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

A clinical prediction model and its application for bleeding in chronic liver failure patients with esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): X Wang, B-M Wang, G Li, Z-J Li, C Chen, M-Y Piao

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Nov;17(22):3046-55.

 

We aimed to explore the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD), Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score, endotoxin, bleeding score and dynamic changes of D-dimer in chronic liver failure patients with portal hypertension and esophageal varices, and explored their potential contact with ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2013

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Long-term outcomes of endoscopic variceal ligation to prevent rebleeding in children with esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): Ki Soo Kang, Hye Ran Yang, Jae Sung Ko, Jeong Kee Seo

Journal: J. Korean Med. Sci.. 2013 Nov;28(11):1657-60.

 

After an episode of acute bleeding from esophageal varices, patients are at a high risk for recurrent bleeding and death. However, there are few reports regarding the long-term results of secondary prophylaxis using endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) against variceal rebleeding in ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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[Effect of sengstaken-blakemore tube combined with suction catheter in esophageal varices bleeding patients].
 

Author(s): Guo-min Huang, Ming-yuan Ma, Zhi-hao Zhuang, Yi Chen, Shao-hui Liu, Hao-bo Jiang, Jie Xu, Qiao Chen, Jia-yan Sui, Min Li, Li-li Liang

Journal: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2013 Sep;25(9):554-5.

 

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2013

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Non-invasive ultrasound-based diagnosis and staging of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. A systematic review of the literature published in the third millenium.
 

Author(s): Adriana Binţinţan, Romeo Ioan Chira, Petru Adrian Mircea

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2013 Jun;15(2):116-24.

 

Endoscopic surveilance of esophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis is expensive for the health system and uncomfortable for the patients. Recently, non-invasive ultrasound-based parameters seem to offer valuable informations about the status of esophaeal varices and thus ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2013

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Evaluation and treatment of esophageal varices in the cirrhotic patient.
 

Author(s): Eyal Ashkenazi, Yulia Kovalev, Eli Zuckerman

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 Feb;15(2):109-15.

 

Portal hypertension is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in liver cirrhosis. Complications of portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients include esophageal and gastric varices, portal hypertensive gastropathy, ascites, hepatorenal syndrome, hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2013

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New methods for the management of esophageal varices.
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Takashi Tajiri

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2007 Mar;13(11):1641-5.

 

Bleeding from esophageal varices (EVs) is a catastrophic complication of chronic liver disease. Many years ago, surgical procedures such as esophageal transection or distal splenorenal shunting were the only treatments for EVs. In the 1970s, interventional radiology procedures such ...

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2007

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Primary Prevention of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Concomitant Esophageal Varices
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bleeding Esophageal Varices; Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2013

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Hemodynamic Effects of Terlipressin and High Dose Octreotide
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastric and Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Self-expandable Esophageal Stent Versus Balloon Tamponade in Refractory Esophageal Variceal Bleeding.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices; Bleeding; Cirrhosis

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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