Moreye Nusbaum, M.D.; Stanley Baum, M.D.; William S. Blakemore, M.D.
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Experience with the selective infusion of small dosages of vasopressin directly through a catheter placed percutaneously in the superior mesenteric artery has resulted in the control of portal hypertension and hemorrhage in 10 of 11 patients. Variceal hemorrhage and portal hypertension was controlled promptly after the onset of the direct infusion of vasopressin, utilizing a continuous infusion pump. The infusions were maintained for 24 hr to 2 weeks without any complications at the catheter site with stabilization of liver function and hemodynamic status. Criteria for the establishment of the proper dosage and the monitoring of the portal pressure and splanchnic
Nusbaum M, Baum S, Blakemore WS. Control of Portal Hypertension by Selective Mesenteric Arterial Drug Infusion.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:794. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-794_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):794.
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