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Introduction of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPSS) service for refractory ascites in a non-transplant liver unit
Introduction TIPSS has been shown to be an effective treatment for patients with refractory ascites (RA).The majority of TIPSS procedures in the UK are performed in a transplant centre. In 2009, Derby Teaching Hospitals ...
Response to the NCEPOD report: development of a care bundle for patients admitted with decompensated cirrhosis-the first 24 h.
Recently, there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of chronic liver disease in the UK, and as a result, hospital admissions and deaths due to liver disease have also increased. The 2013 National Confidential ...
Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Given Prednisolone Therapy Who Have High Circulating Levels Of Bacterial DNA are at Increased Risk for Developing Infections.
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Infections are common in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (SAH), but little information is available on how to predict their development or their effects on patients. Prednisolone is advocated ...
Non-invasive Diagnosis of Oesophageal Varices Using Systemic Haemodynamic Measurements by Finometry: Comparison with Other Non-invasive Predictive Scores.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cirrhosis and portal hypertension are characterised by a hyperdynamic circulation, which is independently associated with variceal size. Non-invasive techniques for measurement of systemic haemodynamics ...