Prospective randomised study of effect of octreotide on rebleeding from oesophageal varices after endoscopic ligation.

@article{Sung1995ProspectiveRS,
  title={Prospective randomised study of effect of octreotide on rebleeding from oesophageal varices after endoscopic ligation.},
  author={Joseph J. Y. Sung and Sydney S. C. Chung and Man Yee Yung and C. W. Lai and James Y W Lau and Yuk Tong Lee and Vincent King Sun Leung and Man Kay Li and Arthur Li},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1995},
  volume={346 8991-8992},
  pages={1666-9}
}
Up to a third of patients have early rebleeding from oesophageal varices after endoscopic variceal ligation. Octreotide infusion is effective for control of variceal bleeding. We investigated the efficacy of octreotide infusion as an adjunct to endoscopic variceal ligation to prevent early rebleeding from varices. 100 consecutive patients admitted with endoscopically confirmed oesophageal varices and active bleeding or signs of recent haemorrhage were randomly assigned endoscopic variceal… CONTINUE READING

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