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Background: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is the gold standard for detecting esophageal varices (EV) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). However, due to the possible limitations of EGD, there has been much interest in the use of noninvasive techniques for this purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of liver and spleen s...
The aim of this study was to evaluate endoscopic band ligation plus argon plasma coagulation versus scleroligation. Patients were randomized to: Group I, 50 patients subjected to endoscopic injection sclerotherapy; Group II, 50 patients subjected to variceal band ligation; Group III, 50 patients subjected to combined endoscopic sclerotherapy and ba...
In this work, 100 living related donor kidney transplant recipients under cyclosporin (CsA) therapy were randomly distributed to two groups. Group 1 were administered ketoconazole, with group 2 serving as the control. Ketoconazole was given orally, 100 mg/day, while the dose of CsA was adjusted for a CsA whole blood trough level of 100-150 ng/ml. P...
Left ventricular dysfunction had been reported in many patients suffering from schistosomal cor pulmonale. The nocuous agents affecting the left ventricle have not been defined. Antischistosomal therapy is suspected to contribute in the adverse effects on the myocardium, particularly antimonials and niridazole. In this study, the left ventricular p...