NSBBNon-Selective Beta Blocker (cardiology medication)
NSBBNatural State Brass Band (Little Rock, AR)
NSBBNon-Specific Beta-Blocker (cardiology)
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NSBBs are associated with poor survival in patients with refractory ascites and thus are contraindicated in these patients.
Endoscopic variceal ligation is an alternative to NSBBs for the primary prophylaxis of variceal hemorrhage in patients with medium to large varices.
systolic blood pressure <90 mm Hg, heart rate <55 beats per minute, fluid retention) have been associated with ISMN and NSBB combination therapies (Sharma, Kumar, Sharma, & Satin, 2009).
Carvedilol provides up to 20% HPVG reduction from baseline (Bosch, 2010), similar to the combination of ISMN and NSBB (Minano & Garcia-Tsao, 2010).
Also, because NSBBs increase bowel motility and reduce bacterial overgrowth, they decrease variceal bleeding triggers such as infection (Villanueva & Balanzo, 2008).
The NSBBs most commonly prescribed for primary prevention of variceal bleeding are propranolol hydrochloride (Inderal[R]) and nadolol (Corgard[R]).
NSBBs should be used cautiously in patients with diabetes because symptoms of hypoglycemia such as rapid heart rate may be masked.