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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445299/endoscopic-ultrasonography-predicts-early-esophageal-variceal-bleeding-in-liver-cirrhosis-a-case-report
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Changjun Men, Guoliang Zhang
RATIONALE: Bleeding esophageal and gastric varices constitute a serious complication in liver cirrhosis. Previous studies have shown that endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) can be used to predict early esophageal variceal bleeding in liver cirrhosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 46-year-old man with hepatitis B liver cirrhosis (CTP score, 5; Child-Pugh class, A) who was admitted to our hospital due to a decreased appetite lasting 1 week. DIAGNOSIS: He was initially diagnosed with decompensated hepatitis B cirrhosis; an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan indicated a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension (PHT)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445236/risk-stratification-in-acute-variceal-bleeding-child-pugh-versus-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease
#2
Enric Reverter, Joan Genesca, Salvador Augustin, Juan G Abraldes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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/28442120/american-gastroenterological-association-institute-technical-review-on-the-role-of-elastography-in-chronic-liver-diseases
#4
Siddharth Singh, Andrew J Muir, Douglas T Dieterich, Yngve T Falck-Ytter
Chronic liver diseases (CLDs), due to chronic hepatitis C; hepatitis B; nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD); and alcoholic liver disease, are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Early identification of patients with cirrhosis at high risk of progression to liver-related complications may facilitate timely care and improve outcomes. With risks and misclassification associated with invasive tests, such as liver biopsy, noninvasive imaging modalities for liver fibrosis assessment have gained popularity...
May 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440524/-clinical-epidemiological-characteristics-and-change-trend-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-over-the-past-15-years
#5
Jinping Wang, Yi Cui, Jinhui Wang, Baili Chen, Yao He, Minhu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical epidemiology change trend of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) over the past 15 years. METHODS: Consecutive patients who was diagnosed as continuous UGIB in the endoscopy center of The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun-Yat University during the period from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 1998 and the period from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2013 were enrolled in this study. Their gender, age, etiology, ulcer classification, endoscopic treatment and hospitalization mortality were compared between two periods...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439747/management-of-cirrhotic-patients-after-successful-hcv-eradication
#6
REVIEW
Ryan M Kwok, Tram T Tran
Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) is a hepatotropic virus which, when untreated, can lead to progressive inflammation and fibrosis resulting in cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and decompensations related to end-stage liver disease. The relatively recent introduction of all oral, interferon-free, direct-acting antiviral medications against HCV has transformed the management of these patients. Previous treatment regimens were prolonged, poorly tolerated, and frequently did not result in cure. Current therapies achieve sustained viral response (SVR) in the vast majority of patients including those with decompensated liver disease; a previously challenging population to treat...
April 24, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
#7
Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429043/transsplenic-endovascular-recanalization-and-stenting-of-a-completely-occluded-portal-vein-with-jejunal-variceal-embolization-in-a-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipient
#8
Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Alexandria Jo, Narasimham Dasika, Wael E Saad, Ravi Nara Srinivasa
Portal vein thrombosis occurs in 1.4% of pediatric liver transplant candidates and 3.7% of liver transplant recipients. While portal vein recanalization without and with portal vein stenting has been described in adult transplant candidates and recipients, it has never been described in the pediatric transplant population. This report presents a pediatric liver transplant recipient with portal hypertension secondary to portal vein thrombosis successfully managed with transsplenic access and subsequent portal vein recanalization and stenting...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422827/a-case-of-a-resected-benign-myxoma-like-hemorrhagic-cyst-which-later-recurred-as-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-in-the-left-atrium
#9
Eunju Kim, Seo-Won Choi, Daniel Min, Sang Hoon Kim, Woo-In Yang, Jae Youn Moon, Jung Hoon Sung, In Jai Kim, Sang-Wook Lim, Dong-Hun Cha, Byung Moon, Sang-Ho Cho, Won-Jang Kim
RATIONALE: An intracardiac cystic mass is a rare type of mass found in the left atrium. The differential diagnosis of an intracardiac cystic mass includes hydatid cysts, bronchogenic cysts, intracardiac varices, and hemorrhages in some tumor types, including myxoma. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with episodic dyspnea. DIAGNOSES-INTERVENTIONS-OUTCOMES: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed the presence of a left atrial mass mimicking myxoma...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416166/two-year-outcomes-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-multi-institutional-study
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W E Saad, J F B Chick, R N Srinivasa, N Saad, S Kim, A Fischman, G Frey, A Al-Osaimi, S Caldwell
PURPOSE: To assess the 2-year effectiveness and safety of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric varices (GVs) in liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven liver transplant recipients underwent consecutive BRTO for GVs at four institutions. Patients included eight (73%) men and three (27%) women with mean age of 56 years±12 (SD) (range: 26-67 years). Underlying cause of liver transplantation was hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis in five (45%), alcohol- and HCV-related cirrhosis in three (27%), primary biliary cirrhosis in two (18%), and alcoholic cirrhosis in one (9%)...
April 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411716/pathophysiology-of-varicose-veins
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Benjamin N Jacobs, Elizabeth A Andraska, Andrea T Obi, Thomas W Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Varicose veins, a common problem with effects on quality of life, account for a significant cost burden on the health care system. Despite their prevalence, the pathophysiologic mechanism of varicose veins remains incompletely understood. The fundamental issue is whether venous hypertension and valvular incompetence precede and influence the development of vein wall changes or whether the reverse is true. METHODS: We have reviewed the English-language literature to provide the most current understanding of the hemodynamic and cellular and molecular processes that underlie the development of varicose veins...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402911/hassab-s-operation-for-joubert-syndrome-with-congenital-hepatic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Koji Miyazawa, Yasuyuki Hara, Kenji Shimizu, Wataru Nakanishi, Kazuaki Tokodai, Chikashi Nakanishi, Shigehito Miyagi, Naoki Kawagishi, Noriaki Ohuchi
INTRODUCTION: Joubert syndrome is characterized by psychomotor developmental delay, hypotonia, oculomotor abnormalities, occasional retinal dystrophy and cystic kidneys, and frequent and often, striking breathing abnormalities, especially in the neonatal period, with panting tachypnea followed by apnea. We report a case of Joubert syndrome with hepatic fibrosis, portal hypertension, and pancytopenia treated by Hassab's operation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Our patient was a 27-year-old woman with a history of tachypnea, muscle hypotonia, and psychomotor retardation shortly after birth and a diagnosis of Joubert syndrome at 2 years of age...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400938/uhl-s-anomaly-a-rare-case-of-portal-hypertension
#13
Rakesh Agarwal, Rajarshi Datta, Manjari Saha, Nirmalendu Sarkar
Uhl's anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by partial or complete absence of the right ventricular myocardium and high early mortality rates. We describe a case of Uhl's anomaly in a 27-year-old young male patient presenting with portal hypertension and esophageal varices. In this article, we review the literature associated with this condition and highlight a rare presentation of a rare disease. This report adds to our current knowledge of this exceedingly rare disorder.
October 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397699/restrictive-versus-liberal-blood-transfusion-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#14
Ayodele Odutayo, Michael J R Desborough, Marialena Trivella, Adrian J Stanley, Carolyn Dorée, Gary S Collins, Sally Hopewell, Susan J Brunskill, Brennan C Kahan, Richard F A Logan, Alan N Barkun, Michael F Murphy, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a leading indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion worldwide, although optimal thresholds for transfusion are debated. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and the Transfusion Evidence Library from inception to Oct 20, 2016, for randomised controlled trials comparing restrictive and liberal RBC transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Main outcomes were mortality, rebleeding, ischaemic events, and mean RBC transfusion...
May 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393330/external-validation-of-scoring-systems-in-risk-stratification-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#15
Anna Cherian Anchu, Subair Mohsina, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, T Mahalakshmy, Vikram Kate
AIM: The aim of this study was to externally validate the four commonly used scoring systems in the risk stratification of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). METHODS: Patients of UGIB who underwent endoscopy within 24 h of presentation were stratified prospectively using the pre-endoscopy Rockall score (PRS) >0, complete Rockall score (CRS) >2, Glasgow Blatchford bleeding scores (GBS) >3, and modified GBS (m-GBS) >3 scores. Patients were followed up to 30 days...
April 10, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391673/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-vascular-therapy-the-present-and-the-future
#16
REVIEW
Philip S J Hall, Christopher Teshima, Gary R May, Jeffrey D Mosko
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) offers access to many intra-abdominal vessels that until now have only been accessible to the surgeon and interventional radiologist. In addition to assisting with diagnostics, this unique access offers the potential for therapeutic intervention for a host of indications. To date, this has had the most clinical impact in the treatment of gastroesophageal varices, with EUS-guided coil and glue application growing in use worldwide. Although randomised controlled trial data is lacking, we discuss the growing body of literature behind EUS-guided therapy in the management of varices...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388553/therapeutic-evaluation-of-arterio-portal-fistula-related-gastroesophageal-variceal-bleeding
#17
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...
March 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381381/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-versus-open-splenectomy-and-esophagogastric-devascularization-for-portal-hypertension-with-recurrent-variceal-bleeding
#18
An-Ping Su, Zhao-Da Zhang, Bo-Le Tian, Jing-Qiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and open splenectomy and esophagogastric devascularization (OSED) are widely used to treat patients with portal hypertension and recurrent variceal bleeding (PHRVB). This study aimed to compare the effectiveness between TIPS and OSED for the treatment of PHRVB. METHODS: The data were retrospectively retrieved from 479 cirrhotic patients (Child-Pugh A or B class) with PHRVB, who had undergone TIPS (TIPS group) or OSED (OSED group) between January 1, 2010 and October 31, 2014...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379058/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-clinical-findings-for-the-diagnosis-of-pelvic-congestion-syndrome-in-women-with-chronic-pelvic-pain
#19
Ana Lucia Herrera-Betancourt, Juan Diego Villegas-Echeverri, Jose Duván López-Jaramillo, Jorge Darío López-Isanoa, Jorge Mario Estrada-Alvarez
Background Pelvic congestion syndrome is among the causes of pelvic pain. One of the diagnostic tools is pelvic venography using Beard's criteria, which are 91% sensitive and 80% specific for this syndrome. Objective To assess the diagnostic performance of the clinical findings in women diagnosed with pelvic congestion syndrome coming to a Level III institution. Methods Descriptive retrospective study in women with chronic pelvic pain taken to transuterine pelvic venography at the Advanced Gynecological Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain Unit of Clinica Comfamiliar, between August 2008 and December 2011, analyzing social, demographic, and clinical variables...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375866/reply-to-risk-stratification-in-acute-variceal-bleeding-child-pugh-versus-model-for-end-stage-liver-disease
#20
Brett E Fortune, Maria Ciarleglio, Yanhong Deng, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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