Endoscopic variceal ligation against or in combination with vasoactive drugs for acute treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Roberts, Danielle, Mwebe, Herbert ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7692-7377 and Gurusamy, Kurinchi (2021) Endoscopic variceal ligation against or in combination with vasoactive drugs for acute treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopy - Supplement - volume 53 issue S 01. In: ESGE Days 2021, 25-27 Mar 2021, Virtual. . ISSN 0013-726X [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1055/s-0041-1724546)

Abstract

Variceal haemorrhage is the commonest life-threatening complication of liver cirrhosis. Current guidelines recommend endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) in combination with vasoactive drugs as first-line treatment; yet this is without a firm direct evidence-base. We aimed to assess the comparative benefits and harms of EVL against or in combination with vasoactive drugs (terlipressin, somatostatin, octreotide, vapreotide) for the treatment of acute oesophageal variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 35107
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Depositing User: Herbert Mwebe
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 11:09
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 11:09
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35107

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