Tag Archives: hepatocellular carcinoma

High intensity focused ultrasound — a big hitter with low impact?

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB which has recently increased its impact factor to 1.94. The article is on High intensity focused ultrasound and its role in treating small hepatocellular carcinoma. HIFU has been used in the … Continue reading

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Singing the obesity blues in liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB Obesity is a global problem and fatty liver disease is one of many consequences of the changing waistlines of society. The association between obesity and development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, … Continue reading

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TACE – Good radiological response does not necessarily equate with improved overall survival

Here is my highlight from the March edition of the journal HPB The treatment options for non-resectable primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are limited. Trans arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a therapy which has achieved considerable popularity as a means for treating … Continue reading

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Liver resection or liver transplantation for solitary hepatitis C virus associated hepatocellular carcinoma?

This is my february highlight from the journal HPB In the September issue of HPB we published a meta-analysis which showed that outcomes for patients with HCC from all causes were better after liver transplantation than after liver resection but that this … Continue reading

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HCC resect or transplant – what would you do?

Here is my current highlight for september from the journal  HPB.  Comparison of outcomes of transplantation and resection in patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma: a meta-analysis, Mashaal Dhir, Elizabeth R. Lyden, Lynette M. Smith, Chandrakanth Are. HPB September 2012, vol 14, issue 9, pages … Continue reading

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