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Article: [Outcomes of home anti-cancer chemotherapy--estimation of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for patients with multiple liver metastases].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: A total of 18 patients (13: colon cancer, 5: gastric cancer) with multiple liver metastases (H3) underwent hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAI) using an implanted arterial port with portable syringe pumps in our outpatient clinic. Clinical perspective: overall response rate was 22.2% (CR: 1 case, PR: 3 cases (1 case: hepatectomy after HAI), NC: 12 cases, PD: 2 cases), however, 7 of 12 cases of NC were long NC (more than 6 months). No major complications with HAI were experienced. Patient Perspective: After HAI in our outpatient clinic, the 50% survival was 341 days, 50% hospital free days were 319 days and home stay rate was 92.9%. Societal Perspective: cost and hospital stay days were significantly reduced. Home anti-cancer chemotherapy using HAI for gastrointestinal cancer patients with multiple liver metastases was safe and efficient from the viewpoint of medical outcomes.Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 01/2001; 27 Suppl 3:614-8.
Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology 04/2000; 97(3):337-41.