Gin Ho Lo

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Affiliation: Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic variceal ligation plus nadolol and sucralfate compared with ligation alone for the prevention of variceal rebleeding: a prospective, randomized trial
    G H Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 32:461-5. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized trial of butyl cyanoacrylate injection versus band ligation in the management of bleeding gastric varices
    G H Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 33:1060-4. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized controlled trial of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus cyanoacrylate injection in the prevention of gastric variceal rebleeding
    G H Lo
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Endoscopy 39:679-85. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:553-60. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Improved survival in patients receiving medical therapy as compared with banding ligation for the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Education and Research, Division of Gastroenterology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 48:580-7. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Banding ligation versus nadolol and isosorbide mononitrate for the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Gastroenterology 123:728-34. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized trial of esomeprazole- versus pantoprazole-based triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2387-92. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ligation vs. nadolol in the prevention of first variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:333-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of eradication of Helicobacter pylori on the recurrence of duodenal ulcers in patients with cirrhosis
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:350-6. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hemostatic efficacy for epinephrine injection alone and injection combined with hemoclip therapy in treating high-risk bleeding ulcers
    Ching Chu Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:767-73. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic variceal ligation plus nadolol and sucralfate compared with ligation alone for the prevention of variceal rebleeding: a prospective, randomized trial
    G H Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 32:461-5. 2000
    ..The combination of ligation, nadolol, and sucralfate (triple therapy) proved more effective than banding ligation alone in terms of prevention of variceal recurrence and upper gastrointestinal rebleeding as well as variceal rebleeding...
  2. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized trial of butyl cyanoacrylate injection versus band ligation in the management of bleeding gastric varices
    G H Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 33:1060-4. 2001
    ..01). Nine patients of group A and 14 patients of group B died (P = .05). In conclusion, endoscopic obturation using cyanoacrylate proved more effective and safer than band ligation in the management of bleeding gastric varices...
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized controlled trial of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt versus cyanoacrylate injection in the prevention of gastric variceal rebleeding
    G H Lo
    Department of Medical Research and Education, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Endoscopy 39:679-85. 2007
    ..Both endoscopic obturation and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPSs) have proven to be effective in preventing rebleeding from gastric varices. This study compared the efficacy and complications of these modalities...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:553-60. 2006
    ..With the advent of newly developed measures, esophageal variceal rebleeding could be greatly reduced and the survival of cirrhotics with bleeding esophageal varices could thereby be prolonged...
  5. doi request reprint Improved survival in patients receiving medical therapy as compared with banding ligation for the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Education and Research, Division of Gastroenterology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 48:580-7. 2008
    ..013). The multivariate Cox analysis indicated that age, serum albumin, presence of encephalopathy, and treatment were the factors predictive of mortality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Banding ligation versus nadolol and isosorbide mononitrate for the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Gastroenterology 123:728-34. 2002
    ..beta-blockers and banding ligation are effective in the prevention of variceal rebleeding. However, the relative efficacy and safety remains unresolved...
  7. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized trial of esomeprazole- versus pantoprazole-based triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    Am J Gastroenterol 100:2387-92. 2005
    ..This prospective, randomized, controlled, head-to-head study was conducted to compare the efficacies of esomeprazole- and pantoprazole-based triple therapies for Helicobacter pylori eradication...
  8. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ligation vs. nadolol in the prevention of first variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:333-8. 2004
    ..This study compared the efficacy and safety of band ligation vs. treatment with a beta-blocker for the prophylactic prevention of first bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and high-risk esophageal varices...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of eradication of Helicobacter pylori on the recurrence of duodenal ulcers in patients with cirrhosis
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:350-6. 2005
    ..The role of Helicobacter pylori in patients with cirrhosis and increased prevalence of peptic ulcers is still poorly defined. The objective is to evaluate the effect of H pylori eradication on ulcer recurrence in patients with cirrhosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Comparison of hemostatic efficacy for epinephrine injection alone and injection combined with hemoclip therapy in treating high-risk bleeding ulcers
    Ching Chu Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:767-73. 2006
    ..It remains unclear whether addition of a secondary clip therapy following epinephrine injection may reduce the rebleeding rate of high-risk bleeding ulcers...
  11. ncbi request reprint Implications of anti-parietal cell antibodies and anti-Helicobacter pylori antibodies in histological gastritis and patient outcome
    Ching Chu Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:4715-20. 2005
    ..To develop a serum or histological marker for early discovery of gastric atrophy or intestinal metaplasia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Intravenous pantoprazole versus ranitidine for prevention of rebleeding after endoscopic hemostasis of bleeding peptic ulcers
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386, Ta Chung 1st Road, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:3666-9. 2004
    ..We therefore conducted the pilot prospective randomized study to assess whether intravenous pantoprazole could improve the efficacy of H(2)-antagonist as an adjunct treatment following endoscopic injection therapy for bleeding ulcers...
  13. ncbi request reprint Compartment theory in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric carcinogenesis
    Hui Hwa Tseng
    Department of Pathology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung 813, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    Anticancer Res 23:3223-9. 2003
    ..pylori)-related chronic gastritis-intestinal metaplasia-carcinoma sequence, and investigating the long-term effect of bacterial eradication on the compartment changes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Development of hepatocellular carcinoma after successful management of esophageal variceal bleeding
    Wen Chi Chen
    Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 67:557-64. 2004
    ..This study was aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, treatment and prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma after esophageal variceal bleeding...
  15. ncbi request reprint Clinical application of clip-assisted endoscopic method for nasoenteric feeding in patients with gastroparesis and gastroesophageal wounds
    Chung Jen Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:3714-8. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of endoscopic variceal ligation and nadolol plus isosorbide-5-mononitrate in the prevention of first variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients
    Huay Min Wang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:453-60. 2006
    ..This study compared the efficacy and safety of band ligation vs. combination of beta-blocker and nitrate for the prevention of first bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and high-risk esophageal varices...
  17. doi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of banding ligation plus drug therapy versus drug therapy alone in the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Digestive Center, E Da Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:982-7. 2009
    ..However, the relative efficacy and safety of the combined treatment for preventing rebleeding remains unresolved...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acute pancreatitis-associated acute gastrointestinal mucosal lesions: incidence, characteristics, and clinical significance
    Tai An Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:630-4. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the incidence, characteristics, and clinical significance of acute pancreatitis-associated AGML...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comparison of cetraxate-based and pantoprazole-based triple therapies in the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection
    Chung Jen Wu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 67:161-7. 2004
    ..pylori) activity. We therefore conducted this pilot study to investigate the efficacy of a cetraxate-based triple therapy and to compare the regimen with proton pump inhibitor-based triple therapy...
  20. ncbi request reprint The interleukin-1 RN polymorphism and Helicobacter pylori infection in the development of duodenal ulcer
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Helicobacter 9:605-13. 2004
    ..The host genetic factors that determine the clinical outcomes for Helicobacter pylori-infected individuals remain unclear...
  21. ncbi request reprint The characteristics and the prognosis for patients presenting with actively bleeding esophageal varices at endoscopy
    Gin Ho Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:714-20. 2004
    ..It remains unresolved whether the prognosis is worse for patients who present with actively bleeding varices at endoscopy compared with those in whom variceal bleeding has stopped...
  22. ncbi request reprint Influence of juxtapapillary diverticulum on hepatic clearance in patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy
    Jeng Jie Tzeng
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:772-6. 2005
    ..This study was designed to understand the relationship between the size of JPD, hepatic clearance and recurrent bile duct stones in patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Emergency endoscopic variceal ligation versus somatostatin for acute esophageal variceal bleeding
    Wen Chi Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:60-7. 2006
    ..Endoscopic variceal ligation and somatostatin are widely used for treating acute esophageal variceal bleeding. This study compared the efficacy, safety, and survival of both therapies...
  24. ncbi request reprint Multimodality management of hepatocellular carcinoma larger than 10 cm
    King Tong Mok
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Am Coll Surg 197:730-8. 2003
    ..Hepatic resection for huge hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is challenging. The role of multimodality nonsurgical therapy for HCC larger than 10 cm is unclear...
  25. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection and the risk of gastric malignancy
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology and General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:725-30. 2007
    ..This prospective cohort study investigated the impact of Helicobacter pylori infection on the development of various gastric malignancies...
  26. ncbi request reprint One-week quadruple therapy is an effective salvage regimen for Helicobacter pylori infection in patients after failure of standard triple therapy
    Chiun Ku Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, 386 Ta Chung 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R O C
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:547-51. 2002
    ..Coffee consumption possibly is an important factor in failure of the rescue regimen. The mechanisms underlying the association between coffee drinking and eradication failure require further research...
  27. doi request reprint Controlled trial of ligation plus vasoconstrictor versus proton pump inhibitor in the control of acute esophageal variceal bleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Research, Digestive Center, E Da Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:684-9. 2013
    ..Endoscopic therapy combined with vasoconstrictor was generally recommended to treat acute variceal bleeding. However, up to 30% of patients may still encounter treatment failure...
  28. ncbi request reprint Capsule 13C-urea breath test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection
    Nan Jing Peng
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:1361-4. 2005
    ..To compare the accuracy of capsule 13C-urea breath test (UBT) with conventional invasive methods for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection...
  29. doi request reprint Randomized, controlled trial of carvedilol versus nadolol plus isosorbide mononitrate for the prevention of variceal rebleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Research, Digestive Center, E Da Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 27:1681-7. 2012
    ..Sufficient data from controlled trials remains limited. This trial compared the relative safety and efficacy between carvedilol and nadolol plus isosorbide mononitrate in preventing variceal rebleeding...
  30. ncbi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction: a sensitive method for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection in bleeding peptic ulcers
    Ching Chu Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:3909-14. 2005
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Efficacy of transient elastography in screening for large esophageal varices in patients with suspicious or proven liver cirrhosis
    Huay Min Wang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, China
    J Dig Dis 13:430-8. 2012
    ..To evaluate the liver stiffness measurement (LSM) using transient elastography (TE) to predict the risk of esophageal varices (EVs) in Chinese patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint A prospective, randomized trial of endoscopic hemoclip placement and distilled water injection for treatment of high-risk bleeding ulcers
    Yuh Chyi Chou
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung Military General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:324-8. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of hemoclip placement and distilled water injection for the treatment of high-risk bleeding ulcers...
  33. ncbi request reprint Composition of common bile duct stones in Chinese patients during and after endoscopic sphincterotomy
    Wei Lun Tsai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:4246-9. 2005
    ..After ES there are still around 10% of patients that experience recurrent CBD stones. The aim of this study is to investigate the composition of CBD stones before and after ES and its clinical significance in Chinese patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal mucosal lesions in patients with acute pancreatitis
    Chiun Ku Lin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:275-8. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of ulcer formation of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract in patients with acute pancreatitis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic banding ligation can effectively resect hyperplastic polyps of stomach
    Ching Chu Lo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 9:2805-8. 2003
    ..To develop a safe and effective method to resect hyperplastic polyps of the stomach, we employed rubber bands to strangulate hyperplastic polyps and to determine the possibility of inducing avascular necrosis in these lesions...
  36. ncbi request reprint Does a fatty meal improve hepatic clearance in patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy?
    Kwok Hung Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, ROC
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:337-41. 2002
    ..Delayed biliary emptying is a cause of recurrent bile duct stones in patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) for choledocholithiasis. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of fatty meal on hepatic clearance in patients after ES...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clip-assisted endoscopic method for placement of a nasoenteric feeding tube into the distal duodenum
    Chang Bih Shie
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaoshiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University of Taiwan, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 102:514-6. 2003
    ..There were no procedure-related complications, and no bleeding or perforation due to removal of the feeding tubes was observed. We conclude that this clip-assisted endoscopic method is a reliable modality for placing nasoenteric tubes...
  38. doi request reprint Comparison of hemostatic efficacy for argon plasma coagulation and distilled water injection in treating high-risk bleeding ulcers
    Huay Min Wang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    J Clin Gastroenterol 43:941-5. 2009
    ..Many endoscopic devices have been demonstrated to be effective in the hemostasis of bleeding ulcers. However, the hemostatic efficacy of argon plasma coagulation (APC) has not been widely investigated...
  39. ncbi request reprint Factors for early tumor recurrence of single small hepatocellular carcinoma after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation therapy
    Hsien Chung Yu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386 Ta Chung 1st Road, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:1439-44. 2005
    ..To evaluate the factors affecting the early tumor recurrence within one year in cirrhotic patients having a single small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after complete tumor necrosis by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Do patients with recurrent choledocholithiasis after endoscopic sphincterotomy benefit from regular follow-up?
    Kwok Hung Lai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:523-6. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether patients who undergo routine clinical follow-up after endoscopic sphincterotomy for bile duct stones have a different outcome than those who do not...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of intravenous albumin on endotoxin removal, cytokines, and nitric oxide production in patients with cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
    Tai An Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 44:619-25. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the mechanisms of action of albumin with the focus on endotoxin and cytokines...
  42. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic treatment in a patient with obstructive jaundice caused by pancreatic pseudocyst
    Chia Lin Yeh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaoshiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:555-9. 2003
    ..Jaundice subsided gradually during admission and a marked reduction of pancreatic pseudocyst was found 18 months after discharge...
  43. doi request reprint The role of endoscopy in secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Education, Digestive Center, E Da Hospital, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Clin Liver Dis 14:307-23. 2010
    ..Patients with repeated rebleeding despite endoscopic therapies may require transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt or shunt operation as a rescue therapy...
  44. doi request reprint Heavy alcohol consumption increases the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis
    Chih Wen Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, E Da Hospital I Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 58:730-5. 2013
    ..We investigated the impact of heavy alcohol consumption and HBV infection on HCC in cirrhotic patients...
  45. doi request reprint Role of genotype and precore/basal core promoter mutations of hepatitis B virus in patients with chronic hepatitis B with acute exacerbation
    Wei Lun Tsai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 43:196-201. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between virological factors of HBV and the severity of acute exacerbation...
  46. doi request reprint Impact of food on hepatic clearance of patients after endoscopic sphincterotomy
    Hoi Hung Chan
    Division of Gastroenterology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei and Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:10-4. 2009
    ..This study tested the effects of different kinds of food on hepatic clearance by using quantitative cholescintigraphy (QC) in patients after ES...
  47. doi request reprint Controlled trial of ligation plus nadolol versus nadolol alone for the prevention of first variceal bleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Education, Digestive Center, E Da Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Hepatology 52:230-7. 2010
    ..Adverse events were noted in 48 patients (68%) in the Combined group and 28 patients (40%) in the Nadolol group (P = 0.06). Sixteen patients in each group died...
  48. ncbi request reprint Single daily amikacin versus cefotaxime in the short-course treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in cirrhotics
    Tai An Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:6823-7. 2005
    ..To compare the efficacy and safety of single daily amikacin vs. cefotaxime in the 5-d treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)...
  49. ncbi request reprint The clinical and cholangiographic picture of hepatic clonorchiasis
    Hoi Hung Chan
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, ROC
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:183-6. 2002
    ..Hepatic clonorchiasis is endemic in areas of the Far East, including Taiwan, where people commonly eat raw or partially cooked freshwater fish...
  50. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of death pathway genes FAS and FASL and risk of premalignant gastric lesions
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology and General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R O C
    Anticancer Res 28:97-103. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether functional polymorphisms of death pathway genes (FAS and FASL) are associated with the development of gastric atrophy and intestinal metaplasia...
  51. ncbi request reprint Alpha1-antitrypsin precursor in gastric juice is a novel biomarker for gastric cancer and ulcer
    Ping I Hsu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Clin Cancer Res 13:876-83. 2007
    ..To search for novel disease-specific markers in gastric juice by investigating the protein concentrations and components in gastric juice from patients with various gastroduodenal diseases...
  52. doi request reprint Primary aortoduodenal fistula caused by tuberculous aortitis presenting as recurrent massive gastrointestinal bleeding
    Tzung Jiun Tsai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Formos Med Assoc 107:77-83. 2008
    ..Early diagnosis and surgical exploration are needed for timely and successful management...
  53. doi request reprint Nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver
    Huay Min Wang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:523-7. 2008
    ..Surgical intervention was therefore performed. Pathologic examination of the resected liver tumor confirmed the diagnosis of NRH. We conclude that NRH should be included in the differential diagnosis of benign liver tumor...
  54. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic antibiotics in cirrhotics with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: a prospective, controlled trial
    Ying Tsun Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Armed Forces Tainan Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:365-71. 2002
    ..Thus we conducted this study using a different formula of antibiotics to evaluate the efficacy of reducing infection rates in cirrhotics with upper gastrointestinal bleeding...
  55. doi request reprint Effect of somatostatin in the prevention of pancreatic complications after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    Hoi Hung Chan
    Division of Gastroenterology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:605-9. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of different regimens of somatostatin in the prevention of acute pancreatitis after ERCP and analyze the risk factors contributing to post-ERCP complications...
  56. doi request reprint High-dose bisacodyl plus water lavage compared with oral sodium phosphate as bowel preparation for outpatient colonoscopy
    Tai An Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, and School of Nursing, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:402-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy and patient compliance of an oral high dose of bisacodyl plus water lavage and oral sodium phosphate in adults undergoing elective colonoscopy...
  57. doi request reprint Adenomyoma of the jejunum --- a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding
    Hsien Chung Yu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:96-9. 2008
    ..Wedge resection was carried out. Pathologic examination revealed that the tumor was composed of some cystic exocrine-type ducts and bundles of smooth muscle, indicating adenomyoma. The patient was symptom-free following operation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for spontaneous bacterial empyema in cirrhotic patients with hydrothorax
    Tai An Chen
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:579-86. 2003
    ..The characteristics and risk factors for SBEM are not well known. This study was performed to investigate the risk factors for SBEM in cirrhotic patients with hydrothorax...
  59. ncbi request reprint Single-session prolonged alcohol-retention sclerotherapy for large hepatic cysts
    Chien Fang Yang
    Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, 386 Ta Chung 1st Rd, Kaohsiung 813, Taiwan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 187:940-3. 2006
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and therapeutic efficacy of single-session prolonged alcohol sclerotherapy in treating large hepatic cysts. A therapeutic comparison between 4-hour and 2-hour retention techniques was also studied...
  60. ncbi request reprint Clonorchiasis and biliary stones
    Kwok Hung Lai
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:78-9. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint Salivary immunoreactive endothelin in patients with upper gastrointestinal diseases
    Hing Chung Lam
    Division of Medical Research, Department of Medical Education and Research, Kaohsiung Veterans GeneralHospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 44:S413-7. 2004
    ..01) than those of the non-smokers (6.0 +/- 0.4 fmol/mL, n = 58). There was no correlation of IR-ET levels with age. Our findings suggest that salivary endothelin may have a contributing role in certain gastroduodenal diseases...
  62. ncbi request reprint Management of acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage
    Gin Ho Lo
    Department of Medical Education, Digestive Center, E Da Hospital, I Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Kaohsiung J Med Sci 26:55-67. 2010
    ..With the introduction of new treatment modalities and the measures taken to manage patients with AEVH, the mortality due to AEVH has significantly decreased in recent years...
  63. doi request reprint Comparison of noninvasive diagnostic tests for Helicobacter pylori infection
    Nan Jing Peng
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    Med Princ Pract 18:57-61. 2009
    ..pylori infection...
  64. doi request reprint The significance of ANXA7 expression and its correlation with poor cellular differentiation and enhanced metastatic potential of gastric cancer
    Ping I Hsu
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    J Surg Oncol 97:609-14. 2008
    ..However, the ANXA7 expression in different histological subtypes of gastric adenocarcinomas and its correlation with invasive potentials has not been elucidated...
  65. doi request reprint Entecavir versus lamivudine in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B patients with hepatic decompensation
    Yao Chun Hsu
    Department of Internal Medicine, E Da Hospital I Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Antivir Ther 17:605-12. 2012
    ..This outcome research aimed to investigate the comparative efficacy and safety of entecavir versus lamivudine in decompensated patients...
  66. doi request reprint Decreased incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B vaccinees: a 20-year follow-up study
    Mei Hwei Chang
    Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Chung Shan S Road, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1348-55. 2009
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Is endoscopic ligation therapy with large detachable snares and elastic bands really safe and effective?
    Gin Ho Lo
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:438-9; author reply 439-40. 2003
  68. doi request reprint The optimal interval of endoscopic variceal ligation
    Gin Ho Lo
    Hepatology 47:1429. 2008
  69. ncbi request reprint Should GOV1 be treated as for esophageal varices?
    Gin Ho Lo
    Gastroenterology 127:1014-5; author reply 1015. 2004
  70. ncbi request reprint Are vasoactive drugs truly the treatment of choice for acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage?
    Gin Ho Lo
    Gastroenterology 126:933; author reply 933-4. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Is epinephrine the best solution for large-volume endoscopic injection of peptic ulcer bleeding?
    Ping I Hsu
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:195; author reply 195-6. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint The factors affecting risk of recurrent variceal bleeding
    Gin Ho Lo
    Gastroenterology 128:244; author reply 244-5. 2005
  73. ncbi request reprint Should balloon dilatation of the sphincter oddi be avoided in clinical practice?
    Kwok Hung Lai
    Gastroenterology 128:1149; author reply 1149-50. 2005
  74. ncbi request reprint Association of the myeloperoxidase -468G-->A polymorphism with gastric inflammation and duodenal ulcer risk
    Ping I Hsu
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, National Sun Yat Sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:2796-801. 2005
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune hepatitis: truly a rare disorder in Taiwan
    Gin Ho Lo
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 65:561-2. 2002
  76. ncbi request reprint The treatment of incidental esophageal varices
    Gin Ho Lo
    Gastroenterology 127:1645-6; author reply 1646. 2004