TITLE

AUDIT OF THE MANAGEMENT OF VARICEAL BLEEDING IN A SINGLE UNIT

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an audit of the management of variceal bleeding in a single unit. Recent clinical studies of endoscopic and pharmacological treatments have reported reduced mortality (14-24 percent) and rebleeding rates (12-35 percent) in patients with varices. The improved mortality from variceal bleeding found in several new studies could be replicated in the clinical practice. It is likely that the use of terlipressin, prophylactic antibiotics, and therapeutic endoscopy, as well as a dedicated GI bleed unit contributed to the improved survival.
ACCESSION #
13219165

 

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