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miR-29b, miR-205 and miR-221 Enhance Chemosensitivity to Gemcitabine in HuH28 Human Cholangiocarcinoma Cells
Background and Aims Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is highly resistant to chemotherapy, including gemcitabine (Gem) treatment. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous, non-coding, short RNAs that can regulateExpand
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Renal shear wave velocity by acoustic radiation force impulse did not reflect advanced renal impairment
Acoustic radiation force impulse is a noninvasive method for evaluating tissue elasticity on ultrasound. Renal shear wave velocity measured by this technique has not been fully investigated inExpand
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Assessment of track microbubble flow signals on contrast-enhanced ultrasound with perflubutane following percutaneous liver biopsy.
OBJECTIVE It is important to detect post-liver biopsy hemorrhage early and confirm hemostasis in the clinical setting. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a sensitive and highly specific tool forExpand
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Serum Procalcitonin in Patients with Acute Liver Failure.
BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT) is a known diagnostic marker of bacterial infection. There are no previous reports of PCT concerning acute liver failure (ALF). We evaluated the clinical value of serumExpand
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Left Renal Cortical Thickness Measured by Ultrasound Can Predict Early Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease
Aims: The kidney becomes atrophic in advanced chronic kidney disease, and renal size and parenchymal volume correlate with renal function. However, alterations in renal parenchymal volume have notExpand
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A Series of microRNA in the Chromosome 14q32.2 Maternally Imprinted Region Related to Progression of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Mouse Model
Background & Aims Simple steatosis (SS) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are subtypes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and the pathogenic differences between SS and NASH remainExpand
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Effect of renal impairment on the pharmacokinetics of memantine.
The effect of renal impairment on the pharmacokinetics of a single oral dose of memantine (10 mg) was determined in Japanese subjects. Subjects were assigned to four groups based on baselineExpand
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Association between gene polymorphisms of connective tissue growth factor and the progression of chronic liver disease associated with hepatitis C.
OBJECTIVE Fibrogenic cytokines, such as transforming growth factor-beta 1 play a central role in the progression of liver fibrosis. Recently, functional gene polymorphisms in these cytokines haveExpand
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Rapid and early α-fetoprotein and des-γ-carboxy prothrombin responses to initial arterial infusion chemotherapy predict treatment outcomes of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
The aim of the present study was to predict the effects of transarterial infusion (TAI) chemotherapy based on early changes in α-fetoprotein (AFP) and des-γ-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) in patients withExpand
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Two patterns of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with Sonazoid® in spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma: a report of four cases
Spontaneous rupture is a life-threatening complication of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Detecting active bleeding is critical. Color Doppler and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) withExpand
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