Issue 1 Articles

Dietary Fenugreek Attenuates Dextran Sodium Sulfate-Induced Ulcerative Colitis: Role of Inflammation

Research Article

Ulcerative colitis, a chronic relapsing form of inflammatory bowel disease, is often neglected at initial stages due to its difficulty in detection leading to delayed clinical evaluation and treatment. Fenugreek, an annual plant and spice, is known to possess anti-inflammatory property. We examined the effect of dietary fenugreek on inflammatory cells related cyto-kine-mediated inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis model

Five Decades of Research in Chronic Hepatitis B Infection-Have We Reached the Endpoint?


Being a practicing hepatologist in Asia for almost thirty years, my most distressing clinical experience is the need to confront patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, being undiagnosed and presented with advanced/late hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many of these patients subsequently died at their middle-age

Medical Management of Hepatic Vena Cava Syndrome (Based on New Concept of its Pathogenesis)

Research Article

Hepatic Vena Cava Syndrome (HVCS) is a chronic obliterative disease of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) at the site of hepatic vein opening characterized by long asymptomatic period, recurrent Acute Exacerbations (AE) and high incidence of hypersplenism, ascites, Liver Cirrhosis (LC) and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

Management of Primary Hepatic Carcinoma by Traditional Chinese Medicine

Research Article

Primary hepatic carcinoma is one of the types with high incidence of cancer. It has the characteristics of hidden disease, long incubation period, rapid development and easy metastasis, and the prognosis is poor, which seriously affects the quality of life of patients. Although much progress has been made in its research, the complex mechanisms of its onset and deterioration are not fully understood