Safety and efficacy of over-the-scope clips versus standard therapy for high-risk nonvariceal upper GI bleeding: systematic review and meta-analysis

Post written by Jay Bapaye, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA. This study compared the safety and efficacy of over-the-scope clips (OTSCs) and standard therapy for high-risk nonvariceal upper GI bleeding (NVUGIB). Upper GI bleeding carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic therapy aims at achieving …

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Derivation and validation of Re.Co.De death score risk in patients with acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding

Post written by Riccardo Marmo, MD, from the Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, “L. Curto” Hospital, Salerno, Italy, and Cristina Bucci, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Unit, AORN Santobono-Pausillipon Napoli, Naples, Italy. Despite the advances in managing acute upper GI bleeding, it remains a common emergency in clinical practice with a high mortality rate. Different clinical …

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Visibility during endoscopic hemostasis

Jun Chul Park, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, in Seoul, Korea discusses this article "Factors that affect visibility during endoscopic hemostasis for upper GI bleeding: a prospective study." In our study, we attempted to determine the factors that might be …

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Editor’s Choice- Upper GI hemorrhage mortality is decreasing

This month's Editor's Choice article comes from Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, MD, FASGE. She recommends the article "The in-hospital mortality rate for upper GI hemorrhage has decreased over 2 decades in the United States: a nationwide analysis" by Marwan S. Abougergi, MD, Anne C. Travis, MD, MSc, and John R. Saltzman, MD from the Division of Gastroenterology, …

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