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TitleAcute Gastrointestinal Bleeding [electronic resource] : Diagnosis and Treatment / edited by Karen E. Kim
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-299-9
Descript XII, 278 p. 31 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding accounts for over 300,000 hospitalizations per year and has high morbidity and mortality in those who go undiagnosed. In Dr. Karen Kim's Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment, leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, surgery, and radiology comprehensively review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of acute bleeding disorders of the GI tract. The authors break down acute bleeding into upper and lower GI tract sources and provide a differential diagnosis for each disease, evidence-based algorithms for clinical practice, treatment modalities for its management, and standards of care. General approaches to the acute GI bleeding patient are discussed in terms of supportive care, early detection, and determination of upper vs lower GI bleed, when to transfuse, as well as early predictors of morbidity and mortality. The authors outline the many dilemmas faced by physicians in their approach to their patients, such as localization of the bleeding source (upper vs lower), the need and timing for emergency endoscopy, and the timing for radiologic intervention and/or surgery. Authoritative and clinically focused, Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Diagnosis and Treatment offers practicing clinicians-including primary care and emergency physicians, gastroenterologists, and those in clinical training-a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of this extremely common, and sometimes fatal, medical problem


CONTENT

I. Epidemiology -- 1 Epidemiology of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- II. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 2 Nonvariceal Esophageal Bleeding -- 3 Helicobacter pylori and Peptic Ulcer Disease -- 4 Medical Therapy for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis: When and With What? -- 5 Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug (NSAID)-Induced Gastropathy -- 6 Portal Hypertensive Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 7 Obscure Causes of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 8 Surgical Approach to Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- III. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 9 Infectious and Inflammatory Causes of Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 10 Acute Bleeding from Diverticulosis and lschemic Colitis -- 11 Radiation Proctopathy and Anorectal Diseases -- 12 Obscure Causes of Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 13 Surgical Approach to Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding -- 14 Radiologic Evaluation and Intervention in the Acute Gastrointestinal Bleed


Medicine Gastroenterology Medicine & Public Health Gastroenterology



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