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REBEL Cast Ep82: Timing of Endoscopy for UGIB

Background: Upper endoscopy allows for the identification of the source of bleeding as well as hemostatic treatment for actively bleeding lesions In patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB).  Definitive treatment with endoscopic hemostatic treatment can potentially stop bleeding in high-risk …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

Episode 36 – Resuscitate Before You Endoscopate?

Background: Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is a commonly seen complaint in the ED.  Currently, endoscopy is the standard therapy shown to not only help with diagnosis, but also risk stratify patients and potentially offer effective hemostatic treatment of acute nonvariceal …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalResuscitation

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Proton Pump Inhibitors in UGIB

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding remains a common reason for emergency department visits and is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and medical care costs. Often when these patients arrive, the classic IV-O2-Monitor is initiated and hemodynamic stability is assessed. One of the …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

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