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BACKGROUND/AIMS The usual clinical practice is to screen all patients with established cirrhosis at the time of diagnosis by upper endoscopy for the presence of varices. Patients with large varices(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Variceal bleeding is a severe complication of portal hypertension with a mortality rate between 30% and 60% in previous studies. During the last two decades the treatment of these(More)
The MEFV gene, responsible for familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), is involved in inflammatory reactions through altered leukocyte apoptosis, secretion of interleukin (IL)-1β, and activation of the(More)
AIM Acute gastrointestinal bleeding is a severe complication in patients receiving long-term oral anticoagulant therapy. The purpose of this study was to describe the causes and clinical outcome of(More)