Advances in management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding


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Abstract

Purpose of reviewTo review new advances in managing nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage.Recent findingsImplementation of various scoring systems in combination with video capsule endoscopy assists in stratifying and managing nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. New techniques such as thermocoagulation and hemoclips are useful to treat bleeding.SummaryThe advancement of methods and procedures in managing nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding has decreased mortality of patients presenting with this type of hemorrhage. In this chapter, we will be discussing various scores to stratify nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding and techniques to stop bleeding.

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