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

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: 28 Jun 2017

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Diagnostic accuracy of transient elastography (FibroScan) in detection of esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Ke Pu, Jing-Hong Shi, Xu Wang, Qian Tang, Xin-Jie Wang, Kai-Lin Tang, Zhong-Qi Long, Xing-Sheng Hu

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2017 Jan;23(2):345-356.

 

To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of FibroScan (FS) in detecting esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients.

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2017

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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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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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Blood Ammonia as Predictor for Esophageal Varices and Risk of Bleeding
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Liver Disease; Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2017

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