Zai-bo Jiang

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AIM To evaluate long-term effect of ethanol embolization for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with severe hepatic arterioportal shunt (APS), compared with Gelfoam embolization. METHODS Sixty-four patients (ethanol group) and 33 patients (Gelfoam group) with HCC and APS were respectively treated with ethanol and Gelfoam for APS before the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and complications of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with or without transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted for 62 small HCC cases undergoing RFA with or without TACE, and in each case, the tumors were not more than 3(More)
AIM To evaluate the palliative therapeutic effects of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) complicated by portal hypertension. METHODS We performed TIPS for 14 patients with PVTT due to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Of the 14 patients, 8 patients had complete occlusion of the main portal vein, 6(More)
AIM To evaluate the value of endovascular stent in the treatment of portal hypertension caused by benign main portal vein stenosis. METHODS Portal vein stents were implanted in six patients with benign main portal vein stenosis (inflammatory stenosis in three cases, postprocedure of liver transplantation in another three cases). Changes in portal vein(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether chemoembolization can benefit patients with unresectable recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight of 71 patients (39%) with unresectable recurrent HCC following OLT and without contradictions to chemoembolization were included: 14 patients(More)
PURPOSE To explore the clinical value of uterine artery embolization (UAE) combined with methotrexate in the treatment of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) before and after uterine curettage. MATERIALS AND METHODS From August 2009 to April 2012, 15 patients with CSP treated with UAE (before or after uterine curettage) were analyzed retrospectively. Eleven(More)
AIM To analyze the clinical manifestations and the effectiveness of therapy in patients with orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)-associated hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) and non-anastomosis bile duct stricture. METHODS Nine cases were diagnosed as HAS and non-anastomosis bile duct stricture. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) was performed in(More)
AIM To investigate the capability of multidetector CT (MDCT) to diagnose HCC-associated arterioportal shunt (APS). METHODS Two hundred and eighty-two patients with HCC received both thin-slice and enhancement MDCT scanning at early hepatic arterial phase, late hepatic arterial phase and portal venous phase, and digital subtract angiography (DSA)(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a member of the TNF family of cytokines and has been shown to induce cell apoptosis in many types of tumors, but not in normal cells. This tumor-selective property has made TRAIL a promising approach for the development of cancer therapy. However, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine arterial embolization (UAE) is a safe and effective therapy for symptomatic uterine leiomyoma. This study was to assess the effectiveness and the feasibility of pingyangmycin-lipiodol emulsion (PLE) for the management of symptomatic uterine leiomyoma. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients (aged 21 - 53 years, with 38 in average) with(More)