Octreotide or conventional therapy for variceal haemorrhage

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Jahanzeb Khan
Gulali Wali Khan
Parwez Khan
Muhammad Ali Khan
Lubna Hassan


To study whether octreotide is more effective than conventional conservative management for treating bleeding oesophageal varices and to know whether ocreotide has any beneficial effect on survivial patients suspected of bleeding from oesophageal varices and having cirrhosis of the liver patients admitted in the department of medicine. Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar were studied. Withing the limited power of this study we were unable to show a clinical benefit of octreotide in the emergency treatment of bleeding oesophageal varices. moreover, the mortality rate was recorded to the higher in the octreotide group.

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Khan J, Khan GW, Khan P, Khan MA, Hassan L. Octreotide or conventional therapy for variceal haemorrhage. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 12 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];13(2). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/657
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