of the therapeutic application of this technique are not fully known...
  81. ncbi request reprint It is still not the time to change surgical strategy for gastric cancer
    Wei Jei Lee
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:194; author reply 194-6. 2005
  82. ncbi request reprint Ala55Val polymorphism on UCP2 gene predicts greater weight loss in morbidly obese patients undergoing gastric banding
    Hsin Hung Chen
    Institute of Microbiology and Biochemistry, College of Life Science, National Taiwan University, ROC
    Obes Surg 17:926-33. 2007
    ..Variability in weight loss has been observed from morbidly obese patients receiving bariatric operations. Genetic effects may play a crucial role in this variability...
  83. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome is related to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in severely obese subjects
    Hsien Liang Huang
    Department of Family Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei
    Obes Surg 17:1457-63. 2007
    ..In this study, we investigated the relationship between MetS and NASH in severely obese subjects...
  84. pmc Laparoscopic adjustable silicone gastric banding versus vertical banded gastroplasty in morbidly obese patients
    Wei Jei Lee
    Ann Surg 240:391-2; author reply 393. 2004
  85. doi request reprint Expression of subcutaneous adipose tissue phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase correlates with body mass index in nondiabetic women
    Tien Jyun Chang
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 10002, Taiwan
    Metabolism 57:367-72. 2008
    ..In conclusion, we showed that PEPCK mRNA expression in the subcutaneous adipose tissues was associated with BMI and plasma triacylglycerol and total cholesterol levels, but was not correlated with insulin resistance index...
  86. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathologic characteristics and prognoses of gastric cancer in patients with a positive familial history of cancer
    Wei Jei Lee
    Department of Surgery, En Chu Kong Hospital and the Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Clin Gastroenterol 36:30-3. 2003
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Comparison of open and laparoscopic antireflux surgery for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in Taiwanese
    I Rue Lai
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung Shan South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 101:547-51. 2002
    ..This study compared the results of traditional open and laparoscopic fundoplication for the treatment of GERD...
  88. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic Heller myotomy with fundoplication for achalasia
    I Rue Lai
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 399 Fuhsing Road, San shia Town, Taipei, Hsien 237, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 101:332-6. 2002
    ..The application of this minimally invasive approach has not been reported in Taiwan. This study assessed the results obtained using this new method in Taiwanese patients...
  89. ncbi request reprint Prediction of successful weight reduction after bariatric surgery by data mining technologies
    Yi Chih Lee
    Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 17:1235-41. 2007
    ..We analyze the available information during the initial evaluation of patients referred to bariatric surgery by data mining methods for predictors of successful weight loss...
  90. ncbi request reprint No therapeutic effect of extended lymph node dissection for gastric cancer
    Wei Jei Lee
    J Clin Oncol 23:1592-3; author reply 1593. 2005
  91. ncbi request reprint Correlations of laparoscopy with histology and laboratory studies on liver diseases in bariatric patients
    Chong Chi Chiu
    Department of General Surgery, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, PO Box 174, Shan Hua, Tainan County 741, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 18:204-11. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of macroscopic parameters of laparoscopy in diagnosis of liver diseases. Moreover, correlations of laparoscopy with histology and laboratory data were also studied...
  92. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of association of Helicobacter pylori infection with morbid obesity in Taiwan
    Ming Shiang Wu
    Department of Primary Care Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei
    Arch Intern Med 165:1552-5. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that H pylori could be a contributing pathogenic factor in childhood and adult obesity...
  93. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide production is paradoxically decreased after weight reduction surgery in morbid obesity patients
    Lian Yu Lin
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
    Atherosclerosis 190:436-42. 2007
    ..The positive correlation between NO(x) and serum TG level might suggest that the metabolism of TG plays a role in the regulation of NO production...
  94. ncbi request reprint Gallbladder disease among obese patients in Taiwan
    Phui Ly Liew
    Department of Pathology, En Chu Kong Hospital and Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
    Obes Surg 17:383-90. 2007
    ..Obesity is a risk factor for gallbladder disease. The authors analyze the prevalence and clinicopathology of gallbladder disease among obese patients in Taiwan...
  95. pmc Common variation in the fat mass and obesity-associated (FTO) gene confers risk of obesity and modulates BMI in the Chinese population
    Yi Cheng Chang
    Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch, Yunlin, Taiwan
    Diabetes 57:2245-52. 2008
    ..We aimed to test the role of FTO genetic variants in obesity and type 2 diabetes in the Chinese population...