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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Endovascular Interventions|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Case-Based Approach|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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