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REVIEW
Epidemiology of liver cancer in South Korea
Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer (fourth in men and sixth in women) and the second largest cause of cancer mortality in South Korea. The crude incidence rate of liver cancer was 31.9/100,000 (47.5/100,000 in men and 16.2/100,000 in women) and the age-standardized inc...
REVIEW
Current epidemiology and clinical characteristics of autoimmune liver diseases in South Korea
Autoimmune liver diseases including autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) are rare diseases. The aim of this review is to examine the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of AIH and PBC in South Korea. There were 4,085 patients registered as AIH i...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Resection plane-dependent error in computed tomography volumetry of the right hepatic lobe in living liver donors
Background/Aims: Computed tomography (CT) hepatic volumetry is currently accepted as the most reliable method for preoperative estimation of graft weight in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). However, several factors can cause inaccuracies in CT volumetry compared to rea...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Serum matrix metalloproteinase-1 level represents disease activity as opposed to fibrosis in patients with histologically proven nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Background/Aims: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is prevalent in both economically developed and developing countries. Twenty percent of NASH progresses to cirrhosis with/without hepatocellular carcinoma, and there is an urgent need to find biomarkers for early diagnosis and...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Picroside II attenuates fatty acid accumulation in HepG2 cells via modulation of fatty acid uptake and synthesis
Background/Aims: Hepatic steatosis is caused by an imbalance between free fatty acids (FFAs) uptake, utilization, storage, and disposal. Understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in FFAs accumulation and its modulation could drive the development of potential therapies for...
CASE REPORT
Metastatic endophthalmitis and thyroid abscess complicating Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess
The thyroid is resistant to infection due to its anatomical and physiological characteristics. We present a rare case of invasive liver abscess with metastatic thyroid abscess and endogenous endophthalmitis in a previously healthy 55-year-old female patient without diabetes or o...
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Original Article
Combined effects of synbiotic and sitagliptin versus sitagliptin alone in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Saba Sayari, Hassan Neishaboori, Maryam Jameshorani
Received January 23, 2018     Accepted February 20, 2018     Published online June 12, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2018.0006    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Letter to the Editor
Transarterial embolization for the treatment of complicated liver hemangiomas: a report of two cases and review of the literature
Maria Kalogirou, Danai Chourmouzi, Ioannis Dedes, Stefania Kiapidou, Evangelos Akriviadis, Emmanouil Sinakos
Received February 25, 2018     Accepted February 26, 2018     Published online June 11, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0075    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Original Article
Efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin for Korean patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 2 infection: A retrospective multi-institutional study
Young Min Kim, Seok Bae Kim, Il Han Song, Sae Hwan Lee, Hong Soo Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Young Woo Kang, Seok Hyun Kim, Byung Seok Lee, Hee Bok Chae, Myeong Jun Song, Ji Woong Jang, Soon Yeong Ko, Jae Dong Lee
Received November 14, 2017     Accepted February 26, 2018     Published online June 4, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0070    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Review
Recent update of the 2017 Korean Association for the Study of the Liver (KASL) treatment guidelines of chronic hepatitis C: comparison of guidelines from other continents, 2017 AASLD/IDSA and 2016 EASL
Jong Eun Yeon
Received February 9, 2018     Accepted February 14, 2018     Published online May 2, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2018.1002    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Original Articles
Clinical usefulness of psoas muscle thickness for the diagnosis of sarcopenia in patients with liver cirrhosis
Dae Hoe Gu, Moon Young Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Sang Gyune Kim, Han Ah Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Young Kul Jung, Altay Kandemir, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyunggin An, Hyung Joon Yim, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun, Soon Ho Um
Received December 4, 2017     Accepted February 5, 2018     Published online April 30, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0077    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Evolution of glomerular filtration rates and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin during treatment with direct acting antivirals
Alessio Strazzulla, Giuseppe Coppolino, Giorgio Settimo Barreca, Innocenza Gentile, Laura Rivoli, Maria Concetta Postorino, Maria Mazzitelli, Giuseppe Greco, Chiara Costa, Vincenzo Pisani, Nadia Marascio, Mariadelina Simeoni, Alfredo Focà, Giorgio Fuiano, Daniela Foti, Elio Gulletta, Carlo Torti
Received October 17, 2017     Accepted January 9, 2018     Published online April 24, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0059    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Reviews
Management of hepatitis C viral infection in chronic kidney disease patients on hemodialysis in the era of direct-acting antivirals
Soon Young Ko, Won Hyeok Choe
Received October 27, 2017     Accepted January 2, 2018     Published online March 16, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0063    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Epidemiology of alcoholic liver disease in Korea
Jae Young Jang, Dong Joon Kim
Received June 28, 2017     Accepted December 12, 2017     Published online March 16, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0079    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Original Article
Interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C virus infection induces normalization of extrahepatic type I interferon signaling
Pil Soo Sung, Eun Byul Lee, Dong Jun Park, Angelo Lozada, Jeong Won Jang, Si Hyun Bae, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kew Yoon
Received December 1, 2017     Accepted January 19, 2018     Published online March 12, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0074    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Editorial
Comparison of surgical resection versus transarterial chemoembolization with additional radiation therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein invasion
Jin Wook Chung
Received January 2, 2018     Accepted February 5, 2018     Published online February 22, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2018.1001    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Reviews
Strategic Application of Radiotherapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Seo Hee Choi, Jinsil Seong
Received November 30, 2017     Accepted December 6, 2017     Published online February 14, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0073    
[Epub ahead of print]
                                 Cited By 1
Management of chronic hepatitis B patients in immunetolerant phase: what latest guidelines recommend
Grace Lai-Hung Wong
Received November 13, 2017     Accepted November 27, 2017     Published online January 22, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0068    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Original Article
Comparison of surgical resection versus transarterial chemoembolization with additional radiation therapy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein invasion
Danbi Lee, Han Chu Lee, Jihyun An, Ju Hyun Shim, Kang Mo Kim, Young-Suk Lim, Young-Hwa Chung, Yung Sang Lee
Received August 8, 2017     Accepted November 22, 2017     Published online January 16, 2018     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0041    
[Epub ahead of print]
                                 Cited By 1
Review
Microbiota, a key player in alcoholic liver disease
Anne-Marie Cassard, Dragos Ciocan
Received November 10, 2017     Accepted November 22, 2017     Published online December 22, 2017     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0067    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Case Reports
Favorable effect of corticosteroids in treating acute-on-chronic liver failure underlying chronic hepatitis B
Hyeji Kim, Jung Hyun Kwon, Yong Hee Kim, Soon Woo Nam, Jong Yul Lee, Jeong Won Jang
Received March 16, 2017     Accepted August 8, 2017     Published online November 27, 2017     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0016    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Complete cure of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with right adrenal gland metastasis and portal vein thrombosis by multiple applications of an interdisciplinary therapy: case report with 8-year follow up
Hojung Jung, Byung Ik Km, Yong Kyun Cho, Woo Kyu Jeon, Hong Joo Kim, Hyun Pyo Hong
Received June 4, 2017     Accepted August 2, 2017     Published online November 14, 2017     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0032    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Bilateral optic neuropathy related to severe anemia in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis: a case report and review of the literature
Lisa Humbertjean-Selton, Jérôme Selton, Nolwenn Riou-Comte, Jean-Christophe Lacour, Gioia Mione, Sébastien Richard
Received April 1, 2017     Accepted June 13, 2017     Published online October 25, 2017     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0021    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Adefovir-induced Fanconi syndrome associated with osteomalacia
Samel Park, Woo-Il Kim, Dai-Hyun Cho, Yeo-Joo Kim, Hong-Soo Kim, Ji-Hee Kim, Seung-Kuy Cha, Kyu-Sang Park, Ji-Hye Lee, Sang Mi Lee, Eun Young Lee
Received February 20, 2017     Accepted June 7, 2017     Published online September 1, 2017     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0009    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
Living-donor liver transplantation for giant hepatic hemangioma with diffuse hemangiomatosis in an adult: a case report
Ju Hyun Lee, Chang Jin Yoon, Young Hoon Kim, Ho-Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, Haeryoung Kim, Eun Sun Jang, Jin-Wook Kim, Sook-Hyang Jeong
Received January 17, 2017     Accepted March 3, 2017     Published online July 19, 2017     
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3350/cmh.2017.0002    
[Epub ahead of print]
                              
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