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.

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BACKGROUND After variceal bleeding, cirrhotic patients should receive secondary prophylaxis. AIM To compare nadolol plus 5-isosorbide mononitrate (5-ISMN) with endoscopic band ligation. The end points were rebleeding, treatment failure and death. METHODS One hundred and nine cirrhotic patients with a recent variceal bleeding were randomized: nadolol… (More)

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