TITLE

A Balancing View: Should Cirrhotic Patients With Small Esophageal Varices Undergo Primary Bleeding Prophylaxis?

AUTHOR(S)
Carey, William
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2009, Vol. 104 Issue 9, p2136
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examines the risk of primary bleeding prophylaxis to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis manifesting small esophageal varices. The study utilized the Child-Pugh score in measuring the extent of liver disease. It also identified that beta blocker therapy, esophageal band ligation, and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) help in reducing first variceal hemorrhage.
ACCESSION #
44012419

 

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