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PURPOSE To compare pure molecular diffusion, D, perfusion-related diffusion, D*, and perfusion fraction, f, determined from diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on the basis of the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) theory in patients with type 2 diabetes with and without liver steatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study(More)
PURPOSE Percutaneous cementoplasty has proved very effective for the palliation of pain from bone metastases. However, several studies argue that it should be contraindicated for metastases that are located in the proximal femur because of inadequate bone consolidation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for fracture despite performing(More)
An Asian study showed that gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) can predict survival after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was designed to validate in a European population this biomarker as an independent predictor of outcome after TACE of HCC and to determine a threshold value for clinical use. In 88(More)
PURPOSE To validate a triple-echo gradient-echo sequence for measuring the fat content of the liver, by using hydrogen 1((1)H) magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was approved by the appropriate ethics committee, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. In 37(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is usually performed by injecting an emulsion of a drug and iodised oil. Drug-eluting beads (DEBs) have undeniable pharmacological advantages by offering simultaneous embolisation and sustained release of the drug to the tumour. No data are currently available on liver/biliary injury following(More)
AIM To evaluate the outcomes after transcatheter embolization of percutaneous biopsy-related arteriovenous fistulas in renal allografts. MATERIALS AND METHODS All post-biopsy renal-transplant vascular injuries referred for embolization between June 1999 and October 2006 were reviewed retrospectively. There were six male and six female patients with a mean(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)
Chronic mesenteric ischemia is a rare condition caused by occlusive disease of the mesenteric vessels and manifested most commonly as abdominal pain. While the traditional therapy in symptomatic patients has been surgery, recent improvements in interventional devices and refinement in techniques have increased the popularity of endovascular treatment. The(More)
RATIONALE Second-line chemotherapy is disappointing in recurrent high-grade gliomas. Dramatic responses in recurrent high-grade gliomas have been reported in a recent monocentric trial with a novel association combining bevacizumab (anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody agent) and irinitecan. OBJECTIVE To report the experience of the ANOCEF group (French speaking(More)