Incidence of the appearance of the red color sign on esophageal varices and its predictive factors: long-term observations of 359 patients with cirrhosis

@article{Murashima2001IncidenceOT,
  title={Incidence of the appearance of the red color sign on esophageal varices and its predictive factors: long-term observations of 359 patients with cirrhosis},
  author={Naoya Murashima and Kenji Ikeda and Masahiro Kobayashi and Satoshi Saitoh and Kazuaki Chayama and A Tsubota and Yoshiyuki Suzuki and Fumitaka Suzuki and Yasuji Arase and Hiromitsu Kumada},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={368-374}
}
The red color sign observed by endoscopic examination is a reliable predictive factor for variceal bleeding. The aim of this study was to calculate the incidence of the appearance of the red color sign and to evaluate its predictive factors. Methods. Endoscopic examination was repeatedly performed in 359 consecutive patients diagnosed as having liver cirrhosis with or without esophageal varices, during a median follow-up period of 2651 days. Results. The incidence of the appearance of the red… CONTINUE READING
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