Evaluation and management of variceal bleeding.
Dis Mon. 2018 Mar 07;:
Authors: Tayyem O, Bilal M, Samuel R, Merwat SK
Acute variceal bleeding is one of the most fatal complications of cirrhosis and is responsible for about one-third of cirrhosis-related deaths. Therefore, every effort should be made to emergently resuscitate the patients, start pharmacotherapy as soon as possible and do endoscopic therapy in a timely manner. Despite the recent advances in treatment, mortality rate is still high. We provide a comprehensive review of evaluation and management of variceal bleeding.
PMID: 29525376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]