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Comparing Hepatic Resection and Transarterial Chemoembolization for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Stage B Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Change for Treatment of Choice?
BackgroundCompared to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stage B in the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification, the role of hepaticExpand
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Small-bowel perforation caused by fish bone.
A diagnosis of small-bowel perforation, caused by a sharp or pointed foreign body, is rarely made preoperatively because the clinical symptoms are usually nonspecific and can mimic other surgicalExpand
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Superselective transarterial chemoembolization vs hepatic resection for resectable early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with Child-Pugh class a liver function.
PURPOSE In contrast to hepatic resection (HR) for resectable early-stage HCC, the efficacy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is controversial. This study is designed to compare the long-termExpand
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Identification of tumor‐associated plasma biomarkers using proteomic techniques: From mouse to human
In an effort to identify tumor‐associated proteins from plasma of tumor‐bearing mice that may be used as diagnostic biomarkers, we developed a strategy that combines a tumor xenotransplantation modelExpand
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Roux-en-Y Reconstruction after Distal Gastrectomy to Reduce Enterogastric Reflux and Helicobacter pylori Infection
Enterogastric reflux (EGR) is regarded as an unavoidable consequence of distal gastrectomy. We evaluated the efficacy of Roux-en-Y (RY) gastrojejunostomy and Braun enteroenterostomy (BEE) forExpand
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Using Multidetector-Row CT for the Diagnosis of Afferent Loop Syndrome Following Gastroenterostomy Reconstruction
Purpose To assess the clinical manifestations and multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) findings of afferent loop syndrome (ALS) and to determine the role of MDCT on treatment decisions.Expand
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Telomerase and c-myc expression in hepatocellular carcinomas.
BACKGROUND Telomerase is activated in the majority of cancer tissues and immortalized cell lines. The hTERT (human telomerase reverse transcriptase-major component of telomerase) gene promoter hasExpand
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Effects of oral arginine and glutamine on radiation-induced injury in the rat.
BACKGROUND Exposure of the abdominal region to ionizing radiation is associated with serious untoward symptoms of intestinal dysfunction and some reports indicate that nutrient supplements may reduceExpand
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A population-based follow-up study on gallstone disease among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan.
AIM To assess the incidence of and risk factors for gallstone disease (GSD) among type 2 diabetics in Kinmen, Taiwan. METHODS A screening program for GSD was performed by two specialists whoExpand
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What are the appropriate indicators of surgical difficulty during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Results from a Japan‐Korea‐Taiwan multinational survey
Serious complications continue to occur in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). The commonly used indicators of surgical difficulty such as the duration of surgery are insufficient because they areExpand
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