Hepatobiliary pruritus: what are effective treatments?
Pruritus is a common symptom in patients with hepatobiliary disease. Numerous treatments have been attempted. We review published therapeutic trials for hepatobiliary pruritus and utilize statistical analysis to evaluate treatment results. Randomized placebo-controlled studies show cholestyramine, rifampin, naloxone, S-adenosylmethionine, prednisolone, and propofol to be effective. Suggestions for future studies of the treatment of hepatobiliary puruitus are proposed.
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Connolly, Coyle; Kantor, G R; and Menduke, H, "Hepatobiliary pruritus: what are effective treatments?" (1995). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1406.