Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group
Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group
The Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group (SIG) was established to facilitate collaborations in clinical and translational research, and to provide a platform to nurture discussion in best management of patients in this complex and rapidly evolving area. The SIG is linked to Cirrhosis and its Complications CRN topic area.
Portal Hypertension is a very active research area, with recent NIHR HTA funding of two randomised controlled trials which have the potential to become the largest ever clinical trials in cirrhosis. Translational research has been boosted by studies on non-invasive assessment of Portal Hypertension, and exciting new drugs. There is also much debate on the best management of patients with regard to medical and radiological therapies. The SIG Lead is Dr Dhiraj Tripathi of University Hospitals Birmingham. If anyone wishes to join this group please contact the BASL Secretariat at Kim@basl.org.uk .
Dr Dhiraj Tripathi (Chair), University Hospitals Birmingham
Dr Abhishek Chauhan, University Hospitals Birmingham, Trainee representative
Professor Jonathan Fallowfield, University of Edinburgh
Professor Peter Hayes, University of Edinburgh
Dr Joanna Leithead, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Mandy Lomax, Patient representative
Dr Raj Mookerjee, University College London
Dr David Patch, University College London
Dr Vikram Sharma, Royal London Hospital
Professor Adrian Stanley, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Emmanouil Tsochatzis, University College London
Steering Committee Minutes
Steering Committee meeting - Download BASL Portal Hypertension SIG Steering Committee Meeting Minutes_17.6.20.pdf
Annual report 2018-19 - Download Annual report_2018-19_PH SIG.pdf.
1st full meeting - 1 May 2019
Meeting report - Download BASL Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group Inaugural Meeting Report.._.pdf.
Updates on active research studies:
Presentation on CALIBRE trial, Dhiraj Tripathi, University Hospitals Birmingham - Download CALIBRE_Presentation_BASL_PortalHypertensionSIG.pdf.
Presentation on CALIBRE trial, Khaled Ahmed, University of Birmingham - Download Khaled Ahmed (Abdul) BASL SIG V2.pdf.
Presentation on BOPP trial, Vish Patel & Mark McPhail, Kings College Hospital London - Download BOPPP Overview_Portal HTN SiG Birmingham_01.05.2019.pdf.
Presentation on ASEPTIC trial, Alastair O'Brien, University College London - Download SIG_BASL_BSG_ASEPTIC.pdf.
Presentation on vascular liver disease: MPN SVT, Frederick Chen, Barts Health NHS Trust - Download BASL talk 1.5.19 Vascular Liver Disease Chen.pdf.
Presentation on vascular liver disease, David Patch, Royal Free Hospital, London - Download BASL SIG2 2019 Vascular Liver Disease Patch.pdf.
Presentation on Public & Patient Involvement/Engagement (PPIE), Laura Chapman, University Hospitals Birmingham & Mandy Lomax, Patient Representative - Download Presentation on PPIE.pdf.
Presentation on TIPSS guidelines, David Patch, Royal Free Hospital, London & Dhiraj Tripathi, University Hospitals Birmingham - Download TIPSS Guideline.pdf.
Presentation on ascites guidelines, Naaventhan Palaniyappan, University of Nottingham & Emilie Wilkes, Nottingham University Hospitals - Download BSG Ascites Guidelines EW.pdf.
Presentation on management of refractory ascites and the role of the alfapump, Raj Mookerjee, University College London - Download ALFA Pump discussion_BASL PHT SIG 010519.pdf.
Presentation on TIPSS service, David Patch, Royal Free Hospital, London, Peter Hayes, University of Edinburgh & Dhiraj Tripathi, University Hospitals Birmingham - Download EarlyTIPSS_PHT_SIG_May2019.pdf
Research in development
Presentation on CALIBRE substudies, Raj Mookerjee, University College London - Download CALIBRE sub_study BASL SIG 010519.pdf.
Presentation on relaxin, biomarkers in AKI/HRS, Jonathan Fallowfield, University of Edinburgh - Download BASL PHT SIG slides_JF.pdf.
Presentation on HVPG, Raj Mookerjee, University College London - Download MRI and Haemodynamics_BASLPHT SIG 010519.pdf.
Presentation on statins, Raj Mookerjee, University College London - Download Liverhope_BASL PHT SIG 010519.pdf.
Presentation on BEAMinG, Naaventhan Palaniyappan, University of Nottingham - Download BEAMING_PHTN SIG 1May2019.pdf.
Presentations on BOPP and CALIBRE trials from BASL 2019 Symposium
Presentation on BOPP, Vishal Patel, Kings' College London - Download BOPPP Overview_BASL Ix Meeting_18.09.2019_for portalHTNSiG.PDF
Presentation on CALIBRE, Dhiraj Tripathi, University Hospitals Birmingham - Download D_Tripathi_BASL_CALIBRE.PDF
Presentation on BOPP-CALIBRE interplay, Dhiraj Tripathi, University Hospitals Birmingham, Vishal Patel & Mark McPhail, Kings' College London - Download CALIBRE&BOPPP_Symposium_BASL2019_Interplay.pdf.
2nd full meeting - 23 January 2020
Meeting report - Download BASL Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group 2nd Meeting Report 2020.pdf.
Guidelines Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Stent-Shunt (TIPSS) in the management of portal hypertension (4/3/20) - https://gut.bmj.com/content/69/7/1173
Guidelines on the Management of Ascites in Cirrhosis - The British Society of Gastroenterology in collaboration with British Association for the Study of the Liver has prepared this document (11/11/20) - Download gutjnl-2020-321790.full_.pdf
News & Meetings
The next meeting of the Portal Hypertension SIG will take place on 5th May 2021 and will be held via Zoom Webinar.
Members of BASL and the Portal Hypertension SIG are welcome to attend the meeting.
Visit the Events page of the BASL website for more information.