Update on the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Patients With Cirrhosis

  G&H  What is the prevalence of cirrhosis in patients with hepatitis C virus infection, and has it changed over time? PP  It is generally accepted […]

The Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Preventive Management of Compensated Cirrhosis

  Abstract: Despite advances in medical care, the prevalence and mortality associated with cirrhosis continue to rise. The majority of medical care and physician efforts are […]

Nutrition in Patients With Cirrhosis

  Abstract: Malnutrition is a common complication of cirrhosis, increases in frequency with Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score, and is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. Although […]

The Use of Statins in Patients With Cirrhosis

  G&H  Traditionally, what have been the main concerns with the use of statins in patients with cirrhosis? DK  Among primary care providers, there has frequently […]

An Assessment of the Clinical Accuracy of Ultrasound in Diagnosing Cirrhosis in the Absence of Portal Hypertension

  Abstract: Ultrasound is an invaluable tool for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and portal hypertension. However, the accuracy of ultrasound in diagnosing cirrhosis in the […]

The Effect of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt on Platelet Counts in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis

  Abstract: Thrombocytopenia is a well-known complication of liver cirrhosis. Although the pathogenesis of thrombocytopenia is not well understood, splenic congestion resulting from portal hypertension is […]

Hepatitis E Virus Infection and Cirrhosis of the Liver

  G&H  How common is hepatitis E virus infection? JMP Throughout the world, there are approximately 20 million hepatitis E virus infections each year. This number […]

Nutrition in Patients With Cirrhosis

G&H  What are the most significant nutritional concerns in patients with cirrhosis? CM  Patients with cirrhosis frequently have either global malnutrition or alterations in specific aspects […]

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