International Journal of Hepatology

Improving the Survival in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis


Publishing date
15 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2011

1Department of Gastroenterology, Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai 400025, India

2The London Clinic Liver Centre, 116 Harley Street, London W1G 7JL, UK

3Medical Clinic One, 3 Mount Elizabeth, #17-02, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

4Liver Transplantation, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA


Improving the Survival in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis

Description

Liver cirrhosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The only effective treatment is liver transplantation which can improve survival and quality of life. Because of the organ shortage and cost, liver transplantation is not available to vast majority of patients with liver cirrhosis worldwide; even in the centers where liver transplantation is available, it is a challenging task to keep this patient alive till the time a donor organ is available. Recent advances in understanding etiology, pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis, and newer treatment modalities and technologies have made it possible to improve survival in patients with decompensated cirrhosis.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing effort of improving survival in patients with decompensated disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Improved survival in patients with variceal bleed
  • Management of renal dysfunction and ascites in patients with liver cirrhosis
  • Prevention and management of bacterial infection in cirrhosis
  • Treatment of hepatitis B in decompensated liver cirrhosis
  • Treatment of hepatitis C in decompensated liver cirrhosis
  • Treatment of decompensated alcoholic liver disease
  • Indications and contraindications of liver transplantation in decompensated liver disease
  • Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Role of covered TIPS stent graft in management of decompensated liver disease
  • Management of hepatic encephalopathy
  • Management of cardiac respiratory complications of cirrhosis

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijhep/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 565108
  • - Editorial

Improving Survival in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis

Deepak Amarapurkar | Rajiv Jalan | ... | Paul Kwo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 695470
  • - Review Article

Management of Coagulopathy in Patients with Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis

Pooja D. Amarapurkar | Deepak N. Amarapurkar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 363151
  • - Review Article

Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Hock-Foong Lui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 121862
  • - Review Article

Indications and Contraindications for Liver Transplantation

Vibha Varma | Naimish Mehta | ... | Samiran Nundy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 790232
  • - Review Article

Management of Renal Failure and Ascites in Patients with Cirrhosis

Kaushal Madan | Ashish Mehta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 841407
  • - Review Article

Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy

G. Wright | A. Chattree | R. Jalan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 784540
  • - Review Article

Prevention and Management of Bacterial Infections in Cirrhosis

Sunil K. Taneja | Radha K. Dhiman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 519526
  • - Review Article

Prescribing Medications in Patients with Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis

Deepak N. Amarapurkar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 960720
  • - Review Article

Clinicopathological Features and Treatment of Ectopic Varices with Portal Hypertension

Takahiro Sato | Jun Akaike | ... | Takumi Ohmura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 893973
  • - Review Article

Application of Endoscopy in Improving Survival of Cirrhotic Patients with Acute Variceal Hemorrhage

Yao-Chun Hsu | Chen-Shuan Chung | Hsiu-Po Wang
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