Case Report

The Location of Intragastric Balloon Induced Gastric Ulcer

Hyunghun Kim*
The adverse event of Intragastric balloon technique includes abdominal pain, nausea, gastroesophageal reflux, spontaneous deflation, gastric ulcer, and perforation. Among these complications, the gastric ulcer is very important due to following complications such as bleeding and perforation. Observing the whole stomach is nearly impossible due to the intragastric balloon and food materials, so understanding the most...

Mini Review

Saline Filled Intragastric Balloon Implantation Techniques

Hyunghun Kim*
These are two conventional intragastric balloon implantation techniques, finger technique, and front attachment method. The insertion from the oral cavity to the stomach is performed nearly blindly in two techniques. A new technique, side attachment method, is recently presented for easy and safe insertion due to a clear front view like a diagnostic endoscopy. Experts can use any technique for intragastric balloon implantation...

Mini Review

Inflammasomes in Pathophysiology of Acute Pancreatitis: “Et Facta Est Lux”

Filippou D*and Kripouri P
When Hans Chiari invented the term auto digestion little was known about pancreatic pathophysiology. However, that concept posed more questions than it explained up until recently. In 2000 a major medical breakthrough, the discovery of the inflammasome took place and in the last decade its role in inflammation was researched in great detail. This discovery could be the hidden link in the defussyfication...

Rapid Communication

Metal Clip in the Treatment of Acute Esophageal and Gastric Variceal Bleeding in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis under Endoscopy

Zhi-yong Wang1, Yue-yuan Wang1*, Sen-sen Tang1, Jianliang Wu2, Liwei Sun2, Yun Guo2 and Zhichao Lai2
Acute esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding is a common clinical emergency, while endoscopic esophageal variceal sclerotherapy (EVS) has been widely considered an effective treatment for acute esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding because of its higher emergency hemostasis success rate(about more than 90%) [1,2]. At the same time, elective repetitive sclerotherapy can effectively...

Short Communication

Strategies of Cancer Treatment and Relapse

Karen Poon, Xiaojun Ye and Ruihua Wang*
Cancer is one of the major diseases causing human death. With today advancement of medical technology, the current treatment is still not good enough to cure the disease. Although current cancer treatment could suppress the disease, relapse is the common phenomenon leading to treatment failure. Profiles of gene expression have indicated cell cycle dysregulation is a token of...

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