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pulmonary hyptertension

Ming-Hung Tsai
Arterial vasodilatation is one of the most important characteristics of cirrrhosis and portal hyptertension. Nowadays, it has been known that progressive vasodilatation is an essential factor contributing to hyperdynamic circulation and multiple organ dysfunction in liver cirrhosis. Over the past decades, numerous investigations have originated from the clinical observations. Clinicians and investigators have learned and applied new concepts of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension. For example, we now have effective pharmacologic treatment for hepatorenal syndrome...
November 2007: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
T Yasuda, N Tauchi, R Baba, K Nishibata, T Hatano, S Nakamura, M Nagashima
The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of low-dose nitric oxide (NO). The study used fifteen consecutive Japanese preoperative patients (7 males and 8 females) with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hyptertension (mean pulmonary arterial pressure >30 mmHg), 6 of these patients had Down's syndrome. Hemodynamic measurements were taken in room air, 100% oxygen, 5 and 40 parts per million NO (NO5 and NO40) by inhalation. The differences between two observations within the same group were determined by the two-tailed paired t-test...
July 1999: Pediatric Cardiology
H Kesteloot, J Roelandt
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1966: Acta Clinica Belgica
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