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BACKGROUND/AIMS Metal stent insertion through percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) track is an important palliative treatment modality for malignant biliary obstruction. Acute pancreatitis is one of serious complications of biliary metal stenting. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk of pancreatitis for patients who underwent… (More)
OBJECTIVES Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a relapsing autoimmune disease targeting the spinal cord and optic nerve leading to paralysis and blindness. Current treatment for acute NMO attacks is immunosuppression with high-dose corticosteroids and/or plasmapheresis. Preclinical animal studies suggest that bevacizumab might be beneficial in limiting the extent… (More)
Three patients with dialysis ascites improved markedly after treatment with isolated ultrafiltrations. This simple, noninvasive technique should be applied first to patients with dialysis ascites before resorting to more drastic therapeutic measures.
Peritoneal dialysis using a chloride-rich dialysate succeeded in correcting systemic metabolic alkalosis in a patient with renal failure. The present approach may have a place in the therapy of metabolic alkalosis.