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A multicenter collaborative study was performed to investigate the prevalence of abnormal blood contents of 6 trace metals, copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), aluminum (Al), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg), in hemodialysis (HD) patients and to analyze their relationship with the medications, such as CaCO3, Ca acetate, Al containing phosphate-binding agents,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study was to evaluate and compare the clinical and pathological characteristics and patient outcomes after hepatic resection for different stages of HCC according to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification system. METHODOLOGY Three hundred and sixteen primary hepatectomies for HCC were divided into stage 0-c, according(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes, psychological impact, and complication rates associated with external fixation and volar or dorsal plating in relation to the functional parameters following treatment of intra-articular fractures of the distal radius (IFDR) in patients older than 65 years. We hypothesized that using volar or(More)
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