LOUIS K. LEVY, M.D.; GEORGE E. BURCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This work was undertaken to evaluate venous pressure measurements in diagnosis of cirrhosis of the liver. Only patients with classical clinical manifestations of cirrhosis were included in these studies. It is interesting that no study of pressure in the veins of the collateral circulation of the liver could be found in the medical literature.
Ten normal white subjects and 10 white subjects with cirrhosis, ranging in age from 23 to 81 years, were observed (tables 1 and 2). Measurements
were obtained with the subjects in the supine position and with the use of apparatus described in earlier publications.1, 2 The
LEVY LK, BURCH GE. STUDIES ON VENOUS PRESSURE IN HEPATIC CIRRHOSIS(STUDIES ON VENOUS PRESSURE IN HEPATIC CIRRHOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:274–277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-274
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(2):274-277.
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