Portal hypertension

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Portal hypertension

Portal hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in branches of the portal vein, the large vein that brings blood from the intestine to the liver. Portal hypertension itself does not cause symptoms, but complications from the condition can lead to an enlarged abdomen, abdominal discomfort, confusion, drowsiness and internal bleeding. It may be caused by a variety of conditions, but cirrhosis is the most common cause in Western countries. Treatment is generally directed toward the cause of the condition, although emergency treatment is sometimes needed for serious complications.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Portal hypertension" returned 467 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of effects of devascularization versus shunt on patients with portal hypertension: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): G-Q Zong, Y Fei, R-M Liu

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;110(1):15-25.

 

To systematically evaluate the effectiveness of devascularization and shunt on patients with portal hypertension.

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2015

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Development of nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) with portal hypertension following the administration of oxaliplatin for the recurrence of colon cancer.
 

Author(s): Hiroaki Takaya, Hideto Kawaratani, Keisuke Nakanishi, Shinya Takeyama, Chie Morioka, Masayoshi Sawai, Masahisa Toyohara, Masao Fujimoto, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Junichi Yamao, Hiroshi Fukui

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(4):383-7.

 

Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) is associated with autoimmune and hematologic diseases and may lead to portal hypertension. We herein report a case of NRH diagnosed based on a liver biopsy. A 63-year-old woman developed esophageal varices and splenomegaly. She had undergone ...

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2015

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Long-delayed gross hematuria due to portal hypertension in an alcoholic cirrhotic patient with ileal conduit urinary diversion.
 

Author(s): Fabrizio Dal Moro

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;13(6):830-1.

 

Bleeding varices at the stomal site is an uncommon complication of ileal conduit urinary diversion in patients with portal hypertension. We describe a case with the longest delay reported in the literature, involving the onset of massive hematuria secondary to ectopic variceal bleeding ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2014

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The terms "Portal hypertension" returned 94 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Utility of endoscopic ultrasound in patients with portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Ghassan M Hammoud, Jamal A Ibdah

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Oct;20(39):14230-6.

 

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has revolutionized the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Its application in patients with liver disease and portal hypertension is increasing. Patients with chronic liver disease are at risk for development ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Selection of a TIPS stent for management of portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis: an evidence-based review.
 

Author(s): Xing-Shun Qi, Ming Bai, Zhi-Ping Yang, Dai-Ming Fan

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Jun;20(21):6470-80.

 

Nowadays, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) has become a mainstay treatment option for the management of portal hypertension-related complications in liver cirrhosis. Accumulated evidence has shown that its indications are being gradually expanded. Notwithstanding, ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014

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Laparoscopic splenectomy for hypersplenism secondary to liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Xiao-Li Zhan, Yun Ji, Yue-Dong Wang

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 May;20(19):5794-800.

 

Since the first laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) was reported in 1991, LS has become the gold standard for the removal of normal to moderately enlarged spleens in benign conditions. Compared with open splenectomy, fewer postsurgical complications and better postoperative recovery have ...

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014

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MRI in Portal Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Transient Elastography to Assess Liver Fibrosis and Portal Hypertension in HCV Cirrhotic Patients Treated With New Antiviral Drugs (SPLEEN-C)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Hepatitis C; Cirrhosis; Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Value of Von Willebrand Factor in Portal Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Cirrhosis; Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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