NEW: BAVENO VI Report on management of portal hypertension

EXPANDING CONSENSUS IN PORTAL HYPERTENSION Report of the Baveno VI Consensus Workshop: stratifying risk and individualizing care for portal hypertension. Abstract: Portal hypertension is the haemodynamic abnormality associated with the most severe complications of cirrhosis, including ascites, hepatic encephalopathy and bleeding from gastroesophageal varices. Variceal bleeding is a medical emergency associated with a mortality that, in spite of recent progress, is still in the order of 10-20% at 6 weeks. The evaluation of diagnostic tools and the design and conduct of good clinical trials for the treatment of portal hypertension have always been difficult. Read full text   <- Back to...