PTU-066 Non-invasive assessment of systemic haemodynamics to determine variceal bleeding risk in cirrhotic patients: Abstract PTU-066
AffiliationRoyal Derby Hospital
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AbstractVariceal bleeding is one of the most severe complications of portal hypertension. Universal endoscopic variceal screening is recommended and primary prophylaxis given based on oesophageal variceal size. Risk of bleeding also relates to other factors such as portal pressure, liver disease severity, and red wale markings at endoscopy. Currently there is no non-invasive way of measuring portal pressure or bleeding risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether non-invasive assessment of systemic haemodynamics in cirrhosis can identify bleeding risk in portal hypertension.
CitationRye KA, Mortimore G, Austin A, et al (2010) 'PTU-066 Non-invasive assessment of systemic haemodynamics to determine variceal bleeding risk in cirrhotic patients', Gut, 59:A75-A76.
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group Ltd.