Propranolol reduces the rebleeding rate during endoscopic sclerotherapy before variceal obliteration

@article{Vinel1992PropranololRT,
  title={Propranolol reduces the rebleeding rate during endoscopic sclerotherapy before variceal obliteration},
  author={J. P. Vinel and H{\'e}rve Lamouliatte and Paul Cal{\`e}s and J M Combis and Dominique L. Roux and Herv{\'e} Desmorat and Bernard Prad{\`e}re and G Barjonet and Andr{\'e} Quinton},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1992},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={1760-3}
}
In patients treated with sclerotherapy, most rebleeding episodes are observed before variceal obliteration. This prospective randomized study aimed to assess if propranolol together with sclerotherapy could reduce the rebleeding rate before variceal obliteration. Seventy-five patients (59 male, 16 female; mean age, 54 +/- 15 years) with cirrhosis (from alcohol abuse in 91%) admitted with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, which was endoscopically proven to originate from ruptured esophageal… CONTINUE READING

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