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 185 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Liver stiffness measurement and spleen diameter as predictors for the presence of esophageal varices in chronic hepatitis C patients.
 

Author(s): Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Mohamed Alsenbesy, Ali Abdelrahman Ghweil, M Ali Hussein Abd Elrazek, Elsayed A Elgohary, Mohammad M Sallam, Ali Ismael, Abdallah Nawara

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Nov;96(46):e8621.

 

Although it is an invasive and unpleasant procedure, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is still the gold standard for esophageal varices (EV) detection. The aim of this study was to investigate liver stiffness measurement (LSM) and spleen diameter as simple noninvasive tools for EV ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Changes in skeletal muscle mass after endoscopic treatment in patients with esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): Yoshiyuki Sakai, Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Kazunori Yoh, Akio Ishii, Yoshinori Iwata, Yuho Miyamoto, Noriko Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Takashi Nishimura, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Ryo Takata, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(26):e7377.

 

To the best of our knowledge, no available data with regard to changes in skeletal muscle mass for liver cirrhosis (LC) patients with esophageal varices (EVs) undergoing endoscopic therapy as a primary prophylaxis could exist. As endoscopic therapies, such as endoscopic injection ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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PLATELET COUNT SQUARED/SPLEEN DIAMETER-ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE RATIO: NON-INVASIVE METHOD TO PREDICT ESOPHAGEAL VARICES.
 

Author(s): Ângelo Zambam de Mattos, Larissa Faraco Daros, Angelo Alves de Mattos

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. ;54(3):222-224.

 

- Variceal bleeding has a high mortality among cirrhotics, and screening with endoscopy is indicated at the diagnosis of cirrhosis. Screening with endoscopy implies discomfort, risks and considerable costs.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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).

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Evaluation of large esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients by transient elastography: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Tao Li, Yundong Qu, Baohua Yang, Yan Xue, Lei Wang

Journal: Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2016 Aug;108(8):464-72.

 

Transient elastography (TE) has been shown to be a valuable tool for the prediction of large esophageal varices. However, the conclusions have not been always consistent throughout the different studies. Therefore, we performed a further meta-analysis in order to evaluate the diagnostic ...

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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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Endoscopic Injection Sclerotherapy Versus N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate Injection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bleeding Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2017

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Radiomics-based Surrogate of Endoscopy (rEndosc) (CHESS1703)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices in Cirrhosis of the Liver

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2017

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