Endovascular therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

Grace Knuttinen, Adam Isadore

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Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common gastrointestinal disorder with over 300,000 hospital admissions per year. There is significant mortality associated with acute gastrointestinal bleeding with rates between 10 % and up to 40 % if there is associated hemodynamic instability. GI bleeding can be categorized into either upper (UGIB) or lower GI bleeding (LGIB). UGIB is significantly more common, accounts for approximately 75 % of all GI bleeds, and is defined as occurring proximal to the ligament of Treitz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndovascular Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781461473121
ISBN (Print)9781461473114
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Knuttinen, G., & Isadore, A. (2014). Endovascular therapies for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. In Endovascular Interventions: A Case-Based Approach (pp. 929-933). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7312-1_75