2008 - Review: Endoscopic plus drug therapy prevents rebleeding more than either one alone in cirrhosis with bleeding esophageal varices

Korula, Jacob
November 2008
ACP Journal Club;11/18/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 5, p8
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study conducted to find out the effective thearapy for patients with cirrhosis and bleeding esophageal varices. Studies selected compared endoscopic therapy plus drug therapy with either therapy alone for prevention of rebleeding in patients with cirrhosis and a previous episode of esophageal variceal hemorrhage. The meta-analysis evaluated 18 trials of combination therapy compared with endoscopic treatment alone.


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