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AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of combined therapy with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal venous tumour thrombus (PVTT). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board. From May 2009 to May 2012, 170 consecutive patients were newly diagnosed with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The virtual noncontrast images generated with iodine subtraction from dual-energy CTA images are expected to replace the true noncontrast images for radiation-dose reduction. This study assessed the feasibility of virtual noncontrast images for diagnosing SAH. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four patients with or without SAH underwent(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs), the relative apparent diffusion coefficient (rADC), and the pathological prognostic factor human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2) in patients with breast cancer. A total of 64 women with breast cancer underwent breast diffusion-weighted(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the occurrence of activated protein C resistance (APCR), to identify APCR is associated with thrombotic events (TEs), and acquired APCR is associated with the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (APLAs) in 30 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Laboratory tests included dilute Russell's viper venom time(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiological characteristics of old people's hearing. METHOD Questionnaires, physical examination, audiometry and bio-chemical tests were performed on the elders above 60 years old in part of the urban and rural area of Suzhou with random sample survey. RESULT A total of 1,040 individuals was investigated, among which 505(More)
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