TITLE

Pro: Cirrhotic Patients With Small Esophageal Varices Should Undergo Primary Prophylaxis

AUTHOR(S)
Giannini, Edoardo G.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2009, Vol. 104 Issue 9, p2132
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue concerning the risk of prophylactic intervention to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis with small esophageal varices. It cites that primary prophylaxis with beta-blockers is ideal in preventing high risk of bleeding in patients with small varices. It also suggests that primary prophylaxis with beta-blockers must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
ACCESSION #
44012422

 

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