Effects of ethanol consumption on hepatic hemodynamics in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.

@article{Luca1997EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of ethanol consumption on hepatic hemodynamics in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.},
  author={Angelo Luca and Juan Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Pag{\'a}n and J Bosch and Faust Feu and Joan Caballer{\'i}a and Roberto J. Groszmann and J. J. Rodes},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={1284-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Increased portal blood flow represents a compensatory mechanism preventing hepatic hypoxia after ethanol consumption. In addition, alcohol increases hepatic vascular resistance. Thus, ethanol consumption, by increasing hepatic vascular resistance and portal flow, may worsen portal hypertension in patients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ethanol consumption on hepatic hemodynamics in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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