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Prospective comparison of two Sengstaken tubes in the management of patients with variceal haemorrhage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6968705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the efficacy of two oesophageal tamponade tubes, 28 patients with endoscopically proven actively bleeding varices were randomly allocated to be intubated with either a newly available 4-lumen tube incorporating an extra lumen for oesophageal suction, or the modified 3-lumen Sengstaken tube. The patients and the nursing staff preferred using the 4-lumen tube and both aspiration pneumonias and balloon dysfunction occurred less frequently. Variceal haemorrhage was successfully controlled for the first 12 hours in most patients in the two treatment groups, although the incidence of re-bleeding at 48 hours after the tube had been deflated was high.
K Mitchell; D B Silk; R Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gut     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0017-5749     ISO Abbreviation:  Gut     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-16     Completed Date:  1981-01-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985108R     Medline TA:  Gut     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Esophageal Diseases / therapy*
Esophagus* / blood supply*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / therapy
Intubation / instrumentation*,  methods
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Varicose Veins / therapy*

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