Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk

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PURPOSE Brivanib is a dual inhibitor of vascular-endothelial growth factor and fibroblast growth factor receptors that are implicated in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Our multinational, randomized, double-blind, phase III trial compared brivanib with sorafenib as first-line treatment for HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Advanced HCC(More)
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is an uncommon cause for presinusoidal portal hypertension. Although several predisposing conditions are known to exist in the background of PVT, there still remains a proportion of patients in whom the etiology is not known and the pathogenesis is unclear. In this review we summarize the literature on PVT and present the(More)
AIM To investigate the factors contributing to health-related quality of life (HRQL) in chronic liver disease (CLD). METHODS Patients with CLD and age- and sex-matched normal subjects performed the validated Thai versions of the short-form 36 (SF-36) by health survey and chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ). Stepwise multiple regression analysis was(More)
AIM Quality of life (QOL) is a concept that incorporates many aspects of life beyond "health". The chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ) was developed to evaluate the impact of chronic liver diseases (CLD) on QOL. The objectives of this study were to translate and validate a liver specific questionnaire, the CLDQ. METHODS The CLDQ was formally(More)
We investigated the contribution of polymorphisms in cytokine genes (TNFa-308, IL10-1082 and -592, TGFb1-c10 and c25, and IFNg+874) on the risk of graft rejection in liver transplantation. We performed a systematic review by identifying relevant studies and applied meta-analysis to pool gene effects. In total, 12 studies were eligible and included in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of protein-calorie malnutrition, characteristics, and clinical importance of nutrition disorders in patients with liver cirrhosis according to severity of disease. METHODS Nutrition assessments such as subjective global assessment, anthropometric and biochemical measurements,(More)
AIM To evaluate the effectiveness of simethicone in enhancing visibility and efficacy during colonoscopy. METHODS A prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was conducted. One hundred and twenty-four patients were allocated to receive 2 doses of sodium phosphate plus 240 mg of tablet simethicone or placebo as bowel preparation.(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is potentially curative for patients with early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, tumor progression before OLT remains a problem. Ninety-three patients were listed for transplantation with HCC or diagnosed with HCC following listing between March, 1997 and September, 2001. Modified TNM Stage was I/II in 82(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) infections has significantly changed in the past few years due to the introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). DAAs could improve the sustained virological response compared to pegylated interferon with ribavirin (PR). However, there has been no evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs)(More)