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AIM To determine the efficacy and safety of caesarean section combined with temporary aortic balloon occlusion followed by uterine artery embolisation (UAE) for the treatment of patients with placenta accreta. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study involved 42 patients with placenta accreta. All patients underwent caesarean section combined with(More)
To evaluate effects of microwave ablation with a 2,450-MHz internally cooled-shaft antenna in animal experiments and in a clinical study. Microwave ablation was performed using a cooled-shaft antenna in eight in vivo (36 ablations) porcine livers. The coagulation diameters achieved in different microwave ablation parameter groups were compared. Sixty(More)
PURPOSE To determine the safety and feasibility of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) and intraductal radiofrequency (RF) ablation combined with biliary stent placement for malignant biliary obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from patients with unresectable malignant biliary obstruction who underwent PTC, intraductal RF ablation, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the technical success and initial clinical safety and effectiveness of the use of a Y-shaped metallic stent for complex stenoses involving the carina. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-five consecutive patients with complex tracheobronchial stenoses involving the carina were treated with an integrated self-expandable inverted Y-shaped(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsurgical pathologic diagnosis of malignant bile duct stricture with a high sensitivity and specificity is desirable for therapeutic scheme. Percutaneous transhepatic endobiliary brush cytology in detecting obstructive jaundice is evaluated. METHODS Fifty-eight consecutive patients with obstructive jaundice underwent percutaneous transhepatic(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate noncontrast-enhanced (NCE), time resolved, four-dimensional (4D) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for assessment of cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM), with intraarterial digital subtraction angiography (DSA) performed as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients (ten men, five women; age(More)
Persistent infection or chronic inflammation contributes significantly to tumourigenesis and tumour progression. C-X-C motif ligand 8 (CXCL8) is a chemokine that acts as an important multifunctional cytokine to modulate tumour proliferation, invasion and migration in an autocrine or paracrine manner. Studies have suggested that CXCL8 and its cognate(More)
This study aimed at assessing the usefulness of flat detector cone-beam CT virtual navigation-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of small (≤2.0 cm) pulmonary nodules in terms of diagnostic accuracy and complications to evaluate the diagnostic performance and complications of small pulmonary nodules under cone-beam CT (CBCT) guidance. A total of 100 patients(More)
Introduction Tracheobronchial stenoses or fistulas caused by benign or malignant diseases are life-threatening and present as respiratory distress symptoms.Airway stent insertion is an effective and widely used method to manage this condition. When the stenoses or the fistulas exist in the lower trachea,main carina, and main-stem bronchi, the insertion of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the initial clinical efficacy of a retrieval stent filter for the management of Budd Chiari syndrome complicated with inferior vena cava thrombosis. DESCRIPTION The retrieval stent filter consists of two parts (ie, the filter and the Z-stent). The filter was composed of seven legs arranged in the shape of(More)