Outcome After Injection Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Variceal Bleeding in Patients with Liver cirrhosis and COPD

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Rukhsana Javed Farooqi
Javed Iqbal Farooqi
Masood ur Rehman
Hameed Ahmad
Farooq Ahmad
Sultan Gul

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to find out the outcome after variceal bleeding in patients with leiver cirrhosis and COPD. This retrospective study was conducted in Gastroenterology unit HMC, peshawar and Saidu Hospital Swat from June 1998 to December 2002. The study group comprised cirrhotic and COPD patients treated with endoscopic sclerotherapy for esophageal bleeding. We conclude that occurrenece of variceal bleeding is associated with high morbidity and the frequent development of life threatening complications in patients with liver cirrhosis and COPD. Hepatitc encephalopathy, rebleeding. renal failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma are the main risk factors.

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Farooqi RJ, Farooqi JI, Rehman M ur, Ahmad H, Ahmad F, Gul S. Outcome After Injection Sclerotherapy for Esophageal Variceal Bleeding in Patients with Liver cirrhosis and COPD. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 7 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];19(1). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/968
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