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AIM To estimate if and to what extent long acting octreotide (LAR) improves survival and quality of life in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A total of 127 cirrhotics,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic therapy with self-expanding metallic endoprostheses in the management of inoperable primary malignant(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is the most common infectious disease among intravenous drug users. AIMS To determine and compare compliance rates between two groups of(More)
BACKGROUND Infrared photocoagulation (IRP) is commonly used in the treatment of hemorrhoids, but rectal bleeding can persist after this procedure. Adjuvant therapy may thus be considered for more(More)