Incidence and risk factors of dysphagia after variceal band ligation

@article{Arasu2019IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors of dysphagia after variceal band ligation},
  author={Saraswathi Arasu and Hammad Bin Liaquat and Jaspreet Suri and Adam C. Ehrlich and Frank K Friedenberg},
  journal={Clinical and Molecular Hepatology},
  year={2019},
  volume={25},
  pages={374 - 380}
}
Background/Aims There is a lack of data on long-term morbidity, particularly dysphagia, following endoscopic variceal band ligation (EVL). The aim of this study are to assess the incidence of dysphagia and variables associated with this complication after EVL. Methods We identified individuals who completed at least one session of EVL as their sole treatment for varices from August 2012 to December 2017. Included patients achieved “complete eradication” of varices not requiring further therapy… Expand
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