Evaluation and management of gastrointestinal bleeding.
Dis Mon. 2018 Mar 07;:
Authors: Samuel R, Bilal M, Tayyem O, Guturu P
Non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The most common causes include peptic ulcer disease, Mallory-Weiss syndrome, erosive gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis, malignancy, angiodysplasias and Dieulafoy's lesion. Initial assessment and early aggressive resuscitation significantly improves outcomes. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy continues to be the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment. We present a comprehensive review of literature for the evaluation and management of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
PMID: 29525375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]