An evidence-based medicine approach to beta-blocker therapy in patients with cirrhosis.

@article{Talwalkar2004AnEM,
  title={An evidence-based medicine approach to beta-blocker therapy in patients with cirrhosis.},
  author={Jayant Talwalkar and Patrick Sequeira Kamath},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={116 11},
  pages={759-66}
}
Disease management strategies have gained attention in recent years because of their potential to improve health-related quality of life and prevent excessive resource use. Despite recognition as an important cause of mortality, cirrhosis with portal hypertension has not been widely discussed as a condition amenable to planned care management. Given the effect of variceal hemorrhage as the most immediate life-threatening complication of portal hypertension, a number of high-quality controlled… CONTINUE READING