Regional survey on the management of esophageal variceal hemorrhage

A. J. Stanley, J. F. Dillon, P. C. Hayes

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    Abstract

    A guestionnaire was sent to 116 consultant gastroenterologists in Scotland and North-East England to assess their management of oesophageal variceal haemorrhage. Most respondents (58%) dealt with 1 treatment) and if bleeding continued, transection, TIPSS and shunt surgery were considered by 44.5%, 27% and 6%. Sclerotherapy was used for primary and secondary prophylaxis by 11% and 75.5%, and beta-blockers by 17.5% and 49.5% respectively. A wide variation in the management of variceal haemorrhage therefore exists. Most clinicians do not attempt to prevent primary variceal bleeds, with only a minority using beta-blockers but a significant number using sclerotherapy in this situation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-150
    Number of pages2
    JournalScottish Medical Journal
    Volume40
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

    Keywords

    • Oesophageal varices
    • survey
    • variceal haemorrhage

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