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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)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to develop and validate a new comorbidity index using data from hospitalized patients in South Korea. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Hospital inpatients. STUDY PARTICIPANTS Data from 4677 hospitalized patients aged 40-79 who had admitted in a medical center in Korea between September and December in 1997(More)
BACKGROUND There is no research on mapping algorithms between EQ-5D and SF-36 in Korea. The aim of this study was to derive a predictive model for converting the SF-36 health profile to the EQ-5D index using data from several studies. METHODS Individual data (n = 2211) were collected from three different studies and separated into derivation (n = 1660)(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)
To investigate the prevalence of cerebrovascular stenosis and white matter lesions on preoperative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in liver transplantation candidates. This retrospective study included 1,460 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) who underwent MRA with/without brain MRI for(More)
Cancer has been a serious complication of kidney transplantation ever since the outcome of this procedure improved. The incidence of cancer among kidney transplant (KT) recipients is increasing, and these patients have a higher risk of developing cancer than the general population. The present retrospective cohort study compared the cancer rate of kidney(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)