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Clinical significance of microvessel density and vascular endothelial growth factor expression in hepatocellular carcinoma and surrounding liver: Possible involvement of vascular endothelial growth…
As in other tumors, the assessment of microvessel density (MVD) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) may be essential to perform an effective anti‐angiogenic therapy for this tumor. The relationship… Expand
Serum endostatin predicts tumor vascularity in hepatocellular carcinoma
Tumor angiogenesis is a strong prognostic factor in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, to the authors' knowledge, details regarding the serum levels of proangiogenic and… Expand
Proposal of invasiveness score to predict recurrence and survival after curative hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant human tumors and is associated with a high incidence of postoperative recurrence. There is no generally accepted definition for… Expand
FK506 with Portal Decompression Exerts Beneficial Effects following Extended Hepatectomy in Dogs
The present study was designed to elucidate the effectiveness of portal decompression and FK506 (FK) pretreatment in extended hepatectomy in dogs. In the first set of experiment the effect of portal… Expand
Antiangiogenic activity of BAI1 in vivo: implications for gene therapy of human glioblastomas
Glioblastomas are the most common primary brain tumors in adults. These tumors exhibit a high degree of vascularization, and malignant progression from astrocytoma to glioblastoma is often… Expand
Suppressed endothelin-1 production by FK506 and cyclosporin A in ischemia/reperfusion of rat small intestine.
BACKGROUND Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a novel vasoconstrictor, possibly plays a role in the mediation of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Tacrolimus (FK506) and cyclosporin A (CsA) were reported to… Expand
Hoarseness as the initial manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
A 51-year-old woman complained of hoarseness of two years duration. The patient's past medical history was significant for autoimmunological hepatitis and arthritis for which she had not received… Expand
Successful Therapy for Psychological Aphonia
When Actifeds was introduced, it was an excellent alternative to the pheniramine antihistamines. Patients would complain that their antihistamines weren’t working any more, you would prescribe… Expand
Stroboscopic observation of the larynx after radiation in patients with T1 glottic carcinoma.
We studied laryngeal video stroboscopy (LVS) system for evaluation of patients with glottic carcinoma (T1N0M0) before and after radiotherapy. There were 10 patients with T1 glottic squamous cell… Expand
Does passive smoking affect the incidence of nasal allergies?