Zaki Kohistani

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Portal hypertension in cirrhosis depends on increased intrahepatic vascular resistance, which is explained by fibrosis and intrahepatic hyperresponsiveness to vasoconstrictors. Both are caused by activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Portal hypertension of cirrhotic rats can be reduced by the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib, due to(More)
In-hospital mortality rate of an embolus in transit is as high as 44.7%. In some cases, a paradoxical embolus can get stuck in a patent foramen ovale. Because of the high mortality rate, this condition should be considered as an emergency case. Echocardiography has been established as the gold standard method for the diagnosis. A negative echocardiography,(More)
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