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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504002/development-and-evaluation-of-a-novel-score-for-prediction-of-large-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-induced-liver-cirrhosis
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K Farid, M M Omran, R E Farag, M M Arafa, T M Emran
OBJECTIVE: Variceal bleeding is one of the most common life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to develop and evaluate a predictive score, named Platelet count, Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and Prothrombin-INR (PAP) for the prediction of large oesophageal varices and to compare PAP score with eight common liver fibrosis scores (AAR, APRI, GUCI, BRC score, Fibro-Alfa, FIB4, Lok and Fibro-Q) in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) induced liver cirrhosis. METHODS: A total of 277 patients with HCV-induced liver cirrhosis were evaluated by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy for presence of varices...
May 15, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444987/platelet-count-spleen-length-and-platelet-count-to-spleen-length-ratio-for-the-diagnosis-of-oesophageal-varices-in-people-with-chronic-liver-disease-or-portal-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Agostino Colli, Juan Cristóbal Gana, Jason Yap, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Natalie Rashkovan, Simon C Ling, Giovanni Casazza
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend screening of people with oesophageal varices via oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy at the time of diagnosis of hepatic cirrhosis. This requires that people repeatedly undergo unpleasant invasive procedures with their attendant risks, although half of these people have no identifiable oesophageal varices 10 years after the initial diagnosis of cirrhosis. Platelet count, spleen length, and platelet count-to-spleen length ratio are non-invasive tests proposed as triage tests for the diagnosis of oesophageal varices...
April 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337234/is-computerised-tomography-better-than-fibreoptic-gastroscopy-for-early-detection-of-gastric-varices
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Burak Suvak, Murat Kekilli, Yavuz Beyazıt, Sarper Okten, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Nurgul Sasmaz
INTRODUCTION: Video endoscopic diagnosis of gastric varices is particularly limited, owing to the deep submucosal or subserosal location of the varices and the normal appearance of the overlying mucosa. AIM: We present and emphasise the value of computerised tomography (CT) examination in the early detection of gastric varices (GVs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, a total of 216 consecutive patients with cirrhosis were evaluated at the Turkiye Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital between September 2008 and March 2011...
2017: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303554/imaging-of-the-oesophagus-beyond-cancer
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REVIEW
Thomas Marini, Amit Desai, Katherine Kaproth-Joslin, John Wandtke, Susan K Hobbs
Non-malignant oesophageal diseases are critical to recognize, but can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed radiologically. In this paper, we cover the salient clinical features and imaging findings of non-malignant pathology of the oesophagus. We organize the many non-malignant diseases of the oesophagus into two major categories: luminal disorders and wall disorders. Luminal disorders include dilatation/narrowing (e.g. achalasia, scleroderma, and stricture) and foreign body impaction. Wall disorders include wall thickening (e...
June 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289936/comparison-of-spin-echo-echoplanar-imaging-and-gradient-recalled-echo-based-mr-elastography-at-3-tesla-with-and-without-gadoxetic-acid-administration
#5
Yong Seek Kim, Ji Soo Song, Stephan Kannengiesser, Seung Young Seo
OBJECTIVE: To compare spin-echo echoplanar imaging (SE-EPI) and gradient recalled echo (GRE) MR elastography (MRE) at 3 T with and without gadoxetic acid administration. METHODS: We included 84 patients who underwent MRE before and after gadoxetic acid administration, each time using SE-EPI and GRE sequences. Diagnostic performance for predicting clinical liver cirrhosis and high-risk oesophageal varices was assessed using the area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (AUC)...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261290/prediction-of-oesophageal-varices-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-by-non-invasive-markers
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Lili Gao, Fanping Meng, Jun Cheng, Hanwei Li, Jun Han, Weihui Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Preliminary data suggested that non-invasive methods could be useful to assess presence of oesophageal varices (OV) in liver cirrhosis. The primary objectives were to investigate non-invasive markers for diagnosing and grading OV in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included a total of 106 consecutive treatment-naive patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Results of physical examination, blood tests, and abdominal ultrasound scan (USS) were measured...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941738/pattern-of-changes-in-the-findings-among-the-patients-undergoing-diagnostic-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-in-bangladesh
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C K Ghosh, M R Khan, F Alam, B C Shil, M S Kabir, M Mahmuduzzaman, S C Das, P K Roy
This cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the Department of Gastroenterology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital, Holy family Red Crescent Medical College and Hospital and Popular Diagnostic Centre, Shantinagar branch, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2012 to July 2013. Study subjects were included in the study irrespective of age and sex having different upper GI tract. Complaints like dysphagia, heart burn, abdominal pain/dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, haematemesis and/or malena, anorexia, unexplained anemia, weight loss etc...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935911/giant-left-atrium-a-rare-case-of-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#8
K R Dewan, B S Patowary, S Bhattarai
Acute upper GI bleeding is a common medical emergency with a hospital mortality of approximately 10%. Non variceal UGI bleeding is the most common cause followed by oesophageal varices. Various rare causes have been described in the literature but there are very few cases of giant left atrium leading to oesophageal erosion and causing upper GI bleeding. We are presenting a case of rheumatic valvular heart disease with giant left atrium who presented in our department with acute upper GI bleeding.
January 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933134/pitfalls-in-histoacryl-glue-injection-therapy-for-oesophageal-gastric-and-ectopic-varices-a-review
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REVIEW
Lulia Al-Hillawi, Terence Wong, Giovanni Tritto, Philip A Berry
Histoacryl glue is used increasingly for the treatment of gastric and ectopic varices, and there is experience in its use for oesophageal varices. It is an effective treatment, yet numerous reports of complications have accumulated. This review of the literature describes the technique, explores circulatory and vascular consideration unique to portal hypertension and categorises the complications into: "Embolisation", "local venous thrombosis", "fistulisation and extravascular injection", "ulceration, erosion and extrusion", and "nidus of infection"...
November 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906917/efficacy-and-safety-of-tc-325-hemospraytm-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-at-middlemore-hospital-the-early-new-zealand-experience
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Hannah Giles, Dinesh Lal, Stephen Gerred, Paul Casey, Alasdair Patrick, Derek Luo, Ravinder Ogra
AIMS: A case series to review early experiences with HemosprayTM for a variety of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at Middlemore Hospital. METHODS: HemosprayTM was administered therapeutically as first line or rescue at the discretion of the endoscopist. All cases of UGIB requiring HemosprayTM at Middlemore Hospital were identified to the investigator who undertook analysis of electronic and hard copy notes. RESULTS: Between October 2013 and July 2016, 36 patients were treated endoscopically with HemosprayTM...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746615/non-invasive-diagnosis-of-oesophageal-varices-using-systemic-haemodynamic-measurements-by-finometry-comparison-with-other-non-invasive-predictive-scores
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Kara Rye, Gerri Mortimore, Andrew Austin, Jan Freeman
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cirrhosis and portal hypertension are characterised by a hyperdynamic circulation, which is independently associated with variceal size. Non-invasive techniques for measurement of systemic haemodynamics are now available. The aim of the study was to prospectively assess the accuracy of systemic haemodynamics measured non-invasively for the detection of oesophageal varices in cirrhotic patients as compared to other currently available non-invasive methods. METHODS: In a study of 29 cirrhotic patients, systemic haemodynamics were studied non-invasively using the Finometer(®) (mean arterial pressure (MAP), cardiac output (CO)/index, heart rate (HR), peripheral vascular resistance) and portal pressure was assessed by hepatic venous pressure gradient...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720136/ima901-a-multipeptide-cancer-vaccine-plus-sunitinib-versus-sunitinib-alone-as-first-line-therapy-for-advanced-or-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-imprint-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Brian I Rini, Arnulf Stenzl, Romauld Zdrojowy, Mikhail Kogan, Mikhail Shkolnik, Stephane Oudard, Steffen Weikert, Sergio Bracarda, Simon J Crabb, Jens Bedke, Joerg Ludwig, Dominik Maurer, Regina Mendrzyk, Claudia Wagner, Andrea Mahr, Jens Fritsche, Toni Weinschenk, Steffen Walter, Alexandra Kirner, Harpreet Singh-Jasuja, Carsten Reinhardt, Tim Eisen
BACKGROUND: In a phase 2 study in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, overall survival was associated with T-cell responses against IMA901, a vaccine consisting of ten tumour-associated peptides. In this phase 3 trial, we aimed to determine the clinical effect of adding IMA901 to sunitinib, the standard first-line treatment in metastatic renal cell carcinoma with postulated favourable immunomodulatory effects. METHODS: The IMPRINT study is an open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial done at 124 clinical sites in 11 countries...
November 2016: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693837/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-splenoportal-axis-thrombosis-in-a-patient-with-a-tested-jak2-mutation-a-case-report-and-review-literature
#13
Isabel Macías
Portal hypertension is a clinical syndrome defined as a portal venous pressure that exceeds 10mmHg. Cirrhosis is the most common cause of portal hypertension and thrombosis of the splenoportal axis not associated with liver cirrhosis is the second cause of portal hypertension in the Western world. The primary myeloproliferative disorders are the main cause of portal venous thrombosis and somatic mutation of Janus Kinase 2 gene (JAK2 V617F) can be found in approximately 90% of polycythemia vera, 50% of essential thrombocyrosis and 50% primary myelofibrosis...
August 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678133/the-impact-of-clinically-significant-portal-hypertension-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-radiofrequency-ablation-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#14
Kuan-Chieh Fang, Chien-Wei Su, Yi-You Chiou, Pei-Chang Lee, Nai-Chi Chiu, Chien-An Liu, Ping-Hsien Chen, Wei-Yu Kao, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Teh-Ia Huo, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Jaw-Ching Wu
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) on the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA). METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 280 treatment-naïve early-stage HCC patients who had Child-Pugh grade A or B and received upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the time of HCC diagnosis. CSPH was defined as (1) a platelet count < 100,000/mm(3) associated with splenomegaly and/or (2) the presence of oesophageal/gastric varices by endoscopy...
September 27, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672283/role-of-spleen-elastography-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-diseases
#15
REVIEW
Mariangela Giunta, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli
The development of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension (PH), one of its major complications, are structural and functional alterations of the liver, occurring in many patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD). Actually the progressive deposition of hepatic fibrosis has a key role in the prognosis of CLD patients. The subsequent development of PH leads to its major complications, such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding and decompensation. Liver biopsy is still considered the reference standard for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis, whereas the measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is the standard to ascertain the presence of PH and upper endoscopy is the method of choice to detect the presence of oesophageal varices...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643628/downhill-varices-an-uncommon-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#16
Guillermo Ontanilla Clavijo, Claudio Trigo Salado, Norberto Rojas Mercedes, Juan Antonio Caballero Gómez, Adalberto Rincón Gatica, Juan Manuel Alcívar-Vasquez, José Luis Márquez Galán
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a common condition in gastroenterology, but "Downhill Varices" (DHV) or varices of the upper oesophagus are an uncommon cause of UGIB, with different aetiology from lower third oesophageal varices and different therapeutic implications. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old male patient, with a history of chronic kidney failure secondary undergoing haemodialysis and superior vena cava syndrome (SCVS) due to multiple catheter replacements, was admitted to the Emergency Department with haematemesis secondary to a varicose vein rupture in the proximal third of oesophagus, treated initially with ethanolamine...
July 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524533/congenital-hepatic-fibrosis-clinical-presentation-laboratory-features-and-management-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-lahore
#17
Arit Parkash, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman Malik, Zafar Fayyaz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentations, laboratory features and management of congenital hepatic fibrosis patients at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The case series was conducted at The Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan, from July 2013 to June 2015, and comprised patients of congenital hepatic fibrosis diagnosed on the basis of liver biopsy. SPSS 20 was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: The mean age of 25 patients in the study was 8...
August 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27458851/effect-of-coronary-caval-shunt-combined-with-partial-pericardial-devascularisation-on-oesophageal-and-gastric-variceal-bleeding-caused-by-portal-hypertension
#18
Jigang Bai, Meng Xu, Ruitao Wang, Yiping Mu, Shunbin Dong, Zheng Wu, Shengli Wu, Chan Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the effect of coronary-caval shunt combined with partial pericardial devascularisation on oesophageal and gastric variceal bleeding caused by portal hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2005 and January 2015, coronary-caval shunt operations combined with partial pericardial devascularisation were performed electively on 15 cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. All of these patients had a history of oesophageal and gastric variceal bleeding...
July 2016: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27376078/biosensor-for-hepatocellular-injury-corresponds-to-experimental-scoring-of-hepatosplenic-schistosomiasis-in-mice
#19
Martina Sombetzki, Nicole Koslowski, Sandra Doss, Micha Loebermann, Michael Trauner, Emil C Reisinger, Martin Sauer
Severe hepatosplenic injury of mansonian schistosomiasis is caused by Th2 mediated granulomatous response against parasite eggs entrapped within the periportal tissue. Subsequent fibrotic scarring and deformation/sclerosing of intrahepatic portal veins lead to portal hypertension, ascites, and oesophageal varices. The murine model of Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni) infection is suitable to establish the severe hepatosplenic injury of disease within a reasonable time scale for the development of novel antifibrotic or anti-infective strategies against S...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324725/oesophageal-and-gastric-varices-historical-aspects-classification-and-grading-everything-in-one-place
#20
REVIEW
Cyriac Abby Philips, Amrish Sahney
Variceal disease and its management are of the utmost importance in the treatment of portal hypertension. Current guidelines are universal for management of variceal disease in portal hypertension. Classification and grading systems are numerous and differ according to geographical location. In this exhaustive review, the historical aspects of variceal disease, its classification and the grading systems in use are discussed, with self-explanatory tables and timelines. A better and clear understanding of the evolution of portal hypertension and variceal disease is provided...
August 2016: Gastroenterology Report
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