36. Portal Hypertensive Bleeding

  1. John WD McDonald Professor of Medicine3,
  2. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist4,
  3. Brian G Feagan Professor of Medicine3 and
  4. M Brian Fennerty Professor of Medicine5
  1. Christos Triantos1,4,
  2. John Goulis2 and
  3. Andrew K Burroughs Professor of Hepatology Consultant Physician/Hepatologist4

Published Online: 22 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch36

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Triantos, C., Goulis, J. and Burroughs, A. K. (2010) Portal Hypertensive Bleeding, in Evidence-Based Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Third Edition (eds J. W. McDonald, A. K. Burroughs, B. G. Feagan and M. B. Fennerty), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314403.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Unit, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

  3. 5

    Oregon Health and Science University, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Portland, Oregon, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Patras, Greece

  2. 2

    Fourth Department of Medicine, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

  3. 4

    The Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181938

Online ISBN: 9781444314403

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Keywords:

  • Portal hypertensive bleeding;
  • Randomized controlled trials for prevention of first variceal bleeding;
  • Prediction of the presence and development of esophageal varices;
  • Variceal ligation versus non active treatment;
  • Shunt surgery versus non-active treatment;
  • Sclerotherapy versus non-active treatment;
  • Prevention of the development and growth of varices;
  • transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS);
  • pooled odds ratios (POR);
  • The hepatic vein pressure gradient (HVPG)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • 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 other 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

  • Conclusion

  • Summary

  • References