Cost-effectiveness analysis of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization with or without sorafenib for the treatment of u...
TACE is a more cost-effective strategy than TACE-sorafenib for the treatment of unresectable HCC.
Comparative study of the effects of terlipressin versus splenectomy on liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in r...
Neither the administration of terlipressin nor splenectomy improved liver regeneration after 70% partial hepatectomy in rats. Further studies assessing the regulation of portal venous pressure as well as extended hepatectomy animal models and liver function tests will help to further investigate mechanisms of liver regeneration.
The "Colonial Wig" pancreaticojejunostomy: zero leaks with a novel technique for reconstruction after pancreaticoduodene...
Early experience with the CWPJ is encouraging, and this anastomosis may be a safe and effective way to lower POPF rates.
Tailored pancreatic reconstruction after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a single-center experience of 892 cases.
Selection of proper pancreatic reconstruction according to the risk factors of patients may reduce POPF and postoperative complications and mortality. PG is superior to PJ as regards short-term outcomes in high-risk group but PJ provides better pancreatic function in all groups and therefore, PJ is superior in low- and moderate-risk groups.
Risk factors and managements of hemorrhage associated with pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.
The risk of PPFH was found to be increased with high potential malignancy and high grade of POPF. Angiography-embolization is one of the major and effective therapies for PPFH. Extraluminal-intraluminal PPFH is more serious and needs more aggressive treatments.
Peginterferon alfa-2a for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in the era of direct-acting antivirals.
In this interferon-free era, PegIFN-based regimens remain a safe and effective option for selected HCV patients.
Helicobacter pylori and 17β-estradiol induce human intrahepatic biliary epithelial cell abnormal proliferation and oxida...
H. pylori and 17β-estradiol, separately or in combination, promoted cell proliferation and suppressed apoptosis of HIBECs in vitro. The above phenomena might be related to oxidative stress and its subsequent DNA damage with H. pylori and 17β-estradiol.
Delayed introduction of immunosuppressive regimens in critically ill patients after liver transplantation.
The delayed introduction of immunosuppressive regimens is safe and effective in management of critically ill patients after liver transplantation. The serial ImmuKnow assay could provide a reliable depiction of the dynamics of functional immunity throughout the clinical course of a given patient.