Double-blind randomized controlled trial comparing terlipressin and somatostatin for acute variceal hemorrhage. Variceal Bleeding Study Group.

@article{Feu1996DoubleblindRC,
  title={Double-blind randomized controlled trial comparing terlipressin and somatostatin for acute variceal hemorrhage. Variceal Bleeding Study Group.},
  author={Faust Feu and Luis Ruiz del Arbol and Rafael Ba{\~n}ares and Ruben Victor Rial Planas and J Bosch},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={111 5},
  pages={
          1291-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Terlipressin and somatostatin decrease portal pressure and have been used to treat variceal hemorrhage, but they have not been adequately compared. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of these drugs in the treatment of variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients. METHODS Of 161 patients with variceal bleeding. 80 were randomized to receive (double-blind) intravenous terlipressin (2 mg/4 h) and 81 to receive somatostatin (continuous infusion of 250… CONTINUE READING
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