Esophageal Varices

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Esophageal Varices

Esophageal varices are abnormal, enlarged veins in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Esophageal varices usually don't cause signs and symptoms unless they rupture and begin bleeding. This can cause vomiting blood, tarry or bloody stoole, or shock. Most often, esophageal varices occur in people with serious liver diseases. A number of drugs and medical procedures can help prevent and stop the bleeding from esophageal varices such as medication to reduce blood pressure, a surgical procedure to tie off the bleeding vein, and a liver replacement.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 179 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Incidence of HCV induced-Esophageal varices in Egypt: Valuable knowledge using data mining analysis.
 

Author(s): Mahmoud Abdel-Aty, Mahmoud Fouad, Mohammad M Sallam, Elsayed A Elgohary, Ali Ismael, Abdallah Nawara, Baha Hawary, Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Salama Khaled

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(4):e5647.

 

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 ...

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2017

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Changes in Cardiac Varices and Their Clinical Significance after Eradication of Esophageal Varices by Band Ligation.
 

Author(s): Seung Woon Park, Yeon Seok Seo, Han Ah Lee, Sang Jung Park, Tae Hyung Kim, Jae Min Lee, Sang Jun Suh, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Young Kul Jung, Ji Hoon Kim, Hyonggin An, Hyung Joon Yim, Yoon Tae Jeen, Jong Eun Yeon, Hong Sik Lee, Hoon Jai Chun, Kwan Soo Byun, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim

Journal: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 ;2016():2198163.

 

Background and Aims. Cardiac varices (CVs) in patients with type 1 gastroesophageal varices (GOV1s) usually disappear with treatment for esophageal varices (EVs) by endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS). However, whether this applies to patients treated with endoscopic band ligation ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017

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Evaluation of endoscopic secondary prophylaxis in children and adolescents with esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): JĂșlio Rocha Pimenta, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Paulo Fernando Souto Bittencourt, Alice Mendes Moura, Simone Diniz Carvalho

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;54(1):21-26.

 

- Bleeding of esophageal varices is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adults with portal hypertension and there are few studies involving secondary prophylaxis in children and adolescents.

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bleeding 'downhill' esophageal varices associated with benign superior vena cava obstruction: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Michael Loudin, Sharon Anderson, Barry Schlansky

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Proximal or 'downhill' esophageal varices are a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Unlike the much more common distal esophageal varices, which are most commonly a result of portal hypertension, downhill esophageal varices result from vascular obstruction of the superior ...

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2016

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A Beginning or the End? A Meta-analysis to Assess the Diagnostic Accuracy of Transient Elastography for the Prediction of Esophageal Varices.
 

Author(s): Yundong Qu, Tao Li, Qian Ye, Lixin Zhang, Lei Wang

Journal: Saudi J Gastroenterol. ;22(5):345-352.

 

To assess the accuracy of transient elastography (TE) in the prediction of esophageal varices (EV).

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Diagnostic Accuracy of APRI, AAR, FIB-4, FI, King, Lok, Forns, and FibroIndex Scores in Predicting the Presence of Esophageal Varices in Liver Cirrhosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Han Deng, Xingshun Qi, Xiaozhong Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(42):e1795.

 

Aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio (APRI), aspartate aminotransferase-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio (AAR), FIB-4, FI, King, Lok, Forns, and FibroIndex scores may be simple and convenient noninvasive diagnostic tests, because they are based on the regular laboratory tests ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Preventing Recurrent Bleeding After Eradication of Esophageal Varices
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 6 Mar 2017

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Non-invasive Prediction of Esophageal Varices in Liver Cirrhosis: A Multicenter Observational Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Cirrhosis; Esophageal and Gastric Varices

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2016

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