Banding ligation versus nadolol and isosorbide mononitrate for the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding.

@article{Lo2002BandingLV,
  title={Banding ligation versus nadolol and isosorbide mononitrate for the prevention of esophageal variceal rebleeding.},
  author={G H Lo and Wen-Chi Chen and M R Chen and P T Hsu and C. K. Lin and W L Tsai and K T Lai},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={728-34}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS beta-blockers and banding ligation are effective in the prevention of variceal rebleeding. However, the relative efficacy and safety remains unresolved. METHODS One hundred twenty-one patients with a history of esophageal variceal bleeding were enrolled. Patients were randomized to undergo regular endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL group, 60 patients) until variceal obliteration, or drug therapy by using nadolol plus isosorbide mononitrate (N+I group, 61 patients) during the… CONTINUE READING

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