Endoscopic Management of Acute Bleeding from a Peptic Ulcer

August 20, 2010

Presented by the New England Journal of Medicine, this video focuses specifically on endoscopic management of acute bleeding from a peptic ulcer.

Acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which is defined as bleeding proximal to the ligament of Treitz, is a prevalent and clinically significant condition with important implications for healthcare costs worldwide. Negative outcomes include rebleeding and death; many of the deaths are associated with decompensation of coexisting medical conditions precipitated by the acute bleeding event. This video focuses specifically on endoscopic management of acute bleeding from a peptic ulcer.