Navigation Links
New advances in the management of patients with cirrhosis
Date:4/24/2013

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Thursday 25 April 2013: New data from clinical studies presented for the first time at the International Liver Congress 2013 provide new rationale for an old and established treatment option for portal hypertension. Additionally, spleen stiffness predicts the occurrence of clinical complications, which is of paramount importance in clinical practice.

In patients with cirrhosis, increasing blood pressure in the abdominal circulatory system (known as portal hypertension) leads to potentially lethal complications which might be prevented with simple medical treatment. Patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension have increased gastrointestinal permeability which allows the movement of bacteria or bacterial components through the lining of the gut into the blood stream in a process known as bacterial translocation. Bacterial components such as lipopolysaccharide can be involved in the genesis of complications of cirrhosis.

The first study evaluated the effects of a non-selective beta-blocker (NSBB) on gastrointestinal permeability and bacterial translocation in patients with cirrhosis with high levels of portal hypertension.1 Patients with severe portal hypertension (HVPG* ≥20mmHg) had increased markers of gastrointestinal permeability and bacterial translocation compared to patients with lower levels of portal hypertension (HVPG<20mmHg). Treatment with NSBB significantly reduced HVPG, improved gastrointestinal permeability and decreased bacterial translocation (LPS-binding protein (LBP) -16% p=0.018; IL-6 -41% p< 0.0001) levels.

Patients who were found to have the highest levels of gastrointestinal permeability were also found to be at most risk of bleeding from oesophageal varices; a complication of cirrhosis which carries a high risk of mortality.

These findings provide a new rationale for the use of non-selective beta-blockers in patients with cirrhosis. EASL's Treasurer Prof. Mauro Be
'/>"/>

Contact: Dimple Natali
easlpressoffice@cohnwolfe.com
44-790-013-8904
European Association for the Study of the Liver
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Advances in personalized medicine for lung cancer
2. 5th Annual Advances in Biomolecular Engineering Symposium
3. March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to 2 scientists who pioneered advances in skin disorders
4. University of North Texas Health Science Center Advances Forensic Research by Investing in Semiconductor DNA Sequencing Technology
5. Computing advances vital to sustainability efforts; new report recommends problem-focused, iterative approach to research
6. Major advances in understanding the regulation and organization of the human genome
7. Geologist calls for advances in restoration sedimentology
8. Study advances use of stem cells in personalized medicine
9. Discovery of 100 million-year-old regions of DNA shows short cut to crop science advances
10. IOF Asia-Pacific Meeting presents new research and advances in osteoporosis management
11. Discovery of first motor with revolution motion in a virus-killing bacteria advances nanotechnology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 16, 2015  A man-made form of insulin delivered ... mental capabilities in adults with mild cognitive impairment and ... by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ... amnesic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild to moderate ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... and POINT ROBERTS, Washington , ... source covering leading sectors including technology and tech stocks, releases ... marketplace featuring master pickpocket and security consultant Apollo Robbins ... stolen and talks about the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet, a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , January 22, 2015 , ... tenth year  The European Patent Office to present a ... Two British nominations to be featured: Christofer Toumazou and ... featuring former finalists and winners of the Award   ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 2Nasal Spray with Insulin Equivalent Shows Promise as Treatment for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia 3Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 2Ten Years of the European Inventor Award: A Retrospective Look at the Inventors and Ideas That Have Changed Our Lives 3
... Hormone-mimicking chemicals released into rivers have been found to ... has revealed. The controversial chemical BPA, which emits oestrogen-like ... behavior, leading to inter-species breeding. The study, published in ... when the boundaries between species are blurred. ...
... , URBANA A new strategy to manage invasive ... in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the ... researcher along with his colleagues at Iowa State and ... community-building effort to establish a more diverse landscape for ...
... have determined that levels of hepatitis C virus (HCV) ... individuals who are male or African American even after ... was funded by the National Cancer Institute and performed ... Center and the University of California - San Francisco, ...
Cached Biology News:Hormone-mimicking chemicals cause inter-species mating 2Grassroots approach to conservation developed 2Grassroots approach to conservation developed 3Levels of hepatitis C virus higher among African-Americans and males 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease ... leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont Center in ... , president, and Brian Cohen , senior vice president, ... at 95 Hayden Ave. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170765 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Boulder, CO / Rootstown, OH (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... sensitive detection platform, announced today that it has received AOAC-PTM ... O26, O45, O1O3, O111, O121, and O145; collectively referred to ... (E. coli) O157, at 1 colony forming unit (cfu) per ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Controlled Substance Compliance Services (CSCS), ... companies check the legal requirements around using controlled substances ... , As their international operations expand and become ... solutions built as a result of the first phase ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015   Cypher Genomics, Inc., ... (NASDAQ: SQNM ), the leading molecular ... next generation noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Through this ... called Mantis™, to advance analysis of clinically-relevant fetal ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4
... ... Quantitative, Reproducible Imaging and Enhancing Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Data , ... (PRWEB) February 19, 2010 -- Photometrics ... will offer two educational presentations at the 2010 Biophysical Annual Meeting. The presentations will ...
... MONTREAL , Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem ... today announced that Mr. Patrice Ouimet has ... , Mr. Ouimet brings a wealth of knowledge to ... in corporate strategy, corporate development and investment banking. Prior ...
... ... 2009, changes to the pharmaceutical landscape could mean the relatively-small number of layoffs in that ... ... of the employment situation. Overall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the U.S. unemployment ...
Cached Biology Technology:Photometrics to Offer Presentations on EMCCD Bio-Imaging Advances at 2010 Biophysical Annual Meeting 2Photometrics to Offer Presentations on EMCCD Bio-Imaging Advances at 2010 Biophysical Annual Meeting 3Photometrics to Offer Presentations on EMCCD Bio-Imaging Advances at 2010 Biophysical Annual Meeting 4Enerkem appoints new Chief Financial Officer 2The MedZilla Report for February 2010 - Health Care Growth Slows; Big Pharma May Cut Thousands as Sales Landscape Changes 2The MedZilla Report for February 2010 - Health Care Growth Slows; Big Pharma May Cut Thousands as Sales Landscape Changes 3The MedZilla Report for February 2010 - Health Care Growth Slows; Big Pharma May Cut Thousands as Sales Landscape Changes 4
... Steady gravity-fed delivery of buffer ... animal perfusion. Rat version. In Vivo ... results--Steady gravity-fed delivery of buffer and ... Easy to setup, use and clean--Complete ...
... in your 35mm dish without transferring ... Chamber has separate openings for solution ... fluctuations of the liquid level in ... from entering the chamber. An adjustable ...
Sf21 cells derived from Spodoptera frugiperda ovarian cells are recommended for high-level production of recombinant proteins. Higher expression levels of some proteins are seen due to the larger ce...
Sf9 cells derived from Spodoptera frugiperda ovarian cells (Sf21 cells) are commonly used to isolate and propagate recombinant AcMNPV viral stocks and to produce recombinant proteins....
Biology Products: