Portal Hypertension Bleeding in Cirrhosis

AASLD develops evidence-based practice guidelines and practice guidances which are updated regularly by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts, including hepatologists, and include recommendations of preferred approaches to the diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive aspects of care.

Practice Guidance

Portal Hypertensive Bleeding in Cirrhosis: Risk Stratification, Diagnosis, and Management [updated January 2017]

This guidance provides a data-supported approach to risk stratification, diagnosis, and management of patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension (PH).This guidance focuses on PH, varices, and variceal hemorrhage (VH), and statements are based on the following: (1) review of the recent literature using PubMed, giving more weight to large, well-designed, prospective trials and well-performed meta-analyses; (2) several consensus conferences among experts; and (3) the authors’ years of experience caring for patients with cirrhosis and varices. 

Quality Measures on Cirrhosis 

AASLD develops quality measures to help its members measure or quantify healthcare processes and outcomes that are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care.

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