Treating the patient with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage.


The basic approach to a patient with upper GI hemorrhage is primarily stabilization of any hemodynamic insufficiency. A patient history that includes alcohol abuse, ulcer disease, or esophageal varices may call for immediate endoscopy. Approximately 20% of all patients fail to respond to any therapy except surgery; however, a majority of patients who… (More)


Cite this paper

@article{Pingleton1983TreatingTP, title={Treating the patient with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage.}, author={Susan K. Pingleton}, journal={Geriatrics}, year={1983}, volume={38 8}, pages={61-4, 69, 72} }