UK guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/594043
Title:
UK guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients
Authors:
Tripathi, D.; Stanley, A. J.; Hayes, P. C.; Patch, D.; Millson, C.; Mehrzad, H.; Austin, A.; Ferguson, J. W.; Olliff, S. P.; Hudson, M.; Christie, John Michael
Abstract:
These updated guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) under the auspices of the liver section of the BSG. The original guidelines which this document supersedes were written in 2000 and have undergone extensive revision by 13 members of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG). The GDG comprises elected members of the BSG liver section, representation from British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) and Liver QuEST, a nursing representative and a patient representative. The quality of evidence and grading of recommendations was appraised using the AGREE II tool.The nature of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients with its complex range of complications makes rigid guidelines inappropriate. These guidelines deal specifically with the management of varices in patients with cirrhosis under the following subheadings: (1) primary prophylaxis; (2) acute variceal haemorrhage; (3) secondary prophylaxis of variceal haemorrhage; and (4) gastric varices. They are not designed to deal with (1) the management of the underlying liver disease; (2) the management of variceal haemorrhage in children; or (3) variceal haemorrhage from other aetiological conditions.
Citation:
Gut. 2015 Nov;64(11):1680-704.
Publisher:
BMJ
Journal:
Gut
Issue Date:
1-Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/594043
DOI:
10.1136/gutjnl-2015-309262
PubMed ID:
25887380
Additional Links:
http://gut.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=25887380
Note:
This article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1468-3288
Appears in Collections:
2015 RD&E publications; Gastroenterology

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dc.contributor.authorTripathi, D.en
dc.contributor.authorStanley, A. J.en
dc.contributor.authorHayes, P. C.en
dc.contributor.authorPatch, D.en
dc.contributor.authorMillson, C.en
dc.contributor.authorMehrzad, H.en
dc.contributor.authorAustin, A.en
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, J. W.en
dc.contributor.authorOlliff, S. P.en
dc.contributor.authorHudson, M.en
dc.contributor.authorChristie, John Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:39:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:39:01Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11-01en
dc.identifier.citationGut. 2015 Nov;64(11):1680-704.en
dc.identifier.issn1468-3288en
dc.identifier.pmid25887380en
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/gutjnl-2015-309262en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/594043en
dc.description.abstractThese updated guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage have been commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) under the auspices of the liver section of the BSG. The original guidelines which this document supersedes were written in 2000 and have undergone extensive revision by 13 members of the Guidelines Development Group (GDG). The GDG comprises elected members of the BSG liver section, representation from British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) and Liver QuEST, a nursing representative and a patient representative. The quality of evidence and grading of recommendations was appraised using the AGREE II tool.The nature of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients with its complex range of complications makes rigid guidelines inappropriate. These guidelines deal specifically with the management of varices in patients with cirrhosis under the following subheadings: (1) primary prophylaxis; (2) acute variceal haemorrhage; (3) secondary prophylaxis of variceal haemorrhage; and (4) gastric varices. They are not designed to deal with (1) the management of the underlying liver disease; (2) the management of variceal haemorrhage in children; or (3) variceal haemorrhage from other aetiological conditions.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherBMJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://gut.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=25887380en
dc.titleUK guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patientsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalGuten
dc.description.noteThis article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.en
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