Esophageal Varices

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Esophageal Varices

Esophageal varices are abnormal, enlarged veins in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Esophageal varices usually don't cause signs and symptoms unless they rupture and begin bleeding. This can cause vomiting blood, tarry or bloody stoole, or shock. Most often, esophageal varices occur in people with serious liver diseases. A number of drugs and medical procedures can help prevent and stop the bleeding from esophageal varices such as medication to reduce blood pressure, a surgical procedure to tie off the bleeding vein, and a liver replacement.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 196 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gall bladder wall thickening as non-invasive screening parameter for esophageal varices - a comparative endoscopic - sonographic study.
 

Author(s): Birgit Tsaknakis, Rawan Masri, Ahmad Amanzada, Golo Petzold, Volker Ellenrieder, Albrecht Neesse, Steffen Kunsch

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The mortality due to hemorrhage of esophageal varices (EV) is still high. The predominant cause for EV is liver cirrhosis, which has a high prevalence in Western Europe. Therefore, non-invasive screening markers for the presence of EV are of interest. Here, we aim to investigate whether ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A Rare Case of Complete Esophageal Obstruction Following Esophageal Variceal Band Ligation (EVBL) for Esophageal Varices Performed by Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
 

Author(s): Muhammad Aziz, Beth Floyd, Tuba Esfandyari

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BACKGROUND Esophageal variceal band ligation (EVBL) performed by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a routinely performed procedure for the treatment of esophageal varices that is undertaken to control bleeding and prevent further complications. This report is of a case of a rare ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Sclerotherapy of esophageal varices in hemophilia patients with liver cirrhosis - a prospective, controlled clinical study.
 

Author(s): Andrzej B Szczepanik, Konrad Pielaciński, Anna M Oses-Szczepanik, Sławomir Huszcza, Andrzej Misiak, Wojciech P Dąbrowski, Sławomir Gajda

Journal: Pol Przegl Chir. 2018 Feb;90(1):29-34.

 

Bleeding from esophageal varices is a serious clinical condition in hemophilia patients due to congenital deficiency or lack of clotting factors VIII (in hemophilia A) and IX (in hemophilia B), decreased clotting factor II, VII, IX, X synthesis in the course of chronic liver disease ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Esophageal Varices" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meta-analysis of the accuracy of transient elastography in measuring liver stiffness to diagnose esophageal varices in cirrhosis.
 

Author(s): Fan Cheng, Hongyan Cao, Jinchun Liu, Lijun Jiang, Hongjuan Han, Yanbo Zhang, Dongxing Guo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11368.

 

To assess the diagnostic performance of transient elastography (TE) in detecting the presence and size of esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotic patients.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Neurological symptoms and spinal cord embolism caused by endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Shiqian Liu, Nannan Wu, Mingkai Chen, Xi Zeng, Fang Wang, Qian She

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(18):e0622.

 

Spinal cord embolism is a rare complication of endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Non-invasive diagnosis of esophageal varices after Baveno VI.
 

Author(s): Carlos Moctezuma Velázquez, Juan G Abraldes

Journal: Turk J Gastroenterol. 2017 May;28(3):159-165.

 

A major complication of portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis is the development of esophageal varices with the associated risk of variceal bleeding. Hence, the Baveno consensus on portal hypertension in its first five editions had recommended surveillance with periodic upper ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Radiomics-based Surrogate of Endoscopy (rEndosc) (CHESS1703)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices in Cirrhosis of the Liver

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2017

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Blood Ammonia as Predictor for Esophageal Varices and Risk of Bleeding
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Liver Disease; Esophageal Varices

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2017

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Comparison of 24-hours Versus 72-hours of Octreotide Infusion in Preventing Early Rebleed From Esophageal Varices
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Varices; Liver Cirrhoses; Bleeding Esophageal Varices; Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2018

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