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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043000/effect-of-entecavir-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-related-compensated-and-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Xiao-Dong Gai, Wei-Feng Wu
Chronic hepatitis B virus (CHB) infection is a burden on global healthcare and is associated with a higher risk of serious sequelae, including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The clinical application of entecavir as a treatment for CHB has produced positive outcomes, and so is an attractive form of pharmacological therapy. However, little data exists comparing the safety and efficacy of entecavir for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related compensated, and decompensated cirrhosis, respectively...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038875/sclerotherapy-for-rectal-varices-by-a-small-bore-needle-puncture-through-the-greater-sciatic-foramen
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Shuji Kariya, Miyuki Nakatani, Takuji Maruyama, Yasuyuki Ono, Yutaka Ueno, Hiroshi Shimizu, Atsushi Komemushi, Noboru Tanigawa
PURPOSE: To report a sclerotherapy technique for rectal varices consisting of direct puncture of the superior rectal vein with a small-bore sheathed needle via the greater sciatic foramen without insertion of a sheath or catheter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects of this retrospective study were three consecutive patients who underwent embolization of rectal varices, two for rupture of rectal varices and one for hepatic encephalopathy and hyperammonemia. A 5% solution of ethanolamine oleate with iodinated contrast agent (5% EOI) was injected through puncture of the superior rectal vein and carried in the blood flow, after which n-butyl cyanoacrylate mixed with lipiodol (NBCA-Lip) was immediately injected to stop the blood flow...
October 16, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033774/hemothorax-following-uncomplicated-endoscopic-variceal-sclerotherapy-and-ligation-for-esophageal-varices
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Tomoko Ochiai, Yukiomi Nakade, Rena Kitano, Shunsuke Kato, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Tadahisa Inoue, Yuji Kobayashi, Norimitsu Ishii, Tomohiko Ohashi, Yoshio Sumida, Kiyoaki Ito, Haruhisa Nakao, Chihiro Furuta, Motoki Yano, Masashi Yoneda
Endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy and ligation are standard treatment modalities used for the management of esophageal varices. Reportedly, sclerotherapy and ligation are associated with complications such as hematuria, pulmonary thrombus formation, pleural effusion, renal dysfunction, and esophageal stenosis. However, hemothorax following sclerotherapy and ligation has not yet been reported. We treated a patient who presented with liver cirrhosis and polycythemia vera and later developed hemothorax following the above-mentioned procedures...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029539/therapeutic-evaluation-of-arterio-portal-fistula-related-gastroesophageal-variceal-bleeding
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Xiaoquan Huang, Wen Zhang, Shiyao Chen, Chengfeng Liu, Ruofan Sheng, Feng Li, Jian Wang, Jianjun Luo, Pengju Xu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intrahepatic arterio-portal fistula is an uncommon etiology of portal hypertension, which presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and outcomes of gastroesophageal variceal bleeding caused by arterio-portal fistula using different therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Medical records of 451 consecutive patients with arterio-portal fistula were reviewed from January 1, 2009, to July 15, 2016, and patients suffered variceal bleeding were eligible for the study...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023961/clinical-significance-of-small-bowel-villous-edema-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-capsule-endoscopy-study
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Ichiro Otani, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Akiyoshi Tsuboi, Sayoko Kunihara, Yuko Nagaoki, Hiroshi Aikata, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The relationship between the presence of villous edema (VE) in portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) and clinical factors remains unclear. The aim of this study was to reveal the clinical factors related to VE in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC), and investigate the clinical significance of VE. METHODS: Between February 2009 and September 2016, 363 consecutive patients with liver cirrhosis underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) for diagnosing PHE at Hiroshima University Hospital...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994870/predictive-scores-of-early-mortality-from-variceal-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Leila Mouelhi, Hend Ayadi, Yosra Zaimi, Oussama Daboussi, Mohamed Salem, Radhouane Debbech, Fatma Houissa, Taoufik Najjar
INTRODUCTION: The variceal bleeding, main complication of portal hypertension during cirrhosis, is associated with high early mortality riskestimated between 15 and 20%. This highlights the necessity of predictive models that allow identifying high-risk patients raising the issue of amore aggressive therapeutic care. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of four scores for the prediction of cirrhotic patients' high early mortality risk due to digestive hemorrhageand to compare them to the Child-Pugh reference score...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992753/pelvic-vein-embolisation-of-gonadal-and-internal-iliac-veins-can-be-performed-safely-and-with-good-technical-results-in-an-ambulatory-vein-clinic-under-local-anaesthetic-alone-results-from-two-years-experience
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Mark S Whiteley, Chiyinde Lewis-Shiell, Sophia I Bishop, Eluned L Davis, Tim J Fernandez-Hart, Previn Diwakar, David Beckett
Objectives Pelvic vein embolisation is increasing in venous practice for the treatment of conditions associated with pelvic venous reflux. In July 2014, we introduced a local anaesthetic "walk-in walk-out" pelvic vein embolisation service situated in a vein clinic, remote from a hospital. Methods Prospective audit of all patients undergoing pelvic vein embolisation for pelvic venous reflux. All patients had serum urea and electrolytes tested before procedure. Embolisation coils used were interlock embolisation coils (Boston Scientific, USA) as they can be repositioned after deployment and before release...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990975/endoscopic-features-of-varices-involving-lacrimal-sac-and-nasolacrimal-duct
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Mohammad Javed Ali, Shweta Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990812/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-treatment-of-variceal-bleeding-in-an-unselected-patient-population
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K Rosenqvist, R Sheikhi, R Nyman, F Rorsman, P Sangfelt, C Ebeling Barbier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in variceal bleeding in a clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 131 patients (116 with liver cirrhosis) treated with TIPS with covered stent grafts in a single centre from 2002 to 2016. RESULTS: Survival at 1 and 2 years was 70% and 57% in patents with, and 100% at 2 years in patients without liver cirrhosis, respectively. A high Child-Pugh score and severe hepatic encephalopathy (HE) within 12 months post-TIPS were related to increased mortality...
October 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983709/late-complications-of-biliary-atresia-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-and-portopulmonary-hypertension
#10
Frederick M Karrer, Bradley J Wallace, Arturo E Estrada
Children with biliary atresia (BA) following Kasai portoenterostomy have a high risk for portal hypertension, however, while variceal and hemorrhagic complications have been more commonly studied, less frequent but no less possibly devastating complications of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and portopulmonary hypertension (PPH) remain less well understood. HPS and PPH both occur in a setting of portal hypertension, however, paradoxically patients with HPS develop pulmonic vasculature dilation leading to shunting and hypoxia, while those with PPH develop an opposite progression of pulmonary vasoconstriction eventually leading to cor pulmonale and decompensation...
October 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983161/etiological-and-endoscopic-profile-of-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india-a-retrospective-analysis
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Pranav Mahajan, Vijant Singh Chandail
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The clinical presentation depends on the amount and location of hemorrhage and the endoscopic profile varies according to different etiology. At present, there are limited epidemiological data on upper GI bleed and associated mortality from India, especially in the middle and elderly age group, which has a higher incidence and mortality from this disease...
July 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979533/alcoholic-liver-disease-on-the-intensive-care-unit-outcomes-and-prognostication
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James I Beck, Anca Staicu, Simon M Everett, Phil Jackson
BACKGROUND: Hospital admissions with decompensated chronic alcoholic liver disease have been increasing, leading to increased pressure on intensive care unit services. We aimed to determine the outcome and prognostic factors for patients with alcoholic liver disease requiring admission to intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a retrospective study over 5 years (January 2006-December 2010) of all intensive care unit admissions with alcoholic liver disease to either of the two Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust general intensive care units...
February 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977116/variceal-bleeding-update-of-recommendations-from-the-brazilian-association-of-hepatology
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Paulo Lisboa Bittencourt, Edna Strauss, Alberto Queiroz Farias, Angelo Alves de Mattos, Edmundo Pessoa Lopes
Since the publication of the Brazilian Association of Hepatology recommendations for the prevention and treatment of variceal bleeding in 2010, new evidence-based data were reported in the literature. This has changed our current management for portal hypertension. This review updates the previous recommendations. It takes the new prognostic staging of cirrhosis into account allowing tailored treatment for advanced fibrosis, compensated or decompensated cirrhosis. An organizing panel of five experts reviewed all recommendations according to available data, which were subsequently scrutinized by all members of the Brazilian Association of Hepatology using a web-based approach...
October 2, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971378/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-transmural-drainage-of-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension-and-intra-abdominal-collaterals
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Surinder S Rana, Ravi Sharma, Sobur Uddin Ahmed, Rajesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) is complicated with segmental portal hypertension (PHT) and formation of venous collaterals. Presence of collaterals in vicinity of endoscopic transmural tract can lead to potentially catastrophic situation. Here, we report safety and outcome of EUS-guided transmural drainage of walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN) in patients with PHT and intra-abdominal collaterals. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of collected database of patients (n=18; age 40...
October 2, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971259/efficacy-and-safety-of-superselective-trans-catheter-arterial-embolization-of-upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-using-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate
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Jae Hyun Kwon, Yoon Hee Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of superselective trans-catheter arterial embolization (TAE) with N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for patients with acute non-variceal upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHODS: TAE using NBCA was performed in 21 patients (13 males, 8 females, mean age 60.9 years) with acute non-variceal upper (n = 15) and lower (n = 6) GI bleeding. TAE using other embolic agents was performed in 25 patients (13 males, 12 females, mean age 69...
October 2, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970710/transient-elastography-fibroscan-in-patients-with-non-cirrhotic-portal-fibrosis
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Praveen Sharma, Rachit Agarwal, Shashi Dhawan, Naresh Bansal, Vikas Singla, Ashish Kumar, Anil Arora
BACKGROUND: Non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) is a common cause of variceal bleed in developing countries. Transient elastography (TE) using Fibroscan is a useful technique for evaluation of fibrosis in patients with liver disease. There is a paucity of studies evaluating TE in patients with Non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis (NCPF) and none in Asian population. Aim of this study was to evaluate role of TE in NCPF. METHODS: Retrospective data of consecutive patients of NCPF as per Asian pacific association for the study of liver (APASL) guidelines were noted...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970291/covered-tips-versus-endoscopic-band-ligation-plus-propranolol-for-the-prevention-of-variceal-rebleeding-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-portal-vein-thrombosis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Yong Lv, Xingshun Qi, Chuangye He, Zhengyu Wang, Zhanxin Yin, Jing Niu, Wengang Guo, Wei Bai, Hongbo Zhang, Huahong Xie, Liping Yao, Jianhong Wang, Tao Li, Qiuhe Wang, Hui Chen, Haibo Liu, Enxing Wang, Dongdong Xia, Bohan Luo, Xiaomei Li, Jie Yuan, Na Han, Ying Zhu, Jielai Xia, Hongwei Cai, Zhiping Yang, Kaichun Wu, Daiming Fan, Guohong Han
OBJECTIVE: Limited data are available on the prevention of variceal rebleeding in cirrhotic patients with portal vein thrombosis (PVT). This study aimed to compare transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) with covered stents versus endoscopic band ligation (EBL) plus propranolol for the prevention of variceal rebleeding among patients with cirrhosis and PVT. DESIGN: Consecutive cirrhotic patients (94% Child-Pugh class A or B) with PVT who had variceal bleeding in the past 6 weeks were randomly assigned to TIPS group (n=24) or EBL plus propranolol group (EBL+drug, n=25), respectively...
September 28, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968053/improving-the-identification-and-monitoring-of-cirrhosis
#18
Margaret G Keane, Charles Hensher, Stephen P Pereira
Morbidity and mortality associated with cirrhosis are on the increase. In a recent UK cohort study the incidence of cirrhosis increased by 50.6% between 1998 and 2009. Although all causes of liver disease increased during this period, this trend was primarily attributed to rising levels of alcohol misuse and obesity. Cirrhosis generally results from chronic liver damage over many years. It is characterised by fibrosis and nodularity of the parenchyma, which interferes with the synthetic, metabolic and excretory functions of the liver...
November 2016: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966686/sevoflurane-may-be-more-beneficial-than-propofol-in-patients-receiving-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-and-endoscopic-variceal-sclerotherapy-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Linghua Tang, Huimin Liu, Yang Wu, Mei Li, Wei Li, Meng Jiang, Jiabao Hou, Ying Jiang, Zhongyuan Xia, Qingtao Meng
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of various general anesthesia regimens during endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) and endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy (EVS). A total of 123 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status III and IV, aged 40-70 years, undergoing general anesthesia for EVL and EVS were randomly divided into two groups: Sevoflurane anesthesia (group S; n=60) and propofol anesthesia (group P; n=60). Vital signs, particularly heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP), were monitored...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964916/portacaval-shunting-causes-differential-mitochondrial-superoxide-production-in-brain-regions
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Elena A Kosenko, Lyudmila A Tikhonova, Gubidat A Alilova, Carmina Montoliu, George E Barreto, Gjumrakch Aliev, Yury G Kaminsky
The portacaval shunting (PCS) prevents portal hypertension and recurrent bleeding of esophageal varices. On the other hand, it can induce chronic hyperammonemia and is considered to be the best model of mild hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Pathogenic mechanisms of HE and dysfunction of the brain in hyperammonemia are not fully elucidated, but it was originally suggested that the pathogenetic defect causes destruction of antioxidant defense which leads to an increase in the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the occurrence of oxidative stress...
September 28, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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