International Journal of Hepatology / 2011 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

Improved Survival with the Patients with Variceal Bleed

Table 2

Antibiotics preventing mortality in acute variceal bleed.

AuthorOutcomeDrugDrugRelative riskCI

Gulberg et al. [34]Bacterial infectionCeftriaxone 1 gm (1/40)Ceftriaxone 2 gm (1/42)1.050.11–9.80
Lata et al. [35]MortalityAmpicillin and sulbactam 3 g (12/21)Norfloxacin 800 mg (7/25)2.040.98–4.23
Fernández et al. [36]MortalityCeftriaxone 1 g (8/54)Norfloxacin 800 mg (6/57)1.410.52–3.79

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