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

Giannini, Edoardo G.
September 2009
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep2009, Vol. 104 Issue 9, p2132
Academic Journal
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.


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