Evaluation and management of variceal bleeding

Obada Tayyem, Mohammad Bilal, Ronald Samuel, Sheharyar Merwat

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-320
Number of pages9
JournalDisease-a-Month
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Esophageal varices
  • Gastric varices
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Variceal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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