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dc.creatorAlempijević, Tamara
dc.creatorSokić-Milutinović, Aleksandra
dc.creatorMiličić, Biljana
dc.creatorJesić, Rada
dc.creatorBalović, Ana
dc.creatorPopović, Dragan
dc.creatorKrstić, Miodrag
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-02T12:38:39Z
dc.date.available2020-07-02T12:38:39Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1300-4948
dc.identifier.urihttp://smile.stomf.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1712
dc.description.abstractBackground/aims: Portal hypertension and development of esophageal varices is one of the major complications of liver cirrhosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the possibility of the presence of esophageal varices and their size using biochemical and ultrasonography parameters in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Material and Methods: We included in our study 86 patients (74 males, mean age 55 +/- 7) with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. The control group consisted of 102 patients with cirrhosis of other etiologies. All patients underwent a complete biochemical work up, upper digestive endoscopy and ultrasonography examination. The right liver lobe diameter/albumin and platelet count/spleen diameter ratios were calculated. The correlation of the calculated ratios with the presence and degree of esophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis was also determined. Results: The mean value of right liver lobe diameter-albumin ratio was 6.15 +/- 1.77, and statistically significantly differed from values determined in the control group (4.97 +/- 1.68). The mean platelet count-spleen diameter ratio was 972.5 +/- 599.0 in alcoholic liver cirrhosis and 1055.9 +/- 821.3 in controls (p>0.05). In patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis, none of the analyzed noninvasive markers was shown to be a good predictor of the presence and size of esophageal varices. Conclusions: Despite the important role of noninvasive markers in providing information pertinent to determination of esophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis, these markers have limited relevance in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis.en
dc.publisherTurkish Soc Gastroenterology, Abidinpasa
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dc.sourceTurkish Journal of Gastroenterology
dc.subjectLiver cirrhosisen
dc.subjectalcoholen
dc.subjectesophageal varicesen
dc.subjectportal hypertensionen
dc.subjectultrasonographyen
dc.titleNoninvasive assessment of portal hypertension in patients with alcoholic cirrhosisen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractКрстић, Миодраг; Миличић, Биљана; Баловић, Aна; Јесић, Рада; Поповић, Драган; Aлемпијевић, Тамара; Сокић-Милутиновић, Aлександра;
dc.citation.volume23
dc.citation.issue3
dc.citation.spage239
dc.citation.epage246
dc.citation.other23(3): 239-246
dc.citation.rankM23
dc.identifier.wos000307025300007
dc.identifier.doi10.4318/tjg.2012.0463
dc.identifier.pmid22798113
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84866522646
dc.identifier.rcubconv_3033
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