April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA86
Academic Journal
The optimum method to evaluate the efficacy of propranolol in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension is the hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement. Measurement of pulse and blood pressure has not been shown to relied portal haemodynamic changes. An accurate non-invasive method would be desirable. By contrast, measurement of hepatic transit times enhanced ultrasound has shown promise in the evaluation of liver disease.


Related Articles

  • Evaluation of the Relationship between Circadian Blood Pressure Variation and Left Atrial Function Using Strain Imaging. Chan Seok Park; Gun-Hee An; Young-Woon Kim; Youn-Jung Park; Mi-Jeong Kim; Eun Joo Cho; Sang-Hyun Ihm; Hae-Ok Jung; Hee-Yeol Kim; Hui-Kyung Jeon; Ho-Joong Youn; Jae-Hyung Kim // Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound;2011, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p183 

    Background: Non-dippers were reported as showing different left atrial function, compared to dippers, but no study to date investigated the changes in the left atrial function according to the diurnal blood pressure pattern, using tissue Doppler and strain imaging. Methods: Forty never treated...

  • Withholding treatment in white-coat hypertension: wishful thinking. Spence, J. David // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/99, Vol. 161 Issue 3, p275 

    Editorial. Reports on the problem of diagnosing hypertension due to the tendency of people to have higher blood pressure during a doctor's visit then at other times. Statistics on the differences seen between men and women in terms of so-called white coat hypertension; The importance of...

  • Decreased Venous Distensibility in Essential Hypertension: Lack of Systemic Hemodynamic Correlates. Simon, Geza; Franciosa, Joseph A.; Cohn, Jay N. // Angiology;Mar1979, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p147 

    Venous distensibility in essential hypertension has been reported to be unchanged or decreased; its pathophysiologic role is uncertain. In 27 male hypertensive patients and 21 normotensive control subjects, forearm venous distensibility and capillary filtration rate at 30 cm of H2O distending...

  • Automated Office Blood Pressure is Associated with Urine Albumin Excretion in Hypertensive Subjects. Andreadis, Emmanuel A.; Agaliotis, Gerasimos D.; Angelopoulos, Epameinondas T.; Tsakanikas, Athanasios P.; Kolyvas, George N.; Mousoulis, George P. // American Journal of Hypertension;Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p969 

    BackgroundWe aimed to investigate the association between automated office blood pressure (AOBP) readings and urine albumin excretion (UAE), and to assess if this association is as close as that between 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) and UAE. A strong association would suggest that AOBP...

  • Comparison of the hemodynamic effects of etomidate between hypertensive and normotensive patients. Daşkaya, Hayrettin; Uzman, Sinan; Çiftçi, Taner; Gün, Yavuz; Toptaş, Mehmet; Demir, Mustafa; İnal, Ferda Yılmaz // Journal of Clinical & Experimental Investigations / Klinik ve De;Jun2014, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p164 

    Objective: Comparison of the hemodynamic effect of etomidate induction in normotensive and hypertensive patients. Methods: Forty ASA 1-2 patients were included. After informed consent were obtained, patients were divided into two group; Group H: Hypertensive patients, Group N: Normotensive...

  • Evaluation of Haemodynamic Changes in Hypertensive Patients During Tooth Extraction Under Local Anaesthesia. Ogunlewe, M. O.; James, O.; Ajuluchukwu, J. N. A.; Ladeinde, A. L.; Adeyemo, W. L.; Gbotolorun, O. M. // West Indian Medical Journal;Jan2011, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p91 

    Objective: This study was conducted to determine the changes in blood pressure and the pulse rate of patients with controlled hypertension having dental extraction under local anaesthesia utilizing 2% lignocaine with adrenaline, and to evaluate whether these changes in blood pressure were are...

  • Assessment of the Diurnal Blood Pressure Profile and Detection of Non-Dippers Based on Home or Ambulatory Monitoring. Stergiou, George S.; Nasothimiou, Efthimia G.; Destounis, Antonios; Poulidakis, Emanouel; Evagelou, Irini; Tzamouranis, Dimitrios // American Journal of Hypertension;Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p974 

    BackgroundA unique advantage of ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring is the assessment of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) and the detection of non-dippers. This study assessed nocturnal BP and non-dippers using a novel home BP (HBP) monitor.MethodsEighty-one hypertensives performed within 2...

  • What is the best way to identify patients with white-coat hypertension? Fisher, Michael; Blackwell, Jean; Saseen, Joseph // Journal of Family Practice;Jun2005, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p549 

    The article presents an evidence-based answer to the clinical question related to ways for identifying patients with white-coat hypertension. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is currently the gold standard for detecting patients with white-coat hypertension. Women and all patients with lower...

  • Home blood pressure measurement and its relationship with blood pressure control in a large selected hypertensive population. Cuspidi, C.; Meani, S.; Fusi, V.; Salerno, M.; Valerio, C.; Severgnini, B.; Catini, E.; Leonetti, G.; Magrini, F.; Zanchetti, A // Journal of Human Hypertension;Oct2004, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p725 

    Despite the impressive increase of home blood pressure monitoring (BPM) among hypertensive patients over the last few years, a limited number of studies have analysed the rate of home BPM and its relationship with target blood pressure (BP) control, in representative samples of the hypertensive...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics