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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 (22) pp. 1469-1475. 10.1056/NEJM198906013202207.

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Abstract

PATIENTS with portal hypertension and esophageal varices are grouped in one of two categories when long-term care is being considered: those who have had variceal bleeding, in whom the treatment is considered therapeutic and the aim is to prevent recurrent bleeding, and those with varices that have not yet bled, in whom the treatment is considered prophylactic. The aim in the latter patients is to prevent the first episode of bleeding, with its attendant high mortality. Long-Term Therapeutic Management after Variceal Bleeding Although it is generally agreed that therapy is required to prevent further episodes of variceal bleeding, because each… © 1989, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Controversies in the Management of Bleeding Esophageal Varices
DOI: 10.1056/NEJM198906013202207
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/493500
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