Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment by Karen E. Kim
By Karen E. Kim
Major specialists within the fields of gastroenterology, surgical procedure, and radiology comprehensively assessment the pathophysiology, prognosis, administration, and therapy of acute bleeding problems of the GI tract. The authors holiday down acute bleeding into higher and reduce GI tract assets and supply a differential prognosis for every illness, evidence-based algorithms for medical perform, therapy modalities for its administration, and criteria of care. The authors define the various dilemmas confronted through physicians of their method of their sufferers, reminiscent of localization of the bleeding resource (upper vs lower), the necessity and timing for emergency endoscopy, and the timing for radiologic intervention and/or surgical procedure.
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With a gastric ulcer, on the other hand, the pain may be triggered and not relieved by Chapter 3 / Peptic Ulcer Disease 37 food. Vomiting is unusual with uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease, but when it occurs, it often leads to pain relief. DIAGNOSIS Since history may not accurately predict ulcer disease, diagnostic testing is often necessary. Upper GI endoscopy [esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD)] is the most accurate test for diagnosing ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. A study comparing double-contrast barium upper GI X-rays with endoscopy found the diagnostic accuracy of upper GI series to be 65% and that of endoscopy 88% (7).
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