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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.

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