Assessing portal hypertension in liver diseases

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Publisher: Expert Reviews Ltd.
Document Type: Report
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Author(s): Annalisa Berzigotti 1 2 , Susana Seijo 1 2 , Enric Reverter 1 2 , Jaime Bosch [*] 3

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hepatic hemodynamics; hepatic venous pressure gradient; liver stiffness; noninvasive methods; ultrasound

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Release date: 28 January 2013; Expiration date: 28 January 2014

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

* Analyze the initial evaluation of a patient with suspected portal hypertension

* Assess testing for gastroesophageal varices among patients with portal hypertension

* Evaluate patterns of portal hypertension on measurement of the hepatic venous pressure gradient

* Distinguish clinically significant elevations in the hepatic venous pressure gradient

Financial & competing interests disclosure

EDITOR

Elisa Manzotti

Publisher, Future Science Group, London, UK

Disclosure: Elisa Manzotti has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME AUTHOR

Charles Vega

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Disclosure: Charles P Vega MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

AUTHORS AND CREDENTIALS

Annalisa Berzigotti, MD, PhD

Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic-Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Spain

Disclosure: Annalisa Berzigotti, MD, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Susana Seijo, MD

Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic-Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Spain

Disclosure: Susana Seijo, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Enric Reverter, MD

Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic-Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Spain

Disclosure: Enric Reverter, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Jaime Bosch, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Hepatology Section

Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Hospital Clinic-Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd), Spain

Disclosure: Jaime Bosch, MD, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Definition

Portal hypertension is a frequent syndrome - most often caused by chronic liver diseases - which is characterized by an increased portal pressure gradient...

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