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      Meta-analysis: vasoactive medications for the management of acute variceal bleeds.

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          Vasoactive medications such as vasopressin, somatostatin and their analogues (terlipressin, vapreotide and octreotide) are commonly used for the treatment of acute variceal bleeding. However, the risks and benefits of these interventions are not well understood.

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          Journal
          Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther.
          Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics
          Wiley-Blackwell
          1365-2036
          0269-2813
          Jun 2012
          : 35
          : 11
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.
          Article
          10.1111/j.1365-2036.2012.05088.x
          22486630

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