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Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2011 Dec;27(12):554-9. doi: 10.1016/j.kjms.2011.06.029. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Potential risk factors for the reactivation of the replication of hepatitis B and C viruses after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization of hepatocellular carcinoma.

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  • 1Department of Occupational Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential risk factors for the reactivation of the replication of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) of hepatocellular carcinoma. Forty-four hepatocellular carcinoma patients treated by TACE using epirubicin plus mitomycin C were studied. Serum HBV DNA (n=17) and HCV RNA (n=27) levels were measured 1 day before and 3 months after TACE. Plasma concentrations of chemotherapeutic agents were determined at 1 hour and 72 hours after TACE. A total of 29 patients (n=13 for chronic hepatitis Band n=16 for chronic hepatitis C) showed significant changes of the viral loads after TACE. Patients with increased viral loads after TACE were older (p=0.041), had higher incidence of pre-TACE white blood cell counts being less than normal limit (p=0.023), and had higher plasma mitomycin C concentrations (p=0.039) than those in patients with decreased viral loads. Analysis by multiple logistic regressions using age, decreased or normal pre-TACE white blood cell counts, mitomycin C concentrations >3.95 ng/mL adopted by receiver operating characteristic curve (p=0.037), and epirubicin concentrations have shown that decreased pre-TACE white blood cell counts was the only significant factor associated with increased viral loads after TACE (p=0.048). In conclusion, patients with decreased pre-TACE white blood cell counts have a potential risk for the reactivation of the replication of HBV or HCV after TACE.

Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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