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World J Gastroenterol. Nov 21, 2005; 11(43): 6858-6862
Published online Nov 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i43.6858
Effect of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt on pulmonary gas exchange in patients with portal hypertension and hepatopulmonary syndrome
Graciela Martínez-Pallí, Britt B Drake, Joan-Carles García-Pagán, Joan-Albert Barberà, Miguel R Arguedas, Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Jaume Bosch, Michael B Fallon
Graciela Martínez-Pallí, Servei d’Anestesiologia i Reanimació. Hospital Clínic, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Britt B Drake, Miguel R Arguedas, Michael B Fallon, University of Alabama at Birmingham Liver Center, 290 MCLM, 1918 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-0005, United States
Joan-Carles García-Pagán, Jaume Bosch, Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Liver Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Robert Rodriguez-Roisin, Joan-Albert Barberà, Servei de Pneumologia i Al·lèrgia Respiratòria, Institut Clinic de Pneumologia I Cirurgia Toràcica , Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to the work.
Supported by FIS 02/0692 and 02/0739 from the Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, SGR 2001 SGR00286 from the Generalitat de Catalunya (DURSI), and CO 3/02 and CO 3/11 from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Correspondence to: Joan-Carles García-Pagán, Hepatic Hemodynamic Laboratory, Hospital Clínic, Villarroel 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain. jcgarcia@clinic.ub.es
Telephone: +34-93-2275400 -2824 Fax: +34-93-4515272
Received: February 4, 2005
Revised: May 8, 2005
Accepted: May 12, 2005
Published online: November 21, 2005
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