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PURPOSE To elucidate the local therapeutic results of computed tomography (CT)-guided transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) as initial treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and to verify factors which affect local therapeutic results. METHODS From 1992 to 2002, 265 tumors of 79 HCC patients were treated by 139 sessions of CT-guided TACE(More)
BACKGROUND Irbesartan has been reported to have beneficial effects on glucose/lipid metabolism in addition to an antihypertensive effect; however, such effects have not been clarified in hemodialysis (HD) patients. We investigated the effects of irbesartan on blood pressure (BP) as well as glucose/lipid metabolism, in HD patients with hypertension. (More)
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