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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223101/non-invasive-evaluation-of-portal-hypertension-using-ultrasound-elastography
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REVIEW
Annalisa Berzigotti
Portal hypertension (PH) leads to serious complications such as bleeding from gastro-esophageal varices, ascites and porto-systemic encephalopathy in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). Since the gold-standard methods for assessing PH and its complications (measurement of hepatic venous pressure gradient, HVPG; endoscopy), are invasive expensive and not available at all centers, non-invasive methods have been increasingly investigated in the last 20 years. The present review focuses on the role of ultrasound elastography, a novel group of non-invasive techniques able to measure stiffness in target organs, to identify the presence, severity and risk of complications of PH...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221819/a-prospective-study-of-endoscopic-injection-sclerotherapy-and-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-in-the-treatment-of-esophageal-varices
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Syed Mohsin Ali, Shanbin Wu, Hongwei Xu, Hui Liu, Jinghua Hao, Chengyong Qin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) with endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) in the management of esophageal variceal bleeding (EVB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, we compared the EIS and EVL in 124 patients who had endoscopically proved bleeding from esophageal varices. According to different treatment methods, they were randomly divided into the EIS and the EVL groups...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214054/-downhill-esophageal-varices-secondary-to-superior-vena-cava-thrombosis-and-abnormal-factor-v
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A J Gómez-Aldana, M A Gómez-Zuleta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203136/massive-hemorrhage-from-ectopic-duodenal-varices-importance-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach
#4
Tyler House, Patrick Webb, Chad Baarson
Duodenal variceal bleeding is an uncommon complication of portal hypertension that can easily go unrecognized and reach mortality rates as high as 40%. Cirrhosis is the most common cause of duodenal varices. In most cases, duodenal varices occur concomitantly with esophageal varices, further complicating identification with initial endoscopy. Although many modalities have been explored with respect to management and treatment approaches, guidelines have yet to be established owing to the infrequency in which bleeding occurs from ectopic duodenal varices...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195875/endoscopic-variceal-ligation-combined-with-argon-plasma-coagulation-versus-ligation-alone-for-the-secondary-prophylaxis-of-variceal-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaoyan Li, Tingting Jiang, Jian Gao
Endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) is often recommended as an effective method for the treatment of esophageal varices, despite the important tendency of variceal recurrence. Recent studies indicate that combining EVL with argon plasma coagulation (APC) may be a more effective therapy than ligation alone. To investigate these findings, we carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the safety and efficacy of EVL combined with APC versus ligation alone for the secondary prophylaxis of esophageal variceal hemorrhage...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192185/hepatic-decompensation-is-the-major-driver-of-death-in-hcv-infected-cirrhotic-patients-with-successfully-treated-early-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Giuseppe Cabibbo, Salvatore Petta, Marco Barbara, Simona Attardo, Laura Bucci, Fabio Farinati, Edoardo G Giannini, Giulia Negrini, Francesca Ciccarese, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Maria Di Marco, Eugenio Caturelli, Marco Zoli, Franco Borzio, Rodolfo Sacco, Roberto Virdone, Fabio Andrea Marra Mega, Filomena Morisco, Luisa Benvegnù, Antonio Gasbarrini, Gianluca Svegliati-Baroni, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Andrea Olivani, Alberto Masotto, Gerardo Nardone, Antonio Colecchia, Marcello Persico, Antonio Craxì, Franco Trevisani, Calogero Cammà
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A major problem in assessing the long-term outcome of HCV-infected cirrhotic patients with successfully treated Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) A hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) arises from the lack of models accounting for early changes during follow-up. AIM: of study is to estimate the impact on 5-year overall survival (OS) of early (occurring within 12 months after complete radiological response) time-dependents events (HCC recurrence or hepatic decompensation) in a large cohort of successfully treated HCC patients with HCV cirrhosis...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180928/safety-and-efficacy-of-sodium-tetradecyl-sulfate-and-lipiodol-foam-in-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-brto-for-large-porto-systemic-shunts
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Amar Mukund, Ganesh Deogaonkar, S Rajesh, Saggerre Muralikrishna Shasthry, Shiv Kumar Sarin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy sodium tetradecyl sulfate and lipiodol foam (STS foam) in BRTO for large (caliber ≥15 mm) porto-systemic shunt and gastric fundal varices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a retrospective record-based study of patients who underwent BRTO using STS foam at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, for gastric variceal bleed or refractory hepatic encephalopathy (HE) who had large porto-systemic shunt (diameter ≥15 mm) with or without associated gastric varices...
February 8, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160419/adams-oliver-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-refining-the-diagnostic-phenotype
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Susan Hassed, Shibo Li, John Mulvihill, Christopher Aston, Susan Palmer
The Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is defined as aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) with transverse terminal limb defects (TTLD). Frequencies of associated anomalies are not well characterized. Six causative genes have been identified: ARHGAP31, DOCK6, EOGT, RBPJ, NOTCH1, and DLL4. We review 385 previously described individuals (139 non-familial and 246 familial probands and family members) and add clinical data on 13 previously unreported individuals with AOS. In addition to ACC and TTLD, the most commonly associated anomalies included a wide variety of central nervous system (CNS) anomalies and congenital heart defects each seen in 23%...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144613/complete-esophageal-obstruction-after-endoscopic-variceal-band-ligation-in-a-patient-with-a-sliding-hiatal-hernia
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Munthir Mansour, Yousef Abdel-Aziz, Hesham Awadh, Nihar Shah, Akash Ajmera
Complete esophageal obstruction is a rare complication of endoscopic variceal banding, with only 6 cases in the English literature since the introduction of endoscopic variceal banding in 1986. We report a case of complete esophageal obstruction following esophageal banding due to entrapment of part of a sliding hiatal hernia. To our knowledge, our case is one of few with esophageal obstruction post-banding, and the first associated with a hiatal hernia. We recommend caution when performing esophageal banding on patients with a hiatal hernia...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130908/aspartate-transaminase-platelet-ratio-and-fibrosis-4-indices-as-effective-markers-for-monitoring-esophageal-varices-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-co-infected-patients-due-to-contaminated-blood-products-for-hemophilia
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Koji Natsuda, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Takayuki Tanaka, Akihiko Soyama, Tomohiko Adachi, Shinichiro Ono, Takanobu Hara, Zhassulan Baimakhanov, Hajime Imamura, Satomi Okada, Masaaki Hidaka, Susumu Eguchi
AIM: We examined the feasibility of the aspartate transaminase (AST)-platelet ratio index (APRI) and Fibrosis-4 (FIB4) score, which are well-established markers for liver fibrosis, as indicators for monitoring esophageal varices in patients who were co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) due to contaminated blood products for hemophilia in Japan. METHODS: Forty-three HIV/HCV co-infected patients were enrolled. All were hemophilic men (median age 41 years; range, 29-66 years)...
January 28, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130709/mortality-following-catheter-drainage-versus-thoracentesis-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-pleural-effusion
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Tsung-Hsing Hung, Chih-Wei Tseng, Chen-Chi Tsai, Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Kuo-Chih Tseng, Chih-Chun Tsai
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of body fluids that may cause related morbidity or mortality in cirrhotic patients. There are insufficient data to determine the optimal method of drainage, for symptomatic relief in cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion. AIMS: In this study, we compare the mortality outcomes of catheter drainage versus thoracentesis in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: The National Health Insurance Database, derived from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Program, was used to identify cirrhotic patients with pleural effusion requiring drainage between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2010...
January 27, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127208/diagnostic-accuracy-of-transient-elastography-fibroscan-in-detection-of-esophageal-varices-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-meta-analysis
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Ke Pu, Jing-Hong Shi, Xu Wang, Qian Tang, Xin-Jie Wang, Kai-Lin Tang, Zhong-Qi Long, Xing-Sheng Hu
AIM: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of FibroScan (FS) in detecting esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Through a systemic literature search of multiple databases, we reviewed 15 studies using endoscopy as a reference standard, with the data necessary to calculate pooled sensitivity (SEN) and specificity (SPE), positive and negative LR, diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) and area under receiver operating characteristics (AUROC). The quality of the studies was rated by the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy studies-2 tool...
January 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125425/usefulness-of-the-glasgow-blatchford-score-to-predict-1-week-mortality-in-patients-with-esophageal-variceal-bleeding
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Chikara Iino, Tadashi Shimoyama, Takasato Igarashi, Tomoyuki Aihara, Kentaro Ishii, Jyuichi Sakamoto, Hiroshi Tono, Shinsaku Fukuda
OBJECTIVES: Esophageal variceal bleeding is one of the most severe complications of liver cirrhosis, with high mortality. However, there is no established scoring system for short-term mortality in patients with esophageal variceal bleeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Glasgow-Blatchford score (GBS), the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, and the Child-Pugh score for predicting short-term and hospital mortality in patients with esophageal variceal bleeding...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121921/incidence-of-hcv-induced-esophageal-varices-in-egypt-valuable-knowledge-using-data-mining-analysis
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Mahmoud Abdel-Aty, Mahmoud Fouad, Mohammad M Sallam, Elsayed A Elgohary, Ali Ismael, Abdallah Nawara, Baha Hawary, Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Salama Khaled
Esophageal varices is one of the most important comorbidity related liver cirrhosis, patients usually presented with hematemesis, melena, or both, ultimately 20% is the mortality during the first attack, hence we aimed to investigate the incidence of such esophageal varices related chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in randomized Egyptian population.One thousand eighteen Egyptian patients, aged between 17 and 58 years, positive for Hepatitis C virus genotype 4 (HCV-4) by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay Ab and HCV RNA-polymerase chain reaction were screened for the presence of esophageal varices...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118373/the-role-of-adjuvant-acid-suppression-on-the-outcomes-of-bleeding-esophageal-varices-after-endoscopic-variceal-ligation
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Cheng-Kun Wu, Chih-Ming Liang, Chien-Ning Hsu, Tsung-Hsing Hung, Lan-Ting Yuan, Seng-Howe Nguang, Jiunn-Wei Wang, Kuo-Lun Tseng, Ming-Kun Ku, Shih-Cheng Yang, Wei-Chen Tai, Chih-Wei Shih, Pin-I Hsu, Deng-Chyang Wu, Seng-Kee Chuah
The impact of adjuvant acid suppression via proton pump inhibitors or histamine-2 receptor antagonists after endoscopic variceal ligation remains uncertain. We therefore aimed to evaluate the effect of adjuvant acid suppression on the rebleeding and mortality rates in patients who received endoscopic variceal ligation and vasoconstrictor therapy for bleeding esophageal varices. Data from 1997 to 2011 were extracted from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. A total of 1576 cirrhotic patients aged > 18 years with a primary diagnosis of acute esophageal variceal bleeding who received endoscopic variceal ligation therapy were screened...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112958/cutaneous-necrosis-secondary-to-terlipressin-therapy-a-rare-but-serious-side-effect-case-report-and-literature-review
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Enrique Iglesias Julián, Ester Badía Aranda, Belén Bernad Cabredo, Daniel Corrales Cruz, María José Romero Arauzo
Terlipressin is a vasopressin analogue used in esophageal variceal bleeding and hepatorenal syndrome management. It is a safe drug with mild secondary effects. However, potentially serious ischemic complications may occur, such as cutaneous necrosis. It is useful to recognize these events early, in order to withdraw terlipressin and introduce other adjuvant drugs if needed. We report a detailed case of cutaneous necrosis secondary to terlipressin administration and present a case review of patients, describing their characteristics, risk factors, lesion locations, doses, methods of administration and possible treatments...
January 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091405/evaluation-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatic-disease
#17
Ju Huang, Jun Cui
BACKGROUND: The 13C urea breath test (13C-UBT) is the gold standard for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection. H. pylori pathogenesis in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and related diseases remains obscure. We used 13C-UBT to detect H. pylori infection in patients with chronic HBV infection, HBV-related cirrhosis, HBV-related hepatic carcinoma, and other chronic hepatic diseases. METHODS: A total of 131 patients with chronic hepatitis B (HB), 179 with HBV-related cirrhosis, 103 with HBV-related hepatic carcinoma, 45 with HBV-negative hepatic carcinoma, and 150 controls were tested for H...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081590/emergency-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-blood-clots-in-the-stomach-but-no-active-bleeding-or-stigmata-increases-the-risk-of-rebleeding
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Su Jin Kim, Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Young Mi Hong, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Hyung Seok Nam, Sm Bakhtiar Ui Islam
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of emergency variceal ligation for the prevention of rebleeding in cirrhotic patients who are found on initial endoscopy to have blood clots in the stomach but no actively bleeding esophageal and gastric varices or stigmata. METHODS: This study included 28 cirrhotic patients who underwent emergency prophylactic EVL and 41 who underwent an elective intervention between January 2009 and June 2014...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081588/cyanoacrylate-injection-versus-band-ligation-for-bleeding-from-cardiac-varices-along-the-lesser-curvature-of-the-stomach
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Sang Jung Park, Yong Kwon Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Seung Woon Park, Han Ah Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Sang Jun Suh, Young Kul Jung, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyunggin An, Hyung Joon Yim, Jae Young Jang, Jong Eun Yeon, Kwan Soo Byun
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Practice guidelines recommend endoscopic band ligation (EBL) and endoscopic variceal obturation (EVO) for bleeding from esophageal varices and fundal varices, respectively. However, the optimal treatment for bleeding from cardiac varices along the lesser curvature of the stomach (GOV1) remains undefined. This retrospective study compared the efficacy between EBL and EVO for bleeding from GOV1. METHODS: Patients treated by EBL or EVO via cyanoacrylate injection for bleeding from GOV1 were enrolled...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079668/noninvasive-assessment-of-portal-hypertension-and-detection-of-esophageal-varices-in-cirrhosis-state-of-the-art
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Ana C de Oliveira
Portal hypertension (PHT) is a major consequence of any chronic liver disease and it is the main cause of complications in patients with cirrhosis. Measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is considered the gold standard for PHT assessment, together with its diagnosis and prognosis relevance. Even though hepatic vein pressure gradient measurement is a safe procedure, it is still considered an invasive technique and not widely available. There is thus a need for noninvasive methods that can predict the progression of PHT as well as the presence and the risk of complications related to esophageal varices...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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