D. R. Triger

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Most haemophiliacs treated with non-virally-inactivated clotting factor concentrates have been infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). We have studied the natural history of chronic HCV infection by following all 138 HCV-positive patients from our centre for periods of up to 28 years. As well as the clinical and biochemical characteristics, we studied 116(More)
A three-year study (1977-9) of primary biliary cirrhosis in the city of Sheffield disclosed 34 cases, a point prevalence of 54 per million population. Closer inspection showed an apparent clustering of cases, and the prevalence in relation to one water reservoir appeared to be more than ten times that of the other reservoirs. Nevertheless, analyses of the(More)
Autonomic and peripheral nerve function was examined in a group of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis using standard cardiovascular reflex tests and peripheral nerve conduction studies. Sixty-three percent had cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction with predominantly parasympathetic abnormalities. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy were rarely volunteered(More)
A technique for the direct measurement of portal vein pressure in fully conscious patients is described. This uses a percutaneous transhepatic approach with a thin Chiba needle and is shown to be simple and safe. The technique has been applied to 123 patients with a variety of liver disorders and the pressure measurements have been compared with those(More)
This paper reports the incidence and natural history of macroscopic gastritis in a series of 127 consecutive patients with portal hypertension of various aetiologies. Gastritis was observed endoscopically in 65 patients (51%) and was of two main types. Twenty eight patients had severe or persistent gastritis which caused clinically significant bleeding on(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS New treatments for primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) need to be evaluated. We conducted a single-center double-blind, randomized trial of methotrexate, 7.5 mg/wk (n = 30), vs. placebo (n = 30) for up to 6 years in PBC. METHODS Methods included three monthly symptom assessment and liver function tests and liver biopsy and gastroscopy at(More)
In a prospective three centre study oesophageal transection and gastric devascularisation have been compared with endoscopic sclerotherapy in the long term management of bleeding oesophageal varices. Cirrhotic patients (Child's A or B grade) with documented bleeding oesophageal varices were treated initially with emergency sclerotherapy, and after five days(More)
In a prospective study of 100 consecutive patients with cirrhosis, 44% had anorectal varices. The prevalence of anorectal varices rose with progression of portal hypertension; it was 19% in cirrhotic patients without portal hypertension compared with 59% in those who had bled from oesophageal varices. There was no evidence that endoscopic sclerotherapy(More)
We have evaluated autonomic function using standard cardiovascular tests and a test of peripheral autonomic denervation, the acetylcholine sweatspot test, in 104 patients with biopsy proven chronic liver disease and 35 age- and sex-matched controls. Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction was significantly more frequent in advanced liver disease compared with(More)
Autonomic neuropathy has been reported in association with alcoholic cirrhosis but there is no information on its occurrence in non-alcoholic liver disease. We have examined autonomic function in 64 patients with biopsy-proven liver disease (22 with alcoholic liver disease and 42 with non-alcoholic liver disease) together with 29 age-matched controls.(More)