Variceal bleeding

McKay, Rebecca; Webster, Nigel R.
December 2007
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Dec2007, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p191
Academic Journal
The article presents information on factors involved in variceal haemorrhage, management of an acute bleed and views on appropriate prophylactic measures. It explains the pathophysiology of portal hypertension. The rate of mortality from the use of primary prophylaxis against variceal haemorrhage. A detailed discussion on the different management methods for acute variceal bleed including resuscitation, pharmacotherapy and balloon tamponade is presented.


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