Comparative study between nadolol and 5-isosorbide mononitrate vs. endoscopic band ligation plus sclerotherapy in the prevention of variceal rebleeding in cirrhotic patients: a randomized controlled trial.
After variceal bleeding, cirrhotic patients should receive secondary prophylaxis.
To compare nadolol plus 5-isosorbide mononitrate (5-ISMN) with endoscopic band ligation. The end points were rebleeding, treatment failure and death.
One hundred and nine cirrhotic patients with a recent variceal bleeding were randomized: nadolol… (More)