Portal Hypertension

Pathobiology, Evaluation, and Treatment

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ISBN: 978-1-58829-386-2 (Print) 978-1-59259-885-4 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Historical Perspective

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-11

      Portal Hypertension

  3. Pathobiology and Experimental Progress in Portal Hypertension

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      Pages 13-13

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      Pages 15-35

      Anatomy and Vascular Biology of the Cells in the Portal Circulation

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      Pages 37-50

      Cell and Molecular Mechanisms of Increased Intrahepatic Resistance and Hemodynamic Correlates

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      Pages 51-64

      Molecular Mechanisms of Systemic Vasodilation and Hyperdynamic Circulatory State of Cirrhosis

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      Pages 65-84

      Mechanisms of Sodium Retention, Ascites Formation, and Renal Dysfunction in Cirrhosis

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      Pages 85-97

      Hepatic Hemodynamics in Portal Hypertension

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      Pages 99-112

      Neovascularization, Angiogenesis, and Vascular Remodeling in Portal Hypertension

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      Pages 113-125

      Mechanisms of Cardiopulmonary Hemodynamics and Dysfunction in Portal Hypertension

  4. Methodology to Assess Portal Hypertension in Humans

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      Pages 127-127

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      Pages 129-144

      Measurement of Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient

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      Pages 145-154

      Evaluation of Portal Hemodynamics Using Indicator Dilution and Noninvasive Techniques

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      Pages 155-164

      Endoscopic Assessment of Portal Hypertension Including Variceal Pressure Measurements

  5. Natural History and Treatment of Esophageal Varices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Pages 167-181

      Clinical Features and Natural History of Variceal Hemorrhage

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      Pages 183-198

      Management Strategies for the Prophylaxis and Treatment of Esophageal Variceal Rupture

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      Pages 199-219

      Pharmacologic Therapy for Management of Esophageal Varices

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      Pages 221-234

      Endoscopic Treatment for Bleeding Esophageal Varices

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      Pages 235-245

      Surgical Therapies for Management

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      Pages 247-266

      Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Stent-Shunt

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      Pages 267-282

      Clinical Features and Management of Gastric Varices, Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy, and Ectopic Varices

  6. Natural History and Treatment of Ascites and Hepatorenal Syndrome

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      Pages 283-283

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      Pages 285-299

      Ascites

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      Pages 301-317

      Management of Ascites

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