Use of early-TIPS for high-risk variceal bleeding: Results of a post-RCT surveillance study

Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagán, Marco Di Pascoli, Karel Caca, Wim Laleman, Cristophe Bureau, Beate Appenrodt, Angelo Luca, Alexander Zipprich, Juan G. Abraldes, Frederik Nevens, Jean Pierre Vinel, Tilman Sauerbruch, Jaime Bosch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Background & Aims: In a recent randomized international clinical trial (RCT) in high-risk cirrhotic patients with acute variceal bleeding, the early use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) was associated with marked and significant reductions in both treatment failure and mortality. The aim of this study was to confirm these results in clinical practice in the same centers of the RCT study. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients admitted for acute variceal bleeding and high risk of treatment failure (Child C

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hepatology
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Portal hypertension
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Use of early-TIPS for high-risk variceal bleeding: Results of a post-RCT surveillance study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Garcia-Pagán, J. C., Di Pascoli, M., Caca, K., Laleman, W., Bureau, C., Appenrodt, B., Luca, A., Zipprich, A., Abraldes, J. G., Nevens, F., Vinel, J. P., Sauerbruch, T., & Bosch, J. (2013). Use of early-TIPS for high-risk variceal bleeding: Results of a post-RCT surveillance study. Journal of Hepatology, 58(1), 45-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2012.08.020