Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio predicted the presence of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis
- Spleen Stiffness in Patients With Cirrhosis in Predicting Esophageal Varices. Sharma, Praveen; Kirnake, Vijender; Tyagi, Pankaj; Bansal, Naresh; Singla, Vikas; Kumar, Ashish; Arora, Anil // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jul2013, Vol. 108 Issue 7, p1101
OBJECTIVES:Screening for esophageal varices (EV) is recommended in patients with cirrhosis. Noninvasive tests had shown varying sensitivity (Se) and specificity (Sp) for predicting EV. Splenomegaly is a common finding in liver cirrhosis because of portal and splenic congestion. These changes can...
- Ultrasound based techniques and transient elastography may not be precise methods for the detection of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. Jalli, Reza; Hosseini-Asl, Mohammad Kazem; Eshraghian, Ahad; Rezaei, Bahar // Medical Ultrasonography;Mar2014, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p78
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article related with methods for the detection of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis.
- Ultrasound based techniques and transient elastography may not be precise methods for the detection of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. Binţinţan, Adriana // Medical Ultrasonography;Mar2014, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p79
A response from the author of the article related to methods for the detection of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis in previous issue is presented.
- Prognostic Indicators in Compensated Cirrhosis. Zolk, Marco; Cordiani, Maria Rita; Marchesini, Giulio; Iervese, Tiziana; Morselli Labate, Antonello M.; Bonazzi, Claudia; Bianchi, Giampaolo; Pisi, Emilio // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1991, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p1508
In an attempt to identify variables predicting prognosis, 100 consecutive patients with compensated cirrhosis of the liver were followed for a mean of 4.9 (SD 0.7) yr. Fifty-one patients belonged to Child-Pugh class A, 49 to class B. At entry, five laboratory parameters were considered, together...
- ESOPHAGEAL VARICES. Ayub, Ahsan // Professional Medical Journal;2013, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p653
Bleeding from esophageal varices is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is currently recommended that all patients with liver cirrhosis undergo upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to identify those who have esophageal varices. This approach leads to unnecessary endoscopies. There is...
- Role of serotonin in development of esophageal and gastric fundal varices. Rudić, Jelena S.; Ćulafić, Đorđe M.; Mirković, Duško S.; Ješić, Rada S.; Krstić, Miodrag N. // Annals of Gastroenterology & Hepatology;2011, Vol. 9 Issue 94, p6135
AIM: To determine the effect of free serotonin concentrations in plasma on development of esophageal and gastric fundal varices. METHODS: This prospective study included 33 patients with liver cirrhosis and 24 healthy controls. Ultrasonography and measurement of serotonin concentration in plasma...
- Accuracy of Ultrasound and Noninvasive Markers of Fibrosis to Identify Patients with Cirrhosis. Martin, Jason; Khatri, Gaurav; Gopal, Purva; Singal, Amit // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Jun2015, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p1841
Background: Accurate identification of patients with cirrhosis using noninvasive markers of fibrosis is useful for esophageal varices and hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance programs. The aims of our study were to characterize the accuracy of ultrasonography, AST-to-platelet ratio index...
- Real-time two-dimensional shear wave ultrasound elastography of the liver is a reliable predictor of clinical outcomes and the presence of esophageal varices in patients with compensated liver cirrhosis. Grgurević, Ivica; Bokun, Tomislav; Mustapić, Sanda; Trkulja, Vladimir; Heinzl, Renata; Banić, Marko; Puljiz, Željko; Lukšić, Boris; Kujundžić, Milan // Croatian Medical Journal;Oct2015, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p470
Aim: Primary: to evaluate predictivity of liver stiffness (LS), spleen stiffness (SS), and their ratio assessed by real-time 2D shear wave elastography (RT-2D-SWE) for adverse outcomes (hepatic decompensation, hepatocellular carcinoma or death; "event") in compensated liver cirrhosis (LC)...
- THE CRUVEILHIER-BAUMGARTEN SYNDROME. Kennedy, Richard J.; Rousselot, Louis M. // Angiology;Dec1950, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p484
1. A case of Cruveilhier-Baumgarten Syndrome secondary to cirrhosis of the liver is presented. 2. Treatment of the esophageal varices and hypersplenism by combined splenectomy and spleno-renal shunt is discussed.