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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453471/significance-of-non-invasive-markers-as-predictor-of-esophageal-varices-in-liver-cirrhosis
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Dipendra Khadka, Sushil Prajapati, Sudhamshu Kc, Jeetendra Kaji Shrestha, Niyanta Karki, Bikash Jaishi, Kiran Regmi, Sandip Khadka
INTRODUCTION: Upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy remains the gold standard for screening for esophageal varices but it has its own limitations. It is an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure and needs clinical expertise. Accordingly, this study was conducted to establish the role of non-invasive markers for prediction of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A hospital based descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in Liver unit of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bir Hospital, from October 2016 to September 2017...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453469/demographic-and-clinical-profile-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-central-nepal
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Subash Bhattarai, Merina Gyawali, Khus Raj Dewan, Gaurav Shrestha
INTRODUCTION: Liver cirrhosis is an important health problem worldwide and is a common disease in Nepal. The profile of cirrhosis may vary due to different factors. This study was undertaken to see the demographic and clinical profiles of patients with cirrhosis of liver attending a tertiary care hospital in Central Nepal. METHODS: Six hundred patients with clinical features, laboratory and sonological findings suggestive of chronic liver dysfunction and endoscopic evidence of portal hypertension were included in the study...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451184/the-long-term-outcomes-of-cirrhotic-patients-with-pleural-effusion
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Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chih-Chun Tsai, Chen-Chi Tsai, Kuo-Chih Tseng, Yu-Hsi Hsieh
Background/Aim: A pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in the pleural space and may cause related morbidity or mortality in cirrhotic patients. Currently, there are insufficient data to support the long-term prognosis for cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion. In this study, we investigated the short- and long-term effects of pleural effusion on mortality in cirrhotic patients and evaluated the benefit of liver transplantation in these patients. Patients and Methods: The National Health Insurance Database, derived from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program, was used to identify 3,487 cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion requiring drainage between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2010...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451181/the-use-of-nonselective-beta-blockers-is-a-risk-factor-for-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Rosa Zampino, Rita Lebano, Nicola Coppola, Margherita Macera, Anna Grandone, Luca Rinaldi, Ilario De Sio, Antonella Tufano, Gianfranca Stornaiuolo, Luigi E Adinolfi, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Gaeta G Battista, Alferio Niglio
Background/Aim: A reduction in portal vein inflow velocity seems to predispose to the emergence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT). Nonselective β-blockers (NSBBs), used to prevent variceal bleeding, may increase the development of PVT by reducing portal vein inflow velocity. In this retrospective case-control study, we evaluated the risk factors and clinical features of a first event of PVT in 130 cirrhotics, 19 (15%) with (PVT group) and 111 (85%) without PVT (non-PVT group). Patients and Methods: Patient evaluation and NNBB treatment were carried out according to the AASLD guidelines...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450749/an-analysis-of-the-clinical-laboratory-and-histological-features-of-striped-punctate-and-nodular-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia
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Arul Thomas, David Koch, William Marsteller, David Lewin, Adrian Reuben
BACKGROUND: Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) commonly presents as linear striped ("watermelon stomach") or punctate phenotypes, to which a newly discovered nodular form was recently added. AIMS: We performed a retrospective cohort study to detail and compare the clinical and histological characteristics of major GAVE phenotypes. METHODS: In 136 GAVE patients (tertiary care ambulatory and inpatient, median age 61.3 years, 73 men, and 63 women), clinical and laboratory results were recorded, with comorbidities, endoscopy indications, and complications of cirrhosis...
February 15, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449343/extrahepatic-angiogenesis-hinders-recovery-of-portal-hypertension-and-collaterals-in-rats-with-cirrhosis-resolution
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Shao-Jung Hsu, Ming-Hung Tsai, Ching-Chih Chang, Yu-Hsin Hsieh, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ming-Chih Hou, Shou-Dong Lee
Liver cirrhosis is characterized by portal hypertension. However, the alteration of portal hypertension-related derangements during cirrhosis resolution is not well known. This study aimed to establish animal models with cirrhosis resolution and to investigate the relevant changes during this process.Male Spraque-Dawley rats were applied. In reverse thioacetamide (rTAA) model, rats were randomly allocated into four groups with control, TAA cirrhosis and rTAA groups that discontinued TAA for 4 or 8 weeks after cirrhosis induction...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439827/refractory-gastric-variceal-bleeding-treated-through-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-coiling-and-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-application
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H Jer Hwang, Ignacio Málaga, C Curvale, M Guidi, R Matano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438423/immature-platelet-fraction-and-thrombopoietin-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-cohort-study
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Philip Rauber, Frank Lammert, Katharina Grotemeyer, Beate Appenrodt
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Thrombocytopenia occurs frequently in patients with cirrhosis. The immature platelet fraction (IPF%) is measured to differentiate the causes of thrombocytopenia. To date the relevance of thrombopoietin (TPO) in the context of cirrhosis is unknown. The aim of our study was to investigate the cause of thrombocytopenia in patients with liver cirrhosis by measuring IPF%, TPO and spleen size. In addition we examined the use of IPF% to evaluate the severity of cirrhosis and its complications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434428/evaluation-of-endovenous-laser-ablation-for-varicose-veins-using-a-computer-simulation-model-secondary-publication
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REVIEW
Hisanao Hazama, Masato Yoshimori, Norihiro Honda, Kunio Awazu
Background and aims: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) has been well-reported as a minimally invasive method to deal with varices of the lower extremities. The lasers used fall into two categories: pigment, i.e., hemoglobin-specific lasers in the visible and near-infrared (near-IR) wavebands and longer wavelength mid-infrared lasers where the chromophore is water. The fiber used to deliver the laser energy is also important, and not enough attention has been paid to this element of EVLA...
December 31, 2017: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433942/fontan-associated-liver-disease
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Luis Téllez, Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago, Agustín Albillos
Fontan-associated liver disease refers to the disturbance in the liver secondary to hemodynamic changes and systemic venous congestion following Fontan surgery. Although the natural history of this disease has not yet been established, patients with more advanced liver injury develop the complications of portal hypertension, such as ascites, variceal haemorrhage, or encephalopathy. Moreover, patients with Fontan surgery may have an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Periodic liver monitoring is essential to prevent this disease and provide early treatment of liver complications...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430470/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-refractory-variceal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Anusha Shirwaikar Thomas, Jerry Estep, David W Victor
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an attractive therapeutic option in cirrhotic patients with recurrent variceal bleeding refractory to medical and endoscopic therapy. There is little known about the use of TIPS in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). We describe a patient with a durable continuous-flow LVAD and concurrent decompensated cardiac cirrhosis who underwent successful TIPS placement for recurrent variceal bleeding. The patient has had no rebleeding or encephalopathy in >12 months since TIPS placement...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429910/natural-history-of-patients-with-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension-comparison-with-patients-with-compensated-cirrhosis
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Stefania Gioia, Silvia Nardelli, Chiara Pasquale, Ilaria Pentassuglio, Valeria Nicoletti, Francesca Aprile, Manuela Merli, Oliviero Riggio
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of natural history of patients with portal hypertension (PH) not due to cirrhosis is less well known than that of cirrhotic patients. AIM: To describe the clinical presentation and the outcomes of 89 patients with non-cirrhotic PH (25 with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension, INCPH, and 64 with chronic portal vein thrombosis, PVT) in comparison with 77 patients with Child A cirrhosis. METHODS: The patients were submitted to a standardized clinical, laboratory, ultrasonographic and endoscopic follow-up...
January 31, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428942/outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-hemostasis-for-the-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-were-not-influenced-by-the-timing-of-hospital-emergency-visits-a-situation-prevailing-in-japan
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Satoko Matsuura, Yasuhisa Sakata, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koichi Miyahara, Megumi Hara, Yoichiro Ito, Kenichiro Nakayama, Takuya Shimamura, Takahiro Noda, Takahiro Yukimoto, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine differences in the prognosis of patients in Japan who underwent emergency endoscopic hemostasis (i) during regular hours versus off hours and (ii) as outpatients versus hospitalized patients. METHODS: The present retrospective study included 443 patients who underwent emergency endoscopic hemostasis for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding from January 2008 to December 2014. These patients were classified into 2 groups: hospitalized patients and outpatients...
February 9, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425783/variceal-hemorrhage-with-white-nipple-sign-associated-with-strangulated-umbilical-hernia-in-a-patient-with-cirrhosis
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Brian M Fung, Amir Kalani, James H Tabibian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421834/endoscopic-clipping-prior-to-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-injection-for-gastric-varices-with-a-large-gastrorenal-shunt
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Huixian Li, Dong Ye, Derun Kong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417267/modified-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-brto-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-gastric-varices-vascular-plug-assisted-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-parto-coil-assisted-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-carto-balloon-occluded-antegrade
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David J Kim, Michael D Darcy, Naganathan B Mani, Auh Whan Park, Olaguoke Akinwande, Raja S Ramaswamy, Seung Kwon Kim
Gastric varices in the setting of portal hypertension occur less frequently than esophageal varices but occur at lower portal pressures and are associated with more massive bleeding events and higher mortality rate. Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) of gastric varices has been well documented as an effective therapy for portal hypertensive gastric varices. However, BRTO requires lengthy, higher-level post-procedural monitoring and can have complications related to balloon rupture and adverse effects of sclerosing agents...
February 7, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415371/effectiveness-of-the-polysaccharide-hemostatic-powder-in-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-using-propensity-score-matching
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Jun Chul Park, Yeong Jin Kim, Eun Hye Kim, Jinae Lee, Hyun Su Yang, Eun Hwa Kim, Kyu Yeon Hahn, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recently, the application of hemostatic powder to the bleeding site has been used to treat active upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the polysaccharide hemostatic powder (PHP) in patients with non-variceal UGIB. METHODS: We reviewed prospectively collected 40 patients with UGIB treated with PHP therapy between April 2016 and January 2017 (PHP group) and 303 patients with UGIB treated with conventional therapy between April 2012 and October 2014 (conventional therapy group)...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413215/management-of-acute-gastrointestinal-bleed
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REVIEW
Francisca Cisneros Farrar
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem found in critically ill patients that can range from self-limited bleeding to a hemorrhaging emergency. Patients can quickly develop shock and altered mental status when they develop hemodynamic instability. Therefore, it is essential that the frontline critical care nurse develop self-efficacy for management of these disorders. This article overviews standards of practice for the management of upper and lower acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Common bleeding disorders are reviewed with expanded focus on peptic ulcer, acute variceal hemorrhage, colonic diverticular bleeding, and angiodysplasias, which are commonly found in the critical care setting...
March 2018: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407630/low-molecular-weight-heparin-treatment-for-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-liver-cirrhosis-efficacy-and-the-risk-of-hemorrhagic-complications
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Jihyun Kwon, Youngil Koh, Su Jong Yu, Jung-Hwan Yoon
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a well-known complication in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). The aim of this study is to investigate the outcomes of cirrhotic patients with PVT treated with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). METHOD: Ninety-one LC patients with PVT were treated with dalteparin or enoxaparin for six months. Patients with major bleeding during the last three months, severe thrombocytopenia, or impaired renal function were excluded...
February 1, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396732/primary-prophylaxis-of-variceal-bleeding
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EDITORIAL
Marcus Robertson, Peter Hayes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2018: Hepatology International
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