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Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) offers a survival benefit to patients with intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A widely accepted TACE regimen includes administration of doxorubicin-oil emulsion followed by gelatine sponge-conventional TACE. Recently, a drug-eluting bead (DC Bead) has been developed to enhance tumor drug delivery and(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the ability of magnetic resonance imaging to measure the volume of the amygdala and detect amygdala atrophy in patients with early Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN Prospective case-control study and "blind" measurements. SETTING Subjects were ambulatory outpatients selected from an institutional practice in Paris, France. PATIENTS We(More)
BACKGROUND The aim if this study was to compare percutaneous drainage (PD) of the gallbladder to emergency cholecystectomy (EC) in a well-defined patient group with sepsis related to acute calculous/acalculous cholecystitis (ACC/AAC). METHODS Between 2001 and 2007, all consecutive patients of our ICU treated by either PD or EC were retrospectively(More)
Splenic arterial interventions are increasingly performed to treat various clinical conditions, including abdominal trauma, hypersplenism, splenic arterial aneurysm, portal hypertension, and splenic neoplasm. When clinically appropriate, these procedures may provide an alternative to open surgery. They may help to salvage splenic function in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND A phase I dose-escalation trial of transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) with idarubicin-loaded beads was performed in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). AIM To estimate the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD) and to assess safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and quality of life. METHODS Patients received a single TACE session(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is used increasingly to measure liver volume in patients undergoing evaluation for transplantation or resection. This study is designed to determine a formula predicting total liver volume (TLV) based on body surface area (BSA) or body weight in Western adults. TLV was measured in 292 patients from four Western centers. Liver(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluate the uniformity and reproducibility of thermal lesion ablation and quantify the volume of tissue destruction and hemorrhage induced with two different commercially available radiofrequency ablation devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS A four-array anchor expandable needle electrode and a triple-cluster cooled-tip needle electrode were used(More)
From September 1991 to February 1993, in 83 patients (74 women and nine men, aged 24-86 years), 166 double-J ureteral stents (initially placed to treat fistulas or stenoses located within the inferior third of the ureter) were exchanged during 127 procedures. Stents were extracted from the bladder through the urethra under fluoroscopic monitoring by using a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of previously described MR features used for detecting suspected placental invasion according to observers' experience. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our population included 25 pregnant women (mean age 35.16) investigated by prenatal MRI (1.5T, T1- and T2-weighted MR-sequences without i.v. contrast), among them 12 with(More)
BACKGROUND The development of endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area (ETDP) is thought to be slow, but their natural history is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the factors that influence survival of patients with ETDP. PATIENTS/METHODS Eighty two patients with ETDP (44 non-functioning tumours, 23 gastrinomas, seven(More)