Portal Hypertension in the 21st Century by R.J. Groszmann,J. Bosch

By R.J. Groszmann,J. Bosch

Portal high blood pressure is crucial worry of a superb number of either acute and protracted liver illnesses. however, hepatic cirrhosis is the main widespread reason behind portal high blood pressure. Gastrointestinal bleeding as a result of rupture of oesophageal varices is, surely, the main critical worry of portal high blood pressure. at the present, nice advances are being made within the pathophysiology and within the improvement of recent healing instruments for controlling and combating this serious scientific event.


This publication includes the papers provided and mentioned through the Symposium on 'Portal high blood pressure within the twenty first Century', held in Montréal, Canada, in April 2004, and backed through Axcan Pharma Inc. and NicOx S.A. There are 8 sections masking easy mechanisms, new medicinal drugs, prevention and present therapy of variceal bleeding, prevention of recurrent bleeding and hepatic hemodynamic monitoring.


An foreign school of authors have contributed chapters at an excellent clinical point to be able to be important analyzing for scientists and clinicians alike.

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