Hepatic venous pressure gradient to assess fibrosis and its progression after liver transplantation for HCV cirrhosis.

@article{Samonakis2007HepaticVP,
  title={Hepatic venous pressure gradient to assess fibrosis and its progression after liver transplantation for HCV cirrhosis.},
  author={Dimitrios N. Samonakis and Evangelos C Cholongitas and Ulrich Thalheimer and George Kalambokis and Alberto Quaglia and Christos Triantos and Maria Mela and Penelope Manousou and Marco Senzolo and Amar Paul Dhillon and David W. Patch and Andrew K. Burroughs},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={1305-11}
}
Progression of fibrosis following recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is frequent after liver transplantation (LT). Histology remains the gold standard to assess fibrosis, but the value of hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) is being explored. We evaluated patients with recurrent HCV infection after LT to assess whether HVPG correlates with liver histology, particularly fibrosis. A total of 90 consecutive patients underwent 170 HVPG measurements concomitant with transjugular liver… CONTINUE READING