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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533996/gastric-varices-in-absence-of-splenic-vein-thrombosis-a-rare-entity-of-idiopathic-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension
#1
Vivek Choksi, Binna Chokshi, Andrew Chu, Deepa Mandale, Daniel L Wolfson, Steven Kaplan, Hamid Feiz
Idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) is portal hypertension (PHT) without cirrhosis and other identifiable causes. Esophageal and gastric varices are seen in INCPH which are mostly asymptomatic. We present a rare case of symptomatic isolated gastric varices (IGV) in the setting of INCPH. We report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with an acute onset of hematemesis and no identifiable history. Upon further evaluation, he was found to have non-bleeding dilated gastric varices on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and PHT without cirrhosis...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533909/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-variceal-bleeding
#2
Ihteshamul Haq, Dhiraj Tripathi
Acute haemorrhage from ruptured gastroesophageal varices is perhaps the most serious consequence of uncontrolled portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients. It represents a medical emergency and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In those who survive the initial bleeding event, the risks of further bleeding and other decompensated events remain high. The past 30 years have seen a slow evolution of management strategies that have greatly improved the chances of surviving a variceal haemorrhage...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533907/novel-treatment-options-for-portal-hypertension
#3
Philipp Schwabl, Wim Laleman
Portal hypertension is most frequently associated with cirrhosis and is a major driver for associated complications, such as variceal bleeding, ascites or hepatic encephalopathy. As such, clinically significant portal hypertension forms the prelude to decompensation and impacts significantly on the prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis. At present, non-selective β-blockers, vasopressin analogues and somatostatin analogues are the mainstay of treatment but these strategies are far from satisfactory and only target splanchnic hyperemia...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532189/non-selective-beta-blocker-treatment-does-not-impact-on-kidney-function-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-varices
#4
Bernhard Scheiner, Diego Parada-Rodriguez, Theresa Bucsics, Philipp Schwabl, Mattias Mandorfer, Nikolaus Pfisterer, Florian Riedl, Wolfgang Sieghart, Arnulf Ferlitsch, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Thomas Reiberger
GOALS AND BACKGROUND: Non-selective beta-blockers (NSBBs) are used for bleeding prophylaxis in cirrhotic patients with gastroesophageal varices (GEVs). Recent data suggested that NSBB treatment might increase the risk of renal dysfunction in patients with refractory ascites due to an impaired response to acute haemodynamic stress. STUDY: Retrospective longitudinal assessment of kidney function in a cohort of cirrhotic patients with GEVs with vs. without NSBB therapy...
May 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530783/a-rare-case-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-small-bowel-varices-flowing-into-the-inferior-epigastric-vein
#5
Akira Hoshiai, Junya Tsurukiri, Yasuhiro Sumi
Ectopic varices include all varices except esophageal or gastric varices and comprise large portosystemic venous collaterals that occur anywhere in the abdomen. Ectopic varices are relatively rare; however, approximately 5% are related to gastrointestinal bleeding. Ectopic varices usually occur in the rectum, duodenum, or colon, and portal hypertension is the most common cause. Hemodynamic profiles of ectopic varices remain unknown, and extensive bleeding from these structures occurs because diagnosis and treatment are difficult...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523485/report-of-mesocaval-shunt-in-the-management-of-variceal-hemorrhage-following-gastric-bypass-surgery
#6
Anurag Shrimal, Ranjan Sudan, Gaurav Chaubal, Ahmad Zaaroura, Kitza Williams, Kadiyala Ravindra
Gastrointestinal bleeding following Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is rare. We report an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding following RYGB that was complicated by porto- splenic vein thrombosis. A 35- year- old woman was successfully treated by mesocaval surgical shunt for recurrent variceal hemorrhage in the excluded stomach following RYGB.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515846/passive-expansion-of-sub-maximally-dilated-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-and-assessment-of-clinical-outcomes
#7
Michael C Hsu, Charles N Weber, S William Stavropoulos, Timothy W Clark, Scott O Trerotola, Richard D Shlansky-Goldberg, Michael C Soulen, Gregory J Nadolski
AIM: To assess for passive expansion of sub-maximally dilated transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) and compare outcomes with maximally dilated TIPS. METHODS: Polytetrafluoroethylene covered TIPS (Viatorr) from July 2002 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed at two hospitals in a single institution. Two hundred and thirty patients had TIPS maximally dilated to 10 mm (mTIPS), while 43 patients who were at increased risk for hepatic encephalopathy (HE), based on clinical evaluation or low pre-TIPS portosystemic gradient (PSG), had 10 mm TIPS sub-maximally dilated to 8 mm (smTIPS)...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515596/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-bleeding-gastric-varices-eyes-see-what-the-mind-knows
#8
Pushpinder S Khera, Lee Myungsu, Choi Joonsung
Approximately one in six patients with portal hypertension who develop varices at sites of portosystemic venous collaterals has gastric varices due to hepatofugal flow into the gastric veins. Bleeding from gastric varices, though less common, has a higher mortality and morbidity compared to bleeding esophageal varices, which are easier to manage endoscopically. The efferent channel for gastric varices is mostly the gastrorenal shunt (GRS) which opens into the left renal vein. Balloon-occluded transvenous obliteration (BRTO) involves accessing the GRS with an aim to temporarily occlude its outflow using a balloon catheter and at the same time injecting sclerosant mixture within the varix so as to cause its thrombosis and thereby obliteration...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506905/eight-millimeter-covered-tips-does-not-compromise-shunt-function-but-reduces-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-preventing-variceal-rebleeding
#9
Qiuhe Wang, Yong Lv, Ming Bai, Zhengyu Wang, Haibo Liu, Chuangye He, Jing Niu, Wengang Guo, Bohan Luo, Zhanxin Yin, Wei Bai, Hui Chen, Enxin Wang, Dongdong Xia, Xiaomei Li, Jie Yuan, Na Han, Hongwei Cai, Tao Li, Huahong Xie, Jielai Xia, Jianhong Wang, Hongbo Zhang, Kaichun Wu, Daiming Fan, Guohong Han
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Currently, there are no recommendations in guidelines concerning the preferred diameter of stents for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) owing to the lack of adequate evidence. We therefore evaluated that compared with 10-mm stents, whether 8-mm stents would achieve similar shunt function with less hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and better liver function. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients were randomly assigned to receive TIPS with an 8-mm or 10-mm covered stent to prevent variceal rebleeding...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
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
#10
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/28503308/portal-hypertension-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-poems-syndrome-a-case-report
#11
Lina Wu, Yue Li, Fang Yao, Chongmei Lu, Jian Li, Weixun Zhou, Jiaming Qian
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension has a broad differential diagnosis. POEMS syndrome is an uncommon cause of it. POEMS syndrome is a rare disease involving multiple organs. In differential diagnosis of portal hypertension, POEMS syndrome should be considered especially when other symptoms such as numbness, organomegaly, endocrine alteration and skin changes also present, as it is highlighted by our case. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 46-year-old Chinese male, a teacher, presenting with portal hypertension...
2017: BMC Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501975/changes-in-liver-perfusion-and-function-before-and-after-percutaneous-occlusion-of-spontaneous-portosystemic-shunt
#12
Yasukazu Kako, Koichiro Yamakado, Wataru Jomoto, Toshiya Nasada, Koichiro Asada, Haruyuki Takaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Takashi Daimon, Shozo Hirota
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in liver perfusion after occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt and to analyze mechanisms of liver profile improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liver function changes and portal venous and hepatic arterial blood flow were evaluated using perfusion CT before and after shunt occlusion in 23 patients who underwent percutaneous occlusion of spontaneous portosystemic shunt because of gastric varices (n = 15) or hepatic encephalopathy (n = 8)...
May 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501971/electrolyte-and-acid-base-disturbances-in-end-stage-liver-disease-a-physiopathological-approach
#13
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José Víctor Jiménez, Diego Luis Carrillo-Pérez, Rodrigo Rosado-Canto, Ignacio García-Juárez, Aldo Torre, David Kershenobich, Eduardo Carrillo-Maravilla
Electrolyte and acid-base disturbances are frequent in patients with end-stage liver disease; the underlying physiopathological mechanisms are often complex and represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the physician. Usually, these disorders do not develop in compensated cirrhotic patients, but with the onset of the classic complications of cirrhosis such as ascites, renal failure, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and variceal bleeding, multiple electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances emerge. Hyponatremia parallels ascites formation and is a well-known trigger of hepatic encephalopathy; its management in this particular population poses a risky challenge due to the high susceptibility of cirrhotic patients to osmotic demyelination...
May 13, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501536/multicenter-external-validation-of-risk-stratification-criteria-for-patients-with-variceal-bleeding
#14
Irene Conejo, Maria Anna Guardascione, Puneeta Tandon, Alba Cachero, Josep Castellote, Juan G Abraldes, Lucio Amitrano, Joan Genescà, Salvador Augustin
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Early placement of a transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunts (TIPS) is considered the treatment of choice for patients with acute variceal bleeding (AVB) and cirrhosis who have a high risk of death (Child-Pugh class B with active bleeding at endoscopy or Child-Pugh class C). It has been proposed that patients of Child-Pugh class B, even with active bleeding, should not be considered high risk. Alternative criteria have been proposed for identification of high-risk patients, such as Child-Pugh class C with plasma level of creatinine of 1 mg/dl or more (ChildC-C1) and a model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score of 19 or more...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500570/narrow-band-imaging-can-increase-the-visibility-of-fibrin-caps-after-bleeding-of-esophageal-varices-a-case-with-extensive-esophageal-candidiasis
#15
Yoshihiro Furuichi, Yoshitaka Kasai, Hirohito Takeuchi, Yuu Yoshimasu, Takashi Kawai, Katsutoshi Sugimoto, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Ikuo Nakamura, Takao Itoi
A 58-year-old man with hepatitis B cirrhosis noticed black stools and underwent an endoscopy at a community hospital. The presence of esophageal varices (EVs) was confirmed, but the bleeding point was not found. He was referred to our institution and underwent a second endoscopy. Extensive white patches of esophageal candidiasis were visible on endoscopy by white-light imaging (WLI), but it was difficult to find the fibrin cap of the EVs. This was easier under narrow-band imaging (NBI), however, as the color turned red from absorption by hemoglobin adhered to it...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498107/ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-of-an-occluded-transjugular-portosystemic-shunt
#16
Nicholas Hilliard, Teik Choon See, Nadeem Shaida
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) insertion is commonly performed for refractory ascites or variceal bleeding. However, TIPS dysfunction can be seen in both early and late settings, with shunt thrombosis a particular problem. Treatment of shunt dysfunction commonly involves angioplasty and re-lining, with or without embolectomy, mechanical thrombectomy, or thrombolysis. Ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis has been shown to be successful for treatment of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and peripheral arterial thromboembolism, but has not been described before for TIPS occlusion...
May 12, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496092/usefulness-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-predicting-esophageal-varices-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-related-cirrhosis
#17
Jun Li, Jin-Chun Feng, Xin-Yu Peng, Xiang-Wei Wu, Ting-Ting Du, Jia-Jia Wang, Shu-Xin Tian, Gui-Lin Lu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in predicting of esophageal varices (EV) and assessing high-risk EV in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with HBV-related cirrhosis who had undergone endoscopy were prospectively recruited. Hepatic dynamic CEUS was performed. Regions of interest (ROI) were drawn on the hepatic artery, hepatic vein, portal vein, and liver parenchyma to measure the corresponding features, such as arrival times...
May 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495438/african-americans-have-a-lower-prevalence-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-at-the-time-of-liver-transplantation
#18
Dmitri Bezinover, Ethan Reeder, Faisal Aziz, Fuat Saner, Patrick McQuillan, Zakiyah Kadry, Thomas Riley, Dmitri Guvakov, Piotr K Janicki
BACKGROUND: Perioperative vascular thrombotic events in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective UNOS database analysis, we evaluated the prevalence of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and factors contributing to PVT development in different ethnic groups. RESULTS: Of the 47 953 LT performed between 2002 and 2015, we identified 3642 cases of PVT. African Americans (AA) had a significantly lower prevalence of PVT compared to other ethnic groups (p = 0...
May 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494539/-current-status-and-perspectives-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-complications-related-to-liver-cirrhosis
#19
Y M Nan
Liver cirrhosis is the severe period of chronic liver diseases, especially decompensated liver cirrhosis and its complications, such as ascites, esophagogastric variceal bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy, acute kidney injury, and hepatocellular carcinoma, which greatly affect patients' quality of life and even threaten their lives. Early prevention and treatment of the causes of development and progression and pathogenic mechanism may slow down or reverse liver cirrhosis and its severe complications. Once the disease progresses to portal hypertension and related complications, it is very important to select preventive measures for acute exacerbation of different complications, as well as the methods and timing for treatment in acute stage, which may help to save patients' lives and improve their prognosis...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494001/partial-spleen-embolization-reduces-the-risk-of-portal-hypertension-induced-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-not-eligible-for-tips-implantation
#20
Matthias Buechter, Alisan Kahraman, Paul Manka, Guido Gerken, Alexander Dechêne, Ali Canbay, Axel Wetter, Lale Umutlu, Jens M Theysohn
INTRODUCTION: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a severe and life-threatening complication among patients with portal hypertension (PH). Covered transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the treatment of choice for patients with refractory or recurrent UGIB despite pharmacological and endoscopic therapy. In some patients, TIPS implantation is not possible due to co-morbidity or vascular disorders. Spleen embolization (SE) may be a promising alternative in this setting...
2017: PloS One
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