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Title: Modern management of portal hypertension.
Austin Authors: Lubel, J S;Angus, Peter W 
Affiliation: Department of Gastroenterology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2005
Publication information: Internal Medicine Journal; 35(1): 45-9
Abstract: The development of portal hypertension plays a major role in the pathogenesis of many of the complications of chronic liver disease. In developed countries, most patients with portal hypertension have cirrhosis, and, in this condition, portal pressure is elevated as a result of both an increase in hepatic resistance to portal perfusion and increased mesenteric blood flow. Bleeding from oesophageal varices is a major cause of mortality in patients with significant portal hypertension. This review concentrates on the recognition, prevention and acute management of this life threatening complication of cirrhosis.
Gov't Doc #: 15667468
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2004.00739.x
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Esophageal and Gastric Varices.complications
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.complications
Hypertension, Portal.diagnosis.etiology.physiopathology.therapy
Portasystemic Shunt, Transjugular Intrahepatic
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