Anthony Rode

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OBJECTIVES It remains unclear whether radiofrequency ablation (RFA) provides comparable outcomes to surgical resection (SR). We, therefore, compared survival outcomes of RFA to SR in patients with early stage and very early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A multicenter retrospective analysis was performed in patients from five academic(More)
Hepatic macrophages (Kupffer cells) play important roles in inflammation and portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). We recently showed that plasma soluble CD163 (sCD163), a specific marker for macrophage activation, is produced within and released from the liver with a direct relationship to the portal venous pressure gradient. 3(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS End-stage chronic liver disease is associated with vitamin D deficiency but the prevalence across a broad-spectrum of liver disease is unknown. This study prospectively examines prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and response to replacement in chronic liver disease. METHODS One hundred and fifty-eight outpatients with chronic liver(More)
BACKGROUND The vitamin B12 (B12)-binding protein haptocorrin (HC) has proven to be a potentially useful biomarker in patients with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Little is known concerning the level of HC and other B12-related proteins in patients with HCC as compared to patients with other chronic liver diseases (CLDs) and healthy controls.(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor associated macrophages are present in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and associated with a poor prognosis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the levels and dynamics of soluble (s)CD163, a specific macrophage activation marker, in patients with HCC. METHODS In a cohort from Australia, we studied 109 HCC patients, 116 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The glycoprotein CD147 has a role in tumor progression, is readily detectable in the circulation, and is abundantly expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Advanced HCC patients are a heterogeneous group with some individuals having dismal survival. The aim of this study was to examine circulating soluble CD147 levels as a prognostic(More)
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