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

Zalepuga, Rimantas; Herrera, Jorge L.
October 2000
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2000, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p2982
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • To block, or not to block in advanced cirrhosis and ascites: that is the question. Krag, Aleksander; Madsen, Bjørn Staehr // Gut;Jul2015, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p1015 

    The authors focus on a study conducted by researcher J.A. Leithead related to the usage of non-selective beta blockers (NSBB) in the treatment of cirrhosis and ascites. It mentions the higher rate of survival without a liver transplant in patients who received NSBB treatment. It states the...

  • Nadolol abuse.  // Reactions Weekly;8/9/2008, Issue 1214, p24 

    The article describes the case of a man who was abusing nadolol as an anxiolytic agent. He was diagnosed with anxiety and different phobias. He started receiving nadolol for adrenergic ventricular tachycardia and had experienced recurrent palpitations whenever he tried stopping the drug. He was...

  • Nadolol and isosorbide prevented recurrent variceal bleeding better than did endoscopic ligation in cirrhosis. Nietsch, Hubert H.; Kowdley, Kris V. // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2002, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p94 

    Comments on a study which compared endoscopic ligation with combined treatment with Nadolol and Isosorbide mononitrate to prevent recurrent variceal bleeding ortix. Outcome measures; Comparison of the effectiveness of a combined pharmacologic approach and endoscopic ligation in preventing...

  • terlipressin.  // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p528 

    The article presents information on terlipressin, a form of the pituitary hormone antidiuretic hormone or vasopressin. It can be used as a vasoconstrictor to treat bleeding from varices in the esophagus. It is administered by injection.

  • Beta blockers vs. newer glaucoma agents: How do the pieces fit? Mundorf, Thomas K. // Ophthalmology Times;09/01/97 Supplement, Vol. 22 Issue 17, p2 

    Presents a transcript of the roundtable discussion on the changing role of beta blockers as first line therapy in the management of open-angle glaucoma at the 1997 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Improvements on nonselective beta blockers; Safeness of the...

  • Beta-blockers after MI: Seriously underused. Pinkowish, Mary Desmond // Patient Care;2/28/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p29 

    Cites the findings of a study on the use of beta-blockers in postmyocardial infarction therapy in the United States. Beneficial effects of beta-blockers in postmyocardial infarction therapy; Underusage of beta-blockers in postmyocardial infarction therapy; Recommendation to avoid adverse...

  • Treatment of Thyrotoxic Storm with Intravenous Administration of Propranolol. Das, Gopal; Krieger, Michael // Annals of Internal Medicine;May69, Vol. 70 Issue 5, p985 

    Describes the case of a thyrotoxic storm which was refractory to conventional therapy but responded immediately to beta adrenergic blockade by means of intravenous administration of propranolol. Medical history of the patient studied; Symptoms reported by the patient; Factor attributed to the...

  • Two patients with schizophrenic-like psychosis after treatment with beta-adrenergic blockers. Steinert, J.; Pugh, C.R. // British Medical Journal;3/24/1979, Vol. 1 Issue 6166, p790 

    Focuses on patients suffering from psychotic illness during treatment with beta-adrenergic blockers in London, England. Use of the drug for cardiovascular illness; Emphasis on the dosage of the drug; Improvement on the neuroleptic medications.

  • Utility of antimuscarinic drugs. Wolstenholme, Roger J. // BMJ: British Medical Journal;2/1/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7943, p23 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Effect of ß Blockers on Mortality After Myocardial Infarction in Adults With COPD: Population Based Cohort study of UK Electronic Healthcare Records," by JK Quint and colleagues in the November 22, 2013 issue.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics