Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Karen E. Kim

Part of the Clinical Gastroenterology book series (CG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Phillip Chung, Karen E. Kim
      Pages 3-7
  3. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Christian Stevoff, Ikuo Hirano
      Pages 11-34
    3. Gregory M. Bolduc, David A. Peura
      Pages 35-56
    4. Robert S. Bresalier
      Pages 57-74
    5. Thomas W. Faust, Paul T. Kefalides
      Pages 97-110
    6. Hemant K. Roy, Nuri Ozden
      Pages 111-133
    7. George A. Sarosi Jr., Robert V. Rege
      Pages 135-148
  4. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Joseph J. Vicari, James T. Frakes
      Pages 163-174
    3. Jeffrey L. Barnett, Leonard G. Quallich
      Pages 175-198
    4. Sharon G. Gregorcyk, Robert V. Rege
      Pages 219-231
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-277

About this book


Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding accounts for over 300,000 hospitalizations per year and has high morbidity and mortality in those who go undiagnosed. In Dr. Karen Kim's Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment, leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, surgery, and radiology comprehensively review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute bleeding disorders of the GI tract. The authors break down acute bleeding into upper and lower GI tract sources and provide a differential diagnosis for each disease, evidence-based algorithms for clinical practice, treatment modalities for its management, and standards of care. General approaches to the acute GI bleeding patient are discussed in terms of supportive care, early detection, and determination of upper vs lower GI bleed, when to transfuse, as well as early predictors of morbidity and mortality. The authors outline the many dilemmas faced by physicians in their approach to their patients, such as localization of the bleeding source (upper vs lower), the need and timing for emergency endoscopy, and the timing for radiologic intervention and/or surgery.
Authoritative and clinically focused, Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment offers practicing clinicians-including primary care and emergency physicians, gastroenterologists, and those in clinical training-a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of this extremely common, and sometimes fatal, medical problem.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karen E. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of GastroenterologyUniversity of Chicago HospitalsChicagoUSA

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