Octreotide for acute esophageal variceal bleeding: a meta-analysis.

  title={Octreotide for acute esophageal variceal bleeding: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Douglas A. Corley and John P. Cello and Wayne O Adkisson and Winston Ko and Karla Kerlikowske},
  volume={120 4},
BACKGROUND & AIMS Studies of octreotide have not demonstrated a consistent benefit in efficacy or safety compared with conventional therapies. This study statistically pooled existing trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of octreotide for esophageal variceal hemorrhage. METHODS We identified randomized trials of octreotide for variceal hemorrhage from computerized databases, scientific meeting abstracts, and the manufacturer of octreotide. Blinded reviewers abstracted the data, and a… CONTINUE READING


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Octreotide for acute esophageal variceal bleeding : a meta - analysis

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