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1 Tad Kim, M.D. Connie Lee, M.D. Michael Hong, M.D. Upper GI HemorrhageTad Kim, M.D.Connie Lee, M.D.Michael Hong, M.D.
2 Definitions Enzymatic breakdown UGIH = proximal to ligament of Treitz Hematemesis = vomiting blood - bright red or coffee-ground (typically UGI source)Melena = black tarry stool (often UGI)Enzymatic breakdownHematochezia = bloody stool (LGI > UGI)Blood as cathartic agentOccult blood = UGI or LGI source
4 Initial Evaluation Evaluate ABCs/PE: Can the pt protect his airway? Is the pt hemodynamically unstable?Does the pt have adequate IV access, Foley, NGT?Resuscitate as appropriateOrders: NPO, IVF, NGT to LCWS, Foley, HOB>30, continuous pulse oximetry & telemetryLabs: type & cross, CBC, INR/PT/PTT, BMP, LFTsAdditional question to ask yourself:Does the pt require a higher level of care?
5 H&PRisk factors: age, oral anticoagulant use, h/o prior GIB, PUD, NSAID use, alcohol/tobacco use, liver disease / portal HTN, burn/trauma, severe vomiting, h/o H. pylori, GI instrumentation, AAA repairHistory: OPQRST, PMHx, PSHx, Meds, ALL, SHx.Symptoms: none postural hypotension, exertional dyspneaCoffee ground emesis (UGI)PE: remember to examine for signs of cirrhosis & portal HTN (ascites, caput medusa, rectal varices)Tests: T&C, CBC, coags, BMP, LFT, CXR/KUB
6 Management Assess magnitude of hemorrhage Place 2 large-bore IV, volume resuscitation w/ isotonic IVF. Be prepared to transfuse blood.Place NGT & lavage, place FoleyNG lavage can identify UGIMonitor for continued blood lossStart proton pump inhibitor (PPI) infusionFor varices: start octreotide infusionReduces portal pressure, vasoconstricts