Curr Hepatology Rep (2017) 16:228–236 DOI 10.1007/s11901-017-0357-7 PORTAL HYPERTENSION (J ABRALDES AND E TSOCHATZIS, SECTION EDITORS) Risk Stratification with Noninvasive Tools in Patients with Compensated Cirrhosis 1 1,2 1,2 Mònica Pons & Salvador Augustin & Joan Genescà Published online: 11 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Keywords Compensated advanced chronic liver disease . . . Purpose of Review The main goal of the present review is to Portal hypertension Transient elastography Varices summarize current strategies to predict the presence of clini- Noninvasive diagnosis Liver decompensation cally significant portal hypertension (CSPH), varices, and de- compensation with noninvasive methods, mainly focusing in transient elastography (TE) which is the most validated tool. Introduction Recent Findings TE has demonstrated to predict the presence of CSPH. Values >20–25 kPa rule in the presence of CSPH Liver cirrhosis is the end-stage of chronic liver diseases and is with a probability >90%. On the other hand, when combined associated with a high morbimortality. Prognosis and devel- with platelet count, TE has been shown to rule out the pres- opment of complications are directly related to the cirrhosis ence of high-risk varices. In fact, patients with compensated stage. There is first an asymptomatic phase, named
Current Hepatology Reports – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 11, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera