EFFECT OF PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH ESOPHAGEAL AND GASTRIC VARICEAL BLEEDING
Summary. The aim of the study was to evaluate the dynamics of changes in the quality of life of patients with liver cirrhosis complicated by esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding while taking phosphatidylcholine.
Materials and methods. 62 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of liver cirrhosis complicated by esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups – main group (32 patients, standard therapy, supplemented with phosphatidylcholine) and comparison group (30 patients, standard therapy). The quality of life was assessed by syndrome on days 1st-2nd, 7th and 30th.
Results. The intensity of the studied syndromes at the beginning of the study did not differ significantly in both groups. In patients of the main group, there was a tendency to a more rapid progressive decrease in the intensity of the studied parameters both during their stay in the hospital and after discharge. The improvement in the quality of life after the discharge of patients of main group from the hospital is associated with the continuation of the course of taking the capsule form of phosphatidylcholine.
Conclusions. Prescribing of phosphatidylcholine to patients with liver cirrhosis complicated by esophageal and gastric variceal bleeding can significantly improve the quality of life.
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