Nov
2003

An assessment of the management of acute bleeding varices: a multicenter prospective member-based study.

Sorbi D, Gostout CJ, Peura D, et al.
Am J Gastroenterol 2003;98(11):2424-2434.
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The survey gives a good and very detailed overview about cause and current management of acute bleeding varices including rebleeding and lethality. However, no data except the amount of blood products is given about the indication and need of blood components as well as influence of therapy with blood components on outcome. In addition, no information on hemostasis and use
of antifibrinolytics, etc., are presented.

Volker Kretschmer