6. Pre-primary and Primary Prophylaxis: What Has Been Done?

  1. Roberto de Franchis MD, AGAF Professor of Gastroenterology Head
  1. Carlo Merkel MD Associate Professor1,
  2. Manuela Merli MD Associate Professor2 and
  3. Alessandra Dell'Era MD, PhD Assistant Professor3

Published Online: 17 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch6

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Merkel, C., Merli, M. and Dell'Era, A. (2011) Pre-primary and Primary Prophylaxis: What Has Been Done?, in Portal Hypertension V: Proceedings of the Fifth Baveno International Consensus Workshop, Fifth Edition (ed R. de Franchis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393989.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Department of Medical Sciences, University of Milan, and Gastroenterology 3 Unit, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hepatic Haemodynamic Laboratory and Clinica Medica 5, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padua, Padova, Italy

  2. 2

    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

  3. 3

    Department of Medical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Foundation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334494

Online ISBN: 9781444393989

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Keywords:

  • pre-primary and primary prophylaxis;
  • pre-primary and primary prophylaxis - and What Has Been Done;
  • history of treatment of portal hypertension - characterized by initial phase;
  • non-selective beta-blockers (NSBB) - in rebleeding prevention;
  • pre-primary prophylaxis - in portal hypertension;
  • starting prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in patients - small oesophageal varices at low risk of bleeding;
  • primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding;
  • Baveno III, experts' focus - on methods to monitor beta-blockade;
  • recent RCT, comparing carvedilol - with endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL);
  • Baveno II (1995), endoscopic techniques - for primary prophylaxis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pre-primary prophylaxis in portal hypertension

  • Primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding

  • Conclusions

  • References