Nadolol and isosorbide prevented recurrent variceal bleeding better than did endoscopic ligation in cirrhosis

Nietsch, Hubert H.; Kowdley, Kris V.
May 2002
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2002, Vol. 136 Issue 3, p94
Academic Journal
Comments on a study which compared endoscopic ligation with combined treatment with Nadolol and Isosorbide mononitrate to prevent recurrent variceal bleeding ortix. Outcome measures; Comparison of the effectiveness of a combined pharmacologic approach and endoscopic ligation in preventing recurrent variceal bleeding; Incidence of portal hypertensive gastropathy; Factors which limit aggressive pharmacological portal pressure reduction.


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