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Modern management of oesophageal varices.

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Haemorrhage from oesophageal varices is a life threatening emergency with a mortality rate in the order of 30%-50%. In the last three decades there have been many advances in the treatment and prevention of variceal bleeding. Over recent years the introduction of new pharmaceutical agents that reduce portal pressure, endoscopic variceal ligation, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, and the availability of liver transplantation have further increased the therapeutic options availabl...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/pmj.77.904.75
Journal:
Postgraduate medical journal More from this journal
Volume:
77
Issue:
904
Pages:
75-81
Publication date:
2001-02-01
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EISSN:
1469-0756
ISSN:
0032-5473
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:171755
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uuid:aca30ded-4d93-46bc-b225-235a890f8eb4
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171755
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2012-12-19

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