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AIM to determine the efficacy and toxicities of sorafenib in the treatment of patients with multiple recurrences of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver transplantation in a Chinese population. METHODS twenty patients with multiple recurrences of HCC after liver transplantation were retrospectively studied. They received either transarterial(More)
PURPOSE To identify prognostic predictors for overall survival of patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma of Bismuth type III and IV (HCBT34), and to determine survival benefit and safety of total caudate lobectomy (TCL) in a Chinese centre. METHODS From January 2001 to December 2010, 171 patients with the diagnosis of HCBT34, who underwent a potentially(More)
AIMS Several studies have analyzed the determinants of long-term survival in hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA) patients, but the majority of these have not speculated adjuvant therapy on prognosis. We conduct this study to identify potential predictive factors for prognosis of HCCA focusing on aspects dealing with adjuvant therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data(More)
This work investigates the feasibility of optimizing energy- and intensity-modulated electron beams for radiation therapy. A multileaf collimator (MLC) specially designed for modulated electron radiotherapy (MERT) was investigated both experimentally and by Monte Carlo simulations. An inverse-planning system based on Monte Carlo dose calculations was(More)
The system for predicting tumour location from skin motion induced by respiration was designed to reduce the effects of target movement. Fluoroscopic studies on 34 sites in the lungs and 14 sites in the diaphragm were performed so that the motions of skin markers and organs could be observed simultaneously. While patients were lying down in the simulator(More)
AIM Ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract and reinforcement with a bioprosthetic graft are two recently reported procedures that have shown promise in the treatment of anal fistula. This study was undertaken to validate combining ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract plus bioprosthetic anal fistula plug and report our preliminary results(More)
BACKGROUND Bioprosthetic plugs represent a promising technique for the treatment of anal fistula simple because they allow simple and repeatable application, preservation of sphincter integrity, minimal patient discomfort, and subsequent surgical options if needed. However, success rates vary widely. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess long-term(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The use of the da Vinci robot is being investigated in the discipline of urologic surgery. We describe our experience with its use during radical cystoprostatectomy in two patients with organ-confined bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion was performed using(More)
Yunnan Baiyao is a well-known Chinese herbal medicine that has been used as a haemostatic drug for nearly 100 years. The aim of this clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Yunan Baiyao capsules on the reduction of blood loss in bimaxillary orthognathic surgery. 87 consecutive patients scheduled for simultaneous maxillary Le Fort I(More)
Our goal in this work was to illustrate the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-modulated global biochemical profile and provide a novel metabolism-related target to improve the therapeutic regimen of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We used a metabolomics approach to investigate EBV-modulated metabolic changes, and found that the exogenous overexpression of the(More)