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BACKGROUND Ketamine is widely used as an i.v. anaesthetic agent and as a drug of abuse. Hepatocytes contribute to the metabolism of endogenous and exogenous substances. This study evaluated the toxic effects of S-(+)-ketamine and possible mechanisms using human hepatoma HepG2 cells as the experimental model. METHODS HepG2 cells were exposed to(More)
BACKGROUND The recipient's hepatic vascular anatomy is essential in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Magnetic resonance angiographic inflow-sensitive inversion recovery (IFIR-MRA) is a new noncontrast technology for vascular evaluation, particularly for those patients with renal function impairment. The purpose of this study was to improve the(More)
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