Management and Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension: Recommendations From the Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program and the National Hepatitis C Program

@article{GarciaTsao2009ManagementAT,
  title={Management and Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension: Recommendations From the Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program and the National Hepatitis C Program},
  author={G Garcia-Tsao and Joseph Y. S. Lim},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104},
  pages={1802-1829}
}
Cirrhosis represents the end stage of any chronic liver disease. Hepatitis C and alcohol are currently the main causes of cirrhosis in the United States. Although initially cirrhosis is compensated, it eventually becomes decompensated, as defined by the presence of ascites, variceal hemorrhage, encephalopathy, and/or jaundice. These management recommendations are divided according to the status, compensated or decompensated, of the cirrhotic patient, with a separate section for the screening… CONTINUE READING
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