Acute esophageal variceal bleeding: Current strategies and new perspectives.

@article{Augustn2010AcuteEV,
  title={Acute esophageal variceal bleeding: Current strategies and new perspectives.},
  author={Salvador August{\'i}n and Antonio Gonz{\'a}lez and Joan Genesc{\`a}},
  journal={World journal of hepatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 7},
  pages={261-74}
}
Management of acute variceal bleeding has greatly improved over recent years. Available data indicates that general management of the bleeding cirrhotic patient by an experienced multidisciplinary team plays a major role in the final outcome of this complication. It is currently recommended to combine pharmacological and endoscopic therapies for the initial treatment of the acute bleeding. Vasoactive drugs (preferable somatostatin or terlipressin) should be started as soon as a variceal… CONTINUE READING

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