- Comparison of treatment response, survival and safety between drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization with CalliSpheres® microspheres versus conventional transarterial chemoembolization in treating hepatocellular carcinoma. [Journal Article]J BUON 2019 May-Jun; 24(3):1150-1166JB
- CONCLUSIONS: The short-term CR and ORR of DEB-TACE treatment with CSM are better, while OS, DFS and safety were equivalent compared to cTACE in treating HCC patients.
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Versus Hybrid Decompression and Fusion for the Treatment of 3-level Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: A Comparative Analysis of Cervical Sagittal Balance and Outcomes. [Journal Article]World Neurosurg 2019WN
- CONCLUSIONS: Both ACDF and HDF were safe and effective for the treatment of 3-level CSM. ACDF showed superiority to HDF in terms of less blood loss, shorter operation time, and better postoperative sagittal balance.
- Comparison of Perioperative Complications Between Anterior Decompression With Fusion and Laminoplasty For Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Propensity Score-matching Analysis Using Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination Database. [Journal Article]Clin Spine Surg 2019CS
- CONCLUSIONS: More systemic complications, such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular events, and sepsis, were observed in the ADF group, although local infection was more frequently seen in the LAMP group. Medical costs were higher in the ADF group. The findings in this study will contribute to each CSM patient by allowing suitable adaptation of cervical surgeries.
- Bringing the Social Context into Research using the Common Sense Model. [Journal Article]Health Psychol Rev 2019; :1-9HP
- Reviews of the literature on the common sense model (CSM) provide strong support for the value of the framework in understanding and predicting illness behavior. It is clear from these reviews, however, that there are gaps in the literature and aspects of the model that have been left relatively unexamined. Here, we focus on two such gaps. First is an inattention to social contextual factors, inc…
Reviews of the literature on the common sense model (CSM) provide strong support for the value of the framework in understanding and predicting illness behavior. It is clear from these reviews, however, that there are gaps in the literature and aspects of the model that have been left relatively unexamined. Here, we focus on two such gaps. First is an inattention to social contextual factors, including relationships with both formal and informal care providers. The second gap discussed is the dearth of longitudinal research testing the model. In particular, we highlight the need for intensive longitudinal designs to facilitate examination of illness representation and behavior as processes that unfold dynamically overtime.
- The Effect of Lymph Node Dissection in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients Treated with Radical Prostatectomy: A Contemporary Analysis of Survival and Early Postoperative Outcomes. [Journal Article]Eur Urol Oncol 2018EU
- CONCLUSIONS: Within the SEER database, 199 (60.3%) of 330 mPCa patients treated with RP underwent LND. After IPTW, multivariable CRMs showed lower CSM (hazard ratio [HR]: 0.52, confidence interval [CI]: 0.31-0.87; p=0.01) and OM (HR: 0.38, CI: 0.24-0.60; p<0.001) rates after LND at RP in patients. Within the NIS database, 1186 (71.3%) of 1663 mPCa patients treated with RP underwent LND. After IPTW, MLR models showed higher rates of transfusions (odds ratio [OR]: 1.54, CI: 1.03-2.30; p=0.03) after LND versus no LND. No difference was observed in overall complications (OR: 1.04, CI: 0.77-1.41, p=0.7). In MPR, LND at RP did not affect the length of stay (OR: 1.05, CI: 0.97-1.14, p=0.2).We are the first to demonstrate that LND at RP is associated with lower CSM and OM in the setting of mPCa, but not with higher rates of perioperative complications.
- Meta-analysis of the use of sterilized mosquito net mesh for inguinal hernia repair in less economically developed countries. [Review]BJS Open 2019; 3(4):429-435BO
- CONCLUSIONS: MNM has a low overall postoperative complication rate and is unlikely to be inferior to CSM in terms of safety and efficacy. MNM is a suitable low-cost alternative to CSM in the presence of financial constraint.
- In vivo evaluation of callispheres microspheres in the porcine renal artery embolization model. [Journal Article]Am J Transl Res 2019; 11(7):4166-4179AJ
- This study aimed to evaluate the operational performance, embolization effect and safety of CalliSpheres microspheres (CSM) in a porcine renal model. 24 healthy normal pigs were randomized into CSM group and Embosphere microspheres (ESM) group equally, and embolized with CSM or ESM in the lower pole of right kidneys, respectively. On D2, D7 and D28 after the operation, angiography and biochemistr…
This study aimed to evaluate the operational performance, embolization effect and safety of CalliSpheres microspheres (CSM) in a porcine renal model. 24 healthy normal pigs were randomized into CSM group and Embosphere microspheres (ESM) group equally, and embolized with CSM or ESM in the lower pole of right kidneys, respectively. On D2, D7 and D28 after the operation, angiography and biochemistry examination were performed, and then the pigs were subjected to renal macroscopic and histopathological examination after euthanasia (4 pigs/group per each time point). The embolization was performed successfully in all pigs without obvious adverse events or deaths, and there was no difference in operation assessments (including number of embolized arteries, volume of injected microspheres and vessel recanalization rate) between CSM group and ESM group. After the operation, all pigs in CSM group and ESM group presented with renal necrosis, stasis and capsule exudation on D2 and D7, and capsule thickening, fibrosis and renal atrophy on D28, and there was no difference in these macroscopic or microscopic manifestations between two groups. For biochemistry indexes (including blood routine, coagulation function, liver function and renal function), most of them were similar between two groups at each time point. CSM embolizes porcine renal artery effectively and safely without obvious adverse events or deaths, which might be a good option for embolization therapy in clinical practices.
- Open Versus Robotic Cystectomy: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis Comparing Survival Outcomes. [Journal Article]J Clin Med 2019; 8(8)JC
- CONCLUSIONS: Patients treated with RARC and ORC have similar survival outcomes. This data is helpful in consulting patients until long term survival outcomes of level one evidence is available.
- Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Treatment of Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Insights from a National Registry. [Journal Article]World Neurosurg 2019WN
- CONCLUSIONS: Our analyses indicate that ACCF may be associated with worse clinical outcomes following multilevel treatment for CSM.
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- Surgical Reconstruction Using a Flanged Mesh Cage without Plating for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and a Symptomatic Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. [Journal Article]J Korean Neurosurg Soc 2019JK
- CONCLUSIONS: The satisfactory outcomes in this study indicate that the flanged TMC is an effective graft for cervical reconstruction.