GI tract

Early but not urgent is the best endoscopy timing for acute upper GI bleeding

For patients presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding the best outcomes are achieved when endoscopy is done early but not within an urgent, six hour, timeframe, research shows. The findings confirm previous suggestions that endoscopic intervention is best done within 24 hours of admission, after patients have had appropriate resuscitation and medical optimisation, Singapore researchers ...

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