TITLE

Should Nitrates Be Used With Beta Blockers to Prevent Variceal Bleeding?

AUTHOR(S)
Zalepuga, Rimantas; Herrera, Jorge L.
PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2000, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p2982
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
Discusses research being done on the therapeutic use of nadolol with or without isosorbide mononitrate for primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in cirrhosis. Reference to a study by C. Merkel, R. Marin, D. Sacerdoti et al., published in the 2000 issue of the "Hepatology"; Methodology used; Number of patients who experienced variceal bleeding; Rate of development of esophageal varices; Effect of vasoconstricting agents on portal pressure.
ACCESSION #
17624346

 

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