Emergency management of acute variceal haemorrhage
Khakoo, S.I. and Rosenberg, W.M.C. (2003) Emergency management of acute variceal haemorrhage. Acute Medicine, 2, (2), 58-63.
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Variceal haemorrhage is a life-threatening condition requiring prompt emergency therapy. This paper summarises the key aspects of management of this condition in the acute setting, including airway management, fluid resuscitation, and pharmacotherapy. The value of therapeutic endoscopy, balloon tamponade and radiological shunt procedures are also highlighted.
|Keywords:||liver disease, haemorrhage, varices, oesophagus|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RD Surgery
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Infection, Inflammation and Repair
|Date Deposited:||31 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:46|
|Contact Email Address:||S.I.Khakoo@soton.ac.uk|
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