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BACKGROUND Combined hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIg) and lamivudine in prophylaxis of the recurrence of hepatitis B after liver transplantation has significantly improved the survival of HBsAg positive patients. This study was undertaken to evaluate the outcomes of liver transplantation for patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV). METHODS A retrospective(More)
AIM To identify prognostic factors of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), who were treated by orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS From January 2000 to October 2006, 165 patients with HCC underwent OLT. Various clinicopathological risk factors for actuarial and recurrence-free survival were identified using the Kaplan-Meier method(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information regarding NLR-PLR (the combination of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio [NLR] and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio [PLR]) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to assess the predictive ability of NLR-PLR in patients with resectable hepatitis B virus-related HCC within Milan criteria after hepatectomy. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the influence of the width of resection margin on recurrence and survival for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODOLOGY Randomized controlled trials and non-randomized trials evaluating the influence of the width of resection margin for HCC were identified using a predefined search strategy. A meta-analysis was performed to(More)
AIM To investigate whether the use of synchronous hepatectomy and splenectomy (HS) is more effective than hepatectomy alone (HA) for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hypersplenism. METHODS From January 2007 to March 2013, 84 consecutive patients with HCC and hypersplenism who underwent synchronous hepatectomy and splenectomy in our center(More)
Microvascular invasion (MVI) is a strong risk factor for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) meeting the Milan criteria and who have received curative hepatectomy. The relevance of a second hepatectomy in patients with MVI-positive recurrent HCC remains controversial. We had 329 cases of HCC hepatectomy meeting the Milan criteria and compared data(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To evaluate the feasibility and therapeutic effects of anatomic liver resection versus non-anatomic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODOLOGY Randomized controlled trials and non-randomized trials comparing the clinical effectiveness between anatomic and non-anatomic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma were(More)
AIM To evaluate different standard liver volume (SLV) formula and verify the applicability of the formulae for Chinese adults. METHODS Data from 70 cases of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) performed at our transplantation centers between January 2008 and April 2009 were analyzed. SLV was estimated using our recently reported formula [the Chengdu(More)
BACKGROUND Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is considered to be the alterative choice in light of the great shortage of cadaveric donors. However, the characteristics of the patients who will benefit from LDLT have not been well identified. The aim of this study was to define the pre- and intra-operative factors that may influence patient outcome.(More)
AIM To identify risk factors that might contribute to hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after liver transplantation (LT). METHODS The perioperative and follow-up data of a total of 744 liver transplants, performed from February 1999 to July 2010, were retrospectively reviewed. HAT developed in 20 patients (2.7%). HAT was classified as early (occurring in(More)