Philippe Langlet

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BACKGROUND The Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is hepatic venous outflow obstruction. What is known about the syndrome is based on small studies of prevalent cases. OBJECTIVE To characterize the causes and treatment of incident BCS. DESIGN Consecutive case series of patients with incident BCS, enrolled from October 2003 to October 2005 and followed until May(More)
UNLABELLED Current recommendations for early anticoagulation in acute portal vein thrombosis unrelated to cirrhosis or malignancy are based on limited evidence. The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the risk factors, outcome, and prognosis in patients managed according to these recommendations. We enrolled 102 patients with acute thrombosis of(More)
BACKGROUND A recent study in patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome showed the value of a prognostic index including age, Pugh score, ascites and serum creatinine. Surgical portosystemic shunt did not appear to improve survival. AIMS To validate these findings in an independent sample; to evaluate a classification into three forms according to the presence of(More)
In Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS), thrombosis develops in the hepatic veins or inferior vena cava. To study the relationship between hypofibrinolysis and BCS, we measured plasma levels of fibrinolysis proteins in 101 BCS patients and 101 healthy controls and performed a plasma-based clot lysis assay. In BCS patients, plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1)(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Severe alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is a life-threatening disease for which adequate oral nutritional support is recommended. We performed a randomized controlled trial to determine whether the combination of corticosteroid and intensive enteral nutrition therapy is more effective than corticosteroid therapy alone in patients with severe AH.(More)
Pegylated interferon plus ribavirin is the standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Even if genotype 2 and 3 patients only request a treatment of 24 weeks, this treatment remains very costly and difficult to tolerate due to numerous side effects. Recently several studies focused on the possibility of further reducing treatment duration in chronic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hypoxemia is common in patients with cirrhosis but the natural history of this syndrome is unknown. The aim of this study was to follow a series of patients with cirrhosis and to compare patients with and without hypoxemia to determine their risk of complications and survival rate. METHODS Fifty-eight consecutive Child-Pugh C patients(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Severe acute alcoholic hepatitis is associated with a high mortality rate. Oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of acute alcoholic hepatitis. Previous findings had also suggested that enteral nutritional support might increase survival in patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis. Therefore, the aim of the present study(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major global health issue and successful treatment has been associated with a reduction of risk of all-cause mortality. Advancements have been made in HCV treatment through the use of interferon-free regimens. Most trials have been conducted in HCV genotype (GT) 1 and data for interferon-free regimens in GT4(More)
1 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2 Department of Hematology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 3 Department of Hepatology, Hopital Beaujon, AP-HP, INSERM-U773 & University Paris7, Clichy, France 4 Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Hospital(More)