M Merli

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Affiliation: University of Rome La Sapienza
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Conversion from twice-daily to once-daily Tacrolimus administration in liver transplant patient: results of long term follow-up
    V Giannelli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2718-20. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Increased risk of cognitive impairment in cirrhotic patients with bacterial infections
    Manuela Merli
    Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    J Hepatol 59:243-50. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Muscle depletion increases the risk of overt and minimal hepatic encephalopathy: results of a prospective study
    Manuela Merli
    Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 28:281-4. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Cardiac dysfunction in cirrhosis is not associated with the severity of liver disease
    Manuela Merli
    Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento Medicina Clinica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    Eur J Intern Med 24:172-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Dietary and nutritional indications in hepatic encephalopathy
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 24:211-21. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Immune-mediated liver dysfunction after antiviral treatment in liver transplanted patients with hepatitis C: allo or autoimmune de novo hepatitis?
    M Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Policlinico Umberto I, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:345-9. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Nutritional status: its influence on the outcome of patients undergoing liver transplantation
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterologia Policlinico Umberto I, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Liver Int 30:208-14. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Conversion from twice-daily to once-daily tacrolimus administration in liver transplant patient
    M Merli
    Centro Trapianti Policlinico Umberto I La Sapienza, Roma
    Transplant Proc 42:1322-4. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Cirrhotic patients are at risk for health care-associated bacterial infections
    Manuela Merli
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:979-85. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of outcome after liver transplantation in patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    M Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2535-40. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Conversion from twice-daily to once-daily Tacrolimus administration in liver transplant patient: results of long term follow-up
    V Giannelli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 17:2718-20. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Increased risk of cognitive impairment in cirrhotic patients with bacterial infections
    Manuela Merli
    Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    J Hepatol 59:243-50. 2013
    ..Our investigation was aimed at describing the characteristics of cognitive impairment in hospitalized cirrhotic patients, in comparison with patients without liver disease, with and without infection...
  3. doi request reprint Muscle depletion increases the risk of overt and minimal hepatic encephalopathy: results of a prospective study
    Manuela Merli
    Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 28:281-4. 2013
    ..In conclusion cirrhotic patients with muscle depletion are at higher risk of HE and the amelioration of nutritional status is a possible goal to decrease the prevalence of neurocognitive alterations in these patients...
  4. doi request reprint Cardiac dysfunction in cirrhosis is not associated with the severity of liver disease
    Manuela Merli
    Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento Medicina Clinica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    Eur J Intern Med 24:172-6. 2013
    ..Cirrhotic cardiomiopathy is described as the presence of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic patients. The aim of the study was to investigate factors associated with cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic patients...
  5. doi request reprint Dietary and nutritional indications in hepatic encephalopathy
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 24:211-21. 2009
    ..The relevance of an adequate protein intake and possible strategies to implement protein tolerance are also discussed...
  6. doi request reprint Immune-mediated liver dysfunction after antiviral treatment in liver transplanted patients with hepatitis C: allo or autoimmune de novo hepatitis?
    M Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Policlinico Umberto I, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 41:345-9. 2009
    ..It has been recently reported, however, that during antiviral treatment a hepatic immune-mediated liver dysfunction, similar to "de novo" autoimmune hepatitis, may develop in a few transplanted patients...
  7. doi request reprint Nutritional status: its influence on the outcome of patients undergoing liver transplantation
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterologia Policlinico Umberto I, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Liver Int 30:208-14. 2010
    ..The impact of the recipients' malnutrition on the outcome of liver transplantation (LT) is still under debate and recent studies have shown controversial results...
  8. doi request reprint Conversion from twice-daily to once-daily tacrolimus administration in liver transplant patient
    M Merli
    Centro Trapianti Policlinico Umberto I La Sapienza, Roma
    Transplant Proc 42:1322-4. 2010
    ..The present study was sought to evaluate the feasibility of this formulation among liver transplantation patients (OLT)...
  9. doi request reprint Cirrhotic patients are at risk for health care-associated bacterial infections
    Manuela Merli
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:979-85. 2010
    ..We assessed the epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical consequences of bacterial infections in hospitalized cirrhotic patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors of outcome after liver transplantation in patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    M Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 37:2535-40. 2005
    ..The adoption of Milan criteria for selection of cirrhotic patients has improved survival and reduced the rate of tumor recurrence. The evaluation of cumulative tumor size might further improve patient selection...
  11. doi request reprint Ribavirin priming improves the virological response to antiviral treatment in transplanted patients with recurrent hepatitis C: a pilot study
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterologia, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza, Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Antivir Ther 16:879-85. 2011
    ..Our pilot study was aimed at evaluating whether 8-week ribavirin pre-treatment could increase either adherence or antiviral effect of a 48-week combination therapy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Incidence and natural history of small esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Hepatol 38:266-72. 2003
    ..The incidence and natural history of small esophageal varices (EV) in cirrhotics may influence the frequency of endoscopies and the decision to start a pharmacological treatment in these patients...
  13. doi request reprint Acute renal failure in liver transplant recipients: role of pretransplantation renal function and 1-year follow-up
    F Tinti
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 43:1136-8. 2011
    ..Although many pre-, peri-, and post-OLT factors may contribute to the development of posttransplantation CRF, pre-OLT CRF seemed to be the most important risk factor...
  14. ncbi request reprint Outcome after liver transplantation in patients with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
    M Rossi
    Divisione di Chirurgia Generale Trapianti d Organo, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 39:1895-7. 2007
    ..00001). The 58 patients who underwent transplantation with a diagnosis of cirrhosis and concomitant HCC after 1999 showed even better survival than patients who underwent transplantation for end-stage liver disease without malignancy...
  15. doi request reprint Combined liver-kidney transplantation in polycystic disease: case reports
    M Rossi
    Chirurgia Generale E Trapianti d Organo, La Sapienza Universita di Roma, Umberto I Policlinico di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 40:2075-6. 2008
    ..Delaying transplantation results in a more difficult surgical technique, a higher rate of postoperative complications, and a disturbance of optimal graft retrieval because of the worse preoperative condition of the patients...
  16. doi request reprint RIFLE criteria and hepatic function in the assessment of acute renal failure in liver transplantation
    F Tinti
    DAI Nefro Urologico, Specialità Chirurgiche e Trapianti d Organo Paride Stefanini, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:1233-6. 2010
    ..Post-OLT CKD may be the result of unrecognized, preexisting CKD and/or the effects of not fully resolved acute damage to an injured kidney...
  17. doi request reprint Bone disorders in patients with chronic liver disease awaiting liver transplantation
    I Loria
    Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Policlinico Umberto I, La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Transplant Proc 42:1191-3. 2010
    ..We also evaluated modifications in bone metabolism after liver transplantation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Pharmacological prophylaxis of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: a randomized controlled study
    O Riggio
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    J Hepatol 42:674-9. 2005
    ..Aim of this study was to compare two different treatments (lactitol 60 g/day, rifaximin 1200 mg/day) with no-treatment in the prevention of post-TIPS hepatic encephalopathy...
  19. doi request reprint Impact of anti-hepatitis B core-positive donors in liver transplantation: a survival analysis
    Q Lai
    Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Sapienza University, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 43:274-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze the patient and graft survivals of two groups of OLT recipients according to the anti-HBc status of their respective donors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alpha-SMA expression in hepatic stellate cells and quantitative analysis of hepatic fibrosis in cirrhosis and in recurrent chronic hepatitis after liver transplantation
    G Carpino
    Department of Human Anatomy, University of Rome La Sapienza, Via Alfonso Borelli, 50, 00161 Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 37:349-56. 2005
    ..The alpha isotype of actin expressed by hepatic stellate cells reflects their activation to myofibroblast-like cell and has been directly related to experimental liver fibrogenesis, and indirectly to human fibrosis in chronic liver disease...
  21. doi request reprint Occurrence of chronic renal failure in liver transplantation: monitoring of pre- and posttransplantation renal function
    I Umbro
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 44:1956-9. 2012
    ..Pre-OLT renal dysfunction must be recognized to be a risk factor for post-OLT CRF, representing important criterion to define specific therapeutic interventions to reduce patient morbidity and mortality...
  22. doi request reprint Predictive factors of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation: a multivariate analysis
    Q Lai
    Department of General Surgery and Organ Transplantation, La Sapienza University of Rome, Umberto I Policlinic of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 41:1306-9. 2009
    ..Patients with both these parameters are not candidates for OLT. Microvascular invasion is a good predictive parameter, but is impossible to detect preoperatively. New pre-OLT predictive risk factors are needed to achieve optimal results...
  23. ncbi request reprint Low-dose intramuscular hepatitis B immune globulin and lamivudine for long-term prophylaxis of hepatitis B recurrence after liver transplantation
    G Ferretti
    Dipartimento di Mal Infettive e Tropicali, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 36:535-8. 2004
    ..These preliminary results show that low-dose intramuscular HBIg and lamivudine are efficacious and cost-effective for long-term prophylaxis of hepatitis B recurrence after liver transplantation...
  24. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk after liver transplantation: a single-center experience
    M Iadevaia
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Transplant Proc 44:2005-6. 2012
    ..Close follow-up is mandatory to prevent the development of PTMS mainly among overweight and diabetic patients before transplantation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Malnutrition is not related to alterations in energy balance in patients with stable liver cirrhosis
    O Riggio
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Clin Nutr 22:553-9. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the daily energy balance in clinically stable cirrhotic patients with or without malnutrition...
  26. ncbi request reprint Validation of automated blood cell counter for the determination of polymorphonuclear cell count in the ascitic fluid of cirrhotic patients with or without spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
    Stefania Angeloni
    II Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1844-8. 2003
    ..We evaluated the validity of an automated blood cell counter for the PMN determination in ascitic fluid by comparing it with the traditional hematologic method with a light microscope in a manual counting chamber...
  27. pmc Accuracy of the automated cell counters for management of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
    Oliviero Riggio
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Universita di Roma, Viale dell Universita 37, Rome 00185, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 14:5689-94. 2008
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of automated blood cell counters for ascitic polymorphonuclear (PMN) determination for: (1) diagnosis, (2) efficacy of the ongoing antibiotic therapy, and (3) resolution of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)...
  28. pmc Efficacy of current guidelines for the treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in the clinical practice
    Stefania Angeloni
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 14:2757-62. 2008
    ..To verify the validity of the International Ascites Club guidelines for treatment of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in clinical practice...
  29. doi request reprint Evidence of persistent cognitive impairment after resolution of overt hepatic encephalopathy
    Oliviero Riggio
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Portal Hypertension, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 9:181-3. 2011
    ..We tested learning abilities of cirrhotic patients using the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score (PHES)...
  30. doi request reprint Peripheral and splanchnic indole and oxindole levels in cirrhotic patients: a study on the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy
    Oliviero Riggio
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:1374-81. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to measure indole and oxindole levels in patients with cirrhosis with or without HE and to establish whether an intestinal production and a hepatic metabolism of these substances exist...
  31. doi request reprint Clinical efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt created with covered stents with different diameters: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Oliviero Riggio
    II Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, La Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy
    J Hepatol 53:267-72. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of HE and the clinical efficacy of TIPS created with 8- or 10-mm PTFE-covered stents...
  32. doi request reprint Incidence, natural history, and risk factors of hepatic encephalopathy after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt with polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent grafts
    Oliviero Riggio
    II Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:2738-46. 2008
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Differential vascular endothelial growth factor A protein expression between small hepatocellular carcinoma and cirrhosis correlates with serum vascular endothelial growth factor A and alpha-fetoprotein
    Stefano Ginanni Corradini
    Department of Clinical Medicine, GI Unit 2, University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Liver Int 29:103-12. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Preharvest donor hyperoxia predicts good early graft function and longer graft survival after liver transplantation
    Stefano Ginanni Corradini
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Liver Transpl 11:140-51. 2005
    ..045). In conclusion, preharvest donor hyperoxia predicts IGGF and longer graft survival...
  35. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of spontaneous portal-systemic shunts in persistent hepatic encephalopathy: a case-control study
    Oliviero Riggio
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Hepatology 42:1158-65. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our study suggests that large spontaneous shunts may often sustain the chronicity of HE; the presence of large shunts should be sought in patients with cirrhosis with recurrent or persistent HE...
  36. ncbi request reprint Role of determination of partial pressure of ammonia in cirrhotic patients with and without hepatic encephalopathy
    Francesca Nicolao
    Divisione di Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
    J Hepatol 38:441-6. 2003
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Malnutrition is a risk factor in cirrhotic patients undergoing surgery
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy l it
    Nutrition 18:978-86. 2002
    ..The limited number of patients and their heterogeneity, however, do not allow definitive conclusions, and more research on this issue is needed...
  38. ncbi request reprint The natural history of portal hypertensive gastropathy in patients with liver cirrhosis and mild portal hypertension
    Manuela Merli
    II Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Viale dell Universita 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:1959-65. 2004
    ..Portal hypertensive gastropathy is a potential cause of bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis. Studies on its natural history have often included patients submitted to endoscopic or pharmacological treatment for portal hypertension...
  39. doi request reprint Glial fibrillary acidic protein as an early marker of hepatic stellate cell activation in chronic and posttransplant recurrent hepatitis C
    Simone Carotti
    Department of Human Anatomy, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, Rome
    Liver Transpl 14:806-14. 2008
    ..01). In conclusion, GFAP could represent a useful marker of early activation of HSCs in HCV-CH and seems to predict fibrosis progression in HCV-PTR...
  40. doi request reprint Long-term effect of liver transplantation on cirrhotic autonomic cardiac dysfunction
    Luigi Baratta
    Department of Medicina Clinica Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 42:131-6. 2010
    ..However, parasympathetic impairment, measured by RMS-SD and LF/HF at night, is not affected even in the long-term after operation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of blood ammonia elevation following oral glutamine load on the psychometric performance of cirrhotic patients
    Andrea Masini
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 18:27-35. 2003
    ..Glutamine challenge is a safe method to induce hyperammonemia in nonencephalopatic cirrhotic patients and, therefore, to study the efficacy of ammonia lowering treatments...
  42. ncbi request reprint Polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent grafts for TIPS procedure: 1-year patency and clinical results
    Stefania Angeloni
    II Gastroenterologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:280-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this prospective nonrandomized trial was to assess TIPS safety and 1-yr patency with a new commercially available PTFE-covered stent graft in comparison with a group of historical controls treated with conventional stents...
  43. ncbi request reprint Modifications of cardiac function in cirrhotic patients treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
    Manuela Merli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:142-8. 2002
    ..We investigated cardiac function before and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the TIPS procedure in cirrhotic patients...
  44. ncbi request reprint A randomized study on Peg-interferon alfa-2a with or without ribavirin in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C
    Mario Angelico
    Hepatology Unit, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
    J Hepatol 46:1009-17. 2007
    ..We performed a randomized trial on pegylated interferon alfa-2a (Peg-IFNalpha) monotherapy vs Peg-IFNalpha and ribavirin in non-cirrhotic liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C...
  45. ncbi request reprint Activated hepatic stellate cells in liver cirrhosis. A morphologic and morphometrical study
    Guido Carpino
    Department of Human Anatomy, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
    Ital J Anat Embryol 109:225-38. 2004
    ..Alpha-smooth muscle actin confirmed to be a reliable marker of hepatic stellate cells activation also in precocious stages of the disease...
  46. ncbi request reprint QT interval in patients with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension and in cirrhotic patients treated with transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt
    Franco Trevisani
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna Cardioangiologia, Epatologia, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    J Hepatol 38:461-7. 2003
    ..A prolonged QT interval is frequent in chronic liver disease and its aetiology remains unsettled. The study's aim was to assess the role of portal hypertension in the pathogenesis of QT prolongation...
  47. ncbi request reprint Is hyperammonemia really the true cause of altered neuropsychology, brain MR spectroscopy and magnetization transfer after an oral amino acid load in cirrhosis?
    Oliviero Riggio
    Hepatology 38:777; author reply 778. 2003
  48. ncbi request reprint Failure of hepatitis B vaccination to induce either humoral or cellular immune response after liver transplantation for hepatitis B related cirrhosis
    Manuela Merli
    J Hepatol 43:1089-90; author reply 1090. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled study of TIPS versus paracentesis plus albumin in cirrhosis with severe ascites
    Francesco Salerno
    Department of Internal Medicine, University and Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Instituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Hepatology 40:629-35. 2004
    ..In conclusion, compared to large-volume paracentesis plus albumin, TIPS improves survival without liver transplantation in patients with refractory or recidivant ascites...
  50. ncbi request reprint GFAP expression in the liver as an early marker of stellate cells activation
    Sergio Morini
    Department of Biomedical Researches, University Campus Bio Medico of Rome
    Ital J Anat Embryol 110:193-207. 2005
    ..Otherwise in hepatic stellate cells it seems to be a marker related with the acquisition of contractile properties in a subpopulation more closely associated with precocious stages of the fibrosis...
  51. ncbi request reprint TIPS for patients awaiting orthotopic liver transplantation
    Oliviero Riggio
    Liver Transpl 9:999-1000. 2003
  52. ncbi request reprint MELD score is better than Child-Pugh score in predicting 3-month survival of patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
    Francesco Salerno
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, Via Pace 9, 20122 Milan, Italy
    J Hepatol 36:494-500. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to compare model of end-stage liver disease (MELD) and Child-Pugh scores as predictors of survival after TIPS...
  53. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic screening for esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients
    Oliviero Riggio
    Hepatology 35:501-2. 2002
  54. ncbi request reprint Nutritional supplementation with branched-chain amino acids in advanced cirrhosis: a double-blind, randomized trial
    Giulio Marchesini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Gastroenterology 124:1792-801. 2003
    ..The role of oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) in advanced cirrhosis is far from settled. A nutritional approach might prevent progressive liver failure and improve nutritional parameters and quality of life...