Clinical Paper

Split-dose Lactulose with Adjunctive Oral Bisacodyl and Oral Sodium Phosphate: A Pilot Study of a Novel Bowel Preparation

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: Various colonoscopic bowel preparations are in use clinically. Split-dose preparations are generally recommended for morning colonoscopies. We herein present a novel form of bowel preparation with split-dose lactulose as the backbone with oral bisacodyl and sodium phosphate, in a pilot study assessing its safety and efficacy.

Application of Teach-back Health Education Model in Nutritional Support Manage- ment During Radiotherapy for Patients with Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer

1. Abstract 1.1. Aim: To explore whether the teach-back health education model can reduce the incidence of malnutrition during radiotherapy in pa- tients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. 1.2. Methods: A historical study design was used to compare the in- cidence of malnutrition during radiotherapy between the traditional education model and the teach-back health education …

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Effect of Rapid Intravenous Albumin Infusion in Neonate with Capillary Leak Syndrome

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: This study was intended to investigate the effect of different infusion rates of human serum albumin on 30-day survival of neonatal capillary leak syndrome. 1.2. Methods: We retrospectively retrieved data from electronic medical records at our children’s hospital and we included all the term new-borns admitted between October 2017 to October …

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Endocuff-Assisted Colonoscopy Demonstrates High Ileal Intubation and Adenoma Detection Rates in Trainees

1. Abstract 1.1. Introduction: The Endocuff (EC) significantly improves the Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR). Whereas cecal intubation and cost-effectiveness using the EC have been studied repeatedly, evidence regarding the Ileum Intubation Rate (IIR) remains scarce. This study investigates the IRR and ADR in EC-assisted colonoscopy compared with standard colonoscopy in patients undergoing screening and/or surveillance …

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Efficacy of Rifaximin Add-On Levofloxacin Regimen as Third-Line Rescue Therapy of Helicobacter Pylori Eradication

1. Abstract 1.1. Background/Aims Levofloxacin–amoxicillin triple therapy was known as a choice of third-line regimen for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication. But it does not achieve the satisfactory eradication success rate. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of rifaximin add-on levofloxacin regimen. 1.2. Method We performed retrospective, observational study from June …

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Related Factors of Jaundice Reduction Effect in Patients with High Biliary Obstruction Caused by Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma Using Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: The purpose of this study was to explore the risk factors of poor jaundice reduction effect in patients with high biliary malignant obstruction (HBMO) caused by unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma (u-HC) treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). 1.2. Methods: Total of 39 cases were retrospectively reviewed from March 2016 to January 2022. …

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Early Colorectal Adenocarcinoma in Adenomatous Polyp: Clinical Characteristics and Prognostic Factors from 9899 Patients

1. Abstract 1.1. Background and Aim About 85%-90% of colorectal cancer (CRC) develops from adenomatous polyps. The aim of this study is to identify the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of early colorectal adenocarcinoma in adenomatous polyp (E-ACAP). 1.2. Methods Data of patients with E-ACAP was obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database …

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Gender Difference in Clinical Outcomes of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Prognostic Analysis Based on Propensity Score Matching and Nomogram Model

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: Whether male sex has disadvantageous effects on the prognosis for survival in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains controversial. In this retrospective study, we explored the effect of sex on HCC prognosis. We used sex as a predictor to construct prognostic models to predict HCC-related survival (HRS) and relapse free survival (RFS).

Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) for Neuroendocrine Liver Metastasis (NELM): Predictive Value of Volumetric Arterial Enhancement (VAE) on Baseline MRI

1. Abstract 1.1. Background Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) belong to a rare family of tumors whose incidence has increased significantly over the past 50 years Purpose To evaluate the prognostic value of volumetric arterial enhancement (VAE) on baseline magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with neuroendocrine liver metastasis (NELM) treated using transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). 1.2. Material …

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