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Felix Brunner, Annalisa Berzigotti, Jaime Bosch
Variceal haemorrhage is a major complication of portal hypertension that still causes high mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Improved knowledge of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension has recently led to a more comprehensive approach to prevent all the complications of this condition. Thus, optimal treatment of portal hypertension requires a strategy that takes into account the clinical stage of the disease and all the major variables that affect the risk of progression to the next stage and death...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Hiroyasu Iwasaki, Takaya Shimura, Tomonori Yamada, Miho Aoki, Satoshi Nomura, Atsunori Kusakabe, Hiroshi Kanie, Tesshin Ban, Katsumi Hayashi, Takashi Joh, Etsuro Orito
BACKGROUND: Patients with active upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) require urgent endoscopy, but appropriate criteria for urgent endoscopy in these patients have not yet been established. AIMS: The goal of this study is to establish a simple system for the selection of UGIB patients who may benefit from urgent endoscopy. METHODS: Of the 335 patients who required emergency hospitalization for UGIB from May 2010 to March 2012 at Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital, 166 patients who underwent placement of a nasogastric tube (NGT) were retrospectively identified...
September 2013: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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