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Yangyang Shen, Pang Li, Kai Cui, Zhendan Wang, Fachang Yu, He Tian, Sheng Li
OBJECTIVES: Curative hepatectomy and tumor thrombectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma with complicating biliary tumor thrombosis (HCC/BTT) is associated with high surgical morbidity and mortality. This retrospective study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of neoadjuvant transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in HCC/BTT patients scheduled for curative resection. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with diagnosed HCC/BTT were hospitalized for neoadjuvant TACE and elective curative liver resection (group A; n=20) or curative liver resection alone (group B; n=10)...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
K B Huang, W Z Fan, Y Y Zhang, Y Wang, W Cui, J P Li
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with cryoablation in patients with unresectable large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: A total of 122 patients with unresectable large HCC admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University between November 2011 and July 2015 were retrospectively involved.The patients were divided into study group (58 patients who underwent TACE combined with cryoablation) and control group (64 patients who underwent TACE alone)...
October 11, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Zhufeng Lu, Shuang Liu, Yong Yi, Xiaochun Ni, Jiaxing Wang, Jinlong Huang, Yipeng Fu, Ya Cao, Jian Zhou, Jia Fan, Shuangjian Qiu
BACKGROUND: The postoperative prognosis of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is far from satisfactory. Whether postoperative adjuvant transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is effective for patients with ICC after R0 liver resection remains controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 272 patients with ICC who received a radical hepatectomy at our center between 2000 and 2011. After the propensity score of postoperative TACE was calculated, 75 patients who received TACE were matched at a 1:2 ratios with 150 patients who did not receive TACE...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Chikara Ogawa, Yasunori Minami, Masahiro Morita, Teruyo Noda, Soichi Arasawa, Masako Izuta, Atsushi Kubo, Toshihiro Matsunaka, Hiroyuki Tamaki, Mitsushige Shibatoge, Masatoshi Kudo
PURPOSE: Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is one of the most effective therapeutic options for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and it is important to protect residual liver function after treatment as well as the effect. To reduce the liver function deterioration, we evaluated the automatic software to predict the embolization area of TACE in 3 dimensions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Automatic prediction software of embolization area was used in chemoembolization of 7 HCCs...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Toshihiko Kawasaki, Kan-Yun Hata, Daisuke Kinoshita, Masaki Takayama, Hideyuki Okuda, Shigeto Mizuno, Masatoshi Kudo
PURPOSE: Contrast-enhanced sonography increases negative enhancement in the Kupffer phase after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We compared contrast-enhanced sonography with B-mode sonography for guidance of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of HCC after TACE. METHODS: After TACE was performed, 18 nodules in 12 patients were treated by B-mode sonography guided RFA, while 22 nodules in 18 patients were treated by contrast-enhanced sonography-guided RFA...
2016: Digestive Diseases
Tadaaki Arizumi, Kazuomi Ueshima, Mina Iwanishi, Tomohiro Minami, Hirokazu Chishina, Masashi Kono, Masahiro Takita, Satoshi Kitai, Tatsuo Inoue, Norihisa Yada, Satoru Hagiwara, Yasunori Minami, Hiroshi Ida, Toshiharu Sakurai, Masayuki Kitano, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
BACKGROUND: The standard treatment option that is available for patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage B hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). However, the condition of the patients with BCLC stage B disease is heterogeneous showing different tumor statuses and Child-Pugh scores; treatment strategies other than TACE are frequently employed for the patients in this stage. Based on the subclassification system proposed by Bolondi et al...
2016: Digestive Diseases
P R Salvalaggio, G E Felga, B D Guardia, M D Almeida, F L Pandullo, C E Matielo, A Evangelista, L Curvelo, R A Rocco, J A Alves, R F Meirelles, S P M Filho, M B de Rezende, P T Pedroso, L G Diaz, M B Rusi, M M Viveiros, D B Neves
BACKGROUND: Prolonged time on the waiting list affects post-transplant survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, it is not yet known which patients will be at higher risk for early dropout from the list. We investigate specific risk factors for early waiting list dropout in patients with HCC. METHODS: This was a single-center, intention-to-treat analysis of adults with HCC, within the Milan criteria, from July 2006 through September 2013...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
S S Kim, T W Kang, K D Song, S K Cho, M W Lee, H Rhim, D H Sinn, S-H Jung
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) as a first-line treatment for isolated intrahepatic recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (IIR-HCC) after liver transplantation (LT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Between January 2005 and January 2015, 588 consecutive patients underwent LT for the treatment of HCC. Among them, 27 patients with IIR-HCCs after LT who were treated with RFA (n=6) or TACE (n=21) as a first-line treatment were retrospectively included in this study...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Radiology
James X Chen, Steven Rose, Sarah B White, Ghassan El-Haddad, Nicholas Fidelman, Hooman Yarmohammadi, Winifred Hwang, Daniel Y Sze, Nishita Kothary, Kristen Stashek, E Paul Wileyto, Riad Salem, David C Metz, Michael C Soulen
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate prognostic factors for survival outcomes following embolotherapy for neuroendocrine tumor (NET) liver metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective study of 155 patients (60 years mean age, 57 % male) with NET liver metastases from pancreas (n = 71), gut (n = 68), lung (n = 8), or other/unknown (n = 8) primary sites treated with conventional transarterial chemoembolization (TACE, n = 50), transarterial radioembolization (TARE, n = 64), or transarterial embolization (TAE, n = 41) between 2004 and 2015...
October 13, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
F Y Wang, W Meng, Y Li, T Li, C Y Qin
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) has mostly been used in hypervascular tumours such as hepatocellular carcinoma, and may be an effective palliative treatment in patients with metastatic liver cancer. Our goal is to determine whether TACE increases overall survival (OS) of in patients with liver metastases. The retrospective cohort study included 171 patients with liver metastases diagnosed between 2001 and 2015. OS was compared between the TACE and non-TACE groups after propensity score matching to reduce the effects of selection bias and potential confounders...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
Alvin Ho-Kwan Cheung, Colin Siu-Chi Lam, Henry Shiu-Cheung Tam, Tan-To Cheung, Roberta Pang, Ronnie Tung-Ping Poon
BACKGROUND: Chemoembolization with doxorubucin-eluting beads (DEB) has been used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) since 2007. This study compared the efficacy and survival between transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) with DEB and conventional approach (cTACE) in HCC treatment. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study compared the overall survival and tumor response of HCC patients to cTACE (n=190) and DEB (n=143) by the reassessment of computed tomography and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)...
October 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
Hui Tian, Qi Wang
To conduct a quantitative analysis of microcirculation blood perfusion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) before and after transcatheter arterial chemoembolisation (TACE) using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). From 2013 June to 2105 October, a total of 106 HCC patients undergoing TACE were recruited. CEUS was performed before and after TACE to determine time-intensity curve (TIC) and perfusion quantitative parameters of the HCC lesions and surrounding liver parenchyma. Quantitative perfusion parameters were obtained using the region of interest method...
October 8, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Jing-Huan Li, Yan Wang, Xiao-Ying Xie, Xin Yin, Lan Zhang, Rong-Xin Chen, Zheng-Gang Ren
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the principal therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its efficacy is currently limited owing to tumor progression or treatment failure. It has been shown that aspirin reduces the incidence of multiple malignant tumors including HCC and plays a synergistic role with chemotherapy in the treatment of colon cancer. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the adjuvant effect of aspirin on patients with unresectable HCC who underwent TACE therapy. A retrospective matched-pairs analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy of aspirin in combination with TACE therapy...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Guangzhi He, Chenhong Zheng, Huiping Huo, Huiming Zhang, Zhiquan Zhu, Junlai Li, Hongpeng Zhang
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a fatal cancer, have benefited significantly from TACE (transcatheter arterial chemoembolization) and immunotherapy treatments. Immunotherapy that includes dendritic cells and cytokine-induced killer cells (DC-CIK) in combination with TACE has been extensively applied in cases of HCC. Few decisive conclusions about these combined effects on the outcomes of HCC patients have been reached. Therefore, the present meta-analysis was performed to compare the efficacy of the combined usage of DC-CIK with TACE with a TACE therapy alone on the outcomes of HCC patients...
October 4, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
Yan Zhao, Rafael Duran, Julius Chapiro, Jae Ho Sohn, Sonia Sahu, Florian Fleckenstein, Susanne Smolka, Timothy M Pawlik, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Li Zhao, Howard Lee, Shuixiang He, MingDe Lin, Jean-François Geschwind
It remains controversial whether transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) should be performed in patients with advanced-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present large retrospective cohort study aimed to define the survival outcome following TACE of advanced HCC and to identify the prognostic factors. Five hundred eight patients with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) C-stage HCC, Child-Pugh A/B who were treated with TACE between November 1998 and December 2013 were identified. There was no significant difference in overall survival (OS) between patients with Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) 0 and those with ECOG ≥1 (10...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Ran Tao, Xiaodan Li, Ruizhi Ran, Zhihua Xiao, Hongyue Zhang, Hongyan Kong, Qiqin Song, Yu Huang, Likui Wang, Jiaquan Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is usually managed by the transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). However, this technique has been challenged since severe complications have been observed in clinical practices. As a result, clinicians have started to seek other minimally invasive surgeries with equivalent efficacy. The corresponding surgeries were assessed by the five outcomes: complete response (CR), partial response (PR), stable disease (SD), progression disease (PD) and objective response rate (ORR)...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Wei-Hsiang Lin, Shiou-Hwei Yeh, Kun-Huei Yeh, Kai-Wei Chen, Ya-Wen Cheng, Tung-Hung Su, Ping Jao, Lin-Chun Ni, Pei-Jer Chen, Ding-Shinn Chen
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the main treatment for intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification because of its exclusive arterial blood supply. Although TACE achieves substantial necrosis of the tumor, complete tumor necrosis is uncommon, and the residual tumor generally rapidly recurs. We combined tirapazamine (TPZ), a hypoxia-activated cytotoxic agent, with hepatic artery ligation (HAL), which recapitulates transarterial embolization in mouse models, to enhance the efficacy of TACE...
October 4, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Karine Bertoldi, Laura Reck Cechinel, Bruna Schallenberger, Louisiana Meireles, Carla Basso, Gisele Agustini Lovatel, Lisiane Bernardi, Marcelo Lazzaron Lamers, Ionara Rodrigues Siqueira
A growing body of evidence has demonstrated amyloid plaques in aged brain; however, little attention has been given to amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing machinery during the healthy aging process. The amyloidogenic and non-amyloidogenic pathways, represented respectively by β- and α-secretases (BACE and TACE), are responsible for APP cleavage. Our working hypothesis is that the normal aging process could imbalance amyloidogenic and non-amyloidogenic pathways specifically BACE and TACE activities...
October 1, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
Pu Zhao Wu, Jun Zhou, Yue Wei Zhang
Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma hemorrhage is life-threatening. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively analyze the effect of gelatin sponge microparticles (GSMs) of various diameters on the treatment of spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma hemorrhage. GSMs serve as embolization agents by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), and the current study analyzed their safety and efficacy. Data from a total of 13 cases of spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma hemorrhage, who were treated with GSM-TACE at the Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University (Dalian, China) between August 2010 and June 2014, were collected...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
S B Paul, E Dhamija, S R Gamanagatti, V Sreenivas, D P Yadav, S Jain, Shalimar, S K Acharya
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with that of multiphase computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of tumor response to transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty patients (41 men, 9 women; mean age, 53 years±12.5 [SD]) with a total of 70 HCCs (mean size, 5cm±3 [SD]) were evaluated. Post-TACE therapeutic assessment of HCC was done at 4 weeks. Patients with TACE done earlier and reporting with suspicion for recurrence were also included...
September 27, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
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