Posts Tagged ‘varices’

End-Stage Liver Disease in HIV Disease

This article is a wonderful description of cirrhosis and it’s major symptoms. Everyone with cirrhosis should read this and learn from it. Craig Liver disease is the most common non–AIDS-related cause of mortality in HIV-infected patients. HIV-infected patients with chronic liver disease progress more rapidly to cirrhosis, and those with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis…

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What is (are) Varices?

What are Esophageal Varices? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In medicine (gastroenterology ), esophageal varices (or oesophageal varices) are extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third [1] of the esophagus . They are most often a consequence of portal hypertension , commonly due to cirrhosis ; patients with esophageal varices have a strong tendency…

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What causes bleeding in the digestive tract?

What causes bleeding in the digestive tract? Bleeding in the digestive tract is a symptom of a disease rather than a disease itself. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions, some of which are life threatening. Most causes of bleeding are related to conditions that can be cured or controlled,…

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UK guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients

Management of Variceal Haemorrhage 1.0 Introduction These guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage were commissioned by the British Society of Gastroenterology under the auspices of the Liver Section. They were written in June 1998 and have been corrected and agreed upon by the members of the Liver Section. The nature of variceal haemorrhage in…

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Esophageal Varices

Esophageal Varices The portal vein carries approximately 1500 mL/min of blood from the small and large bowel, the spleen, and the stomach to the liver. Obstruction of portal venous flow, whatever the etiology, results in a rise in portal venous pressure. The response to increased venous pressure is the development of a collateral circulation diverting…

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