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Infection, coagulation, and variceal bleeding in cirrhosis
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    • Andrew K Burroughs, Consultant physician and hepatologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Ulrich Thalheimer, Christos K Triantos, Dimitrios N Samonakis, David Patch

    Dear Editor,

    We are grateful to Such and colleagues for their comments about our review [1,2]. As we had outlined, the influence of bacterial infection on the pathophysiology of cirrhosis is indeed an important one and Such and coworkers have contributed significantly to this topic [3-6]. We were aware of their data, but unfortunately some of it could not be retained in the final version of our paper due to edi...

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    None declared.
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    Bacterial DNA induces proinflammatory immune response in patients with decompensated cirrhosis
    • José Such, Liver Unit
    • Other Contributors:
      • Carlos Muñoz, Pedro Zapater , Miguel Pérez-Mateo

    Dear Editor,

    We have read with interest the paper from Thalheimer et al. in the section of “Recent advances in clinical practice” in Gut [1]. The authors review the actual knowledge regarding the influence of infection on haemodynamics, variceal hemorrhage, heparinoid effects, liver damage, and others.

    We completely agree with these assumptions, and would like to add some information not quoted in the...

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