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Erythromycin infusion prior to endoscopy for acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding: a pilot randomized controlled trial
Hee Kyong Na, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Dong Woo Seo, Hyun Lim, Ji Yong Ahn, Jeong Hoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Jin-Ho Kim
Korean J Intern Med.
2017;32(6):1002-1009. Published online March 28, 2017
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage in order to improve the quality of visualization during emergency upper endoscopy. Methods: We performed a prospective randomized pilot study. Patients presented with hematemesis or melena..
Predictors for the need for endoscopic therapy in patients with presumed acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Su Sun Kim, Kyung Up Kim, Sung Jun Kim, Seung In Seo, Hyoung Su Kim, Myoung Kuk Jang, Hak Yang Kim, Woon Geon Shin
Received December 8, 2016 Accepted July 6, 2017 Published online December 15, 2017
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Background/Aims: Selecting patients with an urgent need for endoscopic hemostasis is difficult based only on simple parameters of presumed acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This study assessed easily applicable factors to predict cases in need of urgent endoscopic hemostasis due to acute upper ..
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