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September-October 2016 | Vol 22 | Issue  5     Table ofContents  RSS Feed 
 
 
Editorial
Is transient Elastography a valid screening method for esophageal varices?
Malcolm M Wells
Gastroesophageal varices are a common complication of cirrhosis and are present in approximately 50% of patients with cirrhosis. [1] Acute gastroesophageal variceal hemorrhage is a severe complication...
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Systematic Review/Meta-analysis
A Beginning or the End? A Meta-analysis to Assess the Diagnostic Accuracy of Transient Elastography for the Prediction of Esophageal Varices
Yundong Qu, Tao Li, Qian Ye, Lixin Zhang, Lei Wang
Background/Aims: To assess the accuracy of transient elastography (TE) in the prediction of esophageal varices (EV). Materials and Methods: The literature search was conducted by using P...
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Systematic Review/Meta-analysis
A systematic review on the safety and effectiveness of yttrium-90 radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis
Zhongzhi Jia, Guomin Jiang, Feng Tian, Chunfu Zhu, Xihu Qin
Background/Aim: Over the past two decades, several advances have been made in the management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). Yttrium-90 ...
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