Treatment of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

PURPOSE The etiology, pathophysiology, prognostic factors, pharmacologic treatment, and pharmacoeconomic considerations of nonvariceal upper-gastrointestinal-tract bleeding (UGB) are reviewed. SUMMARY UGB is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. While UGB can be caused by a wide variety of medical conditions, 50% of UGB cases are caused by… CONTINUE READING