TITLE

OUTCOME OF ACUTE NON-VARICEAL UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) BLEEDING IN RELATION TO THE TIME OF ENDOSCOPY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF THE OPERATOR: A TWO YEAR SURVEY

AUTHOR(S)
Parente, F.; Anderloni, A.; Borgiggia, S.; Imbesi, V.; Gallus, S.; Porro, G. B.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common cause of hospitalisation requiring urgent endoscopy. Several clinical and endoscopic score systems have been used to risk stratify patients and predict outcome, but time of endoscopy and operator's experience have received so far little attention as possible variables. Authors therefore aimed to assess prospectively the impact of endoscopy timing and staff experience on outcome of non-variceal upper GI bleeders in a large tertiary referral centre. Endoscopist's experience is an important prognostic factor for acute non-voriceal upper Gl bleeding. Urgent endoscopy should be therefore undertaken only by highly experienced operators as less expert staff tend to underestimate some risk lesions with a negative influence on hemostasis.
ACCESSION #
13218853

 

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