Prediction of esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis.

  title={Prediction of esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={Ravi Madhotra and Hugh E. Mulcahy and Ira W Willner and Adrian Reuben},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={34 1},
GOALS To identify predictors of esophageal varices (EV) using available clinical, laboratory, and diagnostic imaging variables. BACKGROUND Patients with cirrhosis frequently undergo screening endoscopy for varices so that prophylactic therapy and/or follow up can be planned. It is unclear how often patients should be screened endoscopically for varices, and there are few data on the relationship of varices to nonendoscopic variables. STUDY Charts were reviewed for 247 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING