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Complications of portal hypertension include portal hypertensive gastropathy and colopathy. These disorders may cause chronic or acute gastrointestinal bleeding. The diagnosis is made endoscopically; therefore, there is great variability in their assessment. Portal hypertensive gastropathy can range from a mosaic-like pattern resembling snakeskin mucosa to frankly bleeding petechial lesions. Portal hypertensive colopathy has been less well-described and is variably characterized (erythema, vascular lesions, petechiae). Treatment is challenging and results are inconsistent. Currently, available evidence does not support the use of beta-blockers for primary prevention. Further investigation of the pathogenesis, natural history, and treatment of these disorders is needed.
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Name: Clinics in liver disease
Several treatment options have been developed for portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG); medications and endoscopic management. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of argon p...
Medical literature on colonic changes in children with extrahepatic portal venous obstruction (EHPVO) is limited. We evaluated EHPVO children for prevalence, nature, and relation of colonic changes wi...
Portal hypertensive enteropathy (PHE) is a well-known small-bowel lesion that occurs with liver cirrhosis (LC) and is associated with increased hepatic venous pressure. However, it is unclear how esop...
Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) are well-validated techniques in the management of portal hypertensive gastric vari...
Portal hypertension (PH) is an increase in the pressure gradient between portal vein and inferior vena cava. Increased resistance occurs at different levels within the portal venous system, followed b...
Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) is used to describe the endoscopic appearance of gastric mucosa in patients with cirrhotic portal hypertension, with a characteristic mosaic-like patt...
A Study To Assess The Efficacy And Safety Of Bismuth Tripotassium Dicitrate (De-Nol) In Combination With Pantoprazole And Pantoprazole Monotherapy In Treatment Of Patients With Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID)-Induced Gastropathy
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical efficacy of bismuth tripotassium dicitrate (De-Nol) in combination with pantoprazole versus pantoprazole monotherapy in subjects with...
Portal hypertension is not a disease in itself. Rather, it is an indication of an illness, caused mostly by chronic lesions of the liver because of distinct causes, such as viral infection...
Portal pressure gradient (PPG) above 12 mmHg after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) increases the risk of portal hypertension complications. Currently, a PPG reduction
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Abnormal increase of resistance to blood flow within the hepatic PORTAL SYSTEM, frequently seen in LIVER CIRRHOSIS and conditions with obstruction of the PORTAL VEIN.
Dilated blood vessels in the ESOPHAGUS or GASTRIC FUNDUS that shunt blood from the portal circulation (PORTAL SYSTEM) to the systemic venous circulation. Often they are observed in individuals with portal hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PORTAL).
Bleeding within the SKULL that is caused by systemic HYPERTENSION, usually in association with INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. Hypertensive hemorrhages are most frequent in the BASAL GANGLIA; CEREBELLUM; PONS; and THALAMUS; but may also involve the CEREBRAL CORTEX, subcortical white matter, and other brain structures.
Surgical venous shunt between the portal and systemic circulation to effect decompression of the portal circulation. It is performed primarily in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices resulting from portal hypertension. Types of shunt include portacaval, splenorenal, mesocaval, splenocaval, left gastric-caval (coronary-caval), portarenal, umbilicorenal, and umbilicocaval.
The venous pressure measured in the PORTAL VEIN.
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Vascular relates to blood vessels (Oxford Medical Dictionary) and can be used to describe the supply of blood, a disease affecting the blood vessels or molecules associated with these structures. For example, <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->atherosclerosis ...