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PURPOSE To evaluate the performance of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization guidance software that uses cone-beam computed tomography (CT) technology in identifying small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tumors and feeding branches. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cone-beam CT and manual feeder vessel detection (MFD) software were used in chemoembolization of 68(More)
Recent studies have revealed that (pro)renin receptor ((P)RR), a newly identified member of the renin-angiotensin system, is associated with organ damage that occurs with cardiovascular disease. We investigated the association of genetic polymorphisms in the (P)RR gene with lacunar infarction, white matter hyperintensity and left ventricular hypertrophy(More)
To evaluate the arterial blood supply to the caudate lobe of the liver from the proximal branches of the right inferior phrenic artery (RIPA) in patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Thirteen patients, including 10 who had a history of TACE of the caudate artery (A1), underwent TACE of the(More)
To compare the diagnostic performance of tomosynthesis with that of chest radiography for the detection of pulmonary emphysema, using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) as reference. Forty-eight patients with and 63 without pulmonary emphysema underwent chest MDCT, tomosynthesis and radiography on the same day. Two blinded radiologists independently(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have revealed that (pro)renin receptor ((P)RR), a newly identified member of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), is associated with blood pressure regulation in animals. However, there is no information on (P)RR in humans. We investigated the association of (P)RR gene polymorphisms with blood pressure in a Japanese population. (More)
Adrenomedullin 2/intermedin (AM2/IMD) is a novel member of the calcitonin/calcitonin gene-related peptide family. To investigate the pathophysiological role of AM2/IMD in heart failure, we examined the expression of AM2/IMD, adrenomedullin (AM) and receptor complex components (calcitonin receptor-like receptor, three types of receptor activity-modifying(More)
This study was designed to compare technical success and local recurrence rates of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with/without monitoring of embolized areas using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). A total of 207 HCCs ≤6 cm were treated with superselective TACE using digital subtraction angiography(More)
To compare local control effects of superselective transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) using epirubicin (EPI) plus mitomycin C (M) and miriplatin (MPT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). One-hundred and twenty-nine HCCs treated with superselective TACE were divided into three groups according to the type of anticancer drug; EPI-M-TACE (n = 51),(More)
To report technical aspects of thrombolysis and thromboaspiration for acute thromboembolic occlusion in the upper extremity. This study included four consecutive patients with acute thromboembolic occlusion in the upper extremity (right arm, n = 3; left arm n = 1). The mean patient age was 81.3 ± 11.5 years (mean ± standard deviation; range 69–92 years) and(More)
AIM Main bile duct necrosis develops after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) through the caudate artery (A1) and medial subsegmental artery (A4) of the hepatic artery in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the bile duct branch (BD branch) from A1 and A4. METHODS We evaluated the origin and(More)