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Outcome in decompensated alcoholic cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding.

Authors
  • Krige, Jake E J1
  • Kotze, Urda K
  • Sayed, Rauf
  • Burmeister, Sean
  • Bernon, Marc
  • Chinnery, Galya
  • 1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. Cape Town. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Publication Date
May 23, 2012
Volume
102
Issue
6
Pages
554–557
Identifiers
PMID: 22668962
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite initial control of variceal haemorrhage, 1 in 6 patients (17%) rebled during the first hospital admission. Survival (79.2%) was influenced by the severity of liver failure, with most deaths occurring in C-P grade C patients.

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