Monthly Archives: April 2014

GI Imaging, Questions

Our second GI topic for April: 1. When do you get abdominal plain films before CT in suspected small bowel obstruction? 2. How do plain films guide your management in patients with suspected intraperitoneal free air? 3. When do you … Continue reading

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Upper GI Bleeding, “Answers”

1. Do you use a PPI infusion in patients with undifferentiated UGIB? Acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIB) is a potentially life threatening condition caused by a number of etiologies. It is defined as any lesion causing bleeding proximal to the … Continue reading

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Upper GI Bleeding, Questions

1. Do you use a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) infusion in patients with undifferentiated upper GI bleeding (UGIB)? 2. Do you use octreotide in patients with bleeding varices? 3. In which patients with UGIB do you place a nasogastric tube … Continue reading

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