The organ extraction and splanchnic haemodynamic effects of octreotide in cirrhotic patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Intravenous octreotide is an established treatment of oesophageal variceal haemorrhage in the cirrhotic patient. AIM To examine the organ extraction and splanchnic haemodynamic effects of octreotide in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension. METHODS Thirteen patients with cirrhosis had hepatic venous catheterization performed. Hepatic… (More)

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