ICU Protocols pp 285-291 | Cite as

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding



Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding originates proximal to the ligament of Treitz, from the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Acute UGI bleeding is a common medical emergency, which carries a significant mortality risk. Initial triage, assessment, and prompt action can save lives.


Variceal Bleeding Endoscopic Therapy Endoscopic Hemostasis Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Stent Shunting Early Endoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyAsian Institute of GastroenterologyHyderabadIndia

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