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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 75-78

Evaluation of sodium cantharidinate/vitamin B6 in the treatment of primary liver cancer


Department of Infection Diseases, Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital, Guiyang, Guizhou, China

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Xinhua Luo
Department of Infection Diseases, Guizhou Provincial People's Hospital, Guiyang, Guizhou, 550002
China
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.139770

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Objective: The present study evaluated the treatment effectiveness of sodium cantharidinate/vitamin B6 in patient with middle/late stage primary liver cancer. Materials and Methods: A 3-month follow-up study on 104 patients with primary liver cancer was carried out. Regular medication treatment was applied to 41 patients and sodium cantharidinate/vitamin B6 combined with the regular medication was applied to 63 patients. The treatment effectiveness and prognosis were evaluated using the statistical methods. Results: At the end of the treatment, no significant difference was detected between the two groups; 1-month follow-up survey showed that in the treatment group, the death rate was lower, the treatment gain was maintained longer and the tumor morphology was maintained better, compared with the control group; 3-month follow-up study showed that there was not significance difference between the two groups. Conclusion: Sodium cantharidinate/vitamin B6 might be used as auxiliary drug in patients with primary liver cancer and could improve the treatment outcomes for a short-term period.


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