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

Spontaneous portoazygos shunt in a patient with portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Jacob Gebrael, Hyeon Yu, William Brian Hyslop

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We present a case of spontaneous portoazygos shunt in a patient with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The shunt was incidentally detected by abdominal magnetic resonance imaging for routine evaluation of liver cirrhosis. Multiplanar reconstruction images demonstrated the portal ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Two surgical procedures for esophagogastric variceal bleeding in patients with portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Lin Yang, Li-Juan Yuan, Rui Dong, Ji-Kai Yin, Qing Wang, Tao Li, Jiang-Bin Li, Xi-Lin Du, Jian-Guo Lu

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Dec;19(48):9418-24.

 

To determine the clinical value of a splenorenal shunt plus pericardial devascularization (PCVD) in portal hypertension (PHT) patients with variceal bleeding.

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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Clinical effects and complications of TIPS for portal hypertension due to cirrhosis: a single center.
 

Author(s): Jian-Ping Qin, Ming-De Jiang, Wen Tang, Xiao-Ling Wu, Xin Yao, Wei-Zheng Zeng, Hui Xu, Qian-Wen He, Ming Gu

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Nov;19(44):8085-92.

 

To determine the clinical effects and complications of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for portal hypertension due to cirrhosis.

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2013

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The terms "Portal hypertension" returned 83 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Portal hypertension and gastrointestinal bleeding: diagnosis, prevention and management.
 

Author(s): Erwin Biecker

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Aug;19(31):5035-50.

 

Bleeding from esophageal varices is a life threatening complication of portal hypertension. Primary prevention of bleeding in patients at risk for a first bleeding episode is therefore a major goal. Medical prophylaxis consists of non-selective beta-blockers like propranolol or carvedilol. ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2013

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Current concepts on the role of nitric oxide in portal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Liang Shuo Hu, Jacob George, Jian Hua Wang

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Mar;19(11):1707-17.

 

Portal hypertension (PHT) is defined as a pathological increase in portal venous pressure and frequently accompanies cirrhosis. Portal pressure can be increased by a rise in portal blood flow, an increase in vascular resistance, or the combination. In cirrhosis, the primary factor ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2013

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Are there any alternative methods to hepatic venous pressure gradient in portal hypertension assessment?
 

Author(s): Bogdan ProcopeŇ£, Marcel Tantau, Christophe Bureau

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2013 Mar;22(1):73-8.

 

Portal hypertension is a major consequence of any chronic liver disease and it represents the main mechanism of complication occurrence. Therefore, the assessment of portal hypertension presence is one of the most important steps in the management of any chronic liver diseases. The ...

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2013

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MRI in Portal Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Value of Von Willebrand Factor in Portal Hypertension
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Cirrhosis; Portal Hypertension

 

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2013

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Non-invasive Diagnosis of Portal Hypertension With Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Portal Hypertension; Chronic Liver Disease

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2012

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