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Case Report
Published On: January 26, 2018

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
Published On: January 26, 2018

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
Published On: January 26, 2018

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
Published On: February 15, 2018

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
Published On: March 30, 2018

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...

Research Article
Published On: April 10, 2018

Short Interval Method for Regular Colonoscopy

Kim H*
Conventional cap-fitting method,usually protruded 4mm-5mm from the end of the colonoscope, provides a continuous visual field of the lumen direction but has several disadvantages. The field of vision is affected by the cap....

Editorial
Published On: April 30, 2018

Gastroenterology: 2018 Forecast

Actis GC*
The digestive tract, one of the body’s barrier organs, integrates digestive and immune functions. A lingering down-graded inflammatory state witnesses the evolutionary capacity to express immunity safely in both defensive and regulatory roles....

Case Report
Published On: May 14, 2018

Successful Treatment of Intractable Hiccups due to Psycosomatic Disorder

Elife Erarslan*
Background: Hiccups are most often self-limited and resolve spontaneously without the need for any medical treatment. Intractable hiccups may be a symptom indicating a serious insidious disease...