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A commonsense approach to esophageal varices.
Clin Liver Dis. 2006 Aug; 10(3):613-25, x.CL

Abstract

Variceal hemorrhage is one of the most serious complications of portal hypertension and cirrhosis and is associated with a mortality of at least 20% at 6 weeks, despite improvements in therapy over the last decade. Variceal hemorrhage predisposes cirrhotic patients to worsening hepatic decompensation, infection, or renal insufficiency, which contribute to mortality. Providing primary prophylaxis against first variceal hemorrhage, general management of an acute bleeding episode, and treatment after variceal hemorrhage--mainly prevention of rebleeding--are equally important components of care for the cirrhotic patient who has gastroesophageal varices. This article describes a practical approach to the management of cirrhotic patients who have gastroesophageal varices.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Digestive Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 1080 LMP, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17162231

Citation

Longacre, Anna V., and Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao. "A Commonsense Approach to Esophageal Varices." Clinics in Liver Disease, vol. 10, no. 3, 2006, pp. 613-25, x.
Longacre AV, Garcia-Tsao G. A commonsense approach to esophageal varices. Clin Liver Dis. 2006;10(3):613-25, x.
Longacre, A. V., & Garcia-Tsao, G. (2006). A commonsense approach to esophageal varices. Clinics in Liver Disease, 10(3), 613-25, x.
Longacre AV, Garcia-Tsao G. A Commonsense Approach to Esophageal Varices. Clin Liver Dis. 2006;10(3):613-25, x. PubMed PMID: 17162231.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A commonsense approach to esophageal varices. AU - Longacre,Anna V, AU - Garcia-Tsao,Guadalupe, PY - 2006/12/13/pubmed PY - 2007/2/23/medline PY - 2006/12/13/entrez SP - 613-25, x JF - Clinics in liver disease JO - Clin Liver Dis VL - 10 IS - 3 N2 - Variceal hemorrhage is one of the most serious complications of portal hypertension and cirrhosis and is associated with a mortality of at least 20% at 6 weeks, despite improvements in therapy over the last decade. Variceal hemorrhage predisposes cirrhotic patients to worsening hepatic decompensation, infection, or renal insufficiency, which contribute to mortality. Providing primary prophylaxis against first variceal hemorrhage, general management of an acute bleeding episode, and treatment after variceal hemorrhage--mainly prevention of rebleeding--are equally important components of care for the cirrhotic patient who has gastroesophageal varices. This article describes a practical approach to the management of cirrhotic patients who have gastroesophageal varices. SN - 1089-3261 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17162231/A_commonsense_approach_to_esophageal_varices_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1089-3261(06)00032-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -