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Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

  • Moshe Schein

Abstract

The way surgeons consider acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGI-H) has been modified over recent years by the following factors:
  • Due to the availability of modern anti-ulcer pharmacological therapy the incidence of active and poorly controlled peptic ulcers is declining.

  • The introduction of anti-Helicobacter therapy has reduced the incidence of ulcer’s recurrence.

  • The availability of methods to achieve trans-endoscopic hemostasis of bleeding ulcers.

  • Consequently, you are becoming less and less familiar and skilled with the operative management of this condition. Therefore, you need to listen to us ...

Keywords

Duodenal Ulcer Gastric Ulcer Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Zollinger Ellison Syndrome Chronic Ulcer 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Schein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.New York Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA

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