What is the role of medications in the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Rebleeding in patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage (UGIB) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality; therefore, prevention of rebleeding is the major goal of therapy.


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