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PURPOSE To describe volumetric changes of "radiation lobectomy," a manifestation of hepatic parenchymal response to lobar (90)Y microsphere radioembolization. METHODS Twenty patients exhibiting this phenomenon were identified. Pre- and posttreatment absolute right and left hepatic lobar volume (HLV), relative HLV (rHLV = HLV/total liver volume), and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the performance of various liver disease scoring systems in predicting early mortality after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this single-institution retrospective study, eight scoring systems were used to grade liver disease in 211 patients (male-to-female ratio = 131:80; mean age,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the incidence, prognostic factors, and clinical outcomes of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this single-institution retrospective study, 191 patients (m:f = 114:77, median age 54 years, median Model for End-Stage Liver Disease or MELD score 14) who(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to characterize the temporal evolution and clinical impact of laboratory liver function parameters after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this single-institution retrospective study, 157 patients (98 men and 59 women; median age, 55 years) underwent TIPS(More)
  • Ron C Gaba
  • 2012
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to assess patterns of chemoembolization use; identify variations in application, technique, and follow-up; and recognize areas of practice conformity and divergence. MATERIALS AND METHODS During August and September 2010, Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) members with "chemoembolization expertise" were(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE FOR THE STUDY: The Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score has not been derived and validated for the emergent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) population. We sought to identify predictive factors for survival among emergent TIPS patients, and to substantiate MELD for outcomes prognostication in(More)
This report summarizes a 5-year phase 1/2 allogeneic islet transplantation clinical trial conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Ten patients were enrolled in this single center, open label, and prospective trial in which patients received 1-3 transplants. The first four subjects underwent islet transplantation with the Edmonton(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Portal vein embolization (PVE) is a standard technique for patients not amenable to liver resection due to small future liver remnant ratio (FLR). Radiation lobectomy (RL) with (90)Y-loaded microspheres (Y90) is hypothesized to induce comparable volumetric changes in liver lobes, while potentially controlling the liver tumor and limiting(More)