Yoshirou Baba

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The Japanese staging system that is generally used for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (3rd edition) was considerably revised recently, especially T category. No study, however, has revealed how well the new classification (4th edition) works to stratify HCC patients at a pre-intervention stage. The purpose of this study is to assess the discriminatory value(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Given that the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complicating severe cirrhosis remains uncertain, particularly with regard to various therapeutic strategies, we have evaluated the prognosis in a series of patients with homogeneous diagnostic and therapeutic histories. METHODS From 1990 to 1998, 411 consecutive(More)
This study sought to evaluate the effect of cilostazol in preventing restenosis after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in 68 patients: 35 patients received cilostazol immediately after PTCA and 33 patients received aspirin or ticlopidine. Repeat coronary angiography was performed 4 to 6 months after PTCA and the incidence of(More)
The present study aimed to retrospectively compare the survival rates between patients treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and hepatic resection for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). According to our database, derived from three affiliated hospitals, the inclusion criteria for this study were: solitary HCC [Child-Pugh class A and(More)
AIM Prevalence of fatty liver is increasing. In this study, to elucidate the factor that contributes most to recent increases in prevalence of fatty liver, we determined the independent predictors for the onset of fatty liver and compared these predictors between 2000 and 2005. METHODS Japanese persons, aged 30-74 years, who participated in regular health(More)
Sorafenib is a kinase-targeted drug that has high efficacy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of the present study was to determine whether sorafenib is more effective than hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) for HCC. Twenty patients treated with sorafenib (sorafenib group) initiated at 800 mg/day and 45 patients treated with(More)
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