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PURPOSE To identify differences in radiologic assessment methods and determine optimal imaging criteria for response evaluation in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients treated with chemoembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained, and patient informed consent was waived. The present study included 332 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To evaluate the usefulness of Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer B subclassification (B1-B4) proposed by Bolondi et al. in subjects with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with transarterial chemoembolization according to the current Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer policy. METHODS A total of 466 Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer B patients initially(More)
BACKGROUND To date, drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation has not been compared with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for ostial left main coronary artery (LMCA) lesions. METHODS Of the 263 patients in the MAIN-COMPARE registry with ostial LMCA stenosis, 123 were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with DES and 140 with CABG. We(More)
BACKGROUND There is conflict regarding the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of silent CAD in comparison with the general population, and to identify the relevant risk factors in patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS AND RESULTS This retrospective study included(More)
BACKGROUND Anorectal manometry with simulated evacuation (SE) has limited applicability in predicting balloon expulsion (BE) test results. The newly developed high-resolution anorectal manometry (HRAM) technique can yield spatiotemporal plots with three-dimensional pressurization. We aimed to define new parameters based on three-dimensional integrated(More)
BACKGROUND Management of the neck in patients with salivary gland cancer is controversial. This study aimed to identify clinicopathologic characteristics associated with regional metastases and regional recurrence in patients with salivary gland carcinoma. METHODS Of 363 study patients, 51 underwent therapeutic neck dissection (TND) and 312 underwent(More)
It is important to predict massive postpartum hemorrhage in patients with placenta previa totalis (PPT) and a method that accurately predicts this event is needed. The present study developed a scoring system that predicts massive transfusion in patients with PPT. This single-center retrospective cohort study comprised 238 patients with PPT who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aims of this study were to determine baseline factors related to the progression of subjective memory impairment (SMI) in elderly subjects and to develop a new modeling scale to predict progression. METHODS Elderly subjects with SMI were recruited from the nationwide Clinical Research Centers for Dementia of South Korea (CREDOS)(More)
Although apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has been considered to be more benign than asymmetric HCM, few studies have directly compared their clinical features. We compared the electrocardiographic data and longterm outcomes between patients with apical HCM versus asymmetric HCM. This retrospective study enrolled 796 patients (243 apical HCM and 553(More)