- Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio as a predictor of oesophageal varices in alcoholic cirrhosis. Zimbwa, T. A.; Blanshard, C.; Subramaniam, A. // Gut;Jul2004, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p1055
Presents a letter to the editor about the article "Platelet Count/Spleen Diameter Ratio As a Predictor of Oesophageal Varices in Alcoholic Cirrhosis."
- Infallibility of a normal platelet count/spleen diameter ratio in ruling out oesophageal varices? Brotman, D. J.; O'Brien, R. G. // Gut;Nov2004, Vol. 53 Issue 11, p1721
A letter to the editor in response to the article about infallibility of a normal platelet count/spleen diameter ratio in ruling out oesophageal varices in the previous issue is presented.
- Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio predicted the presence
of esophageal varices in liver cirrhosis. // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2004, Vol. 140 Issue 3, pA-16
Presents a correction to the article "Platelet Count/Spleen Diameter Ratio Predicted the Presence of Esophageal Varices in Liver Cirrhosis," previously published in the March-April 2004 issue of the "ACP Journal Club."
- Right liver lobe diameter:albumin ratio: a new non-invasive parameter for prediction of oesophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis (preliminary report). Alempijevic, Tamara; Kovacevic, Nada // Gut;Aug2007, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p1166
A letter to the editor in response to the article concerning the right liver lobe diameter: albumin and platelet count: spleen diameter ratios as non-invasive parameters which can provide accurate information pertinent to determining the presence of oesophageal varices and grading in patients...
- Author's reply. Testa, R. // Gut;Aug2007, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p1167
A response to the letter to the editor about the article concerning the right liver lobe diameter: albumin and platelet count: spleen diameter ratios as non-invasive parameters which can provide accurate information pertinent to determining the presence of oesophageal varices and grading in...
- Use of the Platelet Count/Spleen Diameter Ratio for the Noninvasive Diagnosis of Esophageal Varices in Patients with Schistosomiasis. Agha, Adnan; Abdulhadi, Mamdouh M.; Marenco, Simona; Bella, Abdelhaleem; AlSaudi, Dib; El-Haddad, Ahmed; Inferrera, Simona; Savarino, Vincenzo; Giannini, Edoardo G. // Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2011, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p307
Background/Aim: In patients with liver cirrhosis, the platelet count/spleen diameter ratio has been validated as a parameter for the noninvasive diagnosis of esophageal varices. Schistosoma infection is a frequent cause of portal hypertension in Middle Eastern countries, and is associated with...
- Platelet count/spleen diameter ratio: proposal and validation of a non-invasive parameter to predict the presence of oesophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis. Giannini, E.; Botta, F.; Borro, P.; Risso, D.; Romagnoli, P.; Fasoli, A.; Mele, M.R.; Testa, E.; Mansi, C.; Savarino, V.; Testa, R. // Gut;Aug2003, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p1200
Background and aims: Cirrhotic patients frequently undergo screening endoscopy for the presence of oesophageal varices (OV). In the future, this social and medical burden will increase due to the greater number of patients with chronic liver disease and their improved survival. In this study,...
- Platelet Count/Spleen Diameter Ratio for the Noninvasive Diagnosis of Esophageal Varices: Results of a Multicenter, Prospective, Validation Study. Giannini, Edoardo G.; Zaman, Atif; Kreil, Anna; Floreani, Annarosa; Dulbecco, Pietro; Testa, Emanuela; Sohaey, Roya; Verhey, Peter; Peck-Radosavljevic, Markus; Mansi, Carlo; Savarino, Vincenzo; Testa, Roberto // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Nov2006, Vol. 101 Issue 11, p2511
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Noninvasive assessment of esophageal varices (EV) may improve the management of patients with cirrhosis and decrease both the medical and financial burden related to screening. In this multicenter, international study, our aim was to prospectively validate the use of the...
- Increased gut permeability in Crohn's disease: is TNF the link? // Gut;Dec2004, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p1724
No abstract available.
- 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...