Acta chirurgica iugoslavica 2007 Volume 54, Issue 1, Pages: 9-20
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Gastrointestinalno krvarenje - krvarenje iz gornjih delova digestivnog sistema
Peško P., Jovanović I.
Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding represents the commonest emergency managed by gastroenterologists utilizing substantial clinical and economic resources. Manifestations of GI bleeding depend upon its localization, magnitude and co-morbidity. Although endoscopic haemostasis has significantly improved the outcome of patients with upper GI bleeding, in some cases patients continue to bleed or rebleed after initial control requiring early elective surgery in order to decrease mortality. Despite recent advances in, both, endoscopic and surgical therapy, mortality rates have remained essentially unchanged at 6-15%.
Keywords: upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, haemostasis, surgery
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