Cost of preventing variceal rebleeding with transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunt and distal splenorenal shunt.

@article{Boyer2008CostOP,
  title={Cost of preventing variceal rebleeding with transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunt and distal splenorenal shunt.},
  author={Thomas Boyer and John Michael Henderson and Adrienne M Heerey and Susana S Arrigain and Vicky Konig and Jason Connor and Kareem M. Abu-Elmagd and John R. Galloway and Layton F. Rikkers and Lennox J. Jeffers},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={407-14}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS We examined the cost and cost effectiveness of distal splenorenal shunt (DSRS) and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in the prevention of variceal rebleeding. METHODS Patients participated in a randomized controlled trial comparing DSRS to TIPS. Quality of life (QOL) was measured using SF-36 preceding randomization and… CONTINUE READING