Improved survival after variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis over the past two decades.

@article{Carbonell2004ImprovedSA,
  title={Improved survival after variceal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis over the past two decades.},
  author={Nicolas Carbonell and Arnaud Pauwels and Lawrence D Serfaty and Olivier Fourdan and Victor George L{\'e}vy and Raoul Poupon},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={652-9}
}
Over the past two decades, new treatment modalities have been introduced for the management of variceal bleeding. The aim of this retrospective study in a single center was to assess whether these treatments have improved the prognosis for cirrhotic patients with variceal bleeding. We reviewed the clinical records of all patients with cirrhosis admitted to our Liver Intensive Care Unit due to variceal bleeding during the years 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000. Whereas balloon tamponade was… CONTINUE READING

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