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Portal Hypertension

Xingshun Qi

General Hospital of Northern Theater Command

Dr. Xingshun Qi major research interests are clinical researches in the etiology, diagnosis, and management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He served as an associate editor of Annals of Hepatology, a lead guest editor in Gastroenterology Research and Practice and BioMed Research International, and a guest editor in the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He also served as a peer-reviewer in more than 100 journals. His H-index is 32 with an o.

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Liver Cirrhosis Portal Vein Thrombosis Portal Vein Obstruction Budd-Chiari Syndrome Sinusoidal Obstructions Syndrome Non-cirrhotic Portal Hypertension Hepatic Venous Pressure Gradient Endoscopy Computed Tomography Serum Biomarker Endoscopic Variceal Sclerotherapy Transjugular Intrahepatic Porotsystemic Shunt

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Nowadays, portal hypertension is still potentially lethal. It can cause lots of serious complications, such as gastroesopageal varices and their related gastroinestinal bleeding, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy related to portosystemic shunt, and portopulmonary hypertension syndrome. According to the etiology, it is often classified into pre-hepatic, intra-hepatic, and post-hepatic portal hypertension. Certainly, the main etiology of portal hypertension is liver cirrhosis, followed by extrahepatic portal vein obstruction and hepatic venous outflow obstruction. Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) is the diagnostic tool for portal hypertension in liver cirrhosis. HVPG >5mmHg refers to the presence of portal hypertension, HVPG >10mmHg indicates the clinically significant portal hypertension, and HVPG >12mmHg suggests a high risk of variceal bleeding. Endoscopy is the golden diagnostic tool for gastroesophageal varices, but is limited by its poor adherence. Besides, diagnostic alternatives for portal hypertension and gastroesophageal varices have been greatly established. There are lots of advances in the management of portal hypertension related complications during recent years. In this book project, we aim to collect a series of manuscripts regarding etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of portal hypertension. The knowledge is very useful for researchers to explore new issues and for clinicians to treat their patients.
 

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Xingshun Qi

General Hospital of Northern Theater Command

Dr. Xingshun Qi was born in Shenyang, China. He works at the General Hospital of Northern Theater Command (formerly General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area) now. His major research interests are the clinical researches in the etiology, diagnosis and management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension (especially portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome), and hepatocellular carcinoma. His major work was published in several international journals. He served as an associate editor of Annals of Hepatology, a lead guest editor in Gastroenterology Research and Practice and BioMed Research International, and a guest editor in Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He also served as a peer-reviewer in more than 100 journals. His H-index is 32 with an overall citation number of 3380 according to the Scopus.

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