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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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Published date: 2003
Keywords: liver disease, haemorrhage, varices, oesophagus


Local EPrints ID: 27200
ISSN: 1747-4884
PURE UUID: 17e06391-9a1b-47b3-84cf-41720185ac10

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Date deposited: 31 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:05

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