2010 - Early use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts improved outcomes in patients with cirrhosis and variceal bleeding

Korula, Jacob
October 2010
ACP Journal Club;10/19/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p5
Academic Journal
The article presents the findings of a medical study which aims to find out whether early treatment with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) is better than drug therapy plus endoscopic band ligation (DT-EBL) in high-risk patients with cirrhosis. Undertaken by J.C. Garcéa-Pagén, it was conducted on 63 patients who had cirrhosis. It was seen that in such patients, early use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts reduced rebleeding and mortality.


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