from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or caused by a varix or varices: variceal hemorrhage.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a varix (or varices)


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  • We treated her varices with an endoscopic procedure called variceal banding the bleeding veins are tied off, or ligated, with a rubber-band-deploying device, and we got her ascites under control with diuretics and salt restriction.


  • Beta blockers should be the first line of prevention against variceal bleeding in patients with cirr ...


  • AUGIB is a common medical emergency, usually caused by bleeding from ulcers in the stomach or from veins (variceal bleeds) in the gullet (oesophagus). - latest science and technology news stories

  • Moreover, varices frequently recur after variceal obliteration achieved by EVL and beta blockers were documented to be able to reduce variceal recurrence.

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  • Patients in the combined group received regular ligation treatment at an interval of 4 weeks until variceal obliteration.

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  • Beta blockers are generally considered the treatment of choice for prophylaxis of first variceal bleeding.

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  • Esophageal variceal bleeding occurred in 10 patients (14%) in the combined group and 9 patients (13%) in nadolol group.

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  • The World Gastroenterology Organization practice guideline for esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis and medium or large varices, but no hemorrhage, recommends nonselective beta blockers (propranolol or nadolol) or endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) for prevention of first variceal hemorrhage for patients at highest risk, and propranolol or nadolol for those who are not high risk or in whom EVL is not tolerated.

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  • A noninvasive method, beta blockers are able to reduce portal pressure, thus reducing the risk of variceal bleeding.

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  • A controlled trial conducted by researchers at the E-DA Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, suggests that a combination of band ligation and nadolol may not be the most effective prophylaxis for first variceal bleeding resulting from cirrhosis.

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