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Serum HGF and TGF-beta1 levels after right portal vein embolization.
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PMID:  20070396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
AIM: The changes in the serum hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1 levels after portal vein embolization (PVE), and their clinical significance, remain unclear and we aimed to assess their relationship.
METHODS: The serum HGF and TGF-beta1 levels were prospectively measured in 22 patients before and 1, 3, 5, 7, and 14 day after right PVE. Computed tomographic volumetry was performed before and at a mean of 26 +/- 4 days after right PVE.
RESULTS: Three to four weeks after right PVE, the volume of embolized lobe significantly decreased from 704 +/- 157 cm(3) before PVE to 539 +/- 168 cm(3) after PVE (P < 0.001). In contrast, the volume of nonembolized lobe significantly increased from 426 +/- 142 cm(3) to 560 +/- 165 cm(3) (P < 0.001). The serum HGF level significantly increased on day 3 after PVE compared with the pretreatment level (P = 0.005), while the serum TGF-beta1 level significantly decreased and reached its lowest value on day 3 (P = 0.002). Using Pearson's correlation analysis, we found that the serum HGF and TGF-beta1 levels on day 14 negatively associated with the large hypertrophic response in the nonembolized lobe (HGF: r = -0.490, P = 0.021; TGF-beta1: r = -0.473, P = 0.026).
CONCLUSIONS: PVE induced an increase in the serum HGF level and reduced the serum TGF-beta1 level. Measurement of serum HGF and TGF-beta1 levels on day 14 after right PVE may be useful for assessment of the future liver hypertrophy in nonembolized lobe after right PVE.
Hiromitsu Hayashi; Toru Beppu; Hiroki Sugita; Toshiro Masuda; Hirohisa Okabe; Hiroshi Takamori; Hideo Baba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1386-6346     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatol. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-16     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711801     Medline TA:  Hepatol Res     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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