TITLE

Gastro-intestinal bleeding

AUTHOR(S)
Mehta, Chirag; Chang, Joy
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
InnovAiT;May2009, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p300
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Acute gastro-intestinal (GI) bleeding is defined as bleeding into the GI tract. GI bleeding is a common medical problem that can vary in presentation from being an insidious chronic blood loss to being potentially life threatening. Although 80% of acute GI bleeds stop spontaneously, it is essential to determine the source of bleeding and establish a diagnosis in order to attempt to prevent a recurrence and so that the most appropriate management may be given in future episodes. Also, an accurate diagnosis will allow a patient to be treated optimally for the underlying condition.
ACCESSION #
44544547

 

Related Articles

  • Prevention of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Peterson, Walter L. // New England Journal of Medicine;2/10/94, Vol. 330 Issue 6, p428 

    Editorial. Comments on an article by Jensen and his colleagues in the February 10, 1994 issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine.' Evidence that long-term maintenance therapy with histamine H2-receptor antagonists significantly reduces the incidence of recurrent bleeding in patients who...

  • 155-15. RESTART WARFARIN IN PATIENT WITH GI BLEEDING?  // Cortlandt Forum;01/25/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p92 

    Answers a question about restarting warfarin therapy in an elderly black man who had experienced episodes of acute lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Success of previous anticoagulation with Coumadin; Risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation; Common reasons for not giving Coumadin in patients...

  • Drug treatment for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Brown, Collin; Rees, W.D.W. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/18/92, Vol. 304 Issue 6820, p135 

    Examines the efficacy of drug treatment for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Reduction of transfusion requirements, operation rates and overall mortality; Names of several drugs for treatment; Success rate of drugs used.

  • Intermittent Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Child: Leech Infestation. Rafeey, Mandana; Jabbari-Mogaddam, Yalda // Iranian Journal of Pediatrics;Dec2012, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p572 

    The article presents the case of a 9-year-old boy presented with 5-day history of nausea and vomiting of bloody material. An ear, nose and throat (ENT) examination showed the presence of a slimy black lesion, later detected as leech, in the pharynx. The leech was detached using a lidocaine...

  • Enteroscopic Diagnosis and Management of Small Bowel Diverticular Hemorrhage: A Multicenter Report from the Taiwan Association for the Study of Small Intestinal Diseases. Chen, Yang-Yuan; Chiu, Cheng-Tang; Hsu, Chen-Ming; Chen, Tsung-Hsing; Chiu, Yi-Chun; Chu, Yen-Chang; Chang, Chen-Wang; Wang, Hsiu-Po; Wu, Deng-Chyang; Huang, Tien-Yu; Yen, Hsu-Heng // Gastroenterology Research & Practice;8/13/2015, Vol. 2015, p1 

    Small bowel diverticulum is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The diagnosis and treatment of small bowel diverticular hemorrhage is clinically challenging before the development of deep enteroscopy. In this multicenter study from the Taiwan Association for the Study of Small Intestinal...

  • COMMENTARY. Hodgkin, Paul // British Journal of General Practice;Feb2008, Vol. 58 Issue 547, p130 

    The author focuses on gatekeeping in general practice. He states that gatekeeping is an effective way to increase the prevalence of serious disease in patients whom hospital doctors see. He adds that having effective gatekeepers make the diagnostic task of hospital doctors easier. He notes that...

  • Emergency arteriography in acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Irving, J.D.; Northfield, T.C. // British Medical Journal;4/17/1976, Vol. 1 Issue 6015, p929 

    Focuses on the emergency arteriography in acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Identification of the site of bleeding; Administration of intra-arterial vasoconstrictor infusion; Recommendation of the therapeutic use of arteriography in those patients with chronic ulcer.

  • Letter to the Editor re: Superselective arterial embolisation with a liquid polyvinyl alcohol copolymer in patients with acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Loffroy, Romaric; Rao, Pramod; Byung-Kook Kwak; Geschwind, Jean-François // European Radiology;Jan2011, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p213 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Superselective arterial embolisation with a liquid polyvinyl alcohol copolymer in patients with acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage," by Lenhart M. and colleagues.

  • What's wrong with this patient? Cartwright, Brenda A.; Gillen, Patrick B. // RN;Jul2002, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p37 

    Focuses on the treatment of peristomal variceal bleeding. Cause of the bleeding; Signs and symptoms of portal hypertension; Effectiveness of treatment measures; Reference on the case of 68-year-old man with a colostomy pouch full of blood.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics