Endoscopic Variceal Ligation plus Propranolol versus Endoscopic Variceal Ligation Alone in Primary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding

@article{Sarin2005EndoscopicVL,
  title={Endoscopic Variceal Ligation plus Propranolol versus Endoscopic Variceal Ligation Alone in Primary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding},
  author={Shiv Kumar Sarin and Manav Wadhawan and Shriram R Agarwal and Pankaj Tyagi and Barjesh Chander Sharma},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2005},
  volume={100},
  pages={797-804}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:The role of propranolol in addition to EVL in the prevention of first variceal bleed has not been evaluated. This prospective randomized controlled trial compared endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) with propranolol and EVL alone in the prevention of first variceal bleed among patients with high-risk varices.PATIENTS AND METHODS:One hundred and forty-four consecutive patients with high-risk varices were randomly allocated to EVL plus propranolol (Gr I, n = 72) or EVL alone… CONTINUE READING
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