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Banding ligation versus beta-blockers for primary prophylaxis of oesophageal variceal bleeding in children

  1. Juan Cristóbal Gana1,*,
  2. Lorena I Cifuentes2,
  3. Jaime Cerda3,
  4. Luis A Villarroel del Pino3,
  5. Alfredo Peña4,
  6. Marcela Rivera Cornejo5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010546

How to Cite

Gana JC, Cifuentes LI, Cerda J, Villarroel del Pino LA, Peña A, Rivera Cornejo M. Banding ligation versus beta-blockers for primary prophylaxis of oesophageal variceal bleeding in children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD010546. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010546.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Paediatrics, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Unit, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

  2. 2

    Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Division of Paediatrics, Evidence-based Health Care Programme, Santiago, Metroplitana, Chile

  3. 3

    Faculty of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Public Health, Santiago, Chile

  4. 4

    Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatrics, Santiago, Chile

  5. 5

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Biblioteca Biomedica, Sistema de Bibliotecas, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

*Juan Cristóbal Gana, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Unit, Division of Paediatrics, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 85 Lira, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, 8330074, Chile. jcgana@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the benefits and harms of banding ligation compared to any type of beta-blocker for primary prophylaxis of oesophageal variceal bleeding in children with chronic liver disease or portal vein thrombosis.