Emerging endoscopic therapies for nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Louis M. Wong Kee Song, Michael J. Levy

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Abstract

Several new devices and innovative adaptations of existing modalities have emerged as primary, adjunctive, or rescue therapy in endoscopic hemostasis of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. These techniques include over-the-scope clip devices, hemostatic sprays, cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic suturing, and endoscopic ultrasound-guided angiotherapy. This review highlights the technical aspects and clinical applications of these devices in the context of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-737
Number of pages17
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Cryotherapy
  • EUS-guided angiotherapy
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Hemostasis
  • Hemostatic spray
  • Nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Over-the-scope clip
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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