TITLE

SURVIVAL IN UNSTABLE VARICEAL HAEMORRHAGE IS RELATED TO EARLY ENDOSCOPIC INTERVENTION

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA90
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study stating that survival in unstable variceal haemorrhage is related to early endoscopic intervention. Acute variceal hoemorrhage is associated with high short term mortality. Endoscopic and pharmacological treatments have been advocated in this selling but not all hospitals have emergency haematemesis teams experienced in treating varices. This study emphasises the importance early endoscopic therapy for oesophagogastric varices haemorrhage. Other forms of treatment may be of lesser relevance if effective endotherapy can be administered.
ACCESSION #
13219166

 

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