Hemodynamic Assessment of Pharmacological Response in the Treatment of Portal Hypertension: A Need to Know

Grace, Norman D.
August 2000
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2000, Vol. 95 Issue 8, p1862
Academic Journal
Offers observation on a meta-analysis of seven published randomized controlled trials comparing a nonselective β-adrenergic blocker to a placebo or no treatment for the prevention of initial variceal hemorrhage. Risk of hemorrhage from varices in patients with cirrhosis and large esophageal varices; Incidence of bleeding in the β-blocker-treated patients; Basis of the data to support the value of repeat hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement in assessing the efficacy of pharmacological therapy for portal hypertension.


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