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Controversies in the Management of Bleeding Esophageal Varices

Terblanche, J; Burroughs, AK; Hobbs, KEF; (1989) Controversies in the Management of Bleeding Esophageal Varices. New England Journal of Medicine , 320 (21) pp. 1393-1398. 10.1056/NEJM198905253202107.

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Abstract

THIS two-part article briefly presents the current understanding of both emergency management of actively bleeding esophageal varices and long-term care of varices that have bled and those that have never bled. Esophageal varices result from portal hypertension, which in turn has a number of possible causes. Their prevalence varies geographically. The most common cause of portal hypertension worldwide is probably schistosomiasis. The prognosis is usually good with the proper treatment, but the condition is rare in Western countries. Western patients, whose portal hypertension is usually caused by alcoholic cirrhosis, tend to have a poor prognosis, with few surviving for more…. © 1989, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Controversies in the Management of Bleeding Esophageal Varices
DOI: 10.1056/NEJM198905253202107
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/493498
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