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Combined endoscopic and percutaneous drainage of organized pancreatic necrosis.Ross A, Gluck M, Irani S, Hauptmann E, Fotoohi M, Siegal J, Robinson D, Crane R, Kozarek R. Gastrointest Endosc. 2010 Jan;71(1):79-84. Epub 2009 Oct 27. BACKGROUND: Severe acute pancreatitis is often complicated by organized necrosis, which can lead to abscess formation and clinical deterioration. We sought to…

RECIST nella valutazione dell’HCC

Modified RECIST (mRECIST) Assessment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Lencioni R, Llovet JM. Semin Liver Dis. 2010 Feb;30(1):52-60.   The endpoint in cancer research is overall survival. Nonetheless, other potential surrogate endpoints, such as response rate and time to progression, are currently used. Measurement of response rate in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a controversial issue.