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), pp. 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.

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ISSNs: 1747-4884 (print)
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Keywords: liver disease, haemorrhage, varices, oesophagus
ePrint ID: 27200
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:31
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/27200

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