Safety of variceal band ligation in patients with cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis treated with anticoagulant therapy: A retrospective study

Conclusion In this small group of patients under anticoagulation therapy undergoing variceal band ligation, only a minority presented postendoscopic bleeding of minor importance. Nevertheless, particular attention should be paid to patients with previous decompensation of cirrhosis.
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research

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AbstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) are highly prevalent and relevant healthcare issues. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are now the first-choice for anticoagulant treatment of these conditions displaying a better efficacy/safety profile than vitamin-K antagonists, mainly due to significantly reduced risk of major bleeding, especially of intracranial haemorrhage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in developed countries showing a continuously growing prevalence. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), its evolutive form, will be the leading cause for live...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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Source: Transplantation Proceedings - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Digestive Diseases - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy and ligation are standard treatment modalities used for the management of esophageal varices. Reportedly, sclerotherapy and ligation are associated with complications such as hematuria, pulmonary thrombus formation, pleural effusion, renal dysfunction, and esophageal stenosis. However, hemothorax following sclerotherapy and ligation has not yet been reported. We treated a patient who presented with liver cirrhosis and polycythemia vera and later developed hemothorax following the above-mentioned procedures. An 86-year-old man diagnosed with liver cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis type B a...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Historically cirrhosis has been considered as the prototype of acquired bleeding disorders. More recently, however, it has become clear that the hemostatic profile in patients with cirrhosis is in a new and fragile balance due to the concomitant decline in pro- and antihemostatic pathways [1]. This fragile balance can easily lead to bleeding or thrombotic events. Treatment of thrombotic complications in patients with cirrhosis is complicated by multiple factors related to cirrhosis-associated coagulopathy.
Source: Thrombosis Research - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Conclusions The prevalence of NAFLD among morbidly obese surgical patients was high, although this condition was not associated with increased risk for postoperative complications. Because of unexpected findings in intraoperative liver biopsies, the routine indication of liver biopsies in patients at high risk for liver disease should be discussed.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This report describes a man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis, who died of massive hematochezia due to SMVT. A medicolegal autopsy disclosed a thrombus at the superior mesenteric vein and hemorrhagic infarction of the bowel wall, an area also within the territory of the superior mesenteric vein. Liver cirrhosis, an enlarged spleen, and esophageal varices without rupture were also observed, but ulcers and variceal bleeding were not. Other organs showed no significant findings. His blood alcohol level was 0.14% w/v. Thus, this man died from severe hematochezia associated with SMVT due to liver cirrhosis and alcohol dehydration,...
Source: Journal of Forensic Sciences - Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Tags: J Forensic Sci Source Type: research
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