Prokinetics in acute upper GI bleeding: a meta-analysis.

  title={Prokinetics in acute upper GI bleeding: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Alan N Barkun and Marc Bardou and Myriam Martel and Ian Mark Gralnek and Joseph Jao Yiu Sung},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={72 6},
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest that administration of prokinetics before gastroscopy may be useful in patients with acute upper GI bleeding (UGIB). Published studies are limited in the number of subjects evaluated, and the conclusions are disparate. OBJECTIVE To assess the evidence of administering prokinetic agents before EGD in acute UGIB. DESIGN AND SETTING Comprehensive literature searches from 1990 to January 2010 were performed. We selected for meta-analysis randomized trials… CONTINUE READING