Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia in Patients With Cirrhosis: Risk-factors and Associations.
We will evaluate all out-patients and in-patients with cirrhosis, who undergo upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EGD) in the Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), for inclusion. Patients with cirrhosis, with age >18-years, who have characteristic findings of GAVE on endoscopy will be included in this study. Their clinical and biochemical features, and endoscopy findings will be compared with a gender and age-matched control group of cirrhosis without GAVE. This observational, case-control study will aim to define the predictors of GAVE in patients with cirrhosis.
• All patients with cirrhosis, with age >18-years, who have characteristic findings of GAVE on endoscopy.