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Endoscopic Band Ligation (EBL) Versus Propranolol for Primary Prophylaxis of Variceal Bleeding

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Current guidelines recommend prophylactic treatment with propranolol or endoscopic band ligation (EBL) to prevent variceal bleeding in patients with medium or large varices. However, it is unclear which treatment is more useful in regard to prevention of variceal bleeding as well as safety. In addition, the efficacy and safety of the combination of EBL and propranolol is not still defined. This study is performed to compare the efficacy and safety of EBL, propranolol, and EBL combined with propranolol in patients with medium or large varices.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Variceal Bleeding

Intervention

Endoscopic band ligation, Propranolol, endoscopic band ligation and propranolol

Location

Korea University Anam Hospital
Seoul
Korea, Republic of
136-705

Status

Recruiting

Source

Korea University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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