Primary prophylaxis of gastric variceal bleeding comparing cyanoacrylate injection and beta-blockers: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Mishra2011PrimaryPO,
  title={Primary prophylaxis of gastric variceal bleeding comparing cyanoacrylate injection and beta-blockers: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Smruti Ranjan Mishra and Barjesh Chander Sharma and Ashish Kumar and Shiv Kumar Sarin},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={1161-7}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Gastric variceal bleeding is severe and is associated with high mortality. We compared the efficacy of cyanoacrylate injection and beta-blockers in primary prophylaxis of gastric variceal bleeding. METHODS Cirrhotics with large gastroesophageal varices type 2 with eradicated esophageal varices or large isolated gastric varix type 1, who had never bled from gastric varix, were randomised to cyanoacrylate injection (Group I, n=30), beta-blockers (Group II, n=29) or no… CONTINUE READING
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