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CXC ligand 17 (CXCL17) is a novel CXC chemokine whose clinical significance remains largely unknown. In the present study, we characterized the prognostic value of CXCL17 in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and evaluated the association of CXCL17 with immune infiltration. We examined CXCL17 expression in 227 HCC tissue specimens by(More)
A scene independent linear transformation called – multitemporal Kauth-Thomas transformation (MKT) was implemented in this land surface change monitoring due to mining activities. 5-fold cross validation results indicated the high feasibility of using the MKT method with a computer-based hybrid unsupervised and supervised classification approach for mining(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the management of spontaneous ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma in the acute phase, the definitive treatment after hemostasis, and the prognosis. DATA SOURCES A MEDLINE search was undertaken to identify articles in English from 1970 to 2004 using the key words "hepatocellular carcinoma," "spontaneous rupture," "therapeutic(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Inflammation is a hallmark of cancer, yet the mechanisms that regulate immune cell infiltration into tumors remain poorly characterized. This study attempted to characterize the composition, distribution, and prognostic value of CXCR2(+) cells in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to examine the CXCR2 ligands that are responsible for local(More)
We present a novel parametric power spectral density (PSD) estimation algorithm for nonstationary signals based on a Kalman filter with variable number of measurements (KFVNM). The nonstationary signals under consideration are modeled as time-varying autoregressive (AR) processes. The proposed algorithm uses a block of measurements to estimate the(More)
Introduction. Both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presenting during pregnancy and HCC presenting with obstructive jaundice due to a tumor cast in the biliary tract are very rare. The management of these patients remains challenging. Presentation of Case. A 23-year-old lady presented with obstructive jaundice at 38 weeks of gestation. Investigations showed(More)
The optimal treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) remains controversial. We aimed to investigate the best treatment for patients with HCC with PVTT. From January 2002 to January 2014, the data from all consecutive patients with HCC with PVTT who underwent surgical treatment (ST),TACE,TACE combined with sorafenib(More)
Intra-arterial Lipiodol has been used to deliver targeted therapies to primary, and some metastatic, liver cancers. Targeted radiotherapy has been used by substituting the iodine in Lipiodol with 131Iodine (131I). Early clinical results are encouraging, but the variable response may partly depend on local pharmacokinetics. This study evaluated the in vitro(More)