Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Marcie Feinman, Elliott R. Haut

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Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding remains a commonly encountered diagnosis for acute care surgeons. Initial stabilization and resuscitation of patients is imperative. Stable patients can have initiation of medical therapy and localization of the bleeding, whereas persistently unstable patients require emergent endoscopic or operative intervention. Minimally invasive techniques have surpassed surgery as the treatment of choice for most upper GI bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-53
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal varices
  • Ulcer disease
  • Upper gastrointestinal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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