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2013-04-25 16:33:26

New data from clinical studies presented for the first time at the International Liver Congress 2013 provide new rationale for an old and established treatment option for portal hypertension. Additionally, spleen stiffness predicts the occurrence of clinical complications, which is of paramount importance in clinical practice. In patients with cirrhosis, increasing blood pressure in the abdominal circulatory system (known as portal hypertension) leads to potentially lethal complications...

2012-07-16 10:23:14

A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from gastric cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Although the incidence of gastric cancer has decreased substantially in the western part of the world, the disease is still common in areas such as...

2010-06-09 21:32:33

Adverse events increase when ligation is combined with nadolol A controlled trial conducted by researchers at the E-DA Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, suggests that a combination of band ligation and nadolol may not be the most effective prophylaxis for first variceal bleeding resulting from cirrhosis. Results of this study appear in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Esophageal...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced data from a pilot study that demonstrate the Company's PillCam(R) capsule endoscopy of the esophagus can significantly reduce health care costs in a prison population through on-site evaluation of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients. Results were presented at Poster Session II (Abstract # P-648) of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2008 taking place in Orlando, Florida, October 3 to 8, 2008....

2008-03-19 03:00:09

By Covarelli, Piero Badolato, Marco; Boselli, Carlo; Noya, Giuseppe; Cristofani, Roberto; Mosca, Stefano; Tei, Francesco To the Editor: We report a case of recurrent gastric bleeding in a 73-year-old man with splenic vein thrombosis after a necrotizing pancreatitis palliated with surgery but treated with splenic artery embolization. During the hospitalization, an upper gastrointestinal bleed from gastric fundal varices was stopped by means of an operative endoscopy, but 7 days later, a new...


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