Role of hydrogen sulfide in portal hypertension and esophagogastric junction vascular disease.

@article{Wang2014RoleOH,
  title={Role of hydrogen sulfide in portal hypertension and esophagogastric junction vascular disease.},
  author={Chao Wang and Juan Han and Liang Xiao and Chang-E Jin and Dong-jian Li and Zhen Yang},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={1079-87}
}
AIM To investigate the association between endogenous hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) and portal hypertension as well as its effect on vascular smooth muscle cells. METHODS Portal hypertension patients were categorized by Child-Pugh score based on bilirubin and albumin levels, prothrombin time, ascites and hepatic encephalopathy. Plasma H₂S concentrations and portal vein diameters (PVDs) were compared between portal hypertension patients and control participants, as well as between portal hypertension… CONTINUE READING
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