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Diagnosis and management of acute variceal bleeding: Asian Pacific Association for Study of the Liver recommendations
BackgroundAcute variceal bleeding (AVB) is a medical emergency and associated with a mortality of 20% at 6 weeks. Significant advances have occurred in the recent past and hence there is a need toExpand
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Management of pyogenic liver abscesses - percutaneous or open drainage?
This pictorial essay aims to review the literature on the management of pyogenic liver abscess, focusing on the choice of drainage. Articles on the treatment of pyogenic liver abscess, accessedExpand
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Clinical mimicry of hepatocellular carcinoma: imaging-pathological correlation.
This pictorial essay aims to show the clinical mimicry of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its diagnostic difficulty, and to create awareness among clinicians and radiologists of potentialExpand
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Imatinib mesylate-related fatal acute hepatic failure in a patient with chronic myeloid leukaemia and chronic hepatitis B infection.
Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) is widely-used in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumour. Up to four percent of patients treated with imatinib may developExpand
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Treatment of Hepatitis B in Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis
Chronic hepatitis B infection progresses from an asymptomatic persistently infected state to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, decompensated liver disease, and/or hepatocellular carcinoma. About 3% ofExpand
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Change in model for end-stage liver disease score at two weeks, as an indicator of mortality or liver transplantation at 60 days in acute-on-chronic liver failure
Background: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is characterised by a sudden deterioration of underlying chronic liver disease, resulting in increased rates of mortality and liver transplantation.Expand
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A Study Into the Risk of Exacerbation of Chronic Hepatitis B After Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver resection is commonly performed for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in well-compensated cirrhotic and noncirrhotic patients. Data concerning exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B (ECHB)Expand
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Epidemiology and Prognosis of Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Background. Paraneoplastic syndromes (PNS) such as hypercalcaemia, hypercholesterolaemia, and erythrocytosis have been described in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Aims. (1) To examine theExpand
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MARS therapy in critically ill patients with advanced malignancy: a clinical and technical report.
  • H. Tan, J. Lim, +10 authors K. Woo
  • Medicine
  • Liver international : official journal of the…
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BACKGROUND/METHODS Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS) was used in three consecutive critically ill patients at the Singapore General Hospital with advanced malignancy and acute liverExpand
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Chronic Administration of Losartan, an Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonist, is not Effective in Reducing Portal Pressure in Patients with Preascitic Cirrhosis
OBJECTIVES:Plasma angiotensin II (ANG II) concentrations are elevated in cirrhosis and have been implicated as a cause of portal hypertension. We aimed to study both the systemic and portalExpand
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