Is Post-TIPS Anticoagulation Therapy Necessary in Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Vein Thrombosis? A Randomized Controlled Trial.

@article{Wang2016IsPA,
  title={Is Post-TIPS Anticoagulation Therapy Necessary in Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Vein Thrombosis? A Randomized Controlled Trial.},
  author={Zhu Wang and Ming-Shan Jiang and Hai-long Zhang and Ning-Na Weng and Xue-feng Luo and Xiao Ying Li and Li Yang},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={279 3},
  pages={943-51}
}
Purpose To determine whether posttransjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement anticoagulation therapy could benefit patients with cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis (PVT) from the perspective of a change in portal vein patency status and clinical outcomes. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained from each patient. From October 2012 to February 2014, patients with cirrhosis and PVT who underwent TIPS… CONTINUE READING