F Y Chang

Summary

Affiliation: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Undisturbed water gastric emptying in patients of stomach cancer
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:1219-24. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Rat gastrointestinal motor responses mediated via activation of neurokinin receptors
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:39-45. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrogastrography: basic knowledge, recording, processing and its clinical applications
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:502-16. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Calcium rather than calcitonin is dominant to mediate gastric emptying in thyroidectomized rats
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chin J Physiol 42:189-93. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Interaction of carbohydrate metabolism and rat liquid gastric emptying in sustained running
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:831-6. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Rat small intestinal transit is independent of glucose consumption in the strenuous exercise
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 49:169-73. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide appears to be one of the mediators in misoprostol-enhanced small intestinal transit in rats
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:1120-4. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome in the 21st century: perspectives from Asia or South-east Asia
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:4-12. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of dioctahedral smectite in treating patients of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:2266-72. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint What is the essential role in the normalized rat intestinal transit? Calcium or calcitonin
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, ROC
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:143-6. 2001

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Publications151 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Undisturbed water gastric emptying in patients of stomach cancer
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:1219-24. 2004
    ..It is of interest whether the stomach motility in gastric cancer patients may be altered. We employed a homemade applied potential tomographic system to study the features of water gastric emptying in gastric cancer patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rat gastrointestinal motor responses mediated via activation of neurokinin receptors
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:39-45. 1999
    ..This selective activation of stomach NK1 and NK2 receptors delays gastric emptying, whereas activation of intestinal NK1 and NK3 receptors enhances intestinal transit...
  3. ncbi request reprint Electrogastrography: basic knowledge, recording, processing and its clinical applications
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 20:502-16. 2005
    ..Understanding basic SW physiology, recording methodology and indications may open EGG as a new domain to approach the stomach motor dysfunction...
  4. ncbi request reprint Calcium rather than calcitonin is dominant to mediate gastric emptying in thyroidectomized rats
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chin J Physiol 42:189-93. 1999
    ..We suggest that calcium rather than calcitonin is dominant to mediate gastric emptying...
  5. ncbi request reprint Interaction of carbohydrate metabolism and rat liquid gastric emptying in sustained running
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:831-6. 2006
    ..It is unknown whether the carbohydrate metabolism of runners can influence gastric emptying (GE). Using a running rat model, the present study explored the impact of exercise/carbohydrate metabolism on liquid GE...
  6. ncbi request reprint Rat small intestinal transit is independent of glucose consumption in the strenuous exercise
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 49:169-73. 2006
    ..Glucose utilization and lactate accumulation after the strenuous exercise may not directly mediate small intestinal motility...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide appears to be one of the mediators in misoprostol-enhanced small intestinal transit in rats
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 15:1120-4. 2000
    ..It remains unknown whether some gut peptides also mediate this enhancement. We studied the effect of misoprostol on rat SIT and looked at the role of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) release during its action...
  8. ncbi request reprint Irritable bowel syndrome in the 21st century: perspectives from Asia or South-east Asia
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:4-12. 2007
    ..In conclusion, Western recommended criteria clearly diagnose Asian IBS and many factors are mutual leading to IBS. Current IBS treatments remain useful but additional reeducation for medical professionals appears to be needed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of dioctahedral smectite in treating patients of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:2266-72. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine DS efficacy on patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS in a phase III-, 8-week-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
  10. ncbi request reprint What is the essential role in the normalized rat intestinal transit? Calcium or calcitonin
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Shih Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, ROC
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:143-6. 2001
    ..Both calcium and calcitonin have been involved in mediating gastrointestinal motility. Using a thyroidectomized rat model the present study tried to determine which one of them was essential for normal small intestinal transit...
  11. ncbi request reprint Fasting and postprandial small intestinal slow waves non-invasively measured in subjects with total gastrectomy
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:247-52. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the origin of 3 cycles per min (cpm) slow wave recorded via electrogastrogram (EGG) and the characteristics of putative small intestinal slow waves in TG subjects...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pentagastrin-induced gastric acid secretion in the diabetic rats: role of insulin
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 47:175-81. 2004
    ..This effect appears to be responsible for the excessive acid output of diabetic rats undergoing pentagastrin stimulation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Response of blood endothelin-1 and nitric oxide activity in duodenal ulcer patients undergoing Helicobacter pylori eradication
    Full Young Chang
    Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Section 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:1048-51. 2005
    ..To investigate the effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication on endothelin-1 (ET-1) and nitric oxide (NO) in duodenal ulcer (DU) patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint The pharmacological effect of omeprazole on water gastric emptying: A study based on an impedance measure
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Pharmacology 63:50-7. 2001
    ..The interpretation of impedance-obtained GE should consider the acid-inhibitory effect...
  15. ncbi request reprint Variation of capsaicin-sensitive motor activities along the rat gastrointestinal tract
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chin J Physiol 42:41-5. 1999
    ..We confirm the notion of variation in capsaicin-sensitive motor responses along the rat upper digestive organ...
  16. doi request reprint Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome using complementary and alternative medicine
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:294-300. 2009
    ..Apart from conventional medications, CAM may be considered individually as a supplement or alternative to treat IBS patients that is at least equal in effect to placebo if patients do not exhibit any intolerable or serious side effects...
  17. ncbi request reprint Acid-inhibitory potency of ranitidine in diabetic rats
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pharmacology 66:5-10. 2002
    ..1 vs. 55.1 +/- 4.2%, p < 0.05). In conclusion, short-term diabetes induction in rats enhances their stimulatory acid output ability, but attenuates the pharmacologically inhibitory action of ranitidine on the stimulated acid output...
  18. ncbi request reprint An improved electrogastrographic system in measuring myoelectrical parameters
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and National Yang Ming University, Taiwan, China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13:1027-32. 1998
    ..3+/-88.8% (16-478%, median 88%). This new EGG system is, indeed, reliable for measuring myoelectrical frequency and power, whereas the interassay of recorded amplitudes appears markedly variable...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of endothelin-1 on portal-systemic collaterals of common bile duct-ligated cirrhotic rats
    C C Chan
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Clin Invest 34:290-6. 2004
    ..This study investigated the collateral vascular responses to ET-1, the receptors in mediation and the regulation of ET-1 action by nitric oxide and prostaglandin in cirrhotic rats with a relatively low degree of portal-systemic shunting...
  20. ncbi request reprint Analysis of clinical, biochemical and viral factors associated with early relapse after lamivudine treatment for hepatitis B e antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B patients in Taiwan
    Y H Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Viral Hepat 10:277-84. 2003
    ..Most patients had biochemical relapse within 12 months after lamivudine treatment regardless of HBV genotype. A high pretreatment viral load is the determinant for early biochemical relapse...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of recurrence after hepatic resection in patients with hepatitis B vs. hepatitis C-related small hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B virus endemic area
    Yi Hsiang Huang
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Liver Int 25:236-41. 2005
    ..The carcinogenic mechanism of HBV and HCV is considered to be different. It is interesting to compare the recurrence after hepatic resection in patients with small HCC who were infected with HBV or HCV...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sequential transarterial chemoembolization and percutaneous acetic acid injection therapy versus repeated percutaneous acetic acid injection for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: a prospective study
    T I Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Ann Oncol 14:1648-53. 2003
    ..We have conducted a prospective study to compare the efficacy of sequential TACE and PAI (TACE-PAI) versus repeated PAI therapy for HCC...
  23. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of prostacyclin by indomethacin ameliorates the splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin in haemorrhage-transfused common bile duct-ligated rats
    F Y Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Invest 31:145-53. 2001
    ..001) in bleeding BDL rats. Splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin observed in haemorrhage-transfused BDL rats could be ameliorated by the addition of indomethacin, suggesting a role of endogenous PGI2 in its pathophysiology...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cyclooxygenase expression in splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin of bleeding portal hypertensive rats
    H C Huang
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, China
    Eur J Clin Invest 33:505-12. 2003
    ..This study investigated the relative contribution of cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin in rats with portal hypertension induced by partial portal vein ligation (PVL)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hepatic steatosis in chronic hepatitis C virus infection: prevalence and clinical correlation
    S J Hwang
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:190-5. 2001
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  26. ncbi request reprint Impaired postprandial gastric myoelectrical activity in Chinese patients with nonulcer dyspepsia
    C L Lu
    Department of Medicine and Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 46:242-9. 2001
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  27. ncbi request reprint The potential risk factors leading to peptic ulcer formation in autoimmune disease patients receiving corticosteroid treatment
    J C Luo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 16:1241-8. 2002
    ..To study the potential risk factors leading to peptic ulcer disease among autoimmune disease patients on corticosteroid treatment...
  28. doi request reprint Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease have higher risk of colorectal adenoma after negative baseline colonoscopy
    K W Huang
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Colorectal Dis 15:830-5. 2013
    ..The study aimed to determine whether nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an independent risk factor of adenoma after negative baseline colonoscopy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Lack of detrimental effects of nitric oxide inhibition in bile duct-ligated rats with hepatic encephalopathy
    C Y Chan
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Armed Forces Sungshan Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Clin Invest 34:122-8. 2004
    ..Vasodilatation induced by nitric oxide (NO) may be involved in the development of HE. There is no comprehensive data concerning the effects of NO inhibition on HE in chronic liver disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term octreotide treatment on the response of portal-systemic collaterals to vasopressin in portal hypertensive rats
    S S Wang
    Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Eur J Clin Invest 32:316-21. 2002
    ..This study investigated the effects of long-term octreotide treatment on the response of portal-systemic collaterals to vasopressin in portal hypertensive rats...
  31. ncbi request reprint Endothelin-1 induces vasoconstriction on portal-systemic collaterals of portal hypertensive rats
    C C Chan
    Divisions of Gastroenterology and General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Hepatology 33:816-20. 2001
    ..This effect is mediated by ET(A,) but not ET(B), receptors. Both nitric oxide and prostaglandin modulate the collateral vascular response to ET-1 and may therefore participate in the development and maintenance of portal hypertension...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adaptive vasodilatory response after octreotide treatment
    Y Y Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 281:G117-23. 2001
    ..The enhanced endothelium-related vasodilatory activity was noted after octreotide treatment that overcame the octreotide-induced hemodynamic effects in portal hypertension...
  33. ncbi request reprint Survival benefit of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma larger than 10 cm in diameter
    Y H Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:129-35. 2006
    ..The safety and survival benefit of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for patients with huge hepatocellular carcinoma is uncertain...
  34. doi request reprint Cirrhotic patients at increased risk of peptic ulcer bleeding: a nationwide population-based cohort study
    J C Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei City, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 36:542-50. 2012
    ..Few large population-based studies have compared the occurrence of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) in cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients...
  35. ncbi request reprint Ranitidine-related Stevens-Johnson syndrome in patients with severe liver diseases: a report of two cases
    C C Lin
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:481-3. 2001
    ..Ranitidine was the most likely drug responsible for causing Stevens-Johnson syndrome in these two patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinical, virologic and pathologic features in patients with acute hepatitis B and C
    C W Chu
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:209-14. 2001
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Gender difference on the symptoms, health-seeking behaviour, social impact and sleep quality in irritable bowel syndrome: a Rome II-based survey in an apparent healthy adult Chinese population in Taiwan
    C L Lu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21:1497-505. 2005
    ..Little is known about the gender effect on irritable bowel syndrome in Asia...
  38. ncbi request reprint Current patterns of irritable bowel syndrome in Taiwan: the Rome II questionnaire on a Chinese population
    C L Lu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 18:1159-69. 2003
    ..Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition seen in Western countries. In Asia, however, it is less known and even less studied...
  39. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of peptic ulcer disease in connective tissue disease patients associated with xerostomia
    J C Luo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 17:217-24. 2003
    ..Saliva plays a role in mucosal protection and ulcer healing...
  40. ncbi request reprint Misoprostol-inhibited rat gastric emptying is independent of gastric inhibitory polypeptide release
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of
    Pharmacology 58:265-9. 1999
    ..We conclude that liquid gastric emptying is disturbed after various routes of misoprostol treatment; GIP appears less important in the misoprostol-mediated gastric emptying...
  41. ncbi request reprint Factors predictive of liver cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B: a multivariate analysis in a longitudinal study
    T Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 12:687-93. 2000
    ..A total of 516 patients with chronic hepatitis B were followed up longitudinally to determine their outcome...
  42. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for hepatic decompensation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing resection: a longitudinal study
    Teh Ia Huo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2293-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the long-term impact of DM on the hepatic regenerative ability of HCC patients undergoing surgical resection...
  43. ncbi request reprint Induction of complete tumor necrosis may reduce intrahepatic metastasis and prolong survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing locoregional therapy: a prospective study
    T I Huo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Oncol 15:775-80. 2004
    ..This study aimed to investigate whether HCC patients who had initial complete response to these treatments had a subsequent lower risk of intrahepatic metastasis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and potential benefit of maintenance endoscopic variceal ligation in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma and acute esophageal variceal hemorrhage: a controlled trial
    W C Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University Taipei, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 54:18-23. 2001
    ..Maintenance ligation might lower the rate of recurrent bleeding in this subgroup of patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint A 3-day anti-Helicobacter pylori therapy is a good alternative for bleeding peptic ulcer patients with Helicobacter pylori infection
    Y H Hsieh
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, VGH-TAIPEI, Shih-Pai Rd, Sec 2, Taipei, Taiwan, 11217, ROC
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:1078-81. 2001
    ..1). CONCLUSIONS: In patients with peptic ulcer bleeding a 3-day anti-Helicobacter pylori therapy is a good alternative for eradicating Helicobacter pylori infection...
  46. ncbi request reprint The motor actions of natural neurokinins and their specific agonists on the gastrointestinal tract of the rat
    F Y Chang
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 35:337-48. 1992
    ..We suggest the probable presence of NK1, NK2 and NK3 receptors in the small intestine and stomach including pylorus of the rat...
  47. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    S D Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Med Virol 59:463-8. 1999
    ..Hepatitis B vaccination is safe and immunogenic in patients with chronic hepatitis C. It did not significantly affect their levels of HCV RNA, but tended to lower ALT levels...
  48. ncbi request reprint Comparison of transarterial chemoembolization and percutaneous acetic acid injection as the primary loco-regional therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: a prospective survey
    T Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:1301-8. 2004
    ..Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and percutaneous acetic acid injection (PAI) are effective loco-regional therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Acute renal failure after transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective study of the incidence, risk factors, clinical course and long-term outcome
    T I Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19:999-1007. 2004
    ..Transarterial chemoembolization is effective for hepatocellular carcinoma. Acute renal failure may occur after transarterial chemoembolization because of radiocontrast agent, but its clinical aspects are unknown...
  50. ncbi request reprint Significance of Rome II-defined functional constipation in Taiwan and comparison with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome
    C L Lu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, School of Medicine National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 24:429-38. 2006
    ..The epidemiology and impact of functional constipation on Asians remain unclear...
  51. ncbi request reprint A new "sandwich" method of combined endoscopic variceal ligation and sclerotherapy versus ligation alone in the treatment of esophageal variceal bleeding: a randomized trial
    M C Hou
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei-Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Gastrointest Endosc 53:572-8. 2001
    ..This method is superior to ligation alone in terms of lower variceal recurrence rate and comparable to ligation with respect to hemostasis. However, it is unknown whether the lower recurrence rate of varices will persist long-term...
  52. doi request reprint Insulin resistance is a major determinant of sustained virological response in genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients receiving peginterferon alpha-2b plus ribavirin
    C J Chu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 29:46-54. 2009
    ..Aim To investigate retrospectively the impact of insulin resistance on treatment response in Chinese genotype 1 CHC patients receiving a 24-week course therapy with peginterferon alpha-2b/ribavirin...
  53. ncbi request reprint Real-time display of the stomach slow wave and its parameters in a newly designed electrogastrographic system
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol 36:10-7. 2001
    ..This newly designed EGG system is acceptable for clinically measuring gastric myoelectrical activity; the real-time display of many EGG parameters is an advantage with this new system...
  54. ncbi request reprint The -251T allele of the interleukin-8 promoter is associated with increased risk of gastric carcinoma featuring diffuse-type histopathology in Chinese population
    Wei Ping Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Clin Cancer Res 11:6431-41. 2005
    ..Particularly, the -251A is associated with decreased risk of colorectal cancer. We aimed to determine whether the -251 allele resulting in high IL-8 expression was associated with increased risk of gastric carcinoma...
  55. ncbi request reprint Rapid urease test from non-ulcer part of stomach is superior to histology from ulcer in detection of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with gastric ulcer
    Chiu Yung Ho
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:1877-80. 2004
    ..Most endoscopists use the tissue obtained from the ulcer margins for histopathological examination and detection of H. pylori infection in patients with gastric ulcer. Whether this is suitable deserves study...
  56. pmc A global emerging disease of Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess: is serotype K1 an important factor for complicated endophthalmitis?
    C P Fung
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Gut 50:420-4. 2002
    ..However, the relationship between the clinical presentation and bacterial factors remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical features of patients and the serotype and ribotype of K pneumoniae liver abscess...
  57. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of a combination of prazosin and terlipressin in patients with viral cirrhosis
    W C Lee
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:1210-6. 2001
    ..However, the combined therapy did not modify the systemic hemodynamic effects exerted by terlipressin...
  58. ncbi request reprint Persistent retention of acetic acid is associated with complete tumour necrosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing percutaneous acetic acid injection
    T I Huo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dept of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 39:168-73. 2004
    ..This study aimed to determine the occurrence and predictive value of persistent intra-tumoral retention of acetic acid after PAIT...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effects of sustained-release lanreotide on hemodynamics in rats with portal vein stenosis
    H C Lin
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 31:482-8. 1999
    ..The current study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of lanreotide, a sustained-release somatostatin analogue, on hemodynamics in rats with portal hypertension...
  60. ncbi request reprint Portopulmonary hypertension: distinctive hemodynamic and clinical manifestations
    Y Y Yang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol 36:181-6. 2001
    ..This study suggested that portopulmonary hypertension was not a frequent complication in cirrhotic patients and was not associated with an adverse outcome...
  61. ncbi request reprint Successful initial treatment with weekly etoposide, epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin chemotherapy in advanced gastric cancer patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation
    Y Chao
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 30:122-5. 2000
    ..The only way to correct this fatal condition is to control the underlying cancer promptly by effective chemotherapy. Here the successful initial control of acute DIC in gastric cancer patients with weekly EEPFL chemotherapy is reported...
  62. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of endoscopic treatment of acute gastric variceal hemorrhage: N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate injection versus band ligation
    Pen Chung Tan
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatology 43:690-7. 2006
    ..Severe complications attributable to these two treatments were rare. In conclusion, the efficacy of GVL to control active GVH appears not different to GVO, but GVO is associated with a lower GV rebleeding rate...
  63. ncbi request reprint Embedded detachable endoloop after endoscopic variceal ligation
    W C Liao
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Endoscopy 39:E158. 2007
  64. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the nucleic acid-based crosslinking hybridization assay and the branched DNA signal amplification assay in the quantitative measurement of serum hepatitis B virus DNA
    S J Hwang
    Department of Family Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Lab Anal 13:296-300. 1999
    ..Less time-consuming procedures and better sensitivity in the detection of HBeAg-negative samples with elevated serum alanine transaminase levels may favor the clinical use of the crosslinking assay...
  65. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of hepatitis A vaccination in children
    C Y Chan
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Vaccine 17:369-72. 1999
    ..05). Natural booster was noted in one vaccinee during the follow-up period. In conclusion, inactivated hepatitis A vaccine is safe and immunogenic in children, the duration of protection against HAV infection is longer than five years...
  66. ncbi request reprint Gastric inhibitory polypeptide and gastric acid secretion in pregnant rats
    T S Chen
    Department of Physiology, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Placenta 16:85-92. 1995
    ..These results suggest that the normalization of gastric acid secretion in late pregnant rats is at least in part due to the production of GIP-like substance from placenta...
  67. ncbi request reprint Genetic predispositions for the presence of cryoglobulinemia and serum autoantibodies in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C
    S J Hwang
    Department of Family Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Tissue Antigens 59:31-7. 2002
    ..Our results suggest the existence of HLA-linked susceptibility genes (DR3 or DR4) for the development of cryoglobulinemia or serum autoantibodies in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C...
  68. ncbi request reprint The prevalence and risk factors of reflux esophagitis among adult Chinese population in Taiwan
    Tseng Shing Chen
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:819-22. 2007
    ..Risk factors of reflux esophagitis among Chinese in Taiwan are at present not clear and the role of Helicobacter pylori infection in the development of reflux esophagitis is still controversial...
  69. ncbi request reprint Differential mechanism and prognostic impact of diabetes mellitus on patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing surgical and nonsurgical treatment
    Teh Ia Huo
    Departments of Medicine, Surgery and Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1479-87. 2004
    ..Diabetes mellitus (DM) is prevalent in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) due to coexisting cirrhosis. This study aimed to investigate the long-term impact of DM on HCC patients and its underlying mechanism...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effect of Helicobacter pylori eradicated therapy on water gastric emptying in patients with active duodenal ulcer
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:1250-6. 2003
    ..We explored the nature of water GE in active DU patients before and after ulcer healing and the influence of H. pylori eradication on GE...
  71. ncbi request reprint Correlation of esophageal manometry and radionuclide esophageal transit in normal subjects
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Chin J Physiol 38:43-6. 1995
    ..05). In conclusion, either manometry or scintigraphy manifests their specific benefits to diagnose esophageal motility disorders. Some correlations of measured variables can be obtained if they are simultaneously employed...
  72. ncbi request reprint Bacteremia after endoscopic injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate for gastric variceal bleeding
    W C Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Taipei-Veterans General Hospital, and from National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 54:214-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Endoscopic cyanoacrylate injection for gastric varices does not limit the spread of bacteria. The endoscope accessory channel was the major source of bacteria. Most episodes of bacteremia were transient and uneventful...
  73. ncbi request reprint Applied potential tomography in liquid gastric emptying measurement: design, assembling, calibration, and clinical application
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Dig Dis Sci 46:1839-45. 2001
    ..9 +/- 6.3 min (r = 0.67, P < 0.01). In conclusion, our APT apparatus is a simple, noninvasive, and inexpensive way to assess liquid GE. Its clinical usefulness is confirmed using both phantom and human models...
  74. ncbi request reprint A two dose combined hepatitis A and B vaccine in Chinese youngsters
    S D Lee
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Med Virol 59:1-4. 1999
    ..It is concluded that this combined vaccine against hepatitis A and B, administered according to a two-dose schedule, is well-tolerated and highly immunogenic...
  75. ncbi request reprint The influence of body size to the parameters of gastric slow wave: studied with an assembled electrogastrography
    F Y Chang
    Div of Gastroenterology, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Chin J Physiol 37:219-23. 1994
    ..39, p < 0.005). We conclude that a different EGG power value exists between the male and female subjects, body size is probable an important factor to elicit this difference...
  76. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of the N-acetyltransferase 2 gene as a susceptibility risk factor for antituberculosis drug-induced hepatitis
    Yi Shin Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, and Chest Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatology 35:883-9. 2002
    ..Regular monitoring of serum aminotransferase levels is mandatory in patients receiving antituberculosis treatment, especially in slow acetylators...
  77. ncbi request reprint Silent peptic ulcer disease: frequency, factors leading to "silence," and implications regarding the pathogenesis of visceral symptoms
    Ching Liang Lu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:34-8. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the frequency and risk factors for peptic ulcer disease in a cohort of asymptomatic, unselected patients undergoing routine screening EGD...
  78. ncbi request reprint Resection of triple synchronous tumors--gastric adenocarcinoma, gallbladder adenocarcinoma and stromal tumor of the stomach
    J H Chen
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 64:655-60. 2001
    ..Pathological findings revealed gastric adenocarcinoma, gallbladder adenocarcinoma and stromal cell tumor of the stomach. The postoperative course was smooth...
  79. ncbi request reprint Reliability of contemporary radiology to measure tumour size of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients undergoing resection: limitations and clinical implications
    T I Huo
    Dept of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Scand J Gastroenterol 39:46-52. 2004
    ..However, its accuracy and reliability are unclear. This study aimed to assess the ability of current radiology to measure tumour size in patients undergoing resection...
  80. ncbi request reprint Clinical, virologic, and pathologic significance of elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein levels in patients with chronic hepatitis C
    C W Chu
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Clin Gastroenterol 32:240-4. 2001
    ..In conclusion, elevated serum AFP levels were significantly correlated with lower serum albumin levels, advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis, and genotype 1b infection in patients with chronic hepatitis C...
  81. ncbi request reprint Kidney transplantation in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection: is the prognosis worse?
    T I Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 46:469-75. 2001
    ..In conclusion, HBV infection is not a contraindication to kidney transplantation. However, pretransplant candidates should be warned of potentially serious liver-related complications...
  82. ncbi request reprint An unusual cutaneous metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma
    Y R Fang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201, Sec. 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei) 64:253-7. 2001
    ..The patient died of respiratory failure secondary to lung metastasis two months after the first appearance of the skin lesions...
  83. ncbi request reprint Long-term evaluation of recombinant interferon alpha2b in the treatment of patients with hepatitis B e antigen-negative chronic hepatitis B in Taiwan
    C C Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Viral Hepat 8:438-46. 2001
    ..Younger age and higher baseline alanine transaminase values (> or = 120 Ul(-1)) were related to 'sustained' biochemical response...
  84. ncbi request reprint Electrogastrographic characteristics in patients of stomach cancer
    F Y Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 46:1458-65. 2001
    ..We conclude that apparent arrhythmia is not encountered in GC patients, although they mainly exhibit obvious postprandial power response. Advanced GC is likely responsible for this power enhancement on EGG recording...
  85. ncbi request reprint Altered intestinal transit is independent of gastroparesis in the early diabetic rats
    F Y Chang
    Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Chin J Physiol 40:31-5. 1997
    ..Dysmotility is probable one of factors enabled to impair the body weight gain...
  86. ncbi request reprint Unchanging trend of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and gastric cardia in Taiwan: a 15-year experience in a single center
    Shen Shong Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Cancer Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 47:735-40. 2002
    ..Although gastroesophageal reflux disease is common here, its definite pathogenesis leading to esophageal adenocarcinoma or gastric cardia carcinoma remains unresolved...
  87. ncbi request reprint Simvastatin for rats with thioacetamide-induced liver failure and encephalopathy
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:e236-42. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effects of simvastatin on rats with TAA-induced acute liver damage and hepatic encephalopathy...
  88. ncbi request reprint Rapid urinary trypsinogen-2 test strip in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis
    Yen Ting Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Pancreas 30:243-7. 2005
    ..This prospective study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic value and time course of the rapid urinary trypsinogen-2 test strip in acute pancreatitis, with comparisons with serum amylase and serum lipase...
  89. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C viral genotype influences the clinical outcome of patients with acute posttransfusion hepatitis C
    S J Hwang
    Department of Family Medicine, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, 201 Shih-Pai Road, Section 2, Taipei, 11217, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Med Virol 65:505-9. 2001
    ..Therefore, the HCV genotype can influence the outcome of patients with acute HCV infection...
  90. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of the N-acetyltransferase 2 gene, red meat intake, and the susceptibility of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Yi Shin Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1417-22. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of NAT2 genetic polymorphisms with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with special reference to the interaction of dietary habits...
  91. ncbi request reprint Risk of hepatic failure after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: predictive value of the monoethylglycinexylidide test
    Yi Shin Huang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1223-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the monoethylglycinexylidide test and other parameters might predict hepatic failure after TACE in HCC patients...
  92. ncbi request reprint The effect of H2-receptor antagonist and proton pump inhibitor on microbial proliferation in the stomach
    Kun Wang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Cardinal Tien Hospital and School of Medicine Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:1540-3. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the microbial condition of the stomach in patients who received H2-receptor antagonist or proton pump inhibitor...
  93. ncbi request reprint Plasma erythropoietin level in patients with cirrhosis and its relationship to the severity of cirrhosis and renal function
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, and Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:1156-61. 2003
    ..The current study was undertaken to evaluate the relationship between plasma EPO levels and the severity of liver disease, hemodynamic values, renal functions, and plasma nitrate/nitrite levels in patients with cirrhosis...
  94. ncbi request reprint Stomach myoelectrical response of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease receiving omeprazole treatment
    Full Young Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine National Yang Ming University, and Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:1399-406. 2003
    ..It is unknown whether these agents effect any change in the stomach myoelectricity of GERD patients. Electrogastrographic (EGG) recording was used to study the probable effect of omeprazole on GERD patients...
  95. ncbi request reprint Correlation of interleukin-10 gene haplotype with hepatocellular carcinoma in Taiwan
    L H Tseng
    Department of Medical Genetics and Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, and Graduate Institutes of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Tissue Antigens 67:127-33. 2006
    ..6, 95% CI: 1.3-4.9). The results demonstrate that IL-10 gene polymorphism can affect the outcome of chronic HBV infection. Further studies are necessary to clarify how variation in the IL-10 gene affects IL-10 function and risk of HCC...
  96. ncbi request reprint Extending the reading time increases the accuracy of rapid whole blood test for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection
    T S Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:1341-5. 2001
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of two rapid whole blood tests (the BM-Test Helicobacter pylori and the QuikPac IV One Step H. pylori Whole Blood Test), and compare this to a conventional quantitative ELISA test (HEL-p TEST II)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Social and medical impact, sleep quality and the pharmaceutical costs of heartburn in Taiwan
    C L Lu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 22:739-47. 2005
    ..Little is known about the social and medical burdens of heartburn in Asia...
  98. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of a combination of octreotide and terlipressin in patients with viral hepatitis related cirrhosis
    H C Lin
    Dept of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and School of Medicine and Tih Wu Liver Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:482-7. 2002
    ..The current study was aimed at evaluating such a combination treatment in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension...
  99. ncbi request reprint Comparison of percutaneous acetic acid injection and percutaneous ethanol injection for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients: a prospective study
    T I Huo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Dept of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Scand J Gastroenterol 38:770-8. 2003
    ..We conducted a prospective study to compare the therapeutic efficacy of both these methods...
  100. doi request reprint Impacts of peripheral obestatin on colonic motility and secretion in conscious fed rats
    C Y Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Peptides 29:1603-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, peripheral obestatin administration has no impact on colonic motility and secretion in conscious fed rats...
  101. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of kidney transplantation in patients with hepatitis C virus infection
    T I Huo
    Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan Republic of China
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:169-73. 2001
    ..The impact of HCV (hepatitis C virus) infection on the long-term outcome of kidney transplant patients is controversial...