Treatment of Patients at High Risk for Recurrent Bleeding from a Peptic Ulcer

  title={Treatment of Patients at High Risk for Recurrent Bleeding from a Peptic Ulcer},
  author={D. Jensen},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • D. Jensen
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • The management of patients with severe ulcer hemorrhage is rapidly changing. A decade ago, physicians called a general surgeon for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Now, they call an endoscopist (usually a gastroenterologist) to assist in initial management (1). Although some use clinical criteria, such as Rockall scores (2), to triage patients to different levels of hospital care, the current standard of care is early panendoscopy to establish a specific diagnosis, identify predictors of more… CONTINUE READING
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