A controlled study of therapeutic end-to-side portacaval shunt was carried out from 1968 to 1971 in 89 patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. Recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding was less common and chronic hepatic encephalopathy was more common in patients with shunts than in patients without shunts. The survival-rate was lower, but not significantly, in… (More)
We report the cases of two renal transplant recipients suffering from idopathic portal hypertension, a condition characterised by increased portal venous pressure in the absence of both histological lesion of the liver and obstruction of the portal vein. In these two patients, perisnusoidal fibrosis, invisible by light microscopy, was demonstrated by… (More)
Placebo or propranolol was given randomly of two groups of 12 adults with cirrhosis who had recently held from oesophageal or gastric varices or from acute gastric erosions. During three months' follow-up 5 patients in the placebo and none in the propranolol group had recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding.
We report the cases of one patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome as a result of human immunodeficiency virus type 1/lymphadenopathy associated virus type 1/human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type III (HIV-1/LAV-1/HTLV-III) infection and of another patient with AIDS related complex caused by human immunodeficiency virus type 2/lymphadenopathy… (More)
Pi (protease inhibitor) genotype was determined in 394 healthy blood-donors, 132 adult patients with alcoholic cirrhosis, and 37 adult patients with cryptogenic cirrhosis. The frequency of the heterozygous genotype with a single allele Pi Z (heterozygous alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency) was not different in blood-donors and in patients with cirrhosis. This… (More)