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Early transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt in US patients hospitalized with acute esophageal variceal bleeding.

Authors
  • Njei, Basile1, 2
  • McCarty, Thomas R3
  • Laine, Loren1, 4
  • 1 Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • 2 Investigative Medicine Program, Yale Center of Clinical Investigation, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • 3 Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
  • 4 Veteran Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2017
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
852–858
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jgh.13593
PMID: 27624167
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Early preventive TIPS in patients with EVB and decompensated cirrhosis was associated with significant in-hospital reductions in rebleeding and mortality without a significant increase in encephalopathy in "real-world" US clinical practice.

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