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Intermittent transcatheter therapy through a new indwelling catheter system for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
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PMID:  25260991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: This paper describes the technical details of the new indwelling catheter system, which we refer to as System-i, and provides an overview of our experience with this system at our institution.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The system is implanted via the left brachial artery. The feeding artery of the tumor is catheterized at each treatment, and the system can be used for multiple treatments via more than one feeding artery. Between January 2004 and January 2013, System-i was used to administer 398 treatments in 30 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The technical aspects and outcomes of treatment procedures were evaluated.
RESULTS: Implantation was successful in all cases. System-i was used for a median number of 11 treatments per patient over a median period of 5.7 months, and 71.6 % of all treatments were administered on an outpatient basis.
CONCLUSION: System-i provides an effective and safe method for selective catheterization of feeding arteries for administration of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization or infusion in patients with HCC. Treatment regimens can be individualized without limiting the number of treatments or treatment locations, and patients can be treated on an outpatient basis.
Osamu Itano; Satoshi Itano; Hiroaki Nagamatsu; Rina Tsutsui; Akihiro Deguchi; Masanori Inoue; Seishi Nakatsuka
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1867-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn J Radiol     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
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Created Date:  2014-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-9-28    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101490689     Medline TA:  Jpn J Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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