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Hepatic venous pressure in practice: how, when, and why.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17975486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement has evolved into an extremely useful procedure for the assessment of portal hypertensive patients and in the prediction and management of portal hypertension-related events. Although invasive and not widely available, its safety and reproducibility can be warranted when performed in referral centers and following accepted guidelines. Well-established manometric HVPG cut off are reliable targets in the therapy of portal hypertension. When adequately indicated and performed, HVPG measurement provides valuable information allowing to establish diagnosis, elaborate prognosis, evaluate therapy and, most importantly, to make therapeutic decisions in portal hypertensive patients.
Julio D Vorobioff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  41 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-02     Completed Date:  2008-02-06     Revised Date:  2008-07-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S336-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Rosario Medical School, Rosario, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation
Blood Pressure Determination* / instrumentation,  methods
Equipment Design
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / complications,  etiology*,  mortality,  physiopathology,  therapy
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*,  mortality,  physiopathology,  therapy
Hypertension, Portal / complications,  diagnosis*,  mortality,  physiopathology,  therapy
Portal Pressure*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Predictive Value of Tests
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis

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