Research Article

A prospective randomised controlled clinical trial comparing somatostatin and vasopressin in controlling acute variceal haemorrhage.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.290.6464.275 (Published 26 January 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;290:275
  1. S A Jenkins,
  2. J N Baxter,
  3. W Corbett,
  4. P Devitt,
  5. J Ware,
  6. R Shields

    Abstract

    Twenty two patients were entered into a randomised controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy of somatostatin and vasopressin in controlling acute variceal haemorrhage. Somatostatin was significantly more successful in controlling acute variceal haemorrhage than vasopressin (p = 0.003). Furthermore, no complications were observed during treatment with somatostatin.