Systemic and Hepatic Hemodynamics in Hepatosplenic Manson's Schistosomiasis with and Without Propranolol

  title={Systemic and Hepatic Hemodynamics in Hepatosplenic Manson's Schistosomiasis with and Without Propranolol},
  author={S{\'e}rgio Mies and Oddone Braghirolli Neto and Andr{\'e}-Michael Beer and Carlos E.S. Baia and Fernando Alfieri and Leila M.M.B. Pereira and Marcelo J.A. Sette and Silvano Raia},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Systemic and hepatic hemodynamics wereprospectively studied in 11 patients with Manson'sschistosomiasis and portal hypertension, as well asalterations resulting from the use of propranolol. Itwas decided that patients whose portal pressure was reducedby 30% with the use of the drug would not undergosurgery and that treatment would consist of the chronicuse of propranolol, associated with sclerosis of esophageal varices. This objective was not metby any of the patients whose portal pressure… CONTINUE READING
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