ID 111503
Author
Shinomiya, Hirohiko The University of Tokushima
Shibata, Hiroshi The University of Tokushima
Tamaki, Katuyoshi The University of Tokushima
Fukuno, Hiroshi The University of Tokushima
Tsutsui, Akemi The University of Tokushima
Shimizu, Ichiro The University of Tokushima
Keywords
hepatocellular carcinoma
hospitalization period
crinical path
Interventional-radiology computed-tomography/angio system
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
We examined the hospitalization time in 346 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were treated between January 1991 and March 2002 (486 admissions). A newly introduced IVR CT system and an advanced catheter shortened the mean time from 65.0 (1991) to 35.6 (2001) days in patients who underwent transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE). For patients having TAE combined with percutaneous ethanol infusion (PEI), the mean time was shortened from 156.5 to 48.7 days. In those who underwent PEI, the values were 56.0 and 36.8 days, respectively. In those who underwent radio frequency ablation (RFA), the mean time in 2001 was 25.3 days. Overall, the mean time was shortened from 60.5 to 38.0 days. In particular, the mean time (41.0 days) after 1999, when the IVR CT system and RFA were introduced, was significantly shorter than that before their introduction (58.9 days). Advances in instruments and procedures for TAE have greatly shortened the hospitalization period. In patients who underwent PEI, the rate of decrease in the mean time was small and it is difficult decrease their length of hospital stay ; therefore, RFA may be frequently employed in the future.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
54
Issue
1-2
Start Page
124
End Page
132
Sort Key
124
Published Date
2007-02
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
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departments
Medical Sciences