TITLE

Propranolol: Its Role in the Management of Portal Hypertension

AUTHOR(S)
Gitlin, Norman
PUB. DATE
February 1983
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb1983, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p124
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the role of propranolol in the management of varices or portal hypertension. Approaches to the management of bleeding varices; Main action of propranolol in the management of portal hypertension; Concerns over the effect of propranolol on platelet function.
ACCESSION #
16242488

 

Related Articles

  • Modulation of Intravariceal Pressure With Pentoxifylline: A Possible New Approach in the Treatment of Portal Hypertension. Eleftheriadis, Efthimios; Kotzampassi, Katerina; Koufogiannis, Dimitris // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1998, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p2431 

    Objective: In this study the effect of the hemorheological agent pentoxifylline on the pressure of esophageal varices was investigated in portal hypertensive cirrhotic patients. Methods: Intravariceal pressure was measured endoscopically using the direct puncture technique in 20 patients....

  • Survival after Endoscopic Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Varices in Cirrhotics. Graffeo, Massimo; Buffoli, Federico; Lanzani, Giovanna; Donato, Francesco; Cesari, Pietro; Benedini, Dario; Rolfi, Fabio; Paterlini, Allessandro // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1994, Vol. 89 Issue 10, p1815 

    Objectives: Gastroesophageal bleeding from varices is the most life-threatening complication in liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension. Since its first application, endoscopic sclerotherapy seems to be the most widely applicable procedure to stop the bleeding and to prevent recurrences. The...

  • Endovascular obliteration of bleeding duodenal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis. Zamora, Carlos Armando; Koji Sugimoto; Tsurusaki, Masakatsu; Izaki, Kenta; Fukuda, Tetsuya; Matsumoto, Shinichi; Kuwata, Yoichiro; Kawasaki, Ryota; Taniguchi, Takanori; Hirota, Shozo; Sugimura, Kazuro; Sugimoto, Koji // European Radiology;Jan2006, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p73 

    The purpose of this paper is to describe our experience with endovascular obliteration of duodenal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Balloon-occluded transvenous retrograde and percutaneous transhepatic anterograde embolizations were performed for duodenal varices...

  • Is Portal Hypertension Due to Liver Cirrhosis a Major Factor in the Development of Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy? Bayraktar, Yusuf; Balkanci, Ferhun; Uzunalimoglu, Bedri; Gokoz, Aytae; Koseoglu, Tankut; Batman, Figen; Gurakar, Ahmet; Van Thiel, David H.; Kayhan, Burhan // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1996, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p554 

    Objectives: The gastric mucosa of patients with portal hypertension frequently manifests changes in its appearance that are readily identifiable by endoscopy. Many of these can be sources of bleeding, and some imply the presence of systemic disease. Although portal hypertension is critical in...

  • Changes in Paracardiac Lymph Nodes in Portal Hypertension. Aboul-Enein, A.; Arafa, Sobhy // Vascular Surgery;May/Jun1988, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p149 

    Because of their proximity to the coronary vein and thoracic duct, the paracardiac lymph nodes are liable to develop both venous and lymphatic congestion. The authors studied morphologic changes in the paracardiac lymph nodes in patients with portal hypertension. Paracardiac lymph nodes were...

  • SATISFACTORY OUTCOME OF PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY IN TWO PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS AND PORTAL HYPERTENSION. Sawyerr, A. M.; Ghosh, S.; Eastwood, M. A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1995, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p826 

    Presents the results of a study on percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG) in patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension. Reasons for referring the patients for PEG; Way of reducing the possibility of accidental puncture of peritoneal varices; Contraindications of PEG.

  • Bleeding from gastric body varices effectively treated with endoscopic band ligation. Sato, Takahiro; Kitagawa, Sho // International Medical Case Reports Journal;2012 Part 2, Vol. 5, p69 

    A 55-year-old man with alcoholic liver cirrhosis was admitted to hospital with tarry stools. Videoendoscopy examination on admission revealed blood oozing from the greater curvature of the gastric body (ectopic varices). Endoscopic ultrasonography and computed tomography were used in making the...

  • Hemoperitoneum from a Ruptured Varix in Cirrhosis. Lyon, David T.; Mantia, Augustus G.; Schubert, Timothy T. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun1979, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p611 

    A cirrhotic patient with hemoperitoneum is presented. The diagnosis of ruptured retroperitoneal varices was made at laparotomy and the patient becomes the second reported case to survive hospitalization for bleeding intra-abdominal varices. The formation of varices as a consequence of portal...

  • Clinicopathological Features and Treatment of Ectopic Varices with Portal Hypertension. Sato, Takahiro; Akaike, Jun; Toyota, Jouji; Karino, Yoshiyasu; Ohmura, Takumi // International Journal of Hepatology;2011, p1 

    Bleeding from ectopic varices, which is rare in patients with portal hypertension, is generally massive and life-threatening. Fortythree patients were hospitalized in our ward for gastrointestinal bleeding from ectopic varices. The frequency of ectopic varices was 43/1218 (3.5%) among portal...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics