Gut and Liver is an international journal of gastroenterology, focusing on the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tree, pancreas, motility, and neurogastroenterology. Gut atnd Liver delivers up-to-date, authoritative papers on both clinical and research-based topics in gastroenterology. The Journal publishes original articles, case reports, brief communications, letters to the editor and invited review articles in the field of gastroenterology. The Journal is operated by internationally renowned editorial boards and designed to provide a global opportunity to promote academic developments in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. +MORE
|Yong Chan Lee||
Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Research Laboratory
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Univ. California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
|Jong Pil Im||Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea|
|Robert S. Bresalier||University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA|
|Steven H. Itzkowitz||Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY, USA|
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Original Article ㅣ 2022-01-15 0 352 527
Abstract : Background/Aims: After esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with biopsy, some patients experience gastrointestinal symptoms. This study investigated the effect of sodium alginate on biopsy-related gastrointestinal symptoms. Methods: In this open-label, randomized, controlled trial, patients undergoing EGD with biopsy were randomly assigned to a treatment or control group. In the treatment group, sodium alginate was orally administered for 3 days after EGD. Patients completed questionnaires about their gastrointestinal symptoms at baseline (past week), the day after returning home, and after another 3 days. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, epigastric pain/soreness, heartburn, acid reflux, nausea/vomiting, borborygmus, abdominal distension, and belching, were rated using an upper gastrointestinal symptom rating scale (GSRS). Results: A total of 210 persons (138 men) who underwent EGD with biopsy were enrolled and allocated to the treatment (n=104) or control (n=106) group. At baseline, the demographic factors and GSRS scores were not different between the control and treatment groups. The epigastric pain/soreness score increased in the control group after endoscopic biopsy (+0.056), whereas the score was decreased in the treatment group (–0.067) (p=0.042). In the treatment group, the scores for acid regurgitation and epigastric soreness decreased during follow-up from those at baseline (p
Review ㅣ 2012-04-29 488 967 2666
Laura M. Stinton, and Eldon A. Shaffer
Abstract : Diseases of the gallbladder are common and costly. The best epidemiological screening method to accurately determine point prevalence of gallstone disease is ultrasonography. Many risk factors for cholesterol gallstone formation are not modifiable such as ethnic background, increasing age, female gender and family history or genetics. Conversely, the modifi able risks for cholesterol gallstones are obesity, rapid weight loss and a sedentary lifestyle. The rising epidemic of obesity and the metabolic syndrome predicts an escalation of cholesterol gallstone frequency. Risk factors for biliary sludge include pregnancy, drugs like ceftiaxone, octreotide and thiazide diuretics, and total parenteral nutrition or fasting. Diseases like cirrhosis, chronic hemolysis and ileal Crohn’s disease are risk factors for black pigment stones. Gallstone disease in childhood, once considered rare, has become increasingly recognized with similar risk factors as those in adults, particularly obesity. Gallbladder cancer is uncommon in developed countries. In the U.S., it accounts for only ~ 5,000 cases per year. Elsewhere, high incidence rates occur in North and South American Indians. Other than ethnicity and female gender, additional risk factors for gallbladder cancer include cholelithiasis, advancing age, chronic infl ammatory conditions affecting the gallbladder, congenital biliary abnormalities, and diagnostic confusion over gallbladder polyps.
Review ㅣ 2017-03-15 77 1285 5939
Uday C. Ghoshal, Ratnakar Shukla, and Ujjala Ghoshal
Abstract : The pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), once thought to be largely psychogenic in origin, is now understood to be multifactorial. One of the reasons for this paradigm shift is the realization that gut dysbiosis, including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), causes IBS symptoms. Between 4% and 78% of patients with IBS and 1% and 40% of controls have SIBO; such wide variations in prevalence might result from population differences, IBS diagnostic criteria, and, most importantly, methods to diagnose SIBO. Although quantitative jejunal aspirate culture is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of SIBO, noninvasive hydrogen breath tests have been popular. Although the glucose hydrogen breath test is highly specific, its sensitivity is low; in contrast, the early-peak criteria in the lactulose hydrogen breath test are highly nonspecific. Female gender, older age, diarrhea-predominant IBS, bloating and flatulence, proton pump inhibitor and narcotic intake, and low hemoglobin are associated with SIBO among IBS patients. Several therapeutic trials targeting gut microbes using antibiotics and probiotics have further demonstrated that not all symptoms in patients with IBS originate in the brain but rather in the gut, providing support for the micro-organic basis of IBS. A recent proof-of-concept study showing the high frequency of symptom improvement in patients with IBS with SIBO further supports this hypothesis.
Hye-Kyung Jung , Seung Joo Kang , Yong Chan Lee , Hyo-Joon Yang , Seon-Young Park , Cheol Min Shin , Sung Eun Kim , Hyun Chul Lim , Jie-Hyun Kim , Su Youn Nam , Woon Geon Shin , Jae Myung Park , Il Ju Choi , Jae Gyu Kim , and Miyoung Choi , Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research
Gut Liver 2021; 15(2): 168-195
Moon Kyung Joo , Chan Hyuk Park , Joon Sung Kim , Jae Myung Park , Ji Yong Ahn , Bong Eun Lee , Jeong Hoon Lee , Hyo-Joon Yang , Yu Kyung Cho , Chang Seok Bang , Beom Jin Kim , Hye-Kyung Jung , Byung-Wook Kim , and Yong Chan Lee , Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research
Gut Liver 2020; 14(6): 707-726
Joon Sung Kim , Byung-Wook Kim , Do Hoon Kim , Chan Hyuk Park , Hyuk Lee , Moon Kyung Joo , Da Hyun Jung , Jun- Won Chung , Hyuk Soon Choi , Gwang Ho Baik , Jeong Hoon Lee , Kyo Young Song , and Saebeom Hur , The Korean Society of Gastroenterology, Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, The Korean Gastric Cancer Association, Korean Society of Interventional Radiology
Gut Liver 2020; 14(5): 560-570
Laura M. Stinton, and Eldon A. Shaffer
Gut Liver 2012; 6(2): 172-187
Geoffrey C. Farrell, Derrick van Rooyen, Lay Gan, and Shivrakumar Chitturi
Gut Liver 2012; 6(2): 149-171
Ran Xu Zhu, Wai-Kay Seto, Ching-Lung Lai, and Man-Fung Yuen
Gut Liver 2016; 10(3): 332-339