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Combined non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes in severely obese patients—medium term effects of sleeve gastrectomy versus Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass on disease markers
Our retrospective pair-matched analysis suggests that bariatric surgery with Sleeve Gastrectomy may be preferable to Roux-Y-Gastric Bypass for obese patients with NAFLD and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus based on the medium-term rates of remission of markers of these co-morbidities.
Propensity score matching study of 325 patients with spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma
Ruptured hepatocellular carcinoma (RHCC) is a serious bleeding complication with a high mortality. Emergency trans-arterial embolization (TAE) plus two-stage hepatectomy might be the optimal treatment for patients with RHCC, which prognosis were no significant difference from that of non-ruptured HCC patients who undergoing hepatectomy.
International assessment and validation of the prognostic role of lymph node ratio in patients with resected pancreatic head ductal adenocarcinoma
This international multicenter cross-sectional study (n=1327) demonstrated that lymph node ratio (LNR) was a strong overall survival (OS) predictor in the entire cohort of patients with resected pancreatic head ductal adenocarcinoma and in patients with lymph node involvement. Furthermore, patients with LNR<0.225 had better OS than patients with LNR≥0.225.
Characteristics and outcomes of hepatocellular carcinoma patients with macrovascular invasion following surgical resection: a meta-analysis of 40 studies and 8,218 patients
In this meta-analysis, we determined that hepatocellular carcinoma patients with macrovascular invasion who underwent resection had a poor overall survival. However, among patients with 2nd order portal vein tumor thrombus, median survival was 20 months, suggesting that surgical resection may be considered in selected patients.