A randomized controlled trial of gastric lavage prior to endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

@article{Lee2004ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of gastric lavage prior to endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.},
  author={S. D. Lee and David J. Kearney},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={861-5}
}
GOALS We hypothesized that large volume gastric lavage prior to endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding would improve the quality of endoscopic examination. BACKGROUND Blood retained in the stomach can impair visualization during esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a retained gastric fundic pool during endoscopy may have worse outcomes than patients without a retained fundic pool. No trials to date have evaluated if large volume… CONTINUE READING