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Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is the second most common primary hepatic malignancy, but the studies for the outcome after resection of ICC are rare. The aim of this study was to elucidate outcomes and prognostic factors of ICC in patients undergoing hepatic resection. A retrospective study was conducted with a total of 63 patients who underwent(More)
The incidence of infections caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria has increased in recent years, due to a rise in dermatological procedures and a greater prevalence of immunosuppression in the general population. This study investigated the clinical and microbiological findings of non-tuberculous mycobacterial skin infections. The study population included(More)
UNLABELLED Because (18)F-FDG PET has insufficient sensitivity for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), (11)C-acetate PET has been proposed as another technique for this use. We prospectively evaluated the value of PET/CT using these 2 tracers for the detection of primary and metastatic HCC. METHODS One hundred twelve patients (99 with HCC, 13(More)
Several studies have reported that ABO blood group, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between these factors and pancreatic cancer in the Korean population. We retrospectively recruited 753 patients with pancreatic cancer and(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce a simple and effective technique for various kinds of anatomic liver resection using the hanging maneuver by 3 Glisson's pedicles and 3 hepatic veins. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The advantages of the liver-hanging maneuver described by Belghiti et al and the anatomic characteristics peculiar to the liver induced us to devise another(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Although the large cell-sized biliary stent facilitates contralateral stent deployment through the mesh of the first metallic stent for stent-in-stent (SIS) technique, there are concerns about its vulnerability to tumor ingrowth. The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical outcomes of endoscopic bilateral SIS placement(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Although endoscopic papillectomy has been attempted in early stage ampullary cancer (pTis, T1), its curative role and indications remain uncertain. The present study was designed to assess the factors that predict malignancy and lymph node metastasis and to suggest potential indications for endoscopic papillectomy by analyzing(More)
Regulation of melanogenesis has been the focus of treatment for hyperpigmentary skin disorders. Although hesperidin is one of the most well-known, naturally occurring flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, its anti-melanogenic effect is not known. The present study aims to determine the anti-melanogenic effect of hespiridin as well as its(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) depends on the tumour extent and underlying liver function. Antiviral therapy with nucleoside/nucleotide analogues has been shown to be effective in improving the liver function of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. We assessed whether lamivudine could induce biochemical and(More)
—It is well known that requirements engineering plays a critical role in software quality. The use case approach is a requirements elicitation technique commonly used in industrial applications. Software requirements are stated as a collection of use cases, each of which is written in the user's perspective and describes a specific flow of events in the(More)