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The rapid emergence of user-generated content (UGC) inspires knowledge sharing among Internet users. A good example is the well-known travel site TripAdvisor.com, which enables users to share their experiences and express their opinions on attractions, accommodations, restaurants, etc. The UGC about travel provide precious information to the users as well(More)
OBJECTIVES Limited studies have focused on the feasibility and technical requirements of using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene vessel grafts for venous outflow reconstruction in a living-donor liver transplant using right liver grafts without the middle hepatic vein. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 2007 and December 2012, thirty-two patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Unroofing hepatectomy, an alternative approach to remove a deep-seated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) adjacent to major intrahepatic vessels by peel-off technique after sacrificing the overlying noncancerous liver, may result in tumor exposure without resection margin. The aim of the study was to examine the value of this approach(More)
The changes in and relationship between oxidative stress and the glutathione (GSH) antioxidant system in the plasma and tissues of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before and after tumor resection have not been clearly determined. We investigated the changes in oxidative stress, GSH status and its dependent antioxidant enzyme activities in HCC(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS High operative mortality has been reported after liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients with high preoperative serum alanine aminotransferase (sALT) level. Their long-term prognosis has never been investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefit of liver resection for HCC in this subgroup of(More)
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