Ming Chih Hou

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Affiliation: Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Country: Taiwan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prophylaxis after endoscopic therapy prevents rebleeding in acute variceal hemorrhage: a randomized trial
    Ming Chih Hou
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201 Sec 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, ROC
    Hepatology 39:746-53. 2004
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of 1-week losartan administration on bile duct-ligated cirrhotic rats with portal hypertension
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 36:600-6. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Chronic inhibition of nitric oxide increases the collateral vascular responsiveness to vasopressin in portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 40:234-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of somatostatin and octreotide on portal-systemic collaterals in portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, ROC
    J Hepatol 36:163-8. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin in a hemorrhage-transfused common bile duct-ligated rat model of portal hypertension: role of nitric oxide and bradykinin
    Chien Ting Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 56:1261-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic cyclooxygenase blockade enhances the vasopressin responsiveness in collaterals of portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Scand J Gastroenterol 41:1440-5. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Administration of a low dose of sildenafil for 1 week decreases intrahepatic resistance in rats with biliary cirrhosis: the role of NO bioavailability
    Kuei Chuan Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Sci (Lond) 119:45-55. 2010
  9. pmc The diminished expression of proangiogenic growth factors and their receptors in gastric ulcers of cirrhotic patients
    Jiing Chyuan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e61426. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide synthase expression in the splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin of a hemorrhage-transfused rat model with portal hypertension
    Hui Chun Huang
    Divisions of Gastroenterology National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 67:268-74. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prophylaxis after endoscopic therapy prevents rebleeding in acute variceal hemorrhage: a randomized trial
    Ming Chih Hou
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201 Sec 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan 11217, ROC
    Hepatology 39:746-53. 2004
    ..In conclusion, antibiotic prophylaxis can prevent infection and rebleeding as well as decrease the amount of blood transfused for patients with acute GEVB following endoscopic treatment...
  2. 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of 1-week losartan administration on bile duct-ligated cirrhotic rats with portal hypertension
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 36:600-6. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to explore the possible mechanism of action of losartan on portal hypertension in cirrhotic rats produced by bile duct ligation (CBL)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Chronic inhibition of nitric oxide increases the collateral vascular responsiveness to vasopressin in portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 40:234-8. 2004
    ..This study investigated whether chronic NO inhibition by NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) improves the portal-systemic collateral vascular responsiveness to arginine vasopressin (AVP) in portal hypertensive rats...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of somatostatin and octreotide on portal-systemic collaterals in portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, ROC
    J Hepatol 36:163-8. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin in a hemorrhage-transfused common bile duct-ligated rat model of portal hypertension: role of nitric oxide and bradykinin
    Chien Ting Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Hepatogastroenterology 56:1261-7. 2009
    ..This study investigated the relative contribution of nitric oxide synthase isoforms and the role of bradykinin in the pathogenesis of splanchnic hyposensitivity in rats with cirrhosis induced by common bile duct-ligation (BDL)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic cyclooxygenase blockade enhances the vasopressin responsiveness in collaterals of portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Scand J Gastroenterol 41:1440-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic INDO administration on the portal-systemic collateral responsiveness to AVP and the degree of portal-systemic shunting in portal hypertensive rats...
  8. doi request reprint Administration of a low dose of sildenafil for 1 week decreases intrahepatic resistance in rats with biliary cirrhosis: the role of NO bioavailability
    Kuei Chuan Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Sci (Lond) 119:45-55. 2010
    ..In contrast, sham rats did not produce any significant change in these measurements. In conclusion, sildenafil treatment improves endothelial dysfunction by augmenting NO bioavailability in the hepatic microcirculation...
  9. pmc The diminished expression of proangiogenic growth factors and their receptors in gastric ulcers of cirrhotic patients
    Jiing Chyuan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e61426. 2013
    ..We compared the expressions of proangiogenic growth factors and their receptors in the gastric ulcer margin between cirrhotic patients with thrombocytopenia and those of non-cirrhotic patients to elucidate possible mechanisms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide synthase expression in the splanchnic hyposensitivity to glypressin of a hemorrhage-transfused rat model with portal hypertension
    Hui Chun Huang
    Divisions of Gastroenterology National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 67:268-74. 2004
    ..This study surveyed the role of NO regarding splanchnic hyporeactivity to glypressin and NO synthases (NOS) expression in different vascular beds in bleeding portal-hypertensive rats...
  11. doi request reprint Combined platelet count with sCD163 and genetic variants optimizes esophageal varices prediction in cirrhotic patients
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of General Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:112-21. 2013
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma malondialdehyde in patients with viral cirrhosis and its relationships to plasma nitric oxide, endotoxin, and portal pressure
    Kuei Chuan Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2077-85. 2010
    ..Increased oxidative stress is involved in the development of portal hypertension in cirrhosis. Our study aimed to assess the relationship between oxidative stress and hemodynamic parameters in cirrhotic patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of one week of carvedilol administration on cirrhotic rats
    Han Chieh Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol 41:361-8. 2006
    ..The current study was undertaken to evaluate the possible mechanism of carvedilol on hemodynamics in cirrhotic rats with portal hypertension produced by common bile duct ligation...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the increase in model for end-stage liver disease (DeltaMELD) score over time as a prognostic predictor in patients with advanced cirrhosis: risk factor analysis and comparison with initial MELD and Child-Turcotte-Pugh score
    Teh Ia Huo
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Hepatol 42:826-32. 2005
    ..We investigated the ability of DeltaMELD to predict the outcome of advanced cirrhosis and prospectively assessed the factors associated with increasing DeltaMELD...
  16. ncbi request reprint Correlation and comparison of the model for end-stage liver disease, portal pressure, and serum sodium for outcome prediction in patients with liver cirrhosis
    Ying Wen Wang
    Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:706-12. 2007
    ..The correlation among these markers and their predictive accuracy for survival are unclear...
  17. doi request reprint Chronic indomethacin treatment enhances the portal-systemic collateral vascular response to vasopressin in bile-duct ligated rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 70:521-6. 2007
    ..However, the influence of chronic indomethacin administration in cirrhosis remains unexplored...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acute administration of carvedilol is more effective than propranolol plus isosorbide-5-mononitrate in the reduction of portal pressure in patients with viral cirrhosis
    Han Chieh Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201 Sec 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1953-8. 2004
    ..The current study is aimed at comparing the acute hemodynamic effects of carvedilol with the effects of propranolol plus isosorbide-5-mononitrate in patients with viral cirrhosis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Role of chronic Helicobacter pylori infection in hyperdynamic circulation of cirrhotic patients
    Chien Ting Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine
    Hepatogastroenterology 49:208-12. 2002
    ..pylori) infection can stimulate nitric oxide synthase expression and activities. This study investigated if chronic H. pylori infection might be involved in the development of hyperdynamic circulation in cirrhotic patients...
  20. doi request reprint Delayed endoscopy increases re-bleeding and mortality in patients with hematemesis and active esophageal variceal bleeding: a cohort study
    Ping Hsien Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 57:1207-13. 2012
    ....
  21. doi request reprint The safety and probable therapeutic effect of routine use of antibiotics and simultaneously treating bleeding gastric varices by using endoscopic cyanoacrylate injection and concomitant esophageal varices with banding ligation: a pilot study
    Chen Jung Chang
    Current affiliations National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan 11217
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:1141-9. 2010
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Management of acute gastric varices bleeding
    Chen Jung Chang
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 76:539-46. 2013
    ..However, randomized controlled trials are needed to compare the efficacy of these therapies with cyanoacrylate. ..
  23. doi request reprint Risk factors for upper gastrointestinal bleeding in coronary artery disease patients receiving both aspirin and clopidogrel
    Kuang Wei Huang
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 76:9-14. 2013
    ..We identified risk factors of UGIB in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) receiving dual therapy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Vascular contractile response and signal transduction in endothelium-denuded aorta from cirrhotic rats
    Han Chieh Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei 11217, Taiwan, China
    World J Gastroenterol 11:2306-12. 2005
    ..The current study was to evaluate the vascular reactivity to different agonists and the inositol trisphosphate (IP(3)) changes in signal transduction cascade from cirrhotic rats with portal hypertension...
  25. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of glucagon improves splanchnic hyporesponse to terlipressin in cirrhotic rats with blood retention in the gastric lumen
    Ying Ying Yang
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Hepatol 42:652-8. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate whether gastric blood retention contributes to the splanchnic hyporesponse to terlipressin...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sildenafil decreased pulmonary arterial pressure but may have exacerbated portal hypertension in a patient with cirrhosis and portopulmonary hypertension
    Ying Wen Wang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, 201, Section 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, 11217, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol 41:593-7. 2006
    ..This case report clearly delineates that sildenafil decreases pulmonary arterial pressure but may exacerbate portal hypertension and hyperdynamic circulation in patients with cirrhosis and portopulmonary hypertension...
  27. doi request reprint Efficacy of non-selective β-blockers as adjunct to endoscopic prophylactic treatment for gastric variceal bleeding: a randomized controlled trial
    Hung Hsu Hung
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 56:1025-32. 2012
    ..However, the efficacy of non-selective β-blockers (NSBB) in the secondary prevention of GVB is still debatable. This study aimed at evaluating the efficacy of additional NSBB to repeated GVO in the secondary prevention of GVB...
  28. ncbi request reprint Identification of diuretic non-responders with poor long-term clinical outcomes: a 1-year follow-up of 176 non-azotaemic cirrhotic patients with moderate ascites
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and Institute of Public Health, National Yang Ming University, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Clin Sci (Lond) 121:509-21. 2011
    ..Among those carrying unfavourable risk genotypes, additional therapies, including paracentesis and albumin infusion, should be started as early as possible...
  29. doi request reprint Diabetes is an independent risk factor for peptic ulcer bleeding: a nationwide population-based cohort study
    Yen Ling Peng
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:1295-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate if type II diabetic patients have higher risk of developing peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) and to identify possible risk factors of PUB in diabetic patients...
  30. ncbi request reprint Determination of the optimal model for end-stage liver disease score in patients with small hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing loco-regional therapy
    Teh Ia Huo
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Liver Transpl 10:1507-13. 2004
    ..A lower MELD score may be suggested to be equivalent to the risk of short- and mid-term mortality in the cirrhosis group...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hemorheology in patients with liver cirrhosis: special emphasis on its relation to severity of esophageal variceal bleeding
    Tsu Te Liu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and the National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:908-13. 2006
    ..Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to examine the hemorheological factors in liver cirrhotic patients with special emphasis on the outcome of variceal bleeding...
  32. ncbi request reprint Different model for end-stage liver disease score block distributions may have a variable ability for outcome prediction
    Teh Ia Huo
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Transplantation 80:1414-8. 2005
    ..However, it is not clear if the predictive accuracy of MELD is equally homogeneous in different distribution of MELD score blocks...
  33. doi request reprint Selecting an optimal cutoff value for creatinine in the model for end-stage liver disease equation
    Teh Ia Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Transplant 24:157-63. 2010
    ..The model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) is used for organ allocation in liver transplantation. The maximal serum creatinine (Cr) level for MELD is set at 4.0 mg/dL; however, there was no outcome data to justify this strategy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Vasopressin response and shunting modulation in cirrhotic rats by chronic nitric oxide inhibition
    Hui Chun Huang
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:e265-9. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether long-term NO inhibition by N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) enhances the collateral vascular responsiveness to AVP and alleviates the severity of shunting in cirrhotic rats...
  35. ncbi request reprint Different peptic ulcer bleeding risk in chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease patients receiving different dialysis
    Kuang Wei Huang
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 59:807-13. 2014
    ..End stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) have a higher risk of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB)...
  36. doi request reprint Risk of hepato-biliary cancer after cholecystectomy: a nationwide cohort study
    Wei Yu Kao
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Shih Pai Road, Sec 2, Taipei, 112, Taiwan
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:345-51. 2013
    ..Epidemiologic studies have identified cholecystectomy as a possible risk factor for cancers in Western countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the risk of hepato-biliary cancer after cholecystectomy in Taiwan...
  37. doi request reprint A randomized trial of endoscopic cyanoacrylate injection for acute gastric variceal bleeding: 0.5 mL versus 1.0 mL
    Ming Chih Hou
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital Taipei, No 201, Sec 2, Shih Pai Road, Taipei, Taiwan 11217
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:668-75. 2009
    ..Endoscopic injection of N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate is the preferred method to treat acute gastric variceal bleeding (GVB). However, its rebleeding rate remains high...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evolution of portal-systemic collateral vasopressin response in endotoxemic portal hypertensive rats
    Hui Chun Huang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Shock 32:503-8. 2009
    ..05). In conclusion, vasoactive substances counterregulation participates, at least in part, the time-dependent changes of collateral AVP responsiveness in endotoxemic portal hypertensive rats...
  39. pmc IL28B polymorphism correlates with active hepatitis in patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B
    I Cheng Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    PLoS ONE 8:e58071. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the role of viral and host factors, including IL28B genotypes, in the natural course of chronic hepatitis B (CHB)...
  40. doi request reprint Clopidogrel delays gastric ulcer healing in rats
    Jiing Chyuan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, No 155 Section 2 Linong Street, Taipei, Taiwan
    Eur J Pharmacol 695:112-9. 2012
    ..32% reduction). In conclusion, clopidogrel delays gastric ulcer healing in rats via inhibiting gastric epithelial cell proliferation, at least by inhibition of the EGF receptor-ERK signal transduction pathway...
  41. ncbi request reprint Benzodiazepine-associated hepatic encephalopathy significantly increased healthcare utilization and medical costs of chinese cirrhotic patients: 7-year experience
    Pei Chang Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Dig Dis Sci 59:1603-16. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, economic impact and modifiable factors that are associated with the excess risk of BZD-associated HE in cirrhotic patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Good response to hepatic arterial chemoembolization in a patient with primary neuroendocrine tumor of the liver
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 66:247-51. 2003
    ..The patient was well without tumor recurrence 18 months after TAE. We reported this successful experience and the recent literature on management of neuroendocrine tumor was also discussed...
  43. doi request reprint Kupffer cell depletion attenuates leptin-mediated methoxamine-stimulated portal perfusion pressure and thromboxane A2 release in a rodent model of NASH-cirrhosis
    Ying Ying Yang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
    Clin Sci (Lond) 123:669-80. 2012
    ..The leptin-enhanced MTX-stimulated increase in PPP is mediated by increased oxidative stress and Kupffer-cell-activated AA-derived TXA(2) release in NASH-cirrhotic rats...
  44. ncbi request reprint Acute administration of sildenafil enhances hepatic cyclic guanosine monophosphate production and reduces hepatic sinusoid resistance in cirrhotic patients
    Kuei Chuan Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Hepatol Res 38:1186-93. 2008
    ....
  45. pmc Risk of oral antifungal agent-induced liver injury in Taiwanese
    Wei Yu Kao
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Faculty of Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taoyuan Branch, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 77:180-9. 2014
    ..This study evaluated risk of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) caused by oral antifungal agents in Taiwanese populations...
  46. ncbi request reprint Life-threatening hemobilia caused by hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm: a rare complication of chronic cholangitis
    Tsu Te Liu
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    World J Gastroenterol 9:2883-4. 2003
    ..Angiography confirmed the bleeding from a pseudoaneurysm of the middle hepatic artery. Coil embolization achieved successful hemostasis. We discussed the mechanism and reviewed the literature...
  47. doi request reprint Citrus reticulata peel improves patient tolerance of low-volume polyethylene glycol for colonoscopy preparation
    Hung Chieh Lan
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 75:442-8. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the effect of Citrus reticulata peel (CRP) as an adjunct to low-volume PEG for colonic preparation...
  48. pmc Incidence of bleeding from gastroduodenal ulcers in patients with end-stage renal disease receiving hemodialysis
    Jiing Chyuan Luo
    Department of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, School of Medicine, and Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    CMAJ 183:E1345-51. 2011
    ..We investigated the association between ulcer bleeding and end-stage renal disease in patients receiving hemodialysis, and we sought to identify risk factors for ulcer bleeding...
  49. doi request reprint Esophageal food impaction: a homemade suction tube attached to esophagogastroduodenoscopy for food bolus removal
    Yu Hsin Chen
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:635-8. 2008
    ..The method is very effective to remove firm and tightly impacted materials in a narrow lumen. When the usual retrieval instruments fail, a homemade suction tube attached to an EGD is an alternative...
  50. ncbi request reprint Limitation of the model for end-stage liver disease for outcome prediction in patients with cirrhosis-related complications
    Teh Ia Huo
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Clin Transplant 20:188-94. 2006
    ..While early transplantation referral is recommended, these patients do not necessarily have a higher MELD score and could be down-staged in the MELD era...
  51. ncbi request reprint Proposal of a modified Child-Turcotte-Pugh scoring system and comparison with the model for end-stage liver disease for outcome prediction in patients with cirrhosis
    Teh Ia Huo
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Liver Transpl 12:65-71. 2006
    ..By extending the score range according to the influence of the laboratory-derived variables, the modified CTP system has a better performance than the original system and is as efficient as the MELD for outcome prediction...
  52. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of cirrhosis-related complications is a time-dependent prognostic predictor independent of baseline model for end-stage liver disease score
    Teh Ia Huo
    National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, China
    Liver Int 26:55-61. 2006
    ..Many cirrhosis-related complications are indications for transplantation but are not included in MELD. This study investigated the impact of these complications on survival and association with MELD...
  53. doi request reprint Comparison of four model for end-stage liver disease-based prognostic systems for cirrhosis
    Teh Ia Huo
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Liver Transpl 14:837-44. 2008
    ..Patients with SBP have a higher MELD-derived score. Future studies are warranted to define the optimal MELD-based prognostic model for cirrhosis...
  54. doi request reprint Chronic administration of ursodeoxycholic acid decreases portal pressure in rats with biliary cirrhosis
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Clin Sci (Lond) 116:71-9. 2009
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Pyogenic portal vein thrombosis as a reservoir of persistent septicemia after cyanoacrylate injection for bleeding gastric varices
    Chen Jung Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Digestion 78:139-43. 2008
    ..The foreign body of a glue plug offers an ideal surface for bacterial colonization which becomes a reservoir for continuous bacterial dissemination. The mechanism was proven by ribotyping of the microorganism and postmortem pathology...
  56. doi request reprint Application of stent placement or nasojejunal feeding tube placement in patients with malignant gastric outlet obstruction: a retrospective series of 38 cases
    Chin Lung Lin
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 75:624-9. 2012
    ..The current treatment for MGOO is palliative in nature, with the goal of maintaining the best quality of life possible during the terminal phase of the illness...
  57. ncbi request reprint Model for end-stage liver disease score to serum sodium ratio index as a prognostic predictor and its correlation with portal pressure in patients with liver cirrhosis
    Teh Ia Huo
    Institute of Pharmacology, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Liver Int 27:498-506. 2007
    ..The models for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and serum sodium (SNa) are important prognostic markers in cirrhosis. A novel index, MELD to SNa ratio (MESO), was developed to amplify the opposing effect of MELD and SNa on outcome prediction...
  58. ncbi request reprint Roles of anandamide in the hepatic microcirculation in cirrhotic rats
    Ying Ying Yang
    Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 290:G328-34. 2006
    ..The anandamide-induced increase in IHR in cirrhotic livers may be mediated by increased COX-derived eicosanoid (mainly thromboxane A(2)) production...
  59. ncbi request reprint Developments in the treatment of acute esophageal variceal bleeding
    Ming Chih Hou
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:55-7. 2006
  60. ncbi request reprint One-week losartan administration increases sodium excretion in cirrhotic patients with and without ascites
    Ying Ying Yang
    Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taiwan
    J Gastroenterol 37:194-9. 2002
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the renal effects of 1-week losartan treatment in cirrhotic patients with and without ascites...
  61. ncbi request reprint Effects of N-acetylcysteine administration in hepatic microcirculation of rats with biliary cirrhosis
    Ying Ying Yang
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Taipei, Taiwan
    J Hepatol 49:25-33. 2008
    ..Tyrosine nitration (nitrotyrosilation)-related inactivation of anti-oxidative enzymes is increased in cirrhotic livers. This study investigates effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) administrations in bile-duct-ligation (BDL) rats...