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Elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in patients with chronic hepatitis C is not uncommonly seen, but the pathogenesis of this phenomenon remains unclear. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of elevated serum AFP in patients with chronic hepatitis C and to evaluate the clinical, virologic, and histopathologic significance of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the survival between intraperitoneal cisplatin-based chemotherapy (IPCT) and intravenous cisplatin-based chemotherapy (IVCT) in stage III epithelial ovarian cancer with minimal residual disease (<1 cm) after primary debulking surgery. METHOD One hundred and thirty-two patients with stage III epithelial ovarian cancer after optimal(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish a different category system based on grouping of the risk factors in patients with cervical smear. METHODS Univariate and multivariate analyses of factors associated with survival time were performed in 443 patients with stage Ib-IIa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from 1985 to 1989. RESULTS Univariate analysis showed that(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Hepatic steatosis is a histological characteristic in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hepatic steatosis in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C, and to look for possible correlation with various histopathological changes and to look for possible(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extrahepatic spreading is not uncommon. In order to delineate the clinical and radiological pictures of HCC with intracranial metastasis, 33 documented cases were analysed. Eighteen had brain parenchymal metastasis without skull involvement; the other 15 cases disclosed skull metastasis with brain invasion. The underlying(More)
Steroid cell tumors of the ovary are rare sex-cord neoplasms which account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. They have been divided into two subtypes according to their cell of origin as follows: stromal luteoma, and Leydig cell tumors, and a third subtype with lineage unknown is a steroid cell tumor, not otherwise specified (NOS). The clinical(More)
In patients with chronic hepatitis C, the relationships between serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, histological liver injury and serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA titres remain controversial. To evaluate these relationships, 93 Chinese patients with histological diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C were enrolled for this study. Serum ALT levels,(More)
Many clinicopathological factors of cervical cancer are still controversial in their prognostic significance. The case records of 1,115 patients who received radical hysterectomy at the Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, from 1980 to 1989 were collected to evaluate prognosis-related factors by univariate and multivariate analyses. The pathology was reviewed(More)
OBJECTIVE p53 gene alteration has been extensively studied in epithelial ovarian cancer. However, its occurrence in clear cell carcinoma, an infrequent histologic subtype of epithelial ovarian cancer, is rarely reported. The aim of this study is to determine the status of p53 gene alteration in this distinct type of ovarian carcinoma. METHODS Paraffin(More)
OBJECTIVE Portal lymphoid aggregates/follicles (lymphoid A/F) is a characteristically histological finding in patients with chronic hepatitis C. We assessed the prevalence of lymphoid A/F in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis C and evaluated the correlation of this phenomenon with clinical, biochemical, immunological, virological, and other(More)