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What Is the Optimal Resuscitation of the Patient with a Gastrointestinal Bleed?

  • Kathleen Ogle
  • Andrew C. MeltzerEmail author
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Abstract

Hemodynamic resuscitation is a critical component of early management for patients presenting with GI bleeding. Resuscitation includes intravenous crystalloid fluid or blood products. Unstable patients require multiple blood products, and protocols established in trauma literature for massive transfusion can be applied for patients with severe GI bleeds.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal hemorrhage Risk stratification Early management Restrictive versus liberal transfusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineGeorge Washington University School of Medicine & Health SciencesWashington, DCUSA

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