Posts Tagged ‘Peptic ulcers’

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Posted by • June 16th, 2016

Peptic ulcers, which are primarily due to Helicobacter pylori infection or the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), occur in the stomach or duodenum and are the most frequent cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Most patients who are hospitalized with upper gastrointestinal bleeding should undergo endoscopy within 24 hours, after appropriate resuscitation and transfusion to… Read More…

Transfusion Strategy in Upper GI Bleeding

Posted by • January 2nd, 2013

A 55-year old man presents to the Emergency Department, weak and dizzy following three episodes of dark, blood-streaked emesis. He’s a long-time drinker with hepatitis C and peptic ulcer disease. Knowing the danger of an upper gastrointestinal bleed, you quickly place two large-bore IV’s and begin volume resuscitation with fluids. Labs return with a hemoglobin level of… Read More…