Chapter 31. Portal Hypertensive Bleeding

  1. John WD McDonald1,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs2 and
  3. Brian G Feagan3
  1. John Goulis and
  2. Andrew K Burroughs

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987025.ch31

Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Goulis, J. and Burroughs, A. K. (2004) Portal Hypertensive Bleeding, in Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Second Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs and B. G. Feagan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987025.ch31

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Gastroenterology Service, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Consultant Physician/Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Gastroenterology Service, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 10 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917515

Online ISBN: 9780470987025

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Keywords:

  • portal hypertensive bleeding;
  • variceal bleeding;
  • sclerotherapy;
  • shunt surgery;
  • nitrates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Natural history: prediction of the risk of bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials for prevention of first variceal bleeding

  • Outcome of acute variceal bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials for the treatment of acute variceal bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials of vasoactive drug treatment of acute variceal bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials of emergency sclerotherapy in the management of acute variceal bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials of emergency surgery in the management of acute variceal bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials of novel endoscopic therapies in the management of acute variceal bleeding

  • Gastric varices

  • Uncontrolled variceal bleeding

  • Prevention of recurrent variceal bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials for the prevention of variceal re-bleeding

  • Randomized controlled trials of surgical therapy

  • Summary