Screening for esophageal varices
with endoscopy is also crucial.
Coverage includes the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, the use of antibiotics, hemostatic devices, and therapies for peptic ulcer bleeding, esophageal varices
, portal hypertensive gastropathy, removal of foreign bodies, benign and malignant esophageal strictures, esophageal obstructions, Barrett's esophagus, cancer, leaks, bleeding, polyps, and other problems.
When is the best time to perform upper digestive endoscopy to detect the presence of esophageal varices
in patients with cirrhosis?
Besides its GH-inhibiting activity, in both children and adults, somatostatin has been used to treat refractory diarrhea, enterocutaneous fistulas, and bleeding from esophageal varices
12,13) Its off-label use as a hemostatic agent has been extended to the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with esophageal varices
unresponsive to standard treatment.
spontaneous bacterial peritonitis [SPB]), hepatorenal syndrome, and esophageal varices
GERMANY--Some studies have been published about esophageal varices
in autopsies, but little has been written about outpatient characteristics associated with fatal esophageal variceal hemorrhage (EVH) in a medicolegal population.
At the age of 48 years, he underwent surgery for esophageal varices
So why does one need a program in the Catholic schools about AIDS when it would be sufficient to give a good general course on diseases that, for the most part, can be avoided: lung cancer (avoid smoking), esophageal varices
and cirrhosis (avoid excessive use of alcohol), and arteriosclerotic heart disease (adopt a regular program of exercise and a healthy diet).
Trotter specializes in hepatitis C, ascites, complications of portal hypertension, including esophageal varices
and hepatic encephalopathy.
During one of my visits to a company interested in developing new endoscopic technology, they asked me what I thought about the idea of trying to put a hemorrhoid band on esophageal varices
6%) discontinued therapy, and there were five deaths: from septicemia, septic shock, pneumopathy, endocarditis, and bleeding esophageal varices
The evolving role of endoscopic treatment for bleeding esophageal varices
Those who were eligible for the ASTUTE Study did not differ from those who were not eligible across multiple demographic and disease severity characteristics, including age, gender, etiology of underlying liver disease, education level, MELD score, platelet count, bilirubin levels and presence of esophageal varices
, demonstrating the importance of clinicians not assuming that patients with less advanced cirrhosis will not have MHE.
It was found to be valuable for the detection of esophageal pathologies, mainly Barrett esophagus and esophageal varices
, (12,13) though bigger, multicenter, prospective studies are needed.