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One hundred and seventy hospitalized patients with cirrhosis were included in a prospective and sequential study, to verify the prevalence and most frequent causes of bacterial infection. The differences in clinical and laboratory data between the two groups were analyzed: group I--80 patients who developed bacterial infection and group II--90 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES In this work we investigated how immunological dysfunction and malnutrition interact in alcoholic and viral aetiologies of cirrhosis. METHODS To investigate the matter, 77 cirrhotic patients divided in three aetiologies [Alcohol, HCV and Alcohol + HCV) and 32 controls were prospectivelly and sequentially studied. Parameters of humoral immunity(More)
Hepatic encephalopathy due to cirrhosis is frequently precipitated by exogenous factors, and the effectiveness of a specific treatment with neomycin sulfate has so far not been submitted to clinical trials. Over a period of five years, 102 cirrhotic patients developed hepatic encephalopathy at admission or during hospitalization, and 39 were randomized for(More)
Cryptogenic cirrhosis defines a group of undetermined etiology that would either be caused by factors as alcohol, virus and others or be due to still unknown etiological factors. To test these hypotheses we have looked for similarities or differences in clinico-biochemical presentation of 196 cases of alcoholic, viral and cryptogenic cirrhosis. Age,(More)
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is one of the main infectious complications of cirrhosis and occurs in 8-30% of hospitalized patients with ascites. SBP is characterized by infection of the ascitic fluid (AF) in the absence of any primary focus of intra-abdominal infection. The main route by which the AF becomes infected is the hematogenous route.(More)
BACKGROUND In order to evaluate the prophylactic impact of sclerotherapy of small varices in patients with cirrhosis and no endoscopic signs suggesting risk of haemorrhage, a randomized clinical trial was performed. METHODS Seventy-one hospitalized patients met the inclusion criteria of diagnosis of cirrhosis with no previous bleeding and small varices.(More)
OBJECTIVES: To present the clinical features and outcomes of outpatients who suffer from refractory ascites. METHODS: This prospective observational study consecutively enrolled patients with cirrhotic ascites who submitted to a clinical evaluation, a sodium restriction diet, biochemical blood tests, 24 hour urine tests and an ascitic fluid analysis. All(More)
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis occurs in 30% of patients with ascites due to cirrhosis leading to high morbidity and mortality rates. The pathogenesis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is related to altered host defenses observed in end-stage liver disease, overgrowth of microorganisms, and bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen to(More)
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