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BACKGROUND Hepatic veins remain patent during complete inflow occlusion (CIO) and bleeding from them may continue. Occlusion of the inferior vena cava (ICV) during CIO may reduce blood loss from hepatic veins. This study was designed to compare the overall outcomes after application of CIO with or without occlusion of the ICV below the liver in complex(More)
BACKGROUND Partial hepatectomy with clear surgical margins is the main curative treatment for hepatic malignancies. The safety of liver resection, to a great extent, depends on the volume of future liver remnant. This manuscript reviews some important strategies that have been developed to increase resectability for patients with borderline volume of future(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether proton MR spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) and diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging can be used to differentiate intracranial tuberculomas from high grade gliomas (HGGs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 41 patients (19 with intracranial tuberculomas and 22 with HGGs) were examined in our study. (1)H MRS and(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter closure of coronary arterial fistula (CAF) is being utilized increasingly as an alternative to surgical closure, but most of the literature on transcatheter closure of CAF in children and adolescents consists of case reports and reports of small series. The aim of this study was therefore to describe our experience of percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND The role of surgical resection and thrombectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the location and extent of PVTT on the long-term outcomes of surgical treatment for HCC. METHODS A total of 438 patients with HCC and PVTT underwent liver(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the degree and mechanism of hepatic sinusoidal injury in different graft sizes in right lobe live donor liver transplantation (LDLT). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Liver grafts from living donors are likely to be small-for-size for adult recipients. Graft injury after reperfusion is common, but the mechanism and degree of injury remain(More)
We developed a multiplex asymmetric PCR (MAPCR)-based DNA microarray assay for characterization of the clinically relevant antibiotic resistance genes leading to penicillin, methicillin, aminoglycoside, macrolide, lincosamide, and streptogramin B (MLS(B)) resistance in staphylococci. The DNA-based assay involves detection of specific conserved regions of(More)
A multiplex asymmetric PCR (MAPCR)-based microarray method was developed for the detection of 10 known extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and plasmid-mediated AmpC beta-lactamase genes in gram-negative bacteria and for the typing of six important point mutations (amino acid positions 35, 43, 130, 179, 238, and 240) in the bla(SHV) gene. The MAPCR is(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNA-200a (miR-200a) has been reported to regulate tumour progression in several tumours but little is known about its role in neuroblastoma. Our aim was to investigate the potential role and mechanism of miR-200a in neuroblastomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Expression levels of miR-200a in tissues were determined using RT-PCR. The effect of(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore safety, indications and advantages of mapping and ablation of arrhythmia in children guided by Carto and Ensite system. METHODS Guided by Carto system, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) was performed on 8 pediatric patients with tachycardia whose mean age was (6.2 + or - 1.7) years, mean weight was (18.0 + or - 2.0) kg. Guided(More)