Argon plasma coagulation for the endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal tumor bleeding: A retrospective comparison with a non-treated historical cohort.

@article{Martins2016ArgonPC,
  title={Argon plasma coagulation for the endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal tumor bleeding: A retrospective comparison with a non-treated historical cohort.},
  author={Bruno da Costa Martins and Stephanie Wodak and Carla Cristina Gusmon and Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro and F{\'a}bio Shiguehissa Kawaguti and Elisa Ryoka Baba and Caterina Mp Pennacchi and Marcelo Simas de Lima and Ulysses Ribeiro and Fauze Maluf-Filho},
  journal={United European gastroenterology journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          49-54
        }
}
BACKGROUND The endoscopic use of argon plasma coagulation (APC) to achieve hemostasis for upper gastrointestinal tumor bleeding (UGITB) has not been adequately evaluated in controlled trials. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of APC for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding from malignant lesions. METHODS Between January and September 2011, all patients with UGITB underwent high-potency APC therapy (up to 70 Watts). This group was compared with a historical cohort of… CONTINUE READING
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